Steel Beauty Tattoo & Piercing

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About Us

Established in December of 1999 Steel Beauty was one of the first Tattoo and Piercing studios in Redbridge. With Sean Lowery at the helm as owner and head tattooist, Steel Beauty has earned its place as one of the most reputable studios in Essex.

Following a motorcycle accident which left him with a broken neck Sean was forced to give up his previous career as a graphic designer but still wanted to find a job where he could make use of his creative talents, first training as a body piercer and then progressing to tattooing.

Almost two decades later Sean continues to improve and hone his craft and prides himself on offering a welcoming and homely environment for all our customers.

Starting as a manager in October 2012 Sean quickly convinced Tyler to train as a body piercer and by October 2013 he was fully qualified. He is now available every day for all your piercing needs as well as helping out with tattoo bookings and any advice you might need.

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sean

Tattoo is passion

Following a motorcycle accident which left him with a broken neck Sean was forced to give up his previous career as a graphic designer but still wanted to find a job where he could make use of his creative talents, first training as a body piercer and then progressing to tattooing.

Tattoo is passion

Starting as a manager in October 2012 Sean quickly convinced Tyler to train as a body piercer and by October 2013 he was fully qualified. He is now available every day for all your piercing needs as well as helping out with tattoo bookings and any advice you might need.

Tyler

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

What is the booking process at Steel Beauty?

To book an appointment simply pop into the store and have a chat with Sean or our manager/piercer Tyler and they can help you with quotes and any design questions you have.

Is there a charge for a consultation?

We do not charge for consultations, we do however require a cash deposit on all bookings.

What does the cost of tattoo depend on?

Our prices vary for each design, smaller tattoos will usually be quoted as one job whereas larger tattoos will be charged by the hour.

How much is the deposit and what is it necessary for?

We ask for a cash deposit to secure your booking and to cover any time lost should you cancel last minute or not show up. We are a business after all and unfortunately we can’t pay our bills with excuses.

Are deposits refundable?

All deposits are refundable provided you give us 48 hours’ notice, this is non-negotiable.

I have a design in mind, would one of your artists be able to draw something up for me?

We only draw designs for booked appointments to save any wasted time. When you come in to book make sure to have some reference images with you for the artist.

Can I see my design before my appointment?

Yes you can, provided the design has been finished, you can always ask and we will contact you when your design is ready.

Can I get a white ink tattoo at your studio?

We do not recommend white ink tattoos as white is a very weak pigment and very often will fade very quickly without a black outline to hold it.

What is the minimum age to get tattooed?

In the whole of the UK the minimum age for tattoos is 18 with I.D, if a studio is willing to tattoo you underage just imagine what other rules they’re willing to overlook.

Do I need I.D? What form of I.D will you accept?

We only accept passport or driving licence I.D

What should/shouldn’t I do before getting tattooed?

Do:

  • Have something to eat beforehand
  • Bring a sugary drink if you are susceptible to fainting
  • Make sure you have any outstanding balance for your tattoo with you
  • Show up on time or let us know if you will be late
  • Bring a friend for moral support if you want (just one will do)
Don’t:
  • Drink alcohol/use drugs for 24 hours beforehand
  • Show up with a completely new design you just decided to have instead
  • Bring your children with you, under 16’s are not allowed downstairs in the tattooing area due to hazardous materials
  • Show up without I.D if you are under 25, we will not tattoo you and you will lose your deposit
  • Be rude, loud or obnoxious. Tattoos do hurt and the last thing you want to do is upset your tattooist.

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contact us

414 Cranbrook Road, Ilford IG2 6HW

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 10am - 6pm

+44 20 8518 0807

steelbeauty@hotmail.com