Frequently Asked Questions

Deposit payments can be made via EFT using your full name as a reference or via Visa or Mastercard in studio. Sessions are not confirmed until a deposit has been recieved. The balance is payable immediately after your session in studio. Unfortunately we do not take cheques, American Express or Diners Club.

Friends and family may wait for you in the reception area, unfortunately though due to hygiene concerns and for artist concentration we cannot allow any friends or family in the tattoo area.

If your children are part of your photo shoot then yes, absolutely and we will take them directly through to the photo studio.

Unfortunately children are not allowed in the tattoo studio section of The Black Lodge. For their own safety, should you be coming in for a tattoo session, please do not bring your children with you.

Drop us a mail on the contact form. We'll usually set up a small 10 - 15 minute consult to start, and we suggest bringing any ideas you have along either on paper or a memory stick, or mailing them to us before the time.

From there we take a deposit which serves as both a booking and design deposit, and is deducted from the final cost of your tattoo.

We then make a booking for you - unfortunately due to time constraints we only design for clients with confirmed bookings, and bookings are only assured once a deposit has been received.

You need a valid ID or drivers license if it's your first session with us. Also, please bring a full stomach. Your tattoo session will be far more enjoyable if you've eaten a good meal beforehand.

The short answer to this is - how long is a piece of string? Obviously costs change depending on the size and level of detail, so we tend to do what most people do, and charge for our time. Full colour, detailed pieces also tend to take longer than greyscale ones.

We have a flat hourly rate and the shop also has a minimum charge. Contact us and we'll do our best to give you a ballpark figure, or we'll set up a consult for you so that we can give you a more definitive idea.

Drop us a mail on the contact form. We'll usually set up a small 10 - 15 minute consult to start, and we suggest bringing any ideas you have along with you.

From there we take a deposit which will be deducted from the final cost of your photo studio session.

Please bring your ID/Drivers/Passport to sign indemnity forms. An information sheet detailing clothing guidelines, make up and accessories will be provided on the day of your consult. If you did not receive the info sheet or if you've misplaced yours please contact us for a digital copy.

Appointments can be cancelled or rescheduled if 48 hours notice is provided. Unfortunately if you cancel or reschedule your appointment with less than 48 hours provided the deposit will be forfeited. Please contact us if you need to change your booking.