As the years have gone by, tattoos have become much more prevalent and acceptable. It is almost more rare to find a person who doesn’t have any tattoos, than someone who does. Everyone from Artists to Doctors and anywhere in between is tattooed.
There are so many different styles of artwork, the days of only being able to pick a piece off the wall are long gone. Most of the work we do at Uxbridge Body Art Studio is custom drawn. Any ideas you have can be turned into a beautiful, original piece.
Tattoos are a permanent change to your appearance, it is always a good idea to put a lot of thought into your piece to ensure that it is a sound decision. Also, take the time to make sure that the artwork you decide on is exactly the way you have envisioned it to look. We are always happy to make any necessary adjustments to your artwork until you are fully satisfied with it, before you commit to having it done.
The Tattoo Process
1) The artwork will need to be designed to suit your vision, even if it is a piece you have designed yourself, it may need to be slightly adjusted to ensure that it translates well as a tattoo. The best way to go about this is to either come by our studio in person with your ideas, or to email us so we can make sure your perfect tattoo is ready to be tattooed, and you are 100% happy with the design.
2) Once you are happy with your artwork, we can set up your appointment. We have been in business now for 10 years, and are regularly booked at least 1 – 2 months in advance. When you are ready to set up your appointment, please either stop by, or give us a call at 905-862-2427, as we cannot make appointments through email. In some cases, a deposit may be required to hold your appointment. Refer to our Pricing page for our policies regarding deposits.
3) When you come in on the day of your appointment, the artwork will need to be sized accordingly to fit the part of your body that the tattoo will be going on. The sizing process usually only takes a few minutes, and you will be given as many opportunities as you require to check the sizing in a mirror before you commit to the final size.
4) Jamie will then prepare the stencil for your tattoo.
5) It will then be time to set up the equipment for your tattoo. Jamie will determine what equipment he will need to set out, depending on what your piece will require. All of our equipment comes to us pre-packaged and pre-sterilized, and is only used once. After it has been used once it is disposed of, and any sharps used are placed into an approved sharps container and disposed of by a professional medical waste disposal company.
6) It will then be time to start your tattoo. Jamie will transfer the stencil to where you would like to put it on your body. You will be given every opportunity to review the placement, and if necessary, move the stencil to a better location.
The stencil will leave behind a blueish-purple outline of the piece, which Jamie will use to trace the outline of the artwork. Most people expect tattoos to hurt a lot more than they actually do. Obviously, tattoos do hurt, but they are far from the worst pain you could experience.
7) Once your tattoo is finished, Jamie will ask you to get up slowly from the chair and have a look at your new piece. After you have had a good long look at your new tattoo, Jamie will bandage it up for you. He apply pre-packaged, pre-sterilized and non-adherent bandage pads to the new piece, and use bandage retainer and surgical tape to hold it all together.
You will need to keep your bandage on for a minimum of 2 hours, and at maximum 4 hours after the tattoo is done.
8) Once you are all wrapped up Jamie will go over our Aftercare Procedures with you, and give you a sheet outlining everything he has told you to take home.
Now you have a brand new tattoo to show off!