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Frequently Asked Questions

There are many questions and things to consider when getting a tattoo. Whether it is your first experience in a Tattoo Studio or you are considering experimenting with a new different style to add to your existing pieces. Here we have tried to cover our most asked questions. If you would like some more information, please feel free to contact us anytime.

  • How much does a tattoo cost?

A tattoo is either charged by the time it takes or as a set price.

Pre drawn designs or smaller tattoos will be given a set price.  This price will be given when booking in.

Larger pieces like half sleeves, full sleeves, chest pieces and back pieces for example, will be charged by the hour and carried out in session work. For example a 4 hour session or a day session, which is typically 6-7 hours. 

Large tattoos are hard to give an exact price for as there are many variants which can affect the time in which the tattoo can be completed. For example, certain body parts take longer than others and  if a customer needs to take lots of breaks.

  • Do you have a minimum charge?

  • All tattoo studios have a minimum charge. This is for the basic set up fee for carrying out a tattoo. This covers the cost of the single use needles and disposable equipment used whilst doing the tattoo, along with the protective and medical grade products for before, during and after the tattoo has taken place. Here at Forever Bound, we only use the very best equipment and products for all of our work and the studio, to ensure the studio is a secure and safe setting for everyone who enters the building.

  • What is your hourly rate?

Our hourly rate is between £90 - £110 per hour. The difference is due to the level of experience of the Tattoo Artist.


  • How long will my tattoo take?

It is always hard to give an exact time scale of how long your tattoo appointment will take. When arriving to your appointment,  you will be asked to fill out a consent form, you will have a chat with your Tattoo Artist to finalise size and placement. Your Artist will then need to make the carbon stencil, position the couch and make sure they have everything they need to start. Once the skin has been prepped and the stencil applied, this will then require time to dry before the tattoo procedure begins.

At the end of the tattoo process, your Artist will wrap the tattoo and go through the aftercare with you. Making sure you are happy and understand what is needed to ensure your tattoo heals the best way possible. 

So even if you are booking in for a very small tattoo, the over all time you are at the studio will be longer.

  • Do you do walk in tattoo appointments?

Bookings are advised, but we can also accommodate walk in appointments. Please call the studio to check availability on the day. Our number is 0117 970 6126

  • Do you do fine line tattoos?

Yes we do fine line tattoos. It is important to remember that a lot of the tiny fine line tattoos you see online today will not hold up well over time. We will advise you on minimum sizing and detailing to ensure your tattoo stands the test of time and looks great in years to come.

  • How can I make a booking?

It is best to contact your chosen artist directly via email, as all of your Tattoo Artists deal with their own diaries. You can find email addresses on each Tattoo Artists page. If you are unsure who to book with you can call us or come into the studio.

  • Do you charge for an initial consultation?

We do not charge for an initial consultation. We understand it is important for some customers to first visit the studio and talk through ideas and feel comfortable before committing to making a booking.

  • Will I need to pay a deposit?

All bookings require a deposit. The amount will be determined by your Tattoo Artist depending on size and timescale of your over all tattoo. The amount will be deducted from the final price of your tattoo on the day. No appointment will be secure or confirmed without the deposit being paid.

Failure to attend your appointment will result in you loosing your deposit. 7 days notice is required if you wish to re arrange your appointment, moving an appointment within this time will result in you loosing your deposit.

  • Can I use numbing cream?

Numbing cream is not advised. There are many different ones on the market, some work, some don't. Some make the skin tough to work on, meaning the tattoo will take longer and some do not help the tattoo heal well.

In our experience it's best not to waste your money on these products. You are tougher than you think!!

  • What should I do/bring to my appointment?

Being prepared is always best to ensure feeling relaxed and confident during your tattoo appointment.

Please arrive to you appointment on time with a bottle of water and any snacks you may want. There are many shops along our street so it's easy for you to pick anything up on your way to the studio and we can refill water bottles at any time. Having a good breakfast and a sugary snack on hand will be the best fuel for getting you through your appointment.

Please make sure you have appropiate clothing on, so your Tattoo Artist can work on the area without material/straps getting in the way and so you are comfortable. For example wearing a zip hoody or cardigan you can wear backwards when having your back tattooed, or a sleeveless t-shirt when having the top of your arm tattooed. You will be asked to remove clothing if it inhibits the Tattooist from doing what they need to do.

  • Does getting tattooed hurt?

Unfortunately getting tattooed does hurt. Some places hurts more than others but it's important to remember, the more relaxed you are, the easier the experience. Concentrating on your breathing is a helpful tool and having things to distract you, like a book or headphone with a podcast can be helpful too. Please feel free to ask for a break at any time during you tattoo.

  • How do I look after my new tattoo?

It's really important to take good care of your new tattoo whilst it is healing. Everyone's skin is slightly different and each style of tattooing will effect the skin in different ways, but there are are few fundamental steps that you will want to follow to ensure your tattoo heals in the best way possible.

You will be given an aftercare card to take home with you with exact details.

We also sell Yayo Tattoo Butter at reception, which we believe is the best healing balm for your new tattoo.



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