Frequently asked questions and answers
HOW MUCH YEARS DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR A TATTOO VIA THE PLATFORM?
Creating an account and using the services of the InkSearch.co website are available only to persons over 18 years of age [§3, point 8 of the website regulations].
IS THE SERVICE PAID FOR USING?
No. Creating a customer account on the platform is (and will remain) completely free.
HOW IS MY DATA PROCESSED?
HOW CAN I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR A TATTOO SESSION THROUGH THE WEBSITE?
Through a detailed form. You will get access to it after selecting the "send inquiry" option, which is visible in the artist's profile. If the tattoo artist in question does not agree to book customers via InkSearch.co, this option will not be visible.
HOW MUCH DOES A TATTOO COST AND HOW CAN I GET AN ACCURATE QUOTE?
Tattoo artists who use the functionality of the InkSearch.co platform independently define the approximate amounts of their services; both the session prices and the amount of the down payments. For a precise quote, describe your idea in detail in the form.
DO I HAVE TO PAY THE ADDITIONAL THROUGH THE PLATFORM?
The down payment confirms the date of the tattoo session. The client, who concludes an agreement with the artist regarding the tattoo service via the functionality of the InkSearch.co website, undertakes to pay for it via the platform.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?
We only accept electronic payments. We do not support cryptocurrency, cash or check payments.
CAN I SEND AN INQUIRY TO SEVERAL ARTISTS?
Of course. You can consult your idea with several tattoo artists using the functionality of the InkSearch.co platform.
MY REQUEST HAS BEEN REJECTED BUT I HAVE DESCRIBED MY IDEA EXACTLY. WHY?
Probably the artist you have chosen does not perform the works in the style you expect and / or your idea is contrary to professional ethics or website regulations [see -> CAN AN ARTIST REFUSE ME TO MAKE A TATTOO].
CAN I GIVE AN OPINION TO THE ARTIST AFTER PROVIDING THE TATTOO SERVICE?
Yes. Each client, after the end of the service, can express an anonymous opinion on its quality. [see -> §12 of the regulations of using the InkSearch.co website]
I HAVE THOUGHT UP AND I DON'T WANT A TATTOO. CAN I GET A CASHBACK?
Details regarding the cancellation of a session or a complaint about the tattoo service are specified in the regulations of the InkSearch.co website [§7 and §13].
WHAT DO I HAVE TO INFORM THE TATUATOR ABOUT BEFORE THE SESSION?
Before starting the tattooing procedure, you will receive a form that not only concerns your personal data, but also your health condition. If you have recently had a serious infection, are taking any medications on a permanent basis, have a chronic illness, are allergic or pregnant - you must inform your tattoo artist about it.
CAN AN ARTIST REFUSE ME TO MAKE A TATTOO?
Unfortunately, in some cases that endanger your health or the health of the tattooer himself, he has the full right to refuse you a tattoo. In addition, this industry does not accept patterns that encourage discrimination against people of other races, religions or orientations. Besides, an experienced tattoo artist will never copy someone else's work at your request.
WHY DOES THE TATUATOR SHOW ME THE DESIGN THE DAY BEFORE OR ON THE DAY OF THE SESSION?
So that you do not go to another studio that will “do it cheaper” with a ready, designed for the price of an advance. Besides, the tattoo artist also accepts other clients at the same time, so he often works on several projects simultaneously.
CAN MOLE AND SCARS BE TATTED?
Very small moles or freckles are usually not a contraindication, but it is still worth consulting a dermatologist before visiting a tattoo parlor. Larger moles are not tattooed. Some scars qualify for tattooing, however it is best to seek the advice of a tattoo artist before making this decision.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A TATTOO SESSION?
Avoid partying at least 24 hours before the scheduled session. Alcohol weakens the body and raises blood pressure, which can increase bleeding and worsen pain when tattooed. Also, don't overdo your coffee. Dress comfortably, get some sleep, stay hydrated and make sure you eat a good meal before your visit. Do not stuff yourself with painkillers before the session, do not come to the salon under the influence of drugs. If you feel that you have an infection or you are sick - cancel your visit immediately!
CAN I COME WITH AN ACCOMPANYING PERSON?
Most salons do not allow your loved ones to "hold your hand" during the session. Some allow accompanying persons to wait at the reception desk or in the waiting room ... provided that their presence does not interfere with the work of other artists in the studio. It is better to leave your children or beloved pets at home, with friends or family.
WHAT TO DO DURING A SESSION?
What your position allows you to do! But seriously - you can listen to music, read a book, watch series on Netfix ... do not be afraid of silence, do not try to talk to the tattoo artist by force. And most of all - don't fidget and try to relax.
DOES IT HURT?
The tattoo artist places the ink with a needle in the deeper layers of the skin (more precisely in the dermis), so the continuity of the tissues is broken. And it hurts so ... yeah! But in the best possible way.
I NEED A BREAK, CAN I TELL THE TATUATOR ABOUT THIS?
If the project requires several or even a dozen or so hours of work, the tattoo artist will suggest it to you so that you can eat, use the toilet or "stretch your bones". Of course, you can ask him for extra breaks if you need to breathe a little more often. Not every 5 minutes!
I FEEL BAD AFTER THE TATTOO SESSION, IS THIS NORMAL?
Weakness, drowsiness, decreased or increased appetite, muscle pain after several hours in one position or even a slight fever (which persists for the next day) are completely normal symptoms. Your body needs time to recover. Rest.
