Do you work on appointment ?
We preferably work on appointment. There is a chance that there is no time for you if you just walk in. But you can always try.
Should I come back after I have been tattooed ?
In principle no. However it could happen that something didn't went well during the healingperiod; it is living tissue we are dealing with. This you'll only find out after the healingperiod. We can fix this, free of charge. This so called "guarantee" is applicable to 3 months after getting tattooed.
Can a scar be tattooed ?
If the scar is older than a year, it can be tattooed. The structure of the scar, however, will not disappear. We would like to judge the scar in advance.
How long can I be tattooed ?
For this there is no guideline, but in case of bigger pieces and multiple sessions an average session takes about 3 to 4 hours.
How old should I be to get tattooed ?
We tattoo nobody younger than 16. This is the legal age in the Netherlands.
Does it hurt ?
Experiencing pain is different for everybody. Tattooing is mostly discribed as an scratchy feeling, this is irritating but not realy painful. The spot on the body also plays a part. Places on the body where there are less muscles on the bone could be experienced as more sensitive.
How do I take care of my tattoo ?
Read our aftercare-instruction.
How long does it take for a tattoo to heal?
A tattoo takes about 7 till 10 days to heal at the outside. The total healingperiod takes about 6 weeks. Of course plays general health, physical condition and personal hygiene a part.
Do you work hygienic ?
Yes, Sakura Tattoo Amsterdam has a GGD (Amsterdam's Health Department) permit. We work according the guidlines of safe tattooing. Since the first of june 2007 there is a law about tattooing and piercing in the Netherlands. This means that everybody who tattoos or pierces needs to work hygienic and needs to have a permit. The permit is only issued to the tattooer or piercer that applies all sorts of hygenic measures. We only work with disposables. This means that everything we use is packed sterile and is thrown away correctly. We also work with Nitril gloves. All materials that are touched during tattooing are packed in plastic. After tattooing the space is cleaned desinfected.
Can I get an anesthetic ?
No, an anestetic can only be given by a medical doctor. The possible pain is durable for everybody. You can, after consultation with us, use a anestetic-creme from your doctor.
What does a tattoo cost ?
Our minimum-price is €80,- . For small tattoos we can make a price in advance. For bigger tattoos we charge by the hour.
How can I pay ?
We accept cash. Through a banktransfer: IBAN NL69INGB0001530214 ,BIC/Swift INGBNL2A. Or through Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org Beware that some banks charge costs for moneytransfers, please don't put them on us.