Terms & Conditions

I want to make sure we’re both on the same page before you get tattooed by me. Please read my terms & conditions in full before paying your deposit. By placing a deposit, you are agreeing to these terms & conditions so if you have any questions about any of the terms, please ask before making payment. Failure to adhere to the terms may result in loss of deposit if you are in breach of these terms.

  • It is illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18. You must provide ID with proof of age. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of your appointment and loss of your deposit.
     
  • I cannot tattoo you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
     
  • Before your appointment, you’ll be required to fill out a consent form. Some medical conditions and medications can mean I cannot tattoo you. This includes but is not limited to a history of heart problems, blood pressure issues, suffer from any blood borne viruses, any condition that can cause additional bleeding, epilepsy or seizures, diabetes, eczema, psoriasis or other skin condition, allergies, etc. Please enquire before making your booking if you are unsure.
     
  • I am unable to tattoo areas of skin that show any signs of damage, inflammation, or infection on the day of your appointment. This includes sunburn; eczema; psoriasis; areas of skin being treated with steroids, topical steroid withdrawal, acne; cuts; cracked, broken, or peeling skin; blisters; or scarring that hasn’t been approved by me to be tattooed. If you attend your appointment with an undisclosed skin condition that means we cannot proceed with the tattoo, you will lose your deposit and will not be tattooed.
     
  • Unless otherwise agreed, your tattoo design will be shown to you on the day of your appointment when you arrive. All designs are drawn in my own style as can be seen on my portfolio, and in accordance with any references I send to you.
     
  • If you attend your appointment having applied numbing cream without it being agreed upon beforehand, you will lose your deposit and I will be unable to tattoo you (especially if you use numbing cream brands that the FDA warn against using, including any numbing creams without specific ingredients listed). Numbing cream can cause reactions ranging from swelling to allergic reactions and can also complicate the healing process leading to your tattoo not healing as well. Complications associated with numbing cream are the client’s responsibility. Therefore, any client using numbing cream will need to pay for touch-ups at my full rate.
     
  • Aftercare must be followed, failure to do so can result in your tattoo healing badly, ink falling out, infection, etc. If it appears that aftercare is not followed, you will not be entitled to a free touch-up session.

Booking Your Appointment

  • A non-refundable deposit is required to secure your appointment and will be deducted from the total cost of your tattoo. The minimum deposit is £40 with full day deposits being £150 as standard. This will differ for larger and multi-day projects.
     
  • If you need to reschedule your appointment, I require a minimum of 10 days notice. If you need to reschedule within 72 hours, you will lose your deposit. If you no-show or cancel within 24 hours of your appointment, you will lose your deposit and may not be able to reschedule your appointment.
     
  • When choosing a date for your tattoo, please make sure you give yourself enough time to have a good night’s sleep beforehand, a full meal, and time to get home and rest afterwards.
     
  • A full day session is 11am-5pm (I am happy to accommodate other times on request). A full day session includes a 30 minute lunch break, plus smaller 5-10 minute breaks every hour.
     
  • I will send you a reservation email confirming the date and time of your appointment. Your booking will not be confirmed until your deposit is received.
     
  • I offer a free touch-up session if booked within three months of your appointment. Any touch-ups required as a result of poor aftercare, sun damage, etc are charged at my standard rate.
     
  • If I need to reschedule for any reason, you will be given priority for rebooking. I reserve some days each month to accommodate this as it’s unavoidable from time to time. Tattooing is a very physically strenuous job and being so close to another person means that if I am unwell, I will reschedule to prevent spreading illness.

Your Appointment

  • You must bring photo ID with you on the day of your appointment.
  • If you change your mind about what you want done, you must let me know a minimum of 14 days in advance. Any redraws necessary for a complete change of design will be charged at my hourly rate unless your design has not yet been started. Minor redraws that take under 30 minutes can be done on the day, but any larger redraws on the day will be charged at my hourly rate in addition to the cost of your tattoo.
     
  • If you feel unwell, please do not attend your appointment and give me as much notice as possible.
     
  • Please arrive on time for your appointment. If you are early, you will be asked to wait in our waiting area while I set up for your appointment. If you arrive before 11am, the studio will not be open and you may not be let in until 11am as we will be preparing and cleaning the studio for the day.
     
  • If you’re more than 20 minutes late, you’ll be charged at my hourly rate in addition to the cost of your tattoo for the lost time. If there’s not enough time to complete your tattoo during the remaining session before my next customer or the studio closes at 6pm, you will lose your deposit and I won’t be able to tattoo you.
     
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please remain in the waiting area until you are called through for your tattoo.
     
  • Timing given to complete your tattoo is an estimate based on multiple factors including sizing, placement, complexity of design, skin type, how much the customer moves during the session, number of breaks needed, etc. In order to ensure you get the best result possible, additional sessions may need to be booked in in order to finish your design. This will be charged at my standard rate unless agreed upon beforehand. The exception to this is my set price designs – I will make it clear if your design is a set price or not.
     
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and energy drinks 24 hours before your appointment.
     
  • Please eat before your appointment and bring along sugary snacks and drinks (don’t forget to check the label as a lot of these drinks are now sugar-free and contain sweetener instead which is not advisable during your tattoo). For longer sessions, bring a lunch with you – there are also nearby shops and a café that you can pop to if you need to grab something beforehand.
     
  • I work in an open-plan studio but privacy screens can be put up during your appointment if you would like.
     
  • I often take photographs and videos during the tattoo process to post on my website and on social media. If you wish for me not to take photos or videos of your tattoo, you must request this before booking as a large factor in my pricing is being able to use my work to promote myself. The only exception to this is tattoos in intimate areas – I will always ask for express permission to photograph any intimate tattoos before you book, as your consent and comfort is of the utmost importance to me. Those customers who have allowed me to take such photographs are also sent the photographs before they are posted online for them to approve beforehand – always censored, with the original images being permanently deleted. Videos of tattoos in intimate areas are never taken.
     
  • Please do not consume any alcohol or drugs before or during your appointment. If you arrive and appear to be intoxicated, you will lose your deposit and be asked to leave.
     
  • Tattoo aftercare instructions will be provided for you. It’s imperative that you follow aftercare advice as failure to do so can result in your tattoo healing badly or becoming infected. You will not be eligible for a free touch-up session if your tattoo shows signs of poor aftercare.
     
  • If additional sessions are required to complete your tattoo, these are charged at my standard hourly rate unless a price cap has been agreed upon.
     
  • You are welcome to bring a chaperone but please do not bring anyone under the age of 18 to your appointment. If your chaperone is distracting in any way, they may be asked to leave.
     
  • You are welcome to bring a chaperone but please do not bring anyone under the age of 18 to your appointment. If your chaperone is distracting in any way, they may be asked to leave.
     
  • I accept bank transfer or cash payments.
     
  • I reserve the right to refuse tattoo you for any reason.