Are your inks safe for vegans?
Yes! Scarlet only uses World Famous Ink, which contains no animal products and is never tested on animals. You can get more information on their product here. Other artists at the studio also only use REACH-Compliant, vegan inks.
I have scars/stretch marks - can these be tattooed over?
In most cases, yes. Please read the Cover-Ups page for more information. You're also always welcome to come to the studio so we can have a look at the area you'd like tattooed and we can discuss some ideas. We can discreetly take a look at the area you'd like tattooed and we'll always make sure you're nice and comfortable when you come in for a consultation or a tattoo.
Will my tattoo hurt?
Pain is different for everyone and it does depend on the area you're having tattooed and how long the tattoo takes. Lots of people describe it as a scratchy kind of pain. We're always very honest with clients when they ask about this, so if it's something you're worried about, get in touch and we can talk it through :) Some clients take painkillers such as ibuprofen and paracetamol to take the edge off. We also now offer the opportunity to book a relaxing, pain relieving massage either just before or during your session.
What is the studio like? Can I visit before my appointment?
Our studio located close to Hakaniemi, on Siltasaari. It's clean, private and we make excellent cups of tea! It's a nice, easy-to-find studio with two artists, our apprentice and a massage therapist. The studio has a chilled out atmosphere and we have fresh coffee, tea, candy and good music. You're more than welcome to drop in to say hi and ask any questions.
How do I look after my tattoo after I've had it done?
Check out the Aftercare page for lots of useful information. You can also send us a message if you have any questions or concerns about your tattoo after you go home.
Where is your studio?
The studio is located five minutes walk from Hakaniemi Metro station. The tram and several bus stops are also here. You can also easily walk to our studio from the city centre, it takes roughly 10 - 15 minutes (we are just on the other side of the 'long bridge'.
The full address is:
BluePunk Tattoo, Pitkänsillanranta 17, Helsinki 00530
How much does it cost for a tattoo?
This depends on the size, style, placement and how long the tattoo is likely to take. Please contact me to discuss your ideas and I'll be able to give you a quote. I also offer cheaper half-day and full-day rates if you're having something large scale done, and discounts for returning clients.
I want an underboob/ass tattoo, will I have any privacy at the studio or will people see everything?
If we are aware that you're having a more private area tattooed, we can arrange to have a screen around the tattooing station. If you're very worried about privacy, we can arrange other solutions such as a private appointment. Please mention this when you're booking and we'll do our best to help.
I'm not a customer at your studio but I've run out of aftercare cream, can I buy some from you?
Yes! You don't have to be our customer to get aftercare products from us. We are open more days so if you have an emergency and have run out, you're welcome to pop down to get some from our studio. It's always worth sending us an email/message in advance to check someone is there.
Do you do walk-in days or offers for cheaper tattoos?
We try to have full-studio walk in days four times a year. Our individual artists may organise some extra ones in between, so keep an eye on our social media for updates!
Do you have trainee/apprentice prices?
Yes! Our apprentice Alina will be offering touch-ups and recolours of old tattoos for a very big discount while she is training. She will then move onto small, simple designs. So get in touch if you'd like to make the most of this
Is there anything you won't tattoo?