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important info

where are you located?

BLÆC Tattoo, 177 Junction Road, North London, N19 5QA
Nearest tube stations are Tufnell Park, Archway and Gospel Oak.

do you travel for guest spots?

Email me to suggest a city/studio I should travel to ♥
past:

• Nottingham: March 15-17
• Edinburgh: April 1-23
• Shoreditch, Ldn: May 11, 13, 14
• Paris: July 28-30
• Brighton: Sept 17-19
• Newcastle: Oct 7-9

upcoming:
• Newcastle December 5-8 2022 (books open)
• Lisbon March 22-24 2023 (books open)
• EU/USA/Asia dates TBA 2023/24

what are flash designs?

A portfolio of available designs that I really want to tattoo. I prioritise flash related bookings over customs and these are usually cheaper than custom designs.
Available designs are found on the 'Flash' highlights tab on my Instagram, or are available upon request.

Repeatable flash are designs that will be tattooed unlimited times - custom variations can also be requested.
Non-repeatable flash will only be tattooed once. Once sold out they will not be tattooed again. However custom variations of the design can be requested so it's made unique to you.

do you do custom tattoos?

I love designing custom tattoos that fit my style; botanical, portraiture/figurative, abstract, glitchy, flowline.

I'd love to take on more conceptual pieces with strong meaning. Where I interpret your life or dreams visually, your story intertwined with my art style.
If you're interested, please come open and trusting to the creative process.

When booking, attach reference images that may help with designing.
I take on a limited amount of customs a month so not all customs will be accepted, please don't take this personally.

how much are your tattoos?

Flash designs start from £180 (for small ornaments), final price depends on size, placement and the design.

Custom designs are priced by piece depending on design, complexity, size and placement.

Multiple designs can be done in one session at a cheaper rate altogether (as this saves on materials and set up).

Book me for the day (11am - 5pm) and get a large design or multiple designs for a day rate of around £800 (dependant on design).

Please note the shop minimum is £100, e.g a small fineline heart design will be £100, so we’d recommend booking multiple small tattoos (1-4cm) in one session for £100.

do I have to pay a deposit?

Yes, to reserve your booking a £50-£100 deposit will be required. For full day sessions deposits will be £200.

Deposits go toward the final price of the tattoo and are non-refundable, unless I have to reschedule/cancel. Bookings are not confirmed until a deposit is sent.

can I reschedule my tattoo?

Let me know at least 2-3 days in advance so I can fill the slot. I will reschedule you and keep the deposit valid. If you reschedule more than once a new deposit will be required.

how do I prepare for my tattoo?

On the day, come well rested, well fed, hydrated and moisturised.
Bring a bottle of water or a sugary-drink, and wear loose fit, comfortable clothing.

Feel free to bring a book or listen to music/a podcast during the session. I usually tattoo quietly when focusing but I am always happy to chat :)

When booking, let me know if you'd prefer a silent appointment and I will only ask essential questions if needed.

tattoo aftercare advice?

Please follow these steps to help your tattoo heal optimally:

Your tattoo will be wrapped with a cling film or second skin bandage.
Leave the cling film on for minimum 3 hours, or leave the second-skin on for 1-2 days.
No need to re-wrap unless told otherwise.

Remove the bandage then wash with clean water and unfragranced soap.
Sanex Zero% shower gel is recommended.

Pat dry with a clean paper towel.
Do not scrub or scratch the tattoo as this will damage the fine lines.

Apply a thin layer of aftercare cream/oil.
Palmers Cocoa butter, organic coconut oil or Hustle Butter are recommended.

Repeat cleaning and moisterising process 2-3 times a day.

Avoid these during the healing process:
Swimming pools, baths, submerging your tattoo in water for long periods, sunbathing, fake tan and scratching.

Tattoos take around 2 weeks to heal.
After it's healed, use SPF 50 sun cream to keep your tattoo looking it's best!

Please send me healed photos!
Preferably taken by someone else in natural lighting :)

If you have any questions or concerns email me at lissixiu@gmail.com

do you do coloured tattoos?

I'd love to do more coloured tattoos!
Aside from black and white, I mostly work with red ink in various shades (blood red, orange red, burgundy).

I also work with blues and pinks, but am open to other colour requests!

any Covid-19 precautions?

The studio is kept sanitary to the highest conditions. Feel free to wear a mask or not.
Friends/family are usually required to stay upstairs in the waiting area depending on how busy the studio gets.
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, been in recent contact with anyone with COVID-19, or if you've been ill in general please be honest and let me know at least 72 hours before your appointment so we can reschedule.

book your tattoo

Books are currently open for:
London, UK: Nov/Dec
Newcastle, UK: Dec 5-8
Lisbon, Portugal: March 22-24

Please allow up to 2 weeks for a response. Thank you!