We're available in studio, over the phone, and online Monday to Friday 10.00am - 6.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Barber hours vary, late night Thursdays available, operating Tuesday - Saturday, check his hours out here!
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Hit us up in the chat or leave a message, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
A copy of our aftercare instructions will be provided to you following your tattoo and/or piercing. Alternatively, you can download a .pdf copy to your device here.
We also offer a free touch up within 3 months from your initial receiving a tattoo from Art + Body Creative Studio.
You can also find a .jpg version in our Contact FAQ section.
Whats the point of a consent form? Well its a legal document that provides your coherent permission for our artists and piercers to undergo the procedure which follows - a tattoo or piercing. Its also an agreement between You, Your Artist and/or Piercer, and Art + Body Creative Studio - you provide a response to a series of questions, including a health declaration, and we provide you information about our procedures. And of course, we'll answer any other questions you might have concerns about.
Here you'll find a downloadable copy of that document so you can see just what your signing and understand the questions which will be asked of you.
Last updated 16 March 2020
Tattoo & Piercing Aftercare Instructions
How much do you charge for tattoo?
Our minimum starting rate is NZD$90.
Does your Maori artist practice traditional Ta Moko?
Can your artists do custom pieces? Can your tattoo artist draw or sketch a concept of my tattoo idea? How long will it take to complete a sleeve?
Yes! Enquire about a free consultation and one of friendly our team will be able to help you out.
Don't forget to include information about the type of tattoo you’re looking for including size, colour, detail, etc. This will help us to determine which tattoo artist is better suited to your project.
Our artists will talk to you about the finer details of what your looking for, draw it up and help you out along the way. At this point you may be asked for a deposit for larger designs, to secure your appointment. This will be credited to the overall price of your tattoo.
With a full sleeve, the process will depend on a number of details. We urge you to have planned your entire sleeve and then your artist will give you an indication if a discounted day rate may apply. Whats your project? Is it colour, black and grey? Is it ta moko? How much detail will it involve? What idea do you have?
This process involves a variety of questions - book a free consultation and you can speak to one of our professional artists.
What kind of materials and needles do you use? Do you sell tattoo supplies?
Your tattoo will be completed under the strictest hygiene conditions by using new single-use and sterile tools which have been autoclaved (heat sterilized) to destroy all possible contaminants.
No, we do not sell tattoo supplies. We provide professional tattoo services, not the sale or supply of tattooing goods.
How old do I need to be to get a tattoo?
You must be 18 years of age to get a tattoo.
If you are under 18 you must have your form authorized by your parent or legal guardian. If you are under 16, your parent or legal guardian will be required to be present in person.
If asked, you must be prepared to provide a legal form of identification to prove your age.
Can I consume alcohol before, during, or after getting a tattoo?
No. It is recommended that you avoid alcohol for at least 48 hours.
Alcohol thins your blood which causes an excess of bleeding, and also compromises the quality and healing of your tattoo.
Do you use a numbing cream when doing tattoo?
We prefer not to use numbing cream as it delays the tattooing and healing process and masks your physiological reaction to the tattoo which can be dangerous. In special cases (such as private piercing) we provide numbing cream.
If you have special requirements you should advise us in advance.
Can I go to the beach after getting a tattoo?
We're fortunate to be located in Mount Maunganui, one of the best beach hot spots in New Zealand.
We do not recommend going to the beach after getting a tattoo, including no swimming, no sunbathing, and no surfing until your tattoo is completely healed. A sunscreen is advised at all times to ensure your tattoo maintains ink quality.
We only recommend natural products that have special antiseptic and antibiotic qualities, for the care of your tattoo. We sell a range of quality products within the studio and available online.