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  • 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 your age with a valid Government Photo ID. No exceptions. Legally we are required to sight it on entry before we can begin commencing of tattooing. If you are not able to provide us with this, you will not be tattooed until you can.
  • 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 as well as an approximate size, colour preference, placement, budget if applicable and ideal start time and availability. From there our artist will be get back to you to move the booking process forward. Our artist endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible however please be patient as it is not uncommon to be waiting a few days or even a week due to their need to draw and tattoo current/upcoming bookings. Our artists all have their own methods for bookings, some reply daily, weekly or designate a few days each month to reply to all so please keep this in mind. Alternatively you can book in with us using the contact form at the bottom of each webpage or alternatively email with the same information as mentioned above in regards to your tattoo idea and our receptionist can help with the booking process. Please allow 2-3 business days for a reply this way. To make an appointment, our artists take a non-refundable deposit. The amount will depend on the artist and differs for half day or full day bookings. The depsoit 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 or send us an email/message if you have any questions.
  • Can I see the tattoo design before my appointment?
    Our artists do not commence drawing a tattoo unless you have committed to getting tattooed by leaving a deposit and setting an appointment date. Once you have made an appointment, an artist will begin 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 come in for a drawing consultation.
  • 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. While we practice the highest levels of infection control, it is still 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.
  • 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. Get a good night's sleep the night before as well. Please arrive to your appointment with a physical copy of your photo ID. We unfortunately cannot accept photos of a photo ID. Drinking the night before is not recommended and we reserve the right to refuse any service 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.
  • 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 issued photo identification with you. We must see everyone’s ID as stipulated by our license, so please come prepared with either a driver's licence or passport. Once you arrive at our studio, you will be welcomed and asked fill out your consent form. We recommend that you read over our this form carefully before you visit as there are some conditions and circumstances that mean we may not be able to tattoo you.
  • 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.
  • Do you do piercings?
    No, unfortunately we don't do piercings.
  • 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 cash payments for all tattoo payments in store. We do not offer Afterpay, InkPay or anything else of the like at this time.
  • Do I have to pay a deposit for my appointment?
    Yes, a deposit is required to make an appointment. The amount required will depend on the artist and whether a full day or half day booking is desired. Deposits are non-refundable - no exceptions - and are included in the final price of your tattoo so only the difference to be paid at the end of the last appointment. Your deposit will be honoured and rolled over to a rescheduled date if you gives us 48 hours notice minimum. If it is under 48 hours notice or you do not show up to your appointment, it will be forfeited and another will have to be paid if you wish to rebook. We operate on a first come, first serve basis when receiving deposits so please ensure it is paid as soon as possible to avoid missing out on your preferred dates.
  • Is getting tattooed safe?
    Yes, your safety is our number one concern. All of our artists are fully licensed and registered professional tattoo artists, and all hold Infection Control Certificates. We take every precaution possible with regards to safe hygiene practices at our studio. However, there is always a possibility of infection if you do not properly care for your tattoo while it is healing so it is very important to listen and follow the aftercare instructions provided.
  • 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. We'd recommend calling ahead to check. Custom tattoos do require an appointment as the artist will require the time it takes to draw up the design.
  • 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. 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.
  • I emailed an artist/your shop yesterday, why haven't I been replied to?
    Our artists endeavour to reply back to clients as soon as they can however please keep in mind that a lot of their time is spent tattooing existing clients and drawing for upcoming appointments. It is not uncommon for there to be a week in between replies because of this so your patience is appreciated. Our artist will dedicate a few days a month to reply to correspondence as understandably, they do get inundated with a lot of enquiries regularly. In order to streamline and speed up the process, please ensure you included everything straight away in your first point of contact including: reference images, your idea, colour preference, placement, a rough size, budget if applicable and ideal start time and availability. Please try to avoid constantly following up with multiple messages asking for a reply, as this can delay the process. If you feel you have been waiting to long, please contact the shop via our email, DM us on Instagram (@paragontattoo) or Facebook Messenger and our receptionist will look after you.
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