Multi Award Winning Tattoo Artist in Nottingham
KYLE HAS HAD THE ABILITY TO DRAW FROM A YOUNG AGE BUT HADN’T CONSIDERED THE POSSIBILITY OF CREATING A CAREER FROM IT. IT WASN’T UNTIL HE BEGAN TO HAVE SOME TATTOOS HIMSELF THAT HE DISCOVERED THAT HE COULD HAVE THE SKILLS TO PURSUE A CAREER AS A TATTOO ARTIST. AFTER A SHORT AND UNINSPIRING APPRENTICESHIP AT A LOCAL TATTOO SHOP KYLE BEGAN TO TEACH HIMSELF. ALTHOUGH HE WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS AS A SUCCESSFUL WAY OF GETTING INTO THE WORLD OF TATTOOING IT DID HELP HIM TO GAIN SOME MORE SKILLS. DURING THIS TIME KYLE MOVED TO NEWCASTLE IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND. IT WAS THIS MOVE THAT LED TO HIM MEETING CHRIS WRIGHT OF VIKING TATTOO STUDIO. CHRIS AGREED TO TAKE KYLE UNDER HIS WING FOR A DAY A WEEK UNTIL HE HAD GAINED ENOUGH EXPERIENCE. 6 MONTHS LATER IN JULY 2013 KYLE WAS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE THE PLUNGE INTO FULL TIME TATTOOING.
When you decide to get a tattoo, whether it is your first or not, you may have some questions and queries, and if you wish to consider using Kyle Walker as your tattoo artist then you may also have some questions, and so we are here to help. Please find below a list of frequently asked questions and answers to help you on your tattoo journey.
BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT
HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?
If you have a idea of the tattoo design you want, you can fill out the form in the contact section describing the tattoo you’d like and where you want it on your body in the most accurate way. From there, Kyle will take into consideration your ideas and then contact you via email to arrange an appointment and complete your booking. For there, you will need to send a deposit and that’s it – you’re all booked in!
If you don’t know what tattoo you would like, you can arrange a free tattoo consultation in Nottingham with Kyle via the same contact form, just click the ‘consultation’ drop down and then fill out the form as normal. During your consultation, you can discuss ideas, appointment dates for your tattoo and also pay any deposits necessary.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO GET A TATTOO?
You must be 18 to be tattooed in the United Kingdom, under the Tattooing of Minors Act 1969, even with parental consent. Therefore, Kyle has a strict no minors rule. You must be at least 18 years of age and bring a valid form of ID. No exceptions.
THE TATTOO PROCESS
WHAT KIND OF TATTOOS DOES KYLE DO?
Kyle can do a variety of styles of tattoos, but he particularly favours doing tattoos inspired by realism. You can see previous tattoos he has done in the gallery.
DOES GETTING A TATTOO HURT?
Typically, a lot of people do claim that getting a tattoo does hurt, but not everybody feels it in the same way, some places hurt more than others, and some people are more sensitive than others. Don’t worry too much though, during the tattoo process your body releases endorphins which feel good and your body likes, so whilst it may hurt you may find you like it as well. After all, if getting a tattoo was too painful, thousands of people wouldn’t be getting a tattoo every day.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY TATTOO?
Kyle recommends that you eat well before you come into the tattoo studio in Nottingham, and remember to stay hydrated. If you start to feel faint, have a soda. Sugar is your friend in this situation. It’s best not to party he night before because alcohol can increase bleeding for up to 24 hours. Blood also dilutes our pigments, affecting both the appearance of your tattoo as well as the healing process. Remember to stay calm and cool, you’re in good hands. There’s nothing to stress over – it’s just a tattoo.
HOW LONG DOES A TATTOO TAKE TO HEAL?
Generally, for the majority of people, the ‘healing’ of a tattoo can take around 2 weeks. For a tattoo to completely heal, it can take a couple of months depending on both the person’s body and if you have followed the aftercare or not.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY NEW TATTOO?
You will be given an aftercare sheet when you complete your consent forms before starting your tattoo. You will also be talked through it by Kyle during or after the tattoo process.
PRICES & PAYMENT
HOW MUCH DOES A TATTOO COST AND HOW CAN I GET A QUOTE?
A tattoo is almost impossible to quote via email. Generally, Kyle works in sessions of 3,6 and 9 hour slots, and most things fall into 1 of those categories, anything that doesn’t will be priced on an individual basis. If you are looking for a quote, the best two ways are to either fill the form on the contact page or pop down to the studio in person for a quick chat with either Kyle or the Shop Manager.
DO I NEED TO LEAVE A DEPOSIT IF I DECIDE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
Yes. All appointments require a minimum deposit of £100. Deposits are non-transferable and non-refundable and will be applied to the final price of your final sitting.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
The studio Kyle is operating from is a cash only studio. Kyle can however accept deposits via PayPal, this however will incur an additional fee due to PayPal Fees.
As a multi-award winning tattoo artist in Nottingham, Kyle has done hundreds of tattoos and is very well thought of in the industry, especially for realistic tattoos. If you have any questions or queries that aren’t answered here please email on firstname.lastname@example.org and Kyle would be happy to help you.