Frequently asked questions

Getting a tattoo in our tattoo shop in Rotterdam is an exciting experience. Here you can find some of the most commonly asked questions about getting a tattoo to inform you about everything you want to know beforehand. If you still have questions after reading our FAQ, you can shoot us an email at info@luckydubz.com. We'll strive to answer your questions within 5 days.

  • Before you send us a request, first read our FAQ’s. The questionnaire will provide you probably all answers to your questions.
  • On the basis of the questionnaire, fill out the contact form and send us your inquiry.
    Use a ruler to give a precise idea of the tattoo size dimensions. The bigger or smaller amount of centimeters can create a significant difference in time planning.
  • Within 5 days we will send you an in-depth answer to your request, where we will let you know if your intent is to be implemented according to your preferences, and the time we are able to offer an appointment for.
  • We will contact you by email and agree on the time of the appointment. Before coming, within 5 days please transfer the deposit of 75 EUR to our bank account, indicating the purpose we sent you in the e-mail. Please check your spam folder if you haven't receive an answer from us within 5 days.
  • Your tattoo artist will prepare a design in advance or will work with you on the design at your appointment before tattooing. We never present our designs beforehand. But we always plan enough time, if necessary, the artist will edit the design for you till we hear you say: ‘It’s beautiful, it’s exactly or even better what I have imagined! 

No you don't. But if you find it more convenient to talk about your idea in person, or if you want to meet one of our artists beforehand, then we are happy to book a (free!) consultation with you.

Please keep in mind that our artists will ask for a deposit of €75,- to be put down before scheduling a tattoo appointment. After your tattoo consultation, if you both agree on the design idea and appointment day/time, the artist will ask for a deposit. This is a very common part of how to book a tattoo and it shows the artist and studio you are serious about your commitment.

Please contact us via email at info@luckydubz.com and mention the artist you want to book a consultation with.

Generally our resident artists book a few months in advance. (Lucky plans his appointments a year ahead). The term “walk-in” means you don’t need an appointment. They will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis with cancellation availability permitting. We will always do our best to accommodate your request. 

  • Preparation for your tattoo appointment. If you have an appointment in our studio, you should pay attention to some points. Before your appointment you should:

    • you have eaten well
    • sleep well and be fit
    • do not take extended sunbaths
    • if you have dry skin or freshly tanned skin, please do a peeling at the area to be tattooed if possible.
    • should you have a dry skin area such as hands, forearms, elbows, knees or ankles tattooing, the skin must be moisturized by creaming until the tattoo appointment
    • if you have a sensitive skin you can shave the area to be tattooed carefully the day on your appointment as we do dry shaving before sterilizing the skin in preparation for the tattoo
    • a shower that morning before you come in would be nice
    • please don't bring your party of 50 friends. One friend or family member is fine!
    • Bring your own lunch, if you aren't in the occasion there are a lot of places near our tattoo studio with nice lunch takeaways.

    24 hours before and after tattooing you should:

    • do not take blood thinners, e.g. Aspirin, Marcumar or energy drinks
    • do not consume alcohol / drugs
    • drink a maximum of one cup of coffee / black tea

    You can not be tattooed if:

    • you take antibiotics or cortisone or take it 3-5 days before and after the appointment
    • you are pregnant or have recently been and still are resting
    • you've got a vaccination in the last 48 hours
    • you have a sunburn on the area to be tattooed
    • you planned a beach vacation 3 weeks after your appointment
    • you have atopic dermatitis at the body part to be tattooed

    For questions before your appointment, you can contact us by email. If you have to postpone or cancel your appointment, please do so 7 days before your appointment in person in the studio or by mail to info@luckydubz.com. If you do this too late or try the wrong mail address, your deposit will expire, also by no show.

Pain is relative! But yes it hurts in the best possible way. 😉 Your brain releases endorphins when you go through pain and your body loves endorphins, so yes, it hurts, but you’ll kinda like it. 

Each of our tattoo artists have appropriate stylistic preferences and a certain style. Please get thoroughly acquainted with the artists work before giving us a request. Although the works of the artists may look very similar at first glance, in fact, each one is very different from another. It is very important that the artist, working with your chosen pattern would feel pleasure and accordingly developed a motive. It is only possible if you get fully acquainted with our artists style preferences.

Under Artists, located in the top navigation, you can find all the artists listed, who are taking bookings at the moment.

