Bookings and basic information
You can send an application via email as soon as the bookings are open. Bookings open once every three or four months - for example, booking in June refers to appointments in July, August and September, then in September for October, November and December and so on. The information needed for the tattoo application can be found in how to book section.
The shop minimum is HRK 400, and since each of our tattoos is unique and custom made, there is no universal price list. You can always contact us and request an estimate of a tattoo you have in mind. It is advisable to describe the motif, dimensions in centimetres, desired style and attach photos for inspiration to get a more detailed price estimate.
Our tattoo artists deal with custom tattoos, which means that it is not necessary to come with a ready-made design. It is enough to have an idea, describe it to us as much as possible, and leave the creation of the design to us. Each Tattoorroom tattoo is made according to the ideas and wishes of our clients and tattooed only once.
In short - yes - but it is not as bad as most people assume. During tattooing, our body releases endorphins which make the pain more bearable. The effect of endorphins usually last between 2-3 hours. After that period, the pain becomes more unpleasant, but not unbearable.
Some people would compare the pain to a slight stinging sensation or a cat's scratch. The pain also depends on the position - any area directly above the bone will be particularly sensitive; this includes ribs, feet, arms, head, pelvis... If you're looking for a less painful spot, consider a less sensitive area protected by a large muscle; such as forearm, upper arm, shoulder, lower leg and thigh.
Spring, autumn and winter are more suitable seasons for tattooing than summer.
After you get a tattoo it is necessary to avoid the sun, any form of water/long soaking and excessive sweating for at least three weeks.
If you can avoid all of the above and ensure that the required conditions are met during the summer you can feel free to get a tattoo no matter the season.
During the rest of the year, saunas and swimming pools should also be avoided for at least three weeks after getting a tattoo.
All the material we use in Tattoorroom is vegan and not tested on animals.
While tattoo blowout can occur due to poorly executed aftercare, it’s more likely to happen due to a tattoo being inked incorrectly from the beginning. A tattoo is created when ink is injected below the dermis layer of skin and into the epidermis, and blowout is a sign that the ink has gone past the epidermis into the hypodermis, where veins, fat, and spider veins reside.
Certain positions on the body, such as the heels, hands, folds or, for example, skin affected by stretch marks, are susceptible to ink spillage, since the skin on these parts is full of furrows and has a sharper texture.
The method of tattooing or the technique of the tattoo artist plays the biggest role in the final result of each tattoo. Depending on the part of the skin he is working with, the tattoo artist should adjust the depth of the needle's penetration into the skin and do everything in his power to prevent underflow.
During tattooing, the needle passes through the upper layer of the skin to deliver the ink to the middle layer of the skin - the ink stays is in both layers of the skin. During healing, the ink slowly leaves the upper layer (epidermis) and remains only in the middle layer (dermis). This means that every tattoo, when it heals, is covered by the top layer of your skin, which also contains the pigment of your skin.
The brightness of the tattoo depends on the pigment in your skin, the amount of ink used to create the tattoo and the aftercare.
The lighter your skin, the blacker the tattoo will appear.
The thinner the tattoo, the lighter it will appear when it heals.
Over a long period of time, the ink inside the skin slowly expands.
The skin is a living organ and is constantly changing, and so is the tattoo.
Thin and small tattoos are a product of the 21st century and for now we have too little information about how these tattoos behave after more than 10 years.
There is absolutely no limit to the number of tattoos you can apply for.
In Tattoorroom, we only use black ink, so coloured tattoos are not currently something we offer.
Who can get tattoos
It depends on the medicine! Please let us know what medications you use if you are concerned or unsure of the answer. Here are some medications and conditions that can be compromising for tattooing:
Examples include: Accutane, tetracycline medications (minocycline, doxycycline, etc.) Acne medications make your skin especially sensitive. Skin sensitivity can cause you to feel more pain than usual during tattooing. Also, since the skin is more sensitive and reactive, a tattoo can lead to a permanent scar.
Not only do some antibiotics cause skin sensitivity, but your body is trying to fight off some form of bacterial infection! Tattooing puts a strain on the immune system, delaying the healing process - tattoo artist makes thousands of tiny puncture wounds on your skin so that the ink can get under the skin. These tiny openings in the skin are convenient entry points for germs, bacteria, viruses and other pathogens.
While taking blood-thinning medications, you are more likely to bleed during the tattooing process. This can affect the appearance of the tattoo, as well as increase the risk of infection.
