Frequently asked questions

Do I have to leave a deposit to book an appointment with any artist?

Yes. A deposit of at least $100 is required to secure an appointment time with any artist. This can be paid via cash in-store, bank transfer or over the phone with a VISA/Mastercard. No deposit, no appointment!

Are touch-ups free?

If you have any issues with your tattoo or require a touch-up you are required to notify us within three (3) months of the date of your scheduled appointment. Should you get in touch any later than 3 months after the appointment, you may be required to pay a fee for any further services provided. 

Can an artist send me a drawing of my design before my appointment?

No. Our artist's do not  send through previews/drawings of your design prior to an appointment. Rest assured, your design will be ready for you on the day of the appointment. Any changes required can be made on the day. To minimise changes on the day, ensure that you are very clear and concise when describing your tattoo idea to your artist. You may be required to come to the studio for a consultation prior to the appointment to discuss in person necessary.

What happens if I need to cancel/reschedule my appointment?

If your booking is secured with a deposit, regardless of the amount of the deposit, you will need to provide us with at least 2 working days* notice of cancellation/rescheduling. If you provide us with less than 2 working days* notice of cancellation/rescheduling, your deposit will be forfeited to the artist. If you provide us with more than 2 working days* notice of cancellation/rescheduling, we can provide your deposit back to you as a store credit to use within 12 months with the same artist. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable between artists.

Can I get tattooed if I am under 18?

No. Although, the laws of NSW state otherwise, The Darling Parlour has a strict, independent policy against tattooing persons under the age of 18, regardless of whether or not parental consent/permission has been obtained. In our opinion, it is better to wait.

Can I get a quote for a tattoo online/by email/over the phone?

Can I get a quote for a tattoo online/by email/over the phone?

No. We are unable to provide quotes or estimates online, by email or over the phone. If you would like to get a price for a tattoo prior to booking in, we suggest getting in contact to book a consultation

Are there any restrictions on what I can get tattooed?

All tattoo designs are considered on a case-by-case basis, however our artists generally will not tattoo on the hands, face or neck if you are not already heavily tattooed. There are some other placements which may not necessarily heal well and therefore an alternate placement may be suggested. We will not do any tattoos that could be considered offensive to a particular race, culture, gender or any group of people, no exceptions. Our artists can at any time refuse to tattoo you at their own discretion. 

*Note that our working days are considered to be Monday to Sunday