Whether you are a seasoned pro or a rookie, getting a tattoo, especially with a new artist or studio can be a little nerve wracking.

Please find below information about booking your tattoo with us here at Sacred Art Tattoo, Masterton.

Your Tattoo Appointment

Booking for your first tattoo appointment can be daunting. We understand that, so we will try our best to ease your anxiety or nerves by making it as easy as possible for you.

You can make a booking by coming in store, by phone or through our facebook page.  At the time of discussion we will need to know what you are wanting done, the measurements (not medium sized or small), the placement, if you want colour and also if you. have a budget in mind.

From there we can let you know if we will need to then book you in for a free consultation to discuss further with the artist, or whether we can go ahead and book you in for your tattoo.


The Consultation

This is time spent with the artist to plan your tattoo. It is usually done specifically for a larger custom design. At the consultation you will discuss the design details, placement, colour, budget and more. We will then go on to make a booking for a day and time that will suit you to get the work done. The design will be ready for you on the day of the appointment.


In the lead up to your tattoo it is really important to be well rested and have no signs of sickness. You also need to prepare your body by eating well and also to be well hydrated. This is important throughout your tattoo and afterwards also.


Choosing your tattoo

Deciding on the right tattoo can be a difficult decision. You can decide on the right picture or design for your body by trusting your instincts and by choosing something that you love or enjoy the most.

The great thing about tattoos is that they can represent absolutely anything… or nothing! Whether it be a loved one, a pet, something sentimental to you, your heritage, a memorial piece or simply because something really appeals or inspires you.

Tattoo Designs

We do not do straight copies from someone else’s work or design, but are happy to work with you to create something between us that is unique to you.

We do have flash tattoos available from time to time, which are pre drawn, one off designs that are drawn by each artist.

You can also show us some reference images of tattoos you like so we can get an idea of what to create for you and your body.


Payment and deposits

For all tattoo bookings we ask for a non-refundable deposit of $60 – $150 depending on the length of the appointment. This will come of the total amount for the tattoo. This payment secures your time with the artist.  If you need to cancel we will need 48 hours notice of the change. Last minute changes and cancellations within the 48 hour period may result in loss of your deposit.

We do allow walk ins or on the day tattoos if there is availability. 

We do not have EFTpos and for payment we accept cash only.



We pride ourselves on being clean, hygienic, professional and friendly. Our studio is welcoming to everyone and anyone. We look forward to seeing you soon for your new tattoo.


Get in touch to find out more

We are happy to talk through your thoughts regarding tattoos and piercing at any time. Please feel free to contact us via the website contact form or call us.