Award Winning Tattoos
Body Art's frequently asked questions
Q. Are you licensed to tattoo?
A. Yes, each artist is fully licensed and the studio was the first to be licensed by Tunbridge Wells borough council, when Tunbridge Wells borough council started licensing tattooing in 1985.
Q. I have never been tattooed before does it hurt?
A. Yes, it does! But of course it is bearable otherwise nobody would come back!
Q. This is my first tattoo, can you put my mind at rest on the hygiene side of tattooing?
A. Yes, all materials we use for each client is fully disposable and taken away by a licensed clinical waste carrier.
We take health and safety and cross contamination very seriously and are always happy to answer any questions or go over any hygiene procedures with you.
Q. Will I be getting tattooed in the same room as other people?
A. No, our work areas are in separate rooms for when privacy is required.
Q. Do you do custom work?
A. Yes, we most certainly do, nearly all of our work is custom. We can alter any designs or come up with something from scratch just from an idea, we don't do the same tattoo twice.
Q. Do I need an appointment?
A. In the first instance no, you can just come to the studio anytime during our opening hours which are 11am-5pm but closed on Wednesday and Sunday. We will give you a free no obligation consultation followed by an accurate quote, if you would like to book in from there then we take a cash deposit which will be deducted from the remaining balance or from the balance of the last sitting if multiple sittings are booked.
Q. Can I book an appointment over the phone or by email?
A. No, just turn up in person to the studio, that way it is a lot easier to discuss size, placement and to quote accurately, which usually we can't do over the phone. We also need to take a cash deposit to secure your appointment, occasionally we may take a booking over the phone or by email with a Paypal payment if you are travelling a long distance.
Q. What happens if I can't make my appointment and need to reschedule?
A. All deposits are non refundable, if you need to reschedule then please give us at least 48 hours notice to save your deposit by either calling in or phoning the studio during our opening hours. You can reschedule up to 3 times without losing your deposit.
Q. Do you charge by the hour?
A. No, we don't charge by the hour, we work off of a day rate, for large work we'd quote an accurate amount of day sittings and anything smaller than a day sitting we just give a fixed price.
Q. Do you accept cards?
A. Sorry, we only accept cash.
Q. Can you cover over older tattoos?
A. In some circumstances we can cover but we can't promise anything until we see the tattoo that needs covering in person. Please call in the studio for a free no obligation consultation.
Q. I'm under the age of 18 can I get a tattoo with parent consent?
A. No, it is the law that you have to be 18 to be tattooed, for ID we only accept a driving license (or provisional) or a passport.
Q. Can I park near the shop?
A. Yes, there is a car park with the first 2 hours free opposite in Yew Tree Road (see the map on our Contact page) or alternatively there is unrestricted parking in the surrounding streets.
Q. Can I bring my children while I'm waiting to be tattooed?
A. Sorry, no children, babies or pushchairs anywhere in the studio.
Q. Do you tattoo everywhere on the body?
A. Generally we don't tattoo the hands, neck, head or face unless you are heavily tattooed.
If there is anything we have missed please call the studio during our opening hours and we'll be pleased to help.