Friendly and welcoming, great tattoo artist.
Angela Edmondson, Wigan.
Great work Mark, really pleased with the piece.
Graham Maddocks, Leigh.
Mark's done all my tattoos, they're all excellent and I'm even planning more!
Yasmin Ashbrook, Manchester.
I'm a repeat customer, Mark is friendly and good at his job which make the whole experience a lot better!
Mara McArthur, Bolton.
Great artwork, got plenty of work done by Mark and I wouldn't go anywhere else. He makes you feel at ease whether it's your first tattoo or your tenth.
Jo Gregory, Tyldesley.
Had my first tattoo at the weekend with Mark, and I must admit to being nervous. However, he soon had me feeling relaxed and was chatty and friendly throughout the whole tattoo! Excellent work.
Kath Higson, Atherton.
When you arrive for your tattoo I will prepare the skin, which involves shaving and sterilising it before applying the stencil. Then I will set out the work station. Each client gets new ink and needles and all the machines / bottles etc. are bagged up to prevent any cross contamination.
You will then be sat in a position that is comfortable for you, and allows me easy access to carry out the tattoo. Most tattoos take less than an hour to do, however if you are looking to get a tattoo needing multiple sessions you can choose the length of time you want to sit for. Most clients opt for two hour sessions.
Everyone gets a little nervous prior to their first tattoo, its completely natural to fear the unknown. Don't worry about this, nobody is going to laugh at you. I will do my best to put you at ease. The pain is nowhere near as bad as you imagine it to be; if they hurt that much I wouldn't be covered in them. Most people would say the pain is about 3 or 4 out of 10.
On the day of the tattoo, it will benefit you if you have a good breakfast. Drink some fizzy pop and eat a banana or two to get the blood sugar levels topped up! This will reduce the risk of feeling faint.
All in all, it is nothing to get worked up about. Enjoy the experience as much as possible, and when you walk out the door with your new ink you will already be thinking about the next one!
Important : You must be over the age of 18 by law to have a tattoo in the UK. Anyone looking under age should bring ID with them.
The price depends on the design and size - we offer competitive tattoo prices and can provide a price on any given design or cover up tattoo. Please Contact Us for a tattoo price or advice.
Remove the cling film after two hours and wash the tattoo under cool, running water. With a clean hand, gently rinse the skin to ensure there are no traces of blood.
Pat dry with a paper towel and apply a small amount of Bepanthen (supermarket baby care aisle).
Repeat 3-4 times a day for one week.
Shower instead of bath for 2-3 weeks as this is more hygienic for the tattoo as it heals.
Use Vaseline or baby oil after the first week to help keep the tattooed skin moist.
If you think your individual working conditions may cause the tattoo to get infected, cover the tattoo with a breathable gauze pad.
Wear loose, cotton clothing to prevent friction on the tattoo.
Use sunbeds for at least 4 weeks after having a tattoo. This dries your skin resulting in a faded tattoo and UV rays can damage the skin around the healing tattoo.
Swim, use saunas or Jacuzzis for 3-4 weeks after having a tattoo as germs and bacteria can infect the tattoo.
Use scented moisturisers or creams like Prep-H etc, many actually draw the ink out of the skin as opposed to protecting it which will result in a faded tattoo.
Scratch your tattoo as it heals as you will pull the ink out and could cause infection.
We are fully registered with Wigan Council and licenced by Wigan Environmental Services.