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age consents

health and safety

custom tattoo

piercing procedure

pricing

tattoo aftercare sheet

piercing aftercare sheet

tattoo ink faq



age consents

while christchurch has no by-laws surrounding age consent for body piercing and tattooing, we do uphold our own policy regarding this. it is as follows;

tattoo

16-18: you will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. photo identification is required of both you and your parent/guardian.

18 and over: all we require is photo identification.

pierce

under 14: we offer ear lobe piercings only and you need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. identification is required of both the child and the parent/legal guardian.

14-16: we offer limited piercing services and require you to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. identification is required of both the child and the parent/legal guardian.

16-18: some services are up to the piercer's discretion. all we require is photo identification.

18 and over: all we require is photo identification.

we do not pierce the nipples or genitals of anyone under 18.

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health and safety

jewellery and implements
everything in the studio - including all implements for tattooing and piercing - are sterile, single use and disposable. this eliminates any human error in the reprocessing of any contaminated items, making everything that much safer for our clients.

all jewellery used meets the APP (association of professional piercers) standards for initial use. it is extremely unsafe to share used jewellery, even with proper sterilisation.

all jewellery is either ASTM F-136 implant certified titanium and hand polished to a mirror finish or a 100% biocompatible material. we only use internally threaded or threadless jewellery.

sterilisation
at absolution we use state of the art sterilisation techniques, offering our clients the best in up to date sterilisation technology. we use a statim autoclave which allows us to sterilise all implements and jewellery needed for piercing at the time of the procedure.

each cycle is monitored and recorded using an integrator, ensuring each cycle reaches the three parameters of sterilisation; heat, pressure and time.

we also spore test monthly using north bay bioscience, and service our autoclave on a regular basis.

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custom tattoo

we take care to provide honest opinions and artistic direction to any ideas you may have for your tattoo. we believe that tattooing can be a great vehicle for making you more of an individual and less a part of the herd.

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piercing procedure

experienced body piercing specialists
clamp-free technique
fully sterile procedure
piercing gun-free establishment

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pricing

tattoo

consultations: we offer free consultations.

minimum charge: our minimum charge is $100.

quotes: we are more than happy to give you a quote for any design ideas you may have. in person is always best for the most accurate quote.

deposit: 50% deposits are required for all clients. this is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another appointment or client if you give us at least 48 hours notice of cancellation or postponement.

pierce

We charge a piercing fee PLUS the cost of jewellery for all piercings. We have a wide range of jewellery options to choose from, this is why prices are not individually listed as total cost all depends on what high quality piece you choose for your piercing - we look forward to helping you decide on a piece that best suits you!

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tattoo ink faq

from the eternal ink website:

what's in eternal ink?
organic powder, distilled water, witch hazel, alcohol.

is getting a tattoo with eternal ink different from any other ink?
yes. eternal ink is non acrylic ink and being an organic pigment it allows the body to heal faster and hold the colour better.

is eternal ink sterile?
yes. All eternal tattoo ink supplied by barber DTS is gamma ray sterilised in the UK.

are eternal inks safe?
you may be aware that all ink products have become the subject of closer scrutiny over recent times, with some speculation that certain ink products may contain chemicals and substances which are potentially harmful to humans. we continue to closely monitor the guidance and advice on this subject and would never supply any products which contain substances banned in the UK. we are working closely with our suppliers to ensure that the products we sell are safe to use.

can eternal ink cause an allergic reaction?
yes, a person can be allergic to any tattoo ink or anything else. eternal ink has the lowest reactions of any tattoo ink. if you are unsure a test patch should be done.

are eternal inks suitable for vegans?
yes eternal ink is 100% vegan safe as we put no animal by-products in any of our colours.

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THE TANNERY, 3 GARLANDS RD, WOOLSTON | 03 381 7539 | HOURS: M.10-6 T.10-6 W.10-6 T.10-8 F.10-6 S.10-6 S.12-5