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Where Art and Skin Collide

Surf Life Mentality…


WHAT IS A SURF N INK FLASH DAY?
Your opportunity to get an awesome piece of unique art at a ridiculously good price. Our featured artists have prepared several sheets of ‘flash’ with a price tag of only $50 for one day only. Join us for a day of music, live art, and the new tattoo feeling.

NEXT FLASH DAY EVENT?
“Pineapple” Flash Day
Saturday, July 1st 2017 from 10am
*No bookings; first come, first serve

WHERE?
Surf n Ink MIAMI
1/2098 Gold Coast Highway
Miami QLD 4220

*Note: Due to the Gold Coast Airport Marathon there will be some road closures between Burleigh Heads and Paradise Point. So plan ahead and give yourself a little extra time. All roads will open up again by 11am. Click this link for full details and a map!

COIN REQUIRED? 
A single ‘pineapple’ (aka a $50 note)

AFTERPARTY (Yes, there’s an afterparty too)
We’re all heading over to the Pre-Shaka Fest Party at Shark Bar Miami (down the road from us) for a few cold ones when the day is done. Doors open at 8pm. $10 entry. Click here for more info and line-up.
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Featured Artists


 

GERRY O’DONNELL

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Fresh off the boat, this Scotsman is a pirate brimming full of adventurous tales. From his days as a young ‘wee scunner’, risking his life and limbs by jumping from high objects, to stories of weary travel and a brief accidental kidnapping… you can be sure Gerry’s anecdotes are entertaining.

Gerry is a tattoo industry veteran (<— ok he’s not THAT old) but with 16 years of experience he’s definitely a cut above the rest of the youngins. He began as a sign writer, then started to work with airbrush and finally became a tattoo artist, all the while producing jaw dropping paintings and developing the patience of a saint. His lovely wife Carolann gives us insight to his dedication, “I’ll be gone the whole day and he’ll have only completed a 2″ x 2″ square on the painting!” An exaggeration? Perhaps not! But the results show us what a creative mind and a little diligence can produce, and it’s truly a work of art.

Gerry studied Academic drawing and painting at the Edinburgh School of Realist Art and has studied with some of the great masters of academic drawing and painting such as Juliette Aristides. He now teaches other the ‘Bargue Method’ of drawing; a technique developed in France during the 19th Century. “Anyone can do it” he says, “this technique does not discriminate; my 11 year old can pull it off. It just takes time.”

Rest assured that when you get tattooed by Gerry, you’ll be in safe hands knowing he’s got a treasure chest of artistic insight + plenty of capability to execute a little genius when you take a seat in his tattoo chair.

Instagram: @tattoosbygerry
Facebook: @gerry.odonnell


NATE CEE

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Instagram: @nats.cee
Facebook: @nats.acab


LUKE SIMPSON

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Luke is our misunderstood Harry Potter fanatic hiding behind a racketeer facade. He’s Gold Coast born and raised, and with the city name etched across his torso, it’s clear that he’s proud of his hometowns’ sunny climate, and he certanily embraces the laid back culture.

A night owl, Luke fancies late night sketching and sleep-ins over clubbing, and you’ll never spot him getting in an early morning gym sesh. That’s just the kind of guy he is. Prior to tattooing, the construction industry would wake him before the sun rose and now looking back he’ll grimmace at the thought. The tattooists lifestyle is a much better fit for this leisurely spirit.

Luke is hard working and black and white; and so is his tattoo style. His natural abilities to swiftly doodle a masterpiece are delightfully unanticipated. He’s got an eye for balanced proportions and his no non-sense approach to greywash means he gets things done quickly and efficiently.

He’s happiest when he’s got shrapnel for a sanga, an inconspicuous stick hiding behind his ear, and enough digits left on the days clock to get in a lil’ tatty.

With aspirations of one day trading his favorite Affiliate’s T for a Ralph Lauren cable knit cardigan, (draped over the shoulders in that Carlton Banks style, of course), Luke’s got big money making plans that don’t exclude found lottery tickets and a big blue mythical man that he doesn’t intend to set free.

Throw your tattoo ideas his way and he’ll wip something up in no time.

Facebook: @lukesimpsontattoo
Instagram: @luke_simpson_tattoos


TRAVIS WHAT

TRAVIS aka Billy is the teams youthful spirit. But don’t let his baby face and braces fool you; young doesn’t have to mean stupid and Trav ain’t no half-baked birdbrain (not on weekdays anyway…).

