Frequently Asked Questions
CAN I DISCUSS A TATTOO PROJECT WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT?
During COVID-19 operations: Use the contact form during covid, specifically! We are not taking walk-ins for the most part, so an appointment is best!
For piercings or small tattoos, making appointments is not necessary (to the extent of our availability). Just come and see us and we'll get you sorted!
WILL MY TATTOO HURT?
The human body is actually well equipped to deal with being tattooed. Usually, after the first few minutes, the body will release natural chemicals that help to numb the area. However, you should still expect to feel slight scratching, and heat from the skin, all of which is a completely natural, and safe reaction.
Everyone is different, some people feel pain, others don't. When people do experience pain, it is usually more of a discomfort as opposed to pain. It's really not that bad, trust us. :)
I'M NOT SURE WHAT TATTOO I WANT, OR WHERE IT SHOULD GO?!
If you are not sure what tattoo you actually want, we would suggest you do some basic research for the type of design, style, and size. For example, if you are thinking of a tattoo related to flowers, search for "Flower Tattoo Designs" and bring us the designs you like.
We have books and flash in the shop that you are welcome to browse and talk to us about what you would like. When you give us an idea, an artist will draw a design to see if you are happy before going any further.
Some area's of the body are going to better than others to place your tattoo. With time, your tattoo can be affected by how your skin ages. We can help you decide on the day or when you come to speak to us.
WILL YOU CHARGE ME FOR DRAWING THE TATTOO DESIGN?
We do not specifically charge you for the drawing, however, we will usually request that you pay a deposit before the artist starts to draw anything. The artist is taking time to create this drawing for you for the sole purpose of the design being tattooed on your person. You will not own the drawing, even if you pay a deposit. The drawing will always remain the property of the artist.
When making an appointment for your tattoo, you will be given a quote depending on the complexity of the pattern, style, and design. We will contact you to make any other changes if needed. In other cases, the modifications will be made, if necessary, on the day.
CAN I MAKE A QUOTE ONLINE OR BY TELEPHONE?
For the most accurate pricing, we recommend using the form (Contact Us) to get all the details sorted. This will ensure you get the more accurate price based on size, location, design, as well as any other details.
CAN YOU SEND MY DESIGN VIA EMAIL?
You can only view your design in the shop. You're welcome to set up an in-person consultation so the sketches and design(s) can be reviewed before getting tattoo'd.
CAN YOU TATTOO OVER SCARS AND MOLES?
It is possible to tattoo on a scar provided that it is not recent and it is not too much relief (Minimum 2 years).
A scar does not have the same texture as your skin, so it is not possible to tattoo as easily as elsewhere. Skin surfaces with scar tissue, especially from severe burns, are often difficult to rework. It often takes a while.
Tattooing on a mole is not recommended because it is important to be able to follow its evolution in the long term; you can ask your dermatologist if your moles are benign before considering your tattoo.
CAN I COPY A TATTOO IN YOUR GALLERY?
All images, photos, drawings, illustrations are original creations, works of the spirit of the artists of Angel Tattoo. These works are protected by copyright and intellectual property law.
You DO NOT have permission to copy or reproduce ANY images in any format from our website, social media pages, or other platforms displaying our work.
We thank you to respect these laws.
CAN I APPLY AN ANESTHETIC CREAM?
You are welcome to use an anesthetic cream. We sell these in the shop so you are welcome to visit us to discuss how and when to apply the cream before your tattoo appointment. Please be aware the anesthetics do not kick in until AFTER skin is broken into!
HOW LONG WILL MY TATTOO TAKE?
This is impossible to answer without seeing you first. You would need to discuss this with your artist. Tattoos can last 40 minutes to an entire day, sometimes even over multiple sessions.
WILL MY TATTOO GO WELL AGING?
The most important aspect of ensuring your tattoo stays fresh and clear for many years to come is following the healing instructions!
If you fail to follow the healing instructions your tattoo can degrade at a very rapid rate. It is also important to avoid high UV rays (The Sun) by applying sun protection as you would normally do in these types of conditions.
CAN I REMOVE A TATTOO?
The first, and usually easiest option is a cover-up. This is the practice of covering an old, or unwanted tattoo with a new design, however, this can be difficult depending on the tattoo you no longer want. You would need to speak to an artist and show them the tattoo to confirm if a cover-up will work for you.
The second option is Laser Tattoo Removal. This must be done by a dermatologist or licensed outlet. We do not perform this at Angel Tattoo.
DO YOU PRACTICE THE SEMI-PERMANENT TATTOO?
This is not a practice carried out at Angel Tattoo. If you would like to try semi-permanent tattoos we would recommend using ephemeral tattoo based on Jagua ink.
This is a natural ink obtained from a fruit, the life of the tattoo is 1 to 3 weeks and this will give you a preview of the rendering of your tattoo. We do not recommend henna ink because of the high risk of allergies and reactions to the skin.
DO YOU PRACTICE PERMANENT MAKE-UP?
We do not practice permanent makeup.
DO YOU TATTOO AT HOME?
Absolutely not, this is not only illegal but also very unhygienic. There will be no exception.
WILL YOU TATTOO A MINOR?
The State of Florida has mandated under Chapter 64E-28, Florida Administrative Code, that no one under the age of 16 years old may get tattooed. Anyone that is 16 or 17 years of age must receive consent as documented and notarized on the state-mandated form linked below