Tattoo FAQs

Does it hurt?


Honestly, yes! It does hurt! But if it were really that bad, nobody would do it. The best way to describe it is like scratching a sunburn; it doesn’t feel good, but its more of an irritation than a constant pain. Some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, and as you could imagine, these areas typically hurt a little more to get tattooed. BUT, the bottom line is that it’s certainly not unbearable, and if you really want the tattoo, then you will be totally fine and get through it no problem (like most people, you’ll probably come back for more!)




How should I prepare for my tattoo session?


Make sure you are well rested, hydrated, and have eaten recently. Don’t be hung-over, and don’t drink alcohol or take Advil before your appointment because it will thin your blood. Wear comfortable clothing, and make sure that whatever body part you are getting tattooed will be easily accessible.

COVID UPDATE: Please wear a mask/face-covering to your appointment. Also, please limit the amount of things you bring with you to only the essentials. Come alone, clients will not be permitted to have guests with them at this time.




How much will my tattoo cost?


We charge $170 per hour of tattooing plus tax, so the larger and more complicated the design, the more it will cost you. Quotes are available in person, during a consultation with an artist.




Can’t you just tell me how much two roses/a portrait/my ½ sleeve will be over the phone/email/facebook messenger?


Sorry, but no. It’s impossible to guess how long it will take without ALL the appropriate information. This includes actual size of the tattoo, the type of imagery, the style it’ll be tattooed in, colour or black and grey, what kind of background, any other existing tattoos that need to be worked around, the part of the body it will be on, your skin type, and so on. Even a “simple” tattoo, can only be properly quoted for in person by the artist doing it.




What is your shop minimum?


$85 plus tax. This covers any tattoo that takes a half hour or less.




Do you take walk-ins?


When we have time, yes! But, we do give priority to booked appointments. If you would like to walk in, please call our front desk the day of, and see if there are any openings.

COVID UPDATE: All clients MUST CALL before coming into our studio. We will accomodate last minute appointments when we can, just please make sure to call ahead (even if you're literally standing outside on the sidewalk!) - thank you!




How old do I need to be to get tattooed?


18 with valid photo ID.




I'm under 18, can my parent sign for me?


Technically yes. Any underage client MUST book a consultation with an artist to talk about what they want to get tattooed and where. Their parent or legal guardian must be present at this consultation. Both the underage client AND their parent or legal guardian MUST present valid photo ID and proof of guardianship. The signing parent also has to be at the tattoo appointment. We highly discourage (and may outright deny) tattooing minors in highly visible areas (ie: hands, neck, fingers, wrists, collar bone, chest, etc). We typically discourage anyone who hasn’t had a lot of work done already from getting high visibility tattoos, so it’s not even so much of an age thing.




Can you tattoo the sides of my fingers?


Yes, but be forewarned that they don’t look Pinterest ready forever. Your hands exfoliate at a super fast rate, and on top of that they also age fast… they’re out in the elements all the time, they’re subjected to more washing, scraping, and burning than typically anywhere else on your body. So tattoos just don’t stay quite the same as they do on other body parts. Tattoos on the sides of the fingers and inside the palm are pretty unpredictable in terms of how they will look in 3 months, 1 year, 5 years, 30 years or however long you plan on living for. They fade out, may look patchy, may completely disappear over time, or just go really faded and blotchy looking. Hell, they may look great forever! They’re just unpredictable. So with that, we do not offer any guarantees on their longevity, nor do we offer free touch ups on them. They are completely at your own risk!




Can I get tattooed while I am pregnant?


No. Putting your body through a forced adrenaline rush and then subsequent healing is definitely not something anyone who’s pregnant should be doing. It’s too risky. If you’re post-pregnancy but are breast-feeding, we recommend you treat it like drinking (ie: pump and dump). For more specific questions please feel free to contact us or your doctor to see if it’s a good idea, or if you should wait.




Do I have to leave a deposit?


Yes. No exceptions. All tattoo & cosmetic tattoo appointments require a minimum $80 deposit. This amount comes off the final cost of your tattoo. However, if you don’t show up for your appointment, or cancel last minute, we keep your deposit for loss of time.

COVID UPDATE: If you catch a cold, or are experiencing Covid related symptoms, you WILL NEED TO CANCEL your appointment. Call us as soon as you can, and we will honor your deposit at a later date.




Can I change my appointment time?


Yes! Just give us at least 24 hours notice! Call us, email us, drop by, or message us on facebook. If we’re closed, leave a message.




What happens if I no-show or cancel day of?


We keep your deposit. You will need to come in and put down a new one if you want to reschedule.

COVID UPDATE: unless, you know --- you're sick. Then we'll hold it for you 'till you're not.




What happens if I’m late to my appointment?


Please don’t be! Try to be ON TIME! If you’re late, either it will throw off the artists schedule for the day, OR you wont actually have enough time to get all the work done that you wanted. If you are running late because you can’t find parking, or traffic, or babysitters or whatever, PLEASE give us a call as soon as you can to let us know that you’re still coming. That way our artists know they should still set up for you.

COVID UPDATE: Please don't be more than 5-10 minutes early. If you are, please wait outside, or call us before coming in to ensure we have physical space for you. We are a small shop, and we need to limit client overlaps for everyones safety.




Can I bring my boyfriend/wife/dad/best friend/coworker/etc?


COVID UPDATE: Sorry, but no.
We are a small shop, and there just isn’t room for a gang of friends and family. Also, it’s really boring to watch. You’ll have the tattoo forever, so everyone else can just see it some other time.




Can I bring my kids?


COVID UPDATE: No. No guests will be permitted.

