No Appointment needed

Rusty Nail Bar

20 Cross Street

EX31 1BD



Tel: 01271 267734 01271 267734

Have a tattoo designed and done at our Barnstaple salon

What should I get?

A tattoo is an extremely personal decision. It is something that you will wear with pride and as such it needs to be something you like and will be happy to have on your skin for a long time.

We don’t expect you to design your tattoo, that’s our job, but we do need some ideas of the kind of things you like. 

You should give considerable thought to size and placement and how it may impact on your life in the future. Sadly, there are some people in the world that may judge you for your ink, which could affect your employment potential.


Wll it hurt?

Everyone has a different tolerance to pain and as such while one person might experience discomfort during an appointment, others find it oddly pleasurable. If you are concerned about your ability to manage your pain, please contact us ahead of your appointment. We strongly discourage the use of topical anaesthetics and other skin numbing creams as these can affect the quality of your tattoo.

Which artist should I use?

Laura  is an experienced tattoo artists. When you have an idea of the type of tattoo you like, please contact us to arrange a consutation to discuss your design.
Alternatively, why not have a look at some of Laura's work when you come in and see if you would like a particular design.


I know what I want, now what?

Great! When you have an idea of the kind of tattoo you would like, please book a consultation. Ahead of your appointment, please think carefully about the size, placement and style of tattoo that you want. 

At this stage, if you are happy, we will take a deposit for your tattoo, which will be part of the final cost, and arrange for a convenient time for you to come in.


What should I do on the day of my tattoo?
Before you arrive for your appointment, make sure you’ve eaten and are well hydrated. Avoid the temptation to use any kind of topical anaesthetic or numbing creams.


Bring snacks and fluids with you to consume during your appointment, this will help your well being during your tattoo.

Do not drink any alcohol prior and avoid being hungover. It might seem like a good idea if you’re nervous, but it really is the worst thing you can do. If we suspect you have been drinking, we will not tattoo you and you will lose your deposit.


You may want to bring an MP3 player and headphones to take your mind off any potential discomfort.


If you have any questions about your appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

How much will my tattoo cost?
At Rusty Nail Bar, every tattoo is unique and as such the price for each piece is different.


Once you have an idea of the work you would like done, please contact us and we’ll be able to discuss a competitive, honest price for your tattoo.