Everlong Tattoo Collective

Tattoo Studio in Bonn(Poppelsdorf)

Welcome

Everlong-Tattoo collective is a custom tattoo shop located in Bonn (Poppelsdorf). Here, we pride ourselves on providing you with a clean, modern, professional and friendly environment. We are here to work with your ideas and to help guide you in the right direction when making the best design choices for a tattoo. We look forward to seeing you soon! Contact us to book your appointment or walk ins are also welcome! We are open 6 days a week!

reviews

Total nette Menschen die genau das umsetzten was man sich wünscht und sehr professionell arbeiten. Ich habe mir einen Schriftzug auf englisch tätowieren lassen und die haben nachgeguckt ob es grammatikalisch Sinn macht und so weiter.

thumb Alina K
23. August 2021

The studio is really nice and clean!
Pete, the owner of the ETC, knows his craft and is a skilled tattooist. His work is always on point and I highly appreciate his experience-based recommendations.

thumb Ma Rie
25. May 2022

Mein erster Eindruck war eine positive Überraschung. Ich bin trotz der kleinen Seitenlage der Einkaufsmeile, in ein helles, beinah fast schon keimfreies , sortiertes Studio gekommen. Der Artist war durchaus professionell (!) und freundlich. Er arbeitet sauber , zügig und konzentriert. Ein zufriedener Kunde kommt wieder! Einige Wochen später habe ich meine Freundin zum Vorgespräch ins Studio gebracht.

thumb Dominik Dblanc
23. September 2021

thumb Ge Pe
23. August 2021

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Laser removal

Tattoos consist of thousands of particles of tattoo pigment suspended in the skin. While normal human growth and healing processes will remove small foreign particles from the skin, tattoo pigment particles are permanent because they are too big to be removed. Laser treatment causes tattoo pigment particles to heat up and fragment into smaller pieces. These smaller pieces are then removed by normal body processes.
Before you decide to remove your tattoo, it is important to consider the following.

1. Removal takes time, sessions must be spaced apart for 4-6 weeks to avoid any damage to the tissue. In this waiting period, the particles are still working down to smaller sizes.
2. Some colours are much harder to remove then others. Black is the easiest colour to remove, with reds and greens being the hardest.
3. Complete removal can take a long time, sometimes up to a year. It is important to remember that sometimes complete removal is not possible.
4. Laser removal is always your best bet before attempting to cover a tattoo. Removing to cover means the ink only needs to dull down, so the process is much quicker than complete removal.

We are happy to answer any further questions you have about laser removal by either popping into the studio or dropping us an email on everlong.tc@gmail.com

FAQ

FAQ basics

Can I email the shop?

Yes, you can reach us through our online contact form or through our Facebook page.

Do you do Gift Vouchers?

Absolutely! They come in €10 and €50 denominations. You can pop by the studio to purchase a voucher.

Do you take credit or debit cards?

Yes. We accept credit cards like visa or mastercard.

How old do you have to be to get tattooed?

You must be 18 to get tattooed. Parental permission is acceptable in some cases. If we have any doubts regarding your age, we will ask you for a photo I.D.

Do I need to book an appointment?

Everlong-Tattoo collective is a custom and appointment based studio, but, subject to availability, we welcome walk-ins on the day. To avoid disappointment, we would advise you to contact us ahead of time. Waiting time varies for each tattooist.

Can I bring my own design to the consultation?

In our tattoo studio we welcome pictures, references, ideas and themes and strongly advise you to bring these with you for your consultation so we can get a good idea of the design and style you want.

How much will my tattoo cost?

This depends on several factors, including the complexity of the design and the placement of the piece, the level of detail involved, as well as your own stamina. While its possible for us to give estimates over the phone or online, the best way to get an accurate price for a piece is come in and have a chat with us about your design and placement. We can give you some advice, and let you know how long it’s likely to take and how much it will cost – however, this is an approximate quote, so please be prepared for this to change, especially if you make changes to the design or placement on the day.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

You should get a good night’s rest the night before getting your tattoo, and should arrive for your appointment on time, and sober. We would advise that you have something to eat before your appointment in order to avoid possible issues with faintness or dizziness. We will not tattoo anyone who appears to be drunk or stoned and any customers arriving to the studio in this state will be turned away and their deposits forfeit.

