Frequently asked questions

How COVID-19 will affect my appointment?


At the studio AvantArt Tattoo we have complied with the government's guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19. To offer a safe visit to everyone I ask you to please: . Do not bring anyone with you, strictly no children. . Face masks are adviced, I will continue to wear it although restrictions eased. . Notify me as soon as possible if you have symptoms of illness, have been asked to self isolate or have been in contact with someone that tested positive to COVID-19.




Can I walk in the studio without appointment?


AvantArt Tattoo is a private studio, running only by appointments. We want to guarantee the maximum privacy to our clients, please book an appointment before visiting. You can get in contact by email: avantarttattoo@yahoo.com lavaletattoo@yahoo.com




How CONSULTATIONS work?


Consultations are free of charge. This is a moment to meet in person, talk about your idea with the help of reference images and create a sketch together. I prefer doing consultations in person as it is easier to understand each other and visualize what the final design will look like.




How to have a QUOTE and BOOK an appointment?


I firstly do a selection of projects by email, checking that your idea suits my style and give you an initial quote. You can fill the form on my BOOKING page, with all the information I need from you at this stage, or you can send me an email to lavaletattoo@yahoo.com The second step will be to book a free CONSULTATION at the studio, where we finalize the project in details ; subject, placement, size, colours, ecc. This can also be done on the same day of your tattoo session.




Can I see my tattoo DESIGN?


The final design will be ready for your tattoo appointment and any changes needed can be done before starting. Adjusting a design in person is easier and more practicle, as it has to perfectly fit the body area.




Can I bring someone with me to the appointment?


To comply with COVID-19 regulations, we ask you to do not bring anyone with you if it isn't necessary. Strictly no children. The best things to do while having a tattoo are watching a movie on your tablet or phone, reading a book, or chatting with me. You can also have a nap if you can ;)




How do I PREPARE myself for a tattoo session?


The day before and after having a tattoo is highly advisible not to drink alcohol, because it thins blood damaging ink appearence and healing result. Before your appointment have a good night sleep, a healthy breakfast and plenty of water to hydrate the skin. Make sure you're wearing appropriate and comfortable clothes. You will have breaks through out the session to refresh yourself, drink and eat. Please note that is mandatory to wear a face mask, to comply with COVID-19 regulations.




Can my MEDICATION affect the tattoo process?


If you have a medical condition or on any kind of prescribed medication, it is important that you disclose it to me before the tattoo procedure. Affected conditions include, but are not limited to: .heart condition .diabetes .hemophilia .HIV .hepatitis .severe allergies .epilepsy .pregnant or nursing Acne medications: If you're taking Accutane, Minomycin (or any other Tetracycline related medication) or other prescribed drugs for acne, you do not want to get tattooed. Prescription drugs for acne cause skin to be hypersensitive, getting a tattoo can lead to severe pain and scarring. It can take six months to a year for the medication to be out of your system once you stop taking it. After this period, it's safe to be tattooed. Antibiotics: Some antibiotics make skin hypersensitive and may cause skin reactions. It's suggested to wait at least a week before getting tattooed. Blood thinners: If you're taking any kind of medication to thin blood, you'll want to inform me beforehand and also consult your doctor. Depending on the reason you're taking the medication, it might not be advisable to get tattooed, or it might require shorter sessions.




Why do I have to pay a DEPOSIT?


Deposits are a confirmation of the appointment, this sum goes towards the final payment, therefore it is not refundable. If you need to move the appointment and give me couple of weeks notice, I'll be able to book someone else in, so I won't lose the day of work and you won't lose the deposit. In the special occasion of pregnancy or a illness that won't allow you to be tattooed, I hold a fee for the work done and refund the rest.




Can I have AFTERCARE advice?


At the end of the tattoo session I will go through aftercare advice with you, providing a sheet with all information. Aftercare cream and washing products are available to be purchased at the studio. You can find more products info on the aftercare page. If you have any further question, please don't hesitate to contact me at lavaletattoo@yahoo.com




What if I LIVE far from the studio?


Most of my clients are not local, so don't worry, there are many ways to organize the meetings. Depending on the project requirements, we may be able to have a first chat via email or videocall. If it is strictly necessary to meet in person, consultations can be done on the same day as the tattoo session. If you live many hours away, it is advisable to travel by train, as driving may be too tiring after a long tattoo session. If someone drives you to the appointment, they can explore the shops on the main street, as we are right in the center of town, or take a walk along the River Avon (just at the back of the studio). Avant Art studio is only a short distance from Bath, Castle Combe, Avebury, Bradford on Avon, Bristol and many other picturesque towns, where you might as well spend the night before heading home.