Welcome to
The Art Studio

The Art studio is a private studio located in Geldrop in the south of the Netherlands and is open by appointment only. The focus is on creating a unique and personal project where we use your ideas as a starting point. At The Art Studio, your tattoo is a process not a product.

“Details are not details they make the design”

Artist

Rachel van Mechelen

Rachel specializes in Fine-Line Black and Grey

Artist

Lois Tacke

Lois specializes in Artistic Realistic Black and Grey

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

Process

We want to give you a good idea of ​​our working process in the studio. Getting tattooed is actually the last step of many in the process.

Every project starts with an idea. Before we can book an appointment for you, we ask you to send us reference photos in your request. After analyzing the reference photos, we assess whether your project fits within the style in which we specialize. Your ideas and references do not have to be fully developed, a theme, subject or look is enough for us. This can also be inspirational images of existing tattoos, photos, or paintings. We never copy work from other artists.

Drawing appointment
When you receive an invitation for the drawing appointment, a deposit is required to secure your appointment. When you make the deposit, you automatically agree with our terms and conditions.

The first drawing appointment is intended to get to know each other and to brainstorm about your ideas and wishes. We take pictures of the placement, so the composition is personalized based on your body. Your ideas are the starting point, but to guarantee the quality of our work it is important that we are given sufficient creative freedom. As a result, we will both be satisfied and you are assured of a unique and exclusive tattoo.

After the first drawing appointment, we will start working on your design. During this phase, the most time is invested in shaping your wishes and ideas. Every part in a design has a function and has been thought through to create the perfect composition. Because every project is unique, we cannot estimate how much time the design phase will take. A small project can sometimes require more design time than a larger project and vice versa.

Your design will then be presented and we will give you an exact preview of the digital design based on the photos of your body.

Based on the design, we estimate the number of sessions needed to realize your project. The number of sessions depends on multiple variables such as skin type, the size and detail of the tattoo and other factors that are not listed here. The number of sessions can never be guaranteed as each person and project is unique.

Sessions are scheduled in consultation. It is possible to plan the sessions back-to-back or to spread them out over a longer period. Please note that our rate is adjusted annually.

Process

We want to give you a good idea of ​​our working method in the studio. Getting the tattoo is the last step for many in the process.

Every project starts with an idea. Before we can book an appointment for you, we ask you to add reference photos by email with your request. After analyzing the reference photos, we assess whether your project fits within the style in which we specialize. Your ideas and references do not have to be fully developed, a theme, subject or appearance is enough for us. This can also be inspirational images of existing tattoos, photos, or paintings. We never copy work from other artists.

You can read more about booking appointments under the heading bookings.

Drawing appointment
When you receive an invitation for the drawing appointment, a deposit is required to assure us of the appointments. By paying you agree to our terms and conditions.

The first drawing appointment is intended to get to know each other and to brainstorm about your wishes and ideas. We take pictures of the placement, so the composition is personalized based on your body. Your ideas are the starting point, but to guarantee the quality of the work it is important that we are given sufficient creative freedom. As a result, we will both be satisfied with the final design and you are assured of a unique and exclusive tattoo.

 

After the first drawing appointment, we will start working on your design. During this phase, the most time is invested in shaping your wishes and ideas. Every part in a design has a function and has been thought through in order to arrive at a correct composition. Because every project is unique, we cannot estimate how much time the design phase will take. A small project can sometimes require more design time than a large project and vice versa.

Your design is then presented and we give you an exact preview of the digital design based on the photos of your body.

Based on the design, we estimate the number of sessions needed to realize the project. The number of sessions depends on multiple variables such as skin type, size and detail of the tattoo and other factors not listed here. The number of sessions can never be guaranteed as each person and project is unique.

Sessions are scheduled in consultation. It is possible to plan the sessions in succession or to spread them out over a longer period of time to spread the costs. Please note that the rate is adjusted annually.

Bookings

We only take requests by email. We are grateful and honor every request that is made. Once we have received your request, we will contact you as soon as possible. But please be patient as we receive many emails daily. We try to answer all emails within a week.

Rachel van Mechelen

Lois Tacke