FAQs Tattoo Studio True Canvas


We hope to cover as many of your questions regarding your tattoo here. For further questions, send us an e-mail with your questions: info@truecanvas.at

How to get an appointment?

If books are currently open, this is usually announced via all social media channels and also here, you can send an inquiry directly to your artists or via info@truecanvas.at

How long do I have to wait for an appointment?

With a bit of luck, books are currently open and you can send your request directly to the tattoo artist of your choice. Customers will be spontaneously notified about free spots via all social media.

Our tattooists are among the best in their field and are usually booked out for a long time in advance. Usually our artists open their books at least 3 times a year. 

Do you do consultations?

Whether and in what form a consultation is necessary, you will have to talk to your tattooist personally.

Do you have a waiting list?

Each of our tattoo artists handles this individually. 

Do I see the design before the appointment?

Usually not, you will first see it at your appointment, but our artists might handle this differently from case to case.

Your tattooist will create something wonderful with the info you gave him/her. In the very rare case that you are not satisfied with the design when you see it, be sure that our artists are more than happy to work together with you, until your custom Tattoo is perfect.

What it the process like?

After you have chosen your design, your artist creates the stencil, which is usually printed in several sizes to find the perfect placement on your body. The place is prepared, all surfaces are disinfected and your skin is prepared for the further process. After the stencil is applied to your skin, the actual work begins.

After getting tattooed you will receive precise instructions on how to care for your new tattoo.

Best would be to go straight home after the session and have a rest. Your skin will feel a little sore and needs energy to heal. 

Tips for a tattoo session?

Please come rested. Should it be a bigger project, take snacks and have something to drink with you. Maybe take a small pillow with you to make yourself comfortable on the tattoo chair. If you know what placement you want to get the tattoo please do a proper shave before, so we can save some plastic. 

The day before, you should not drink alcohol. Also please do not use any blood-thinning agents at least 24 hours before your appointment (e.B: aspirin).

Does it hurt?

Yes. Without any pain it would not be a tattoo but usually it is a very low level of pain. 

Depending on the body location, the sensitivity to pain varies, tending to be the highest in areas where you are very sensitive.

When do you accept new projects?

Existing customers are prioritized, which is why this question is difficult to answer. We try to open books for everyone at least 3 times a year.

You are still welcome to send us a request.

How much is the deposit, and how does this work?

When making an appointment, a non-refundable deposit is to be made, which will confirm your session. If you or your tattooist must postpone your appointment due to illness or other unforeseen events (we need proof), the deposit will of course remain in place, and a new tattoo date will be arranged.

The amount of the deposit varies depending on the artist (between 100 and 200€), and the total cost includes the deposit.

In any other cases, such as last minute cancellation, the deposit is withheld. This is because as soon as the date is set, the work for the tattooist begins. Image research is carried out, and initial designs and drawings are created.

How much does a tattoo cost?

Our tattooers set their pricing themselves; some artists charge by the piece, and some charge by the hour. The hourly rate also varies, and is communicated directly by your chosen artist. Usually you will be given a rough estimate on the cost of your piece if you are charged by the hour. An exact price cannot be given in advance.

The prices of our tattoos depend on size, details, whether it should be a color or a black and grey tattoo, and the placement on the body to be tattooed. These are all essential elements for the time that is put into a tattoo.

Your tattooist needs some information to be able to give a price estimate for your motive, so inquiries about prices without a serious idea cannot be answered.

Payment is made immediately after tattooing in cash or by bank transfer.

Good tattoos are not cheap and cheap tattoos are rarely good.

How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?

We only tattoo people that are 18 or older, even with the consent of the legal guardian, no minors are tattooed.

Do you have walk-ins?

No, Tattoo Studio True Canvas is only open by appointment.

Can I bring someone with me?

Tattooing is an activity that demands the highest concentration and as we are many artists in the studio already, please come alone.

Do you do cover ups?

This question cannot be answered in general terms and it also depends on the artist. In case of a cover request, please send a photo of your tattoo to be covered so that we can get an idea of what is possible. We do not specialize in covers and reserve the right to recommend a suitable artist and reject the project.

Can you tattoo scars?

Scar tissue is always a difficult topic, in general it is possible, but it can never be said in advance how exactly the ink stays after the healing process. In case of strong scar tissue, it should be clarified with a dermatologist (we would be happy to recommend someone) whether and in what form a tattoo is possible in the affected area.

Do you tattoo over birthmarks?

No they are omitted during tattooing for various reasons, in case of pigment spots a tattoo in the differently pigmented skin area is possible, but should be clarified in advance with a dermatologist.

Can I bring a design and you tattoo it?

If it’s a realistic work and you have a good reference photo, yes it is possible.

A picture of a design you bring can be an inspiration, you don’t get a one-to-one copy in our tattoo shop. 

Do you reject projects?

Our tattooists do what they like to do and do very well, which is why we reject projects that none of our tattooists can identify with. If so, we would like to recommend you other studios if we know someone who is well suited for your project.

We reserve the right to refuse to tattoo any motives that we do not agree with for political, personal or other reasons.

Do you do face tattoos?

No, definitely not. There are several reasons for this and it is not discussed. Partly because we are afraid of our shop manager who would strangle us if we did 😉