Frequently Asked Questions
DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
It is advisable to make an appointment to avoid disappointments but we do try to assists walk-in’s if time allows it.
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
We prefer that the appointment is made in person, as this allows us to discuss your design and schedule a time and date.
If for any reason you are unable to visit us just contact us to set up your free consultation.
WHAT DO I WEAR FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
Wear what you feel comfortable in, and will allow for easy access to the area being tattooed. Private room available if necessary.
HOW MUCH IS A TATTOO?
It is difficult to give an exact cost of a Tattoos. The design, size, colour, detail and placement will all be taken into consideration when costing your Tattoo. It is important to keep in mind that we can only give you an accurate price once the final design,size, and placement have been agreed on.
DOES TATTOOING / PIERCING HURTS?
YES, it will hurt, the level of pain is all depend upon your own pain tolerances. We DO NOT recommended that you take painkillers beforehand, as most thins the blood, making you more susceptible to bleeding during the procedure.
HOW MUCH IS IT FOR A PIERCING?
The price will depend on the procedure required. Contact us to set up an appointment or drop in at our Studio in Westville, Durban.
SHOULD I SAY SOMETHING TO MY TATTOO ARTIST IF I START FEELING SICK WHILE GETTING TATTOO?
Please do tell your Artist if you are feeling sick or funny. DO tell your Artist immediately, (don’t try to tough it out), so that he/ she can deal with it. Please keep in mind your Artist is prepared for it and knows how to handle it.
DO YOU DO COVER- UP WORK?
YES, we would gladly do it for you. Setup a free consultation with one of our talented Tattoo Artists. Please bring a broad variety of ideas with on what you would like the outcome to be and look like. You should keep an open mind and allow your Artist to have some freedom to successfully cover-up your old or unwanted Tattoo.
DO YOU RE-USE YOUR NEEDLES?
NO, we will never re-use a needle. We strictly operate in a clean and sterile environment.
DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING SPECIAL TO PREPARE?
YES, Please DO maintain a good personal hygiene.
WHAT BODY PART CAN I GET PIERCED?
Generally any part of your body can get pierced. These are your most common places to get pierced are: Nose, Lips, Eyes, Nipples, Navel and Tongue. We do offer piercings for both female and male that would like piercings done that are more Frisky. Contact us at KwaZulu Tattoo and Piercing Studio to get the required information.
HOW DO I DECIDE WHAT I WANT?
We do have thousands of pre selected images at the KwaZulu Tattoo Studio to choose from. If your like you can bring in your own ideas and you can work with the Tattoo Artist to create a custom piece for your. Our skilled Tattoo Artists can re-create anything you find online and turn it into something unique for your according to your preference.
DO YOUR ARTISTS HAVE PORTFOLIOS FOR ME TO LOOK AT?
YES, the Artists have portfolios available to look at. You can even see their more recent work on Facebook. Pictures DON’T lie, and if they DON’T have a portfolio, it is best you invest in a good pair of running shoes and start running. Since Tattoos are permanent, you should make sure that your Tattoo Artist is more than qualified.
CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN WITH?
We DON’T recommend it at all. Tattoo Studio’s are NOT a place for children. There’s many hazards that they could be exposed to. Children can also be a big distraction to you, your Artist and other clients.
CAN I BRING ALL OF MY FRIENDS WITH ME WHEN I COME FOR MY TATTOO?
We DON’T recommend it at all. Please DON’T bring the whole cheering crowed to the studio. Most of the time they will not mind if only one friend is there for moral support. It is always best to ask your Artists first.
CAN I NEGOTIATE THE PRICE OF MY TATTOO?
Everything usually is, depending on size and placement and or project work we can work out a payment plan if necessary.
CAN I GET TATTOOED AFTER HAVING A FEW DRINKS?
Depending on your definition of a few drinks, absolutely not. Please arrive fresh and sober.
CAN THE ARTIST DRAW UP A TATTOO IF I HAVE AN IDEA?
Our Artists will gladly draw-up a Tattoo for you. Book a consultation with the artist to discuss your ideas, design, budget and way forward.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO GET A TATTOO OR PIERCING?
Minimum age is 16 with parental presence and consent. Minimum age is 18 without parental consent. Please bring valid ID for verification.