BASIC RULES AND 
Frequently Asked Questions

TERMS & CONDITIONS

By booking your appointment and/or paying your deposit, you are agreeing to FBI Tattoo London’s Terms and Conditions of Service.
This agreement is valid without signature.

If you ever feel treated unfairly, please always communicate to us, so we can work out a solution and keep the mood and the outcome of your tattoo positive.
Here are some conditions that we at FBI TattooLondon believe all clients should understand BEFORE moving forward with any work / request / payment.

Please read our Terms and Conditions of Service completely and ask any questions if necessary to ensure your complete understanding! You are most welcome to do so by sending us ane-mail to info@fbitattoolondon.com
We will aim to reply to you within 48 hours of receiving your request.


WORKING TERMS:

   - We will treat you with all our trust, patience and respect if you are willing to do the same for us.
   - Work on your design starts AFTER we agree upon wants and needs, as well as potential outcomes and scheduling considerations. Any critique, change or input will happen face to face at the times reserved for your project ONLY. We will not take critique, change or input over social media / phone / text.
   - Once we start the process of your tattoo, we will tattoo you, and you will get tattooed. Trust is an important aspect of this process. We trust you to care for your tattoo and show up on the agreed time, and you trust us to provide quality work for you, which we will.
   - We will NOT make any changes to anything we agreed upon without consulting you, unless you have explicitly given us this kind of creative freedom.
   - If you suggest changes mid-project that our practitioner is not comfortable with for aesthetic or other reasons, FBI Tattoo London reserves the right to finish the work as originally planned (if possible) before implementing those changes to avoid regrets on both sides.
   - Of course, our main goal is to finish the project to YOUR satisfaction, but your trust and patience is necessary for working together.
   - To protect our privacy and creative freedom, FBI Tattoo London reserves the right to pause or terminate the project, should working with you become intolerable due to your neglect of any of the points in these Terms and Conditions.
   - You acknowledge by signing our Tattoo Consent Release Form that you have been giventhe full opportunity to ask all questions which you might have about theobtaining of your tattoo and that all your questions have been answered to yourfull satisfaction. 


You specifically acknowledge to have been advised of the facts and matters setforth below and agree as follows:
 

   - If you have any condition that might affect the healing of your tattoo, you MUST advise our practitioner.
   - You are not pregnant or nursing / breast feeding.
   - You are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
   - You do not have medical or skin conditions which includes but not limited to: acne, scarring (Keloid), eczema, psoriasis, freckles, moles or sunburn in the area to be tattooed that may interfere with said tattoo.
   - If you have any type of infection or rash anywhere on your body, you MUST advise our practitioner.
   - You acknowledge that whilst all materials used in the process of tattooing at FBI Tattoo London are sterile, in some rare cases infection, ink loss, allergic reaction and dryness can occur and you agree to accept the risk that such a reaction is possible and this is not the fault of the artist.
   - You acknowledge that it is not reasonably possible for FBI TattooLondon to determine whether or not you might have an allergic reaction to the pigments or processes used in your tattoo, and you agree to accept the risk that such a reaction is possible.
   - You acknowledge that infection is always possible as a result of obtaining a tattoo, particularly in the event that you do not take proper care of it.
   - You will receive verbal AND written aftercare instructions after your session, and agree to follow them while your tattoo is healing.
   - You agree that any touch-up work needed, due to your own negligence, will be done at your own expense.
   - You acknowledge that variations in color and design may exist between any tattoo as selected by you and as ultimately applied to your body.
   - You understand that variations in the appearance of the color of your tattoo are possible depending on the color and condition of your skin.
   - You understand that if you have any skin treatments, laser hair removal, plastic surgery or other skin altering procedures, it may result in adverse changes to your tattoo.
   - You acknowledge that a tattoo is a permanent change to your appearance and that no representations have been made to you as to the ability to later change or remove your tattoo.
   - You acknowledge that to your best knowledge, you do not have a physical, mental or medical impairment or disability which might affect your well-being as a direct or indirect result of your decision to have a tattoo.
   - You acknowledge to be over the age of eighteen years and that you have truthfully represented to your FBI Tattoo London practitioner that the obtaining of a tattoo is by your own free choice alone.
   - You consent to the application of the tattoo and to any actions or conduct for the procedure.
   - You acknowledge that for safety and security reasons CCTV system is on 24/7 in all of the FBI Tattoo London premises, and you do give your permission to be recorded. These records may be stored for crime prevention for no longer than 30 days.  


