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Terms and Conditions

Our team of experienced and talented tattoo artists are dedicated to providing the best possible experience for all of our clients. We have a strict set of policies and terms and conditions that we adhere to, to ensure that everyone who comes into our studio feels safe and comfortable. We understand that getting a tattoo is a big commitment, and we are here to guide you through the entire process, from design to aftercare. Our attention to detail and commitment to our craft set us apart from other tattoo studios in the area.

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Consultations

We dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible tattoo experience. Our team consists of top-notch artists that are focused on providing a unique, personalized and pain-free tattoo experience. We offer £15 consultations with our artists so that we can understand your vision without any hassle, and of course if you will book in with us, that will be included in your booking fee. Whether you're looking for something intricate, simple or downright wild, we have you covered. Drop by our studio today and trust us to create a tattoo that is truly one of a kind.

Booking  Fee

At Teresa Tattoo Studio, we take tattoo art seriously. We believe that every client deserves the best, from the initial consultation to the final product. That's why we ask for a small booking fee to secure your session with us. While it's non-refundable, the fee is included in the final price, which you will discuss with your tattoo artist during the session. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to creating a work of art that you'll be proud to display. Please bare in mind: If you not pay in deposit, we can't book you in for your session. 

OUR REQUIRED SHOP MINIMUM IS £70.

SMALL TATTOO SESSION (LESS THAN AN HOUR DURATION):

£70 Full amount paid to book and can be booked only as an hour tattoo session

TATTOO SESSIONS (more than an hour session with £70/hour):

1h deposit required to book (£70)

FULL DAY TATTOO SESSION (5 hours work for £300):

£100 required from the session price as deposit 

Before you decide to book in, please be aware:

-- Under The Tattooing  of Minors Act 1969, it is illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18. Parential consent is not accepted.

- Teresa Tattoo Studio is a strictly 'no under 18s' enviroment. No babies or children allowed in the studio.

-At your appointment, you will be asked to fill out a consent form. You will be expected to disclose information about health conditions and medications. Certain conditions, medications or medical histories will mean we can't tattoo you. You can request the studio to send you an example copy of the consent form questions.

Confidential information is stored in accordance with record-keeping requirements from the Local Authority. Completed forms are kept in locked storage and shredded when no longer needed.

-If, on the day your skin is showing signs of inflammation, damage or infection, we won't be able to tattoo you. This could include if your skin is already showing signs that you've had allergic reaction to something, if you are having a flare-up of eczema or acne, any cuts, sunburn or peeling skin, severe dryness, fungal infection, scratches, blisters, or areas of broken or cracked skin. Tattoos can cause flare-ups of existing skin conditions, even if they are not near your planned tattoo site. 

A skin flare-up elsewhere, indicates an elevated immune system response, meaning that the skin will not react well to the tattoo. So please consider how your skin is doing as a whole. We expet each customer to monitor this and let us know if they have any concerns with as much notice as possible. If it's not safe to tattoo you on the day of your appointment, your booking fee will not be refunded. 

- We cannot tattoo you if you are pregnant or if you are breast feeding.

-You need  to leave at least 2 weeks between your tattoo and a vaccine (including a Covid or Flu vaccine).

- You need to leave at least 4 weeks between your tattoo and any minor cosmetic procedures (like dermal fillers, botox, cosmetic tattooing or micro blading), dentistry, or minor injuries.

- For any other operations, chemo, ongoig hospital treatment, medication or anything else you're not sure about, please consult with your GP, and check with us before booking in.

-We don't copy artwork or tattoos by other artist unless you've provided us with proof of permission from the original artist.

-Your tattoo design will not be available until the day of your appointment. Designs will be drawn in the stye of the artist, so please review their most recent workand make sure you are familiarwith the style of tattooing being offered. You can review our artist portfolios and previews on Instagram and Google. There is always plenty of time on the day to discuss sizing and placement and to make any small changes to the design you'd like.

-We don't allow you to consult with friends and family on the phone during your appointment, about your design or placement of it. It's really important that each person being tattooed is 100% in control of the process, for their own body. We need to make sure we have your consent without outside influence, and be confident you are able to take responsibility for your own decision-making as part of the process. Your artist will support you with advice, and help you try out different sizing or placement options. 

- If you are planning to use numbing cream, you must let us know in advance. Failure to do so could result in us not being able to tattoo you on the day, and loss of your deposit. Numbing cream changes the texture of your skin and can make the process dificult for the artist, cause a reaction, or complicate the healing process, so its up to the individual artist if they will agree to tattoo you with it on.

- We do not undertake offensive or racist tattoos.

- An artist may decide not to tattoo you for reasons of cultural appropriation. Some popular tattoos derive from imagery or quotes sacred to different cultures or religions. Please take time to consider this. If you are not sure, googling your idea + 'cultural appropriation' may help. If the artist has concerns, they will discuss them with you ahead of your appointment.

BOOKING YOUR APPOINTMENT:

- A minimum £70 booking fee is required in advance to book a tattoo appointment. A booking fee is required for each tattoo, even if you are getting them on the same day. The deposit is payable via our created invoices in email , or via our generated payment links or you can pay it with cash in our studio. For both online payment options you can pay by use bank card or paypal.

- The booking fee is non refundable!

- Once the booking fee is received, we'll discuss and agree on an appointment date and time. Please choose a day when you have no set plans to give yourself a stress free day, and plenty of time to get here, and relax after your tattoo.

We will always send you a confirmation email to confirm your appointment date and time.

