Frequently asked questions and useful information
How do I make a tattoo booking?
Click here to go to the 'request a consultation' page and fill out the form. One of our artists will be in touch with you promptly to organise your consultation and booking.
Do you have a shop phone number?
No we do not. Each of our artists work for themselves and are only in the studio when they have a booking. The best way to get in contact with us or your artist is through email. Emails are responded to within 48 hours.
How much do you charge for a tattoo?
As a guide our hourly rate is $200 and the minimum tattoo charge is $160, however we do treat our clients individually and some smaller tattoo pieces will be quoted up front rather than by the hour. This will be discussed at your consultation
Do I need to pay a deposit?
Yes, we do take deposits for all bookings. It will range from $50-$100 depending on the size of your tattoo.
What is the best payment method?
Cash please. We do not have Eftpos facilities.
Do you offer Afterpay, Zippay or similar payment options?
No, we do not offer any of these services or payment plans.
Where can I park?
There is free 2 hour parking on the side street alongside the shop. For longer periods there is unlimited parking next to the police station on Lipson St which is a short 2 minute walk.
Is there anyone you can't tattoo?
Pregnant or breatfeeding women, anyone with transmittable diseases or anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Black Diamond Tattoo reserve the right to refuse our service to anyone at anytime under any condition.
Can I get a tattoo if I’m under 18 years of age?
We will not, under any circumstances tattoo anyone under the age of 18 (even with parental consent) It is illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18 years with a penalty of $5,000.00 or 12 months imprisonment.
Do you tattoo fingers?
Unfortunately due to poor and inconsistent healing we do not tattoo fingers, including wedding bands.
Do your artists do coverups?
Yes we do. We will, of course have to have a look at the existing tattoo before we can advise you of the best approach. In some cases using laser tattoo removal to lighted the tattoo first is preferable.
Can you rework/finish my old tattoo?
In most cases we do not work with other artists tattoos as we uphold a very high standard of tattooing. However we always encourage you to enquire and send an image through of the tattoo. The decision to take on the job is left up to our artists.
How long is the waiting period?
The wait period could be anywhere from 1 day to 6 months. It does vary greatly depending on the tattoo artist, the time of the year, the size of the tattoo, preparation required etc.
How should I prepare for my tattoo session?
It is important to eat before your appointment even if you may not feel like it. Having low blood sugar and getting tattooed is not a good idea. You are welcome to bring a sugary drink and a snack. Longer sessions may include lunch/tea breaks and there are a number of quality cafes nearby.
How do I care for my new tattoo?
Remove the cover in 2 hours
Wash in luke warm soapy water. Pat dry, do not rub.
Apply Hustle Butter aftercare cream lightly 2-3 times a day for 10 days (Bepanthen can also be used)
Do not pick or scratch
Avoid swimming or getting too wet until healed
Keep out of sun until well healed
Use sunblock to avoid fading once healed