Tattoo FAQ's

FAQ’s / info

How should I prepare for my tattoo?
Get lots of rest before your appointment

Make sure there is no fake tan on your skin

Do not drink or take drugs 24 hours prior to and DO NOT be intoxicated during your session

Make sure to eat something 1-2 hours before your session

Drink water prior and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated during your session

If you choose to use numbing cream, please send me an email so I can recommend what type and how to apply

Check the address of the studio and ensure you arrive on time for your appointment,

Are your pre-drawn designs / flash tattoos customisable?
Unfortunately not, if you book an appointment for a flash tattoo you can only get the exact design of the flash you like.

However, if you like one of my flash tattoos and want to change the design a little, please send through an email with reference images and notes on what to change.

Please note that for this, you should only book one small tattoo appointment at a time, I can’t edit the designs for multiple flash tattoos in one appointment.

If someone already got the flash design I wanted, am I still able to get it tattooed?

Yes! Flash tattoos are my own designs that I am happy and able to tattoo multiple times on anyone who would like one 

How long should I book in for?
All bookings listed on the website will display the amount of time you will be booked in for based on your appointment selection.

However, if you are still unsure of how long you should book in for, please send me an email with reference images and we will help you out!

Do you do UV tattoos?

I prefer to use UV ink in small sections/highlights as I feel this looks best with my work.

How should I care for my tattoo afterwards?

  • Apply Dr Pickles tattoo balm twice daily morning and night please wash your hands before applying the cream (don’t apply too much, a thin layer will be enough)
  • Do not put any cosmetics on your skin such as fake tan, moisturiser or sunscreen for 3 weeks after your tattoo
  • Keep it clean and avoid touching it
  • Avoid tight clothes
  • Keep pets away from it
  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Don’t submerge it in water eg. No baths, swimming pools, beach
  • Avoid getting it sweaty eg. no gym or sauna
  • Clean it asap if it gets sweaty or dirty

Please send me an email if you are confused or have any further questions about caring for your tattoo!

Is the deposit the total cost of the tattoo?

No, your deposit is just there to secure your booking and will be deducted from the total cost of your tattoo on the day. If you'd like an estimate, please send me an email with references and sizing. Deposits are non-refundable.

My idea got declined why?

Please don’t take this personally, I am able to decline any design I don’t feel it suitable for me to do. 

I like this design by another artist, can you tattoo it?

I cannot copy any other artists work unless you contact the original artist and receive a tattoo pass.

If you have any other questions, please send an email to and I will get back to you asap!