Here are some answers to frequently asked questions. If you still need help, just send us a mail or call the shop!
1I want to get a tattoo, what do I need to do?
You have several options how to get tattooed at Bläckfisk: The fastest way is to contact the shop at ahoi@blackfisktattoo.de or use the contact form on our website and give us a description of your tattoo. We always need at least a rough idea of what you are trying to go for as well as an approximate size and the placement you had in mind. Reference doodles/photos/pictures of any sort are always appreciated. For script tattoos an idea for a font is also a good idea. You can also always come by during our regular opening hours for a quick consultation and talk to us directly. Then we can help you determine who would be the most suitable tattooer for your idea and go over the details with you in person. You can also contact our artists directly under their email adresses and/or Instagram accounts. Note that this will usually take a bit longer in case they are travelling or have other projects they are working on. The fastest way is always to contact the shop and we will make sure your request will be forwarded.
2Do you take walk-ins or is it by appointment only?
If you want to come in spontaneously to get tattooed that's an option too. We accept walk-ins every day of the week as long as we have availability for the day. Weekdays are usually a little more calm that the weekends and coming in early in the day is a good idea. If you come by within the first two hours of our opening hours your chances of us being able to fit you in on the same day are the best. Please note that some projects need preparation and simply can't be done on the same day. If you have an elaborate project of more than hand size that you would like to get done on a certain day, we advise to book an appointment.
3Who should I get tattooed by?
If you don't know the right artist for your project or have never been with us at Bläckfisk, a good idea is to browse through our Instagram for a first impression of what artists we have and what styles they work in. All our residents and guests are featured there with their most recent work and their individual profiles. You can also always send us an email or inquire at the shop in person if you are unsure. Our shop managers Max and Padde will gladly assist you in finding who would be suitable for your idea and is available at the day or timeframe you requested.
4How long do i have to wait for an appointment? Is there a waiting list to get tattooed?
Each and every resident here at Bläckfisk has a different shedule and different openings. It's ALWAYS worth contacting us whether we have time. It doesn't matter if you had someone specific or not or whether is on short notice - as there are always open spots or cancellations and we might be able to fit you in. We also do walk-ins!purus sit amet. Non nisi est sit amet facilisis magna etiam tempor. Accumsan in nisl nisi scelerisque. Sollicitudin tempor id eu nisl nunc mi. In est ante in nibh mauris cursus. Faucibus a pellentesque sit amet porttitor eget. Dictum non consectetur a erat. Elit pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et. Penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes nascetur.
5How can I book in with a guest artist?
All our featured guest artists book their own appointments and the studio won't be handling their booking or deposits. Please contact them directly to book in. In the section GUEST ARTISTS or on our Instagram you can usually find all our upcoming guests and their preferred way of booking.
6Anything I need to know before I come in for my appointment? How should I prepare and what should I bring for my appointment?
The most important item you will need is a valid photo ID like a passport, a drivers license, an ID-Card or similar. We will usually accept any government issued ID that has a Photo and a birth date on it. A self written out library card from 1982 won't cut it . Please note that this is very important, as we are by law not able and neither willing to tattoo you without a valid ID. Aside from that we recommend that you have eaten properly within 4 hours prior to your tattoo. Bring yourself a snack and maybe a sugary beverage for your session. Both of that will help to prevent your blood sugar from dropping. Don't use any lotions or creams on the day of your tattoo as those can clog your pores and make it harder for us to tattoo you. We also recommend not to come in hungover, as you will most likely be in more pain and have a terrible time. Please also note we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone how is under the influence of drugs, alcohol, feel the need to utter whatever racist/sexist or simimar intellectural diarrea, are rude to us or any of our customers or find any other way to be a dick. If you can't behave like a proper human being there is no place for you here at Bläckfisk.
7Can I bring my friend/friends/dog/child to my appointment?
As much as we like you and your friends and henchmen we cannot guarantee that there is enough space for them to hang out during your session. We try to accomodate ONE friend per person but on busy days there might be a chance that we kindly ask your friends to wait down in the lobby for you. Our 4 legged friends and offsprings below the age of 18 are welcome at Bläckfisk but they can only enter the lobby and are by law not allowed past the front desk. If you have a friend watching them they are welcome to hang out, but please note that our staff can't take responsibility for them and won't be able to watch them while you get tattooed.
To book an appointment we always require a 50€ deposit. The deposit has to be paid upfront and can be paid either in cash at the shop or via PayPal. The deposit will of course be deducted from the total price of your tattoo. Please only send deposits after we send you the information for your specific appointment. Deposits are non refundable as they compensate our artists for their drawing time and the loss of a booked spot in case you cancel your appointment entirely. Please always mind the time we reserve for you and money the artists will lose if they can't fill your spot last minute. For bigger appointments the deposit is 100€, as usually a half or a full day is kept free and the design requires more preparation.
9What will happen if I come in late?
We kindly ask you to be on time for your appointment. If you are running late for more than 10 minutes please call the shop to let us know, we understand that buses and trains can be late or traffic can be bad, as long as we know, it should all be fine. However if you are more than 30 minutes late for your appointment we cannot guarantee we can still do your tattoo depending on our shedule on the day and you might lose your deposit. If you choose not to show up at all, you will definitely lose your deposit, and we might refuse to serve you in the future.
10I saw a tattoo I really liked on someone else, can you do exactly this one for me?
Plainly speaking, no. Even in the age of Pinterest and Instagram we refuse to copy another tattoer's work. Sure, there is always a grey zone if you for example want the work of an illustrator turned into a tattoo. We always ask you to provide us with the information where you got a certain image from and then figure out what the best way to approach every case is. However what we can do is use a picture of an existing tattoo or illustration as a reference for the style or the base idea to create something unique alongside that reference for you. You would not want someone to copy the idea you came up with, so don't ask us to do it either.
11Can i get tattooed if I am under 18?
It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to get tattooed, regardless of parental consent or the presence of a legal guardian. Some places might do it, we certainly won't. No exceptions. Also, in this age your skin is still developing, so you really should wait that extra time. We thank you for understanding.
12Can I pay with debit- or credit card?
We currently only accept cash payments here at Bläckfisk. But not to worry, there are several ATM's and some banks within walking distance.
13Do you do piercings at Bläckfisk?
We do NOT offer any piercing services at Bläckfisk. That means we can neither give advice or help about piercings or sell any kind of jewelery for piercings.