Welcome to Rohan's Tattoos!
If the following doesn’t seem to answer any other questions you may have,
please call us on 07448981887 or pop in the shop.
How much does it cost?
Tattoo prices vary from studio to studio. Price also depends on the size and complexity of the tattoo design. We can’t give out quotes over the phone or online. The best thing to do is come in and have a talk about your design and placement. We can give you some advice, and let you know how long you tattoo is likely to take and how much it will cost you therefore our minimum charge is £35.
Do I need to book an appointment?
It’s always best to make an appointment, however if we have space on the day then your tattoo can be done in that time.
Can I make an appointment over the phone?
We don’t take appointments over the phone as we require a cash deposit for all appointments. If you are traveling from another city, arrangements can be made, call on 07448981887.
Can I bring my own design?
Of course, you can bring it in your phone or smartphone.
Do you do piercings?
We don’t do piercing, just tattoos.
Do you take credit cards?
Cash only please!
How much does it hurt to get a tattoo?
When it comes right down to it, that’s what most people really want to know! Actually, getting a tattoo is not very painful nowadays because modern tattoo equipment is such that the needles go in and out of your skin very quickly. You’ll be completely able to carry on a normal conversation while getting your tattoo.
Of course, depending on your tattoo designs and location, the amount of discomfort can vary to some degree. Generally speaking, tattooing over bone where there’s little flesh or fat – hurts a bit more. So getting a tattoo on the fleshy part of your arm probably won’t hurt much at all, but directly over your ankle bone or collar bone may be more painful – though still quite bearable. Tattoo designs can also make a difference with regard to how it feels.
Tattooing lines produces a different sensation from ‘filling in’, or tattooing blocks of colour. Interestingly, though, there’s quite a lot of disagreement over which hurts more! It seems to be a subjective reaction – some people find the lines more comfortable than the filling in, while others say just the opposite. Suffice it to say that neither is really all that painful.
Is it safe to get a tattoo?
It is very safe to get Tattoo if you go to a Professional studio, where they use sterilized equipment or disposables. Most tattoo artists will be glad to set your mind at rest by showing you the unopened package of needles they will be using before the tattooing begins.
How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?
You have to be EIGHTEEN, Some tattoo shops are more diligent than others about asking for I.D. The older you are when you get a tattoo, the less likely you’ll be to regret it later on!
I’ve heard that getting tattoos can be addictive. Is that true?
It isn’t true in the sense of a real addiction, but it is a fact that people who already have one tattoo are more likely to get another one or so. It is possible to get ‘hooked’ on the excitement of getting a tattoo, just as some people get ‘hooked’ on shopping, but that’s not a real addiction. Most people who end up with multiple tattoos do so simply because they like them.
When should I not get a tattoo?
You shouldn’t get a tattoo if you’re drunk or high (and most tattoo shops have a policy in place about this; they’ll refuse to tattoo anyone who appears to be drunk or high or as a sign in one shop says, “Just plain stupid”). The other reason for not getting a tattoo is if you’re not sure. Wait until you do feel sure or just don’t get one. This is not a good thing to feel ambiguous about. There are no specific medical considerations, but use your common sense. If you’re sick, wait till you get better. You cannot get tattooed when you are pregnant.
Will having a tattoo make it harder for me to get a good job?
If you’re worried, why not get the tattoo in a place where office clothes will cover it? Even if you can’t keep it covered though, in this day and age it probably won’t matter. Tattoos are a lot more socially acceptable than they ever before and in most workplaces you are judged on the basis of your ability.
There are exceptions, of course; there are tattoos that are so prominent and controversial in terms of their appearance or content that they may cause problems for you, just as there are workplaces which are exceptionally conservative. You need to make sure that all aspects of your appearance fit your objectives, and that includes tattoos. But having a tattoo or two certainly won’t preclude you from being gainfully employed – not in this day and age!
How do I get tattooed at a convention?
Details of any convention we’ll be working at will be posted on the blog. Everybody likes to do things slightly differently at conventions, some people take bookings, others take walk ups only. All details will be on the blog.
In order to help ensure a rapid & full healing process for your tattoo, please follow the directions below fully & carefully for the entire duration of the healing process. These directions are somewhat generalised, for more detailed directions & advice or if you have any adverse reactions, you should contact your tattooist immediately.
- Leave the Clingfilm on for 1-2 hours.
- Wash your hands well then remove the Clingfilm.
- Immediately after removing Clingfilm, gently wash your tattoo using only your fingertips, (do not use a facecloth, sponge etc, until the tattoo has completely healed) with a good quality un-fragranced liquid soap and cool to lukewarm water (cool water is less likely to stimulate fresh bleeding). Rinse the area thoroughly.
- Allow the tattoo to dry naturally in the air (for about 10 minutes), or pat it dry with a fresh, clean towel – do not wipe or rub it dry.