Can I bring friends with me to my appointment?

We have limited space and don’t recommend bringing groups of friends along to your appointment as they can be a distraction for you, your artist and/or other artists and customers. However, in the event that there is space in the tattoo room, if you wish to have one friend present for support, we will allow them to sit quietly with you during your appointment.

Can I cancel an appointment, and will I get my deposit back?

If you choose to cancel or postpone an appointment please give us as much notice as possible – we require a minimum of 48 hours notice. Deposits for appointments moved or cancelled without minimum notice are forfeit and cannot be refunded or used against another appointment. Deposits will not be refunded if you have receive the artwork from the artists.

FAQ tattoo

What to expect when getting your first tattoo:

You should be well-rested and fed. If you are tired, if your blood sugar is low, and you may experience a higher level of discomfort than you normally would. Get something eat about an hour or two before you go in for your session. Having sweets, chocolate or some juice to have during the session is also recommended

Do not drink alcohol before getting tattooed or drink heavily the day beforehand. Not only do you become dehydrated, it will also cause you to bleed more and consequently may have a negative effect on your new tattoo.

Once you’re in the chair the artist will begin preparing for your work. First the design will have to be worked on. Most artists will play around with the design on paper first, although some artists will do it freehand. “Freehand” means the artist takes an ink pen to hand and begins drawing a design on your skin without the use of a stencil

The artist will ask you to check the design & placement of the tattoo (possibly in the mirror) to make sure you are happy with them. Once you are happy with these, the artist will begin preparing to tattoo your design onto you (such as dispensing various colours of ink into little disposable wells and rigging a new set of needles into the tattoo machine etc)

There will be blood – the amount varies, but usually it is about the same as you would have after a grazed knee or rug burn.

The level of pain varies from person to person, but most people don’t find it unbearable. Try to stay calm, your anxiety about the anticipated pain may trigger a fainting spell the best thing to do is to relax. Fighting or tensing will only increase your discomfort.

Occasionally if nervous, people may tense up (clench your jaws, grind your teeth or grasp the chair etc. The most painful part will be over in a few minutes. Try to relax and remember to breathe deeply. If you still feel uncomfortable after a few minutes, it may be because you’re sitting in an uncomfortable position. If you need to change position, stretch, go to the bathroom, sneeze or move (even slightly) for any reason, let your artist know beforehand.

Most people can sit through at least an hour of work, but if you get uncomfortable, just ask your artist if you can take a break. If you begin to feel lightheaded or dizzy, tell your artist immediately. There is absolutely nothing wrong with taking a break, your artist will be prepared for this and knows how to deal with it.

Choosing a tattoo

There are two basic types of tattoos: Flash and custom. Flash is the stock designs you see on the walls of the shop. You can choose a design from here, or use one or several designs combination or as inspiration for a custom piece. As you would imagine, custom means a design you bring into the studio with you or that you have an artist draw up for you.

The important thing to remember is that the flash on the studio walls is not the full range of designs done by the artists. All artists will be happy to make changes to the flash or to draw up a custom design for you.

Choose a design you like. You will have to live with your tattoo for the rest of your life. Discuss the size, placement & colour of the tattoo with your artist to make sure you get the tattoo you want. Sometimes it is better to leave the artistic aspects of your tattoo up to the wisdom and experience of your chosen artist, but don’t be afraid to speak up if you have any concerns about the design.

Give the location of your tattoo a lot of thought. It will be there forever. If your concerns are for the sensation and level of discomfort involved your artist should be happy to discuss these aspects with you.

