• Can I Get A Tattoo if I’m Under 18?
  • No. It is considered child abuse by law to tattoo a minor at either of our locations.
  • Does It Hurt?
  • Tattoos can hurt, but this isn’t something we focus on and neither should yourself. Generally places like the top of the arm, forearm, back of shoulder are great places to start if pain is an issue but if you have any more questions with regards to tattoo pain feel free to get in touch and we can speak further in detail with yourself
  • Are Infections Common?
  • Not Here, we proudly hold a 5 star hygiene rating both in our tattoo studio and tattoo laser removal clinic. We have received substantial training and years of experience in our studio. We use new single-use needles and sterile techniques to ensure you won’t leave with any germs. After each tattoo your InkDen tattoo artist will talk you through tattoo aftercare as well as giving yourself a tattoo aftercare leaflet for reference.
  • Can Tattoos Conceal Stretch Marks Or Scars?
  • Yes, but to a varying degree of success. Due to the nature of scars and stretch marks, there tattoo. The texture of the skin will not be changed by a tattoo; thus, some of these marks will still be visible but may be less noticeable. Feel free to get in touch and we will happily speak in further detail with any issues.
  • How Long Until I Can Swim After Getting Tattooed And What Else Should I Avoid?
  • Most tattoos take a few weeks to heal and during that time it is best to avoid long soaking, friction and scratching/picking. Sunburn (or tanning) can also damage a new tattoo and yield painful results.
  • What Is The Price Range For Tattoos?
  • Prices start at £30 (shop minimum) and are quoted by your artist according to design, size, location, etc. An artist must be able to see your completed design in person and discuss with you size, location, etc. in order to provide accurate pricing. Remember, the best price doesn’t necessarily yield the best results.
  • Is it customary to tip your artist/piercer?
  • If you are happy with their work, please feel free to do so. Tips are always appreciated. We pride ourselves on our artwork and 5 star hygiene rated studio. If you don’t feel like a tip is for you we would ask if you could leave a review, we always love to hear your feedback.
  • 48 Hours Notice required for cancellation or any changes of appointments. Maximum 15 minutes late acceptable. Please Note all deposits are non refundable. Appointment cards which have been given to you is a receipt/ proof that you’ve paid a deposit which must be kept and shown at the studio on the day of your tattoo session.
  • Before your session
  • Please inform us of any medical conditions or medication that may affect your tattoo!!!
  • Please do not consume any alcohol 24 hours prior to your booking.
  • Clients under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be tattooed and will lose their deposit.
  • Before attending your session
  • Please make sure you have had a good night’s sleep and eaten a substantial meal. Bring drinks and snacks with you; we do sell a range of these at the studio too.
  • All clients must be aged 18 or over to receive a tattoo
  • Valid photographic identification will be required as proof of age. Failure to produce a photo ID will mean we are unable to do your tattoo and you will lose your deposit.
  • Clients will be provided with thorough aftercare instructions.
  • Please follow them…
  • Pregnant or a nursing mother
  • You will be unable to be tattooed.
  • Please inform us if you suffer from any of the following medical conditions:
  • Blood Borne Viruses- HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Heart Conditions, Epilepsy, blood pressure problems, haemophilia and blood clotting disorders. If you are taking any medications, such as antibiotics or blood thinning medication please let us know. If you suffer from any allergies or any of the following skin conditions, it is extremely important you make us aware of these beforehand. Eczema, Psoriasis, acne, skin cancers. In some cases we will advise seeking the opinion of a medical professional and ask clients to obtain written consent prior to the booking. Failure to mention any of the above conditions prior to your appointment may result in us being unable to do your tattoo and you will lose your deposit.
  • Healed scars (white scars) are usually able to be tattooed over, but this is not always the case
  • If you have any scarring in and around the area of your chosen tattoo placement, we need to be made aware of this beforehand. Also if you have experienced any unusual changes on the area of skin before the booking, let us know.
  • We reserve the right to refuse to perform any tattoo at any time without reason.
  • By completing and signing our booking form you are agreeing to all of the above terms and conditions
  • Gently remove cling film 3-4 hours after tattoo is finished.
  • Wash carefully in warm water. Rinse and gently pat dry with a kitchen roll or tissue, don’t use toilet roll. Always make sure that your hands are clean before applying cream or use disposable gloves.
  • Gently apply a thin layer of a good Tattoo aftercare product.
  • Every 4-6 hours for approximately 10 days (average healing time for a tattoo) apply thinly as too much prevents the skin/tattoo from breathing, and can cause leaching of the colours. If this happens, discontinue use, wash the tattoo, pat dry, and consult your tattoo artist at your earliest convenience. Do not apply alcohol-based products, hydrogen peroxide or gauze, Vaseline, lanolin or petroleum based products.
  • After 5 to 14 days, the tattoo may start to peel (this is normal – like a sunburn) and scab.
  • DO NOT pick or peel the skin away. Let it fall off naturally during washing or application of tattoo cream. Fresh skin will soon replace the dead skin. Colours may fade during the process, but will return when healing is completed.
  • After a few weeks, all scabbing will be gone, but the area may still be sensitive.
  • Continue regular cleaning and application of tattoo aftercare for proper aftercare of your tattoo. Do not scratch.
  • To avoid any possibility of bacteria transmission:
  • do not allow anyone to touch your tattoo until healing is complete.
  • Don’t drink alcohol or take any drugs:
  • 1 day before and minimum 4 day after.
  • Wear clean clothes.
  • Cotton is recommended Avoid contact with woollen/synthetic clothing. Avoid wearing tight-fitting clothing or any material which could damage your tattoo. Avoid areas where bacteria could be present
  • Avoid:
  • direct sunlight, sunbeds, UV, bathing in saltwater or water with chlorine content (swimming pools) saunas.
  • Wait at least 20 days before swimming in the sea or pool or using the sauna.
