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  We value your interest in our work. We  approach your project with the highest level of professionalism.

  After working over the years in different studios around the world, observing the pros and cons of how these places function, we came up with our own recipe.

  We offer our services purely on appointment. We prefer an approach where there is no intermediate between our clients and the artist. You will get in direct contact with the tattooer that will make your idea come to life, benefiting straight away of the full attention and advice needed for your project.       

  For more information on what we offer and how to get an appointment with your preferred artist, visit our APPOINTMENTS page. Here you will find out more about who we are, what we do and how to plan in your future creation. 


We hope we have an answer to your question right here. For any other inquiries don't hesitate to contact us directly. 

  • How do I book an appointment?
    To make an appointment you first need to request a consultation. There are two ways of going about this: 1.- For people interested in getting tattooed at OD Tattooing, but don't know and/or don't have a preference on a specific artist: This is very easy to do, you need to fill in our contact form found on the bottom of each page on the website or simply use the CONTACT button found in the main menu. We will gladly help with any information and/or advice regarding choosing an artist and setting up an appointment. 2.- For people interested in a specific artist at OD Tattooing: In case you are looking for a specific artist and know who you'd like to get tattooed by, please visit our ARTISTS page, select the artist you prefer and send a request for a consultation through they'r personal contact form. This way will be faster when it comes to processing your request since it doesn't have to go through the studio's management. We usually set up a consultation appointment to have a meeting prior to the tattoo appointment where we can discuss and get a better understanding of what your project involves and discuss your ideas, placement, size, complexity and everything else regarding the future appointment and possible questions you might have.
  • Can I cancel my appointment?
    Of course. If you have to postpone or reschedule your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible of the change in your availability. You can do this by preferably getting in contact with your artist through the established channel of communication or by contacting the studio through phone at +31(0)643 62 69 26. We value and approach our appointments and clients with a great deal of respect. We would greatly appreciate the same attitude in return.
  • Does it hurt?
    Yes, it does. Pain is relative to every individual and varies depending on the body part you chose to get tattooed. From our experience, for the large majority of people even the pain of a full day session isn't too much of a problem. If you consider yourself on the least pain tolerant side, we have to mention that the tattoo sessions will be tailored to each and everybody's capabilities and needs. Our goal is for you to have the best experience possible when it comes to your tattooing session.
  • Can I bring friends and/or family with me?
    Of course. Your new tattoo can be a very exciting time and we very much understand that you would like to share the experience with a good friend or a loved one. Tattooing is a very delicate process that requires focus and concentration. Because we want to deliver the best result, we kindly ask that you come accompanied by no more than one person. A calm, leveled atmosphere where our artists can do their work without any disturbance is very important for the outcome of your tattoo.
  • Do I need a consultation before my appointment?
    We highly advise a (FREE)consultation appointment for almost any projects we take in. The majority of our work consists of big projects that require multiple sessions to accomplish. Since the tattooed area is usually a medium to large surface, wrapping around the body part desired, we do consider it's important that the artist gets to see skin area and the anatomy of the body part. Another important aspect can be the composition and details included in the design, areas that can be described and discussed the best in person. The only time we do not need a consultation for an appointment is when the desired design is a small symbol or text that does not require to much alteration. In any case, during our initial contact we will advise on the necessity of a consultation appointment.
  • Do we tattoo the neck and/or face?
    Yes we do. But... A tattoo on the neck or face will drastically change your appearance. Such a decision should not be take lightly. We are willing to execute such a tattoo if the person shows a considerable area of tattooed skin on their body and has considerable experience with getting tattooed. As much as the choice has to be accompanied by someone that understands what they're doing, the areas in discussion are very sensitive and accompanied by considerable discomfort during the sessions and throughout the healing process. Only a person that has enough experience should even consider these areas.
  • What are the costs of getting tattooed?
