i/U ink is the only online booking marketplace for the Tattoo industry in the UK. Headquartered in Surrey, England the business was founded in early 2018.
We strongly believe there is a more personal and confident way to booking a tattoo with a wanted artist. This is the place to try new things in life but with care and thought. Wanting to make the booking process simple, concise, coherent and fast for both Client and Artist in and out of studio hours.
For now we are covering all over the United Kingdom, but this platform is also for clients coming to the UK wanting new body art, as well as for travelling artists guesting in the country.
With a passion for tattoo art and the professional performance that should be carried out, we are a place to inspire and be inspired in a safe environment.
With a smart Search system in place Clients can seek new talent of personal choice. Clients can Search via Tattoo Style, Location and Distance willing to travel.
A client can 'Like' as many Tattoo Artists as they choose, so no Artist can ever be forgotten about.
With a built in Messenger system containing hinted questions and photo sharing, communication can never be missed with the process sped up so there is no delay when booking a Tattoo. Efficiently and professionalism at its best.
When a job comes in the Artist will receive a free Text message as a reminder that creativity is right there waiting for them.
\ i/U ink gives Tattoo Artists and Studios the option to let potential Clients know that they are available for walk-ins.
\ i/U ink gives Tattoo Artists and Studios the option to access their own online calendar diary where they can independently control appointments.
There are no fees to Join Us, whether an Artist or a Client. That’s right! On sign-up Tattoo Artists are automatically assigned to a free to use service.?
We will provide you with;
All we ask for is a small commission of just 5% of the total tattoo cost which is released from the deposit for i/U brining Clients to your door.
Cash is paid at the point of tattoo and that’s between Artist and Client - No additional payments. No tricks.
Tattoo Tokens are rewards for Clients who have gone through the painfully satisfying process of getting a Tattoo through i/U ink.
For every x1 Tattoo Artist successfully reviewed after receiving the Tattoo, the Client receives x1 Tattoo Token. Collect x5 Tokens and the Client qualifies to be rewarded with £15 off their next Tattoo.
Also, if a Client invites a friend to book and they review their experience through i/U ink, then both Client and New Client will receive x1 Tattoo Token.
NB: Clients can only use;
\ Tattoo Tokens in groups of 5 only - equating to £15
\ Tattoo Tokens on tattoos costing £99.99 or more
\ on Tattoo Artists that the Client has have previously used before, and they have opted in to accept the discount.
It’s our mission to showcase honest Tattoo Artists and Studios. There is an Artist out there with a particular style for everyone.
If felt that an Artist did not meet up to expectation then let them know. This is what the review system is for, to rate a Tattoo experience. However it is vital that you speak up about any issues that are had during the appointment. This is the best way to iron out any creases. Despite our simplified Messaging system in place, human error is apparent. Misunderstandings, mistakes or problems should be addressed and rectified at the time of Tattoo.
If all fails, then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can address the matter directly with the Tattoo Artist and/or Studio.
Please provide the following information:
\ Your Name
\ Your Booking Number
\ Tattoo Artist Name
\ Date of Appointment
\ The Complaint
We will do our best to try and resolve the matter as soon as possible for you.
If the Tattoo appointment time and date can no longer be met i/U ink strongly advises you to message the Artist via our Messenger system to arrange another suitable time and date for both parties.
As our Booking Terms state, i/U ink does not offer deposit refunds just as Tattoo Artists do not. If however an Artist decides to refund a deposit then that is down to their discretion.
A review on a Tattoo comes down to personal opinion. It is highly difficult for i/U ink to discredit an opinion as every person has different expectations when it comes to life, not just Tattooing. Once a review is made that persons decision has to be accepted. If a severe mistake was made then we can look into getting this rectified. We would need both parties to email us at email@example.com
Subject: Rating Mistake
\ Tattoo Artist Name
\ Client Name
\ Booking Number
\ Date of Appointment
\ New Ratings For Each Field
Here at i/U ink we are more than just Tattoos. We are creative pop-cultured innovators with our ears to ground in this fast paced world. If there is a thought we could work well together and make a difference then we’d be more than happy to talk. Send over an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A Tattoo Deposit is a put down of money from the Client to secure an appointment with their chosen Tattoo Artist. This payment is therefore made prior to the tattoo taking place.
This transaction is performed via linked accounts through Stripe.
The Deposit is a fixed percentage fee of 25% of the total Tattoo cost.
By having every Artist receive the same Deposit percentage helps to regulate the industry from Artists asking for too much or too less of what’s deemed reasonable from a Client. i/U ink hopes this will create a standard among Deposit taking within UK Tattooing.
If an Artist is signed-up as Pay As You Go (PAYG) then they have chosen to pay i/U ink a small commission of 5% of the total Tattoo cost. This fee comes out of the 25% deposit. As does the 1.4% Stripe transaction fee as mentioned in our Booking Terms.
The remainder of the Tattoo cost is paid at the appointment in cash as usual.
As our Booking Terms state, i/U ink does not offer Deposit refunds just as Tattoo Artists do not. If however an Artist decides to refund a Deposit then that is done so under their discretion.
I/U INK Ltd, 32 Pikes Hill, Epsom, KT17 4EA
Telephone: +44 (0) 12345 67890