I would like to get tattooed at Shall Adore. What is the booking process?
Bookings are always more easily discussed in person at the shop. The reception staff can help with refining your ideas & offering guidance on which artist might be suitable for the job. You do not need to book a slot to come & speak with our reception staff. After seeing the reception staff, we can then book you a consultation with your chosen artist. Consultations are necessary to discuss ideas in detail, take measurements or to trace the area you’d like to have tattooed. If you live outside of London, you can email us your ideas & we can go from there. The consultation process is free but we will require a deposit to book an appointment to get tattooed.
How much is the deposit & what is it necessary for?
Your deposit will vary depending on the estimated final cost of your tattoo. Deposits are necessary as they contribute to the time your tattooist will spend drawing for your appointment & it also helps spread the cost of your final tattoo, as your deposit amount will be deducted from the final cost of your appointment.
Can I get a quote on a tattoo?
We can offer rough estimates on price, however we do not give quotes over the phone or by email. Please come into the studio to discuss your idea & we will do our best to give you an idea of cost.
Do I always need to book an appointment to get tattooed?
We can accommodate walk-ins but you will need to visit or call the shop on the day you’d like to get tattooed so we can assess whether or not we have time to fit your tattoo into our diary.
Can I move or reschedule my appointment if necessary?
Bookings with deposits can be moved, but we require a minimum of 48 hours notice, otherwise your deposit will be lost & a further payment will need to be made in order to maintain future bookings.
How long is your waiting list?
We can normally arrange to have your tattoo booked in immediately with any of the artists at the shop, however waiting times for appointments do vary from artist to artist. Please contact us with regard to specific artists.
Lots of the tattoos featured on your website are large, but is it possible to get something small & simple tattooed at your shop?
We are always happy to tattoo smaller pieces. The online portfolios serve as an indication of the styles our artists like to tattoo, but they are by no means limited to the specific work on display.
I have an idea for a tattoo. Would one of your artists be able to draw it up for me?
Absolutely. Shall Adore is a custom tattoo shop & we would be happy to draw a design for you. Most of our clients bring only rough sketches or ideas.
I have something very specific that I would like to have tattooed. Is this possible?
Yes, however it is sometimes necessary to alter designs slightly in order to make them more suitable for tattooing. A design that looks good on paper will not always translate directly onto skin & we will often make recommendations to ensure that your tattoo will age well & look good in future.
Can I see my design before the appointment?
Yes, we can show you a design before your appointment, but this must be arranged in advance.
I would like to cover or rework an existing tattoo. How do I go about this?
Please come into the studio. Cover-up work needs a lot of special attention and consideration, and we’d need to see the existing tattoo in person. We can then advise you from there.
I don’t live in the UK, but I’d like to get tattooed while visiting London. Is this possible?
We can arrange appointments remotely, but still require a deposit to hold your space. There are several ways for us to arrange this, so please contact the shop with your dates and your ideas, and we’ll take it from there.
Can I bring my friends to the studio when I get tattooed?
You can bring your friends to the studio with you, but it may not be possible for them to watch you while you get tattooed. They are welcome to use our waiting room, however.
Can I bring my children to the studio when I get tattooed?
No, nobody under 18 years of age is permitted on the premises.
Do you do piercings?
Can I get a ‘white ink’ tattoo at your studio?
White ink is notorious for its questionable longevity. As a shop, we like to discourage tattoos that use only white ink.
Can I pay by card?
No, Shall Adore is a cash-only studio. Please ensure that you have sufficient funds to cover the cost of your tattoo before attending your appointment.