Milford Ink Tattoo Studio

Est 2009

tel: 01646 278380

Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need to make an appointment?

Because we often get exceptionally busy, we have started to take appointments. To avoid disappointment please phone us on 07989616567 so we can book you in.

You are still welcome to turn up without an appointment, but depending on how busy we are, you might need to wait a while.

What is your age policy?

For body piercing we will not pierce anyone under 13 years old. 

For ear piercing we will usually pierce children who are about 10 and over, however we will refuse if the child looks in anyway distressed.

Anyone under 16 needs to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (an older friend or brother/sister is not a legal guardian).

Please note: We now have to ask for ID for navel piercing to prove the child is 13. This is due to the high number of parents who apparently are prepared to lie in front of their children about the child's age. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but unfortunately we have been left with no alternative.

Anyone over 16 who appears to be under 21 will need to bring a photo ID such as a driving license, passport or a PASS approved proof of age card such as CitizenCard.

Will I get given aftercare advice?

Yes, definitely. We give everyone both written and verbal aftercare instructions. If you lose your written instructions then please see our Aftercare page.

Do you sell gift vouchers?

Yes, gift vouchers are available in £5, £10 and £20.

Do you have any jobs or apprenticeships?

Sorry, we do not currently have any vacancies.

Do you pierce navels with a bar or a ring?

We use a bar , we recommend a bar is used as this will ensure quicker healing, and the piercing will not migrate to the side as it generally does when a ring is used.

Will I be pierced by a trainee?

No, we have just one highly experienced piercer.

Do you pierce with a gun?

Yes, we use two types, for the nose we use a professional Studex disposable cartridge nose piercing Sysem. (Studex System 75™).

For earlobe piercing we use disposable cartridge ear piercing system (Studex System 75™).

Both can be pierced with a needle on request

Do you accept credit and debit cards?

Yes, we accept most major credit or debit cards.

Why wont you pierce my baby's ears?

There are many reasons why we don't pierce baby's ears, some are ethical and some are practical. One practical reason why a baby should not have their ears pierced is hygiene - a baby cannot understand that they shouldn't touch their newly pierced ears.