Common Questions

Where are you located?

We are located inside the Jaffa Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem at:  Christian Quarter Street 80.  Coordinates: 31.777412, 35.229307.   This is a short walk from the Jaffa Gate and from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

What are your hours?

Monday – Saturday: 10am-7pm
Sunday: Closed
Also by appointment

Do you take appointments?

Yes. You can call us OR you can fill out our email inquiry form to request a scheduled appointment. Include the day and time you’d prefer to get your tattoo. Include a description of the type of tatto you’d like (if known). If you have the flexibility in your schedule, please give us 2-3 different times that work for you during your stay in Jerusalem. We will let you know which of the times we have available. Click here to schedule an appointment.

How much does a tattoo cost?

It depends on several factors including complexity, colors, and the time it takes to complete. We are sensitive to the budgets of travelers so our tattoos are very affordable. Click here to contact us to discuss your tattoo and get a price.

How long does it take to get a tattoo?

Most tattoos take between 30 minutes and 3 hours depending on their complexity. Large and complex tattoos take longer.

Do you have tattoo designs for me to choose from?

Yes we have many designs for you to choose from.

Can I design my own tattoo?

Yes you can design your own tattoo. If possible, email it to us in advance exactly as you’d like it to appear (including size, colors, etc.).

How bad does it hurt to get a tattoo?

It depends on a person’s pain tolerance (everyone is different) and where on your body you get the tattoo. Here is a sampling of what people who’ve gotten tattoos say about the pain:

I have only one tattoo and I have it on my lower back. It’s a little hard to describe how it feels. It was not pleasant for me but it was tolerable. I didn’t cry or anything! It was almost like your getting small pinches over and over but it kinda burns at the same time. If it helps you any, I am definitely planning on getting another one, so it can’t be that bad.

The outline is most pain full from what i remember it fills like your being poked with the needle like a thousand times. the shading fills like you being scraped by finger nails.

I have 2 tattoos: on my lower back and my hip. The pain is not too bad – after few minutes you’ll get used to it. To me it feels similar to lots of tiny needles. Quite unpleasant, but nothing to worry about too much!

On a scale of 1 to 10 it’s about a 5 or so. You feel more pain at the beginning of the tattoo, but as you sit there the pain becomes more and more bearable

I have one on the back of my shoulder and honestly it didn’t hurt. It stung a little but after a little bit you just get used to it and its not big deal. It hurts less than getting stung by a bee or wasp.

before i got mine my tattoo artist said it would feel like a cat scratch. and i think that describes it pretty well. it hurts more on any bone though

Do you use new equipment between uses? How do you sterilize your equipment between uses?

Yes.

Are the application of your tattoos, your facilities and your equipment in accordance with the sanitary and hygiene standards set by the Israeli ministry of health?

Yes.

Can you describe the entire process of getting a tattoo so I know what to expect?

1.  Make and appointment or just stop by.  Bring a sketch or design with you printed out at the size you want the tattoo.

2.  Review your design with us.  We will suggest any improvement if needed.

3.  A black and white printed copy is used with tissue paper to create an ink version of your tattoo.   We apply a small amount of petroleum jelly to your skin where the tattoo will be applied and then the tissue paper ink copy is lightly pressed into the petroleum jelly.  The ink from the tissue paper copy transfers onto your skin in the petroleum jelly creating a template for the tattoo.

4.  We create the tattoo while you are seated in our shop.  The time to complete the tattoo varies from a few minutes for very small ones to several hours for larger ones.

5.  We apply medicated ointment  and a bandage to the completed tattoo.  You will leave the bandage on for approximately 12 hours.

6.  You clean the tattoo and apply ointment several times per day for at least one week.