We take hygiene in our tattoo studio in Rotterdam very seriously. At Lucky 'Dubz' Studio the practice and understanding of hygiene standards and requirements is a basic aspect of our profession and regular training. Our work areas are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each session and client according to GGD rules (health department) and regulations. This way we ensure that all our work areas (walls, floors, furnitures and equipments) are under germ-free conditions. We use sterilized equipment and new materials for each new client and session.

When attending our tattoo shop in Rotterdam please:

  • Wash your hands with alcohol on entry. We have an alcohol dispenser directly by the door.
  • Take off your shoes or cover them with shoe covers we provide.
  • You come alone to the appointment, one supporter outside Covid periods is allowed.
  • Sneeze or cough in your elbow or tissue. 
  • Stay home when you feel sick or have virus symptoms.
  • Keep 1,5 meters distance when it's possible

The price of a tattoo in our tattoo studio in Rotterdam depends on the size, the individual workload of the tattoo, the design, the sizing, the techniques, the skin type of the client and the artist's experience. We consider ourselves true tattoo artists which means we don't make any tattoos from the bar or place a design twice. The more precise you can brief us about your wishes, ideas, desirable sizing in cm and style preference, the better we can estimate the investment for your tattoo. Our starting price starts at €90. We have established this base price, because we have a certain base material expenditure for assembly and dismantling, as well as cleaning and preparing of your station, sterilization of instruments and consulting per tattoo appointment. In the event of a tattoo appointment, a deposit of €75 is required and paid in advance. You pay the remains amount after the appointment in our tattoo studio

We accept cash, Visa, V-PAY, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, Discover, Diners Club,  Union Pay logo, NFC-payment via Google and Apple Pay.

No checks.

We want to only tattoo people that are at least 18 years old. Regarding the Dutch law, 16 year old children are allowed to get tattooed if you have a parental consent. One of your parents must be present during the appointment. Unfortunately, without this possible we will not be able to tattoo you. With this regulation, we want to protect younger customers against possible erroneous decision selecting the wrong motif. We want to warn you against such decisions.

Of course, we would carry out the job according to your wishes. However, as we work with very fine lines, unfortunately, we cannot fully cover an existing tattoo. When working with certain styles, for example blackwork, florals and mandala, we have no problem adjusting even dark tattoos, because we can redirect/highlight the existing contours with different blacks, dots and color schemes. For such adjustments in most cases, you need to use more blacks or colors.

Tattoos on fingers can only be done under certain conditions. It is important to know that the tattooed finger will never look so delicate, refined as for example on the hand or wrist. A new tattoo will look good, but after some time when healed – no longer so. Even disappeared when tattooed on the inner part of the finger. If you still wish to get such a tattoo, then we would need to focus that some visible area of your body has already been covered with a tattoo, or at least your profession would allow to have such type of a tattoo.
If you want to have a refined, subtle tattoo, we can offer much better choices over other areas of the body, like for example on the hand or wrist. 

Generally, any tattoo can scar damaged skin. What matters is that the scar has been healed. Mostly six months on a new scar. That means that the skin in the area would no longer be reddened. In case of strong burn scars it would be really meaningful to check whether there is a possibility to tattoo on such an area.

For sure, it is always nice to have someone in such an exciting situation to advise you. But remember that we have only a small waiting area and therefore only one to a maximum of two people can come along. During the design process and the placement of the stencil, your companion can be there with pleasure, during the tattooing process he / she has to take seat in the waiting area for hygienic reasons and disturbance of the concentration of our artists.

  • Even though tattoos are becoming more popular, they are not necessarily welcome everywhere. It is important to consider this in your profession.
  • Template and result. Tattoos will always look a little bit different than a drawing on paper. Depending on your skin type and color, there may be deviations. In addition, the tattoo artist possibly will need to adjust the motif anatomically in shape, size and color. An accurate preview of the result can never be simulated.
  • Complications: allergies, infections, inflammation despite compliance with utmost hygiene may lead to complications. Allergic reactions and dermatitis. The risk of infection can not be excluded. Prevention is also dependable on the aftercare. 

