Info & Etiquette
18, or older. We don't care if your mum said its ok.
When you arrive at the gates of Castleton Mill (they're big), use the intercom to contact us (scroll up to ‘Easy Tiger’ and press the bell button).
If for some reason this is isn’t working, ring us on 0113 8870172.
There is no on site parking at the moment, and any spaces you do see are prepaid for by people who need them more than you do. There are some free on street spaces in the surrounding area (loads, if you’re willing to walk a little) and various carparks within a 10 minute walk - please see map.
Yes, if you need to - but please no more than one person. Our studio is cosy and we have very little space for extra bodies. Please also note that you must arrive together - we cannot stop off mid tattoo to allow access to the building for anyone without an appointment.
It's easy. Make sure you are well rested, hydrated, and have eaten recently. Aside from that, take a shower, charge your phone, and pack your bag full of things you might want - like a book, or an orange.
It’s more important to be comfortable than to be fashionable. Keep in mind you want to be able to cover up certain places that might show, depending on where you're getting your tattoo. For example, if you’re having your back tattooed, it makes sense to wear something that can cover your front half and allow access to your back (an old t-shirt that can be cut up or a shirt worn back to front is ideal).
The cost varies on the size of your tattoo, the complexity, and where you put it on your body. The shop minimum charge is £60, but our artists have their own individual rates and so you should email to find out more information. Remember, you get what you pay for. Do it right!
Being tattooed is a bit like getting scratched on sunburn. It doesn’t feel good, but it’s more of an irritation than a constant pain. Everyone varies, but in our experience, it's never as bad as you think it's going to be. Our artists are friendly folk; if you need a break - tell them. It's fine.
Old tattoos can usually be reworked into a fresh work of art. It's always worth booking a consultation with your artist to see what can be done to make your tattoo lovely again.
No, not always. If you know what you're after, including placement and a rough size, then it's cool to just email your artist and start chatting. It really is worth booking in a consultation if you'd like something covering, reworking, or just want some advice, though.
Please kindly refrain from using your phone for calls and FaceTime whilst getting tattooed. If you need to make a call, that's totally fine, but pop outside. Please also ask before filming or photographing us at work - it can be really distracting...and it's a little rude.