PAY Booking Deposit
- Your booking deposit comes off your total tattoo cost.
- These may be rolled over to additional sessions if your tattoo requires more than one session.
- Booking deposits are not refunded.
If you cannot make your appointment, please give me 24 hours’ notice prior.
My services are of an exceedingly high standard, and I go out of my way to ensure every customer receives that level of service. Anyone who wants to cancel at the last minute and not giving me the courtesy notification of 24 x hours accompanied with a lame excuse, will be declined future artwork appointments. Respect goes both ways.
Suite 1 inside 'The Peoples Beauty Salon'
3184 Gold Coast Highway
Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland.
*There is car Parking in the Bruce Bishop car park on Gold Coast Highway
Refunds a cannot be given, I will redeem the value with shop stock options.
I cannot process refunds as explained in detail in the Terms and Conditions, however, I will honour the deposit amount with products or services.
I reserve the right to refuse customers based on the nature of my artwork providing services and that I cannot perform my best work when placed in intimidating or compromising, circumstances. Meaning I accept customers that are polite and respect my business boundaries.
I don't condone 'sewer clown' behavior in my beautiful tattoo studio that I have created from my own hard earned monies, especially, for you the customer.
Online Voucher and E Vouchers Terms and conditions
Online Vouchers and E Vouchers are the same commodity.
Erika, I, We, Our, Black Widow, Black Widow Tattoo Gold Coast are all representative wording of the company Black Widow Tattoo Singleton Pty Ltd ABN: 50 606 209 223
Voucher expiry – 365 Days from the Purchase Date
Make sure you check the expiry date.
Black Widow Tattoo Will send out redeem options prior to your voucher expiry.
If your Voucher expires after the initial 365 Days Voucher period. We will issue a new instore record for that value for you to utilise by the 1st of November 2024. If you cannot redeem you voucher by the 1st of November 2024, Black Widow Tattoo Gold Coast will offer you the option to purchase our online store items and encourage you to utilise the value of the Voucher as much as possible.
Black Widow Tattoo does not impose a minimum amount that you need to spend in each transaction.
Can I top up my Online Voucher or E Vouchers?
No Sorry Currently the system available doesn’t allow a ‘Top Up’ Variable. However, we would like to offer them, if and when possible.
We do not provide refunds on Online Voucher, E Vouchers or Gift Vouchers.
If there is a remaining balance, we will be offering ‘the change amount’ retained on your online voucher to use in our store.
Or we can transfer the amount onto an additional Voucher for an additional person.
We do not refund money as a cash exchange.
The reason being, is the risk of Money Laundering opportunists. Here in Australia, businesses and busy, innocent individuals are victims of carefully arranged scams, then persecuted as an accomplice without any Government small business assistance.
So, please understand, clearly. If you purchase an Online Voucher or E-Vouchers, we will NOT refund the value by requesting a refund into to a nominated banking account if you have a change of heart.
Replacing lost or stolen E vouchers
We have an online register and can provide a copy of your E Voucher, Online Gift Voucher.
Details we require will have to match the previous voucher purchase information.
Please keep your E-MAIL receipt
You can check the balance by emailing the shop Blackwidowtattoo@outlook.com
Fees and charges There aren’t any.
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Tips, Tricks, Aftercare and a good read
Tattoo’s and after care – advice
A tattoo is a personal and permanent work of art. It is also a type of wound therefore tattoo aftercare plays an important part of safeguarding a newly performed tattoo.
Here are detailed instructions on how to care for a new tattoo and tips for keeping your newly tattooed skin looking absolutely fabulous ‘darling’…
Thorough aftercare is prevalent in helping prevent an infection and keeping the tattoo’s healing process concluded for the best healed, artwork outcome.
The initial bandage or wrap
Once the tattoo is done, the artist will apply a thin layer of tattoo jelly or aftercare over the entire tattooed area. They will then cover the area completely with plastic wrap or a bandage.
It is important not to remove the protective cover of the tattoo, the plastic wrap should stay on for at least 1-2 hours after the process. The main reason is that your body excretes a liquid combined with blood, known as weep / ooze. This is the body’s way of cleaning any skin penetrated damage. We must contain it, so, when you do remove the plastic covering. Please clean any surfaces you have used and discard the wrapping straight away to avoid cross-contamination.
Washy Washy! After 1 hour, no more than 2 hours, it is safe to remove the wrapping and wash the tattoo.
After thorough handwashing, a person can gently wash the tattoo with hypoallergenic soap and warm water, gently washing the weepy substance away.
