How do i book time with Anko?

For all appointment enquiries please use my "Booking" form, this will ask you for all the information i need from you in order to book your appointment.

How old should i be?

You must be 18 years old. Even with parental approval, Anko does not tattoo anyone under 18.

How much does a tattoo cost?

It all depends on the design, the size, the location of the body and if its color or black and grey. The more details a tattoo has the longer the tattoo will take to make. Location as on e.g. the ribs will take longer due to the skin being stretched a lot, and will therefore also cost more than other places on the body. A smaller tattoo is not automatically cheaper, a small but microdetailed realism work can be as expensive as a large tattoo with less details.

Can I bring a friend?

Anko is an artist who takes its time and focuses a lot on little details in his work. When there is a lot going on around him he loses his concentration. You can bring only one friend/partner/family to keep you company.

How can i get an estimate price?

You can get an estimate price by submitting a "Book" form and provide as many and as accurate information you can regarding on what you'd like to get.

What is the minimum price?

Minimum price is 2000- nok / 200 euro.

Anko charges 2500- nok/ 250 euro per hour.

Do you have a long wait list?

Normally Anko is booked for 2-3 months in advance but there is always space for the right projects.

Anko never books more than 3 months in advance as he doesn't want his clients to wait long.

How do i pay?

Anko accept cash,most debit cards,vipps,paypal.

Do i have to pay a deposit?

Depending on the project's size a deposit close to 1/3 of the price must be made.

What happens if i dont show up in time?

If you do not show up at your agreed hour, you will be invoiced 1000, - per scheduled hour. Anko has a 48 hour cancellation deadline. If you need to change or cancel the class, you must call the studio or Anko no later than 48 hours before. This also applies to changes in design.

Can i shower afterwards?

You can nicely take a quick shower the same evening the tattoo is made. Remember your new tattoo is a wound in your body treat it accordingly!

What does a consultation cost?

A 30 min consultation is free of charge with Anko.

If you wish Anko to design something unique to you after the consultation you must leave a deposit and book an appointment.

Which ink brand do you use? Are they Vegan friendly?

Anko use IamInk, Intenze, and Eternal ink.

These brands are all vegan.

How should i prepare before the appointment?

A good breakfast is highly recommended, and too much alcohol the night before is not a good idea, as this can thin the blood. Please be aware Anko will not tattoo anyone under the influence of drink or drugs.

Anko will shave the tattoo area for you, please do not do this yourself.

We politely ask that friends/partners are limited to one only during your session.

Can you make a design for me?

Anko can make a design of your taste even if you havent seen a picture somewhere and you have it in your imagination only.

Anko will design only under an Booked Appointment and only when a deposit has been paid.

I've got an infection after the tattoo what should i do?

Send a picture to [email protected] with your name and date that you got tattooed.If Anko cannot advice the your case correctly online he might ask you to pop in the shop so he have a better look.

If we cannot help further we will reccomend you to seek a pharmacy and follow their recommendations.
If you have direct pain, always consult a doctor.

Some parts of the tattoo has faded what should i do?

Take a picture and send it to [email protected] and Anko will advice you further on what to do.

If the fading is minimal and is Artists fault it will be a free retouch (within a month from the day you got tattooed)

If the fading is caused by bad aftercare from the client or from an accident it will be a paid retouch.

Does it hurt?

Tattoos are better than Love, 
Hurts the same but stays for the whole life.

Can i use numbing cream?

We do not recommend using numbing cream. This can make the skin more difficult to tattoo and can sometimes affect how it heals. There is often a greater level of pain experienced once it has worn off.

Can i get a tattoo when im sick?

Getting a tattoo when your immune system is not 100% is not a good idea. You need all your strength to heal the tattoo, something your body will not be able to do if it is already fighting viruses and bacteria. Not to mention the fact that it is very stupid to take the disease into the studio and risk transmitting the bacteria to others, especially your tattoo artist.

Call and re-schedule your appointment.

Is there any areas/tattoos you refuse to do?

I am not a fan of finger tattoos as they dont heal how they should.

I do not tattoo racism / homophobic tattoos.

Do you do cover-ups?

Anko mainly doesn't do cover up tattoos but dont hesitate to email him with your enquiry in the "Book" form. Anko might be intrested in your idea.

Will my tattoo change if i gain or lose weight?

Your tattoo will only ever expand or reduce at the same rate as your skin, it will not distort in shape.

Can i exercise with a new tattoo?

Exercise is fine, as long as the area is not knocked. Contact sports e.g Rugby are generally not advised until fully healed, due to the risk of knocking off scabs. swimming is not advised for at least 3 weeks.

After exercise make sure you wash the area with warm water and PH balance soap.

Is it safe to swim/sunbathe with a new tattoo?

We recommend at least 3 weeks before exposing a fresh tattoo to sun/ sea/swimming. This is due to the risk of poor healing and infection.

It is always best to wait until after a holiday before having a new tattoo.

How do i look after my new tattoo? (Aftercare)

You can read all the aftercare details HERE


Can i get a tattoo with Anko in a Tattoo Convention?

If you wish to get a tattoo by Anko in a specific Convention/Festival that you know Anko is attending or even in another Country/City you can email [email protected] and we can get it sorted.