FREQUENTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS
THE ONLY THING I KNOW IS THAT I WANT A TATTOO. NOW WHAT?
The first step is to go through the artwork displayed and be sure that I am the artist you want.
I KNOW THAT TAVARES IS THE RIGHT ARTIST TO DO MY TATTOO. WHAT TO DO NOW?
Now you book an appoitment, either for tattooing or for a conversation about your wonderful project.
I’VE TALKED TO YOU SOME YEARS BEFORE, CAN WE GET IT DONE NOW?
Before that I need to talk to you again in order to remember what is your idea and to check the possibilities.
THE FRIEND OF THE COUSIN OF MY SISTER’S NEIGHBOR ALSO WANT SOME TAT, I’M BRINGGING HER WITH ME SO WE CAN SHARE THE APPOINTMENT TIME, RIGHT?
Nicht gut. The queries are individual and the time for each one is reserved to serve a single person. If your escort wants to talk about a tattoo idea on the same day that you scheduled your appointment, it should follow your beautiful example and schedule it's visit as well.
Tattoos are a selfish thing. No sharing.
THERE’S BEEN ALMOST TWO MINUTES I’VE SENT THE MESSAGE. WHEN WILL I RECEIVE THE RESPONSE WITH MY APPOINTMENT DATE?
As soon as possible. That probably means: whenever I get a confirmed date available for your project.
It is noteworthy that due to the amount of messages received, this return may vary. I ask you to check your email regularly and do not send several repeated messages, this can only get you last in queue.
I ONLY HAVE SUNDAYS FREE, I WANT AN APPOINTMENT ON THE NEXT ONE, SURE THING?
What a coincidence, I also have the sundays free.
WHICH DAYS DO TAVARES PERFORM THE TATTOO SESSIONS?
Usually from Tuesday to Saturday.
ON AVERAGE, HOW LONG DOES A SESSION LAST?
These are the possibilities:
A minimum wage session takes less than one hour. The maximum duration is a five hours session. And then we have the in between.
ON AVERAGE, HOW MUCH A TATTOO COSTS?
The value is calculated based on how long I will be at your disposal. Currently it's €150/hour in Europe and R$450/hora in Brazil. Special prices for full day sessions.
DO I NEED TO PAY FOR TATTOO SESSION APPOINTMENTS?
Yeap, a non-refundable deposit is required for the time reservation. No deposit, no appointment.
The amount is deducted from the total tattoo session.
For the execution of the paintings, both in watercolor on paper or oil on canvas, it is necessary to deposit half of the budget for the production to start.
WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT METHODS FOR THE TATTOO SESSIONS?
You can pay in cash (what makes me very grateful) or on the card - debit or credit (Visa or Master). In the card, the amount can be splited with the taxes added.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A TATTOO TO BE DONE?
This varies from job to job. But it's important for you to be aware that some tattoos are not finished in just one session.
Another point to emphasize is that, in addition to the work of the tattoo artist, the behavior of the client influences a lot on the matter of time. That is: it varies from the way your skin reacts to how tolerant to pain you are and if you moves a lot during the procedure, among other factors.
Save that crazy moves for the dancing floor.
I WANT TO GET THIS SAME TATTOO I FOUND ON PINTEREST. HOW MUCH?
Nein. Don’t even bother.
I do not make copies. Have in mind that the images you provide, if they are appropriate, will be used only for reference.
Build a personality champ, don't steal one.
I WISH I HAD A PORTRAIT TATTOOED ON ME. HOW TO PROCEED?
On the day of your consultation, bring photos (in high resolution) so that we can choose the one that best represents the persona that you want portraited and that best fits a tattoo.
It is worth remembering that not every good photography yields a good tattoo. Skin behaves completely different from paper, also we tend to read paintings, drawings and therefore tattoos in a different way than photos. So a great photography is not a warranty to get a great tattoo, but a bad photography will result in a crapy tattoo.
I WANT TO GET A TRIB...
I do not make tribals, geometric figures or nazi symbols.
I ALREADY HAVE A TATTOO AND I WANT TO COVER IT. SUPER EASY, RIGHT?
There are not such thing as easy tattoo.
Book an appointment for us to talk in person or send me a message with a picture of what you want to cover/improve. Let's see if and what is possible.
I HAVE A SCAR AND WOULD LIKE TO GET A TATTOO OVER IT. DOES TAVARES DO THIS KIND OF WORK?
It depends a lot on the scar you have. Then, please arrange a consultation so that we can personally evaluate the area to be tattooed.
It is worth noting that tattoos will not disappear with your scar or modify the texture of your skin. Incidentally, the tattoo will draw more attention to the area. In contrast, however, the art may well disguise the place where it is located.
I’M AN ALLERGICAL MILLENIAL KID. CAN I GET A TATTOO?
First you must know, along a doctor, what allergies do you have. After that, we need to check if the substances that cause this reaction on your skin are in the components of the materials and inks used to make a tattoo.
I AM ON TREATMENT AND I MAKE CONTINUOUS USE OF SOME MEDICINES. CAN I GET TATTOOED?
Before scheduling your consultation to talk about tattooing, talk to your doctor and make sure there are no problems. Otherwise, wait for the treatment to be finished.
DOES IT HURT?
It hurts and it doesn't wash out.
AND WHEN I GROW OLDER?
Buy a cane.
DO YOU HAVE ANESTHESIA?
Nope. Only a anesthesiologist can administer anesthesia and I'm not one of them.
Pain is part of the tattoo process. It's not for everyone and nobody is obligated to get tattooed.
WHAT CAN I DO TO FEEL LESS PAIN WHEN GETTING TATTOOED?
Preparation should begin before the day of your appointment.
At least three days before, do not use alcohol or any other drugs. Also do not burn the skin in the sun. Try to sllep well the night before your appointment.
If you have a functional womb, avoid scheduling your tattoo for PMS and menstrual periods.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL MY TATTOO?
The healing period varies from person to person. The average time is from 15 to 20 days to get in a safe stage.
HOW TO PROPER TAKE CARE OF MY NEW TATTOO?
Something around three hours after the procedure, remove the bandage and clean the tattoo.
The cleaning must be done applying only foam from soap and running water.
Once it is clean, proceed to a thermal shock. First hot then cold water.
Dry the tattoo area with paper towel or a extremely clean towel. No scrubbing, just gentlu press the damm thing.
Wait at least a hour after it's clean and dry to start using the healing cream.
When using the cream, you should apply a thin layer and massage until it disappears on the skin. That is: it is to use a tiny amount and spread it well, until it is not visible anymore.
Apply the cream no more than twice a day for at least ten days or until the last of the scabs falls by itself
During the 15 days after the session, avoid immersion baths, sauna, dirty environments and exposure to the sun.
After the last dry skin fall by itself, you should start using sunscreen.
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