Authentink Studio – Professional Quality Custom Tattooing and Traditional Japanese Tattoo – Sydney Tattoo Shops & Sydney Tattoo Studios Australia 'Horisumi' Kian Forreal & Crew – World Wide Tattoo – Sydney Tattoo Artists

Consult Preparation

Now that you have a consult booked with an artist at Authentink Tattoo Studio or are on the wait list for a consult with one of our artists there are some things you can do to get the most out of your tattoo experience and get the best result from your artist.

1) You should have a pretty good idea of what you want to get tattooed, at least some rough ideas as to placement and design…    if you don’t then being opened minded is the way to go, all of our artists can make very good recommendations as to size and placement and what works and doesn’t as a tattoo so don’t worry if you’re unsure we can help, but the more thought you put into it before you come to see us the better.

2) While waiting for your consult spend some time researching your tattoo ideas, look online, browse artist galleries and then print some stuff out that you like and want to show your artist. When you come for your consult bring all your printed reference to show your artist making it much easier to discuss your ideas with them. Whilst you can use your phone or an iPad, printed on paper is a much better means of visualising your concepts.

3) Come prepared mentally to make commitments to ideas and designs and dates and times. We don’t rush through consults so take your time with us and lets use your time and our time smartly to work out the tattoo you will live with forever. If you’re running late or in a hurry to leave let us know and we can book a second consult for you if need be, we take our tattooing seriously so there’s no rush to book you in until your are 100% ready.

4) Please bring a cash deposit for booking your appointment. The amount will vary depending on the size of the design, it could be $100 for a small design up to $1000 for a full backpiece..  this money goes towards your final tattoo price and is used to secure your tattoo appointments until your tattoo is finished.

We do not charge for drawings. All consults are free of charge.


If you have any questions about the process or about your bookings or your tattoo, please call the shop 8399 1973 and speak to one of our assistants.