Choosing an Artist

You should find an artist whose work you like, who will work on you safely. Ask people where they got tattooed, especially if you really like their work. Ask to see the artist’s portfolio. (Usually, photos are taken immediately after the tattoo was done. This means there can be redness and swelling – this is usual and you should not be concerned or put off by it.) As well as assessing the style and artistic skills of the artist & making sure that they work in the style you are looking for, you should also check whether the lines in the tattoo are clean & smooth or broken & jagged and whether they meet up.

You should always take the time to do some research – check out several studios and artists before you decide on your artist. This will help ensure that you are happy with your tattoo.

When visiting studios make sure the shop out front is neat and clean. What you see in the front is a pretty good indicator of what you will see in the other areas of the studio. Always feel free to ask about the studio’s safety procedures. The artists and receptionists should be willing and able to answer your questions.

Cost

It is not recommended to shop around for a bargain – remember the saying “Pay peanuts and you’ll get monkeys’…. Tattoos are permanent body art. You will be wearing your tattoo for the rest of your life. The rate you pay is for the time & expertise of a professional.

It is difficult to accurately tell how much a tattoo will cost without seeing it and you. If you send us a picture of the design you are considering and give us details of the size you want it and where you want it, we will be able to estimate the cost. The minimum charge covers the sterile set up we require for every customer.

Do tattoos hurt?

Tattoos do hurt when they are being done but the pain is not unbearable or even nearly as bad as you imagine. The pain comes from the cluster of needles on the tattooing machine. These pierce your skin very rapidly. This doesn’t feel at all like the pain of an injection – it’s more like constant vibration. The feeling of being tattooed can be described like being scratched, bad sunburn or a burning sensation. Each persons experience can be different depending on their own pain tolerances. Your body will quickly begin to release endorphins (your own natural pain killers), which dull the pain significantly.

The pain varies depending on where on your body you get worked on. Some places hurt more than others; the Sternum, Ribs, Hands and Feet are very sensitive. Skin right above bones such elbow, collar or ankle bone tends to be more painful than other areas. Other sensitive areas are the Neck, Underarm, Groin area and Head followed by Lower back, arms, forearms, shoulder blade, calves, outer thigh and bottom.

You should also bear in mind that pain tolerances vary from person to person. If you are nervous tell your tattoo artist and they will do their best to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

Always try to eat something sugary before your tattoo as your sugar level may drop.

How long will it take?

First you and the artist need to decide on the size & details of your tattoo, draw it up and discuss your requirements, this can take from a few minutes to several hours depending on the size and complexity of the tattoo. The actual tattooing time will depend on the size of and detail in your tattoo. Kanji or star designs might take ten minutes; a small black tribal could take 45-75 minutes. Larger pieces should as complex back pieces, sleeves, portraits etc will take quite a few hours; Regular sessions are needed until the piece is finished. At each session, you can be tattooed for as long as you and the artist think is OK for you – usually this will be any time up to about four hours.

Positioning of tattoos

It is possible to tattoo just about anywhere on the body, with the obvious exception of the eye. Everlong Tattoo collective artists can do neck, hand & genital area tattoos, however, the studio policy is to urge caution to those considering tattooing commonly visible body areas, as tattoos do still carry stigma and work restrictions. We will need to consult with you on an individual basis if you are considering such a tattoo. We do want you to get tattooed – but we take our responsibility seriously too.

When not to get a tattoo

We do not tattoo minors (those under 18 years of age) under any circumstances. If you appear to be under age we require an I.D. before tattooing you.
If you have any severe chemical sensitivities, allergies, medical conditions please consult your doctor prior to getting any work done.

Do tattoos change with time and body shape?

Pregnancy, weight gain or any form of skin stretching can change the shape of a tattoo. Colours can also fade over time. There are remedies – touch-ups and re-colouring can restore a tattoo to its former glory. It is not a good idea when choosing to pick a tattoo with too much detail in too small a design as over the years slight spreading will occur and detail will be lost.

Can tattoos cover up scars or old tattoos?

