What studio do you work in?
I work at The Crooked Rook Tattoo in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. If you want to visit the studio website click HERE
What does ‘private tattoo studio’ mean?
It means we have no shop front, this means more time is devoted to the client. It helps ensure your comfort throughout the whole tattoo/consultation/design process and it creates a relaxed professional environment to work in without interruptions.
I don’t have a tattoo appointment can I come to the studio for a walk-in?
No, unfortunately Jake does not offer a walk-in tattoo service, you have to contact him via the appointments page HERE to make an appointment.
If you are under 18 can you get a tattoo?
No, not under any circumstances. This is against the law even with parental consent.
Do you do home visits?
No, not under any circumstances – please don’t ask!
I want a tattoo but don’t have a design. What should I do?
Jake does not work off ‘flash’ other than his own. (tattoo designs). He will draw anything you want to ensure you get a custom tattoo that’s perfect for you.
How much does a tattoo cost?
Pricing is generally calculated on a ‘price per piece’ basis. Please use the appointments page HERE for more information.
Do you do fix work and cover-ups?
Jake can do this type of tattoo work but it will very much depend on his appointment availability.
Does it hurt?
All tattoos come with a certain amount of pain. This varies from person to person and can depend on the location on the body. If you intend to use a local anesthetic you MUST inform Jake before the date of your tattoo appointment.
Do you accept credit/debit cards in the studio?
No, sorry, its cash only. Deposits can be paid by PayPal online or bank transfer.
Tell me about your hygiene standards?
Hygiene is of the utmost importance. Jake goes over and above sanitation regulations to ensure his and your safety throughout the whole tattoo procedure. This has enabled him to build a great rapport with the local licensing officer culminating in him being asked to liaise with Dacorum borough council to help improve the hygiene standards across the whole area. He works on a strictly one-use system, everything used during a tattoo is disposable, this prevents cross contamination.
How do I prepare to get a tattoo?
Please eat before your tattoo. If you intend to use a local anesthetic you MUST inform Jake beforehand. Please do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicating substances before your appointment. Jake takes hygiene seriously and in return requests all his clients do too.