- How much does a tattoo cost?
The price of a tattoo depends on a number of factors including the style, size, shape, level of complexity and texture of the tattoo along with the experience of the artist working on it. All quotes are estimates of how long the tattoo will take based on our extensive tattooing experience. Some may take less time and others may take more time than expected. Common reasons for the tattoo taking longer include:
- Excessive bleeding (uncommon)
- Client requiring frequent breaks due to discomfort
- Change of placement of design after tattoo commencement
Please drop in and see us in our Bondi Junction Studio or give us a call for a no-obligation ballpark quote for your new tattoo.
- Do you require a deposit?
To book an appointment, a deposit is required. The deposit will be taken off the total cost of the tattoo upon completion and cannot be used as payment until the final session.
- How much notice must I give to cancel or re-schedule my appointment?
To cancel a booking of more than 3 hours, you must give at least 7 days’ notice or you may lose your deposit. For a tattoo session which is less than 3 hours you must give at least 3 days’ notice.
- Do you do hand and neck tattoos?
We will do hand and neck tattoos on you provided you already have visible tattoos elsewhere on your body. We recommend that your first tattoo is not a large hand or neck tattoo. Due to the increased exposure to the sun, hand and neck tattoos are more likely to require a touch-up down the track. This is not a free touch-up.
- Do you do any free touch-ups?
Touchy subject! With proper aftercare, touch-ups should very rarely be needed on tattoos. With small tattoos where a fixed price was paid, we will do a quick free touch-up if it is required within the first month after the tattoo being completed. Free touch-ups are not offered on tattoos on the following areas of the body:
We do not offer free touch-ups on sleeves or larger tattoos as this is considered ongoing tattoo work.
If a touch-up is required due to improper aftercare, Valhalla Tattoo Studio reserves the right to refuse a free touch-up. Examples of this include picking the scab, submerging the tattoo in water before it had fully healed and general improper aftercare.
- Will the colour in my tattoo fade?
Inevitably all tattoos will fade somewhat in the long-term but if you properly care for your tattoo and protect it from harmful sun exposure, it should stay bright for at least 10-15 years without a touch-up. We recommend applying SPF 50 to all tattoos to prevent the sun from fading them. We practice what we preach and our tattoos are still vibrant years later!
- How do I look after my fresh tattoo?
See our aftercare page for step by step advice on caring for your fresh ink.
- Do you do white ink tattoos?
We get asked about white ink tattoos very regularly. While it’s possible for us to do them, we generally advise against having them done for a number of reasons. White ink tattoos are very prone to fading regardless of the quality of ink used or experience of the tattoo artist. The strong Australian sun is the enemy of white ink tattoos and over time the crisp white can fade to a more yellow colour. We’re happy to have a conversation with anyone who is interested in having a white ink tattoo done to discuss the pros and cons of them and to potentially come up with an alternative tattoo which is perfect for you!