What to expect on the day of your tattoo


There are three main components to getting tattooed at Flesh and Colour:

  • The initial consultation - generally 30 minutes for brief and measurements. 

  • Deposits, design & creation of your Artwork

  • The application of your tattoo


Initial Consultation

  • The initial consultation is designed for you to meet our artist, explore our studio and begin discussions on the design of your tattoo. You should bring with you any reference material you may have such as sketches, photos etc. Don't panic if you have no reference material and are unsure what you want. That's what we are here for! You can browse through our extensive collection of Tattoo designs as you relax in our Tattoo design gallery and lounge. You will sit with the artist and together you will plan, design and create an individual piece that is as unique as you are. Let your imagination run free!


Design & creation of your Artwork

  • At this stage of the Tattooing process a deposit is required. This is basically a commitment from you, to us that you are serious about getting your tattoo. This will then allow the artist to start the drawing up and subsequent creation of your design. A deposit is required to confirm your booking. A minimum deposit of $100.00 is required for all small and medium size tattoos. A minimum deposit of $200.00 is required for all larger tattoos between 2-3 hours. A minimum deposit of $300.00 is required for all very large tattoos 6 hours and above. Deposits are non-refundable. Any out of town clients can place a deposit over the phone or through our booking service online.

  • In addition we will endeavor to give you an estimate on what your Tattoo may cost. However, please keep in mind that custom artwork, intricate designs and any specialty artwork such as portraiture is estimated on an hourly basis and may incur a higher specialty rate.

  • We will also discuss with you at this stage the placement options for your tattoo. Basically where the best place on your body will be for your new tattoo.

  • Next, we will schedule a second consultation with you. At this consultation you will review the design that has been created for you. If you are completely satisfied with the design we can begin the Tattooing process. However, if you require any changes to the design, they can be done on the day and your Tattoo can progress. If you require significant alterations to the design that has been created for you, your appointment may be rescheduled to enable the artist time to complete the design to your specifications.


The application of your Tattoo

  • You cannot be tattooed while pregnant or taking any antibiotics or blood thinners. Antibiotics and blood thinning medications need to be completed at least one week prior to you being tattooed.

  • You must be at least eighteen years old with government-issued identification.

  • You will be required to complete a Tattoo release form.

  • If your tattoo requires multiple sittings, there is a minimum two week healing time between appointments.

  • You cannot be tattooed while under the influence of alcohol or painkillers, and it is advised that you avoid alcohol completely the night before your appointment. Alcohol will increase skin dehydration making your skin more prone to irritation and bleeding during your tattoo.

  • You need to advise the Artist prior to being tattooed as to any allergies you may have, in addition, if you have or have had any communicable diseases including but not limited to: diabetes, hepatitis, heart disease, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, HIV, hemophilia or venereal diseases.

  • The area where you are to get your tattoo needs to be free of any rashes, allergic reactions, pimples, insect or animal bites, scars, bruises or abrasions of any kind.

  • You should be well rested, have eaten a meal at least 4 hours prior to your appointment and wear appropriate clothing that allows the Artist to easily access the area of our body that is to be tattooed.


We aim to provide you with not just a tattoo, but an experience. A moment in your life that will be remembered for many years to come....