FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Answers to Your Questions
DO YOU SELL ALL THE AFTERCARE PRODUCTS I’LL NEED?
Yes, we sell Butterluxe Balm for piercing aftercare and Butterluxe Butter and soap for tattoo aftercare.
Your artist or piercer will go through the aftercare with you once your tattoo or piercing is finished, so pick your aftercare up before leaving. Prices start from £3.
I WANT A TATTOO BUT I’M ON A LIMITED BUDGET. HOW DO YOU DETERMINE PRICING?
The price of a tattoo is determined by the size of the design, the position on your body and how long the tattoo is going to take to complete.
Check out the Pricing & Aftercare page for more information on our pricing.
If you have a specific budget that you are looking to stick to, let us know when enquiring so we can work with you on ideas to achieve the tattoo you want. We do offer free consultations (by appointment only) so we can also discuss in person.
DO I HAVE TO PAY A DEPOSIT TO CONFIRM MY APPOINTMENT?
Yes. A 50% deposit is required to secure your appointment for tattoos and a £5 deposit is required per person for piercing.
All deposits are non-refundable.
If you are unable to make it to your appointment, 48 hours notice is required for us to reschedule without loss of deposit.
DO YOU DO WALK INS OR DO I HAVE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
We work on an appointment only basis, no walk ins.
Get in touch via our Contact Us page to discuss and book an appointment.
HOW MUCH IS A SLEEVE AND CAN I DO IT IN SESSIONS?
We work on an hourly rate for tattoos so we are not able to provide a price for a "sleeve" as there are a number of factors that would contribute to the cost. Such as whether it's a half sleeve on an arm or leg, full sleeve, colour or black and grey etc.
We can do sleeve work in sessions, to work to a budget or how long you want/are able to sit for.
If you are looking to have a sleeve started, get in touch to book a consultation.
DO TATTOOS AND PIERCINGS HURT?
Yes. The amount of pain you will experience depends on your personal pain threshold and the part of your body you are having a tattoo or piercing on.
CAN I BRING SOMEONE WITH ME?
No. When attending your appointment you must come alone.
Unless you are under 16 and having a piercing then one parent/guardian must accompany you to sign a consent form. You will go through for the piercing alone.
CAN I USE NUMBING CREAM?
Yes, for tattoo's only.
We do not recommend using numbing cream before a piercing as the process is very quick.
Speak to us when booking to discuss the best options for this.
WHEN I BOOK MY APPOINTMENT, DO I GET TO CHOSE MY PREFERRED ARTIST?
Yes. However, this will depend on availability. If your preferred artist is not available on the day you would like your appointment, we will offer you another artist or let you know the next available appointment date and time.
CAN I HAVE MY PIERCING DONE WITH MY OWN JEWELLERY?
No. We only do piercings with jewellery that we provide as we know that it is sterile and a good quality metal. We use high grade surgical steel or titanium. We DO NOT pierce with gold.
Once your piercing has healed (on average around 6-8 weeks) you may change the jewellery. If you need us to do this for you, you can book an appointment and we will happily help.
CAN I HAVE MORE THAN ONE PIERCING DONE AT A TIME?
Yes. Depending on the placement and whether there is any swelling after the first piercing.
CAN I HAVE A BATH OR SHOWER AFTER HAVING A PIERCING OR TATTOO?
Yes. You can shower and bath as normal, however, if you have had a tattoo done we do not advise you to soak the area so whilst healing it's best to have a shower, if possible.