FAQ's

How do I make an initial tattoo enquiry?

You can make an appointment to come into the studio any day that we are open and have a chat with one of the tattooists. Alternatively you can fill in the “contact us” form, shoot us an email or drop us a line on Facebook or even slide into our DM’s on Instagram! We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible, but as all our staff multitask, please allow us time to respond.  In order to get an accurate response, please give us as much information about your tattoo idea as possible, including size, placement and colour. 

Do I have to book an appointment?

YES!

We will always try to fit you in as soon as we possibly can, but we book up very quickly. Following the Covid-19 outbreak, all our services are now appointment only, including piercings, jewellery shopping and tattoo consultations. You must have an appointment to come into the shop.  It is always worth getting in touch to see if we can fit you in that day though.

Once your appointment has been booked, you will receive information about attending your appointment, and links to a consent form. This form is required by East Cheshire Council, and must be filled in before you attend your appointment. If you do not attend your appointment without prior notice you will not automatically be offered another slot and any further appointments will be solely at the discretion of the artist/piercer you were booked in with, their decision is final.

Do you offer consultations?

We offer a free consultation service. These appointments are usually around 15 minutes long and are a chance for you to have a chat with the tattooist or piercer about your ideas and go over any questions you may have regarding size, placement etc. We will then be able to give you an idea of cost and timescale. 

You can book your consultation online using the link on the booking page. 

Please note that we DO NOT draw up designs unless we have a confirmed appointment with a deposit paid. 

We do not charge for these appointments, but we take “no shows” as seriously as we do for our paid slots. If you do not attend, you will not be offered another appointment.

 

What do I need to know before my appointment?

You MUST be over 18 in order to get tattooed, it is the law. There is no such thing as parental consent for getting tattooed. Valid photographic ID will be required on the day of your appointment. We reserve the right to refuse to tattoo anyone we believe to be under the age of 18.

We cannot carry out any procedure on anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding.

Please consult your GP before getting tattooed if you are taking blood thinning/heart medication, or have had recent surgery.

Following the Covid-19 outbreak, we will be emailing or texting you our consent forms before your appointment, these MUST be filled in and returned at least 24 hours before your appointment. Failure to return your form could result in your appointment being cancelled and your deposit being lost.

What should I do on the day?

Make sure that you have eaten before you come in for your appointment, and avoid excessive amounts of alcohol the day before you are due in. We will not tattoo anyone that we believe to be under the influence of drink or drugs.

We will shave the area to be tattooed, please do not do this yourself

We politely ask that you refrain from bringing an entourage to your appointment, they can be more of a hindrance than a help. We are not able to accommodate anyone else at your appointment, so please come alone. Please do not bring anything with you that you are not going to need for your appointment, such as gym bags and shopping.

Are there any tattoos that you refuse to do?

The tattooists reserve the right to refuse to carry out any tattoo design. We don’t tattoo palms of hands, sides of fingers or the inside of lips, these areas are difficult to heal, and can “blow out” or fade completely.

We don’t do white ink tattoos.

Tattoos on the tops of hands, neck and head area require an in-person consultation and are entirely at the discretion of the tattooist.

How much will my tattoo cost?

We have a minimum charge of £50. Large pieces are usually carried out at an hourly rate, whilst smaller pieces are priced individually. We will always try to give you a rough idea of the cost of your tattoo, but please be aware that several factors outside of the tattooist control can affect the length of time your tattoo takes.

We take deposits for ALL appointments, if you have not paid your deposit at least 2 weeks prior to your appointment, it will be cancelled. 

If you cancel your appointment with less than 48 hours notice, you will lose your deposit. If you do not attend your appointment, you will lose your deposit and will be required to pay for your next appointment in full, in advance. 

We care about the health of all our clients. That is why we would ask that you be considerate of the staff and other clients at the studio and reschedule your appointment if you are sick, have had bouts of vomiting and/or diarrhoea or have a fever.  

In cases of illness, 12 hours notice will be acceptable and will ensure the carry-over of your deposit.

If you attend your appointment and are deemed too ill to sit for your appointment, your booking will be cancelled and your deposit lost.

 

All deposits are non refundable.

**AS OF 1st JANUARY 2022, OUR HOURLY RATE AND MINIMUM CHARGE WILL BE £60**

Do you do piercings or sell jewellery?

Yes we do! We carry out all non-intimate piercings (Nothing below the belt!). We only use implant grade, internally threaded jewellery, recognised by piercing industry experts (UKAPP) as the best initial piercing material available, and stock beautiful attachments and jewellery from premium suppliers such as Anatometal, Industrial Strength, BVLA, and Danila Tarcinale.

We are also able to custom order high end precious metal and gemstone items.

You can purchase beautiful jewellery from us by following this link www.artmageddonstore.co.uk

Do you offer permanent make up and Scalp Ttreatments?

Yes we do! Yvonne completed training with world renowned trainer Abigail Konechny and is also trained in scalp micropigmentation.  If you are interested in a permanent make-up treatment for eyebrows, eyeliner or lip liner/blush, or in scalp micropigmentation for hair loss or a fuller looking hair line, please get in touch with Yvonne via our Facebook page. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, as Yvonne regular does “model calls” for treatments at vastly reduced rates, and there may even be a giveaway or 2 in there!

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept cash, all major credit and debit cards for appointments with Dave. All appointments with James are cash only. We also sell gift vouchers which can be used for appointments with either tattooist, for piercings and for permanent make up appointments. 

Gift vouchers can be purchased from the studio, or by using the handy link on the “Gift Vouchers” page, and can be emailed or posted to the lucky recipient! Gift vouchers are valid for 6 months, hold no cash value and cannot be exchanged for cash. We do not give change for purchases made with gift vouchers. 

Gift vouchers can be used as payment towards Tattoo, Piercing and Permanent Make-Up appointments, just let us know at the time of booking that you would like to redeem your vouchers.

Gift vouchers cannot be used for purchasing jewellery. 

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