Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Where can I can find the Bodycult studios?
Click here for more information about the studios and their locations.
Do I have to make an appointment?
Occasionally an appointment is required for some tattoos, as some personal ideas might take some time to design
or when you want to be helped on a specific day. For Piercing no appointments are needed, a short wait is sometimes
necessary but Bodycult does offer light refreshments to make your wait more enjoyable. Appointments can only be made in
the studios by means of a down payment, not by phone.
How old do you have to be?
The legal required age is 16, unless accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian. Please make sure that both
parties bring valid identification.
Does Bodycult have a gift certificate?
Yes, you can purchase these in one of our studios to any value you want, they're valid for Tattoo, Piercing and
Jewellery. So surprise your loved one or friends with this exciting present, so you'll be sure there's no turning back
for any of them.
Can I pay with credit or pin cards?
Yes, you can pay with both PIN and credit cards.
Can I work at Bodycult?
Bodycult is always looking for new talent! Please see our Jobs page for more
I still have a question!
Please contact one of the studios and we will be able to answer all
Tattoo & Piercing Questions
Do you use anaesthesia and is it painful?
Beside the fact that in Holland it is forbidden to use local anaesthesia by means of an injection in Tattoo &
Piercing studios, it is neither a good idea. Because as you can imagine an actual piercing will only take a
second whereas having to inject the anaesthesia fluid is much more painful. Anaesthesia for tattooing is also not done,
as you'll have to make numerous injections to sedate a certain amount of skin. The so called pain of tattooing is
rather more a burning sensation which is irritating and can get painful with bigger tattoos. That is why Bodycult advises
it's customers to split these up in several appointments, which is also more beneficial to the healing process.
What is and what is not allowed during the healing process?
The average healing period for a tattoo is between 2 and 3 weeks, depending on the size of the tattoo and the
customer's state of health. During this period it is not advised that you swim, sunbathe or participate in any contact
or extreme movement sport, as they may damage the tattoo.
For new piercings it is different. Depending on which piercing,
the healing period can be anything from 3 weeks to 9 months. During this time Bodycult advises you not to swim, play any
direct contact sports or put any kind of pressure on the new piercing. Its no problem however to practise all other forms
of sports and in this case sunbathing is very beneficial to the healing process. It is also important during the healing
process not to indulge in excessive alcohol or drug consumption as this will prolong the healing process considerably.
You will receive a complete Bodycult aftercare instruction form telling you exactly how to take care of your Tattoo or
Can I bring my own Tattoo design?
Absolutely! The Bodycult artists will only be to pleased to discuss the possibilities of your work and will advice
you accordingly on achieving that extra look.
Can I cover my old tattoo up with a new one?
Yes, but with some restrictions. Most of the time an artist can work with an old design. However, large and dark
tattoos can often be difficult to cover successfully. But difficult it may be, the Bodycult artists work with similar
problems daily and they all have their own little secrets of getting the job done. So if you want some information about
the possibilities with your tattoo drop by and show us what you got!
Is Piercing dangerous?
Piercing is not without risk if done unprofessionally. The judgement for the depth and the marking is different for
each piercing and individual and should therefore be left to the professional Bodycult piercers only.
What happens when I take the Piercing jewellery out
Practically all piercing holes will close up after removing the jewellery leaving very little or no trace at all of
the original piercing holes, with exception of some parts.