Pre-tattoo Information with Nicole

Important information for before you arrive

The more creative freedom you give me, the easier it will be for me to create a cohesive design, but please be VERY clear if there are specific details that you want to see in your design.

Note, I do not send out sketches prior to your appointment. There will be time on the day to make any minor changes/adjustments in person if needed. In the unlikely event that your design requires a full redraw a new deposit/ appointment may be required.

Changed your mind about your tattoo idea? This is generally not an issue provided you let me know at least 3 days prior to your appointment. This allows me time to reschedule or allow for more/less time if your tattoo idea has changed dramatically.

I cannot tattoo you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Please do not organise an event straight after your tattoo I cannot always control how long your appointment will be and sometimes we run over time.

Sometimes I may not be able to complete your tattoo within the given time frame. This is usually due to factors beyond my control such as:

Skin texture (some skin is harder to tattoo than others and requires extra time/care).
Pain tolerance- if you’re finding it hard to sit still this can take up extra time. If you feel like this may be an issue let me know before booking and we can do your tattoo in smaller sessions. (Not everyone can sit like a rock for hours on end and that’s ok).
Extra time spent making changes to the design/stencil/placement.
The design needing to be made bigger to fit to body part properly.
If I can’t complete your tattoo on the day a follow up session will need to be booked, additional costs may apply (always budget a little extra just in case).

Hands and feet have a different texture skin to the rest of your body. This area often requires more than one touchup and never heals as clean as other areas. Your first touchup will be free, any after this will be charged accordingly.

Every tattoo comes with a free touchup (within six months of original work). Anything after six months will be charged accordingly.

  • Please lightly exfoliate and moisturise the tattoo area during the weeks leading up to your appointment. This will make the skin easier to work with and get a better result.
  • You do not need to shave the area before coming to your session, I will do this for you. Do not wax your skin prior to your appointment.
  • Do not get sunburned in the weeks prior to your appointment.
  • Please do not apply moisturiser on the day of your appointment.
  • Please refrain from using fake tan the week leading up to your appointment.
  • I recommend having a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast/meal before coming to your appointment so your body has the energy it needs to cope with getting a tattoo.
  • Wear clothing that is comfortable, provides easy access to the tattoo area and you don’t mind getting ink on. Feel free to chat with me about what to wear or if you have ANY concerns about any areas of your body being exposed.
  • Do not drink excess amounts of alcohol 24 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Feel free to bring lunch/snacks and a water bottle with you if it’s a longer session.