Frequently asked questions

How do I book a tattoo?


Please look through our portfolios and choose the artist that suits you. Then email your artist through the contact page. Please include a description of the tattoo you would like and any images you may have for reference. From there our artist will be get back to you to move the booking process forward. To make an appointment, our artists take a $100 non-refundable deposit. That will go towards the balance of the tattoo. For bigger pieces or upon request we will set up a consultation time where we discuss ideas and details for the piece. From there the artist will take a deposit and schedule the tattoo date. Please call us on (07) 3706 8768 if you have any questions.




How should I prepare for my tattoo appointment?


Please make sure you are hydrated and have eaten at least 2 hours before your tattoo appointment. Drinking the night before is not recommended and we reserve the right to refuse any treatment if you arrive at your appointment under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In addition, avoid tanning or applying any fake tan on the area to be tattooed, prior to your appointment.




Can I get tattooed if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?


It is advised that you do not get tattooed if you are pregnant and /or breastfeeding. Although we practice the highest levels of infection control, it is not advisable. We recommend this for your child’s health and safety, as well as your own. The risk of any sort of infection (although very uncommon) could have more serious implications under these circumstances.




Can I get tattooed if I am under 18?


No, it is illegal in Queensland for anyone under the age of 18 to be tattooed regardless of parental consent. In accordance with this law we have a strict No Minors policy. Not only must you be 18, you have to prove it with a valid Government Photo ID. No exceptions.




How should I look after my new tattoo?


Every shop has their own recommended care methods. Please refer to our Aftercare Page or your specific Artists instructions.




What will happen during my tattoo appointment?


Please arrive to the studio at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment and remember to bring along some government photo identification with you. We must see everyone’s ID as stipulated by our license, so please come prepared with either a drivers licence or passport. Once you arrive to our studio, you will be welcomed and asked fill out your consent form. We recommend that you read over our Consent Form before you visit as there are some conditions and circumstances that mean we may not be able to tattoo you.




Can I see the tattoo design before my appointment?


We cannot do drawings for tattoos unless you have committed to getting tattooed by leaving a $100 deposit and setting an appointment date. Once you have made an appointment, an artist will design a drawing for your tattoo. The drawing will be ready by the day of your appointment, and any minor changes that you want to make to it can be made at that time. As we reserve the right to protect our intellectual property, it is not possible for us to send designs out ahead of your appointment. If you want to see a drawing before your appointment date, you may make arrangements with your artist to do so.




What forms of payment do you accept?


We are able to process your deposit via bank transfer. However, at this time we are only able to accept in store cash payments for all tattoo payments.




Do I have to pay a deposit for my appointment?


Yes, a $100 deposit is required to make an appointment. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable and will be applied to the final price of your tattoo.




Is getting tattooed safe?


Yes, your safety is our number one concern. We take every precaution possible with regards to safe hygiene practices at the studio. However, there is always a possibility of infection if you do not properly care for your tattoo while it is healing. All of our artists are fully licensed and registered professional tattoo artists, and all hold Infection Control Certificates.




Do you do walk-ins?


Appointments are not required for smaller pieces, providing we have time on the day. We accept walk-ins whenever possible, but availability varies from day to day. For custom tattoos, it is best to make an appointment ahead of time so that the artist has time to draw for the tattoo.




How much will my tattoo cost?


The short answer is, it depends on the tattoo. There is a minimum shop price of $100 that applies to all tattoos, no matter how small. Any tattoo that can be completed in a single sitting will be charged at a flat rate that is determined by the artist and is based on the size, placement, and design (complexity) of the tattoo. Larger pieces—anything that takes more than one session to complete—are charged by the hour, at a rate of $160/hour. We offer discount prices for half & full day bookings. It is very difficult to estimate how long a multi-session tattoo will take, as it depends on the design, how you sit for the tattoo, etc. For specific estimates or price quotes, please come into the shop and speak to an artist in person. You can also let your artist know if you have a budget, and they will keep it in mind when designing the tattoo.




Can you fix or cover an old tattoo?


We are more than happy to touch up or rework old tattoos, or to cover them if possible. Whether or not we can do this will depend on the tattoo. Our best advice is to drop by the studio so we can discuss it in person. We’ll need to take a look, and let you know what is and is not possible with the tattoo. Keep in mind that a cover-up will generally need to be larger than the original tattoo. Also, tattoo ink is not opaque, so a cover-up is more about disguising the old tattoo rather than “painting over it.” Very dense, dark tattoos are difficult to cover and may require a few sessions of laser removal treatment to lighten them up before they can be worked on.





Contact

779b Gympie Rd, Chermside QLD 4032

PH: (07) 3706 8768

Sunday: Closed

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10:00 am–6:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am–6:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am–6:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am–6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am–6:00 pm

info@paragontattoo.com.au 

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