GENERAL TERMS:

   - We are happy to advise you on any issues that may arise from ink loss post-healing, and we recommend that you contact us within 8 (eight) weeks after the tattoo was performed so that we can see if you will need a FREE touch up.
   - The nature of tattooing means that your design is part of an irreversible procedure. While we take extreme care in producing a satisfactory representation of the design you have agreed with your FBI Tattoo London practitioner, please be advised that as a client you are relying on an artist’s rendering. Tattooing cannot be expected nor guaranteed as an exact duplicate of a pre-drawn design because of exterior factors including allergies, skin type and client movement.
   - The Tattooing of Minors Act: 1969 makes it illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18. Parental consent is not accepted. This means proof of age will be requested in a form of a PHOTO ID, so always have it with you for your appointment.
   - Please do not come to your tattoo appointment if you are feeling unwell. Just give us as much notice as you can, at least 2 hours before your appointment. Bear in mind that you may still be contagious even if you feel you’ve recovered from symptoms. If you’ve been suffering from a cold, flu,  cough, temperature, or a sickness bug for example and have started to feel better, please don'tcome in. We’re a small business, and staff illness has a big impact on us - so please don’t come in unless you’re sure you are no longer contagious.
   - Ifyou cancel because you are ill or recovering from illness we will give you a period of time (usually 30 days) in which you must reschedule your appointment. However we will require a proof of your illness from your GP. In THIS SPECIAL CASE your deposit will be carried over to the new appointment. If you are ill a second time and give less than 10 days notice prior to your second appointment, your deposit will then become null and void.
   - ​If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, the time missed will be charged at our hourly rate and will be added to the cost of your tattoo once you arrive. FBI Tattoo London reserves the right not to tattoo you if you arrive leaving insufficient time for us to complete the tattoo.
   - Custom drawings/digital tattoo designs are not available UNTIL THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT. We ask customers to look through our artists’ tattoo portfolio and reviews (healed and fresh tattoos available on Instagram and reviews on Google and Facebook) BEFORE booking. There is always time on the day to discuss your design and ask for small changes.
   - ​Avoid drinking alcohol, and energy drinks 24hours prior to your appointment. Make sure you have eaten properly prior toyour appointment and feel free to bring snacks and / or food with you.
   - If you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or we suspect that you are, we cannot / will not tattoo you. You will be asked to leave and your depositwill become null and void.
   - On the day of your appointment, a consent form will be provided for you to fill out. You'll be expected to disclose information about health conditions and medications. Certain conditions, medications, or medical histories will mean that we are not able to tattoo you. You can preview the consent form here.
   - We advise that it's best not to give your immune system too much to do at once. In order to maximise your healing response for a tattoo, and avoid complications, you should leave at least 2 weeks between your tattoo sessions, and any other procedure. For example, a vaccine (including the Covid Vaccine), cosmetic procedures (such as dermal fillers or botox), dentistry, MINOR injuries or operations.
   - For any other MAJOR operations, such as chemo therapy, ongoing hospital treatment, medication, or anything else you're not sure about, please consult with your GP before booking in.
   - We do not undertake offensive / sexist / racist tattoos.
   - It is your responsibility to care for your new tattoo and follow the aftercare advice provided by your FBI Tattoo London Practitioner. We only recommend using aftercare products, which were specifically made for tattoos. We will provide you with verbal and written aftercare instructions ANDA FREE aftercare product at the studio.
   - FBI Tattoo London reserves the right to refuse to tattoo you for any reason.


FONTS & LETTERING TERMS:

   - If you wish to incorporate text or lettering into your tattoo you’ll need to decide on a font. Fonts (or typefaces) refer to  the style of lettering used. Common fonts are Times New Roman, Helvetica, Courier, etc.
   - When selecting a font keep in mind that more intricate/detailed fonts sometimes need to be bigger than you might anticipateto in order of spacing. Keep an eye out for spacing inside the in the letters (e.g. A, a, B, b, d, e, etc.)
   - It is very common for intricate letters tattooed too small or spaced too closely to bleed / blur / fade into each other, leaving your tattoo looking less than amazing.
   - There are thousands and thousands of fonts out thereso to help you decide we recommend using Dafont.com. Search through the site and find your favorite as well as a backup or two.  

MINIMUM AGE

The Tattooing of Minors Act 1969makes it illegal for ANYONE under the age of 18 to get a tattoo in the UnitedKingdom.

Parentalconsent is not accepted!

Therefore proof of age is always required in the form of any PICTURE ID such as passport, student card or driving licence.

Please be advised that BIRTH CERTIFICATE and / or BANK CARD is NOT A SUFFICIENT proof of age!

