RESEARCH WHAT TATTOOS YOU LIKE?
Most of our customers will trawl the internet looking for tattoo inspiration and this is a good starting point. Creating a folder of tattoo designs that you like can really narrow down your preferences and aid your tattoo artist. We recommend that you create a folder of your favourite tattoo styles and bring these with you when you attend your tattoo artist consultation. You can save the images on your phone or print them off. Either way is fine
CHOOSE A TATTOO ARTIST AND SALON
Run a Google search for local tattoo artists/studios or consult people you know for recommendations. Check that they have good customer reviews (Facebook and Google). Check out the artists and their work. Make use of the business’s website and social media pages. This will give you a feel for the styles and quality available. The best guidance we can give is to look through the tattoo galleries on our website and choose the artist you think is best suited. If you aren’t sure simply ask we will direct you.
BOOK A TATTOO CONSULTATION
Contact your chosen tattoo studio and book a consultation meeting with your chosen artist. You can contact Garths Tattoo studio via their website or social media platforms. At this stage DO NOT REQUEST PRICING! We cannot and will not give prices without seeing you first.
All tattoo artists based at Garths Tattoo Studio creates bespoke tattoos. It is important to understand that a tattoo artist would never simply trace a picture of another tattoo. At Garth’s Tattoo Studio we draw or find suitable references to create a design for you. Because of this, it’s impossible to accurately price your work from an initial idea unless it is a small simple one-off design.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CONSULTATION?
We work in a warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The consultation meeting is a very informal chat with the tattoo artist you have chosen. You can present your wants and the tattoo artist will advise you on options, pricing, timings and availability.
BOOK YOUR TATTOO
You can book your tattoo following the consultation meeting. Garth’s Tattoo Studio requires a booking fee to be paid at the point of booking. The booking fee will be deducted from the final price of your tattoo. Unfortunately, we have to take a deposit due to some historical instances where people have booked tattoos and then not attended.
HOW MUCH DO TATTOOS COST?
Garth’s Tattoo’s artists charge by the hour or a set day rate for big session work. Pricing can be discussed in the consultation meeting. Between that initial consultation and the appointment, you can chat with your artist via messages and discuss your tattoo further. On the day you will arrive with everything ready and that way things go how they should. We only charge for tattooing time.
We are a busy studio with people travelling from near and far so unless we have a cancellation please be prepared to be patient and wait for the first booking. You can use this time to make sure what you’re getting is 100%. We see a lot of people who have rushed and gone to less busy studios and regretted it. In some instances, we’ve been able to improve their work but a lot we simply can’t. This is why we offer laser tattoo removal. This primarily is to lighten tattoos for cover-ups.