Faqs and Disclaimers

Katdemon Ink - Tattoo and Piercing Studio Cardiff. 51a Merthyr Road, Whitchurch, CF14 1DB South Wales.
Phone: (+44) 02921321780 or 07477146000 Email: katdemonink@email.com

Faqs

COVID – Tattoo and piercing Studio Policy
COVID – Studio Policy

Feeling unwell? Please stay home
If you have any symptoms of illness of any kind, feel unwell, or have been in contact with anyone with COVID symptoms or have tested positive for COVID in the last 2 weeks, please contact us as soon as possible and we will arrange your appointment with no penalty, the safety of our team and clients is the most important thing.

We understand that you are excited for your appointment and have likely been waiting quite a while, but coming in feeling unwell is not only risking everyone in the studio, but it also risks your healing process.

Only you please
To limit the people within the studio we ask you to attend your appointment on your own, unless you need a carer or are accompanying a minor. Any extra people will be asked to wait outside of the studio.

Appointment ONLY
We will be running by appointment only. Our doors will be closed and only opened to allow you entry at your appointment time to keep your time within the studio at a minimum.

We will NOT be accepting walk ins or face to face tattoo consultations.
Please contact us via phone or email to book an appointment. A deposit is required for all appointments and will be taken off of your procedure total.
Masks are compulsory
You will be required to wear a face mask at all times whilst in the studio. This needs to be worn correctly, fully covering your mouth and nose.

If you do not have a mask, one will be supplied to you at a charge of £1.
Due to the necessity of wearing a mask, we are not currently able to offer facial piercings (nose, tongue, lip), you can join our waiting list for once these restriction are relaxed.

We will also be wearing masks and full face shields during your appointment.

Sanitise your hands
When you enter the studio, you will be required to sanitise your hands and forearms.
We also carry out regular hand washing and sanitising of our hands and arms.
Social distancing
Please keep 2meters away from other people whilst in the studio and keep the stairs clear to allow people to leave the studio.

Do NOT touch
Please do not touch anything in the studio unless directed to do so, pointing is fine ;)
We ask you not to use your phone or devices whilst in the studio.
We will have tubs for you to place your belongings in when you enter the studio, this is to limit your cross contact with items, so please make sure you are ready for your appointment before you put your stuff in the tub as it will remain there until after your appointment.

What have we done in the studio?
Installed screens at the counter and between the tattoo stations.
Hand sanitising facilities as you enter.
Multiple hand sanitiser stations throughout the studio.
Paperless consent forms and aftercare instructions.
Our usual level of PPE, gloves, aprons and equipment barriers will continue.
We will now be wearing full face shields and face masks.
We already use high level cleaners throughout the studio so this will continue.
These are very strange times and even though most of you know the high levels of hygiene we have always implemented in our studio, we know these extra additions may seem extreme to some, please feel assured, we are taking all the precautions that we can to make sure that our team and our clients are protected as best they can be when in our studio.

We are doing all that we can to keep you safe during your appointment, please do the same for us and respect our new policies to keep us safe too.
How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?
You must be a least 18 years of age or older to get tattooed. Please do not be offended if we ask for photographic ID. The laws on tattooing are quite strict and tattooing a person who is under 18 is treated as assault on a minor. Having your parents consent does not change the fact that you must be 18 to get legally tattooed in the U.K
How old do I have to be to get a tongue or intimate piercing?
Please do not be offended if we will ask for photographic ID. The law states as of 1 February 2018 we can no longer offer tongue piercings to under 18 year olds.
Having your parents’ consent does not change the fact that you must be 18+ to get any intimate piercing in Wales (this includes nipples and all genital).
Read more about the laws on intimate piercings by clicking here.
Can you help me choose a design?
Every tattoo is designed on an individual basis, meaning that no two customers will have exactly the same design unless specifically requested to be matching. To achieve this it is important that you visit the studio for a free consultation. We have access to thousands of images online and we will sit with you for as long as you need, showing you various options for design, placement, size and colours. Your chosen tattoo design will represent our studio, so it is important to us that you have a piece of art that you love and are proud of and design that will still look great in years to come.
will I need to pay a deposit?
Every tattoo will require a deposit, this is non refundable and is to hold your booked date/time and to cover the preparation of your design/stencil aswell as to protect the studio.

A minimum of 4 days is needed to change or cancel any tattoo appointment.

This is our policy.

Do tattoos hurt?
Yes and No. Some people compare the feeling of being tattooed to a scratch. Some find it more painful than others and some actually enjoy the process. In general our first tattoos are usually the easiest. Most people tend to fear the worst and are relieved when they realise it is no where near as bad as they they expected. The bodies own defence systems produce endorphins that help us deal with the pain and some clients find the process pleasurable. Others hate it, but come back again and again, simply because they love the finished work of art.
Do you do cover ups?
With some creativity, it is possible to put a new tattoo over an older one, as is often the case when a relationship ends, and the client wants their partners name removed. The new tattoo will often have to be larger, and darker, but it is still possible to create a wonderful piece of artwork, over an existing tattoo that no longer serves it purpose, or was not applied properly to begin with.
If my body size or shape changes will it affect my tattoo?
In general, no. However, placement of a tattoo should always take into account possible changes to the body. Most of us will find that our waist line will expand as we grow older, but unless this change is dramatic, there is no reason your tattoo should look any different. Pregnant women find that their body can, with some work, return to its original shape and so their tattoos should stand the test of time.
Can I have a few drinks to help me deal with the pain?
We do not tolerate drunks or drugs in our studio. While the process of tattooing does not necessarily make you bleed (no more than a surface scratch) alcohol and many painkillers thin the blood, meaning that you bleed easier, which can result in a loss of ink. The more ink you lose, the more must be pushed back into the tattoo, and so you find that the tattoo takes longer, and may not heal as well as it should.
Will an anaesthetic be used?
We do have anaesthetic options available for tattoo procedures, but the vast majority of people will not need it.
We have numbing gel available for painful/more sensitive areas for a small additional fee and this would need to be applied up to an hour before your actual tattoo appointment.
In the case of piercing, we do not like to use numbing products as this can toughen the skin and cause delays in the healing process. Our piercer is very experienced and efficient in the process to ensure minimal pain/discomfort and the procedure is often over far quicker than the numbing process would take anyway.
How safe is getting a tattoo or piercing?
When you choose a professional studio like Katdemon Ink, your health and safety is our utmost priority. The moment you step into the studio you will see how serious we are about cleanliness. We use only single use pre sterilised needles which are disposed of after every client, as well as sterilised pigments in single use pots. Our hygiene procedures exceed the requirements of the relevant health authorities and all staff have received thorough training on procedures to maintain a sterile environment, so you’re in good hands. At Katdemon Ink, we also use the most advanced vacuum autoclave sterilisation for equipment used. You can watch your equipment being removed from individual sterile packaging immediately before use. If you have any questions regarding our hygiene procedures or your safety, please don’t hesitate to visit the studio for a guided tour of our sterilisation routines.
Do you use a gun for piercings?
No we only use single use needles as these are much safer.

Disclaimers

  • You must bring ID with you if you are lucky enough look under 25.
  • Before getting a tattoo or piercing with us you are required to fill in some paperwork.
  • We reserve the right refuse to tattoo or pierce anyone we feel is unfit to consent.
  • You may be asked for a deposit for your tattoo.

You will also have to fill in a health conditions check list, this is so we can advise you if you have any conditions that may affect your tattoo or piercing.

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