After washing, a person should pat the skin with a clean towel and allow it to air-dry for up to 10 minutes. When the area is completely dry, it is advised to apply a thin layer of TATTOO AFTERCARE to the tattoo. Leave the tattoo uncovered to allow the skin to breathe.
You will need to wash the Tattoo two to three times daily, allowing it to dry in between times and then re-applying your aftercare ointment.
Yes, it is important to keep the washing process going.
If you need to play sport, use the gym, or you work in a compromised environment (dirty, dusty, clinical or with food). For the duration of time, you are occupying the activity. Please wrap your tattoo with plastic wrap. WITHOUT any ointment underneath. Once you are home again, wash, air and re apply your Tattoo ointment.
For large comprehensive tattoos it is recommended to wrap the area over night for sleeping over the first two to three days. Again, clean the tattoo and remove any excess after care ointment. Pat dry and wrap for the evening. Your tattoo will ooze or weep overnight and this ensures that you won’t become stuck to the bed linen or have the pigment fall out when you detached from being stuck onto the item. If you do, soak the linen and area until it frees up, easily.
Week numero uno
There are many specifics in how your artist will advise you on looking after your new tattoo and this aftercare advise is my recommendation. A person with a fresh tattoo should follow their tattoo artist’s instructions on when to start using moisturizer and swimming etc. Moisturizer is different to aftercare ointment.
For the first couple of days, the tattooed skin may feel warm to the touch and have a reddish appearance. The colours may also appear very bright against the rest of the skin. The tattoo will become less vibrant as the healing process continues; this is due to the pigment’s ‘degree of settle’. This is where the ink heals within your skin. It is normal to throw around 30% of your tattoo pigment, meaning it will lighten once settled down.
It is not advised getting the tattoo saturated in Salt water (ocean) or Chlorinated water (pools) during the first 3–6 weeks, except for when washing it. Some skin types are sensitive too and be a cause for infection as well as some of the tattoo pigments can react with the chlorine cleaning agent. The salt water tends to dry the skin out which also goes against the healing process. So, sorry folks, you’ll have to hang a limb out while cooling off this summer!
Continue to clean your tattoo and re-apply the tattoo aftercare ointment. Everyone’s skin is different so use it sparingly. You can always re-apply ointment but make sure you have removed the surface residue first with a baby wipe or by washing it.
The Tattoo Aftercare ointment acts like a barrier cream and any bacteria will sit on the surface of the cream. So, it is important to clean first and then re-apply, every time.
Scabs will often form in the first few days, and ink may still come up through the skin and need to be washed away. It is important not to pick the scabs off or scratch the skin. The Scabs or scales (more so) will fall off naturally, if they come off too soon sometimes pigment will come out along with it. This may means a trip back to the tattoo shop for some touch up work.
In general, Scabbing is not a sign of improper wound care. Scabs will form anytime the skin is injured and can be a sign of healthy tissue forming underneath the wound. However, at any stage if the tattoo becomes dark red / purple of colour and remains swollen around the tattooed area. Is very hot and sore to touch please contact your artist.
If you touch base with me, I will be making sure that you connect with your General Practitioner and consider running a course of antibiotics. This will help the persons immune systems and promote good health skin healing.
Keep hydrated, eat and sleep well and stay on track with healing your new Ink!
If you have used Numbing cream during the procedure, you may have more swelling than normal. Again, this is different for everyone, but do not be alarmed. I used it, love it, but also blow up like a puffer fish in some areas.
I have also used this product on over 60 x customers with outstanding results. I have found the best way for both pain relief, is to cool the area down afterwards. Especially if you have a large piece performed. Medical Cool packs wrapped in clean towels are excellent!! Do this as often as you need but remember to keep it clean. The heat removed from the area feels a lot more bearable. A tip, wrap the cooler pack in plastic wrap then place it onto the cleaned and ointment applied tattoo.
Pre Numbing: The best way I find the product works well is:
If you are using Numbing cream (Signature Numbing Cream Company) here’s what I have found to work well!
Clean your skin area, give it a small scrub, wash, rinse, dry and apply the numbing cream.
Don’t rub it in like a standard moisturiser. There needs to be a visual lucrative amount of cream over the area that has not absorbed. Now. Here is the fun part - wrap yourself up with plastic wrap over the area…. Good luck with that. 😊
90 Minutes ladies and gents. N I N E T Y M I N U T E S is the magic number. Bring along what you have left in the tube, I will use it if you become re-sensitized in some areas while performing your work of art.
