FAQ

How long does a tattoo take to heal?

Depending on the size of the tattoo, how your body heals, the area of the tattoo, etc the healing time may vary but it will take approximately two weeks for the tattoo to heal. 

 

What care should I follow and how long does it take to heal?

The care you will need to take for good healing is very simple: Wash your tattoo with lukewarm water, neutral soap and apply a thin layer of healing cream for about 15 days or so. You should also avoid swimming pools, jacuzzis, sea water and sun baths during this time.

 

Can I get a tattoo in summer?

Any time of the year is a good time to get a tattoo, both in the middle of summer and in winter, although it is true that in summer, you should be more attentive to the healing process.

 

What is the price for a tattoo?

The price varies depending on the type of design, the size of the tattoo and the place where it is to be done.

 

Can I drink alcohol before getting a tattoo?

Our recommendation is that alcohol should not be consumed in the 48 hours prior to the tattoo as both the bleeding at the time of getting the tattoo and the sensitivity of the skin is greater.

 

What is the minimum age to get a tattoo?

The minimum age to get a tattoo is 16 years old.

 

How much does it hurt to get a tattoo?

It depends on your pain tolerance and the area you are getting tattooed on. Some areas of the body are more painful than others but our team of professional tattooists will always help you to make the experience as pleasant as possible.

 

Why is tattoo ink injected into the dermis?

The reason why tattoo ink stays in your skin forever has to do with your immune system. When you get a tattoo, the ink flows through the tattoo needle into the middle layer of your skin, called the dermis. That creates a wound, which your body tries to heal by sending macrophages (a type of white blood cell) to the area.

How deep into the skin does a tattoo go?

The tattoo needle pierces about 100 times per second in order to insert the ink 1.5 to 2 millimetres below the surface of the skin. The reason for this depth is to avoid the epidermis (or outer layer of the skin) so that the tattoo is permanent.

 

I have a scar and I would like to cover it. Can I get a tattoo?

Before we can tattoo a scar, we need the skin to be fully regenerated and healed in that area. If the skin has a pinkish tone, it is still early. When the scar has a whitish colour, we can tattoo over it and cover it with the tattoo of your choice.

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