    The price for a tattoo in our studio in The Hague can vary greatly depending on the size, complexity and the difficulty that the skin and the client pose. Because of the complexity of tailoring a design for a specific area and person we can only give an estimation about the costs once the design is discussed and agreed upon during a consultation appointment. Our starting price starts at €90. This base price is established considering the base material expense for making your tattoo possible. Assembly and dismantling of the necessary tattoo equipment, cleaning, preparing of the station, sterile materials and consulting, components necessary to any tattoo session irrelevant of the size and complexity of the design.
  • Hygiene?
    We take hygiene very seriously in our studio, OD Tattooing. The understanding of hygiene standards are one of our priorities from the moment we step in our workplace. At our studio in The Hague we take the rules and regulations provided by the health department (GGD) to heart. We ensure that all our ares are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each session and client and we can provide a care free environment where you can feel safe getting tattooed. We use clean, sterilized equipment for each client. Check on that the studio where you want to get a tattoo has a permit. This permit indicates that the studio works according to the hygiene guidelines of the National Center for Hygiene and Safety.
  • In what situation I wouldn't be able to get tattooed?
    A new tattoo, especially a session consisting a few hours will put a strain on your body. To ensure your comfort and proper healing post session we can only tattoo you if in a good state of health and if the appropriate aftercare instructions can be respected. You can not get tattooed 3 - 4 week prior to a sunny vacation. Sun bathing is very damaging to a tattooed area that hasn't had enough time to regenerate. Even though healed, the area of the skin that was damaged is very sensitive and can not provide the proper protection against the intense UV rays. This will be equally damaging to you new tattoo as it is for your body. Even though swimming would be possible just after the area is fully healed, this could be as early as 7 - 10 days after the tattooing session, if swimming would be accompanied by direct sun exposure we advise you abstain from exposing the tattoo to such an environment. The sun exposure in water can be even more damaging than sun bathing. You can not get tattooed if you follow an antibiotics treatment. The antibiotics treatment should be completed at least 3-5 days before the tattoo session. You can not get tattooed if you follow a cortisone treatment. You can not get tattooed if the desired area shows signs of eczema(atopic dermatitis) or any other kind of rash or skin condition. You can not get tattooed if you're pregnant. New moms should have weaned before considering a new tattoo.
  • Do we tattoo fingers and/or hands?
    We highly advise agains finger tattoos. It is very important to understand that a finger tattoo will never look so delicate and sharp as mostly any other tattooable area. A new tattoo will look good, but after the tattoo is healed the outcome can be drastically different than any other tattoo on your body. There are instances where the tattoo partially or completely fades away leaving the area looking "dirty" and inconsistent with other tattoos you might have. Hand tattoos are less problematic than the fingers but still one of the most difficult when it comes to healing and maintaining consistency and saturation. Our hands being the main tool we interact with our surroundings, the healing of any wound on our hands takes a lot longer and is more prone to damage from our daily activities. It is especially difficult for someone engaged in physical work and less than clean environments. If you still wish to get such a tattoo, it is possible, but only if some visible areas of your body are already covered. It is very important that you understand that it is very difficult to respect the aftercare indications for such a tattoo and you already have experience with the healing process of such an area.
  • How to choose an artist? Witch artist is the right one for me?
    We welcome you to get acquainted with our artists and their work. You can visit our ARTISTS page and discover the different stylistic preferences and styles we approach. Even though our portfolios might look very similar, each one is very different form the other. It is very important that your preference in design, elements and aesthetics matches with the work of the artist you choose. Don't have a preferred artist? No problem. We are more than happy to help you make the best choice for your desired design and aesthetic.
  • How old do I have to be to get tattooed?
    The minimum age to get tattooed is 18 years old. According to the Dutch law, anybody older the 16 years old can get tattooed if accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian. Even though legal, we will consider this request very seriously depending on design and placement of the tattoo. We strongly discourage tattoos for people under 18 since your body is still developing and there are serious concerns that the tattoo might go through some serious changes until the adult body is established. We want to protect younger customers against a regretful decision selecting a design that might not appeal to an older self. We will not perform any kind tattoo for people under 16 years of age.