This depends on the age & condition of the scar – it may be possible to tattoo over it however, if the scar is still changing or if skin surface is extremely raised or extremely thin, that skin may not accept ink.

Cover-ups of old tattoos are almost always possible. Usually the new tattoo will need to be larger and possibly darker than the existing one. A good cover-up will involve clever use of shading & colour as well as good positioning in order to create a tattoo design you will be happy with and which will properly cover the old, faded or unwanted tattoo underneath.

Tattoo Safety Advice

With the advent of many communicable diseases, some fatal, it has become necessary to institute certain isolation and sterilization procedures in the tattoo process to assure the public of a safe, risk-free tattoo. The following advice has been prepared by professional tattooists working with local, state and national health authorities.

Always insist that you see your tattooist remove a new needle & tube set-up from a sealed envelope immediately prior to your tattoo.

Be certain you see your tattooist pour a new ink supply into a new disposable container.

Make sure your artist puts on a new pair of disposable gloves before setting up tubes, needles and ink supplies.

Satisfy yourself that the shop furnishings & tattooist are clean & orderly in appearance; much like a medical facility.

Feel free to question the tattooist as to any of his sterile procedures & isolation techniques. Take time to observe them at work & do not hesitate to inquire about their experience & qualifications in the tattoo field.

If the tattooist is a professional, they will have no problem complying with standards above & beyond these simple guidelines.

HIV is a very delicate virus and does not survive long outside the human body. Nor is it spread through casual contact. Generally, the virus is only transmitted when sufficient quantities of highly infected blood are introduced into the body of another. The structure of tattoo needles does not lend itself to HIV transmission. The disease to consider when getting tattooed is hepatitis. Hepatitis, unlike HIV, is a very hardy virus that can survive long periods outside the human body and can be transmitted through little more than a scratch with an infected needle. To combat this and any other infectious blood borne pathogen, artists autoclave their single service equipment, use individual portions of ink and lubricant, dispose of used sharps according to OSHA guidelines, use EPA registered virucidals to clean their stations between clients, and use barrier protection. These procedures are called Standard Precautions. Basically, the artist must treat everyone (including themselves) as though they were infectious. That way, everyone is protected and the potential for infection is reduced to next to nothing.

Your artist should be wearing gloves any time they are touching broken skin and should change their gloves regularly. This protects both you and the artist from any blood borne pathogens that may be present.

All equipment should be single use. This means that each needle and tube set is individually packaged, dated and sealed and autoclaved. The artist should open a fresh set of needles and tubes in front of you. Any ointments, pigments, needles, gloves, razors, plastic trays or containers used in applying your new tattoo are discarded after use properly. After the tattoo application, the artist will disinfect the work area with a virucidal that will kill any surface bacteria or viruses.

Tattoo aftercare

When you get a new tattoo you must be aware that an unhealed tattoo is an open wound and therefore is susceptible to infection. Although not a common occurrence, there are associated risks with tattooing which include infection, scarring, allergic reaction, localized swelling , fall out and fading. This is only a caution. Only a very small amount of people are affected in this way. If properly cared for your tattoo will take approximately 2-3 weeks to heal. Healing time varies from person to person. Should you have any concerns about your new tattoo:

• if it takes significantly longer to heal
• if you have any queries or questions about it
• if you notice any signs of infection in or around it
• it is important that you contact your tattooist as soon as possible.

