Here you can find our FAQ, some of the most frequent and common questions about Fronte del Porto: booking an appointment, deposits policy, tattoo care and much more.
CAN I BRING WITH ME MY DOG/CAT/PET IN THE TATTOO SHOP?
It’s absolutely forbidden to bring any pet in the tattoo studio in both technical and not technical areas.
I WANT TO GIFT SOMEONE WITH A TATTOO, HOW CAN I DO IT?
In our tattoo shop you can find gift cards. You can chose the value of the Gift Card. Your lucky friend/lover will have to get in contact with the shop to utilize it and deduct the value from the total price agreed with the tattooer.
BOOKING, TATTOOER SELECTION AND DEPOSIT
CAN I GET A QUOTE ONLINE?
We prefer to give quotes face to face for customers who can pass by the shop because of Rome or surrounding areas. This allow to meet and create a custom project to satisfy clients’ needs.
For customers out of Rome and surrounding areas, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop +39 06 55300453 to talk to the shop manager and/or one of the tattooers and move forward.
DO I NEED TO BOOK OR LEAVE A DEPOSIT TO HAVE A CONSULTATION?
No, to have a consultation you just need to pass by the shop and talk to the shop manager and/or one of the tattooers. You do not need to book an appointment or leave a deposit for a consultation.
If you are not from Rome or the surrounding areas just send an email to email@example.com or call the shop +39 06 55300453 to talk to the shop manager and/or one of the tattooers and move forward
DO I NEED TO LEAVE A DEPOSIT TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TO GET A TATTOO?
Yes, to book an appointment after consultation you need to leave a deposit. The minimum for the deposit is around 30% of the total cost.
WHAT HAPPEN TO MY DEPOSIT IF I HAVE TO CANCEL OR POSTPONE MY APPOINTMENT?
If you have to postpone the appointment with a notification of at least 8 days you will not lose your deposit but it will be moved to next appointment.
If you want to move your appointment within a week (7 days) or less you will lose your deposit and if you want to postpone it you have to give another deposit.
If you cancel the appointment the deposit will not be given back even if you cancel it more than 8 days before the appointment.
HOW CAN I SELECT THE RIGHT TATTOOER FOR MY TATTOO?
The best thing to do is to pass by the shop and talk to the shop manager who will guide you to the more appropriate tattooer listening to your idea. If you are from Rome or surrounding areas have a look to the gallery of each tattooer or contact us here to book an appointment.
DRAWING AND TATTOO
CAN I GET THE SAME TATTOO OF ANOTHER PERSON? CAN I COPY A TATTOO FIND ON INTERNET?
We do not do tattoos created by other tattooers or found on Google or other searching websites. Every project is custom and based on the need of the client and competences of the tattooer.
CAN I SEE THE TATTOO DRAWING BEFORE THE DAY OF THE APPOINTMENT?
Every tattooer decides if showing the drawing before the appointment. Other tattooers draw the morning of the appointment, so it’s impossible to have a look to it before the appointment.
DO YOU PERFORM ANY TATTOO STYLE?
Yes, having different tattooers allow us to have a professional tattooer for any type/style of tattoo.
WALK-INS (GET A TATTOO WITHOUT APPOINTMENT)
CAN I COME TO THE SHOP AND GET TATTOOED?
Our staff works mainly by appointment to plan an excellent tattoo.
Despite this we have always some professionals available for tattoos without appointment (walk-in). You will not be able to select your tattooer.
CAN I CHOSE THE TATTOOER FOR MY WALK-IN?
Doing walk.in you will not be able to select your tattooer, but you will be able to choose between the ones available that day.
HYGIENIC RULES AND INKS
DOES FRONTE DEL PORTO RESPECT ALL HYGIENIC RULES FOR TATTOO SHOPS?
Getting a tattoo at Fronte Del Porto means having the more strict hygienic and sanitary rules in force today for tattoo shops in Italy
Washable walls and floors, only disposable technical equipment, germicidal products used every day in the shop guarantee the ideal environment for a safety tattoo.
WHAT TYPE OF TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT IS USED IN THE SHOP?
All technical equipment such as needles, grip, ink caps, razors, tongue depressors, polythene sheets, clip cord sleeves and spray nozzle covers are.
ARE YOUR INKS CERTIFIED?
Inks for tattoo are sterile and authorized by the current laws in European Union (ResAP (2003)2 and ResAP (2008)1.
HOW DO YOU CLEAN THE ROOMS WHERE I WILL GET A TATTOO?
All tattoo rooms are cleaned up with professional broad spectrum disinfectants, able to kill main germs and bacteria such as Gram Positive and Negative, including Listeria, Fungus, mildews, TBC, Virus (including agents for HIV, HBV and HCV) and spores.
TATTOO CARE AND CAUTIONS
I HAVE JUST DONE A TATTOO. WHAT I NEED TO DO TO HAVE A GOOD HEALING?
The steps for a good healing process are always explained before leaving the shop by the tattooer and/or the shop manager.
By the way to have a good healing follow these steps:
• Remove the protective film and wash with lukewarm water;
• Apply the aftercare cream suggested, lightly massage on top of the tattoo to have the cream completely absorbed by the skin;
• Apply a protective film before going to bed after washing the tattoo for 3 nights;
In the following days:
• Wash with neutral soap one time per day
• Apply the aftercare cream suggested for 10 days, 3 times per day
• From day 10, it’s suggested to hydrate the tattoo with the suggested aftercare cream one time per day till the healing process is completed.
Moreover, do not go swimming in the sea or in the swimming pool and do not expose the tattoo directly to sunbeams.
Keep in contact of the tattoo only fabrics with natural fibers avoiding synthetic fibers. After 1 month pass by the shop for a control with your tattooer
Do not listen to friends who reclaim to be expert of tattoo care!
CAN I GET A TATTOO IN SUMMER TIME?
Absolutely yes. There are some rules to follow to get a perfect tattoo in summer time:
• Always using high intensity solar cream (recommended 50+) on the tattoo area in case of direct exposure to sunbeams
• Do not go to the seaside and do not expose the tattoo to direct sunbeams for at least 7 days after the tattoo execution
• After one week (but we recommend to do this step forever) protect the tattoo with a high intensity solar cream (recommended 50+). We recommend this step also if the tattoo is older and for your entire life.
• Follow the rules for tattoo care here.
HOW TO GET TO FRONTE DEL PORTO AND HOW TO JOIN THE STAFF
WHERE IS FRONTE DEL PORTO?
Fronte del Porto is in Via Tullio Levi-Civita 66, in San Paolo-Marconi area. Click here to see the map.
IS THERE A PARKING CLOSE BY THE SHOP?
Parking in the streets close to shop is free of charge. By the way if there are no places to park, a private toll parking is next to our shop the address is Via Tullio Levi-Civita 60.
IS THERE A SUBWAY STATION CLOSE BY THE SHOP?
There are 2 subway stations walking distance from our shop: “Basilica San Paolo” stop (3 minutes walking) and “Marconi” stop (5 minutes walking)
HOW CAN I BECOME PART OF FRONTE DEL PORTO STAFF?
To be part of Fronte del Porto’s team, fill this form. Specify your style on “description” area, a short intro of yourself and attaching your portfolio (drawings and tattoos). Eventually you will be contacted for a face to face meeting.