Where are you located?
We are situated at Plains Junction: Shop 9, Number 40 Browns Plains Road in Browns Plains. We are across the road from the Grand Plaza and our shop is in the lot behind the McDonalds, directly opposite from the Westpac bank.
What are the hours for the studio?
We are now open 7 days a week, from Monday through til Sunday from 10am, and normally close at 5-6pm. (Sunday and Monday are by appointment only with the artist).
How can we contact you?
You can ring the studio directly on (07) 3800 6669 or email us at email@example.com. To contact Miss Marshall directly please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you can reach Karlee at email@example.com. Alternatively you can post a letter directly to the studio address as listed above, or to PO BOX 94, Browns Plains, 4118, QLD.
How old do I have to be to get tattooed?
The legal age limit in Queensland is 18 years of age. We do not under any circumstance tattoo minors even if parental consent is given. Please make sure to bring some form of photo identification with you for your appointment.
How old do I have to be to get a piercing?
Parental consent is required for minors under the age of 16 years who want to get pierced. If parental consent is given, this is not an issue. If you have any doubts do not hesitate to ring the studio.
How can I make a booking?
You can make a booking with any of the artists here by simply phoning, emailing or coming down to the studio directly. Please keep in mind that we do get very busy here at Garage Ink and cannot always get back to you as promptly as we would like. Look under the "Contact" tab for details.
Do I need to make a booking to get a tattoo?
Walk-ins are always welcome at the studio but on most occasions our artists are fully booked for the day. If you want to get a tattoo on the day, your best option would be to call that morning to see if any of the artists have a spare appointment available. Alternatively, you can go on the cancellation list for
your chosen artist, so if they get a cancellation before your scheduled appointment we may be able to get you in sooner.
Do I need to make a booking to get a piercing?
Castelle is currently on call for all piercings on Wednesday and Fridays but is at the studio every Saturday so bookings are preferred but on most occassions, she is no more than 10 minutes away if you want it done on the spot.
How much will my tattoo cost?
The artists here at the studio will either give you a direct quote or charge you at their day rate for extensive designs (sleeves, back pieces etc). As the size, detail and positioning of each tattoo is different it is difficult to estimate prices over the phone, therefore the easiest way for you to obtain an accurate quote is to talk with the artist directly. The shop minimum at Garage Ink is $150. All artists excluding Teneile charge $150 per hour & $1000 for a full day. Teneile's minimum charge is her day rate price of $1500.
What forms of payment do you accept at Garage Ink?
We only accept cash payment. No eftpos/credit card facilities are available as of yet. (But there are ATM facilities nearby).
Do you sell gift cards at Garage Ink?
Yes! The gift card you purchase can be of any amount that you wish and can be used toward any service with any artist in the studio. Be sure to keep the receipt attached to your gift card as this validates the gift card and cannot be used without it.
Do you sell merchandise at Garage Ink?
Yes! We have a range of Garage Ink t-shirts and singlets designed by Teneile Napoli as well as stubbie coolers, and original Teneile Napoli prints. We also stock Brazen Wear clothing, and these can all be purchased at the studio. Soon you will be able to purchase our merchandise online as well.
At Garage Ink we have one brand of tattoo aftercare that we recommend:
Ink Care Antibacterial after Tattoo Soothing Balm (with goji berry, aloe vera, clove & rosemary)is available for purchase from the studio.
Once your tattoo is complete your artist will apply Ink Care, dress it in cling wrap & bind it with Micropore tape. Leave this dressing on until your next shower then follow these simple steps:
1. Remove the dressing and throw it away
2. Wash the area gently with liquid soap and rinse it well (leaving no soap residue)
3. Gently pat the area dry (do NOT rub) and leave it to dry for 10-15 minutes
4. Apply a liberal amount of your aftercare cream to the tattoo, firmly cover it with cling wrap and secure with Micropore tape.
Repeat this process after every shower for the first 3 nights and 2 days, after this time you won't need the wrap but you will need to continue to apply the aftercare cream for 2 weeks, or until healed.
Do NOT scratch or pick at your tattoo!!
During the healing period, keep out of chlorine and salt water, it is a bleaching chemical (swimming), also keep out of the sun as fresh skin can burn easier and this will damage your tattoo.
To prolong the life of your new tattoo, always wear sunscreen as the sun also causes tattoos to fade.