To ensure a good healing, we can only tattoo you under the perfect circumstances.
You can not be tattooed if you have planned a beach vacation one or two weeks after your appointment. Direct sun and swimming worsen the healing process. In addition, you can’t take any antibiotics at the time of tattooing and also 3 – 5 days before. In addition, we can not tattoo you, you should take cortisone. If you have atopic dermatitis at the body part you want to be tattooed, it is not tattooable. We advise against getting a tattoo if you're pregnant. New moms should have weaned. 

If you have to postpone your appointment, please do so 7 days before your appointment in person, in the studio or by mail to info@luckydubz.com. No extra costs will be charged. If you do this too late or try the wrong mail address, your deposit will expire, also by no show and cancellations.

  • After your tattoo appointment, the tattoo artist will inform you orally about your new tattoo and about how to take care of it. The healing phase proceeds differently depending on care, skin type and body part.

    For the best possible healing, the following points must be observed:

     

    • remove the foil after three to max 5 hours
    • clean the tattoo with clear water and unicura soap
    • water a clean washcloth with hot water and press it on the fresh tattoo for about 30 seconds, let the wound dry or dab dry carefully after
    • then thinly apply a tattoo ointment e.g. Balm tattoo – we offer you for 12,- Euro in our studio
    • Don't use perfumed products for the first three weeks. We advise to wash your body with Sanex or Neutral shower gel. Don't take half hour showers and do not scrub it!
    • thinly apply the healing ointment to your tattoo and massage it in gently 2 times a day for the first week in order to protect your skin from drying out
    • during the second week, apply a non perfumed bodylotion after every washing
    • do not stretch a tattooed place excessively, caution in sports and other physical activities for two weeks
    • avoid swimming during the first three weeks
    • avoid contact with dirt and oil
    • itching is part of the healing, do not scratch! It might otherwise be uprooted color pigments
    • avoid solarium and direct sunlight for three to six weeks
    • use only a sunblock 30+ on the tattooed place for three months, not during the 3 week healing process!
    • little stress and physical stress, plenty of sleep and a healthy diet support the wound healing forces of the body

    In the first few days may occur swelling and bruises. These are injury-related retention and there is no need to worry.

     

    After about three to six weeks you come to the studio for a visual inspection of the tattoo and here it is then decided whether a retouch is necessary. If you are from another city you can send us some good pictures of your healed tattoo to info@luckydubz.com The retouch must be proceeded within the next six months.

Frequently asked questions

Getting a tattoo in our tattoo shop in Rotterdam is an exciting experience. Here you can find some of the most commonly asked questions about getting a tattoo to inform you about everything you want to know beforehand. If you still have questions after reading our FAQ, you can shoot us an email at info@luckydubz.com. We'll strive to answer your questions within 5 days.

  • Before you send us a request, first read our FAQ’s. The questionnaire will provide you probably all answers to your questions.
  • On the basis of the questionnaire, fill out the contact form and send us your inquiry.
    Use a ruler to give a precise idea of the tattoo size dimensions. The bigger or smaller amount of centimeters can create a significant difference in time planning.
  • Within 5 days we will send you an in-depth answer to your request, where we will let you know if your intent is to be implemented according to your preferences, and the time we are able to offer an appointment for.
  • We will contact you by email and agree on the time of the appointment. Before coming, within 5 days please transfer the deposit of 75 EUR to our bank account, indicating the purpose we sent you in the e-mail. Please check your spam folder if you haven't receive an answer from us within 5 days.
  • Your tattoo artist will prepare a design in advance or will work with you on the design at your appointment before tattooing. We never present our designs beforehand. But we always plan enough time, if necessary, the artist will edit the design for you till we hear you say: ‘It’s beautiful, it’s exactly or even better what I have imagined! 

Generally our resident artists book a few months in advance. (Lucky plans his appointments a year ahead). The term “walk-in” means you don’t need an appointment. They will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis with cancellation availability permitting. We will always do our best to accommodate your request. 

No you don't. But if you find it more convenient to talk about your idea in person, or if you want to meet one of our artists beforehand, then we are happy to book a (free!) consultation with you.

Please keep in mind that our artists will ask for a deposit of €75,- to be put down before scheduling a tattoo appointment. After your tattoo consultation, if you both agree on the design idea and appointment day/time, the artist will ask for a deposit. This is a very common part of how to book a tattoo and it shows the artist and studio you are serious about your commitment.

Please contact us via email at info@luckydubz.com and mention the artist you want to book a consultation with.

