Tattoos are a permanent form of body art and so we encourage our customers to have full confidence and understanding in the choices they are making when getting tattooed within one of our global studios.
Below you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the tattoo process. If you cant find the information you are looking for, please contact your nearest studio and a studio staff member will help address your queries so you can be confident taking the next step towards telling your story through ink.
The price of your tattoo depends on a variety of factors such as the size, style, detail, colouring and placement on your body. Due to these variables, we use our Celebrity Ink™ quote calculator to provide you with a price range on your new piece.
You can pay for your tattoo with cash, card, PayPal, bank transfer, or the ‘buy now pay later’ service we offer in your region such as AfterPay, InkPay or ZipPay.
There is no charge for the design component – It is included in the total price, however, we only commence the design after we have received a non-refundable deposit. The deposit value is determined by the total tattoo price and will be deducted from the final price upon completion of your tattoo.
Deposits are non-refundable but are fully transferable. We’re happy to issue you with a studio credit, store merchandise or transfer the credit to a friend who might be interested in getting a tattoo.
For short notice cancellations, you will lose your deposit.
Getting your first tattoo can be both exciting and pretty scary since you’re not sure what to expect. To prepare yourself for this amazing experience, talk to friends and family members who have had tattoos and get their thoughts. You can also jump online and browse our social media pages (Pinterest is a good place to start!) to find styles and designs that resonate with you.
The time it takes to complete your tattoo will vary greatly. The size of your tattoo, as well as the placement, design and detail all play a role in the time it will take your artist to complete your new piece. For example, there are tattoos that take 30 minutes and others that can take several days!
Discuss your design with your tattoo artist and they will be able to determine the time needed to complete your artwork.
When cared for appropriately, your new tattoo should fully heal within 4 – 6 weeks. However, everyone is different and we all heal in different ways and within different timeframes.
The length of the tattoo healing process depends on how big it is, where it’s located on your body and the design. For example, a tattoo with heavy colouring-in or shading will take longer to heal than a simple fine line design.
Once your artist completes your tattoo and you’re absolutely in love with your new ink, we’ll apply plastic wrap to the area. Remember, a brand new tattoo is vulnerable to infection and should be treated like an open wound, so it’s important to keep this on for at least one hour. Do not rewrap the tattoo once you’ve taken the plastic wrap off, it’s not necessary and may actually cause more harm than good.
Clean with water and pat dry for the first two days (no lotion or soap).
Two days after your new tattoo, you can begin to apply a very thin layer of tattoo aftercare lotion daily. This is a special aftercare cream designed specifically for tattoos. You can grab some from any Celerity Ink™ studio.
IMPORTANT: Your new ink will peel and scab! This is absolutely normal and a necessary stage of the healing process. DO NOT pick the scab; if you do, you’ll risk harming yourself as well as your design.
Simply keep your tattoo clean by wiping it with clean hands, using warm water and unscented antibacterial soap. There’s no need to scrub, just let it heal naturally.
Do not swim or soak in a spa, bath or ocean for at least two weeks as you may risk an infection or the integrity of the ink in your design. Showering will not affect your new tattoo, but do not scrub it.
Yes, you’re welcome to visit our studio as a walk-in without an appointment. However, we may not have availability at that time. If that’s the case, we’ll book you in for a time that suits you best. Also, booking in advance gives us time to allocate the best artist for the style of tattoo you are after.
We adhere to the laws of the countries that we operate in. For instance, in some states in Australia, it is illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18, while other states within Australia allow tattoos under the age of 18 with parental consent.
Thailand and Indonesia on the other hand has a lower minimum age requirement.
We maintain the right to refuse anyone who is underage or anyone who cannot produce a proof of age ID. This is to protect you and our tattoo artists.
You can get a tattoo year round, however, some activities such as swimming, tanning, excessive sweating and general exposure to the elements can affect the way your tattoo heals.
If you are on holiday, we recommend that you book your tattoo appointment towards the end of your trip. This way, you do not miss out on things such as swimming, tanning, diving and other activities that can affect the tattoo and it’s healing process.
Yes, tattoos are perfectly safe as long as you adhere to all recommended safety procedures. To ensure the artist’s safety, as well as your own, you must be upfront and honest about any medical conditions you may have, including, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
We do not tattoo individuals who are pregnant. This is for the health and safety of the individual and their unborn child.
We use vegan-friendly ink from the USA. We can provide proof of purchase and all SDS (Safety Data Sheets) if necessary.
We absolutely do cover-up tattoos, however given the nature of tattoos, we recommend working very closely with your tattoo artist to find the perfect design to fit over the old tattoo. If your original tattoo is quite dark or large, you may opt for a few sessions of laser tattoo removal to lighten it up before getting to work on your new ink.
A few great questions to ask your tattoo artist would be:
At Celebrity Ink™, we provide you with a premium service. Depending on the placement of your tattoo, we offer a complimentary touch up that can be completed at ant of our studios around the globe. Once we have finalised your design, you will be given a fixed price for the complete job, therefore the artist can take their time to ensure each job is completed to perfection, and that there are no hidden surprises at the end of your service.
The design of your tattoo is one of the most important part of our service. When you book a consult with one of our artists, they will sit with you to map out your design, create your masterpiece and bring your vision to life.
A flash tattoo is a simple design/image of a tattoo that is pre-drawn/pre-coloured. In our studios, we have flash sheets available for you to view that gives you an idea of what you can get tattooed. It’s a great option if you feel overwhelmed trying to decide what design you’d like to get.
A flash tattoo can be customised, but we would have to re-quote according to your changes.
For the best outcome of your tattoo, please restrict any drug or alcohol use for 24 hours before your appointment. Please have a decent meal 4 hours before your appointment. If you have any medical conditions, health problems or are on aspirin, Ibuprofen or blood thinners, please discuss the effects of being tattooed with your medical practitioner prior to your tattoo appointment.
Private rooms are available in most Celebrity Ink™ studios. These can be requested at the time of your booking.