Please understand, since we do not cater for children, this is a STRICTLY 'no under 18's' environment. So no children are allowed to enter the studio!

NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

CONSULTATION

Please see our consultation rules by clicking the button below. Don't worry, you can come back here at any time :)

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PRICES

BASIC PRINCIPLE: Most of the time you will have an INDIVIDUAL PRICE for your tattoo, considering the details, and the rough time we need for a quality execution. If your artist decides to take more time for a better tattoo, you still only pay the agreed price.

Here is a little (rough) example about proportion of sizes and prices:
 

Tattoo Size

Inch

Cm

ROUGH Price

XS – Tiny Tattoos

1”x1”

2,5x2,5

£60-£90

S – Small Tattoos

2"x2"

5x5

£90-£150

M – Medium Tattoos

4”x4”

10x10

£150 – £300

L – Large Tattoos

6"x6"

15x15

£350 – £550

XL+ – Extra Large Tattoos

8"x8"

20x20

£700 +

BASIC PRICE: £60 - This is the smallest price we work for.

HOURLY RATE: Sorry guys, but here at FBI Tattoo London, we are not very keen on charging by hours. However for easier understanding if we had an hourly rate, we could call it £100. The reason for our decision is simple. We all have heard horrible stories of some "tattoo artists" who extended a 3,5 hour job and have been working on it for 7-8 hours on a piece, just to get some more money out of the customers. Simply disgraceful.
We always will be VERY CLEAR on size, design, and give you an individual price for each session. Period. Timing is going to be estimated, but as you pay a fixed price, there is no need to stare the clock in fear, because the "next 60 minutes has started and you are up for an other £100 or £150 to pay". So pay when we start, sit in, enjoy, and we will do our very best to meet your expectations :)

HALF DAY session: £350 - This is roughly four hours (give, or take a little), the discount to an "hourly rate" is around £50. This session comes with a free aftercare cream.

FULL DAY session: £650 - This is roughly eight hours (give, or take a little), the discount to an "hourly rate" is around £150. This session comes with a free aftercare cream.

BUDGET piece: You give us how much you feel comfortable to spend on Your tattoo, (within reason obviously :D) and we design something for You.

MULTIPLIERS: Some body parts are much more difficult to tattoo than others. If you wish to get a tattoo there, we will charge you more than on a usual place.
Examples:
Palm, Hand, Fingers, Neck, Collarbone: Normal price X 1.5
Throat, Head, Face: Normal price X 2

TOUCH-UP:
Regardless of taking the BEST care of your tattoo, you still may lose some ink, sometimes it just happens, without any specific reason. We are happy to give you a FREE touch-up within the first 8 weeks, although please be advised that for places like PALMS, HANDS or FINGERS, we will charge you for the touch-up too.

DEPOSIT: Please be advised that NONE of the deposits paid in are refundable!

REFUND: Please be advised that as a usual policy in the tattoo industry, there is NO REFUND of any sort whatsoever!

DEPOSIT RULES

A non-refundable deposit (roughly half of your session’s price) is ALWAYS required for ALL appointments. This holds your appointment spot, and will be deducted from the cost of the final sitting of your tattoo.

No research, sketching or drawing will be done and no appointments will be set until the deposit is paid.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT:
- Deposits are NON REFUNDABLE whatsoever.
- Deposits cannot be transferred to a different artist.
- Deposits cannot be transferred to a different design.
- Deposits cannot be transferred to a different service.
- Deposits cannot be transferred to a different customer.
- Deposits cannot be redeemed for clothing, merchandise, artwork, stickers, prints, etc.

BEING LATE

If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, your appointment may need to be rescheduled so your artist will not be late for the appointment after yours. If this occurs, you will forfeit your deposit and be required to leave another deposit before scheduling a new appointment. If you think you will be late to your appointment, please call the shop ASAP and let your artist know.

RESCHEDULING

If you need to reschedule, please give as much notice as possible. If you give less than 72 hours’ notice, your deposit is forfeit.
Yes.. LIFE can happen.. we know. So we will reschedule your appointment ONCE as long as we have 72 hours’ notice. While we certainly understand your plans can change, you must understand that the tattoo you select is planned, designed and reserved exclusively for you.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT:
- A second reschedule will require a second deposit.
- Habitual reschedules may be subject to higher deposit rates, regardless of notice.
- Rescheduling will result in your appointment being shifted to the next available spot (which maybe anywhere from a month to three months out, depending on your artist's availability). Also you may have to wait longer if you require a weekend appointment.
- If you arrive sunburned and your artist is unable to execute your tattoo on your scheduled day due to your sunburn, your deposit is forfeit, and you will need to reschedule with a new deposit.
- If you arrive under the influence of ALCOHOL OR DRUGS, or we suspect that you did, and your artist is unable to execute your tattoo on your scheduled day due to this, your deposit is forfeit, and you will need to reschedule with a new deposit.
- If you are a no call, no show, your deposit is forfeit, and you will be required to pay for your tattoo IN FULL before scheduling another appointment.
- If you choose not to reschedule your appointment when you cancel, we will hold on to your deposit for 30 days.
- If you do not schedule a new appointment within 30 days of cancellation, you will forfeit your deposit.

