We place great emphasis on customer care from the original idea or concept right through to the completed piece and ongoing aftercare. Because your health is paramount to us, all of our studios have been vetted, approved and registered with the local authority and we follow a strict hygiene protocol as approved by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. We have experienced Male and Female Tattoo Artists and dedicated Male and Female Piercers, with portfolios of past work available to inspect online and in our studios. We specialise in Custom Tattoos, Black and Grey, Colour, Portraits, Realism and covering old or unwanted tattoos, in addition we have over 70,000 flash designs available for you to choose from and plenty of art and reference materials available for inspiration. Combine all this with years of experience and thousands of satisfied customers you couldn’t be in safer hands. Please explore our site where you will find answers to frequently asked questions, galleries of our work and get to meet the staff who will be dealing with you. CHOOSING A STUDIO FOR TATTOOING OR PIERCING.Other than the use of universal precautions and laws regarding minors, few regulations cover tattooing. Anyone can buy a machine, get a registration and start tattooing whether or not they have any artistic ability — a situation that professional tattoo artists object to — so it’s a good idea to do your homework before rolling up your sleeve, it really is a case of buyer beware and the chance is if it’s a cheap tattoo then its cheap because there is no infection control, there is no artistic ability or the establishment simply doesn’t care about the well-being of its clients.
As a rule of thumb the cost and the amount of time it takes to complete a tattoo is dependent on the size and complexity of the tattoo, basic designs range from ?30 upwards. Custom tattoos take time to design and draw up, we do not charge for this time or the design(as many studios do) however we do require a deposit to be left on all appointments.
All design work is done with no obligation, if you want it changing then we will work with you to get exactly what you want. Unless you leave a deposit for an appointment the Artist will not give you the drawing to take away.
Custom Tattoos need to be drawn to your specification, so the artist will take away the information you’ve given, do you a drawing and contact you to come and see it. HOW OLD TO GET A TATTOOYou must be 18 in order to get a tattoo, this is the law under the Tattooing of Minors Act 1968. Allergies to metals(including Nickel), Latex, antiseptics, adhesive dressings or topical dressings and medicines. Or suffer from any other condition through which my health may be compromised when receiving a tattoo. THE PROCEDURETattoos are produced by inserting ink about a millimeter deep into skin with a Tattoo Machine.
When you look at a persons tattoo, you’re seeing the ink through the epidermis, or the top layer of skin. Tattoo artists must use sterilisation, disposable materials and hand sanitation to protect themselves and their clients. Many single-use items arrive in sterile packaging, which the artist opens in front of the customer just before beginning work. As a bare minimum before carrying out a tattoo procedure the artist should wash and inspect their hands for cuts and abrasions, Disinfect the work area, Place plastic bags on spray bottles to prevent cross-contamination, explain the sterilization process to the client, Remove all equipment from sterile packaging in front of the client, open new pre-sterlised single use needle in front of the clients, Clean and disinfect (with a mixture of water and antiseptic soap) the area to be tattooed. Clients work with artists to create custom tattoo designs, or they chose images from flash, which are tattoo designs displayed in the shop.
The artist must also know how deeply the needles need to pierce the skin throughout the process.
During the tattooing procedure itself, the artist creates a permanent line over the stencil, this is called the outline, the outline is possibly the most painful part of the tattoo procedure.
The final step is to clean and bandage the tattooed area, the artist uses a disposable towel to remove any excess blood and plasma and then covers the tattoo with a sterile dressing. The artist will then provide verbal aftercare advice and talk you through looking after and the healing of your tattoo, this will then be underpinned by the provision of a printed aftercare sheet that you can take away for reference. When tattoo artists follow all the correct sterilization and sanitation procedures, risks for disease transmission are relatively low. Infections can occur in new tattoos like all wounds, especially without appropriate aftercare.
Tattoo professionals use rules known as universal precautions to prevent the spread of illnesses during tattooing.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY TATTOO?An important question that is not frequently asked, but is very important to the outcome of your tattoo.
