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Do you do walk-ins?
Yes we do walk-in tattoos, generally for smaller pieces. If you would like to try for a walk-in tattoo please pop into the studio as early as you can and we will do our best to get you tattooed. We open at 11am for piercing and start tattooing at 12pm so popping into us earlier will give you the best chance at getting some new ink!
What if I want a custom tattoo?
If you want a custom tattoo you have come to the right place, it is our bread and butter. We have a huge range of artists across our two studio’s and they all specialise in a specific area. Please reach out to us and we will get you in for a consultation whether it is black & grey realism, colour realism, neo-traditional, traditional, blackwork or geometric work! We’ve got the right artist for you.
What is your shop minimum?
Our shop minimum is €70.
What is your studio hourly rate?
In The Ink Factory we don’t have an hourly rate, we price per piece. If you are interested in getting a quote for a tattoo you can email us below and provide us with as much information as possible or pop into the studio and one of our managers will happily help you out.
How old do you have to be to get a tattoo in The Ink Factory?
To get tattooed in the Ink Factory you must be 18+ years of age, if you are lucky enough to look like a spring chicken please be sure to bring photo ID with you.
How can I make an appointment for a tattoo?
So you can make an appointment for a tattoo in a few different ways, you can book by filling out the form below, Facebook or Instagram.
If I am pregnant can I get a tattoo?
Unfortunately you cannot get tattooed while you are pregnant, don’t worry we will happily tattoo you.
Can you use a vegan set-up?
Yes we can indeed, some of our artists are vegan themselves and they offer a fully vegan set-up.
Just be sure to request a vegan setup when looking for an appointment.
Is your aftercare vegan friendly?
Yes! Our tattoo salve is made from 100% natural products, and is vegan friendly.
Do we take appointments?
No appointment necessary. All piercings are done on a walk-in basis from 12-7 in both of our locations – 15 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 and 19 Parliament Street, Dublin 2.
How Much does a piercing cost?
Hey guys- here at The Ink Factory we charge €25 per piercing, if you are getting lobes done they are €15 per lobe and dermals are €35 for one or €60 for two (if you’re feeling frisky). Remember guys we’re open 7 days a week from 11 -7 so pop in to us.
Does it hurt?
So guys this is the most commonly asked question we get asked and unfortunately, we’re not gonna lie, there is a bit of pain involved in the process- but don’t worry it only lasts a second and once you follow the correct aftercare instructions you’re piercing will heal fuss free! Remember guys we’re open 7 days a week from 11 -7 so pop in to us.
Can I get pierced if I am pregnant?
So guys this is a big fat no! We’re all about keeping our clients safe, happy and healthy and getting pierced while pregnant is something that you definitely shouldn’t do! Don’t freak out though because when your lovely baby boy or girl is born you can then pop in and get pierced! We’re open 7 days a week from 11 -7 so pop in to us.
How long does a piercing take to heal?
So here’s two examples on either end of the spectrum, earlobes take around 6 weeks to heal and an industrial could take up to 12 months! Various piercings require different amounts of time guys but once you keep that piercing clean, it should heal like a dream! Remember guys we’re open 7 days a week from 11 -7 so pop in to us.
Why can’t I touch my piercing?
Well guys sometimes our hands aren’t as clean as we think, and when you touch your piercing you’re transferring all the potential bacteria from your hands onto your lovely fresh piercing! And this is not good. So once again, keep it clean and it heals a dream! Remember guys we’re open 7 days a week from 11 -7 so pop in to us.
Can I twist my piercing?
You have to think of a piercing as a fresh cut, when a cut is healing it scabs up – if you pick that scab you end up with scar tissue and the same is true for your piercing! When you twist it, you break the scab on the inside and it in turn form scar tissue. So remember guys, resist the twist! Remember guys we’re open 7 days a week from 11 -7 so pop in to us.
Should I use anti bacterial products to clean my piercing?
So antibacterial products are a lil bit OTT for looking after your piercing! Our piercers recommend only using natural saline solution (available in store) and letting the body do it’s thang thereafter! Remember guys we’re open 7 days a week from 11 -7 so pop in to us.
Why can’t I start with a ring?
While you can in some cases here at Pierced where we always have your best interests at heart, we feel that the stud, with the exception of the septum piercing, is the optimal way to aid in the healing process at the beginning of your Piercing journey! Solisten to your piercer, cos’ anything they say is all about making things easy on you! Remember guys we’re open 7 days a week from 11 -7 so pop in to us.
Can I sleep on my piercing?