  • Preparation for your tattoo appointment. If you have an appointment in our studio, you should pay attention to some points. Before your appointment you should:

    • you have eaten well
    • sleep well and be fit
    • do not take extended sunbaths
    • if you have dry skin or freshly tanned skin, please do a peeling at the area to be tattooed if possible.
    • should you have a dry skin area such as hands, forearms, elbows, knees or ankles tattooing, the skin must be moisturized by creaming until the tattoo appointment
    • if you have a sensitive skin you can shave the area to be tattooed carefully the day on your appointment as we do dry shaving before sterilizing the skin in preparation for the tattoo
    • a shower that morning before you come in would be nice
    • please don't bring your party of 50 friends. One friend or family member is fine!
    • Bring your own lunch, if you aren't in the occasion there are a lot of places near our tattoo studio with nice lunch takeaways.

    24 hours before and after tattooing you should:

    • do not take blood thinners, e.g. Aspirin, Marcumar or energy drinks
    • do not consume alcohol / drugs
    • drink a maximum of one cup of coffee / black tea

    You can not be tattooed if:

    • you take antibiotics or cortisone or take it 3-5 days before and after the appointment
    • you are pregnant or have recently been and still are resting
    • you've got a vaccination in the last 48 hours
    • you have a sunburn on the area to be tattooed
    • you planned a beach vacation 3 weeks after your appointment
    • you have atopic dermatitis at the body part to be tattooed

    For questions before your appointment, you can contact us by email. If you have to postpone or cancel your appointment, please do so 7 days before your appointment in person in the studio or by mail to info@luckydubz.com. If you do this too late or try the wrong mail address, your deposit will expire, also by no show.

Yes! But in the best possible way. 😉 Your brain releases endorphins when you go through pain and your body loves endorphins, so yes, it hurts, but you’ll kinda like it. 

Each of our tattoo artists have appropriate stylistic preferences and a certain style. Please get thoroughly acquainted with the artists work before giving us a request. Although the works of the artists may look very similar at first glance, in fact, each one is very different from another. It is very important that the artist, working with your chosen pattern would feel pleasure and accordingly developed a motive. It is only possible if you get fully acquainted with our artists style preferences.

Under Artists, located in the top navigation, you can find all the artists listed, who are taking bookings at the moment.

We take hygiene in our tattoo studio in Rotterdam very seriously. At Lucky 'Dubz' Studio the practice and understanding of hygiene standards and requirements is a basic aspect of our profession and regular training. Our work areas are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each session and client according to GGD rules (health department) and regulations. This way we ensure that all our work areas (walls, floors, furnitures and equipments) are under germ-free conditions. We use sterilized equipment and new materials for each new client and session.

When attending our tattoo shop in Rotterdam please:

  • Wash your hands with alcohol on entry. We have an alcohol dispenser directly by the door.
  • Take off your shoes or cover them with shoe covers we provide.
  • You come alone to the appointment, one supporter outside Covid periods is allowed.
  • Sneeze or cough in your elbow or tissue. 
  • Stay home when you feel sick or have virus symptoms.
  • Keep 1,5 meters distance when it's possible

The price of a tattoo in our tattoo studio in Rotterdam depends on the size, the individual workload of the tattoo, the design, the sizing, the techniques, the skin type of the client and the artist's experience. We consider ourselves true tattoo artists which means we don't make any tattoos from the bar or place a design twice. The more precise you can brief us about your wishes, ideas, desirable sizing in cm and style preference, the better we can estimate the investment for your tattoo. Our starting price starts at €90. We have established this base price, because we have a certain base material expenditure for assembly and dismantling, as well as cleaning and preparing of your station, sterilization of instruments and consulting per tattoo appointment. In the event of a tattoo appointment, a deposit of €75 is required and paid in advance. You pay the remains amount after the appointment in our tattoo studio

We accept cash, Visa, V-PAY, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, Discover, Diners Club,  Union Pay logo, NFC-payment via Google and Apple Pay.

No checks.

We want to only tattoo people that are at least 18 years old. Regarding the Dutch law, 16 year old children are allowed to get tattooed if you have a parental consent. One of your parents must be present during the appointment. Unfortunately, without this possible we will not be able to tattoo you. With this regulation, we want to protect younger customers against possible erroneous decision selecting the wrong motif. We want to warn you against such decisions.

