Frequently asked questions

How do I get a booking?


Call us: 0432 771 324
E-mail us at hello@parliamenthousestudio.com
We are open Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5 pm, come say hi!
*some of our artists only open their bookings every few months, but we are happy to provide you with quotes and information ready for the bookings to open.




How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?


We will only tattoo you when you are 18+.




Can I pay with my card?


As each artist takes their own payment we cannot facilitate EFTPOS, but not to worry, there is a cash point next door, but we recommend to bring the required cash to your appointment. You will be reminded of this the day before your appointment.




I want to make a booking, but can't make it to the studio for a consult, can I book in online?


Of course! We are happy to book you in over e-mail! We will require a deposit for the booking, which you can pay via PayPal or Bank Transfer.




What is your pricing?


We require a $50 deposit for all bookings. If you need to reschedule your appointment please try to give us as much notice as you can, and if you fail to show up you will lose your deposit. Our shop minimum is $150 We price per piece and are happy to accommodate your budget, we can provide you with a quote if you contact us! at: hello@parliamenthousestudio.com. We do not quote over the phone.




Do you have any positions available? (artists & apprenticeship).


We are currently not looking for any more resident artists We aren't and will never be looking for apprentices, sorry! If you'd like to guest spot please email us, just bare in mind we only accept guest spots for a few weeks in the year.




I have a pre-existing skin condition and I'm not sure if I can be tattooed?


We highly recommend going to speak to a medical professional, if you need to know what we use when tattooing please e-mail us, we are happy to accommodate if you have certain allergies! We do use "second skin" on a lot of our tattoos, please advise us on the consent form if you have an adhesives allergy.




Are you wheelchair friendly?


We have 2 steps to get inside, then no more steps afterward. If you need assistance to get inside we are happy to help.




Are you vegan-friendly?


Yes, we are! We are a mixture of veggies and vegans here at Parliament House Studio, so we make sure every time we use a new product that it is vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. :)




Are deposits non-refundable?


We require a minimum of $50 for a deposit (some artists require more than that). If you do not show up for your appointment you will automatically lose your deposit and will be required to pay another if you want to book back in. We require a minimum of 48 hours notice if you want to cancel or reschedule your appointment, more notice than that is perferred. If you need to cancel you can text us anytime on: 0432 771 324. Please do not email us if you are trying to reschedule outside of our opening hours. We do not refund deposits, if you can no longer make your appointment and don't want to reschedule we can translate it into credit to keep on your client profile ready for when you want to make another booking, you can transfer your deposit and/or booking to another person, or you can use it to purchase a gift voucher. Credit and gift vouchers do not expire, see more about gift vouchers in our answers below on this FAQ page.




Can I bring someone with me to my appointment?


Due to our limitations on how many people we can have per room we advise against bringing someone with you to your appointment while we ahear to our COVID Safe Plan. However if you require an assistance person we can accommodate. Please do call ahead to check if you can bring someone because it depends on what artists are in and how many clients are in which varys daily.




Do you sell gift vouchers and e-gift vouchers?


You can purchase physical gift vouchers in-store with cash, or via bank transfer. Please check our opening hours and call ahead, so we can make sure someone is available to serve you. If you wish to purchase an e-gift voucher please email us: hello@parliamenthousestudio.com , please provide your first and last name and the first and last name of the receiver (please include preferred names). You can make this payment via bank transfer, gift vouchers are processed within our opening hours, any payments made outside of these hours will not be processed until we are back in our operating hours. Also please let us know their preferred artist if known. E-gift vouchers will be sent in a seperate email for you to print out or forward to the receiver.




I have lost my gift voucher, or forgot to bring it with me!


Not to worry, we keep a record of all gift voucher sales, and credit / deposit amounts. If you think you have credit for our studio please feel free to email and we will be able to advise you how much you have on your account.




Can I bring child to your studio?


We have a strict policy on not having any minors in a studio. If you are planning on bringing a minor with you please arrange childcare. We do not provide childcare and you cannot leave them unattended in our waiting room.