We've tried to cover most of the common doubts and questions that people have regarding getting inked. If there is any doubt that is not in the list, you could contact us by clicking on the 'Get In Touch' button in the menu.
It takes an eternity for a client to decide what to do ,where to do it and how to do it and it takes an expert a lifetimes dedication to learn to put the clients thoughts onto the canvas. It Usually takes about 15 mins to set the equipment up once everythings decided, a small tattoo does take about an hour depending upon the design and detail. Big tattoos can be done in parts and pieces. What matters is how much a client is cooperative and willing to go for it from the time the needle touches the skin.
Well if it wasnt, would i be running a business?. Safety of my clients is the highest priority and we make sure that it is taken care off in every aspect of the entire procedure. We use the best quality disposable materials which ensures every client the safest and the most reliable way of getting inked
It usually depends upon the design and the amount of work required to finish it but i am sure once u get it done...price is just a number.
Imagine waiting eagerly for that special moment and once that moment arrives you get all the attention u need without anyone disturbing or distracting you untill the jobs completed. Well, this is the experience we want to give you and to make it happen, an appointment is a must. There is a lot of thinking, dreaming and skillful execution required because it is "YOUR" special moment and can be only achieved once we have appropriate time and dedicated to it..
Pain is for temporary period. Pride and tattoo is forever.. Its not like you're gonna get hit by a bus and wreck your bones, its just a tattoo and after the 1st few minutes its more of fun and tickling and we can assure people with a taste for tattoos will agree to this statement.
Nothing much really, keep your mind clear and your stomach full...we will take care of the rest.
Thats our speciality. We can make a design out of anything and everything. It depends on the design though but trust me, you're gonna forget your existing one and get mesmerised by the new and improved "you can go to gallery and check out our some kick@$$ cover ups"
We've got clients as old as 80 year olds still with an urge to get inked . Age is just a number. We at skin inks follow a strict policy of 18+ only. Minors wait for your right age and the right state of mind to make a proper decision.
For details please check the " after care " section.
Over the last few years the cost of a good tattoo has risen, a lot!! To help you guys understand why and so you don’t think we are just being greedy here’s the lowdown. Years ago tattoos were largely chosen from tattoo flash books, tattoo magazines, essentially designs on a wall created by the tattoo artist once and done over and over again, So effectively you would see many people with the same tattoo. Remember that sacred heart with flames tattoo most of them shippie uncles had on their forearm? As we have evolved we crave to be different individual, this has led to people wanting an original tattoo design. I personally give up two days per week to research, design and prepare stencils ‘unpaid’ but it is essential for best results. Also tattooing has now evolved as an art with some artists creating tattoos close to works from such artists as Michaelangelo and Da Vinci. Tattoo designs can now take hours of research, meticulous stencil preparation and much much more time in shading tones, blends, contrasts and colours. The boom within the industry led to huge production in better quality needles, inks and a large range of hygiene products now essential for maximum safety. Nowadays the studio has also evolved with managers and other necessary staff to provide regular drinks and deal with paperwork and bookings and a lot more, Which all comes at an added cost. The structure for pricing a tattoo is however very outdated, tattoos are still priced on per inch basis or by the piece. This does not take into consideration all of the above. Tattooing is also not back street or underground so much anymore so now we also have the joy of paying lots of lovely tax! BUT!! The change in this fast growing industry has led to truly amazing artwork which can now be seen as something of value and wealth, something worth saving for and given the same worth as art which you would hang on a wall. We hope you embrace this boom and realise it brings only better standards, higher levels of hygiene and safety and ultimately an all round better experience.
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