The studio was established in may 2013, based in Broderick street midleton. Our artists have many years experience under their belts in studios all over Ireland. We offer a wide range of styles of tattooing including custom designs and piercing and are always looking to do something different.
The studio is a warm welcoming and sterile environment with lots of art to flick through to help influence your choice of tattoo. We run a weekly competition via our facebook page giving our customers a chance to win a free tattoo and have a fully stocked cabinet full of body jewellery for sale at very reasonable rates!
Tattoo artist with 7 years experience in professional studios in several different countries. Specialising in realistic tattoos in both black & grey and colour.VIEW PORTFOLIO >
Tattoo artist with 8 years experience in several different tattoo studios. Specialising in freehand work as in maori, tribal, etc., script and black&grey realism.VIEW PORTFOLIO >
General shop rules
All customers who are looking to get tattooed must be over 18 no acceptions made for clients under 18 even if a legal guardian is present and giving consent.
Piercings clients must be 16+ and must be accompanied by their legal guardian, the client and the guardian must both bring proof of ID. acceptions will not be made for clients under 16 even if their legal guardian gives consent. All bars, studs and rings that are used for the initial piercing are made of titanium which is a non allergenic jewelry. which the client has to wear during the stated healing period.
A deposit of €50 euro must be paid before an artist will start designing a tattoo for you and before you are given an appointment. if you would like to reschedule an appointment or cancel it we will need 24hrs notice, otherwise you will lose your deposit. We refuse to make appointments over the phone or through facebook.
The amount of time it may take for a design to be finished and shown to a customer all depends on how much work the artist has to do at that time, we cannot give a definite estimate of time. And in extreme circumstances if a customer feels they are waiting too long to see their finished the design they can get their deposit back. We prepair designs based on meeting the client, talking to them about their ideas, what they like, what kind of style they want and getting to know the client. Once the design is finished the customer can ask for slight changes in the design, the artist will not take offence.
Designs will not be sent through e-mail or facebook. Customers will be given an aftercare form with directions as to how they should look after their tattoo, once the tattoo is finished and wrapped by the artist any damage done to the tattoo once the client has left the shop is their own responsability.
Tattoos need to be looked after carefully and attentively to ensure it keeps its quality. we only work using disposable needles. tattoo artists will do as much as they can to replicate a project, but it will never be 100% the same. We provide a wide range of colours, and can try match a colour a customer wants to the best of our ability but sometimes the shade may be a bit lighter or darker and may change over time. We refuse to tattoo anyone intoxicated, the night before a client is tattooed they should have a good night sleep and feel well rested. We tattoo in a sterile environment, with precautions made to prevent the spread of blood borne pathogens. regarding our weekly competition; winners have one month to claim their prize, if it goes over one month the prize is invalid.
Is it OK to get a tattoo if I'm sick?
Getting a tattoo when your immune system isn't at 100% isn't a good idea. You're going to need your strength and your white blood cells to heal your tattoo, something your body won't be able to do if it's already doing battle against virus and bacteria. Not to mention the fact that it's very inconsiderate to bring your illness into the tattoo studio and risk passing the germs onto others, particularly your artist. If you have an appointment, call and reschedule for when you're feeling well again.
What is the best time of the year to get a tattoo?
Although you can get a tattoo any time of the year, your skin gets a lot more abuse during the summer with swimming, tanning and just being exposed to the elements more. Winter time is really the best season to get a tattoo.
What should I get and where?
This is all a matter of personal taste. You can get whatever you want, and whatever your artist is willing to do. You can choose a picture off the wall, or you can have them create a custom piece just for you. Your only limit is your own imagination. As far as where you should get it goes, just keep in mind what you do for work and the type of social circles you are in. You might want to consider placing your tattoo where it can be easily covered up with normal clothing.
Should I tip my tattoo artist?
Tipping is a really nice gesture! But, there are no real solid ground rules for tipping
How much is it going to cost?
When it comes to tattoos, you get what you pay for. Yes, there are plenty of people tattooing out there that will ink you cheap, and you'll be crying to a real artist to have it covered up. Look for quality, and be willing to pay for it. NEVER haggle over the price of a tattoo. It is disrespectful to the artist. If you can't pay for quality, don't bother. This is not a bargain bin. It is a piece of art you will wear for life.
Can I use some kind of numbing cream?
These kinds of products are really not recommended.
Does it hurt?
Pain is really relative. Everyone has a different tolerance to pain. I'm not going to kid you, though - it does hurt. Just not that much. Some have compared it to a "hot scratching feeling". But, people would not be returning again and again for tattoo after tattoo if it hurt that bad! Most of us are not into pain, but the beauty of the tattoo and the pride associated with wearing it far outweighs a little pin-stick here and there.
Are Tattoos Safe?
Yes, as long as you go to a reputable artist that is following all recommended safety precautions.