Tattoo FAQs

You can either drop into the studio to discuss this with our counter staff, complete the enquiry form on our website or  email the studio with a detailed description of the tattoo you wish to have, including details of the size and placement. You can also attach any designs / references / images you have

The price of the tattoo will all depend on the size, amount of detail, placement and the time it takes to complete. We can give you quote beforehand, but we won’t be able to calculate the exact cost until the day of your appointment. Refer to our “Rough Guide Price” here.

We do not charge extra for a custom design. We encourage you to come into the studio or talk to one of our artists online to discuss your ideas fully before booking an appointment.

We accept cash, Wildcat Gift vouchers, Visa and Mastercard card payments in the studio.

Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable, this means you will not be able to use your deposit with another artist, although exceptions may apply at the artist’s discretion. Provided you give us at least 48 h notice, we will move your deposit to another date. (for a maximum of 3 times).

The first 15 minute consultation is free of charge. If you are ready to move forward then we will require a deposit prior to any further consultations.

Yes, we sell digital and actual gift vouchers which can be used for all products and services in the studio. Wildcat gift vouchers have no expiry date.

You must be 18 years old to get a tattoo

Yes, if you are younger than 23 years old.

We accept passports, driver’s license, Garda ID cards and official national identity cards.

You must give at least 48 hours’ notice to cancel any appointment. If at least 48 hours’ notice is given, we will move your deposit to another date. If you do not give us notice or do not show up your deposit will be lost.

For large scale work or work with a specific artist we recommend booking an appointment. If you are looking for a small design, we may have space for walk in appointments which are on a first come served basis.

We may have some availability for walk-ins; however, this depends on how busy we are. Walk ins are on a first come served basis.  If you’d like to get tattooed on a particular day or by a particular tattoo artist, we highly recommend booking an appointment as we cannot guarantee availability.

You can either drop into the studio, complete the appointment enquiry form on our website or email the studio with a detailed description of the tattoo you wish to have, including details of the size and placement and attaching any designs / references / images you have.

We recommend a good night’s sleep and to eat a proper meal before coming in.

Make sure to turn up on time for your appointment.

Do not drink alcohol or take any drugs beforehand. (We cannot tattoo anyone under the influence of these) Download our “Preparing for your tattoo Pack” here.

Not all tattoos will require a consultation. We will confirm this when you enquire about your tattoo.  You will need a scheduled appointment for a consultation.

Time alters everything, even tattoos. However, with proper care you can minimise fading and keep your tattoo looking awesome for years to come.

This will all depend on the amount of detail and the placement of your tattoo. The greater the amount of the detail, the larger the tattoo will have to be. This is to ensure that your tattoo will age well. We will discuss this and advise you when you you’re your enquiry.

We will tattoo in other languages, but it is your responsibility to ensure the phrase/spelling is correct. Please check this thoroughly before your appointment.

We recommend having a range of ideas you would like for this new tattoo and we can help you decide what will work best for a cover up. If you are looking to cover up an old tattoo, please email us clear images of the tattoo or drop into the studio. Not all tattoos can be covered.

That’s what we are here for! All we need are your ideas and reference material and one of our artists will help to design a custom piece for you.

It is best to wait until after you have had your baby and are finished breast feeding before getting a tattoo.

This will depend on the medical condition you have. Please check with your doctor before coming in. You should always follow their medical advice.

Please check this with your doctor before coming in.

Depending on the tattoo and where on your body it is, we may do it. Please email us photos of the existing tattoo.

Studio policy is not to send the designs over beforehand. The tattoo artist will have it ready for you when you come to the studio. If you wish to make any changes to the design, that’s absolutely fine. We will make sure that you are 100% happy with the design before starting to tattoo.

The healing process can vary depending on several factors such as age, health, fitness, etc. For a healthy person it normally takes about 2-4 weeks for the skin to fully regenerate.

Yes, if you wish to book an appointment, we will ask you for a deposit to secure that appointment for you.

Wildcat ink are proud members of ABMAI, The association of Body Modification Artists in Ireland. For more information on ABMAI visit

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