  • Studio regulations
    As we are located on the 3rd floor of an office building, we would greatly appreciate an appropriate conduct during the use of the shared entrance and stairway. This is a public acces route where we always try to behave in a way not bothering to our neighbours and they're work place. The only other thing we ask is to bring your most respectful self and as much as possible, good vibes and an open mind.
  • What do I need to know and how to prepare for my consultation.
    The consultation appointment is usually the first in person contact you will have with our studio and staff. This appointment is meant to facilitate a discussion between you and the artist of your choice. Our aim is to discuss your ideas, design, placement, aesthetics, complexity, options, appointment dates, complications, concerns or any other questions you might have about anything concerning your future tattoo or the process. Even though it is not necessary to have all of the aspects figured out, we would appreciate at the minimum to have some indications about placement, size, motif and some aesthetic preferences of your desired tattoo. We are happy to help with any points of concern, doubts or uncertainties regarding any element concerning the project or the process of getting tattooed.
  • What do I need to know and how should I prepare for my first tattooing session.
    Applying tattoos carries risks. Inform the tattoo artist about any medication or skin problems, allergies, epilepsy and hypersensitivity reactions. The best thing you can do for your first tattoo session is to be at your best concerning your health and general state of well being. It is very important that you are well rested, are in a good state of physical and mental health, had enough to eat and brought enough food for the entirety of the day. A calm, balanced demeanor will go a long way and make a way more comfortable tattooing session.
  • ! MUST READ ! - Information about risks involved with the tattooing process.
    Tattooing and the healing process can come with risks and potential complications, as explained to you. You will be given aftercare instructions to help you minimize the effects. It is normal for tattooing to be accompanied by pain, redness and swelling. If these symptoms worsen during the healing process, it could be a sign of an infection and you should see a doctor. Some complications may be related to your health situation. It is important for your safety that the tattoo artist is informed. Additional precautions may be required. Tattoos are permanent and depending on the ink used, they may not be removed properly.
  • Am I showing signs of allergie?
    People, especially people with a pre-existing contact allergy to certain substances (e.g. nickel, preservatives, antiseptics and lanolin), may experience an allergic reaction to the tattooed area and surrounding area that sometimes spreads throughout the body. An allergic reaction can occur within hours, weeks, months or years of tattooing and may manifest as a skin rash with redness and itching, sometimes blisters, and the exudate is clear. In case of doubt about any of the points above, please contact your tattoo artist and ask for further explanations. How to deal with an allergic reaction occurs in the first days after treatment ? In case of an allergic reaction in the first days, we advise to stop using all products and to consult a doctor. An allergic reaction is difficult to treat and requires expert advice. The tattoo artist should also be notified.
  • How do I take care of my new tattoo?
    Tattooing causes injury that disrupts the integrity of the skin and provides an entry point for microorganisms. A freshly made tat- too, applied under hygienic conditions to clean and healthy skin, can be considered a simple superficial wound. Good aftercare promotes rapid wound healing and reduces the risk of infections. All aftercare treatments should be performed with clean hands or with gloves on. In general, touching the tattoo should be minimized and hands should be washed before touching the tattoo. 1. At the end of your tattoo session, the tattooed area will be covered with a clean gauze or clinging film. This is a temporary measure to protect the wound while you are on your way home. You will remove the plastic film after 2 to 3 hours and start the aftercare treatment. 2. Wash the tattoo gently, only with clean hands, cold or lukewarm water and a mild hypoallergenic soap. Repeat throughout the day (how many times it’s needed), for the next 3 to 4 days, each time the surface of the tattooed area shows signs of seeping bodily fluids in the form of little drop- lets or a mucus like fluid. 3. Rinse soap thoroughly. Pat the tattoo dry with a clean towel or paper towel, or let the tattoo air dry. Do not wipe or rub dry. 4.Apply a thin layer of hypoallergenic aftercare ointment. Repeat throughout the day each time the surface of the tattooed area shows signs of dryness. It is very important that the tattooed area has a thin layer of ointment protecting it and keeping the skin moist throughout the day. As many times as needed! 