Frequently asked questions
How to have a QUOTE and BOOK an appointment?
You can get in contact by email email@example.com
Send a description of your idea and ask for your favourite artist.
Can I walk in the studio without appointment?
Avant Art Tattoo is a private studio, running only by appointments.
We want to guarantee the maximum privacy to our clients, please book an appointment before visiting us.
How CONSULTATIONS work?
Consultations are free of charge.
This is a moment to meet the artist in person, talk about your idea with the help of reference images and if you're happy about the project, book your tattoo appointment.
Consultations can also be done by email, telephone or skype. This is the best way to chat with guest artists or in case you live far from the studio.
Can I see my tattoo DESIGN?
We don't sell tattoo designs or show them before the appointment, unless otherwise agreed with the artist.
Final designs will be ready for your appointment and any changes needed can be done before starting. Adjusting a design in person is easier and more practicle, as it has to perfectly fit the body area.
Can I bring someone with me to the appointment?
To comply with COVID-19 regulations, we ask you to do not bring someone with you if it isn't necessary. Strictly no children.
The best things to do while having a tattoo, are watching a movie on your tablet or phone, reading a book, or chat with the artist.
You can also have a nap if you can ;)
How do I PREPARE myself for a tattoo session?
The day before and after having a tattoo, is highly advisible not to drink alcohol, as it thins your blood damaging ink appearence and healing result.
Before coming to your appointment, have a good night sleep, a healthy breakfast and plenty of water.
Make sure you're wearing appropriate and comfortable clothes.
You will have breaks through out the tattoo session to refresh yourself, drink and eat something.
Please note that is mandatory to wear a face mask, to comply with COVID-19 regulations.
Can my MEDICATION affect the tattoo process?
If you have a medical condition or on any kind of prescribed medication, it is important that you disclose it to your artist before the tattoo procedure.
Affected conditions include, but are not limited to:
. heart condition
. severe allergies
. pregnant or nursing
If you're taking Accutane, Minomycin (or any other Tetracycline related medication) or other prescribed drug for acne, you do not want to get tattooed.
Prescription drugs for acne cause skin to be hyper-sensitive, getting a tattoo can lead to severe pain and scarring.
It can take six months to a year for the medication to be out of your system once you stop taking it. After this period, it's safe to be tattooed.
Some antibiotics make the skin hypersensitive and may cause skin reactions.
It's suggested to wait at least a week before getting tattooed.
If you're taking any kind of medication to thin blood, you'll want to inform your artist beforehand and also consult your doctor.
Depending on the reason you're taking the medication, it might not be wise to get tattooed, or it might require shorter sessions.
What PAYMENT methods are accepted?
We accept bank transfers and cash.
Can I have AFTERCARE advice?
Your artist will go through aftercare advice at the end of the tattoo session, providing a sheet with all information.
We sell tattoo aftercare cream and washing products at the studio.
If you have any further question, please don't hesitate to contact your artist.
Why do I have to pay a DEPOSIT?
Deposits are needed to ensure that artists don't miss a day of work at the last minute.
Reimbursement circumstances vary according to each specific situation and based on what has been discussed with the artist.
Avant Art Tattoo is not responsible for payments sent to artists, since they are all self-emplyed.
If you need to move the appointment and give us couple of weeks notice, we'll be able to book someone else in and you won't lose the deposit.
In the special occasion of pregnancy or a illness that won't allow you to be tattooed, we hold a fee for the work done and refund the rest of the money.
How COVID-19 will affect my appointment?
At AvantArt Tattoo we have complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19.
We need a little help from our clients, to offer a safe visit to everyone.
We ask you to please:
Do not arrive before your appointment, if so, please wait on the bench outside the entrance. This will allow us to apply a ‘one-in one-out’ policy.
Do not bring someone with you if it isn’t necessary. Strictly no children.
Face masks are mandatory, please wear one for your appointment.
. At your arrival, we'll explain what safety measures we have in place.
Notify us as soon as possible if you have symptoms of illness, have been diagnosed or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. In this instance, do not turn up, we will reschedule your appointment via email.
. Please comply with all set procedures to keep you safe during your appointment.