FAQ

FAQ

by Oct 17, 20191 comment

HOW DO BOOKINGS AND CONSULTATIONS WORK?

For more elaborate projects, we recommend booking an appointment in advance.

After viewing our portfolios, you can book an appointment with your chosen artist via phone or email.

Consultations are free of charge and commitment-free meetings to discuss your ideas and the design of your future tattoo. There is no obligation of any kind. If you wish to go ahead with the tattoo, a deposit will be necessary to secure the booking. Once a booking is made, the artist will draw and create the design for you. The deposit will be deducted from the final cost of your tattoo project. There is no charge for custom drawings. No hidden costs.

DOES SACRED GOLD DO WALK-IN TATTOOS?

Small and straightforward tattoos can be completed on the same day without an appointment, depending on the artist availability.

For more elaborate projects, we recommend booking an appointment in advance.

 

HOW DO CUSTOM DESIGNS WORK?

Custom tattoo designs are usually prepared either a few days before the appointment or drawn freehand on the day, depending on each artist’s preferences. 

Each artist has a busy work schedule of drawing and designing on a daily basis, so unless it is pre-discussed, drawings are not shown until the day of the first appointment. Please feel free to speak to your artist if you would prefer to see the design beforehand. Please remember, not all tattoo artists offer this service, and it is at their discretion. 

CAN I ASK FOR ALTERATIONS AND CHANGES ON MY CUSTOM DESIGN?

At Sacred Gold, our policy is to make all modifications, if necessary, in person on the day of the tattoo as small changes can easily be made on the spot.          

Please be aware it is your responsibility to choose the right artist for your custom tattoo before leaving a deposit. You may ask for as many consultations as necessary to ensure you are entirely happy and confident with the artist of your future tattoo. 

If you change your mind or wish to make significant changes to your design, resulting in new artwork being drawn, or if you want to change the artist you may be asked to pay a new deposit.

HOW CAN I GET A QUOTE?

Upon booking smaller tattoos, we can provide an exact quote. Larger tattoos are charged by the hour or by the session.

Each artist has a different hourly and day rate based on their experience and style. All of this information will be made clear before you commit to your booking.

We take tattooing our clients very seriously, and we understand that the customer may need to prepare physically and mentally as well as financially.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A TATTOO SESSION?
Make sure you are well fed. Empty stomach or fasting is not advised. A good night’s sleep will also help to keep the energy level high to endure the session. Due to the current global pandemic, we ask customers to come alone for your tattoo appointment, no friends nor family members are allowed.
CAN I PAY WITH CARD?
Yes, card payments, as well as cash, are accepted, there is a cash machine a couple of meters from the studio.
CAN I GET TATTOOED WHILE UNDERAGE, WITH PERMISSION MY PARENTAL CONSENT?

At Sacred Gold, and by law, only people aged 18 or over are allowed to get tattooed. You will be asked to provide a valid form of ID (Passport, Driving Licence or Citizencard) before the session starts.

IS MY DEPOSIT REFUNDABLE?

Make sure you are committed to your tattoo as the deposit is not refundable. You can have as many consultations with your artist as you need before committing.

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY DEPOSIT IF I CANNOT MAKE MY APPOINTMENT OR NEED TO RESCHEDULE?

48hrs notice is required to keep your deposit for rebooking. If you don’t give us the required notice or don’t show up on the day of your appointment, you will lose your deposit.

 

THE ARTIST HAS FINISHED MY TATTOO. WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE?

Tattoo aftercare begins at the tattoo parlour. Once the tattoo session is finished the artist will apply a thin layer of Vaseline or moisturiser over the entire area and cover it with plastic wrap or bandage. This should stay on for at least 2 hours. This covering protects the open skin from bacteria, sunlight, and from rubbing against clothing.

At home:

Wash your hands, then in a clean environment, remove the covering. The tattoo should be washed with soap and warm water. Please avoid anything with strong fragrances; milder is always better. 

After washing, you should pat the skin dry with a clean paper towel and allow it to air-dry for up to 1 hour. When the area is completely dry, apply a thin layer of moisturiser to the tattoo but leave it uncovered to allow the skin to breathe. Then, at bedtime, the fresh tattoo must be covered with a plastic film. Repeat daily, always keep your new tattoo clean. 

After the third day:

Gently apply some light moisturiser lotion – baseline dry skin or cocoa butter – once a day. Apply a thin layer as your skin needs to be able to breathe. Your new tattoo will heal naturally on its own.

Keep your tattoo clean. We advise avoiding swimming, sunbathing or fake tan for at least ten days.

Don’t wear tight clothing over your tattoo that can cause friction. Always keep in mind that your skin is desperate for fresh air to recover.

Don’t pick scabs while it is healing, be patient and treat your tattoo with love that is the most significant aftercare.

We advise keeping your tattoo moisturised for at least two weeks. A few weeks of care and attention is worthwhile for something that will make you proud and happy for years to come. The better you care for your tattoo now, the brighter and more stunning the outcome will be.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKES FOR A TATTOO TO FULLY HEAL?
Generally, it will look healed within 2-3 weeks. However, it could appear slightly shiny for a while longer. The skin below the surface layers usually takes longer to recover, sometimes up to 2-4 months. 
WHEN CAN I GO BACK TO GYM AND EXERCISE?
Exercise should be fine after 24 hours unless there is discomfort during the training. We recommend not doing any activity that involves stretching of the freshly tattooed skin. 

FOLLOWING THE RECOMMENDED AFTERCARE WILL PROMOTE THE BEST HEALING OF YOUR TATTOO.

DO YOU HAVE ANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS? PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL AND WE WILL BE GLAD TO HELP YOU.