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  • How do I choose and artist?
    We have a team of 3 lovely artists, just take a look through their portfolios and see if their style is similar to what you're after! If you're not sure just send us a message and we'll be able to help you! :)
  • How do I make an appointment?
    Most of our bookings are made completely online! You could fill out the contact form on our website, email us directly or find us on social media (Facebook or Instagram)
  • What do I need before getting in touch?
    Its super helpful to know what you want to get tattooed before messaging us. Reference pictures are a great tool so we can see what kind of direction you want to do in. It's also a good idea to think about the sizing and placement of your new tattoo as this will affect the pricing and timescale of your new piece!
  • How much does it cost for a tattoo at Fates and Fury?
    Each of our artists set their own pricing, but all of us have the minimum set up fee of £40 for really small pieces. Get in touch with what you’re after, along with sizing (in cm or inches) Placement (where you want your tattoo to be on your body) style preferences (i.e. colour, line work, black and grey etc) and any reference pictures or doodles over. If you have a specific artist in mind let us know!
  • Do I need to book an appointment for a tattoo?
    Pre-booking an appointment gives you the assurance of guaranteed spot. We do offer walk in spaces when we have the time, these are usually advertised the same day on our social media outlets, follow us on Instagram to get the latest dates and info.
  • Do I have to leave a deposit to book an appointment?
    Yes, all or our artists require a deposit to book an appointment. This goes towards either starting a design or securing a date. If you need to reschedule an appointment we require 72 hours (3 days) notice, we can reschedule you once with the same deposit. If you decide to cancel your appointment and choose to not get tattooed by us, the deposit will be then considered a drawing fee or booking fee to cover a small amount of artists time.
  • How old do I have to be to get tattooed?
    You must be the minimum of 18 years of age to get tattooed by law in the UK. no exception. Please make sure you have ID with you in case we need to check and keep a copy for our records.
  • Can I bring a friend to accompany me during my appointment?
    Yes! But we are a small open plan studio so please try to keep it to just one support person, if you need more please reach out to us and we’ll do our best to accommodate :)
  • How do I prepare for my appointment?
    Quick points: Moisturise every day before your tattoo appointment. No alcohol the night before and day of your tattoo. Get a good nights sleep. Eat and hydrate! Wear comfy clothes (think about where you’re having the tattoo and don’t wear your bests in case of accidental ink splashes!) Snackkkkkks! Nip to the shop before hand for any sweets, snacks or drinks to help keep your blood sugars up throughout your tattoo :) If you don’t moisturise as your daily routine it’s always a good habit to start! Not only does it make it a little easier for your artist doing your tattoo session but it helps keep your new and existing tattoos looking bright! Please don’t drink any alcohol the night before your tattoo appointment it can thin your blood and make the tattoo process harder or even impossible to do safely. Your artist can refuse to tattoo you if they feel it isn’t safe to do so and another deposit would be required to make another appointment. Make sure you’ve had a good nights sleep and a good breakfast or lunch before you’re getting tattooed to avoid the possibility of feeling lightheaded. Snacks and drinks are allowed in the studio so you can bring sugary things to help you through your session! If you’re booked in for a full day there will be a break for lunch or whenever you or your artists needs to throughout the day.
  • Do you do cover ups?
    The short answer is yes! …but only if we think it is possible to do so. If you want to enquire about a cover up please send us a picture of what you currently have tattooed (take a clear photo, front on in daylight) along with any ideas of what you’d like to get it covered with. Include as much info you can along with any reference pictures and if you have a preferred artist! From there we will be able to tell you if it is doable and get you in touch with your artist for a direct consultation either online or in the studio. With coverups you may need to be a little open with ideas and flexible on sizing and design, it’s always done on a case by case basis, every cover is different but your tattoo artist will talk you through it all! If we don’t think it will work as a coverup, laser tattoo removal is always a great option to lighten an unwanted pice enough to get it covered with something you love! We don’t offer laser treatment in the studio but we can point you in the right direction to start your cover up journey!
  • Do you offer scar cover-ups/tattoos over stretch marks?
    We can in most cases…but it does depend on the severity and maturity of your scar. This is judged on a case by case basis. In general a scar should be fully settled, at least one or two years old and no longer be a reddish/pinkish coloir. If you were looking to have a scar cover up please send in a photo of the scar as well as what you were looking to cover it up with so we can pair you with your tattoo artist.
  • Is there parking at the studio?
    There is on street parking outside the studio (we’re on the corner of Ashgate Road where you can pay at the meter or via the pay by phone app, it’s £1.80 for two hours currently. There’s also a rooftop car park above Morrisons which is around £5 for the day and takes coins or app payments.
  • What forms of payment do you take?
    We usually take deposits online, when you’re making your booking your artist will send you their payment info, we all take either bank transfer or PayPal. You can either use the same details to pay your artists on the day or use cash in the studio.
  • What should I do for tattoo aftercare?
    There are a few different aftercare options, your artist will talk you through which they think would be best to suit you and your new tattoo. We can use a second skin if you don’t have any allergies to adhesives, this is a clear bandage that can be changed and left on for a total of around 4-5 days. Or if you do have allergies we would recommend dry healing, which is when your artist will wrap your new tattoo in cling film upon completion, this need to be left on for an hour or so, once its time for the cling film to come off you need to clean your new tattoo using warm soapy water. Lather soap up and using your fingers gently clean the area, making sure to get rid of any blood, ink and plasma (Yum yum) Pat dry with a clean piece of kitchen roll to avoid getting lint stuck. And then apply a small amount of aftercare balm to the area, but don’t smother it! This needs to be repeated 2-3 times a day for the first week or so.
  • How long does a tattoo take to heal?
    Every person heals at different rates, but generally a tattoo should take around 2-3 weeks to heal fully. Some people take a little longer and some only take a week or so to heal.
  • What can I expect during healing?
    Its completely normal for your new tattoo to be a little red and sore. Some bruising and seepage (just a little blood/plasma and excess ink) is normal in the first few days. Some scabbing is normal but can be kept to a minimum by sticking to your aftercare routine. Around the week mark your tattoo will start to flake and become itchy, this is normal and all part of the healing process, DO NOT pick or scratch your new tattoo as this can lead to infection and ink fall out.
  • Can I exercise after getting a new tattoo?
    You can exercise straight away, but use your common sense. If something hurts to do, stop doing it whilst your tattoo is healing. Gyms can also be dirty places, make sure you’re wiping your equipment and that your new tattoo isn’t touching the machinery. Wear loose fitting clothes if you’re dry healing. We don’t recommend swimming, saunas etc until your tattoo if fully healed.
  • Do you offer gift vouchers?
    All of our artists have their own gift vouchers! If you want to purchase one please get in touch! We can post them out to you, send a digital version or you can pick a physical copy up from the studio!
  • Do you offer discounts?
    Discounts are made at the artists discretion, getting multiple tattoos in one session always works out a little cheaper as we only have to use one set up on you. Keep and eye out on our artists Instagrams for predrawn flash, these are usually designs we would love to tattoo and are usually up at a discounted rate.
  • Is Fates and Fury wheelchair accessible?
    There is a step at the front door but the rest of the studio is completely flat. If you require any further info just get in touch via our contact form where we will be happy to chat with you!
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