THE DESIGN PROCESS
CAN I BRING MY OWN DESIGN?
Yes! We would be happy to see your design and are always looking to challenge ourselves to create art in ways that we may not have considered previously.
However, if you are bringing your own design, we would strongly advise you work with your tattoo artist as well. Working with skin and the shape of your body is very different to a flat piece of paper and if the artist expresses concerns about translating your design, they are saying it for a reason!
WILL YOU SEND ME A DESIGN IN ADVANCE?
No! We are happy to discuss your ideas for a tattoo and find it very helpful to have an idea in advance of the session as to what we will be doing. However, we will not create a paper design in advance. The reason for this is that we believe that the key to a great tattoo is that it has been designed specifically for the individual and a part of that design is planning it around the contours of your body!
WHERE SHOULD I GET TATTOOED?
This is totally up to you! We are happy to discuss ideas and make suggestions but at the end of the day this art will be on your body forever and needs to be considered carefully before you begin. If you haven’t got any tattoos to begin with, we would not be willing to tattoo your head or hands as such tattoos require a lot of thought and are life changing.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
The total cost of any tattoo will depend on how long it takes to complete. Meela charges £125 per hour for her design and tattoo work and the final cost will be calculated based on this.
CAN YOU GIVE ME AN ESTIMATE?
Yes. By completing our contact form, we can give you a rough estimate of how long the tattoo is likely to take to complete. However, the total time will always depend on the intricacy of the final design and other physical factors such as how well your skin holds the ink. We believe that time should not be a factor when it comes to a tattoo. Whilst we will always try to work with our clients to complete work within the estimated time, we cannot guarantee this and do not want to sacrifice quality by rushing the work.
DO I NEED TO PAY A DEPOSIT?
We will take a deposit of £125 from you when we confirm a date for your booking. The deposit amount will be deducted from the overall cost of your tattoo but if your project requires multiple days, the deposit will be held until the final session and deducted from the final balance. In the event that you are unable to attend, the deposit is non refundable. If you inform us with sufficient notice, we will honour the existing deposit for a new date.
DO YOU OFFER DAY RATES?
No. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and believe that the only fair way to charge a tattoo would be based on how long it takes to complete.
HOW DO I PAY?
We can accept payment via Cash, PayPal or Bank Transfer. Please be aware that international bank transactions or PayPal transfers may also incur fees, for which, you will be responsible. For this reason, we would recommend payment by cash and we reserve the right to check you are able to pay for the tattoo before we begin!
Payment must be made before leaving the studio so make sure you have planned your payment in advance (for example, by adding us to your banking app prior to your visit). If you are here for several days, payment must be made at the end of each session.