FAQs

BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT

After selecting your desired artist(s), you can either visit our studio, call us at 01242 300165, or send a comprehensive email detailing your design with photo references and your preferred dates. This approach ensures a swift and streamlined response from our team. Remember, we schedule appointments up to three months in advance.
To help us create your dream tattoo, please provide the following details in your initial enquiry: 

  • Your full name and contact number
  • A detailed description of your tattoo idea, including any important details
  • Placement of the tattoo, along with a photo to help us visualise it
  • Your preferred style, whether you want it in black & grey or colour
  • Approximate size (e.g. 8 inches high x 5 inches wide)
  • If it is a cover-up or reworking an existing tattoo, please include clear photos
  • Any reference images, artwork, or other tattoos that inspire you, to help us understand your vision. Please note that our artists will design tattoos based on references but will not copy original work without approval from the original artist
  • Let us know if you have a preferred artist, or we can recommend some options based on your answers

We want to create a unique and personalised tattoo that you will love for years to come, so please provide as much detail as possible.

 

TATTOO COST

We set our prices based on the complexity and creativity required for each design, rather than charging by the hour. This approach honours the artistic process and ensures that every tattoo we create upholds our high standards of quality and uniqueness. You will know the cost upfront, allowing for complete transparency before committing to your tattoo.
Our minimum charge is £150. Our day rate is £800.

APPOINTMENTS

To ensure your safety and comfort, we kindly ask that you don’t from bringing any additional persons with you to your appointment. We are fully equipped to take care of you and make you feel at ease during your time with us.

Please note that our studio is for adults only, and we do not permit children, even for consultations. For insurance and safety reasons, we ask that you please leave pushchairs with sleeping babies at home.

We want you to have the best possible experience with us, so please be sure to get a good night’s sleep, eat a nutritious meal, drink plenty of water and wear comfortable clothing on the day of your appointment. It’s also important that you do not consume alcohol the day before or on the day of your appointment as this can lead to increased bleeding and potentially affect the tattoo’s quality.

As a token of our appreciation, we offer complimentary refreshments throughout the day, including a delicious lunch to keep you fueled and focused during your tattoo session.

Most importantly, relax. You’re in expert hands. It’s just a tattoo and a journey we’re excited to be part of!

TATTOO DESIGN

At Tokyotattoo® Studios, we aim to provide a bespoke tattoo experience for each client. While we don’t typically create designs beforehand, unless previously arranged during your consultation, we are happy to make any necessary changes to the design on the day of your appointment. If you have any specific requests or changes in mind, please communicate directly with your artist, whose contact details would have been provided to you.

To help our artists create a design that perfectly fits your vision, please provide us with as much reference material as possible prior to your appointment. The more information we have, the easier it is for our artists to create a custom design that you’ll love.

PAYMENTS

We take a 50% upfront secure payment to book all appointments at our studio, this is a non-refundable payment*

We accept Klarna, Credit or Debit cards, Apple Pay, BACS, and Cash.

We do not accept Paypal.

*Kindly take note that the payment made to secure your booking at the studio is final and non-refundable. This policy remains in effect even in the unlikely event that we may need to reschedule or assign a different artist to your appointment. Please read our terms and conditions.

AGE REQUIREMENTS

In the UK, it’s illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18, even with parental consent. We adhere strictly to this law.
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1969/24/enacted

Clients must provide proof of age with a valid passport, driving licence, or other acceptable forms of government issued ID. No exceptions.

DO TATTOOS HURT?

Yes, but it’s a unique sensation many find intriguing. Experiencing pain triggers the release of endorphins—natural chemicals in the body associated with pleasure. So while there’s discomfort, many also describe a gratifying aspect to it.

NUMBING AGENTS

If pain is a concern please don’t get yourself all worked up, the worst part about getting a tattoo is over thinking and worrying about the tattoo.

Please DO NOT apply or use any numbing agents without speaking to your artist first.