FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who are your artists?
Sea Shepherd Tattoo is an initiative of Geert Vons, artist and Sea Shepherd Artistic Director. Geert used to tattoo the crew on board the ships during several Antarctic campaigns. He also designed the Jolly Roger logo. You can find his work here.
We will have guest artists and events in the future, please follow Sea Shepherd Tattoo socials to get updates.
Do you tattoo all designs?
We prefer to do Sea Shepherd or ocean-related designs. Realistic designs, mixed with tribals in black & grey fits the style of Geert best. However, feel free to share your ideas with us. We don't do PMU, piercing or tattoo removal.
If this is your first ink, then please read the following guidelines:
Don’t rush yourself when choosing an idea.
Do your research when choosing a tattoo and an artist. Most artists have a specialty, think about this when choosing a tattoo.
Don’t sacrifice the tattoo you want to get a good deal.
Send us good reference material like photo's or drawings of the artwork you would like to get done.
Trust your artist.
Where is the tattoo studio?
The tattoo studio is in the Sea Shepherd Store in Amsterdam's Museum District, easily accessible by car or public transportation:
Alexander Boersstraat 52
1071 KZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone +31 20 2337701
Regular store opening hours are Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm, but tattoos can be done during or outside these hours.
Do you do walk-ins?
You must secure an appointment by completing the application and making the deposit below. This deposit will be deducted from the final price of the piece. We will be doing walk-in events later. Of course you are also welcome to come and visit us in the store. If you're lucky, you may get your tattoo straight away.
Do all proceeds go to Sea Shepherd?
Yes, absolutely. Sea Shepherd Tattoo is a creative way to raise funds for Sea Shepherd with all proceeds going to the campaigns. Our artists will not be paid for their services. For this reason, we can not give special rates to crew, volunteers or anyone else unfortunately.
Can you give a quote?
Pricing is charged by the piece. With the information you provide below we will give you the estimated cost. Due to physical diversity among clients, the actual details of each tattoo can vary depending on size, design, placement, skin texture, etcetera. Upon meeting you in person we can take all of these factors into account to determine the full work it will require in completing the given project. A final quote will be determined once all creative options are presented and the final design has been decided upon.
Don't hesitate to send us an email at email@example.com, so we can help with a unique design before finalizing your application.
What products do you use?
Sea Shepherd Tattoo uses Quantum vegan ink and Believa vegan aftercare.