Getting a tattoo

Everything you need to know about getting a new tattoo, including: preliminary planning, how to choose the right tattoo design for you, how to pick the right colors that will stand the test of time, how much your tattoo is likely going to cost, how to book your appointment with a tattoo artist, how to plan your visit to the studio, and what it’s going to feel like while getting a tattoo. We’ll also help to answer the most common questions at this stage of the process.

Preliminary Planning

Coming Up With Tattoo Ideas

Which Tattoo Colors Work Best?

Did you know that some tattoo inks are much more durable and vibrant than others once set into your skin? We reveal everything about tattoo colors here.

Tattoo Styles

What Are Negative Space Tattoos?

Negative space tattoos have become increasingly popular lately. Learn what negative space tattoos are, as well as the best tattoo styles to match them with.

Colors & Fading

How Long Do Finger Tattoos Last?

It’s true that some finger tattoos can fade comparitively quickly compared to other areas, but this isn’t always the case depending on a variety of factors.

How Long Do Lip Tattoos Last?

Out of all the places on the body, getting a tattoo on the lip can be especially painful. We explain how bad the pain is, and share tips on reducing pain.

Tattoo Costs

Booking Your Appointment

How To Book A Tattoo Appointment

Booking your first tattoo appointment can be incredibly daunting. However, with our tips, you’ll be able to book your session with no worries whatsoever.

How To Find A Good Tattoo Artist – Top Tips

Finding A Tattoo Artist – What To Look For Finding a tattoo artist can be tricky if you don’t know where to start. There are a number of different things you should look for when choosing the best artist to do the work. Tattoos are for life, so selecting an artist is not a decision

How To Email A Tattoo Artist

Getting in touch with a high quality tattoo artist can be tough. Here are our top tips for emailing your thoughts and ideas across to your preferred person.

How Do Tattoo Deposits Work?

It’s not uncommon for a tattoo artist or studio to charge a deposit fee before they can work on your tattoo. Read on to understand how tattoo deposits work.

Tattoo Preparation

What To Eat Before Getting A Tattoo

Many new tattoo owners wonder what to eat before getting a tattoo and if this even matters at all. It does! Find out how best to prepare through food, here.

At Your Tattoo Sitting

Getting A Tattoo - FAQs

Can You Get a Tattoo While Drunk?

Getting a tattoo can be a fantastic experience. Should you try to enhance it by drinking alcohol? The short answer is a resounding NO! Read on to see why.

Can You Get a Tattoo While Pregnant?

Getting a tattoo carries risks – especially when getting tattooed while pregnant. Learn more about the dangers associated with tattoos and pregnancy here.

Can You Get A Tattoo Over Moles?

Just because you have plenty of moles doesn’t mean it’s impossible to get a nice tattoo. However, there are a few important things to consider first.

Can You Get a Tattoo While Sick?

Come down with a cold just before your tattoo session and wondering if you can still go? Let us fill you in on how being sick affects the tattooing process.

Can You Get A Tattoo Over Freckles?

If you’re concerned about tattooing over that beautiful freckled skin of yours, then there are some things you need to check out first. We reveal all.