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THE STUDIO

We are super proud of the space we've created, so why not show it off? Our aim from the beginning has been to create a welcoming atmosphere filled with comfort for both our clients and artists. If the environment is a positive one, then it allows for the creativity and artistic expression to flow.

 

To make sure you feel right at home, we've equipped our spacious treatment area with professional tattoo beds that will allow you to get tattooed for longer periods of time. Despite having an open plan layout, if you prefer privacy we have room dividers for isolating each station. We also offer tea, coffee and fresh fruit free of charge during your tattoo session. Lastly, you can always find nice music and good vibes during your time with us.

We hope to see you soon at our studio even if it's just to say hi!

How old do I have to be to get tattoos?


You must be 18 or older to get tattooed. It is illegal to tattoo under 18s, so if you find a studio or artist that does it, you should probably run away. Waiting a couple of years for a good tattoo at a reputable studio is a good idea and isn't a big ask in the grand scheme of things! Please bring a valid ID with you!




How do I book a consultation or tattoo appointment?


Get in touch with us via email with a brief description of what you wish to get tattooed, where on your body, what sort of size, and any other info you might find relevant. Please inform us if you have any health related concerns or any special needs. We will then reply with a rough quote, potential dates for your tattoo appointment and for a face to face consultation beforehand if necessary. Tell us what dates suit you best and confirm your tattoo appointment with a non-refundable deposit, which you can transfer online or pay in-store. This deposit gets credited to the total of your tattoo at the end of your session. If you need to change your bookings please let us know 48 hours in advance, otherwise you might lose your deposit!




What should I do before / during / after my tattoo session?


Before: Go to bed early the night before your tattoo session and come well rested, completely sober and with a full stomach. This is your chance to eat that extra 5 pieces of toast and 3 bowls of Corn Flakes. 48 hour cancellation/rescheduling policy applies. Don't be late! Tardiness on client’s behalf will be taken from their allocated time and being more than 15 minutes late could lead to cancellation. No children under 16 allowed. Your friends won't be allowed to be by your side so please don't bring them unless necessary! During: Be as relaxed as possible. Bring headphones and zone out, read a book, get to know your artist or just breathe and meditate. Do not talk on the phone. Do not bring your best 17 friends, just bring one if necessary. They will have to stay in the waiting area anyway. Snack as much as you want (sugary snacks work best) and stay hydrated. Take as many breaks as you need, but not more than enough. Don't touch your tattoo! After: Leave your tattoo wrapped until you're in the safety of your home. Wash your hands, take off the wrapping and wash your tattoo gently with warm water and a bit of soap. Tap it dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. Apply a thin layer of aftercare cream, (just enough for your tattoo to be moisturised). Applying too much cream can lead to longer healing times. Before going to bed, wrap your tattoo up as it might still be very fresh. It should be fine to leave it unwrapped from the following morning on. After the first few days your tattoo will naturally start to peel or scab, do not pick or scratch it. Clean it and cream it two or three times a day for two weeks. During this time avoid exercise, do not take baths, go swimming, use saunas or wear tight fitting clothes. By the third week your tattoo should look settled and healed. If at this point you feel the tattoo needs a second pass, let us know and we'll book you in for a free touch-up.




Are your products vegan?


100% vegan. All of them. Inks, tattoo aftercare, stencil paper, tattoo furniture, cleaning products. If there's a vegan alternative, we have it!




When will I see my design?


Generally, your artist will only begin to draw after a non-refundable deposit has been made and a consultation has taken place. In most cases your design will be finished on the day of your session, and final tweaks can be made on the spot before starting. Please consult with your artist once the consultation is done, as each design has different needs and each artist has a different method for designing your tattoo.




How are tattoos priced?


Please view our 'Prices' page for a detailed explanation!




Which styles do you specialise in?


We feel most comfortable doing watercolour, realism and blackwork; however we have guest artists regularly attending our studio in London, which means we are able to provide other styles such as geometry, tribal, dotwork, old school, etc.




What's the best way to get to the studio?


We are on 84 Green Lanes, London, N16 9AH. By public transport: We are roughly a 10-minute walk away from Canonbury Station on the Overground line. We're also close to Manor House on the Picadilly line - exit the station and hop on a 141 or 341 bus heading south, it'll leave you a few steps away from the studio. By car: Type Santo Cuervo on your favourite SatNav and presto. Parking can be tricky as there's only Pay and Display for up to 2 hours available. We recommend booking a private parking bay through the app JustPark.




Do you do piercings?


Unfortunately not, just tattoos here!





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FAQ

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PRICES

  • £50 tattoos - a.k.a minimum charge

Pretty much all of those tattoos that are just a square inch or two, single needle, single colour, on arms or legs. We're talking about love hearts, stars, simple geometric shapes, small words or initials, simple symbols, etc.

  • £100 to £250 tattoos

The range starts getting wider and so does the ambiguity! Tattoos in this range will definitely have a few colours and/or shading, different line weights,  more detail and are roughly around 3 or 4 square inches. Or they can be simple design but bigger size. Or maybe a lot of detail but small in size. You get the point (we hope).

  • £400-£600 tattoos

We start approaching full day territory. A lot of colour, a lot of realism, a lot of intricacy, crazy designs, beautiful portraits, experimental placement, who knows how many needles, lunch breaks, Oreos to keep you going, call-in-sick-the-next-day-if-it's-not-on-a-weekend, heart to heart conversations with your artist, Uber ride back home. 

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LASER REMOVAL

Santo Cuervo Custom Tattoos is proud to be partners with NAAMA Studios, home of the most advanced tattoo laser removal there is. If you're looking for laser removal, NAAMA is the one and only option we fully endorse, and we can say from our own experience - you will be glad you didn't go anywhere else. Their studio is top of the line, as is their service and expertise.

 

Among the many advantages you get with NAAMA, these are the ones that will certainly make you fall in love with them:

  • NO DAMAGE TO THE SKIN

NAAMA use ultra low levels of energy, keeping your skin smooth and healthy. No scarring, no long term damage. Fade your tattoo for a cover-up, a totally different tattoo, or leave your skin clean and clear.

 

 

  • TREATMENTS EVERY WEEK​

We can treat your skin as regularly as every 7 days. And because the skin stays healthy, we treat your tattoo twice per session. Less downtime, quicker fades: a more efficient removal process. 

 

 

  • REMOVAL IN MONTHS, NOT YEARS​

Forget waiting years to remove your ink. Our low energy method is quick, and effective. We remove most tattoos in just a few months, halving the standard removal time.

Give NAAMA a shout for your next laser removal session HERE and don't forget to say to use the codeword SANTOCUERVOTATTOO!

  • £60 to £100 tattoos

This is the price range for those tattoos that seem simple but have that bit of extra something that makes us say 'hmmm dunno, not really a minimum charge tattoo...' Simply put, they usually require more substantial filling/colouring in, are more intricate, are placed on a trickier body part, have more than one colour, longer or more than one word, etc, etc.

  • £250 to £400 tattoos

Things start getting real interesting at this range. There might be hints of realism here and there, or elaborate watercolour, damn good shading and decent sizes.​ It's safe to say from here on these are the tattoos that will make it to our permanent portfolios.

  • £600+ tattoos

All of those tattoos that we wish we could do for you in one sitting but there are just not enough hours in the day. Sleeves, back pieces, chest pieces and the such. What dreams are made of, where real friendships begin.