Do I need a booking?
We do take appointments. We also take walk-ins when we can. So call (07) 4723 5366, drop in and see us, or get in touch to organise a time for your tattoo. We are super responsive to Facebook messages, and we can assure you, we are worth the wait - after all, tattoos are forever!
Can I bring my own design?
Of course! Although we have thousands of great designs available, we welcome your individual requests.
Simply bring us your design for an obligation free quote.
What if it’s just an idea?
Our team can draft your idea into the perfect tattoo, although even the roughest sketch from you is a good start. We require a cash deposit before we can start drafting, which is refundable if you have the tattoo applied. Please be aware that NO artwork is released from the studio under any circumstance, and that your drafting deposit is non-refundable if you decide not to have the tattoo applied.
How much will my tattoo cost?
This is a little bit like asking how long a piece of string is, as we work with our customers to provide bespoke designs. If the artwork is on the wall, it will be clearly priced. If you have your own design or idea, simply pop into the studio for a quote.
For any custom artwork which needs to be drafted, a quote will be available when the artwork is produced.
How much will it hurt?
Tattooing is achieved by placing a small amount of pigment under the top layers of skin which is injected by small, electrically powered pins. Naturally, it causes some discomfort. The amount of pain experienced varies with design placement, and your own level of tolerance. The vast majority of ‘first-timers’ find tattooing much less painful than expected. Whilst tattooing has its own unique sensation, many people compare it to waxing or a cat scratch.
How old do I have to be?
Under Australian law, you MUST be at least 18 years of age to be tattooed, REGARDLESS of parental consent.
At Second Skin Tattoo we DO NOT make any exceptions under any circumstance.
How do I look after my new tattoo?
Your new tattoo will be applied to the highest standards of hygiene. It will take approximately two weeks to completely heal, in which time it requires some simple but important care on your part. At Second Skin Tattoo, we provide all clients with full written instructions on after care, as well as a verbal explanation of what is required. We also sell, at cost price, the finest after care products to ensure you get the best result possible to wear with pride for many years to come
Are there any designs I can't have?
In the interests of social harmony, we don't apply designs of an offensive nature. These include profanities, obscene images, or designs of a racist or sectarian nature. We respect the right of the individual to have such designs applied elsewhere.
Can any part of the body be tattooed?
It's our policy NOT to perform tattooing on the hands, face or genitals. This is based on a long history of seeing people who regret existing tattoos in these areas. Whilst we agree it is the right of the individual to be tattooed in these areas, we reserve our own right not to provide the service. In other words, please don’t ask us to make exceptions, we welcome you to find a studio that will oblige you.
Do you sell gift vouchers?
Absolutely! A voucher can be for any amount, and are valid for months from issue. Come chat to us today and walk out with a gift that will last forever!
Have any questions which aren't answered here? Looking for more information about Second Skin or tattooing? Please give us a call on (07) 4723 5366 or send us an email.