FAQ's

Where are you located and how do I get there?

 

We are located in unit 201, 342 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, on level 2 of Sydney's historic Hibernian House, just a stone's throw from Central Station.

Click         for the map.

It's the big old green building on the corner of Elizabeth and Kippax Streets.

The entrance is next to the Indian restaurant.

Press 201 on the intercom and we'll buzz you in.

Do you have signs on the street?

 

No, we don't have street signs because we work by appointment only.

Please follow the instructions above to locate us.

What are your trading hours?

 

Since we work by appointment only, we do not have set trading hours.

When you make a consultation or tattoo appointment you will be given available time slots by your chosen artist.

Is there parking nearby?

 

Street parking in the area is scarce during business hours, so we definitely recommend taking public transport, as we are very close to Central Station.

If you insist on driving, we recommend Holt Street car park, which is just around the corner.

Best to pre-book as it's much cheaper.

Also there's Goulburn St car park which is less than 10 minutes walk from the studio.

Here you'll pay a $16 flat rate.

Weekends are much better for driving in, as there's more street parking available, at a cheaper rate.

Can I bring friends and family to my appointment?

No.  We prefer that all customers come to the studio alone, as there is limited space in the waiting area, and we do not allow friends and family in the tattoo area for safety reasons.

How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?

 

You must be 18 years or older to get a tattoo in NSW.

All customers must present their photo ID on arrival.

We do not tattoo anyone under 18, with or without parental consent.

Do I need to make an appointment?

 

Yes. Appointments are always necessary for both consultations and tattoos.

We do not accept walk-ins.

How do I make an appointment?

 

Browse our artist pages and find the artist you feel best suits the style of tattoo you're after.

Then, simply email your chosen artist by filling out the contact form.

Please describe in as much detail as possible; what you want, where you want it, how big you want it, and any other critical information needed for your artist to form a vision of your design.

Please include URL links to your reference pictures in the fields provided, or attach them in a separate email to your artist. These can be very helpful in the design process.

If needed, your artist may book you in for a free 15 minute consultation at the studio to discuss design options and map out the area so they can draw the design to fit perfectly. 

When all aspects of the design are agreed upon, your artist will book you in for the tattoo. 

A deposit will be payable to secure the tattoo appointment/s.

Do I have to pay a deposit?

 

Yes.  Deposits are always necessary to secure tattoo appointments.

This is basically a down payment to let your artist know you are fully committed to getting the tattoo. 

Deposits are usually paid at the time of consultation to secure the tattoo appointment/s, and deducted from the total cost at end.

If a tattoo requires multiple sessions, the deposit will be deducted from the total cost of the final tattoo session.

Deposits are only refundable under very special circumstances.

Each artist has their own deposit rates and conditions, so please discuss this with your artist. 

What if I have to cancel my appointment?

 

We require at least 1 week's notice to cancel or postpone tattoo appointments.

If less than one week's notice is given, your deposit will be forfeited, and you will have to pay another deposit to secure the next tattoo appointment.

We may make exceptions for genuine emergencies, but we ask that our customers carefully consider budgets and time constraints before committing to the tattoo, as each artist spends a lot of time preparing for each tattoo, and bookings are usually made well in advance.

How much do you charge?

 

Each artist at Hibernia charges different rates, so please discuss this with your chosen artist.

What is your minimum charge?

 

Our minimum charge is $180, regardless of how tiny the tattoo may be.

This is because of the cost of our top quality needles and equipment, and preparation/set up/clean up time.

How long is the waiting list?

 

Depending on whom you're asking and what you're asking for, wait times can be anywhere from next day, to next year.

Each artist at Hibernia has different wait times, so please discuss this with your chosen artist.

Which forms of payment do you accept?

 

Most artists prefer cash.  There are ATM's very close by.

We also accept bank transfer and Paypal.

All payments are required to be paid immediately after the tattoo session is complete.

Are you licenced and Health Dept. approved?

 

Yes, we are fully licenced and health department approved.

We take great care to ensure the safety of our customers and our artists, by using single use needles and equipment to eliminate cross contamination, combined with daily cleaning of all surfaces using hospital grade cleaning and sterilizing equipment and detergents.

We adhere to strict guidelines laid out by NSW Health Dept., making it extremely safe to be tattooed at Hibernia.

Is Hibernia wheelchair accessible?

 

Yes.  We have elevator access to the studio on level 2.

We are more than happy to accommodate anyone with special needs, so please let us know if you require assistance in any way.