No professional studio should ever touch anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol, no matter how small the amount.
It is recommended that you do not drink any alcohol, take any aspirin or antihistamines for 24 hours prior to your tattoo appointment. If you know you are going to get a tattoo in the near future, stay away from self-tanning or Spray tan products.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?This answer varies and depends on a number of factor including the health of the person, the type of tattoo and the location of the tattoo. Generally, you will care for your new tattoo for the first two weeks, with healing time averaging 7 – 10 days.
Your artist will go over the best method for you and your type of tattoo.AFTERCAREThe first few days and weeks for a new tattoo are probably the most important for your new tattoo. Because each individual is different, this may not always be best recommendation for each person. Avoid unnecessary touching, scratching or picking to reduce the risk of introducing infection. Your new tattoo should be kept covered for at least an hour using the sterile, non adherent dressing applied.
The dressing will stop the tattoo catching on clothing or being exposed to air-borne bacteria and other contaminants.
The dressing will also help to stop bleeding and oozing but should be removed before it dries onto the treated area. After removal of the dressing, gently wash the tattoo with warm water and pat dry with a clean paper towel or tissue. Do not use products on the tattoo that have not been recommended by your artist or are not intended for open wound healing. You may apply moisturising cream 2-3 times a day to assist healing and prevent skin cracking, but avoid petroleum based creams as they will affect healing. Avoid Swimming, sunbeds and exposure to the Sun or UV light until your tattoo is fully healed.

Try to wear loose cotton clothing to minimise rubbing and irritation whilst the tattoo is healing. DOES IT HURT - MEN?Tattooing is not painless, you will experience some discomfort particularly at the beginning of a tattoo. On coffee-colored complexions or lighter, colors can still be used although there are some limitations in the palette. As a general rule the darker the skin the more limited the choice of colour becomes and for very dark skin gray shading and solid black are appropriate. If you require any further info regarding tattooing and skin tone please pop in or give us a bell!! PIERCING SERVICESPiercing is carried out by experienced male and female piercers in purpose-built hygienic dedicated piercing rooms.
We will not tattoo or pierce anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs, we also reserve the right to refuse a tattoo or piercing without explanation. AnaestheticsWe prefer not to use anaesthetics, as it actually impairs the healing of the piercing.
How should I prepare for my piercing?We recommend before you are pierced you are well rested and eat 2hrs prior to your piercing. How soon can I change my piercing?This varies depending on the individual piercing, and you will be given a guidance when pierced. How old do I have to be to be pierced?Whilst there are no legal guidelines for piercings other than ear-piercing.
What do I do if I have a problem with my piercing?Come back and see us, we’re never to busy to check on the progress or healing of your piercing, and provide you with advice and guidance. Piercing AftercareThe aftercare advice we give is based on years of experience with piercing, and after you are pierced we will go through what you need to do to look after your piercing and we also provide you with a detailed aftercare sheet. Microdermals — or Surface anchorsAre a type of body jewellery that allow for “single point” piercing… a piercing that has only one visible end or bead. We have been providing Laser Removal Services since 2008 using professional medical grade equipment provided by Lynton Laser.
The advantages of using our services are demonstrated particularly if you are having part removal of a tattoo or tattoo removal for a cover-up. HOW DOES A TATTOO REMOVAL LASER WORK?We use an Active Q Switched Laser, in simple terms active as opposed to passive means that the laser is more effective. HOW IS THE TATTOO REMOVAL TREATMENT CARRIED OUT?The skin will be cleaned and then the laser applicator is passed over the tattoo releasing quick pulses of light. If you cannot find the answer to your question please use the form below, we endeavour to respond to messages within 24hrs, however if you require a quicker response please call us on 0151 709 0479. Please use this form to make an enquiry about Administration or the Liverpool Tattoo Convention, if you want to make an enquiry about Tattoos or Piercings or Laser Tattoo Removal at Design 4 Life Studio please use the appropriate contact form.