YOUR APPOINTMENT:

- If you need to re-arrange your appointment we ask for a minimum of 10 days' notice. If you give us 10 days' notice, we can transfer your deposit to a new date. Failing to give 10 days' notice will result in losing your deposit/booking fee.

- If you decide you want to change what you’re getting for your tattoo, please tell us well in advance. Our artists spend time creating your design before your appointment which can take a long time. There is always time on the day for resizing and small tweaks, but your appointment may be one of many that day, and we don’t want to rush design changes.

- Please don’t come to your tattoo appointment if you are feeling unwell. We’re a small business, and staff illness has a big impact on us. Illness could result in the studio closing completely for some time.
If you don’t feel well, just give us as much notice as you can - contact us by email at least 2 hours before your appointment.
If you’ve been ill, have started to feel better but may still be contagious, please don't come in.
If you need to rearrange because you’re unwell, or recovering from illness, your appointment must be rescheduled within the following 7 days. Your booking fee will be carried over to the new appointment. If you are ill a second time and give less than 10 days’ notice, the deposit/booking fee will then be lost. If you'r cancel your appointment due illness, the deposit/bookin fee will then be lost.

- All customers must bring photo ID (such as a passport or driving licence) with them on the day regardless of age.
 

- Arrive at the scheduled time of your appointment (not early or late). Our artists need time to prepare the studio for you. So please don’t call early as they will be maintaining hygiene protocols and wearing PPE while setting up, and appreciate not being interrupted during this process.
 

- If you’re more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, you’ll be charged at our hourly rate for the lost time, plus the cost of your tattoo. We reserve the right not to tattoo you, if there’s not enough time for us to complete the tattoo before our next appointment, or before we close. In this case, your deposit will be lost.
 

- Please check your parking options in the area. On the Tarring road we have a free 1 hour parking option only, so please keep in mind: YOU need to find paring space for yourself and your parking is not our responsibility. 
 

Tattoo stations are sterilised, covered, and zoned to maintain proper hygiene for each customer. Do not place bags, coats, or phones onto furniture within the sterile tattoo areas, (such as the tattoo bed, or artists' stations) unless instructed to do so.
 

The time a tattoo takes depends on lots of factors - there’s time needed to fill in the consent form, discuss the design and make any tweaks, discuss sizing and placement, accommodate the customer if they're nervous, make the stencil, do the actual tattoo, go through aftercare, and process payment. During which time the customer and the artist may need to take breaks.

Other factors are; the placement of your tattoo, how well you can sit, how well your skin is suited to being tattooed, and generally how busy the studio is on the day.
Given all of this….please don’t ask us how long your tattoo will take.
We honestly don’t know. Our artists’ priority is getting the best result with your tattoo, and that should be your priority too.

Having someone waiting nearby, who is calling or messaging asking ‘are you done yet?’ tends to stress out the customer and makes the artist feel rushed. Getting a tattoo is not like getting a haircut or your nails done - it’s permanent. Please respect the process and know that we will do all we can to make you comfortable.

- Avoid drinking alcohol, and energy drinks like Red Bull 24 hours before your appointment.
 

- Make sure you ate well around 2 hours before your appointment and bring sweet snacks, and food & drink with you, even if it’s just a small tattoo. If you’re booked in for a day sitting, please make sure you bring a good lunch with you.
 

- Do not bring anyone with you to your tattoo appointment. We're a private studio with a quiet, calm environment. Also, due to the size of our studio, we try to keep the number of people to a minimum.

Do not bring someone in the hope that there will be an exception (unless there are special circumstances, and we have agreed to it in advance via email).

It’s the customer’s responsibility to let friends and family know ahead of time that they can’t come in.
By making our artists responsible for turning people away on the day, surprise and frustration are unfairly directed at our staff. Especially if someone has travelled with you, and taken time out to be there. Suddenly finding themselves being denied access, and on their own in an unfamiliar area for a few hours isn’t pleasant.

Please take responsibility to tell friends and family ahead of time that they can’t come in to avoid an awkward start to your appointment.

Family and friends are welcome to escort you to the building entrance and say hello. Please feel free to make calls or send messages to them during your appointment to let them know you’re ok.

If you are feeling particularly anxious, or have any personal safety concerns, you and a friend or family member can arrange a time with us via email, to pop in and have a look around when the studio is empty.
 

- We have blankets available during your appointment. We can also adjust lighting and music and offer quiet appointments if needed.

- Don’t bring any unnecessary bags (e.g. shopping/luggage).
 

- If you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or we suspect that you are, you will be asked to leave and your deposit will not be refunded.
 

- If we suspect that you have illegal drugs with you, you will be asked to leave and your deposit will not be refunded.​​
 

- Tattoo aftercare instructions will be given on the end of your tattoo session. It's your responsibility to follow the tattoo aftercare advice we provide. We only recommend using aftercare cream specifically made for tattoos. We have a trusted brand available for sale at the studio by Butterluxe, or you can buy some online prior to your appointment.
 

- We accept cash, card, bank transfer, paypal payments or contactless payment.
 

-Teresa Tattoo Studio reserves the right to refuse to tattoo you for any reason. 

For example: 

 - You showing a not acceptable behaviour with any tattoo artists or with any clients who is part of the Teresa Tattoo Studio before or while you have your appointment or online! Its can be agressive or passive agressive behaviour too, but In that case your tattoo artist can cancel your session any time and your booking fee is lost.

- Your tattoo artist need to move your tattoo for a different date but non of the options good for you. We have an open calendar for the whole year, so we can change it for any month and and date for you. If you still not happy with any kind of solution and you dont book in, we are sorry but you will lose your booking fee.

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