  • Before exposing your tattoo to strong sunlight or UV, wait at least 20 days and use a high factor sun cream. Exposure to the sun is the major cause of tattoo fading, but after a few months you may sunbathe in moderation. Always use a sun block (at least SPF-30 sunscreen that provides UVA and UVB protection).
  • In future:
  • it is recommended to moisturise your tattoo once a week with a body lotion.
  • Why choose Inkden for laser removal?
  • We have 9 years of experience removing tattoos and over 20 years of tattooing experience. We like to pride ourselves on our 5 star hygiene rating and that we use the medical grade laser machines as medical clinics, and Anna (our laser tattoo removal specialist) has the highest available qualifications in this field from Lynton and Manchester University. By combining our knowledge of laser removal and tattoo experience, we can recommend the best course of action to deal with your unwanted tattoos. This is one thing doctors can’t do! We can make an unwanted tattoo disappear or fade it enough to work over it once it has fully healed. We guarantee to give you the best advice and quality of work. If you have any unwanted tattoos, contact us for a FREE consultation – 07957 021702.
  • How should I prepare for treatment?
  • Laser Removal is something we try to avoid here at Inkden Tattoo and Laser Removal clinic. But with times changing, and tattoos with it, it’s inevitable that some types and styles of tattoos will go from shit hot to just… shit. If you’ve got regrettable ink that needs to go, then laser removal is the answer.
  • Here at Inkden Tattoo Laser Removal Clinic we have compiled a list of suggestions to make the process of preparing for your laser removal session as simple as possible.
  • Before your laser removal treatment we suggest avoiding sunbathing, sun beds or self tanning products for at least 4 weeks leading up to your treatment, especially if you have sensitive skin. Sun tans must be completely faded before treatment can commence, as excessive pigmentation can lead to damage to the skin, blisters and “ghost” effects, which are where the skin becomes whitened where the laser has removed the tattoo. Sunbathing, sun tans and fake tans. Do not use hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing, epilating, plucking, depilatory cream or electrolysis hair removal on and around the treatment area from 4 days before your treatment to the day of treatment. This is essential for the process to work effectively. Avoid aspirin, alcohol and drugs for a minimum of 24 hours prior to your treatment to prevent pin-point bleeding. Aspirin, alcohol and drugs. On the day of your treatment avoid using cosmetics, perfume, deodorants or face and body creams or moisturisers on the treatment area. They create a barrier on the skin leading to a less effective laser removal session. Do try using a local anaesthetics cream, which is a common numbing cream available at most chemists. It will make the laser removal process a lot more comfortable.
  • You may also find loose cotton clothing is more comfortable to wear once your treatment is complete, so come dressed appropriately.
  • Don’t worry about where the tattoo is that will be getting removed- here at Inkden Tattoo Laser Removal Clinic we have a specialised facility designed so you will have complete privacy during the entirety of your treatment.
  • And don’t forget- tattoos are not forever.
  • Laser removal can’t be rushed and your skin needs time to heal and remove the ink, but each session is quick and easy, and we try to make the experience as pleasant as possible here at Inkden Tattoo Laser Removal Clinic. By the end of your sessions you’ll be ready for a life without hiding an embarrassing or unfortunate tattoo, or maybe to book in for a new fantastic piece of ink. You can decide.
  • Aftercare
  • Whilst you may be getting excited about having your treatment with us here at Inkden Tattoo and Laser Removal Clinic Blackpool, the process after your laser removal session is just as important. The laser breaks down the ink particles in your tattoo, but your body flushes this out over a prolonged period of time- from anywhere between 6 weeks to a year. So it’s integral to your tattoo removal that you follow some strict rules to ensure a good outcome.
  • In the days after your laser removal treatment you will find loose cotton clothing more comfortable.
  • It is softer against your skin and won’t cause any unnecessary abrasion on a very sensitive area.
  • Avoid vigorous exercise and swimming as this can cause irritation and inflammation, both reducing the effectivity of the laser removal session as well as being painful.
  • If you play contact sports we advise avoiding doing so for a short period of time, as your skin will be more sensitive. Try not to use makeup and perfumed products on the treatment area, as these will cause irritation. In the case of irritation, we recommend using a lotion containing Aloe Vera- we give you a small amount after each session and you can use it as much as needed to help soothe the treatment area and make it more comfortable.
  • Hot baths, showers and saunas can cause irritation, reducing the effectivity of the laser removal session.
  • We suggest quicker and cool showers, which will also help soothe the treatment area. And, most importantly, avoid tanning after treatments completely. When sunbathing after your final treatment we strongly suggest a sunscreen with a UVA 5 star rating and UVB protection factor 50. As with tattoos, the results of your laser removal treatment depends heavily on how you look after it once you leave Inkden Tattoo Laser Removal Clinic. So good luck, and don’t forget that if you have any questions we are open to come in or call on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday between 10:00AM and 6:00PM, and Friday, Saturday between 9:00AM and 5:00PM. We are also available 24 hours on our social media- send us a message and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.
  • We have 7 years of experience removing tattoos and over 20 years of tattooing experience.
  • We like to pride ourselves on our 5 star hygiene rating and that we use the medical grade laser machines as medical clinics, and Anna (our laser tattoo removal specialist) has the highest available qualifications in this field from Lynton and Manchester University. By combining our knowledge of laser removal and tattoo experience, we can recommend the best course of action to deal with your unwanted tattoos. This is one thing doctors can’t do! We can make an unwanted tattoo disappear or fade it enough to work over it once it has fully healed. We guarantee to give you the best advice and quality of work. If you have any unwanted tattoos, contact us for a FREE consultation – 07957 021702.
16. 03. 2022

