Frequently asked questions
How much does a tattoo cost?
The following determines how long it takes and thus the cost for your specific requests:
* How big the tattoo is
* Whatever type of subject it is, if there is a lot of detail it will take longer (even longer if it is something that must be exactly like a picture, for example in the case of portraits).
* If the subject is in grayscale or color
* Placement (some places, especially where the skin is very flexible such as the stomach and ribs, it may take a little longer)
* Your skin, a motif that takes 2h on one person may take 4h on another.
If you want to know the estimated time for your desired motif, fill out the booking form found under "book an appointment for tattooing" in the menu.. (You do not commit to anything until you approve a date for tattooing) Please note that the estimate is not a final price but may change if any of the previous points change.
How can I pay?
With card or swish. Due to high fees and for practical reasons, I do not accept cash. In exceptional cases, it can be resolved, so let us know in advance.
Can I get partial payment/payment by invoice?
No. But if it is a larger tattoo you want to do, we can divide it into shorter sessions and thus divide the cost over a longer period of time. You can also solve it by buying gift cards for yourself via the webshop, where you can pay with Klarna.
Do you do portraits?
I have done many dog portraits, and very few portraits of people. I tattoo it, but prefer designs that give me a little more room to be creative. :)
Do you do piercings?
We have had a collaboration with a piercer who, due to personal reasons, has now been put on hiatus. At the moment it is uncertain when we can start the collaboration again or if other collaborations will appear, but as soon as we have that information it will be available here on the website. :)
Do you tattoo people under the age of 18?
No. No exceptions.
If I do a large tattoo, do I pay at the last session or after each session?
After each sitting.
How does the tattooing process work at Black Raven Gallery?
When you have sent a booking request via the form, I (Rebecka) will contact you with suggested dates for the tattoo. If it is a large tattoo that takes several sittings to do, you can choose whether you want to book several appointments immediately or one at a time. If you want a price estimate, be sure to bring as much information as you can already at the first contact. You may need to provide more information to get an estimate, but it will be faster for you to get a response if you send detailed information and links to any reference images. Please note that the price estimate is not a guarantee of the final price and may change if the conditions for the estimation change. See the first question for points that affect the final price.
- Here you can choose whether you want to book an appointment for a tattoo or just a consultation. Consultation is free of charge and can be obtained either digitally or on site -
When your time then approaches, you will receive a design proposal sent via email (unless it is something small that does not need to be redrawn/updated, e.g. text or symbols). I normally send the design proposal a couple of days -1 year before your appointment. If there is something you want to change, we will arrange it in advance, if it is small changes they can be made on site together. But there are limits on how many changes and additions I can make to your design. In some cases, I have limited time and can only make the first proposal in advance, then we make changes on the spot together. If you are careful with how you describe your wishes, there are rarely any major problems with the design.
- Here you start paying for your tattoo -
When you then arrive at the studio at the booked time, you can sit down and wait for a while while I prepare the workstation and the stencil for your tattoo. It takes about 30 minutes (longer if we are going to make changes to the design).
After that, we get started. The first thing that happens is that your skin is prepared for tattooing. If we are going to tattoo on a location where there is a lot of hair, it helps if you shave the area yourself first. There is nothing included in the price, so you can also save a kroner or two if you do it yourself ;)
Then the stencil is placed out. It may happen that it needs to be reset at some point for it to be good. It is more difficult if it is to cover an old tattoo or match with something that is already in place. It can take anything from 5 minutes to 1 hour depending on whether it needs to be changed in terms of size, location or the like.
Once we are both happy with the placement of the stencil, I start tattooing. Depending on the size of the tattoo, we have some leg stretch breaks and a lunch break of 1 hour.
When the tattoo is finished, you can see how it turned out in a mirror and I may take some photos of the result. Note that if I don't take pictures of your tattoo, it certainly doesn't mean I'm unhappy, it could be that it's very small or simple so it's not something I share on my social media or it's a multi-session tattoo and then I take pictures I usually have it when it's finished.
Finally, you get a plastic "bandage" over your tattoo that you must keep for 12-24 hours. I clean the workplace and you pay. If it is the first time you get a tattoo with me, you will receive a sheet with care instructions (the care instructions can also be read here on the website).
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