OLD ANSWER: That depends. If you're popping by to ask a few questions or book an appointment, sure. But remember, it’s a small shop, so there isn’t a lot of room for a whole family gang. If you’re coming in for a tattoo appointment? No, please don’t. We have a one guest policy, and you’ll be too busy getting tattooed to watch over the little ones (and that’s not our staffs job!).




Do you do cover-ups?


Yes! Cover-ups definitely require a consultation with an artist, so they can see what you have and come up with a plan for how to change it into something you love! Make sure you have an idea of what you would like to cover it with, but be open to suggestions as to how they can make that happen. It doesn’t necessarily have to be dark and big. So think of what you’d rather have there, then talk to our artists about how they could make that work for you!




Should I tip?


Always appreciated, never expected.

- But it may make it hurt less! ;)





Piercing FAQs

我的公司符合申請資助嗎?


每個企業只能提交一份申請,而企業必須符合以下要求方可申請資助:
(a)持有有效商業登記證;及
(b)並非上市公司、法定機構和接受公帑資助的非政府機構所有私營企業;及
(c)在2020年1月1日前已經營運
(d)在提交申請時在本港有實際業務運作,而該業務須與申請項目有關。「空殼公司」不會被視為在香港有實質業務

**相關企業(即為不同法人,但由相同人士分別持有30%或以上擁有權的企業(如有關企業由持股公司持有,則追溯最終示屬自然人身份的股東))會被視為同一企業。申請者提交申請時,須在申請書表明是否有任何相關機構曾申請或曾獲遙距營商計劃資助。

(最後更新日期: 2020年5月18日)




我的公司將於申請日期前開始營運,可以伸請資助嗎?


不可以。遙距營商計劃只適合於2020年1月1日前已經開業的公司申請。 (最後更新日期: 2020年5月7日)




我所屬的公司是上市公司的子公司,並由母公司100%持有,仍可以申請資助?


根據官方Webinar所公布的資料,只要符合申請資格即可申請,唯須留意關於擁有權數量的問題,詳請請參閱問題1或官方網頁了解更多。

(最後更新日期: 2020年5月18日)




我的公司可以獲取多少資助?


每個資訊科技方案連同僱員培訓開支的資助額最高為10萬港元(相關培訓開支的資助上限為資訊科技方案開支的10%),而每間企業可獲最高30萬港元總額資助,進行為期最長六個月的資助項目。 (最後更新日期: 2020年5月7日)




申請流程是如何?


所有合資格企業將於2020年5月18日上午9時至2020年10月31日下午6時接受申請。申請者須透過官方網頁提交申請及所須文件。

(最後更新日期: 2020年5月18日)




如何索取申請表及其他所需文件?


遙距營商計劃只接受於網上遞交電子申請。申請除了需要企業、服務供應商的文件外,申請者須留意如獲批資助額超過三萬港元的項目,須由獨立審計師編製經審計項目支出表,有關審計費用可獲發還,上限為$3000元。如申請者欲把審計費用列入項目開支,請附上審計費用的報價單副本,以及所有已簽署的誠信及不合謀報價確認書副本。未有列入申請表格的外聘審計費用將不獲發還。關於所需文件之詳請,請參閱申請指南的附件丙。

(最後更新日期: 2020年5月18日)




資助可以應用於訂閱型式的服務嗎?


資助可以應用於訂閱型式的服務,而且不需要提供多間服務供應商的報價。

(最後更新日期: 2020年5月18日)




那些是核准服務供應商?


首批參考名單已於2020年5月15日刊載於官方網頁,其後會定期更新。

本公司FlexSystem亦列於參考名單內(Reference Number SP-379-722),如對遙距營商計劃適用之資訊科技方案感興趣,歡迎向我們查詢。

(最後更新日期: 2020年5月18日)




我的公司須要先墊付費用,後領取資助嗎?


申請獲批後,企業可獲發放30%的資助金額。當項目完成及證明文件獲接納後,企業可獲發放餘下資助金額。

(最後更新日期: 2020年5月18日)




資助批核需時多久?


官方未有明確資料。

(最後更新日期: 2020年5月18日)




計劃可以資助軟件(Software)、相關硬件(Hardware)及相關培訓開支嗎?


可以,但須留意計劃細節。例如,相關培訓開支的資助上限為資訊科技方案開支的10%、硬件資助亦只於部份資訊科技方案類別中提及。一切有待官方公布為準。 (最後更新日期: 2020年5月7日)




我的企業已接受政府的科技券(TVP)支援,仍可申請遙距營商計劃(D-Biz)嗎?


申請之資訊科技方案須從未接受其他的政府資助,亦沒有同時申請其他政府資助。

(最後更新日期: 2020年5月18日)




非牟利機構(NGO)可以申請資助嗎?


雖然官方網頁未有明確提及,但相信只要符合相關資格亦可申請。一切有待官方公布。 (最後更新日期: 2020年5月7日)




申請資助雖要提交多少份報價單?


企業須提交最少2間服務供應商的書面報價,報價詳細內容必須包含項目工程、項目範圍及項目成果。不過,對於聘用訂閱形式的資訊科技方案申請,則沒有要求最低報價數目。

(最後更新日期: 2020年5月18日)




政府會以甚麼準則決定資助的資訊科技方案?


除非申請者提供理據並獲政府及秘書處同意,否則企業須選購報價符合要求而索價最低的服務供應商。

(最後更新日期: 2020年5月18日)




資助申請獲批後,我可否採用其他服務供應商來問展項目? 此情況下,我是否需要再次提供兩個報價?


申請獲批後,如資助額低於申請金額,申請企業可以選擇更改服務供應商,以執行項目。如項目屬於非訂閱服務,申請企業需要提交兩份報價單;而訂閱服務或平台則只需要提交一份報價單。相關報價單將按照《申請指南》中所述的同一標準進行評審。簽定資助協議後,項目的服務供應商便不能更改。





 

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