- Apply a very light film of Bepanthen or Tattoo Goo (or other aftercare product as recommended by your tattooist), rub it into the skin completely and pat away any excess remaining on the surface of the skin.
- Re-cover the tattoo with a new piece of Clingfilm.
- Wash and re-bandage the tattoo (using steps 2-6 above) 2 or 3 times daily for 4 days. (Always ensure that your hands are freshly washed when cleaning the tattoo).
- After the first 4 days you should stop covering the tattoo with Clingfilm and should stop using Tattoo Goo/Bepanthen. Instead use a good quality fragrance-free moisturising lotion, such as E-45 five times daily. Apply a very light film of the lotion, rub it into the skin completely and pat away any excess remaining on the surface of the skin.
- You should continue to treat your new tattoo in this way for about 2-3 weeks, or until the tattoo has stopped flaking and is no longer dry and shiny.
- Applying an ice pack to the new tattoo helps to reduce swelling and inhibits the secretion of body fluids. These fluids can cause heavier scabbing, making further care more difficult.
In addition to aftercare, there are various factors which determine the healing time of individual tattoos. These include size & location of the tattoo, as well your diet, lifestyle & immune system and also irritations to the tattoo during the healing process. Problems with tattoos can be caused by:
- Aggravation due to tight clothing on the tattooed area.
- Using aftercare products, cleansers or other skincare products not specifically recommended by your tattooist.
- Any contact with dirt, oil or grease and other irritants as well as unwashed hands, body fluids, make-up, false tan and some skin, hair and body products (for further advice or clarification, please ask your tattooist.
- Exposure to sun – keep the new tattoo covered for the duration of the healing time. Do not expose it to any sunlight for at least 3 weeks or until the tattoo has fully healed. Never apply sun block to an unhealed tattoo! Once your tattoo has healed fully, you should protect it from fading by always using UV protection, preferably a total sun block or minimum SPF30.
- Submersion or soaking in water can damage a new tattoo by causing the healing scab to soften and fall off prematurely, therefore you should avoid putting the tattoo in the water stream while showering and submerging it under the water while bathing until your tattoo has fully healed. For the same reason you avoid using saunas & steam rooms while your tattoo is healing.
- Swimming should be avoided for the reasons above and also because
- Chlorine in pools and hot tubs can cause severe irritation
- Lakes and rivers may harbour germs and bacteria which can infect and damage your tattoo
- The abrasive qualities of salt water can also damage your tattoo by causing premature flaking of the healing scab.
By using the appropriate aftercare products, keeping irritants such as those described above to a minimum & fully following the aftercare instructions below until your new tattoo has fully healed, you will ensure the best possible healing environment for your tattoo.
Feel free to contact us for any information or guide on this number 07448981887.
We do all types of permanent tattoos. Some types of tattoos are tribal, old school tattoo, new school tattoos, biomechanical, animal tattoos, signs and symbols tattoos, zodiac tattoos, Chinese tattoos, Japanese tattoos, fairies and angels tattoos, fantasy tattoos, realistic tattoos, portraits, Celtic tattoos, bird tattoos, floral tattoos, religious tattoos, fish tattoos, mythological creature tattoos, dragon tattoos, dark tattoos, Polynesian tattoos, calligraphic tattoo, script tattoos, gothic tattoos, foreign tattoos, contemporary etc.
We customise tattoos based on your specifications. These designs are exclusively drawn and articulated for you by our artists. If you have a concept or idea in mind, you can discuss it with us and we will come up with a design that fulfils the criteria of the concept that you have in mind. Creating a real-life image from the client's description and pictures can prove to be difficult. So it is important that the client gives us enough time and does not mind dropping in at the studio a few times before the final sketch is approved and he receives the exact artwork he specified, and the highest quality tattoo possible.
A tattoo made to cover or hide something is called a cover-up tattoo. Cover-up tattoos are done to cover badly done tattoos, worn out tattoos, tattoos that you have got bored with etc. Basically if you have a tattoo that just doesn’t appeal to you for whatever reason and you want to get rid of it, getting a cover-up tattoo will be lesser expensive and much lesser painful than getting it removed entirely.
Cover-ups are also done to cover unwanted marks like burn marks, birth marks, surgery marks etc. Marks from skin problems like vitiligo, eczema etc can be covered either by making a design tattoo on it or by filling in with skin coloured ink to merge with your skin.
Cosmetic tattooing is an exciting option which enhances facial features such as brows, eyes, lips. Many of us have not been blessed with perfect features but we need not be disappointed. Cosmetic tattooing can give you the perfect eye brows, well defined and beautifully coloured lips, permanent eye liner, moles or beauty spots, even pinker cheeks.
Address: 394 Humberstone Road,Leicester, LE5 0SA
Feel free to contact us for any information or guide, from the number above.