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FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions


Does it hurt ?

Experiencing pain  is different for everybody. Tattooing is mostly discribed as an scratchy feeling, this is irritating but not realy painful. The spot on the body also plays a part. Places on the body where there are less muscles on the bone could be experienced as more sensitive.

What does a tattoo cost ?

Our minimum-price is €80,- . For small tattoos we can make a price in advance. For bigger tattoos we charge by the hour.

How long does it take for a tattoo to heal?

A tattoo takes about 7 till 10 days to heal at the outside. The total healingperiod takes about 6 weeks. Of course plays general health, physical condition and personal hygiene a part.

How do I take care of my tattoo ?

Read our  aftercare-instruction.

Do you work on appointment ?

We preferably work on appointment. There is a chance that there is no time for you if you just walk in. But you can always try.

Can a scar be tattooed ?

If the scar is older than a year, it can be tattooed. The structure of the scar, however, will not disappear. We would like to judge the scar in advance.

How old should I be to get tattooed ?

We tattoo nobody younger than 16. This is the legal age in the Netherlands.

Should I come back after I have been tattooed ?

In principle no. However it could happen that something didn't went well during the healingperiod; it is living tissue we are dealing with. This you'll only find out after the healingperiod. We can fix this, free of charge. This so called "guarantee" is applicable to 3 months after getting tattooed.

How can I pay ?

We accept cash.

Through a banktransfer: IBAN NL69INGB0001530214

                                             BIC/Swift INGBNL2A

Or through Paypal: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beware that some banks charge costs for moneytransfers, please don't put them on us.

Do you work hygienic ?

Yes, Sakura Tattoo Amsterdam has a GGD (Amsterdam's Health Department) permit. We work according the guidlines of safe tattooing. Since the first of june 2007 there is a law about tattooing and piercing in the Netherlands. This means that everybody who tattoos or pierces needs to work hygienic and needs to have a permit. The permit is only issued to the tattooer or piercer  that applies all sorts of hygenic measures. We only work with disposables. This means that everything we use is packed sterile and is thrown away correctly. We also work with Nitril gloves. All materials that are touched  during tattooing are packed in plastic. After tattooing the space is cleaned desinfected.

How long can I be tattooed ?

For this there is no guideline, but on average a session takes about 3 to 4 hours.

Can I get an anesthetic ?

No, an anestetic can only be given by a medical doctor. The possible pain is durable for everybody. You can, after consultation with us, use a anestetic-creme from your doctor.