please read before booking

important info and faq

where are you based?

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

do you travel for guest spots?

past:
Nottingham March 15-17
Edinburgh April 1-23

upcoming:
Studio Sans Patrie Shoreditch May 11, 13, 14 (books open)
Paris May 26 - 28 (books open)
• More EU dates TBA 2022
• 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 available upon request.

Repeatable flash are designs that will be tattooed unlimited times.
Non-repeatable flash will only be tattooed once. Once sold out they cannot be rebooked, however custom variations can be requested so it's unique to you.

do you do custom designs?

Happy to design custom tattoos that fit my style; botanical, portraiture, glitchy, flowline, figurative.

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, 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 - 4pm) and get a large design or multiple designs for a day rate of around £800 (dependant on design).

do I have to pay a deposit?

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

Deposits go toward the final price of the tattoo and are non-refundable.

what placements do you tattoo?

I prefer to tattoo arms, legs, hands (these placements will be priced cheaper than others).

I take on a limited number of rib, side, sternum, chest, and back tattoos per month, as those areas are more physically taxing to tattoo, but get in touch and I'll try to fit you in!

I don't tattoo faces, necks, genitals, inner wrists (weird phobia lol).

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 3-5 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

what is your availability?

I work Mon, Weds, Fridays and Saturdays. First appointments at around 11am, last appointments around 4pm.
When you submit a booking, state your preferred days or if you're flexible and I will send over a list of available slots.

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.

do you have a cancellation waitlist?

Yes, you can sign up below. Enter your email in the "be the first to know" section.
I will email you about last minute cancellation slots, flash drops and giveaways, you will not be spammed.

do you do 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. I usually wear a mask during the appointment, feel free to wear one 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

Currently booking for May/June 2022
Days I tattoo: Mon, Weds, Fri and Sat
Please allow up to 2 weeks for a response. Thank you!