His approach to art radiates melancholy themes through his dotwork, geometric and blackwork style. Think mandalas, honeycomb and roses, but add a misty rainy day and you’ll get Travis’s unique art.

You’ll love or hate his curated playlist and his time-optimistic attitude, but forgive him; he’ll give you his best, keep things real and you’ll walk away with a solid tattoo, a great service and a new post-work booze-up pal.

 

 

 

 

Facebook: Billy Blue tattoos
Instagram: @travis.tattoos7


 

FAQ’s

Where can I see what designs are available?
We’ll be posting ‘sneak previews’ on facebook, instagram and our website to give you guys and idea of what will be available, but the full sheets will only be revealed on the day.

What price will the flash be?
All designs will cost you a mere pineapple. (That’s a $50 note for those non-aussies)

Can I make changes to the designs? What about making them smaller/bigger?
No, sorry, all designs are as is.

Will all the flash be available ALL day?
All designs can, and most probably will, be tattooed multiple times during the day.

Can I get tattooed more than once on the day?
Absolutely. It would be a good idea to make sure you’re at the head of the line on the day so we can make sure you’re locked in with as many artists as you want.

What time are you open?
On flash day, our doors will open at 10am.

Should I line up?
Absolutely! Tattoos will happen on a first come, first served basis, so if you want to be certain of getting in, we’d recommend you come down early and line up.

What time can I start lining up?
That’s up to you. Last year there were people out front as early as 6am. Crazy!

Will there be somewhere to park?
Yes, we have a car park where you can park all day for free. If it fills up, there is free off street parking.

Can I book in advance?
No, however, we will begin registration from 10am on Saturday morning, at which time we will give you an estimated appointment time for later in the day.

Can I be assured of getting tattooed if I turn up?
We’ll try to get to absolutely everybody, but obviously can’t be sure how many people will be here on the day. If you want to be certain, get here first.

Can I choose what time of day I get tattooed?
Unfortunately not. To enable us to see everyone that wants to be seen, we’ll be slotting people in with the artists in the order that they arrive and line up. That may mean you will have a period of time between when you first register and when you actually start tattooing.

Do I have to leave a deposit when I register for my tattoo in the morning?
All tattoos must be paid for IN FULL when you register. With the huge number of clients in and out the door all day, it’s a logistical pain in the ass to take deposits in the morning and then the balance of each throughout the day. Plan ahead and come armed with cash when you first turn up.

How can I pay?
Our studio is a cash only business, and as such does NOT have facilities to take payments via credit or debit card. There are ATMs nearby.

What am I supposed to do while I’m waiting?
We have a few games and surprises to keep you guys entertained so feel free to stick around and hang out. Of course, if you have enough time, go ahead and sneak away for a coffee around the corner (Nieche Espresso is great), or grab a few mates and a picnic and go chill out at the beach (it’s only 2 blocks away), or down a beer or two at Miami Surf Club (we didn’t say that!). Miami One shopping centre is a very short drive (or 15 minute walk) away, where you’ll find Sushi Train, Zaraffas, Thai food, Noodle Box, Coles, seafood, pizza, fresh juice and other yummy eats.

I don’t finish work until 5pm? Can I still get tattooed?
Call us before you come down after work and we’ll be able to tell you what each artist’s day is looking like. They want to tattoo and will do their best to tattoo you all.

What are the prizes and giveaways and how do I win them?
Each artist is giving away a $300 tattoo voucher to get inked by them, plus you’ll have the opportunity to win t-shirts and other merch, as well as aftercare, stickers and even chocolate! Entering is easy and fun… but you’ll have to turn up on the day to find out what we have in store for you! Anyone can enter and you don’t need to get tattooed on the day to enter the comps.


 

Fine Print: First come first serve; no bookings. Be here at 10am to register. Once registered you will be given an estimated time that the artist will be ready to tattoo you later in the day. Tattoos must be paid for in full at the time of registration. Cash only. No changers (including enlarging/reducing) of tattoo designs.


About Us

SURF n Ink Studios are one of Australia’s most well-known speciality tattoo studios and the only studios with our distinctive cruizy, surf-life atmosphere and way of thinking.

SURF n Ink Studios have been host to guest artists that rank as some of the worlds top tattooing icons, such as Remis Cizauskas (LIT/IRE), George Mavridis (GREECE), David Alex Alexander (DENMARK), and Mark Halbstark (GERMANY), among others.

Our resident artists specialise in everything from rich black and grey, clean and solid traditional to full colour graphic ‘avant garde’ styles and more.