Contact Us using this form in relation to Laser Tattoo Removal, you may also attach images. Our staff are always happy to provide help or guidance on all aspects of the procedures we offer.
Tattoos and Piercings are carried out in separate, dedicated rooms where your privacy should it be required is assured.
Will be revisiting.Lana Hendricks The service and attention to detail in consultation is second to none.
Fixed designs are given a fixed price, large work such as sleeves is priced by the hour this is currently ?70 per hour, within the exception of Tribal and Polynesian which is priced at ?80 per hour.
Custom tattoos and larger designs are more expensive, and elaborate pieces can require multiple sessions. For the reasons above appointments cannot be made via phone or email and must be made in person. To eliminate the possibility of contamination, most tattoo materials, including inks, ink cups, gloves and needles, are single use. Reusable materials, such as the tubes, are sterilized before every use in a vacuum autoclave. The artist draws or stencils the design onto the person’s skin, since the skin can stretch while the artist uses the tattoo machine. Punctures that are too deep cause excessive pain and bleeding, blowouts and poor healing and ones that are too shallow cause uneven lines and patchy tattoo’s.
However, doctors warn that non-sterile tattooing practices can lead to the transmission of syphilis, hepatitis B and other infectious organisms.
The better your health, the more rested you are, the better the outcome in receiving and healing your tattoo. If you use these your skin will have a different texture, which makes it difficult to tattoo. The amount of discomfort felt depends on the individual, your well-being and also the part of the body being tattooed.
On darker skin, consideration has to be given to the choice of colors depending on skin tone. Only high quality titanium Jewellery is used and the cost of any change down in jewellery is included in the cost of the piercing. Before each tattoo or piercing a consent form must be completed, the consent form contains a list of medical conditions, if you have one or more of these conditions then it is not advisable to have a tattoo or piercing without the written advice of your doctor. In fact a piercing will hurt far more post piercing if it has been anaesthetised beforehand, and will also take longer to heal. We can arrange a consultation with a Tattoo Artist who has a better understanding of how the tattoo has been composed in the first place and with this knowledge we will take a strategic approach to its removal, this results in less skin trauma and less cost to you. Please be as descriptive as possible, so for example size of the tattoo, the colours in it.
A tattoo machine creates a puncture wound every time it inserts a drop of ink into the skin.
Prior to sterilizing the equipment, each item must be cleaned and placed in a sealed pouch.
Once the outline is complete they will move on to the shading, improper technique during this step can cause shadowed lines, excessive pain and delayed healing.
The diagram below gives an indication of which parts of the body are more sensitive than others, this may however differ from person to person.

With all piercing there is a moment of discomfort, but normally the pressure of the clamps used to lightly pinch the skin is the worst part of it.
Piercing of anyone under 16(in non intimate areas) can be performed with parental consent, but we still reserve the right to refuse if we think you are physically underdeveloped for a piercing, or that you aren’t mature or responsible enough for it, we will decline to pierce you even with parental consent.
The Active Q-Switched Lasers generate a high-powered beam of laser light in an extremely short pulse and are the most suitable laser for tattoo removal. We have artists specialising in Portraits, Realism, New School, Black Ink, Traditional, Bio mechanical, Religious, Black and Grey, Colour, Graffiti, Asian, Oriental, Dot-work and Tribal.
Designs are Free of charge however the artist will need you to show some commitment before they spend their time on the drawing. ID will be inspected closely.DRINK, DRUGS, CONTRAINDICATIONS MEDICAL CONDITIONS BOTH FOR TATTOOS AND PIERCINGSWe will not tattoo or pierce anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs, we also reserve the right to refuse a tattoo or piercing without explanation.