5. Only cover the tattoo again with a new non-adhesive bandage or plastic wrap in case of need, a few hours at a time. This process can be repeated for a maximum of 3-4 days after the tattoo has been applied. As soon as the skin starts to scab, DO NOT apply any bandage or plastic film to the area. A wound that is treated for without covering it or bandaging it will heal a lot faster and smoother. 6.4-5 days after the tattoo session, the skin damaged during the tattooing process will start to come off. This is a perfectly natural process that your body will go through healing after such a wound. You will notice small to medium flakes coming off the skin while applying the ointment during this time. The flakes should be the same colour as the tattooed ares they are coming off. 7. Keep applying the hypoallergenic aftercare ointment 3-4 times a day, as a thin layer, until the scabs are completely gone. You should apply ointment over the area only when the skin is getting dry. The process should not be carried out for more than 10 to 14 days (depending on the healing pace) after the application of the tattoo (in case the healing process goes smoothly). Using the ointment for a prolonged period period of time, especially if the ointment is fatty, can lead in certain instances to skin irritation, light inflammation from oversaturation from using the thick ointment. 8. When the scab has completely disappeared and the healed tattoo skin looks healthy, a fragrance-free moisturizing lotion can be applied several times a day to prevent the tattoo from drying out. Beware and make sure you understand if your skin needs and can handle such a treatment. Some types of skin prefer a period of rest after the ointment treatment applied as aftercare following the tattooing session. 9. 10-14 days after the tattooing session you can consider, in case the healing process went smooth, that the tattoo is fully healed. Your skin on the other hand will take longer time to fully recover. This will happen over time, depending on the type of skin and seasons, up to 3 to 6 months. Your skin will probably still feel sensitive to certain activities or clothing and fashion accessories for the first to second month following the tattooing session. Use common sense and keep an eye out on how this process is going and manage the sensitive areas. In case of doubt about any of the points above, please contact your tattoo artist and ask for further explanations.
  • Do I have an infection? Is my tattoo infected?
    Increasing fluid secretion; Discharge of yellowish or green sticky liquid; An unpleasant odor; Increasing painful redness that spreads around the tattooed area; Increasing knocking and burning in and around the tattooed area; Immobility or difficulty moving a limb, finger, toe, or other body part; Red lines that spread across the skin; for example, red lines that run from a recent tattoo on the wrist or hand and continue down the forearm and up to the upper arm. This may be related to blood poisoning. If found, immediate medical attention should be sought; High fever or persistent fever and flu-like symptoms are signs of serious infection. If found, immediate medical attention should be sought. How to deal with an infection? Consult your doctor or a local health professional. The tattoo artist should also be notified.
  • Activities to avoid during the recovery period
    Avoid bathing, swimming and sauna use until the tattoo has completely healed. Showering is recommended, it is very important to maintain proper hygiene when dealing with an open wound. Avoid sun exposure and artificial tanning (tanning beds) for at least two months to avoid the risk of abnormal pigmentation. If sun exposure cannot be avoided, high protection sunscreens can be used, but only on a fully healed tattoo. However, the protection they provide is limited. An incompletely healed tattoo should not be exposed to direct sunlight and, if exposure cannot be avoided, should be covered. Sunscreens should only be used on fully healed tattoos. Clothing worn during the recovery period that comes into contact with a newly applied tattoo should be clean and the material should be soft on the skin, preferably an organic fabric. Do not remove scabs or loose skin during the recovery period and avoid scratching. Skin disinfectants (antiseptic) can interfere with the healing process. Antibiotics can cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics and can lead to allergies. Do not use these without medical advice. In case of doubt about any of the points above, please contact your tattoo artist and ask for further explanations.
  • Signs of normal healing and signs of infection and allergy normal signs
    Moisture (from clear or pink liquid mixed with tattoo ink) is a normal occurrence during the first few days. Redness within the tattooed area. Slight swelling is normal for the first few hours to days, but should decrease with each passing day. Fever or chills may occur within the first 12 - 24 hours after tattooing; if it persists or becomes severe, it should be seen as a sign of infection and immediate medical attention is required. In case of doubt about any of the points above, please contact your tattoo artist and ask for further explanations.
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