"Tattoo: A combination
of belief, fact and fiction transfering fleeting thoughts into mortal
permanence, disfiguring as to adorn." -
Peter 'Pedro' Baldwin 2003
Don't be so stupid, of course
it bloody hurts!!!!! No, seriously, depending on how well you
manage pain, it usually only causes some slight discomfort and
can feel either slightly irritating or annoying to possible
slight pain, similar to gravel rash.
Mick is a Professional Artist.
If you can Imagine it, he can Design & Tattoo it. Artwork
especially created for you may require an art fee to be paid
in advance to the design being produced. All Artwork and Designs
remain the property of Maiden Ink Tattoos until Tattoo is completed
and paid for in Full.
Remove dressing approx 1 - 2 hours after completion
of tattoo and wash with warm soapy water using only your hand
, giving it a good wash to remove any dried blood then pat dry
will a soft clean towel. Apply an antiseptic cream (we use and
recommend Bepanthan) rubbing into skin like a moisturiser, the
area should not become soggy, nor should it become dry. Repeat
this procedure 2-3 times /day until healed. Site will peel a
bit like sunburn approx 5-8 days after receiving tattoo. Under
no circumstances should your pick at, touch or rub tattooed
area other than when cleaning and with clean hands. Ensure that
site is kept clean and protected until healed.
When your Tattoo is healing, It is detrimental that you do not
submerge it in water. Especially Salt water. This can cause
harm to your wonderful artwork. When you are in doubt about
this.. Please, come in and let your tattoo artist examine your
tattoo and he will tell you.
You MUST be at least 18
years of age. IT'S THE LAW. You MUST produce photo I.D. and
NO, You WILL NOT get a tattoo even if you bring in or have permission
from a Parent or Legal Guardian.
No! We DO NOT allow children
under the age of 15 in to the studio. We are doing work that
is very VERY VERY important to our clients. Even if your child
is a little angel and The Milk of Human Kindness, Other people
have little Caffeine Saturated Maniacs. We cannot allow your
bundle of joy in the shop and make them keep their Hyperactive
Son of Satan out. As you can appreciate, tattoos are permanent
and the last thing any of us need is disruptions while trying
to create your master piece.
Pregnant women shouldn't
get a tattoo, and people with a lot of chemical sensitivities
or allergies should at least discuss this with their artist
and doctor prior to getting work done, please advise us of these
situations at out initial consultation. Anyone with immuno-depressed
diseases or have difficulty healing on their own should seek
advice. It is best to be in good health at the time of getting
your Body Art. Please do not come into the studio if you have
colds and flu's and do not arrange for Tattooing if you have
unhealed sores or skin conditions.
No! Tattoo needles are
not hollow and do not puncture the skin deep enough to transfer
the HIV virus. The needles we use are single use only and have
been sterilized under our strict sterilization procedures in
a Hospital grade autoclave. The inks that are used on you are
single service. Nothing is reused to prevent any chance of cross
That depends completely
on the design you choose. Smaller tattoos cost on an average
of $50. They go up from there. Arm bands average from $120 -
$220. This should give you a general idea of pricing. Exact
quotes can only be offered on designs of the wall, original
tattoos are charged at an hourly rate. We can offer estimates,
but this can change depending on the size and detail of your
new Tattoo and the time spent creating it.
Come on Folks, This is how
we make a living, feed our families and pay our bills! Our prices
are more than fair! The kinda deal we can give you is we will
do a Great job on your tattoo and you will pay us for what that
tattoo is worth. Remember: Good Tattoos aren't Cheap and Cheap
Tattoo's aren't Good!!!!
If you cut yourself bad
enough to scar then yes it will scar leaving a white line where
the injury was. After approx 6 months, your Tattoo can be reworked
to cover up any scaring.
You have to take some precautions
with your Body Art. When you go out into the sun make sure you
use Sun Block on your tattoo. The sun will fade your tattoo
very quickly without protection. You have to take care of it.
Other than sun damage your Tattoo should still look good for
If you arrive at the studio
and there is a wait, please be patient. We don't rush our ART.
Your time is important and so is the person in the chair. Ask
how long until your turn and go grab a snack. You don't want
us rushing do you, when there are people in line after you.
??? The best bet is to make a formal appointment and that way
you are sure to get your work done at a certain time. Making
an advanced booking does require a small deposit to be paid
to secure the booking, this then comes off the final price of
The design is priced by
the amount of detail and time involved in creating your Body
Art. Larger designs obviously cost more than smaller designs.
No, you are paying for the
amount of time and work involved with putting the tattoo on.
You only pay for the time required to complete your Tattoo,
coloured inks are the same price as black, but rule of thumb
is coloured Tattoos usually take a little longer to complete.