By getting a tattoo at TATTOO Magu I declare that I have read and agree with the terms and conditions.
1. The deposit will be held as payment towards the final session of the tattoo.
2. If you cancel or reschedule your appointment without giving 7 days (168 hours) prior notice your deposit will be forfeited. In that case you will have to make a new appointment and make a new deposit.
3. We are unable to change the design of a tattoo after the design-check, if you ask for changes during your first tattoo session we will be forced to reschedule your appointment and your deposit will be forfeited.
4. If the duration between sessions is three months or longer you are required to let us know within three months of your last session. If you do not, we will discard your design and your deposit will be forfeited.
5. When making an appointment, please try to keep an open schedule as appointments may take longer than planned.
6. If you do have anything planned after a session, please let us know when making an appointment. The artist will try to take this into account when making an appointment. If you need to leave a session early without notifying us in advance we may still have to charge you for the full session.
7. We are not babysitters. If you bring your child with you, you are required to also bring an adult to take care of your child. If you do not bring another person to take care of your child we will refuse to tattoo you.
8. Please do not go swimming or sun tanning for three weeks after you get a tattoo. Also avoid exercise with the body part on which the tattoo is placed for three weeks as this ensure the tattoo heals better and clearer. If you do wish to exercise please ask the artist, as he will be able to advise you on the matter.
9. Please wear or bring clothes which you don’t mind getting dirty.
10. Please make sure you’ve had enough sleep and had enough to eat on the day of your appointment. Please do not come to your appointment hungover. Also do not consume alcohol the day you got your tattoo and the day before as this will negatively impact the healing process.
11. Aftercare is important, after receiving a tattoo you will receive an explanation from the artist on how to care for your tattoo. Please follow the instructions, by caring for your tattoo for three weeks you will enjoy your tattoo for a lifetime. Also as a touch up requires a fee, why not prevent the need of one.
12. Please contact us if you have any questions.
13. The rules are done, leave the rest to us! We’ll make sure you get a great tattoo!
The average healing period of a tattoo is around 2 to 3 weeks. Allround physical health and cleanliness are key for a good healings proces. During this period the tattoo can start to itch and it is of the utmost that you don't pick or scratch on your tattoo, because with this you will damage the skin and it will leave white spots.
In children under the age of 12 it is never allowed to put a tattoo. For young people between the ages of 12 and 16, only a tattoo may be used if the legal representative is present.
There are four exceptions to this. It is forbidden for young people under 16 to apply a tattoo on their head, neck, wrists and hands. If you are not yet 16, getting a tattoo is strongly discouraged. As you grow, the tattoo may become distorted
Many tattoo artists let customers sign a consent form in advance that focuses on the health of the. Fill in the form truthfully. Incomplete information can lead to dangerous situations and complications.
Do not let a tattoo:
in places where you have undergone plastic surgery or radiation in the past year;
on a scar that is less than a year old;
in a place that has been tattooed less than six weeks ago;
in a place where less than three months ago a tattoo was lasered away;
on irritated skin such as bumps, dark moles or swellings;
if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
if you have allergies to tattoo materials or ink.
In addition, it is not recommended to have a tattoo if one of the following situations applies to you:
problems with blood clotting
chronic skin disease
a reduced defense
pregnancy or breastfeeding
Is one of these situations applicable to you but do you want to have a tattoo? Then we strongly advise you to discuss your plans for a tattoo with your doctor first. Your doctor has the best view of the stability of your physical condition (with or without the use of medication). This allows him or her to best assess the risks when you have a tattoo. In addition, read the advice below, which contains some extra information about the risks of a tattoo in your situation.
Make sure your hemoglobin A1c level and the general blood glucose level of your blood are under control before you get tattooed. This reduces the chance that you will incur a wound infection or inflammation during and after tattooing. To be sure of the right level, it is best to prick yourself just before tattooing.
In general: discuss your plans for tattooing with your doctor first.
Advice for people with a blood clotting disorder and people who use anticoagulants
If you have a blood clotting disorder or use anticoagulants, your skin may bleed faster during tattooing and bleed longer than other people. To minimize the risk of major bleeding, large tattoos are not recommended. Do you want a big tattoo, let it preferably in multiple times.
In general: discuss your plans for tattooing with your doctor first. Your doctor can judge the best about the status of your blood values.
In the case of a chronic skin disease (such as psoriasis or sarcoidosis in the skin), there is a chance that you also develop your skin complaints in the place that you have had tattooing. This is called the Koebner phenomenon. To reduce the chance of this, it is not recommended to have a tattoo at times when your skin disease is very active. And preferably do not put a tattoo on places where your skin disease often occurs.
If you have ever had melanoma (skin cancer), or this occurs in your family, it is not recommended to have a tattoo. On the tattooed skin, new melanomas are more difficult to detect at an early stage.
In general: discuss your plans for tattooing with your doctor first.
Advice for people with a defense disorder or medicines that can weaken the immune system
Even when working safely and hygienically, you run the risk of infection when setting a tattoo. If you have a defense disorder (this includes leukemia) or medication that can weaken the immune system, this risk is increased. Always discuss your plans for tattooing with your doctor first.
Advice for people with cardiovascular disease
If you have cardiovascular disease, there is a risk of developing endocarditis (an infection on the inner wall of the heart) due to tattooing. Because of this risk, it is not recommended to have a tattoo if you do not have your heart condition under optimal control.
In general, you should always discuss your plans for tattooing with your doctor first.
Advice for pregnant women and lactating women
Do not take a tattoo if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Not all risks related to tattooing for pregnant women are known. If you also get an infection as a result of the tattoo, you may not use certain medicines to combat the infection, because of the risk for your (unborn) child.
Although the chance of safe inks at licensed studios is probably greater, insecure inks also occur here. Studies by the NVWA show that harmful substances are present in 52% of the black inks and that harmful substances can be released from 30-35% of the colored inks. This increases the chance of cancer. The size of the tattoo, the concentration of the harmful substances and the time that the body is exposed to it all play a role in the possible development of cancer. But other factors also play a role, such as lifestyle and genetic predisposition. Whether this risk by these hazardous substances in the inks indeed leads to more cancer cases among the owners of tattoos is currently unknown.