We provide quality artwork at reasonable prices, in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

At SURF n Ink Studios you will feel at home. Our staff is just like you – we don’t think we’re rock stars – we just want you to have a great tattoo and a great experience getting it. See you in the studios!


Testimonials

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After having been not the happiest with my sleeve the past 5 years I finally had 5 hrs over the past 2 days tidying up what I have [...]. The money rose tattoo has come up heaps better with white added and ink that seems a lot blacker than before. [...] Thank you Ben Glancy for making it stand out and bringing it up to scratch!

Jaye Weston

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I just wanted to pass on another thanks for Marco, he did a chest piece for me last year and his work is awesome!!! So I'll definitely be back to you guys for more! :)

Malik Green

Nateh

Best tattoo shop ever; great customer service and the artists here are second to none. If you are after an original piece or adding your special touch to your favourite design this is the place to go. Highly recommended.

Nathan Hoffman

Seb

Awesome studio and friendly people. Would recommend to anybody who is looking to get tattoos.

Sebastian Knappik

Cheeze Burger

Great shop with GREATER award winning artists! I've been tattooed by multiple artists there and the work is amazing! One of my pieces won an award and I don't doubt I'll receive more high quality work from these awesome people!

Scott U.

BecD2

Marco is a truly amazing artist, his tatttoo designs speak for themselves. The quality, creativity and detailing is beyond impressive. I highly recommend a visit into one of his shops! All the staff were extremely welcoming, and were happy to help. I wouldn't trust another artist - ill be back for a 3rd time!

Bec Mcd

Rodsm

Had a great time getting my tattoo done here; the staff are great and very approachable, the work is first class very professional. One-off designs so you really feel you are getting a great piece of art.

Rod Talbot

Jamie Wood

Great crew, friendly atmosphere and wonderful service!!! Thanks for being the friendliest tattoo shop on the GC :-D

Jamie Wood

Pierce Brosnen

"Just wanted to say that Shannon did a fantastic job of my mums name on my leg! It looks unreal, great clean tattoo studio and highly recommended!"

Pierce Brosnen

Ash Petroff

"Just wanted to say a huge thankyou to Marco for the work he did on my half sleeve mermaid today. His work was exceptional and I appreciate it very much; can't wait untill it heals so I can come back for session two!!"

Ash Petroff


Meet the team…

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    Marco Ventura

    MIAMI STUDIO - Tattoo Artist - 15+ Years Experience | An avid surfer, a weapon of a martial artist, and you'll be licking your plate if you're lucky enough to be a guest at his house for dinner.

    MARCO VENTURA

    Instagram: @marcoventuratattoo
    Facebook: @marcoventuratattoo


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    Mun Dongkyu

    ORCHID STUDIO - Tattoo Artist - 4+ Years Experience | A dog whisperer from Korea says, he loves dogs, but (thankfully) not to eat.

    MUN DONGKYU

    Instagram: @bando_oriental
    Facebook: @dongkyu.mun


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    Lucas Ainon

    HANLAN STUDIO - Tattoo Artist - 4+ Years Experience | A magician 🎩, a heart-throb 💕and the most zen crocodile 🐊 you'll ever meet.

    LUCAS AINON

    Instagram: @ainon
    Facebook: @ainon.lucas


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    Sam ‘Kit’ Lowing

    ORCHID STUDIO - Tattoo Artist - 3+ Years Experience | A master in ancient alien astronaut theory. Plus he's a Red Panda enthusiast and speaks Japanease fluently.

    SAM ‘KIT’ LOWING

    Faceboook: Sam.Lowing
    Instagram: @kit.tattoos


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    Nate Acab

    MIAMI STUDIO - Tattoo Apprentice - 1+ Years Experience | Too quiet to figure him out easily. We not sure, but we think he may have been a professional cheese sculpter in a past life. Just sayin'.

    NATS ACAB

    Instagram: @nats.cee
    Facebook: @nats.acab


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    Jarrad Eve

    ORCHID Studio - 2+ Years Experience | A life-loving surfer and amature hypnotist.

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    Facebook: @jarradeveart
    Instagram: @jevetattoos


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    Travis What

    TRICKETT STUDIO - Tattoo Artist - 2+ Years Experience | A closed book, Trav was part of the team for over a year before we found out he once was a diamond cut cage fighter.

