FAQ


what services do you offer in your studio?

our studio offers body art tattooing services to persons over the age of 18. we do not offer body piercing or body modifications in our studio.


Tattoo Consultations and  Tattoo Appointments

to make an appointment with an artist for a tattoo consultation or tattoo appointment Please complete the enquiry form, call the studio on (02) 9550 4418  or visit us in person at the studio at 482 king street newtown during buisness hours (11am -7pm tuesday - sunday).

Please forward any reference pictures/drawings to thirteenfeettattoo@gmail.com.

Tattoo consultations are at no cost, as we want you to be as educated as possible before deciding to make your tattoo appointment. 

at your face to face consultation appointment in our studio your artist will discuss your design ideas with you, best placement options, time frame for completion, cost and then book your appointment/s to do your tattoo.

To secure any tattoo appointment a deposit is required. Deposit amounts vary on the appointment criteria/artwork and your artist will inform you at your consult the deposit amount required. The deposit will come off the cost of your tattoo on the day of your tattoo appointment. you cannot secure a tattoo appointment without a deposit. 

for clients travelling from a distance,interstate or overseas a consult can be done via email and a deposit to secure your tattoo appointment date can be paid via paypal or bank transfer. once your deposit is paid an appointment invite will be sent to you to accept.


pricing

minimum SPEND: $220 (FOR MOST TATTOOS UNDER 5CM)

hOURLY RATES: $220 - $250 (DEPENDING ON ARTIST)

FLAT FULL DAY RATE: OUR ARTISTS ALSO OFFER A FLAT FULL DAY RATE FOR LARGER WORK (LIKE DETAILED PORTRAITS, SLEEVES, BACK PIECES, TORSO PIECES, BODY SUITS ETC). YOUR ARTIST WILL DISCUSS THIS WITH YOU AT YOUR TATTOO CONSULTATION.

at your tattoo consultation, the artist will have a chat with you about your design ideas, placement, tattoo size, time frame to complete and then they will provide you with a quote. all of this information is needed to give a quote.


Cancellation Policy

A minimum of 24 hours notice is required to reschedule or cancel your booking, although we prefer as much notice as possible as our artists often prepare artwork ahead of their appointments. 

Unfortunately, if less than 24 hours notice is given your deposit will be forfeited. 


how do i prepare myself to get tattooed?

it is important to be healthy, rested, and to have eaten well within 4 hours of getting tattooed. it is also a good idea to have a sugary drink, some fruit or lollies on hand while getting tattooed to help the body deal with endorphin's, which may be naturally released during the tattooing process. avoid excess sun exposure within 10 days prior to being tattooed. do not come into the studio under the influence of drugs or alcohol. but most importantly, be relaxed and enjoy your time in the studio!


is it safe to get a tattoo?

yes! we are a professional tattoo studio, are NSW Health Department approved and regularly inspected to comply with Council and State regulations. we meet a rigorous standard of environmental criteria for health, safety and sanitation.

All of our artists are fully trained in cross contamination prevention and keep up to date for changes that occur within the industry.

all needles, tubes, inks and sundry items used during your tattoo are single use only.


tattoo aftercare

Every new tattoo needs proper care to ensure the best healing. To minimise complications, and get the best end result please read these instructions carefully.

1. Remove the plastic wrap 1-3 hours after getting tattooed, and wash your tattoo with clean hands in warm running water with mild soap. Gently wash away any residue, dried blood or plasma and completely clean the area. Be sure that all secretions and soap residue are rinsed off. 

After washing the tattoo, lightly pat it dry with a paper towel or a clean towel and let it air dry.

2. With clean hands, gently apply a thin layer of Butchers Tattoo Aftercare Balm.

3. For small tattoos (where the process took 3 hours or less) or outlines, it is not necessary to re-wrap the area unless told otherwise by your artist. 

For larger tattoos (where you had an extensive area shaded in or coloured, e.g. portrait tattoos) re-wrap with cling wrap and surgical tape for the first 2 days to give the area a period of time to seal up and prevent airborne bacteria from entering. 

Re-wrap at night before sleeping and remove the cling in the morning before your shower. You also might want to re-wrap it before going to work if there is a possibility that your fresh tattoo will come into contact with soil, dirt, oil, debris, sand, dust, bacteria, etc. 

Depending on the extent and location of the work, a fresh tattoo can seep out fluids for up to 12 hours. Washing twice daily is recommended to keep your tattoo clean during the healing period. 

 

Avoid saunas, spas, tubs, pools, water sports and any strenuous activities. Keep your tattoo out of salt water and chlorine until it is fully healed. Do not submerge your tattoo in water during the healing period. 

When it’s healing, the skin under your tattoo will start to feel dry and tight. You will need to continue applying Butchers Tattoo Aftercare Balm as mentioned in Step 2.

You will notice a light flaking of the skin which resembles sun-burn peeling -except sometimes the skin flakes will have some ink pigments on it. Don’t panic as this is normal and doesn’t mean your tattoo is falling off! Occasionally a scab will form and any itching that accompanies this is perfectly normal. 

A thin application of Butchers Tattoo Aftercare Balm will ease the itching. Never pick or scratch your tattoo, otherwise it can cause damage to your tattoo which could result in pigment loss. 

Do not shave, wax or exfoliate the area until your tattoo is fully healed. 

Be sure that any clothing that touches your tattoo is soft, clean and loose fitting. Tight clothing, polyesters and nylons can rub and damage your tattoo during the healing process.

A tattoo will take from anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks to heal. Do not expose it to direct sunlight until it is healed. We advise to apply Butchers Tattoo Aftercare Balm after the healing process to maintain the colour and vibrancy of your tattoo.

IMPORTANT

If you experience any problems with these after-care instructions or mentioned products, please discontinue use and contact the studio on 02 9550 4418 or in case of emergency seek attention from a medical professional.