Info for before and after your tattoo appointment

Thanks so much for booking your tattoo! Crucible is a queer-run safe space, and we always do our best to make sure you’ll be comfortable here. Let us know if you have any requirements or any other questions.

Please make sure you have read the terms and conditions of the deposit on Crucible’s website.

Crucible is CASH ONLY, but there’s ATMs right across the road.


309 Racecourse Road, Kensington 3031
If you might be late to your booking, please give the studio a call on (03) 9376 1585 to ensure I get the memo - this is preferable over an email as I may be with another client and not see your message.

Before The Tattoo

You can do a few things for your body to make sure your tattooing experience goes as smoothly as possible:
• Get a good night’s sleep
• Be well fed and hydrated
• Avoid excess caffeine / stick to your usual amount
• Get your vitamins - vitamin C aids in healing, so loading up on citrus fruits and dark leafy greens before and after the tattoo will help your body
• Avoid being hungover as this thins the blood and makes tattooing more difficult
• Wear comfortable clothing that provides access to the area of the tattoo

At The Studio

If you have any nerves about your new tattoo, don’t be afraid to talk it through with us at the studio. We have a comfy sofa, a glass of water, vegan jelly beans and a quiet outside area if you need a breather.

Crucible is cash only, but there’s an ATM right across the road. I do my best to quote accurately, but please be aware that if you change the design, size or placement on the day, your final price may differ from what was originally estimated.

It’s totally fine to bring a friend with you to sit in on the booking, but if you’d like to bring more than one person please do check in advance as some days are busier than others.

During the tattooing process my priority is to keep you as comfortable as possible, but different people prefer a different experience. If you’d like to have a chat, or would prefer to bring a book or listen to headphones - either is totally fine and I’m more than happy to accommodate your needs.


I’ll give you an aftercare card at your appointment as well as run through the basics with you - Click here for my more detailed aftercare tips.


Crucible is located:
250m walk from Newmarket Station (Craigieburn)
1km walk from Flemington Bridge Station (Upfield)
The 57 tram stops directly outside
Unlimited free parking at the rear on Eastwood/Parsons St

My station is on the ground floor - there is one step up leading into the front door of Crucible, and one step down leading to the tattoo area. Wheelchair access to the ground floor is available from the rear, although the entrance to my room has a tight corner that might not be accessible depending on your chair. Please let me know in advance if you require wheelchair access so I can relocate my station to a fully accessible room. There’s more details about accessibility on Crucible’s website.

Thanks, and I look forward to tattooing you!

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