Please bring any ideas with you in printed form only or via email if it's an enquiry, we do not accept images you show us on mobile phones etc.
We welcome telephone enquiries but you will need to visit us in person to make a booking.
Clients are welcome to ask for a particular Artist, please browse their portfolios and check out whose style you prefer.
What aftercare advice do you offer?
We will give you an aftercare advice sheet when you arrive for your appointment, your Artist will also talk you through it and answer any questuons you may have.
To read our afteracre advice online, please click HERE.
Do you do walk-ins?
On Saturdays there isusually always an Artist available for walk-ins, we do this on rotation which means there is a different Renaissance Artist tattooing every Saturday.
During the week, If an Artist has a free period available between appointments, he/she may be available to do a walk-in.
We do walk-ins on a first come, first served basis.
Do you do cover-up work and re-vamps?
Yes, of course we do, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience with cover-ups and re-working of old or tired tattoos! But if you want to take away the limitations that an existing tattoo can have on a new design you'd like, our Laser Tattoo Removal service is often the best option. You can find out more about our Laser Tattoo Removal by clicking HERE.
Do you accept credit/debit cards in the shop?
No we accept cash only.
How old do I need to be to get a tattoo?
The Tattooing of Minors Act (1969) States that: 'It shall be an offence to tattoo a person under the age of eighteen'.
Click here to read The Tattooing of Minors Act
If you are under 18, please don’t expect to get tattooed because you think it’s OK if you have parental consent. It just isn’t going to happen!
You MUST be 18 years of age or above to get tattooed. We ONLY accept a driver's license or passport
(both with photos) as proof, we accept nothing else (we will enter your driving license or passport number on a consultation form for our records). If you appear to be 21 years old or younger we will ask you to prove you are 18 years of age or above.
If you don't agree with the law on tattooing, take it up with the Government, not us!
Please can you tell me about your hygiene standards?
Our studio is immaculate, we clean and disinfect it meticulously, twice every day. We are fastidious about our routine and this even includes disinfecting the wheels of our chairs! Each Artist cleans his/her work area and seating throughly after each client and washes their hands with surgical soap before and after each client.
The NHS approached us for advice on tattoo hygiene for their video 'Things to know before getting a tattoo' that they filmed in our studio, you can watch it by clicking below.
All our needles are single use; this means that they are brand new when they are opened in front of each client. We then destroy them in front of each client after their tattoo/piercing. All non-consumables are ultrasonically cleaned then bag-sealed before being sterilised, We break the seals on these bags in front of each client. If asked we will explain the process and show you the how the colour of the heat indicator has changed since pre-sterilisation. Our tattoo machines and machine cables are 'bagged' with new covers for each client, as are our power suppliies. Our inks are all single use and they are also disposed of in front of each client.
How old do I need to be to get pierced at Renaissance Tattoo?
There is no legal age of consent for Body Piercing, and so it's perfectly legal for someone under the age of 18 to have a piercing as long as they have consented to it. We will not pierce the tongue or nipples of anyone under the age of 18 or the navel of anyone under the age of 16 so lease don't ask.
If you are under the age of 18 and you want to be pierced we require you to be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian We will ALWAYS ask to see your photo I.D with date of birth as proof of age.
Will you pierce the ears of my young child?
Yes but they need to be AT LEAST 10 years of age and we need to be satisfied that the ear piercing is what THEY have asked for.
OUR PIERCER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO DO ANY PIERCING AT THEIR DISCRETION
How do I prepare to get tattooed or pierced?
As you would expect, we take hygiene extremely seriously and in return we appreciate that you do too. For a tattooist or piercer, there is nothing worse that working in very close proximity to someone that hasn't paid much attention to their personal cleanliness. If possible, please take a bath or shower and use deodorant before you visit! Wear old clothes that you can easily afford to discard. Tattoo ink DOES NOT wash out of clothing.
Try to eat something at least an hour before you get tattooed and bring something along with a high sugar content such as chocolate and a drink.
Can I bring a partner, parent or friend with me when I get tattooed/pierced?
Yes, but they will not be able to enter the studio area with you.
Will you show me your registration certificate (license) and other registration if I ask you?
Yes all our certification is displayed prominently in the studio.
Can you offer me privacy?
Yes, very easily.
What are the studio rules?
Please do not bring babies or young children with you.
You must be 18 years of age to get a tattoo and if necessary, be able to prove it.
People under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be tolerated or permitted in the studio.
No photography of our tattoo designs or sketchbooks.
No muddy footwear/ clothing permitted on the premises.
Mobile phones MUST be switched off in the studio area.
We reserve the right to refuse to do a tattoo at our discretion.
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE ABOVE RULES, NO MATTER HOW WELL YOU THINK YOU KNOW US!