Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I GET A TATTOO?
Artists at Noïa manage they’re own schedules. That is why if you would like to get tattooed by someone in the studio, please write them directly. You can find all the contact information in our Contact section. Thank you and happy tattooing!
HOW DO I FIND THE STUDIO?
The address for the studio is given privately by the artist you will get a tattoo from. If you have an appointment already but can’t find the address, you can write to us in our Facebook page and we will get back to you with the address shortly.
HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY TATTOO?
Your artist will most likely have tips that may vary, so listen to their advice first. They’re the artist who knows how to care for their particular tattooing techniques the best, but here are a few basics.
1. Leave your bandage or tattoo covering on for aproximately four to six hours after your tattoo is finished. Your artist will instruct you on exactly how long to keep the bandage there, depending on the size and type of piece. This process is collecting a lot of the goop, blood, and even ink from the fresh tattoo, so keep it on! You don’t want to ruin any new clothes or overly expose it at first.
2. After you remove the cover, make sure to wash your new tattoo once with a soft, non-scented soap to keep it clean and avoid potential infection. Afterwards just make sure to keep the area clean and remember, never touch your tattoo unless you have just washed your hands!
3. For the first few weeks (we suggest two weeks) apply an ointment two or three times a day to keep it hydrated. We recommend an after care cream that’s specially designed for tattoos and also have some at the studio for sale. Use this sparingly! A thin layer is better than drowning the tattoo in goo and will help it heal faster.
4. After the first few days of using ointment switch to a non-scented lotion after you wash your tattoo.
5. For the first two weeks, avoid wearing tight clothing. Otherwise you run the risk of scabbing and ink loss when clothes rub up against your tattoo. If possible, avoid sleeping on your tattoo so you don’t agitate the healing process.
6. While the tattoo is healing avoid going into large bodies of water (pool, ocean, hot tubs, etc.), the gym or activities that lead to excessive amounts of sweating, and exposure to the sun for the first month. This could damage the tattoo in the healing process. Showers are fine as long as they are quick and not overly hot. You don’t want to burn your new ink!
7. Continue this process until the tattoo is healed. And remember, don’t pick, peal or scratch any scabbing or hard layers. These hard layers are normal and picking them off could damage or remove color.
HOW MUCH WILL A TATTOO COST?
The prices for tattoos vary according to the artist’s rate, placement, size and content of the tattoo. This will be discussed and arranged directly with the artist.