Frequently Asked Questions
When are you open?
Tuesday to Saturday 10.00-18.00, Thursday 10.00-20.00
How much does a consultation cost?
Consultations are free! And we don’t charge for design time and stencil preparation either!!
How old do you have to be to get a tattoo?
You must be a least 18 years of age. Don’t be offended if we ask for official photographic ID, the laws on tattooing are quite strict, and tattooing a person who is under 18 is treated as assault on a minor. Having your parents’ consent does not change the fact that you must be 18 to get tattooed.
How much do you charge?
Rates vary depending on the artist and also the size and detail of the tattoo in question.
How can I get a quote?
It’s best to book a consultation with the artist of your choice so you can discuss and agree on all the details, including time and cost estimates.
Do you do piercings?
No, we just specialise in tattoos here!
How long is your waiting list?
Each artist’s waiting list varies, so we can let you know once you contact the studio. Generally, smaller pieces can be booked within a short space of time, whereas larger pieces like sleeves, etc could have up to a six month wait.
When can I see my design?
Usually the artist will start to finalise your design a few days before your appointment. However each artist works differently. You will be informed during the consultation as to when your design will be sent out. This will allow for plenty of time to check your design and make any amendments before you get tattooed.
We operate a strict 48 hour cancellation policy. If cancelled after this time frame you will loose your deposit. Only in extreme case will this be different.
Do you do cover-ups?
It depends on what you’d like to have covered. In most cases, your artist will recommend some laser treatment on the existing tattoo to fade it down sufficiently so it can be covered properly. However, everybody is different, so it’s best to book a consultation and discuss all your options!
Can I have a few drinks to help me deal with the pain?
We do not tolerate drink or recreational drugs in our studio. Alcohol and many painkillers thin the blood, meaning that you bleed easier, which can result in a loss of ink. So you may find the tattoo takes longer, and may not heal as well as it should.
If you are suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol Monumental and any of its artist's reserve the right to refuse to tattoo you and your deposit will be kept. Don't risk it !
Can I Bring My Child Along To My Appointment?
We operate a strict Over 18’s Only policy here at Monumental Ink, and cannot allow children in the studio. A tattoo studio is an adult environment and we would appreciate your cooperation.
This is a tattoo studio like no other I have been to before, so clean cut and with genuine, sought after artist's.
My tattoo was designed as an individual piece by the fabulous Aggie, and Im so pleased with it.
I recommend Monumental to anyone who is looking for a professional service and amazing art- work for their own special tattoo.xx
Visited monumental ink for the first time yesterday. An amazing experience, super friendly staff and absolutely In love with my new tattoo.
See you all again soon
From Start to finish an easy and enjoyable experience and great results. Recommended 100%
My dad (Paul Bowman) came here for his sleeve and then went back for another consultation for his other arm. Mike Sklavenitis pointed out an area of skin that he wasn't happy to tattoo without a doctors note. The skin in question wasn't risen or looked like a concern however it later turned out to be skin cancer. We would like to say a massive thank you to Mike as this has probably saved my dad's life and goes to show their duty of care here really is top notch. Thank you again and we will always recommend you. Xxx
Great artists friendly staff best tattoo studio in East Anglia
Had my first tattoo done by monumental 3 years ago! And since then I seem to have become slightly more addicted. I’ve had tattoos done by Scott, Louise & Sam. Also had my latest one done by a guest artiste which is just beyond amazing. Had laser done to make space for my new creations.
The reception staff are always amazing, the tattoo artists are friendly, they really pay attention to detail, and take in what your saying.
It’s so clean & always smells fresh. I literally cannot fault them for anything. Best tattooists in Colchester! Can’t wait to get back in there and finish my sleeve!
Well what can I say! From my consultation to my tattoo completion the whole experience was a pleasure. Monumental Ink is a very modern, very clean environment full of professional friendly and helpful staff. My 3 pocket watch design with 3 roses is an amazing piece of artistic work created by Scott White.
Absolutely over the moon with my tattoo, great customer service, fantastic work and a very knowledgeable team. I would highly recommend them and will be back to see Robert ASAP for more of his incredible work.
Thank you again Robert