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    Facebook: Billy Blue tattoos
    Instagram: @travis.tattoos7


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    Gerry O’Donnell

    MIAMI STUDIO - Tattoo Artist - 15+ Years Experience | Our Scottish flavour, Gerry's knowledge about art is both impressive and perplexing... mostly because we can't understand a word of the Scotsman accent!

    GERRY O’DONNELL

    Instagram: @tattoosbygerry
    Facebook: @gerry.odonnell


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    Luke Simpson

    MIAMI STUDIO - 5+ Years Experience | Luke's our misunderstood gangster/Harry Potter fanatic. 😂

    LUKE SIMPSON

    Facebook: @lukesimpsontattoo
    Instagram: @luke_simpson_tattoos


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    Christine Knight

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    Instagram: @christineknighttattooist
    Facebook: @tattoosbychristineknight


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    Jackson Cannon

    TRICKETT STUDIO - Tattoo Artist - 6+ Years Experience | Information-rich in a myriad of obscure topics, Jackson loves to discuss art, world issues and fucked up shit you've never heard of.

    JACKSON CANNON

    Facebook: Jackson.Cannon.7
    Instagram: @lostlantern



Piercing

SURF n Ink Studios offer a wide range of body piercing options including ear, facial, oral, naval, nipple, surface, skin divers and dermal anchors.

All piercings are completed using a needle, and not a piercing gun. For more information about the risks of piercing guns and the reasons we will only use needles, please click Needle vs Gun.

We currently employee both male and female piercers. We recommend to call ahead to ensure a piercer is available for you at your requested time and location.

Earlobes [1] $35
Earlobes [2] $50
Helix/Rim $40
Conch/Shell $40
Tragus $45
Rook $45
Industrial $50
Nose $40
Septum $45
Eyebrow $40
Labret/Lower Lip $45
Medusa $45
Monroe $45
Smiley $45
Frenulum $45
Tongue $50
Dimples/Cheeks $60
Nipple [1] $40
Nipple [2] $70
Navel/Anti-Navel $40
Surface Piercing $70
Dermal Anchor $70
Skin Diver $70


Certificate of Limited Warranty

Tattoo aftercare cream is extremely important to the proper healing and outcome of a tattoo; for this reason, we will guarantee our work only if our clients have our recommended aftercare product and are able look after their tattoo during the critical healing stage. At the end of every tattoo session, we offer our clients the opportunity to purchase an aftercare product from us. With the purchase of this aftercare, our clients receive a Certificate of Limited Warranty document. This document guarantees that we will touch-up their tattoo within six months of the original session for free.

Please note: if at the end of your tattoo session you choose NOT to purchase an aftercare product from us, a free touch-up is not covered under our warranty.

YOU MUST RETAIN YOUR HARD COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT. 

If in the future you need to make a claim, you must present your warranty certificate to obtain your complimentary touch-up; keep it in a safe place!

All claims covered under our warranty must be made within 6 months from the date that you received your tattoo.

Terms and Conditions of Certificate of Limited Warranty:

Aftercare Guidelines: The aftercare guidelines we provide must be followed exactly. Any variation in the care of your tattoo from these guidelines will result in your warranty becoming null and void.

Tattoo Aftercare Product: SURF n Ink Tattoo Studios has tested countless tattoo aftercare products and methods so that we can offer you the best products and advice. You must use the aftercare product recommended by SURF n Ink Tattoo Studio unless your doctor has advised otherwise. This warranty will become null and void if any other product is used.

Changes and Additions: Any additions to the tattoo, change of mind in the design, or change of mind the the artist tier level choosen, will incur additional charges. Additions or changes of mind are not covered under this warranty.

Cuts, Scrapes and Scaring: If an area of your tattoo becomes cut, scratched or the skin has been damaged in some way due to injury unrelated to the tattoo, a touch-up is not covered under this warranty.

Layers: Some artists tattoo in a painting-like manor, using ‘layers’. This means they will tattoo one ‘layer’ in a session, and then request that you allow the tattoo to heal, and come back for another session/s for additional layer/s. This process is often used to achieve greater detail, sharpness, saturation and a higher quality end product. This is not considered a touch-up and is not covered under this warranty. If your artist wishes to tattoo you in this way, he/she will notify you prior to beginning the tattoo to ensure your approval.

Unfinished Tattoos:  In the event that your tattoo requires additional session/s for reasons including but not limited to; the session ending due to pain or sickness, the session ending due to other plans or commitments by either party or the tattoo is too large to finish in a single session; the following session/s will incur additional fees and is not considered a touch-up for the purposes of this warranty.