Since any puncture wound has the potential for infection and disease transmission, hygiene and correct protocols are imperative. So, some adolescents get tattoos from friends, amateurs or unscrupulous studios, who use makeshift tools like pens and paper clips with little if any sanitary precautions. The very short pulse of high-powered laser light is absorbed by the tattoo ink particles, breaking them down into smaller pieces, enabling your natural immune defences to absorb and disperse the ink. During treatment protective eye wear will be provided.HOW DOES THE TATTOO REMOVAL TREATMENT FEEL?Most clients describe the sensation as similar to a hot pin prick or the flick of an elastic band. Mikey did my second one and even touched up the first one id had done for me as it had started to fade a little.
This is extremely dangerous, since proper equipment and sanitary measures protect people from disease and infection. Whilst mildly uncomfortable most people tolerate treatment well.HOW DOES THE SKIN LOOK AFTER TATTOO REMOVAL TREATMENT?An instant whitening of the skin is seen after treatment, but this generally fades quickly.
Our Dermal anchors are imported from Europe and are made of 6AL4V ELI F-136 Implant Grade Titanium. The area is likely to feel tender for a few hours and can be red and swollen for up to 48 hours. Have recommended them to several friends!Sharona BarnesI have visited Hazel and her amazing team at the shop that often I have now begun to think I actually live there.
A Microdermal is considered a permanent piercing, and therefore its important to use the best material available. I am on to my third piece of work, having already had a back piece, a full sleeve and now a sock! Initially the tattoo is unlikely to look any different but will fade over the next 4 to 8 weeks as the body disperses it.ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS FROM TATTOO REMOVAL?Very rarely the skin may become lighter or darker, or a small blister may form.
Change to the skin texture and scarring is possible, though uncommon, and is more likely if any grazes are not allowed to heal naturally. I continue to think of things I want to have done, just so I can keep coming back for more!!
There may be a loss of natural tanning ability in the area treated, which usually improves with time.HOW MANY TATTOO REMOVAL TREATMENTS ARE NECESSARY?This depend on several factors, including the density and colour of the inks used in the tattoo and the age of the tattoo.
Amateur tattoo’s can be quick to remove, taking 1 to 6 treatments, whereas professional tattoos vary considerably and some can take up to 15 treatments.
The cost of a consultation is usually ?20, this is deductible from the cost of your first actual laser removal treatment session. He was very understanding when it came to my budget, and made sure that he stayed within it. The overall experience was great, and I knew that Alex would do an amazing job from the beginning. I would definitely recommend this studio to anyone who is going to Liverpool and looking for professional tattoos and amazing artists. Am definitely going back, not only to have this piece finished, but for any future ink I decide to get! Highly recommended!Karl BrownIt’s the only tattoo shop I go to when home in Liverpool, like the honesty- if it won’t work they tell you! Everyone is really friendly and helpful would highly recommend!!!Michael Ynwa MylesOutstanding studio. Thanks again Simon.Chloe MallonGot a piercing here last week by Danny and I am really happy with the result!
Would recomend Design 4 Life to anyoneLiz PimbleyWas really nervous about getting my first tattoo but Gus really put me at ease.
Had an idea of what I wanted but he designed a beautiful tattoo for me-far nicer than the image I had taken in. Would definitely recommend!Hannah FarmerBeautiful shop, lovely people and absolutely amazing work.
Had a cover-up done and the artist has turned something I hated into a live of art I’ll love forever! Would recommend to everyone and I’ll see you again soon for the next part of my sleeve!Jack O'LearyGot a tattoo what can I say.
Thanks so much Chris!Rebekah Treherne MUACame here for my first tattoo and absolutely love it! Thank you for such a great experience today!Helen NiccollsHighly recommend booking in here! I’m most of the way through getting a back piece done by Hazel who is amazingly talented can’t wait to see the finished result! Wouldn’t book anywhere else!Elliot A HurstSimon created a wonderful custom piece for me, and everyone made the experience a wonderful time.
Odds on I’ll be back for more soon enoughLouise LockleyI got my tragus pierced there last year and got my tattoo in memory of my dad yesterday.

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