How do I go about booking a tattoo?

We usually book consultations before appointments.

These consultations are free and no obligation and usually last around 15 minutes or so.

This gives you a chance to meet the tattooist and chat about the design.

You can bring in reference material and they can get to know you and establish your budget and what size your tattoo is going to be.

If you don’t live in the area we can do consultations via email or on the phone.

If you would like to book a consultation you can call the shop on 01273 933420, email us at gildedcagetattoostudio@gmail.com or pop in and see us at 106 st James street, Brighton, BN2 1TP

Why do tattooists close their diaries?

Occasionally our artists get very booked up and have to close their diaries.

If this happens they usually have a waiting list you can go on, where we will get in contact with you on a certain date and book you in a consultation.

Do you do cover ups?

Our artists are able to do cover ups, but it is dependent on what you already have and what you would like to go over the top.

This can be discussed in consultations.

Sometimes laser treatment is recommended to lighten a tattoo.

Can you do a replica of someone else’s tattoo?

All of the work at The Gilded Cage is custom and we will not copy other peoples work.

Can I bring a friend while I get tattooed?

Unfortunately as our studio is quite small, so we do not have room for guests.

Cancellation policy

We MUST have email confirmation or phone confirmation about a cancelled or rescheduled appointment.
Answer phone messages do not count.
We will need 7 days notice to reschedule an appointment or you will lose your deposit.
If you cancel an appointment you will lose your deposit.

How do deposits work?

We take a deposit when you book a tattoo to secure your appointment.

The amount of the deposit depends on the artist and the tattoo you are getting.

If you are having multiple sessions the deposit will come off your last appointment.

If you are having one session the deposit will come off that appointment.

If you need to reschedule an appointment, you will need to give us at least 7 days notice and we will carry your deposit over, if it is less time than this you will need to make a new deposit.

If you cancel an appointment, unfortunately you will lose your deposit.
If you completely change the design of a tattoo you may also lose the deposit.
Deposits cannot be transferred to other tattooists
Appointments cannot be given to another person

Can I get tattooed under the age of 18?

We do not and will not tattoo anyone under the age of 18 years, even with parental consent.

Under the tattooing of Minors Act (1969), it is illegal to do so – please do not ask!

Are touch ups free?

Sometimes tattoos need a little touch up after they have healed, we are more than happy to do these free of charge but touch up appointments MUST be made within 4 weeks of the original appointment.