TAPPING OUT

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT:
- If you do not finish your tattoo at your scheduled session, your deposit will be forfeit, and will not be applied to your total.
- If you do not finish your tattoo, all your payment for that day will be forfeit, and will not be applied to your total.

DESIGN

Please research your artist's prior works to decide whether or not he or she will be able to implement your idea to your satisfaction. No drawings, sketches or drafts will be whatsapped, emailed, or otherwise previewed to clients before their scheduled appointment time, unless your artist offers this option to you. This is to protect our drawings/digital designs from being stolen.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT: 
- All designs are considered property of the artist. Creating a tattoo design based on a client's concept is subjective, and variations may exist between your concept and the finished design.
- If the finished design is not to your liking, minor changes will be made at the artist's discretion.
- Substantial changes to the design or the request of an entirely new draft will require a new deposit, and the original deposit will be forfeited as payment for the artist's drawing time.
- Changes to the design may result in changes to the price.
- You will need to be very specific about details that are important to you, and make your artist aware of any existing tattoos, scars or birthmarks that may affect the design.

OTHER STUFF

- Please make your artist aware of any numbing agents you put on your skin BEFORE your appointment.
- Some products change skin texture or restrict blood flow, it is important your artist be made aware of what you're using.
- Do not use products containing Vasocain.
- Please shower before your appointment
- Do not bring any guests with you.
- Feel free to bring snacks, sodas or headphones.


THE DAY BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT:

- DO NOT drink ANY alcohol.
(It will thin your blood and maycause more pain)

- Eat well and get plenty of water.
(This helps regulate theblood glucose level in your body)

- Make sure to stay hydrated.

- Get a good night of sleep.

- Don’t be nervous! You will love it!


THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT:

- Eat a balanced meal approximately 2 hours before your appointment.
(Low blood sugar level can cause faint or dizziness)

- Continue to drink water and stay hydrated.

- DO NOT take painkillers.
(They wil inhibit your body’s natural ability to release necessary chemicals and hormones. Besides, it will not hurt THAT bad)

- DO NOT consume ANY alcohol!
(It is illegal to tattoo an intoxicated person and it makes the process hurt more)

- DO NOT smoke marijuana! (It will actually increase the pain)

- Wear something loose and make sure it is clothing that you won’t mind getting stained with ink (it's permanent).

- If you are getting your thigh tattooed, wear a skirt or shorts. If it is your chest or stomach, wear a button up shirt.
(It is easier to tattoo the chosen area, and you will not have to be semi-naked in front of other customers.)

ABUSE AND REFUSE

FBI Tattoo London is committed to taking all reasonably practicable precautions necessary to provide the safety and well being of all its employees and customers, also to ensure that everyone is protected from physical and / or verbal abuse whilst they are visiting our premises.

Therefore FBI Tattoo London reserves the right to refuse service for ANY REASON, such as:

- unreasonable / inappropriate / offensive behaviour
- harassment
- threatening behaviour
(e.g. non-verbal insults or indicators such as gestures or “squaring-up” without physical contact etc.)
- assault including battery
- attacks on or damage to property / belonging to the employee
- poor attitude
- physical or verbal abuse of FBI Tattoo London's employees, including racial and / or sexual harassment

Also if you are under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs or we suspect that you are, we will ask you to leave and any kind of your deposit / voucher / payment shall become null and void.

We do NOT undertake any tattoos that are offensice / racist /sexist. However, we are always happy to undertake a cover-up on them.

FBI Tattoo London takes a very serious view of any incidents of verbal and / or physical abuse against its employees and will support them if assaulted, threatened or harassed whilst carrying out their duties or representing FBI Tattoo London.

Following these rules is an absolute necessity in all of our premises! There will be ZERO TOLERANCE towards projecting ANY of these behaviours above!
Such thing will lead to be immediately banned from our premises for life and there will be no service provided / refund given whatsoever!

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