Raffle for a full day sitting with Shamack in Support of Ukraine <3


04. 04. 2020

Inkden Gives Back To The NHS – Over a 1,000 PPE Items Donated

As many of you have seen with all that is going on around the world our much needed NHS service has been asking for donations. […]

13. 07. 2019

Tattoo Raffle Raising Funds And Awareness

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InkDen Tattoo Studio

InkDen is a leading tattoo studio in Blackpool and we started our beginnings in Dragons Den Tattoo Studio. Shamack is the tattoo shop owner and came to Blackpool around 19 years ago. Since then InkDen has gone from strength to strength and has become one of the best tattoo studios in Blackpool. Our Blackpool tattoo studio is fully air conditioned and at InkDen our customers are our main focus and priority. Find out our advice on what to ask your tattoo artist before getting your tattoo.

We provide a range of hot and cold drinks which are all complimentary, we also have chocolate and snacks on offer. If you’ve popped in for a new tattoo and haven’t had any lunch, then we eat out every day, so we can always pick you something up; ensuring you’re fed and comfortable. Our aim is to ensure your tattoo experience runs as smoothly as possible and you’ll be kept comfortable throughout your session. We have years of experience in the tattoo industry and have become one of the leading tattoo shops in Blackpool.

Feel free to pop into our studio for a walk-in tattoo or you could always book a tattoo appointment with one of our award winning tattoo artists including: Shamack, Holly, Chris, Adrianna, Jade, Pedro.

Inkden tattoo studio is based in Blackpool. The town of Blackpool holds a lot of tattoo history. The history of Tattooing in Blackpool, Manchester and Liverpool and surrounding areas has been well documented by Liverpool tattoo museum.

UK cities have seen tattoos become the norm now and with this we are proud to offer our tattooists skills around the UK. Further a field , the London tattoo scene has always held a big part in the tattoo industry. If you would like to read more about tattooing history from around the world make sure to check out:

A Brief History In Tattooing

Our Blackpool tattoo shop has taken tattooing to a new level. Offering custom tattoos, cover up tattoos and award winning tattoos in Blackpool, Manchester and Liverpool is what we strive to offer with our tattooists.

All of your artists attend most tattoo conventions so if your wanting a tattoo in Manchester or a tattoo in Liverpool this is easier than you think.

Find Your Style

At Blackpool Inkden Tattoo Studio we have a variety of tattoo artists specialising in an assortment of tattooing styles including:

Black and Grey Realism, Colour Realism, Bio- Mechanical, Watercolour, Neo – Traditional, Dot-Work / Geometric, Japanese, Freehand, Trash Polka and Cover-ups.

Still can’t find your style? Feel free to get in touch, our artists work in many more styles of tattooing!

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Welcome to InkDen Tattoo Studio’s FAQ / Terms & Conditions page. From preparing for your first tattoo, tattoo aftercare and tattoo laser removal. Feel free to get in touch for further advice or feel free to look over our complete InkDen Tattoo Studio FAQ videos.

Press About Us!

We here at Inkden Tattoo and Laser Removal Clinic are proud to have been involved in a lot of events, and to have had our work as well as our accomplishments published in a variety of different magazines, newspapers and online.

Blackpool Gazette – Shamack

Blackpool Gazette – Holly

The Gazette

Ink Spot – Shamack

Ink Spot – Holly

You can get more information at the Studio.

Call: 0795 702 17 02

Charity – giving back

InkDen Tattoo Studio charity

Raising awareness and funds for charities both locally and around the world.

Over the years Inkden tattoo studio has given to many charities both locally and also around the world. As well as raising funds for charity we also realise the importance on raising awareness also. We have held tattoo raffles, tattoo giveaways and much much more. We are currently going through our archives to show you more of the work we have done over the years. Below is just a small portion of the charity work we have done.

Also check out our YouTube channel to see more of the work we do for the community and much more.