Frequently asked questions


Radical Ink knows that a lot of people out there have questions about tattoos, especially if they’re new to the art form and are perhaps considering getting their first piece of ink. Here’s a quick list of FAQ’s we’ve heard many times before, but never get tired of answering.

If you have a question but can’t find it on the list why not give us a call or send an email. Alternatively, if you’re in Bucharest, simply pop by and say hello. We’d love to find out how we can help.

Does getting a tattoo hurt?

The short answer is yes. It might not be the worst pain in the world, no one ever runs out of a tattoo studio screaming in pain, and most people stay until their tattoo is finished. And you’d be surprised how many people keep coming back for more.

Is it okay to drink alcohol or take a pain pill to help me relax?

No, it’s probably not the best idea. If you want to prepare yourself, then we’d suggest a good meal and plenty of rest before you come into the studio. If you’d like some extra support, you’re welcome to bring a friend or a family member along with you.

How much does a tattoo cost?


This is a really difficult one to answer. Generally speaking, the cost is based on the time it takes to create your tattoo, so the more complex the design, the more colors required, the more expensive your art will probably be. If you’re in doubt, then ask your artist. They’ll be happy to give you a rough quote according to how long they think your tattoo needs.

Do I need an appointment?


It’s not always required to book an appointment with your tattoo artist. Then again, it’s not a bad idea either. A simple call, an email, or a quick visit will do the trick, and it would help reduce the amount of time you need to wait for your artist of choice to be ready for you.

How do I care for my tattoo?


In general, it’s always best to keep your tattoo moisturized as much as possible. Keep it out of direct sunlight and try not to scratch. See our Aftercare section for more tips, or ask your artist for advice.

Should I leave a tip?


Tips are not necessary, but they are considered a nice gesture. If you don’t tip then you will get the excellent quality work and service that all our clients get to enjoy. Still, we’re all human, and we all like to feel appreciated. If you’d like to express your admiration for your artist’s design skills and sheer craftsmanship, then, by all means, leave them something extra when you leave. At the very least it will guarantee you a warm welcome when you come back!