Obviously a big fat no to face planting your fresh piercing onto your pillow, so we ask you to try your best to sleep in a position that allows your piercing to breath and not get damaged! It’s a little bit tricky but definitely worth it! Remember guys we’re open 7 days a week from 11 -7 so pop in to us.
Can I go swimming?
*Swimming motion to stop motion* 1 month!
So when you get pierced, you have an automatic ban from swimming in both sea and pools for at least a month. Why? Pools are always full of super harsh chemicals, and the sea is home to a lot of bacteria – plus you might get eaten by a shark. Remember guys we’re open 7 days a week from 11 -7 so pop in to us.
Can I eat/talk after getting a tongue or any oral piercing?
Maybe you’re the person who’s friends are delighted at the prospect of you shutting up for a few days, however this is a common misconception as it’s totally find to speak after getting your tongue pierced – or any oral piercing in that case. And in terms of eating, if your favourite meal is a burrito full of super hot hot sauce, then you’re gonna have to take a break for a week – that is no spicy food for a week! Also dairy is also a no-go for a week! Remember guys we’re open 7 days a week from 11 -7 so pop in to us.
Can I go to the gym/play sports?
So there’s no actual right answer to this question – but if you’re the type that is always looking for an excuse to miss the gym, then here you go! It’d be better for your little piercing if you maybe stayed away from sculpting that body for around a week! After that, go pump them guns! Remember guys we’re open 7 days a week from 11 -7 so pop in to us.
How soon can I stretch my ear?
Once your piercing is healed, you can stretch away! However chill, because the key to a healthy stretch is time and patience! Try to keep stretching to the lobes – as stretching cartilage can be very very unpleasant. Remember guys we’re open 7 days a week from 11 -7 so pop in to us.
Is my piercing infected?
Step 1, breathe! Step 2, come and see your piercer asap – usually what you think is an infection can turn out to be a minor irritation and we can do an on the spot assessment and provide a plan of action to get your sparkly new piercing back to tip top shape! Remember guys we’re open 7 days a week from 11 -7 so pop in to us.
Can I have an allergic reaction to my jewellery?
Short answer, yes. But here at pierced we provide a range of titanium jewellery that will ensure a healthy and happy piercing! Rule of thumb- if you’re aware that you have an allergy to nickel, before it’s your go be sure to let the piercer know! That situation is avoidable and we want you to have the best experience possible! Because having an irritated piercing is no craic at all! Remember guys we’re open 7 days a week from 11 -7 so pop in to us.
Can I get multiple piercings in one go?
10 piercings in one go? Not a great idea! We recommend 3 piercings at a time max – otherwise the piercings aren’t going to heal optimally and because we love you guys so much we don’t want that to happen! Little sweethearts aren’t we? Remember guys we’re open 7 days a week from 11 -7 so pop in to us.
Can I bring my own jewellery?
Hell no! This isn’t us thinking you have bad taste but jewellery that hasn’t been properly sterilised can not be used as we don’t know where it’s been, don’t know the quality of the material and don’t know if it’s up to our incredibly high standards!! How do I remedy that? We have a full range to satisfy everybody’s taste. Remember guys we’re open 7 days a week from 11 -7 so pop in to us.
How old must I be to get my nipples pierced?
Strictly over 18 guys, with a valid ID – we only accept your Passport, drivers license or National Age Card. No if’s, and’s, buts or maybe’s! If you’re below the age of 18 and want this done we’ve one piece of solid advice for you- simply wait! Remember guys we’re open 7 days a week from 11 -7 so pop in to us.
What age must I be to get my tongue pierced?
This is an extremely common question guys and one that we hear pretty much all the time! Unfortunately you must be over 18 with a valid form of ID such as your Drivers License, Passport or National Age Card! We won’t accept anything other than these forms of ID, especially not a bogey ID that was put together in your mates kitchen last Wednesday, yeah Damo we know what you did! Remember guys we’re open 7 days a week from 11 -7 so pop in to us.
Can I drink alcohol after getting pierced?
We wouldn’t recommend this guys as alcohol means inflammation – inflammation means undue swelling and undue swelling Is not a good look and may hinder your chances on tinder! Skip the pub for at least a week you’ll thank us when your sparkly new piercing looks as good as you do. Also if you are a smoker and just got your tongue pierced, kick the fags for a couple of days while it heals! Remember guys we’re open 7 days a week from 11 -7 so pop in to us.
Do we pierce with the customer’s jewellery if they bring their own jewellery ?
NO! No exceptions.
We only pierce with our own jewellery. We don’t know the quality of the jewellery and it has to be sterilized. Not even if t