Warranty Claims: All claims for warranties must be made within 6 months of the original tattoo session date as written on the front of your warranty card. The artist who originally applied the tattoo will complete all touch-ups. If the tattoo artist is no longer employed at the time, another artist will be appointed by SURF n Ink Tattoo Studios to touch-up the tattoo at no extra charge. You must present this card at the time of booking your touch-up. Please allow a minimum of one week processing time from the date that you contact us, to the date that we can confirm a scheduled booking date and time.

Bookings and Cancellations: All touch-ups must be booked in advance and are subject to availability. If you do not attend your scheduled booking or cancel less than 48 hours prior to the booking, this warranty becomes null and void.


FAQ

Do you charge for drawing/designing?

All drawing, sketching, researching and designing is completely free of charge at Surf n Ink, however we require an initial deposit prior to commencing design preparation.

For larger, multi-session pieces, your deposit will be deducted from your final tattoo session. For example, if your tattoo will cost $1500 over three sessions, you will pay a $100 deposit, $500 at your first session, $500 at your second session, and $400 at your third and final session.

Deposits are non-refundable, are required for all bookings and go towards the final cost of your tattoo.

Do you offer free touch ups?

Tattoo aftercare cream is extremely important to the proper healing and outcome of a tattoo; for this reason, we will only guarantee our work if our clients have our recommended aftercare product and are able look after their tattoo during the critical healing stage. At the end of every tattoo session, we offer our clients the opportunity to purchase an aftercare product from us. With the purchase of this aftercare, our clients receive a Certificate of Limited Warranty document. This document guarantees that we will touch-up their tattoo within six months of the original session for free. For a full list of the conditions of this warranty, please see Certificate Of Warranty.

Please note: if at the end of your tattoo session you choose NOT to purchase an aftercare product from us, a free touch-up is not covered under our warranty.

What is your rate per hour?

We do not charge by the hour, we charge by the piece or session.  This works out better for both artist and client because it removes pressure about time and time constraints.  At SURF n Ink we want the best results for each of our clients and strive every day to do just that.  It is best to come in and chat with us about your design and we’ll be able to give you a quote.  Remember tho, that tattoos are for life, so choosing an artist who’s skills and style are best for you should be your sole deciding factor when choosing your artist.

How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?

Queensland legislation states that it is illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18.  Sorry, but we won’t break the law for you! Eighteen will come faster than you realize anyway!

How old do you have to be to get a piercing?

As a shop policy, all body piercing clients must be over the age of 18.  We will perform ear piercing on clients over the age of 15.

How do I make an appointment?

Appointments can be made in person or over the phone.  Consultations are free but to have a design drawn or to book an appointment, a $50 – $100 deposit is required (this can be made by credit card over the phone).  Your deposit goes towards the cost of your tattoo.  If you need to reschedule, please call at least 48 hours in advance.

How do I take care of my new tattoo?

We can’t stress enough how important following our tattoo aftercare guidelines is! Getting a tattoo is only half the battle… then it’s up to you to ensure your tattoo heals properly. Heres a copy of our tattoo aftercare guidelines. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND FOLLOW OUR EXPERT ADVICE.

STAGE ONE – The 1st 48hrs

General Advice:

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  • No sun, sand or swimming
  • No tight fitting clothing
  • No working out

AT THE STUDIO: Your artist has applied your tattoo using strict infection control procedures and single-use equipment. It is now up to you to keep it free from bacteria and infection. Your artist will cover your tattoo with a bandage or plastic covering to protect it from microscopic bacteria and infection. Do not remove it until __________________________*.

*The time frame to remove the bandage will vary depending on the time of day your tattoo session finishes, the size of your tattoo, as well as the type of covering applied.

STEP ONE: REMOVE PLASMA

Start with freshly washed hands. Carefully remove the bandage, wash the area and remove all plasma (the gooey stuff). Use a mild, non-perfume liquid soap and your hand, and rub slowly and gently until your skin is smooth. This can be done in the shower. Do not use bar soap, loofah’s or cloths. Warning: failing to remove the plasma will result in hardening. This hardened scab-like plasma is then very likely to fall or rub off, taking pieces of your ink with it!

STEP TWO: “FLUSH & CLOSE” YOUR PORES

Once plasma is removed, turn the water to as warm as you can handle it and run the water over your tattoo for a few seconds. Next, turn the water to cold and leave your tattoo under the water for a few more seconds. This process will flush out access plasma and close your pores to assist in keeping your tattoo free from bacteria and infection.

