So you have decided to get a tattoo!
Whether it is your first tattoo or 10th tattoo you can be sure you are in excellent hands with the team at Fist of Needles. We have 4 tattoo artists available, each one skilled with their own unique style!
Robin Kodial is the shop owner + main artist. His superior knowledge and extensive art training while in Canada has allowed him to create your ideas into a masterpiece using your skin as his canvas. Plus his unique ability to use only a picture as a reference, he can freehand your tattoo idea using the lines and contour of your body to enhance the tattoo, also making it a one of a kind original piece. For those of you looking for dark (sur)real, horror, bio-organic designs then Robin is the artist for you. He also specializes in portraits and realistic artwork. Tattoos done by Robin are charged at a rate of 130€ per hour.
Susanne Remahl is a well known and established portrait artist who has now expanded her artistic skills to tattooing. She does all types of tattoos, her specialty being water colors, realism & portraits. Tattoos done by Susanne are charged at an hourly rate of 120€ per hour.
Katarina Björkvist has unique artistic abilities and has been doing art since she was a young child. She enjoys drawing portraits and realism. She also has a special liking to mandalas, dotwork and linework art. Tattoos done by Katarina are charged at an hourly rate of 100€ per hour.
Benjamin is our new apprentice. He has been drawing for many years and he has done some tattooing before too. Offering old school and new school designs at an hourly rate of 90€ per hour!
Booking a Tattoo Appointment
Before your actual tattoo appointment you may require a consultation with the artist depending on how complicated your tattoo idea is. If your tattoo idea is fairly simple then you can skip the consultation and go straight to booking your appointment! For those of you requiring a consultation, the first one is always free and usually takes 10-15 mins to go over the style, size, color and details you want. Feel free to bring any reference photos/pictures you have. Once you have finalized the tattoo design the artist will estimate how long they think it will take and then we can estimate a price based on the artists hourly rate. Please keep in mind these are just estimates and the actual time and cost may differ. To book an appointment or if you would like the artist to do a sketch of your tattoo design, then we require a deposit.
If your tattoo is estimated to take less than 4 hours we take a 50€ deposit.
If your tattoo is estimated to take 4 hours or more we take a 150€ deposit.
At the end of your appointment if your tattoo remains unfinished and you need to book a new appointment, then we transfer your deposit to reserve the new date. Upon completion of your tattoo we then deduct the deposit you paid off the final price.
We guarantee all our tattoos and therefore we offer free touch-ups within the first 3 months of receiving your tattoo provided you purchase one of the aftercare items we recommend. Aftercare products range from 5€-30€. Please bring your receipt that shows the aftercare proof purchase on the day of your touch up appointment so you can be exempt from paying the 50€ touch up fee. If you do not purchase one of our aftercare products then a touch up will cost 50€. Touch ups for cover up tattoos and tattoos on hands, feet, elbows, knees also cost 50€.
If you are getting a tattoo on a private part or in an area where you need to be undressed more than usual, you can request to be in the private booth for your comfortability and privacy. We also recommend you wear or bring proper clothing to change into, as nudity is not permitted in our studio!
Some tips to keep in mind if you are spending a full day with us getting tattooed:
- *Eat a good breakfast and bring a lunch/snack to have during your breaks
- *Bring a blanket or sweater as you may feel cold sitting for a whole day of tattooing
- *Ensure you have the proper funds available to pay for your tattoo in full on your appointment date. We accept cash, card or ebank transfer. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask us!
Can I Book An Appointment by Phone or Email Without a Consultation?
For those of you who want an exact replication of a photo/picture without any modifications, only then it will be possible to book an appointment by phone or email. You must send us an email including a clear photo of the tattoo and the size you want. Also specify where on your body you want to get the tattoo. At this point you will receive a response email indicating which days are available to book the tattoo appointment and an estimate of how long the tattoo will take. Once you select a date we would require you to transfer a 50 €/150 € deposit directly into our bank account. Once payment is received we will confirm with you the tattoo appointment date! *Remember this process only works if no changes at all are being made to the photo/picture you want tattooed.
Cancelling or Rescheduling an Appointment
If you cancel your appointment and the artist has done a sketch for you, then 50€ of your deposit goes to the artist for that design. If you want to make changes to the design after the first free consultation, we charge a 20€ redesigning fee. If you want to make changes to the design on your appointment date then we charge a 30€ redesigning fee.
If you need to cancel/reschedule your appointment after a deposit is paid we require you give us 2 business days advance notice before your appointment date in order to not lose your deposit. If you cancel or reschedule with less than 2 business days notice then your deposit is lost. Any deposits that we do refund will be in the form of a gift card as we do not give money back!
Are Walk in Appointments Available?
Unfortunately at this time we are not able to take any walk in appointments for tattoos as we are currently booked up 2 weeks in advance.
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Call us at: +358 40 143 7291