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URBAN INK is a contemporary tattoo studio based in Hamilton, New Zealand. Established in 2012, it has been the home of numerous well-known and talented artists, producing high quality tattoos for a widely diverse client base. Currently home to five local artists, each working within their own personal style with a strong drive to produce high-quality art pieces.
Our focus as a tattoo studio is on our clients and creating artwork with skill and excellent execution. We are an all inclusive studio, where people from all walks of life - any age, any culture - are welcome and can feel relaxed in a friendly non judgemental atmosphere. From first-timer to die-hard tatter, we celebrate the art of tattooing in all its variations, styles and traditions.
AGE RESTRICTION Urban Ink is strictly 18+ even with parental consent.
PRICES Our studio price for work by one of our artists is $150 an hour. Our price for minimal pieces that take under an hour is $120 each, unless a price is negotiated with the artist creating the tattoo. Our prices are industry standard for a piece of work that you keep forever. It also covers all hygenic necessities as we set up and pack down for each individual tattoo, dispose of all waste safely, all equipment used as well as artist time. There is alot that goes into your tattoo experience and its well worth the price!
BOOKINGS + DEPOSITS We make all of our bookings mainly through email and Facebook, but feel free to come in anytime into the studio Tuesday - Saturdays 10am - 2pm. We also offer a free artist consult to help plan your artwork. For bookings of 2 hours work or more, we require a $100 deposit - this secures your spot and goes towards the price of the tattoo. Under 2 hours, we only require a $50 deposit. This needs to be paid upon booking.
CANCELLATIONS We require 7 days notice to rebook or cancel appointments with a refund of the deposit. Otherwise the booking deposit is given to the artist for the lost time. Please make your bookings wisely.
HYGIENE Hygiene levels at Urban Ink is foremost in our workplace. Urban Ink are carefully maintained with 2 full clean downs per day; there are no exceptions to this. Urban Ink adheres to the Ministry of Health guidelines with regards to hygiene and cleanliness. Please inform your artist of any communicable or infectious disease you may have.
EQUIPMENT All equipment is put through a state of the art heated ultrasonic cleaner, thoroughly cleaned before being bagged and put into the autoclave (regularly checked and certified). We are happy to go through all hygiene procedures if you require.