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 need to decide where in your body and wich size you want it.
I HAVE ALREADY DEFINED THE TATTOO, THE POSITION IN THE BODY AND THE AVERAGE SIZE. WHEN THE F*CK AM I GETTING MY INK?
To schedule your inquiry, you should kindly access the schedule link, insert the requested data correctly, submit the application and wait for the return.
BUT I WANT TO TALK BEFORE, CAN I?
Yes you can. We can discuss the details of the project by e-mail, skype or in person. For that we need to get you an appointment.
No facebook, whats app or whatever. Don’t even try.
I’VE TALKED TO YOU SOME YEARS BEFORE, CAN WE GET IT DONE NOW?
Probably not. I need to talk to you again in order to remember what is your idea.
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?
No. Because the queries are individual and the time of each one of them is reserved to serve a single person. If your escort wants to talk about a tattoo idea for him on the same day that you scheduled your appointment, he should follow the example and schedule his visit as well.
Tattoos are a selfish thing. No sharing allowed.
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 available date for your project.
It is noteworthy that due to the large number of messages received daily, this return may vary. I ask you to check your email regularly, calmly wait for the return, 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. On the next one I’m pretty sure will be in la parrilla.
WHICH DAYS DO TAVARES PERFORM THE TATTOO SESSIONS?
It depends on the studio in question. 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.
ON AVERAGE, HOW MUCH A TATTOO COSTS?
The value is calculated based on how long the artist 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?
Yes, a deposit or transfer of a non-refundable deposit is required for the reservation of the time. No deposit, no appointment.
This amount is deducted from the total tattoo session.
For the execution of the paintings, both in watercolor on paper and oil on canvas, it is necessary to deposit or transfer 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 interest.
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 in this matter of time. That is: it varies from the way your skin will react to how much you are tolerant to pain or if you moves a lot during the procedure, among other factors.
I WANT TO GET THIS SAME TATTOO I FOUND ON PINTEREST. HOW MUCH?
No. 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. Please, have a personality!
I WISH I HAD A PORTRAIT TATTOOED ON ME. HOW TO PROCEED?
On the day of your consult, bring photos (in high resolution) so that we can choose the one that best represents the person or animal that you want portraited and that best fits a tattoo. It is worth remembering that not always a good photograph yields a good tattoo, because the skin behaves completely different from the paper. Unlike the body, the paper is a flat surface. So not all great photography will result in a great tattoo. And no bad photography will result in a decent 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?
No. I do not cover, renovate, copy or adapt works by other artists. If you want to make a new tattoo that fits with my work, I am available.
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 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 with a doctor, what allergies do you have. After that, you 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 does not wash out.
AND WHEN I GROW OLDER?
Buy a cane.
DO YOU HAVE ANESTHESIA?
Not. Only an 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?
Preparations should begin well before the day of care. At least three days before, do not use alcohol or any other kind of drugs. Also do not burn the skin in the sun. Sun excess is the enemy of tattoos. The night before your appointment, sleep well. 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?
Around three hours after the procedure, you should remove the bandage and clean the tattoo.
The cleaning of the place must be done applying only foam from soap and running water. When it is clean, proceed to a thermal shock, first hot then cold water. Dry the tattoo area, without scrubbing, with paper towel or a extremely clean towel.
After at least an hour after the tattoo is clean and dry, you should 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 it in tiny quantity and spread it well, until it is not visible anymore. Do it once 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.