Sin City Tattoo Studio takes pride in its ability to provide some of the best tattoos in Melbourne! We provide some of the most beautiful, well-done body art designs because Sin City has sought out the best tattooist in Melbourne several times over!
Our artists are professionally trained, licensed and many have professional training in other art mediums, such as drawing, sketching, graphic design and painting. One thing that makes Sin City stand apart is our willingness to provide our clients with information on the tattooing process.
So in this article, we'll discuss how the pre-tattooing process works, so you'll know exactly what to expect as you're preparing to get one of the best tattoos in Melbourne!
Selection, Tattoo Design and Meeting with the Artists
When clients first arrive at our shop -- located at 60 Keilor Road, North Essendon, Melbourne – some come in with a very specific tattoo design in-hand, whereas others have a specific idea, but no design, and others still have a vague idea only.
Upon arrival, you can meet with one of our artists. We employ the best tattooists in Melbourne, so you can pick from a pool of several extremely talented individuals who have an array of work samples available for review. You may opt to select the tattoo artist whose style or area of expertise most closely matches your style preferences. (melbourne tattoo)
If you already have a design, you can review it with the artist and he or she may make recommendations to improve upon the design. Remember, a drawing, illustration or photograph may look good on paper, but it may not look all that great when it's transformed into a tattoo! We're dedicated to providing the best tattoos in Melbourne, so our artists will tell you if your desired design may look poor as a tattoo. But ultimately, the decision is yours. If you are committed to getting a specific design tattooed precisely as-is, remember to tell your tattooist beforehand.
You can also peruse our flash books, which contain hundreds of different designs. These can serve as a great source of ideas for individuals who are unsure of what they'd like to get. You can also alter a design or combine elements from multiple tattoo designs. Our talented Melbourne tattoo artists are available to design a unique tattoo for you! We offer tattoo design services starting at $50.
If you only have a vague idea of what you'd like to get tattooed, our artists can provide you with recommendations, ideas and advice, but ultimately, the choice is yours!
Pre-Tattoo Paperwork, Payment and Age Verification
Once you select your design or work one-on-one to create a unique tattoo design with one of Sin City's talented artists, its time to tend to the paperwork, payment and age verification. (best tattoos in melbourne)
Sin City Tattoos must verify your age via an official identification card such as a driver's license, passport, etc. You will also need to complete pre-tattoo paperwork. This paperwork serves several purposes:
- You will be asked to provide informed consent for the tattooing process;
- You will be confirming that you understand that tattoos are permanent; and
- You will confirm that you understand the risks of health problems such as infection.
Once the paperwork is complete, payment is rendered. Sin City Tattoos charges an hourly base rate of $180. The minimum price is $120. This covers the cost of the sterile one-time use supplies that are utilised during the tattooing process. Large designs and multi-piece works, like tattoo sleeves, are priced by the hour, whereas other designs may be priced individually depending on how long it will take, the cost of supplies and the complexity of the design.
Drugs, Alcohol, Medication and Tattoos
It's important to note that Sin City Tattoo requires that our clients are in the right state of mind when they get a tattoo. If you're under the influence of alcohol, drugs or another mind-altering substance, you'll need to return at a later time. Alcohol not only impairs your decision-making abilities, but it also thins your blood and this can be dangerous during the tattooing process as it can result in significant bleeding. Similarly, individuals who are on blood thinners may be precluded from getting a tattoo while they're on the medication.
If you're on a medication, it's important to research its potential side effects as some drugs – even aspirin -- will thin your blood, but you may not realise this if you don't read up on the side effects.
Once the design is selected and perfected, paperwork is completed and payment has been rendered, its time to get started with the tattooing process!
If you're looking to get a tattoo in Melbourne, stop by Sin City! You'll soon find out why we give the best tattoos in Melbourne!
Contact Sin City Tattoo, located at 60 Keilor Road, Essendon North, Melbourne, by phone at 03 9379 1181.
If you have an enquiry, you can also contact us online. Contact Sin City Tattoo studios via email at info@SinCityTattoos.com.au or stop by our website's contact page to drop a note!