HOW LONG DOES A TATTOO HEAL?
Hard to say. The first healing phase usually takes 2 weeks; after this time, the skin stops peeling so intensely and most of the scabs fall off. However, larger, colorful patterns take 4 to 6 weeks to fully heal. It all depends on your body's regenerative capacity.
HOW TO CARE FOR A FRESH TATTOO?
Each tattoo artist follows a different method of healing. Some people will offer you a self-adhesive protective foil that you replace yourself every now and then. Others will encourage you to buy cosmetics specially designed for the care of a fresh tattoo. After the session is over, you should receive an instructional card; if not, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO READ OUR E-BOOK.
CAN I COMPLAIN MY TATTOO?
A complaint about the service (called a correction) is considered only when the tattoo after initial healing does not look as it should due to the fault of the tattoo artist. After the tattoo session is over, the artist will give you a time when you can apply to him free of charge to correct the pattern. Refreshing old tattoos with the same tattoo artist is not a correction, but a separate, fully paid service.
HOW FASTLY CAN I RETURN TO THE GYM / POOL?
For small patterns, you don't need to take a long break from the gym; 1-2 days is enough. For larger projects, 2 weeks of rest is recommended. You can return to the swimming pool only after the tattoo has healed completely, i.e. after about 4 weeks.
HOW FASTLY CAN I RETURN TO THE SOLARIUM / BEACH?
Best never. UVA and UVB radiation emitted by the sun or lamps used in solariums harm both the skin and tattoos. If you want your designs to stay in good shape for many years - give up the solarium and remember about sun protection when you go outside. Even in winter!
CAN A FAILED TATTOO BE COVERED / REMOVED?
Sometimes you can start the cover right away, without the need for laser removal of the previous tattoo. Remember that this is a permanent body modification and complete removal of the ink, even with the most modern techniques, is virtually impossible.
WILL IN ANY TIME I WILL HAVE TO CORRECT THE MADE PATTERN?
If the tattoo was done by an experienced tattoo artist and you follow all the care recommendations - you probably won't need it.
SOMETHING DISCUSSION HAPPENS WITH MY PATTERN! RESCUE!
Got a rash around the new tattoo? The skin burns, itches, is red, and the swelling lasts a long time, despite proper care? Contact your tattoo artist immediately!
HOW MUCH IT COSTS?
Creating an artist's account on InkSearch.co and using the platform as a portfolio are (and will remain) completely free. In the case of handling advertisements related to tattooing services, the operator collects an individually agreed commission in accordance with the regulations of the website.
HOW CAN I USE THE SERVICE?
You can set up and run an account on your own or act on behalf of the manager who handles the joint account of the studio where you work. [see -> WHAT RIGHTS DOES MY MANAGER ACCOUNT GIVE ME?]
HOW IS MY DATA PROCESSED?
CAN I FIX PRICE RANGES FOR INDIVIDUAL SERVICES?
Yes. By creating an account on our website, you will be guided by a wizard that will allow you to define the price range and the amount of the deposit for each dimension of the pattern.
CAN I PERSONALIZE INFORMATION ABOUT THE DIMENSIONS PERFORMED BY ME OF THE TATTOO?
Yes. By using the functionality of the InkSearch.co website, you independently define the minimum and maximum values for each size category of the projects performed.
HOW AND WHEN WILL THE MONEY GET IN MY ACCOUNT?
The operator pays the remuneration no later than 10 days from the confirmation of the completion of the tattoo service, only by electronic means, to the account indicated by the user [§6, point 5 of the website regulations].
HOW ARE CUSTOMER INQUIRIES VERIFIED AND SELECTED?
Our customer service department constantly checks and verifies inquiries addressed to artists by users of the InkSearch.co platform. If the form sent by the customer violates the website regulations or your individual booking rules, the request will be rejected.
CAN I REFUSE THE SERVICE AND IN WHICH CASE?
Yes, if the request sent via the website functionality violates your booking rules or is inconsistent with the website regulations.
I DO NOT WANT TO RECEIVE CUSTOMERS THROUGH THE PLATFORM. CAN I STILL HAVE AN ACCOUNT?
Of course. If you want to receive customers in a traditional way, you can use the functionality of the InkSearch.co platform as a new, effective channel of communication with the customer. All you need to do is disable the option of accepting queries automatically in the user panel.
I DON'T WANT TO RECEIVE COMMERCIAL INFORMATION BY E-MAIL. WHAT I HAVE TO DO?
You do not need to delete your account from InkSearch.co. All you have to do is unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the appropriate link in the e-mail.
CAN I PERMANENTLY DELETE THE ARTIST'S ACCOUNT FROM THE INKSEARCH.CO WEBSITE?
You can deactivate the account yourself - after one month it will be completely deleted and we will not store your data. If you want to do it, please contact our customer service department by e-mail: email@example.com or by phone: +48 733 604 604.
HOW MUCH IT COSTS?
Creating a manager account on InkSearch.co and using the platform are (and will remain) completely free.
HOW IS MY DATA PROCESSED?
WILL THE ARTIST'S PROFILES BE DELETED IF I DECIDE TO CANCEL MY STUDY ACCOUNT?
No, these are standalone profiles with separate e-mail addresses. By deleting your studio account, it will still be visible on the InkSearch.co platform.