The scabs will start to flake off and a few of your showers will have ‘magical flaky colours’ floating in the bottom. There is No need for any alarm here, it is all perfectly normal. Your at the ‘Shedding Skin’ phase.
Be gentle with washing and moisturizing during this week, as it is easy to tear away scabs and damage the tattoo. Let them flake naturally, it a short process.
The skin is likely to feel very itchy during this week. Very Itchy! However, it must not be scratched. Your aftercare may help relieve the itch. Or itch lightly around the outside on the non-tattooed skin. That helps me lots!
Week three and onwards
The final stage of healing can be slow and requires patience. Most of the larger scabs will have flaked and fallen away by now. Small scabs and bits of dead skin may appear. However, these will also clear up as the healing process continues. You may have a few pores built up with in grown hairs which maybe irritating and slightly sore. Lightly loofah when you are in the shower and remove the pimple head. Please do not pick, squeeze, or scratch these. You Aftercare ointment should help here also.
The outer layers of skin should completely heal by the end of week three. The inner layers of skin can take longer to heal. However, they require much less care. Your bodies wear and tear area or rubbing skin areas can also take a little longer to heal.
It about this time that you can switch over to a regular moisturiser from your tattoo aftercare.
Moisturizing regularly and good skin attentiveness will help keep the tattoo looking bright and clear. Protecting the tattoo from the sun with clothing, and applying sunscreen after it has healed, is especially important for the overall longevity of your tattoo. The better you look after your skin, the nicer your tattoo will keep.
Ink rejection or allergy
At any stage in the healing process, the body may reject an ink colour. If the body is allergic to an ink, a raised and painful rash may form on the skin or the ink my scab up more so than any other colours. Some red coloured pigments have been known to be problematic with sensitive skin and require extra cleaning and care.
To avoid ink rejection, some tattoo artists will do an allergy test with the colour in question by applying a small amount to the skin. If it causes a reaction, it is not safe to use. However, in my career I have found reaction to colours are more apparent once the tattoo has been performed. Some colours have reacted to tattoo designed aftercare ointment itself and has been recalled… Knowing you have a reaction occurring is often apparent once the tattoo has been washed and the other colours are settling down.
Ink allergies may occur because tattoo ink colours contain many different substances. For example, black ink contains carbon, and red ink contains mercury sulphide.
Anyone experiencing a rash on or around a tattoo should visit a doctor, who can identify and treat the rash. The rash will also come about in the first few hours or days. NOT Eight to TEN weeks later, for anyone considering to be malevolent toward their tattoo artist.
Good artists do their best work for Good Customers and although we often listen whilst tattooing and empathise with what the customer wants to divulge. Please consider that we are people too. WE have worked hard to finetune our artistic skillsets which makes us desirable artists. And on that basis, I want acknowledge, I have the right to refuse my services to anyone who will compromise my performance by not respecting my operational boundaries.
You’re after care effort is imperative to your tattoo healing process and is solely Your responsibility.
If a reaction occurs, you should contact your tattoo artist as there could be a variable anomaly with the ink batch. The artist will likely discard the use of that colour on anyone else and inform their professional tattoo supply shop. They will also offer you a remedial advise plan.
Lotions for tattoo aftercare – Do not use anything that is not recommended by your tattoo artist, even if it’s cheap and even if ‘eBay’ says it’s for tattoos!
Each tattoo artist is likely to have a different recommendation for what moisturizer or advice they give their own customers.
I recommend Bepanthen Tattoo! I have used a countless state of the art aftercare ointments in my 19-year career. I all ways go back to Bepanthen cream. AND NOW it’s so refreshing to see a ‘big pharma’ company get behind this ' Taboo industry' and supply a reputable Tattoo after care product as Bayer Australia have done with their brand of Bepanthen TATTOO! Wahoo!
On that note, enjoy! Unless there is anything else I can help with?
Here is some info about Bepanthen Tattoo Aftercare Ointment that is dermatologically tested to help heal and protect Tattoos.
- The formula with Pro-vitamin B5 creates a waterproof and breathable protective layer that provides the moisture level needed to help the skin to regenerate from within and to stabilise the natural skin barrier function.
- Free from Preservatives and Fragrances
- 93% of users on average feel that the product soothes their tattooed skin*
- Dermatologically tested From Bepanthen, the Global number 1 in Medicated skincare
- Also suitable for aftercare following cosmetic Tattooing