In order to help ensure a rapid & full healing process for your tattoo, please follow the directions below fully & carefully for the entire duration of the healing process. These directions are somewhat generalised, for more detailed directions & advice or if you have any adverse reactions, you should contact your tattooist immediately.
1. Leave the Clingfilm on for 4-12 hours.
2. Wash your hands well then remove the Clingfilm.
3. Immediately after removing Clingfilm, gently wash your tattoo using only your fingertips, (do not use a facecloth, sponge etc, until the tattoo has completely healed) with a good quality un-fragranced liquid soap and cool to lukewarm water (cool water is less likely to stimulate fresh bleeding). Rinse the area thoroughly.
4. Allow the tattoo to dry naturally in the air (for about 10 minutes), or pat it dry with a fresh, clean towel – do not wipe or rub it dry.
5. Apply a very light film of Bepanthen cream(or other aftercare product as recommended by your tattooist), rub it into the skin completely and pat away any excess remaining on the surface of the skin.
6. Re-cover the tattoo with a new piece of Clingfilm.
7. Wash and re-bandage the tattoo (using steps 2-6 above) 2 or 3 times daily for 4 days. (Always ensure that your hands are freshly washed when cleaning the tattoo)
8. After the first 4 days you should stop covering the tattoo with Clingfilm and should stop using Bepanthen cream. Instead use a good quality fragrance-free moisturising lotion,five times daily. Apply a very light film of the lotion, rub it into the skin completely and pat away any excess remaining on the surface of the skin.
9. You should continue to treat your new tattoo in this way for about 2-3 weeks, or until the tattoo has stopped flaking and is no longer dry and shiny.
10. Applying an ice pack to the new tattoo helps to reduce swelling and inhibits the secretion of body fluids. These fluids can cause heavier scabbing, making further care more difficult.

In addition to aftercare, there are various factors which determine the healing time of individual tattoos. These include size & location of the tattoo, as well your diet, lifestyle & immune system and also irritations to the tattoo during the healing process. Problems with tattoos can be caused by:
• Aggravation due to tight clothing on the tattooed area
• Using aftercare products, cleansers or other skincare products not specifically recommended by your tattooist.
• Any contact with dirt, oil or grease and other irritants as well as unwashed hands, body fluids, make-up, false tan and some skin, hair and body products (for further advice or clarification, please ask your tattooist.
• Exposure to sun – keep the new tattoo covered for the duration of the healing time. Do not expose it to any sunlight for at least 3 weeks or until the tattoo has fully healed. Never apply sun block to an unhealed tattoo! Once your tattoo has healed fully, you should protect it from fading by always using UV protection, preferably a total sun block or minimum SPF30.
• Submersion or soaking in water can damage a new tattoo by causing the healing scab to soften and fall off prematurely, therefore you should avoid putting the tattoo in the water stream while showering and submerging it under the water while bathing until your tattoo has fully healed. For the same reason you avoid using saunas & steam rooms while your tattoo is healing.

◦ Swimming should be avoided for the reasons above and also because
◦ Chlorine in pools and hot tubs can cause severe irritation
◦ Lakes and rivers may harbour germs and bacteria which can infect and damage your tattoo
◦ The abrasive qualities of salt water can also damage your tattoo by causing premature flaking of the healing scab.

• Cardiovascular, aerobic or other vigorous exercise that causes profuse sweating has the same effect as soaking your tattoo in water and for this reason you should take some time off this type of exercise while the tattoo heals.
• Tight clothing can cause excessive friction that may irritate the healing tattoo and/or cause the scab to flake off prematurely, therefore while your tattoo is healing you should always wear loose clothing on the area allowing the tattoo breath and avoiding irritation.
• Never pick at or scratch the new tattoo, this will damage it. If the tattoo itches apply a light layer of the lotion or cream recommended by your tattooist

By using the appropriate aftercare products, keeping irritants such as those described above to a minimum & fully following the aftercare instructions below until your new tattoo has fully healed, you will ensure the best possible healing environment for your tattoo.

Contact

Visit us or send us an e-mail
ADDRESS: Clemens-August-Str. 43, 53115 Bonn. PHONE: 0228 94773591
WEBSITE: tattoobonn.de EMAIL: everlong.tc@gmail.com

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About this website

Information in accordance with Section 5 TMG:

Peter Theodorov
Everlong Tattoo collective
Clemens-August-Str. 43
53115 Bonn

Contact:
Telephone: +49 (0) 228 94773591
E-Mail: everlong.tc@gmail.com

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