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Pricing and Info

  • Our minimum fee is $100
  • Our hourly rate is between $160-$180
  • All artists have their own full day rates for larger scaled pieces
  • Please call or email the shop to enquire within
  • Do not drink heavily the night before
  • Check the approximate price of your tattoo and make sure that you have enough money before you arrive
  • Eat a full meal and keep up your fluids/stay hydrated
  • Be aware of your personal hygiene! Please shower/wash beforehand and wear deodorant, we have shower facilities if time does not permit
  • Wear/bring appropriate clothing to make access to the area easy for both you and the artist
  • If you use fake tan, do not apply the night before
  • In the weeks leading up to your appointment please look after your skin! Avoid harsh sun exposure and moisturise regularly. This is crucial and will ensure a higher quality tattoo/result and make the execution easier for your artist
  • Please show up on time, and if you are running late please notify us
  • Be mindful of your surroundings!
  • Inappropriate behaviour and language is not welcome in our shop
  • Yes, tattoos can be painful. Please try not to be loud or disruptive and over exaggerate your emotions, our artists and other clients need to be/feel relaxed and require a calm environment
  • If you need a break, ask for one! Any verbal or physical squirming can be extremely distracting for everyone involved and can put your tattoo at risk so if you are feeling uncomfortable, please speak up
  • Remove protective wrap after 12 hours and wash thoroughly with warm soapy water. For best results use a mild antibacterial, fragrance free soap
  • Pat dry with a clean towel. Repeat this again in the evening, ensuring that you keep it protected and clean in between
  • When your tattoo starts to dry, begin applying your cream/ointment (we have a list of recommended products so please ask)
  • Do not over saturate the area. A thin layer must be evenly dispersed and rubbed in lightly
  • Repeat this step for the next 3-4 days as necessary (all cream has been completely absorbed and area appears dry)
  • By this stage your tattoo may start to peel, scab or become itchy – this is normal and part of the healing process, do not pick at it!
  • Avoid using any fake tans, perfumes or lotions with fragrances on the area while it is healing
  • Stay away from swimming and harsh sun exposure during this period
  • All gift vouchers have a 6 month expiry date
  • Your gift voucher can be used to buy merchandise
  • Can be transferred into somebody else’s name
  • Feel free to ask as many questions as possible as all of our artists have the right to refuse/turn down work

FOR ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS OR ENQUIRIES PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO ASK US 🙂

(03) 9521 4165 or info@melburnmadeink.com