FAQS

HOW CAN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

The best way to book an appointment is to send us an email or a message on social media with the following information:

  • Your Name

  • Mobile Number

  • Email Address

  • Pictures of your desired tattoo or inspiration

  • Font Style – any (select from the website www.daftont.com)

  • Wording, names, dates etc – if any

  • Size of your tattoo (in centimetres)

  • Skin Type (Dry, Rough, Skin Conditions, Scars, Birthmarks, Colour)

  • Body Placement (as much detail as possible, a photo may also help)

  • If you want colour or black/grey shade

  • Preferred Artists (Hayley, Romper, Brad or any)

  • Please also let us know if you have any gift vouchers you wish to use.

  • Days that suit you best to come in


We will then be in touch with you as soon as possible to make you an appointment.

HOW DO I GET A QUOTE?

You can contact us through our website, social media or email to arrange a quote. 

When you message us make sure to include the following information:

  • Your Name

  • Mobile Number

  • Email Address

  • Pictures of your desired tattoo or inspiration

  • Font Style – any (select from the website www.daftont.com)

  • Wording, names, dates etc – if any

  • Size of your tattoo (in centimetres)

  • Skin Type (Dry, Rough, Skin Conditions, Scars, Birthmarks, Colour)

  • Body Placement (as much detail as possible, a photo may also help)

  • If you want colour or black/grey shade

  • Preferred Artists (Hayley, Romper, Brad or any)


We will then have a chat with our artists and get back to you soon as possible.

DO YOU TAKE WALK-IN CLIENTS?

No, are appointment based only and do not accept walk-in clients.

DO YOU SELL GIFT VOUCHERS?

Yes! Contact us via social media or email letting us know you would like to purchase a gift voucher and we will send you through our banking details so you can make payment via direct deposit. We can then organise for your gift voucher to be sent to you via email. 

Otherwise you can come into the studio and pay CASH for a Gift Voucher between 9am-2.30pm Monday to Friday and we can print it out for you there and then. 

DO I HAVE TO BE 18 TO GET TATTOOED?

YES!!! In Victoria is is ILLEGAL for anyone under the age 18 to get tattooed. We will not tattoo anyone under the age of 18 even if you have parental consent.


We will check you photo ID when you arrive for your appointment and if we have any doubts we will not tattoo you and you will loose your deposit. 


CAN I USE NUMBING CREAM?

We don't recommend clients use numbing cream before getting tattooed as it can affect the quality and healing of your tattoo.

DO WE HAVE A MINIMUM SPEND?

Yes, our minimum spend is $150. This fee covers the costs of material and equipment used during your appointment as well the artists time and the incidentals that come with running a tattoo studio. This fee can not be split between you and your best mate, it is strictly the minimum spend per person.

DO YOU REQUIRE A DEPOSIT?

Yes! We will send you an email once your booked in with details about how to pay your deposit. This deposit needs to be paid ASAP but strictly no later than 1 week prior to your appointment. 

Failure to make prompt payment will result in your appointment being CANCELLED! 

Please refer to our Deposit Policy Page.

DO WE DO COVER UPS?

Yes, We will need to book you in for a FREE consultation with one of our Tattoo Artists to have a look at your existing tattoo in person and to have a chat to you to work out a plan on how best to cover your tattoo. Keep in mind though that want you want may not be sufficient to cover your existing tattoo but we will do out best to help you get the best possible rad piece of art.

HOW MUCH NOTICE DO YOU NEED TO CHANGE OR CANCEL APPOINTMENTS?

We need as much notice as possible but the minimum requirement is 48 hours as we need to fill your spot when you cancel or change your appointment. 

Failure to give us 48 hours notice will result in your deposit being forfeited. 

Please refer to our Cancellation Policy Page. 

DO WE DO FINGER TATTOOS?

Short answer is Yes, however we will not tattoo in inside of fingers. You also need to be aware that finger tattoos are not guaranteed to last and the ink is prone to falling out. We are unable to tell you how long they will last as it depends on factors such as your skin type and what you do for work. They can be touched up over time but there is a cost involved with this service.

DO THEY ARTISTS DRAW UP MY TATTOO BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?

No, our artists allow time at the start of your appointment to draw up your tattoo design so they chat with you and you can both can collaborate on the final design together. It is your body and we want to make sure you are happy with the design.

DO YOU SELL ALL THE AFTERCARE PRODUCTS I’LL NEED?

No, we recommend our clients use either Palmer's Coco Butter or small amounts of Bepanthen during aftercare which is available from most pharmacies and supermarkets.

DOES TATTOOING HURT?

This is the number one FAQ for obvious reasons. And the answer to it is – yes it does. However, many other factors that determine the level of hurt are the location where you are getting a tattoo, the size of the tattoo, etc. Still, a tattoo doesn’t hurt as much as some people want you to believe. Also, everyone’s pain threshold varies, so there is no hard and fast answer to this question. But after some time the human body’s natural painkillers (endorphins) kick in and make things much more manageable. Tattooing pain is often compared to a mild burning sensation or a cat scratch.

WHAT ARE THE MOST PAINFUL & LEAST PAINFUL SPOTS FOR A TATTOO?

Areas directly over bone are the most painful spots, which include feet, ribs, nape, hands, head, and pelvis, to name a few.

The less painful spots for a tattoo include your shoulder, forearm, upper-arm, calf, and thigh. All these are less sensitive areas protected by a large muscle.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A TATTOO?

Well, it depends on the size and design of the tattoo. Tattooing is neither a quick process nor should it be rushed. Small tattoo design usually takes about thirty minutes to complete, while more extensive or more complex designs can take tens of hours and several sittings to complete. A full sleeve tattoo takes anywhere from ten to fifty hours of work to complete depending on the complexity and tattooist.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

When it is about a tattoo, you actually get what you pay for. Yes, numerous tattoo artists are charging too little for a tattoo design. However, keep in mind that a good artist doesn’t come cheap. This means you will have to pay more if you want to get a quality piece of work. And it is wise to choose a good tattoo artist as your tattoo will remain on your body for a very long time. Don’t settle in less when it comes to tattoo. Also, permanent tattoos are no easy to remove, so choose your tattoo artist based on his work, not on his fees.