Service Standards

 
 
 

Tattoo Concierge is a bespoke network created to empower both the independent artist as well as the client (or patron). We act as the facilitator and guarantor between all parties. We are here to offer a level of service and choice previously unheard of in the industry. Apart from the practical logistics of having all inquires responded to within 48 hours, every representative operating strictly to the highest standards of professional conduct as well as offering a personalized dedicated service – we are here to do no less than revolutionize body art practices across the globe. In regards to the artists throughout the Tattoo Concierge network, the categories you may wish to consider during your selection can be roughly divided as follows

 

Environment

Each artist will have their own bespoke venue for your appointment. These can range from professional and or more traditional body-art studios right down to private locations. Please remember that it is your responsibility in selecting both the artist and venue that matches your preference. Regardless of where you are scheduled, please remember that all body modification procedures should be conducted in a sterile, controlled environment

 Tools

Should your artist have re-usable tools, such as stainless steel grips and or tongs for example, please know that these should be professionally treated following each appointment in a hospital grade autoclave. This is to ensure that no cross contamination between clients occurs. Today many artists around prefer disposable equipment, this is both for hygiene as well as their comparative lightness to re-usable tools. Disposable tips, grips and other items are excellent yet again please simply ensure that the ones used for your session are removed from their original, hermetically sealed packages solely for your session

Disposable Items

Ensure that disposable items include needles, plastic grips, ink, caps, water-proof bed covers, plastic sealants, table covers, cable covers, machine covers and disposable pillow cases. Any area that may even potentially come in contact with skin should typically either be covered by water-proof sheeting and or plastic wrap

Distilled

Only distilled, highly purified water should be used for your sessions. This includes all diluting solutions that may be used during sessions as well as sprays alongside other cleansing solutions. Distilled water removes all impurities and is required when applied to perforated skin so as not to infect the area by placing such particulates under your skin

 

Inks

There are a number of inks on the market, artists have varying preferences. Frequently their selection will depend on healed results as well as pigmentation within their chosen aesthetics. There are further a range of specialist ink for specific styles or techniques. Typically the largest manufacturers are located in the USA or UK. Inks from these countries should exceed the most stringent international hygiene requirements, having been triple tested for purity. If you ever wished to research inks used in more detail all major manufacturers have websites with ingredient alongside the products’ safety data freely available on-line

Personal Communication

You will have direct contact with your selected artist throughout the lifespan of your project. There are further extensive guides around body art and aftercare available on The Tattoo Concierge site. Yet should any questions arise throughout that your artists cannot address, please know that The Tattoo Concierge remains available

Tailored

Alongside their working environment, each artist will have their own terms and conditions for your session. It is your responsibility to confirm these directly beforehand and please do not hesitate to ask whether your artist is able to accommodate a request

Taking Out The Sting

A variety of medical grade topical anesthetics can be used to any numb areas where your artwork will be applied. These could be available through your artist or ordered directly. Such creams frequently consist of anywhere between 5% to 17% lidocaine, lasting for around one to five hours when properly applied. Although these creams are typically neither required nor recommended please note that these should never be applied to open-skin, i.e. to an ongoing piece. Only apply cream to ‘fresh’ areas before your session commences