Terms and Conditions

for getting tattooed at Ruby Lou’s Tattoo Studio:

  • If you give less than 48 hours’ notice to move your appointment you will lose your deposit

  • Deposits are to be paid for via cash or BACS (bank transfer) only. There is no card machine in the shop!

  • Deposits are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another customer

  • You may bring ONE person with you on the day of your appointment. Anyone else will be asked to leave as it is a fire hazard if the studio is too crowded. Plus, the noise level can be quite disruptive if there are lots of people in the shop and we need to concentrate.

  • We may ask people to leave the studio if they are distracting the artist or the customer being tattooed.

  • If you change your mind on the tattoo design from the one you originally booked in for and it is more work, you may need a second appointment to finish the tattoo.

  • You will be expected to disclose any information about health conditions and medications for us to be able to tattoo you. Certain Medical conditions, medication or medical history means we may not be able to tattoo you.

  • You must be 18 years or older to get tattooed. If you look underage, we will need to see ID before we tattoo you. ID accepted is a Passport or Driving Licence only.

  • We will NOT tattoo anyone who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • Do not drink alcohol, take Aspirin or Ibuprofen 24 hours before your tattoo as it can affect the way the tattoo heals.

  • We do require a consent form is filled out on the day of the tattoo. This must be done every time you get tattooed, in case situations have changed. Forms must be filled out honestly to the best of your knowledge

  • Children are not allowed in the studio at any time!

  • Touch up’s on tattoos are NOT free of charge. You will be required to pay normal rates if a touch up is needed. So, it is important that you look after your tattoo!

  • We will not be held responsible for any issues that occur once you leave the studio with your new tattoo. How it heals is down to you and your aftercare routine.

  • We will NOT tattoo anything that can be deemed racist/ homophobic or generally offensive.

  • You won’t receive your design until the day before or sometimes we will show you the design on the day of the appointment and any small changes can be made then.

  • We will NOT tattoo hands/ necks/ fingers if you don't have any tattoos already.

  • If you are late to your appointment you will still be charged from the arranged start time of the appointment. We reserve the right to cancel your appointment and keep the deposit if you arrive late and leave insufficient time to complete the tattoo.

  • Appointments cannot be reserved without a deposit. Once deposits are received, we can book you in and it secures the appointment. Please book your tattoo/ brows on a day where you have no immediate plans after in case the tattoo takes longer than planned

  • All prices/ quotes given before the tattoo appointment are estimates only. This is because your tattoo could take more or less time than quoted for and there are multiple factors that affect this.

  • We reserve the right to refuse to tattoo you if we feel there is a good reason. We have the right to refuse to do any tattoos we are not comfortable with.

  • We will not accept abusive behaviour towards any of the Ruby Lou’s staff members.

  • We cannot tattoo you if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

  • You may reschedule your booked tattoo appointment twice. If you move it a third time you will lose deposit and must do a fresh booking with a new deposit.

  • Gift Vouchers must be paid for via bank transfer (BACS). They are valid for a year from the purchase date. Each artist has separate gift vouchers.

  • We can accept gift vouchers as tattoo deposits but in the event of not showing up to your appointment, the FULL amount of your voucher will be used as forfeit

  • Your tattoo design will be based off of your reference material and not an exact replication as all of our artists provide original artwork.

  • If you fail to attend your appointment, without having contacted the studio, you will lose your deposit in full and any future tattoo appointments that you have already booked in the diary will be automatically cancelled.

  • Its is advised to drink a lot of water the week leading up to your tattoo as it helps hydrate the skin and will make the tattooing/ healing process easier

© 2019 by Tarren Malham for Ruby Lou's Tattoo Studio.  All artwork/ designs belong to Ruby Lou's Tattoo Studio and are protected. Please do not copy!