STEP THREE: AIR & MOISTEN

Pat your tattoo dry with clean paper towel (do not use regular towels or cloths) and leave uncovered for 20-60 minutes being careful not to touch it or rub up against anything. Next, with freshly washed hands, apply a small amount of tattoo aftercare over the entire tattoo. Do not saturate the tattoo, just keep it moist; only a thin layer of aftercare is required. Your tattoo may need to be covered again with plastic wrap.*

*When to cover? If there is any risk of the tattoo touching anything that has not been freshly cleaned (i.e the seat of your car or the bus, your bedsheets, your jewellery, dust from a construction job… basically anything at all!), then cover it again with plastic wrap.

STEP FOUR: REPEAT

Repeat steps one and three every 4 to 8 hours. Do this for the next two to three days, always washing before applying aftercare cream.
STAGE TWO – Don’t Scratch

SKIN CHANGES

Once all the plasma has been released, your skin will continue the healing process by creating a barrier of defence. Sometimes the skin feels plastic-like or hardens slightly at this stage. To keep your tattoo from drying out, continue to apply your tattoo aftercare product on clean skin as required (usually 2 or more times daily).

FLAKING

Your tattoo will begin to flake. Most people will experience an itching sensation during this stage. (If you don’t – consider yourself lucky!) Do not pick at or scratch your tattoo! Allow the flakes to fall off naturally. Warning: this step is extremely important. Picking at your tattoo is one of the worst things you can do to it and can result in dropouts and delayed healing. Continue to apply your tattoo aftercare product on freshly washed skin during this stage.

 

STAGE THREE – Stabilization

SKIN RE-BUILDING

Your tattoo is no longer flaking and appears to be healed. Your skin will continue to re-build itself and the skin will need to ‘settle’ into its final form. Sometimes it can take time for the vibrancy of your tattoo to really shine through. It can also take some time before your skin is ready for another session in the same area. Be patient! Stay away from exfoliating scrubs for a while too!

 

TATTOO LONGEVITY

SUN PROTECTION

All tattoos will fade to some degree over time, especially colours. The degree and speed that your tattoo fades will depend almost entirely on the amount of sun you expose it to. So if you want your ink to stay vibrant, moisturise your tattoo frequently and always, always, always wear sunscreen! We recommend a broad spectrum sunscreen that is zinc free such as Original SIN Sunscreen or Inkcare Anti-Fade Moisturiser.

How can I cope better with the pain?

“The two things artists love the most are clients who are patient and clients who allow breaks to recharge both artist and client; developing stronger links, and allowing their creativity to peak every time.”

PRIOR TO THE SESSION

Pain killers and numbing agents – You may wish to take a non-aspirin pain killer such as Neurofen, about a half hour before your session.  Neurofen contains anti-inflammatory, which assists with the swelling.  Note: Asprin makes your blood thin – you don’t want that!  Numbing agents such as Xylocpline and Emla are not recommended as preparation for a tattoo as they change the consistency of the skin, disrupting the process.

Food and Drink – Eating prior to getting tattooed will keep your sugar levels up!  Avoid alcohol within 24 hours prior to getting tattooed.

Things to Bring – Extra pain-killers, just incase, food/snacks/drink, distracting devices; i.e. ipod, portable dvd player, book, magazines etc., comfortable clothes and/or a pillow.  (The more comfortable you are, the more relaxed you will be.)

HOW TO COPE DURING THE SESSION
It’s ALL about MIND OVER MATTER! Realize that it’s only a temporary sensation and accept it.  Do not fight it.  Do not wish for it to stop. Concentrate on your breathing.  Imagine that every breath in makes you stronger and every breath out releases all discomfort. Put yourself in another place.  Meditate.  Think happy thoughts and get excited about your new piece of rockin artwork!


Contact Miami One Studio

Address: 10/1934 Gold Coast Highway Miami QLD 4220
Phone: 0418 455 894
Email: surfnink@gmail.com

Contact Miami Central Studio

Address: 1/2098 Gold Coast Highway Miami QLD 4220
Phone: 07 5554 5787
Email: surfnink@gmail.com

Contact Orchid Ave Studio

Address: 16/3131 Surfers Paradise Blvd. Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Phone: 07 5630 5411
Email: surfnink@gmail.com

Contact Hanlan St Studio

Address: 24/9 Trickett St. Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Phone: 07 5538 7425
Email: surfnink@gmail.com


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