Eat a big meal and drink a lot of water
Avoid Alcohol the day before and the day of.
Don't take any painkillers (blood thinners = more blood = more difficult tattoo)
Pack snacks and a (non alcoholic drink), a phone charger and case for your tip.
Wear deodorant, don't douse yourself with a lot of perfume or cologne you don't want the artist rushing coz they can't stand the smell
Dress comfortably, stretch or do some light cardio before hand, you'll be in the same position for a while
Stay calm, keep breathing set aside more time than you think you'll need. You don't want to rush this.
Guys, if it's your first tattoo or you're a collector, you got to visit this place. From the tattoos, to the artists, the vibe and the camaraderie, everything is on point. They patiently help you with finalizing your design and once done make you very comfortable for the whole inking experience. The conversations are light and the atmosphere like family. It was my husband's birthday and they ensured we had a great time with even a cake. And after all this, the tattoo was just perfect. They executed our ideas perfectly. So if you are looking for an affordable, chill and good place for a tattoo, this is your all-stop-shop.Bhagyashree Sarvesh
I came to this place without to know anything. I just found it while I was walking. Guys are very nice and they let me feel very comfortable.. they guided me and gave me some option. Place is cool.. even if very simple. They open all needle in front of me. Price is ok. Fear enough. They did a nice job. #staycool guys!!!????Jessica Ghidoni
So I was on a quick trip to Bombay and was looking for a tattoo artist to cover up my old tattoo, got referred to Shaikh and i must say he is a true pro and knows what he is upto. He helped me design my tattoo with patience understanding what I relli wanted, which is a great attitude and a sign of professionalism. I totally got what I wanted and the outcome of the tattoo was marvelous. Definitely he is the man for me for my next tat. I highly recommend him guys, don’t think twice if you looking to get a tattoo and walk in to his studio. Tattoo advice/ideas/solutions guaranteed.. BTW I call him The Tattoo DoctorSheikha Sarah
Tattoos mean a lot to me & every tattoo of mine tells a story. For some time now I had been looking for the next great storyteller. I found him at Skin Inks Tattoo, Powai. Jignesh did an amazing job on my tattoo. He took my design & breathed life into it. Quick in execution, his style shows confidence & finesse. Reasonably priced as well it was just perfect. Apart from that his story of how he got to where he is & his craziness to experiment designs on his own body impressed me even more. Now, for most people, the most memorable aspect of getting a tattoo is the actual event. But for me, it was what happened after my tattoo was done. It was my B'day which I casually mentioned. The next thing I see, these guys have a cake ready for me. They are singing the birthday song & we are all dancing. I even got a free cake-facial :D Shaikh M Sarkar, Nimesh Borania, & Mahesh are gems of people. They made me feel like I was part of their family. They are not just experts of the art, they are beautiful human beings. A special shout-out to Shaikh, man, you have set-up an amazing place. The whole vibe of it, of your team & you, is so positive. Great stuff!! You have made a loyal fan. I will be seeing you soon for the next one. Thank you for making it an amazing b'day.Sarvesh Blanc
Shaikh and the guys down at Skin Inks (Skinks) are amazing. Very friendly, extremely knowledgeable and absolute perfectionists. They do amazing work and are incredibly friendly. 10/10 would recommend.Tony Martin
So after getting one of my tattoos here, a cover up, I built a great friendship with Shaikh. Now let me tell you, he's pretty popular, but he's the most humble artist you'll ever meet. I got my entire sleeves and a wonderful fresh leg art done. I am going back again next week for another tattoo at Skin Inks. You can't go wrong. Just can't with them! My sleeves we're done by his senior artist Jignesh while shaikh worked on the big leg piece. I can't believe how great Shaikh is. He became a friend and a brother within the first 5 minutes of meeting him. His concern for his clients is so genuine, it's heartwarming to see an artist who is so passionate in India. I stumbled across him through a friend who did a portrait here. On my friend insisting I visit Shaikh, I was a bit apprehensive at first. After a cover up went disastrous with some other tattoo guy, Shaikh came to the rescue. He took my inputs and came up with the best possible output. His spontaneous ideas are something you should just go with. He covered a patch that was almost rejected to be covered by a few artists, saying they need to make it into something else altogether. Shaikh did the opposite. He covered it in a way that the whole tattoo looks like a masterpiece. This was my 16th tattoo and I know a great artist when I see the work on me. I'm going to get my next here too, and i recommend you do too!Sid Mehta
Got a tattoo and found a friend.Sheikh is a billiant artist and an even better human being. It was the comfort that he brought to his work that prompted me to get a second tattoo. Needles to say, his art has brought me a lot of admiration. I am so proud that he has scaled up his operation. He is Highly recommended.Samya Dutta
I am a tattoo artist myself and i will give geniune compliments to you shaigh! You did my travel tattoo on th Delhi convention last year and since then whoever saw my tattoo had this one word coming out 'wow'. Even after healing all the colors are intact and bright! i loved our concept of a Mandala emerging out from he sun shining on a landscape keeping in mind my choice. Thanks a lot and wish you all the success in life. keep that positive attitude which you are known for!Sukanya Roy
Came across Skin Inks while I was looking for an expert to cover up and old tattoo. 5 years and 5 tattoos later the bond and understanding with Sheikh (the owner and main artist at the studio) and his team has now forged an unbreakable trust with these guys. Their mastery over a wide number of tattoo designs and styles can blow away your minds. They are also exceptional in helping you with cover ups for old tattoos. Must check out the concept studio where clients can chill, browse through some pretty cool fashion jewellery or play a game of dartsMcneil Kapila
I have been visiting the Studio since 2014 (definitely one of the trustworthy customers) ;). I have close to 12 tattoos and 10 of them have been done by Shaikh. Must say my skin responds so well to his art and hands. People have not just complimented me in India but even abroad (UK) for the tattoos. I am glad I found a friend and a tattoo artist whom I can rely upon that he will do proper justice to the art work. If you haven’t got inked but are planning to, visit Shaikh at Skin Inks (in Powai Mumbai). All the best Skin Inks 👍Sumit Singh
Got my first tattoo at the age of 41!!! It was an awesome experience, the discussion on what i should ink and where.. The designing and redesigning of a unique tattoo took a few hours. And the actual inking, so careful and so precise... The steady hand and mind of the artist ensured that i had exaxcly what i had envisioned... The pain.. Much less than getting the eyebrow done and the healing without complications just made this the best experience ever.. I am already planning the next tattoo...Prakruti shah shetty