Chronic skin conditions
Examples include: psoriasis, vitiligo, dermatitis, dermatography, etc. Tattooing near a chronic skin condition can potentially cause an inflammatory process in the skin. Usually, together with the client, we try to find the area on the skin that would be most suitable for tattooing (the area that is not affected or that is least affected by the change). Vitiligo behaves the same as the rest of the skin, and for example, dermatitis and dermatography do not react the same to tattooing as to other surface sensations which does not make them problematic conditions for tattooing.
In Tattoorroom, it is possible to get a tattoo from the age of 16 to 18 with the presence of a parent, although we would recommend avoiding getting a tattoo at such an early age.
We know that getting the first tattoo is a special feeling and that many people feel ready even earlier than the age of 16, but big decisions such as the design for the first tattoo are not easily made. The young mind changes its sense of aesthetics day by day and there is a great possibility that what is interesting today might not be tomorrow. Our advice for young people would be to wait at least 6 months up to a year before making the final call. If after that period you still feel that the decision is something you will not regret later, talk to your parents and, with their support, feel free to send us an inquiry.
It is not recommended to get a tattoo during pregnancy and breastfeeding due to the risk of infection, however it is best to check this information with your gynaecologist first.
All of our tattoo artists use Panthera Ink - Black Gold tattoo ink.
The SDS link is here.
In addition to checking the ingredient list, you can request an appointment for the allergy test. The test is done by tattooing a small dot on the desired position for the future tattoo. We monitor the reaction to the ink on the spot and then the skin’s reaction during the healing process for a period of one week to ten days. The price of the test is HRK 400.
In most cases it is possible, but it depends on the scar itself. If you are not sure, send us a photo of the scar along with the idea for the tattoo and we can work on getting the best option for you individually.
Given the fact that almost all of our tattoos are delicate and thin, in most cases it is not possible to cover an old tattoo with the technique we use.
There are a few things you can do to make your experience easier and more enjoyable.
Try to eat and drink something about an hour before the tattoo. During tattooing, the body experiences a slight shock to which it reacts by producing endorphins. This can cause your blood sugar to drop, resulting in lightheadedness and sometimes nausea. Meals and consumption of natural sugars, such as orange juice, can prevent this.
Try to prepare the skin by gently exfoliating in the days before the appointment and applying a moisturiser/body lotion. Wear the clothes in which you feel most comfortable and which at the same time easily reveal the area of the skin which you are going to tattoo. For larger tattoos, feel free to bring a book or some other form of entertainment and don't forget to bring a meal or a snack as tattooing opens up the appetite quite nicely.
Within 24 hours before the appointment, alcohol consumption is not recommended, since alcohol thins the blood and can cause bleeding during tattooing which not only makes it difficult for the tattoo artist, but can produce poor results.
There are no restrictions on alcohol consumption after tattooing.
It is preferable to avoid the first work out session after tattooing and during all subsequent training sessions it is necessary to protect the tattoo from dirt with sterile gauze or foil.
After two weeks you may return to your usual routine.
After getting a tattoo, you should pay attention to some of the following things: Avoid sleeping on the side of the body where the tattoo is located, avoid dirt, dust or any other circumstances that could potentially endanger the tattoo, avoid direct contact with pets during aftercare (only in the tattooed area), try not to sweat excessively, avoid direct sunlight and prolonged soaking in any form of water and also it is preferable to use pH neutral shower gels.
To do a proper aftercare you will need a healing ointment, cling film, medical tape, clean paper towels and warm water.
DAY 1 - 3
At the end of the session we will wrap your tattoo in cling film, which needs changing after 2 - 4 hours. This means removing the existing foil, gently rinsing the tattoo with warm water, drying the tattoo with a paper towel, applying a thin layer of ointment and then placing a new foil over the tattooed skin.
While changing the foil you will notice some excess ink and lymph. This is completely normal and nothing to worry about.
If you are home within first few days it is not necessary to wear foil since we prefer for it to heal naturally. We advise you to wear foil during night or when something can compromise it (contact with clothes, pets, water and soap when showering).
If you do wear a foil, it needs to be changed every 3-5 hours.
It is no longer necessary to protect the tattoo with foil, it is enough to use only the ointment - with neither too thin nor too thick a layer - it is necessary to make sure that the tattoo does not remain dry and that it breathes all the time.
Somewhere around the 4th day your tattoo will start to peel. At the same time, it is very important not to touch/pluck/scratch the itchy tattoo.
FIRST MONTH PERIOD:
It is necessary to avoid direct sunlight, soaking in water, excessive sweating and dirt.