At a Glance
- Professional and reliable
- Competitive rates
- Single use, fully sterilised equipment
- Locally owned and operated
- Private, customer friendly studio
Second Skin Tattooing is one of Tasmania’s most respected and well renowned tattoo studios.
Second Skin is located in Warrane and offers services to the local community and surrounding areas. We offer a wide range of design styles and ensure that we always provide quality work in a safe and clean environment. We use the latest sterilising technology and tattoo equipment.
Second Skin Tattooing provides top quality work to every one of our clients. The quiet and comfortable private environment ensures distraction free work in a timely manner whilst conforming to the highest industry standards of hygiene and professionalism.
Our diverse artists can cater to your every tattoo need, ranging from Traditional, Old School, Horror, Japanese, Realism, Polynesian, Tribal Portraits and much more.
Custom tattoo designs available, from basic to OMG!
We also offer a first-class piercing service, which ranges from basic to OMG.
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If you have any questions which are not answered by this site, or you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly staff.
Can you tattoo over scars?
Yes you can but the scar must be at least 1 year old.
Do you offer a body piercing service?
Yes we have a fully trained body piercer located at Second Skin Tattooing. Piercings we offer include Ear, Nose, Lip, Tongue, Eyebrow, Navel and Nipple. Nipple Piercing only available to persons 18 years of age and over. Piercing available by appointment only.
Do I need a booking for Second Skin Tattooing Hobart?
We do take appointments. We also take walk-ins when we can. So drop in and see us to organise a time for your next tattoo.
Can I bring my own design?
Of course! Although we have thousands of great designs available, we welcome your individual requests. Simply bring us your design for an obligation free quote.
What if it’s just an idea?
Our team can draft your idea into the perfect tattoo, although even the roughest sketch from you is a good start. We require a cash deposit before we can start drafting, which is refundable if you have the tattoo applied. Please be aware that NO artwork is released from the studio under any circumstance, and that you’re drafting deposit is non-refundable if you decide not to have the tattoo applied.
How much will my tattoo cost?
Simply pop into the studio for a quote. For any custom artwork which needs to be drafted, a quote will be available when the artwork is produced.
How much will it hurt?
Tattooing is achieved by placing a small amount of pigment under the top layers of skin which is injected by small, electrically powered pins. Naturally, it causes some discomfort. The amount of pain experienced varies with design placement, and your own level of tolerance. The vast majority of ‘first-timers’ find tattooing much less painful than expected. Whilst tattooing has its own unique sensation, many people compare it to waxing or a cat scratch.
Are there any designs I CAN’T have?
In the interests of social harmony, we DO NOT apply designs of an offensive nature at Second Skin Tattooing. These include profanities, obscene images, or designs of a racist or sectarian nature. We respect the right of the individual to have such designs applied elsewhere.
How do I look after my new tattoo?
Your new tattoo will be applied to the highest standards of hygiene. It will take approximately two weeks to completely heal, in which time it requires some simple but important care on your part. At Second Skin Tattooing, we provide all clients with full written instructions on after care, as well as a verbal explanation of what is required. We also sell, at cost price, the finest after care products to ensure you get the best result possible to wear with pride for many years to come
How old do I have to be?
Under Tasmanian law, you MUST be at least 18 years of age to be tattooed, REGARDLESS of parental consent. At Second Skin Tattooing we DO NOT make any exceptions under any circumstance.
Can you get a tattoo if you are pregnant or breastfeeding?
No, it is too stressful for the baby and not recommended for breastfeeding mothers because if you get an infection you will need to take antibiotics and therefore will not be able to continue to breastfeed.
How long does a tattoo take?
Everyone is different, depends on how many breaks you may need to take, how well you sit, and the size of your tattoo how much detail is in the design, depending on how many colours and the location on body.
Now you have your fresh new tattoo and you want to take good care of it!
From this point on, your tattooist is not responsible for any infection or problems you may have with your tattoo if you don’t take proper care of it. It is very important that you follow these guidelines. A really beautiful tattoo can turn into a disaster if the proper aftercare is not taken.
Leave That Bandage Alone (Glad Wrap)
Your tattooist took the care to cover up your new tattoo for a very good reason – to keep air-born bacteria from invading your wound. Yes, as pretty as your new tattoo is, it is still a wound. Open flesh is a breeding ground for bacteria and infection. Leave the bandage on for a minimum of one to two hours.
Your tattooist will cover it with clear glad wrap, so the tattoo can be viewed without the protective layer being removed.
Wash and Treat
After you remove the bandage, you will want to wash your tattoo. Use lukewarm water and antibacterial soap to gently wash away any ointment and to completely clean the area. Do not use a face washer or anything abrasive. Your hand is your best tool in this case. Then pat dry (do not rub) the area with a CLEAN towel or paper towel to get it completely dry. Follow with a very light application of tattoo cream.
Continue this procedure at least 3 times a day for 5-7 days or until your tattoo has healed.
Days 5-10 apply tattoo cream at least 2 times a day.
After this, continue to keep the area clean and apply a moisturiser at least once a day, for days 11-21, to keep the skin soft.
You must keep your tattoo clean; however, long showers or baths must be avoided for 2 weeks. Prolonged soaking can and will loosen scabs if any have formed, or will soak through the soft tissue and cause your ink to flow down the drain. This includes Swimming in the Ocean or a Pool, Hot Tubs, and Saunas. Short showers are best, under ten minutes if possible.
Scabbing and Peeling
After a few days, you will notice some peeling and possibly a little scabbing. Excessive scabbing indicates a poorly-done tattoo, but a little is sometimes normal and no need to panic. You will also start to itch, just like sunburn when it begins to heal. The advice here is, don’t pick, and don’t scratch! If the skin itches, slap it. If it is peeling, put tattoo cream on it. And if it is scabbing, just leave it alone. Your tattoo is almost healed, and now is not the time to ruin it!
Protection from the sun
After your tattoo is healed, from now on, you will always want to protect it from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. These can fade and damage a brilliant tattoo very fast. Before spending a lot of time in excessive heat, protect your tattoo with a minimum 30SPF sun block. This will keep your tattoo vibrant for many years, and it will continue to be a source of great pride.
In the event you believe your tattoo has become infected, you should seek medical assistance ASAP, to receive corrective treatment.
Second Skin Tattoo Studio
1/14 Edgeworth Street,
Warrane TAS 7018
T. 6245 1591
M. 0438 692 625