Is it safe to get a tattoo or piercing?
Yes, completely safe for most people Tattoos and piercings are safe as long as each artist and the entire studio strictly adheres to BodySafe Toronto Public Health. You can be assured that Bini Tattoo requires each artist to hold client safety as the first and foremost priority. We have the highest level of sterilization possible and go above and beyond all local health codes and laws. We do have a consent/waiver form which identifies certain instances when it would not be appropriate for an individual to receive tattoo or piercing, but these are rare instances.
Does it hurt?
Yes it hurts. But, there are lots of people walking around with tattoos and piercings so it’s not unbearable. There are many sensations used to describe it depending on each person and what area is being worked on. Some people even like it!
Can I bring my own picture or drawing for my tattoo?
Yes. This tattoo will be on you permanently so we want to be sure you are totally happy. Bring anything you think might help to capture exactly what you’re looking for your tattoo to reflect. We also have plenty of reference books available for ideas. No matter whether you know exactly what you want or don’t have a clue, we will always work with you to design a custom piece of art that you will love.
How much will it cost?
That depends on the size of the piece and the detail involved. Some pieces cannot be completed in one sitting. You will be given a quote once you meet with the artist and go over the details of what you want. Remember though, if another studio is willing do your tattoo super cheap BEWARE! Sometimes you get what you pay for and this is going to be on you forever. If you do go for the super cheap shop see question on fixing a bad tattoo!
It is our policy to collect a deposit when booking an appointment. We accept deposits via cash, debit card or credit card and the amount of the deposit required is decided upon by the individual artist. The deposit you leave will come off the final price of your tattoo. Artists carefully schedule and book their appointments based on blocks of time. If you do not show for your appointment, they often do not have adequate time to fill your vacancy and it hurts them. Deposits serve as a good faith gesture to hold your appointment and to compensate the artist if you failt to show for your appointment time. Deposits are NEVER refundable. If less than 24 notice is given for a cancellation, you lose your deposit and must leave another deposit if you wish to reschedule. If you cancel your appointment with more than 24 hours notice, you may apply your deposit towards your resheduled appointment. We NEVER under any circumstances will refund a deposit. We are sorry if this policy causes any inconvenience but is necessary to protect the intrests of our artists.
Are there any special requirements to get tattooed or pierced?
You must be 18 years or older for a tattoo or 16 years and older for piercing due to local health rules and regulations. If you are under this age we need you to come with a guardian or parent present with ID to sign a consent form. We are strict in our requirements to ensure proper age and that valid legal parental consent is presented, so please call the studio at 647-833-72-95 ahead of time to find out exactly what you will need to bring to your appointment. For any tattoo or piercing, you must present a valid drivers license or current state photo ID which by law must be photocopied. You (and your parent/ guardian if your a minor) must also read and sign a consent form. Deposits are NEVER refundable. If less than 24 notice is given for a cancellation, you lose your deposit and must leave another deposit if you wish to reschedule. If you cancel your appointment with more than 24 hours notice, you may apply your deposit towards your rescheduled appointment. We NEVER under any circumstances will refund a deposit. We are sorry if this policy causes any inconvenience but is necessary to protect the interests of our artists.
I have a tattoo that's really bad, can it be fixed?
Our artists can usually cover up or fix most tattoos-even really bad ones so you would never even know they were there. We are always honest though. If we don’t think it can be successfully covered we will let you know and work with you on what options you do have so you will ultimately be happy. We never do a tattoo just to make a buck. This is a really good group of artists who take tremendous pride in their work and art. Be assured that the artwork on your body and how you feel about it is a reflection on them – meaning your satisfaction is VERY important!
The outcome of your tattoo depends on many factors, including how you take care of it! Please protect your new piece of art.
After 2-4 hours, remove the bandage and wash gently with warm water and a mild, unscented soap.
Let it dry and apply a thin layer of aftercare lotion (must be water-based and unscented) and repeat this 2-3 times a day until it is fully healed.
Showering is fine but avoid hot water and excessive sweating for the first few days. Do not submerge your tattoo in water (baths, saunas, pools, lakes, etc) and avoid sunlight during healing. Your tattoo needs to breathe. Do no rewrap and avoid tight clothing.
After a few days, your tattoo may start to flake and become itchy. Continue to moisturize and do not pick or scratch.
If you notice redness and/or swelling around the tattoo, fever or any other signs of infection, please let us know and see your doctor.
Sunlight will cause fading so it is important to use an SPF 30+ and continue to moisturize your tattoo for long-term aftercare.