Getting under your skin since 2008

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Questions & Answers

CAN I GET TATTOOED UNDER 18 WITH PARENT CONSENT? 
NO   You must be 18 years of age or older to get a tattoo at Steelhybrid tattoo studio.  We do not tattoo anyone under the age of 18.

Acceptable forms of  ID: driver’s license and passport.

 

DO YOU HAVE VEGAN INKS?

We offer vegan products were ever possible, we also offer a vegan option so everything that is used on the skin is vegan friendly, but please understand that some of our products used to clean the studio are medical grade and not vegan.

 

CAN I GET TATTOOED OR PIERCED WHEN ILL?
 We do not work when we are ill. We also ask that you postpone your visit to our studio until you are free from any disease that could put us and clients  at risk. We want to provide the cleanest, safest environment possible and need your cooperation to do so. We have the right to refuse to tattoo you ,If you are ill as it may increase your recovery time and also put you more at risk for possible infection or other health-related complications.

 

WHAT AGE CAN I GET PIERCED ?

10 yrs for lobes 14 yrs navels ,noses, ears etc must have parental consent

16 yrs with I.D. navel, noses, etc.

DO I NEED TO PAY A DEPOSIT?
All appointments require a deposit, deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable .Minimum deposit is £10.00.

The deposit depends on the amount of art work it needs. The deposit secures you an allotted time slot for the artist to tattoo the design

you have chosen when booking.

 

CAN I JUST WALK IN OR DO I  NEED APPOINTMENT?

We offer walk-ins every days for piercing, tattoo we do appointments and try and offer walk-in for small tattoos on a Friday  but sometime it can sometime change, so best to check out facebook on the day. More complex pieces that require some time to design  are bested done by appointment.

 

DO YOU TATTOO HANDS AND FACES? 
YES, we tattoo hands but not faces, but will tell you the pros and cons, if the person is of sound mind and isn't working in a profession where visible tattoos will cause a problem we will consider it. 
Its best book a consultation so we can discuss your needs.

 

WHEN ARE YOU OPEN?
We are open from WED - SUN,  from 10.30 am

 

IF I SEND YOU A PIC , CAN YOU TELL ME HOW MUCH IT WILL COST?
Basically No. We can give you a rough quote only.  the amount of time a tattoo takes will depend on so many different factors that we can never say for sure how much it will cost.  The other option is if you have a budget we can try and work to that. Please send pics through email or facebook with information on size and placement. 

 

CAN I GET TATTOO OR PIERCED WHEN PREGNANT?

We do not tattoo or pierce  pregnant women. Everything that goes into your body can affect your unborn baby.  Allergic reactions or infections could also put you and your baby at risk. The process may also affect your immune system and its ability to help you fight off infection. You should also delay your new tattoo or piercing if you are nursing. 

 

HOW DO I LOOK AFTER MY TATTOO OR PIERCING?
Aftercare is explained as well as written instructions given on the day, we also sell a range of aftercare products.

 

DO YOU USE SINGLE NEEDLES ON TATTOOS AND  PIERCING?
YES our tattoos are 100%  disposable using the latest cartridge system and our piercing our single use only, mainly disposable but there are some items that are not ,but these are sterilized to hospital standard using a mocom vacuum autoclave.

 

CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN IN WHILE I GET TATTOOED OR PIERCED?
NO this is an adult environment and is not child friendly we don`t have the space or the staff to watch them.

 

HOW LONG DOSE IT TAKE TO GET IN?
All depends on design and size , if its small and you have the drawing not long, but if its more complex and we have to design it, a little longer.

 

WHATS THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT YOU?

The best way is to message on facebook or text, if we are tattooing or piercing  we will not answer are phones but will get back to you as soon as were available.

DO YOU HAVE MINIMUM CHARGE?
Yes, our minimum charge is £30.

 

DO YOU CHARGE BY THE HOUR OR TATTOO?
Both with small/ medium tattoo will be given a price, longer work sitting would be our hourly rate

 

CAN I GET TATTOOED OR PIERCED IF DRUNK?
No. If you have been drinking at all on the day of your tattoo or piercing, we have the right to refuse service. you need to be of sound mind  to sign the consent form.

 

CAN I STILL GIVE BLOOD AFTER A TATTOO OR PIERCING?
In the UK you have to wait at least 4 months before you can give blood. If in doubt contact the National Blood Service: www.blood.co.uk 

 

DO I HAVE TO FILL CONSENT FORM IN?
All clients are required to read and sign a “Consent form” prior to receiving services from steelhybrid tattoo studio. Please read it carefully and make sure that you understand what. If you do not understand something in the consent form, please ask.

 

DO YOU USE LATEX GLOVES?

No we use nitrile gloves and have done for years.