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Extreme Needle LondonF.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve put together most commonly asked questions to give you some usefull informations.

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Our working hours for tattoos are from 1pm to 7pm.
We may have some availability for walk-ins, however this depends on how busy we are. If you’d like to get tattooed on a particular day, we highly recommend booking an appointment to ensure there will be someone available to tattoo you.
Yes, we are regulated by the City of Westminster. You can find all our licences displayed in the reception area, along with some of the artist’s artwork.
For tattoos, we only accept cash in the studio.
According to the law in the UK, you must be at least 18 years old to get tattooed. Parental consent doesn’t make a difference regarding this. Please bring ID when you come to the studio.
To book an appointment, please feel free to get in touch via email through the contact form on our website or just feel free to visit the studio. Make sure to include as much information as possible (the size, body position, style, colour or black and grey) or if you wish to book with any artists in particular, please use the artist’s individual contact form with all the aforementioned information.
Of course. We offer free of charge/no commitment consultations with the tattoo artists. If you have a design and artist in mind, email us and we will be able to check their availabilities and book you in for a consultation during the most suitable opportunity. These consultations are usually either at 12:30 or 7 pm.
You can bring someone into the studio with you, however they will not be able to go downstairs with you. Please keep in mind that the reception area is not particularly big and if we get very busy, we will ask people who are not waiting for tattoos or piercings to leave the studio. We are within minutes of Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Soho, so there’s a lot of far more interesting things for your friends/family to do instead of waiting in the reception.
Make sure you have a good night’s rest, avoid alcohol the night before and ensure that you have eaten something before your appointment. You may be in the tattoo area for a few hours, so it’s important to ensure that you are feeling your best.
The healing process can vary depending on a number of factors such as age, health conditions, etc. however, we estimate that for a healthy individual is about 2 weeks to 1 month until the skin fully regenerates.
Yes, if you wish to book an appointment, we will ask you for a deposit to secure that appointment for you.
The tattoo artists will explain the aftercare to you once the tattoo is done and you will be given all the information in writing as well.
No problem. You will just need to wait a month for the skin to heal and we will be able to book you in for a touch-up. Touch ups are free when done within 3 months of the date you originally got the tattoo on.
Tattoos are priced based on design and body position. We take into account the amount of time, the tools that will be required and the intricacy of the design.
As a shop standard, we do not tattoo these areas of the body unless you are already heavily tattooed and aware of the particularities and how much having these areas tattooed can affect you. For more information about this, just do a bit of research about the healing process of these areas.
Children are not allowed inside the studio, this applies to the reception area too. Anyone under the age of 16 will be asked to leave the premises. We apologise for any problems this may cause, however, tattoo studios are not a suitable place for children.
As a shop policy, we do not send the designs over beforehand. The tattoo artists work on each customer’s design shortly before the tattoo happens and will have it ready for you when you come to the studio. If you wish to do any changes to the design, that’s absolutely fine and we will make sure that you are 100% happy with the design before starting to tattoo.
If you are pregnant or a nursing mother, we will refuse to tattoo you. Your body is already going through a lot of changes and we don’t want to risk posing any problems to your health or the health of your baby. After 12 months, provided the baby is no longer as dependant on the mother, we can tattoo you.
We will not refuse tattooing someone based on a medical condition, but if you are afraid that it may in some way affect your health, it’s better to speak to your doctor beforehand.
Yes, we do. Most of our artists are very skilled at this. We will ask you to come to the studio for a consultation beforehand to have a word with one of the tattoo artists and discuss your ideas. If the tattoo is very dark/fresh, we may advise you to get some laser removal sessions in order to lighten it up a bit, and then we will be able to help you out.
Depending on what tattoo/where in the body it is, we may do it. Please email us photos of the existing tattoo and we will let you know.
As long as the scar is over 1 year old, we can tattoo over it, however it is always best to book a consultation to discuss your ideas regarding this and to allow the artist to have a conversation with you about your goals for the tattoo.
As the information stated in the consent form you filled out when you made your appointment, deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable, this means you will not be able to use your deposit with another artist, although exceptions may apply at our discretion. Provided you give us at least 48 h notice, we will be able to change your appointment to a later date (for a maximum of 3 times).

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