DK Tattoo Studio
DK Tattoo Studio is strictly a ‘no under 18’s’ environment, this means no minors are allowed in the studio. The Tattooing of Minors Act 1969 makes it illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to get a tattoo. Parental consent is not accepted and ID may be required. Customers are asked to come alone to their appointment / consultation. Animals, alcohol, drugs and smoking are prohibited in the premises. We will not tolerate aggressive behaviour.
We accept bookings over internet or in person, as long as you are able to pay the deposit – £100. You can do it via bank transfer or cash (please ask for further details regarding bank transfer). Deposits cover the initial design work, stencil preparation and administration work as well. The deposit must be paid within one week of making the appointment, failure to do so will result in the appointment being automatically cancelled and available to someone else. Your deposit will secure the appointment and it is used as part payment for your tattoo, the final balance will be due on the day (cash only). Deposits can not be transferred to different customer. All appointments must be booked by the customers themselves. Day sitting starts at 9am when you come in to the studio and design work starts. You might be charged for full day or hourly, whatever price is lower. Please make sure to ask during booking about our fees.
Design idea might be changed up to two times before the appointment. We require at least one week notice when changing the design. The design will be ready on the day of your appointment, any small changes to it can be done on the day.
If you do not turn up for your appointment, are late by more than 30 minutes your deposit will be retained and new appointment may need to be made. Deposits will cover the cost for any work already carried out and also compensate us for not being able to fill that time slot. Please be aware that if you cancel your appointment completely, then your deposit will be retained. We allow you to reschedule your appointment up to 2 times, more than this will also result in your deposit being retained. You have to notify us at least 7 days before your appointment when rescheduling. Once the deposit has been paid it cannot be refunded even if you cancel right away. Your tattoo design will be based off your reference material and not an exact replication as our artist provides original work. More reference material with detailed description will help the artist to create appropriate design. It is the customers responsibility to ensure the artist has all of the information needed to get the design to how you would like it.
The first top ups are free if notified within 2 months of having the tattoo (excluding areas that are prone to fading such as fingers).
Avoid heavy drinking of alcohol or drug use at least 48 hours prior to your appointment, also avoid sun tanning and tanning beds. Get a good night sleep before your appointment. The healthier you are before your appointment, the easier it will be for you and the artist. Ensure that your skin is moisturised and nourished before your appointment (begin this at least two weeks before your appointment). It is very important that you eat before your appointment. Heavy meals, snacks and drinks will help make your tattoo easier to handle. Remember to wear/bring appropriate clothing to your tattoo appointment (shorts, sweatpants etc) so that the area is easily accessible to the artist. You are welcome to bring your own earphones / headphones to enjoy your music, videos or films.
We have right to refuse to tattoo you if :
you have no proof of ID (challenge 25), you have been drinking in last 48hrs before your appointment, you have not taken care of the area that is going to be tattooed (not moisturising, have been in the sun or using sun beds) the area is damaged, fresh cuts or scabs
Healing time for most tattoos is roughly 2/3 weeks. During these 2/3 weeks you will need to avoid the sun, tanning beds, lakes, pools, hot tubs, baths and any other body of water where bacteria may be present. We will provide you with full aftercare information after your tattoo or we can also let you know prior to your appointment.
DK Tattoo Studio will keep all information confidential and any information collected by DK Tattoo Studio is protected by security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information that you have given to us, to prevent unauthorised access as required by the Data Protection Act 2018.
For your safety, the safety of our staff and protection of our business, we have 24 hour monitored CCTV. To protect your privacy and to follow the Data Protection Act, all private areas will not be recorded. The cameras are for a lawful purpose only.