TERMS & CONDITIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
At Renaissance Tattoo we pride ourselves on the ability to make our clients feel relaxed and comfortable, our studio is spotlessly clean and we work to and above local Health Authority and industry guidelines.
How do I get tattooed at Renaissance?
For custom work, you'll need to come in and see us for a consultation (it's a good idea to bring printed reference ideas along with you). We require a cash deposit when you book in with us, this secures your appointment and it is deducted from the final cost of your tattoo. To read the Terms and Conditions associated with making an appointment, click here.
How do I make an appointment, do I make it in person, online or by phone?
You can make an appointment in person by visiting our Rickmansworth tattoo studio, online or by phone. After discussing your requirements you will need to confirm your intention by leaving a deposit, which you can do in person or online by clicking here.
How much does it cost to make an appointment?
Consultation: It is free to book a consultation, you can book online here.
Do you do walk-in Tattoos?
Yes! We offer walk-in tattoos on a first come, first served basis.
How old must I 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'. To read the Tattooing of Minors Act, Click here.
How old must I be to get a body piercing?
There is no legal age restriction in England to have a Body Piercing. However, at Renaissance Tattoo we firmly believe in age restrictons (for a number of reasons), therefore we impose our own.
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.
All our needles are single use; this means 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.
Do you use Vegan Tattoo ink?
Yes, most of our inks are vegan anyway but if vegan ink is a specific requirement, you only have to ask :)
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, as required by local byelaws.
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.
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 (there are a number of reasons for this).
Can you offer me privacy?
Yes very easily, you only have to ask.
What are the studio rules?
No muddy footwear/ clothing permitted on the premises.
Mobile phones MUST be switched on silent in the studio area.
We reserve the right to refuse to do a tattoo at our discretion.
What happens during a consultation, what do I need to bring with me?
A tattooo consultation is where you meet you chosen artist and explain your ideas to them so they can interpret them as a tattoo. Please make sure you a very good initial idea of your basic subject matter, what style you want (realism, traditional, black & grey, dot work etc) and size/ placement.
What happens on the day of my appointment?
When you arrive you'll be asked to fill and sign a consent form, this where you agree that you are consenting to get a tattoo and that you understand they are permenant. You will also fill in multiple choice questions on pe-existing medical conditions and any medication you are taking. If we think you appear to be under 21 years of age, we will ask you for your I.D (passport or driving licence) to prove you are 18 years of age or above.
Can I use a numbing solution?
We prefer you not to use a numbing solution as by its very nature it alters the skin's properties and can make it more difficult to tattoo you. Every artist reserves to right to refuse to tattoo you if you have applied a numbing solution and if this is the case you can expect to forfeit your deposit if you have to re book. We cannot and will not guarantee our work if you have applied a numbing solution.
How do I look after my tattoo or piercing?
You can find out how to look after your tattoo or piercing by reading our 'Aftercare' page, here.