DOES IT HURT?
Yes! But in the best possible way. Your brain releases endorphins when you go through pain and your body loves endorphins, so yes, it hurts, but you’ll kinda like it.
HOW LONG DOES A TATTOO TAKE TO HEAL?
It takes two weeks to “heal,” but it takes months for the skin to fully regenerate.
HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?
We are private studio by appointment only, no walk-ins, unless we have a cancellation.
Please fill the the contact form (click) with a description of the design, some photo reference, and your preferred dates to schedule. This will enable us to process your request quickly and efficiently. We schedule appointments a maximum of two months in advance.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO GET A TATTOO?
You must be at least 18 years of age. It is against the law, even with parental consent. In accordance with this law we have a strict No Minors policy. Not only must you be 18, you have to prove it with a valid Photo ID. No exceptions.
HOW MUCH DOES A TATTOO COST?
We are private studio and we only do full day sessions 6-7 hours long. Price depends on the artist. Send us an email for more info.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?
We are cash only on the day. Deposits could be paid by card/cash or online.
DO I NEED TO LEAVE A DEPOSIT IF I DECIDE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
Yes, a deposit of minimum £200.00 (please speak to Bobby) is required to make an appointment. Deposits are non-refundable and will be applied to the final price of your tattoo. We need minimum of 7 days notice to reschedule your booking. You will only be rescheduled once, unless you have extremely important circumstances.
Straight Lines Tattoo reserves the right to change appointment dates with short notice!
We have only one space available, and if it's taken already by another customer you can park at Clifton Road, 2 min walk.
HOW TO FIND US?
By Train - Loughton tube station is 5min walk
By Car - M11 Junction 1, M25 Junction 26, Close to North Circular.
Parking - Clifton Road, pay and Display, £10 per day
CAN I USE NUMBING CREAM?
Please remember Numbing Creams are not allowed.
It effects the quality of the tattoo, they don't last long (even if it says), 10 times more painful after the effect is gone, you could get allergy reaction, the skin can get red and swollen (not taking the ink well), which means we have to stop the session.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY TATTOO?
Please read - How To Prepare For My Tattoo Page.
We recommend that you eat well before you come in, and remember to stay hydrated. If you start to feel woozy, have a soda. Sugar is your friend in this situation. Walking around London all day in the summer, without drinking any water and then coming to get tattooed on an empty stomach is a sure recipe for passing out.
It’s best not to party the night before because alcohol can increase bleeding for up to 24 hours. Blood also dilutes our pigments, affecting both the appearance of your tattoo as well as the healing process. Remember to stay calm and cool, you’re in good hands. There’s nothing to stress over—it’s just a tattoo!