Of course, we would carry out the job according to your wishes. However, as we work with very fine lines, unfortunately, we cannot fully cover an existing tattoo. When working with certain styles, for example blackwork and mandala, we have no problem adjusting even dark tattoos, because we can redirect/highlight the existing contours with different blacks, dots and color schemes. For such adjustments in most cases, you need to use more blacks or colors.

Tattoos on fingers can only be done under certain conditions. It is important to know that the tattooed finger will never look so delicate, refined as for example on the hand or wrist. A new tattoo will look good, but after some time when healed – no longer so. Even disappeared when tattooed on the inner part of the finger. If you still wish to get such a tattoo, then we would need to focus that some visible area of your body has already been covered with a tattoo, or at least your profession would allow to have such type of a tattoo.
If you want to have a refined, subtle tattoo, we can offer much better choices over other areas of the body, like for example on the hand or wrist. 

Generally, any tattoo can scar damaged skin. What matters is that the scar has been healed. Mostly six months on a new scar. That means that the skin in the area would no longer be reddened. In case of strong burn scars it would be really meaningful to check whether there is a possibility to tattoo on such an area.

For sure, it is always nice to have someone in such an exciting situation to advise you. But remember that we have only a small waiting area and therefore only one to a maximum of two people can come along. During the design process and the placement of the stencil, your companion can be there with pleasure, during the tattooing process he / she has to take seat in the waiting area for hygienic reasons and disturbance of the concentration of our artists.

  • Even though tattoos are becoming more popular, they are not necessarily welcome everywhere. It is important to consider this in your profession.
  • Template and result. Tattoos will always look a little bit different than a drawing on paper. Depending on your skin type and color, there may be deviations. In addition, the tattoo artist possibly will need to adjust the motif anatomically in shape, size and color. An accurate preview of the result can never be simulated.
  • Complications: allergies, infections, inflammation despite compliance with utmost hygiene may lead to complications. Allergic reactions and dermatitis. The risk of infection can not be excluded. Prevention is also dependable on the aftercare. 

To ensure a good healing, we can only tattoo you under the perfect circumstances.
You can not be tattooed if you have planned a beach vacation one or two weeks after your appointment. Direct sun and swimming worsen the healing process. In addition, you can’t take any antibiotics at the time of tattooing and also 3 – 5 days before. In addition, we can not tattoo you, you should take cortisone. If you have atopic dermatitis at the body part you want to be tattooed, it is not tattooable. We advise against getting a tattoo if you're pregnant. New moms should have weaned. 

If you have to postpone your appointment, please do so 7 days before your appointment in person, in the studio or by mail to info@luckydubz.com. No extra costs will be charged. If you do this too late or try the wrong mail address, your deposit will expire, also by no show and cancellations.

  • After your tattoo appointment, the tattoo artist will inform you orally about your new tattoo and about how to take care of it. The healing phase proceeds differently depending on care, skin type and body part.

    For the best possible healing, the following points must be observed:

     

    • remove the foil after three to max 5 hours
    • clean the tattoo with clear water and unicura soap
    • water a clean washcloth with hot water and press it on the fresh tattoo for about 30 seconds, let the wound dry or dab dry carefully after
    • then thinly apply a tattoo ointment e.g. Balm tattoo – we offer you for 12,- Euro in our studio
    • Don't use perfumed products for the first three weeks. We advise to wash your body with Sanex or Neutral shower gel. Don't take half hour showers and do not scrub it!
    • thinly apply the healing ointment to your tattoo and massage it in gently 2 times a day for the first week in order to protect your skin from drying out
    • during the second week, apply a non perfumed bodylotion after every washing
    • do not stretch a tattooed place excessively, caution in sports and other physical activities for two weeks
    • avoid swimming during the first three weeks
    • avoid contact with dirt and oil
    • itching is part of the healing, do not scratch! It might otherwise be uprooted color pigments
    • avoid solarium and direct sunlight for three to six weeks
    • use only a sunblock 30+ on the tattooed place for three months, not during the 3 week healing process!
    • little stress and physical stress, plenty of sleep and a healthy diet support the wound healing forces of the body

    In the first few days may occur swelling and bruises. These are injury-related retention and there is no need to worry.

     

    After about three to six weeks you come to the studio for a visual inspection of the tattoo and here it is then decided whether a retouch is necessary. If you are from another city you can send us some good pictures of your healed tattoo to info@luckydubz.com The retouch must be proceeded within the next six months.