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Answers to common inquiries / Testimonials


Do i need to book an appointment to come and discuss my tattoo ideas with you?

It is advised that you do yes to make sure we’ll have enough time to discuss your design. The initial consultation is always free, with no strings attached. If you have an idea of what you want, bring any reference images with you. If you are unsure, don’t worry, we’ll figure it out together!

What's the best way to contact you?

All info can be found on our contact page.

I have days off work on Sundays. Any way to book an appointment for a Sunday?

We are sometimes open on Sundays. However, you need to let us know to book you in.

Do you accept walk-ins?

If we have any gaps in our schedule we are happy to accept walk-ins. However, let us know before you come in to make sure there is a tattooer or piercer available that can do any work on you.

Is it safe to get a tattoo?

At Gorilla Tattoo Paphos safety and cleanliness is crucial to us. We use pre-sterile, single-use, pre-wrapped, and individually packaged products. Customers can see the new needles opening right from the package. Moreover, the disinfectant/sanitizer products we use are always medical-grade, used in hospitals and clinics. We have been working in the UK and internationally before opening the shop in Cyprus. Therefore, we can ensure you that we have some of the strictest cleanliness and sterilization rules around!

Are your premises accessible for disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility (PRM)

Yes. Please let us know when you are willing to visit so we can reserve the parking in front of the shop for you.  Moreover, we will prepare the station on the ground floor of our studio.

What aftercare cream shall i use for my tattoo?

We have a lot of aftercare tattoo products at our shop. Your artist will be able to advise you on what’s best for your skin type.

When can i go to the gym after my tattoo session?

This depends on the size of your tattoo and how fast it heals. For instance, especially on large projects, avoid going to the gym and doing heavy exercise for an average of 2 weeks. Our aftercare guide will give you lots of helpful information on how to take care of your tattoo!

If I have any questions about tattoo aftercare can I contact you for advice?

Yes of course!! You can contact us any time, even outside opening hours. Make sure that you read and understand our aftercare guide as a lot of useful information is included in that text!

Do tattoos hurt?

This is the most common question, especially coming from people that are considering getting their first tattoo. The answer is yes, and no! Our first-time customers always say that they expected the process to be much more painful. If you are worried or over-sensitive, we always suggest starting with a small tattoo. That way you will get an idea of how it feels and what to expect. Different people experience different levels of pain. If you avoid the bony part of the body, thin skin, and nerve endings you should get through it with no problem. There are various numbing sprays and tattoo anesthetic creams. Above all, let us know before using any of them or if you need any further info.

Very importantly, before you come in for the appointment, read our prep guide. It will give you a lot of tips on how to prepare a tattoo!

Do you do piercing with a piercing gun or needle?

Piercing guns are unsafe and banned by the Association of Professional Piercers. We use cannula piercing needles for all parts of the body. We explain the tools that we use on our site. Therefore, you should check it out so you know exactly what to expect!

Is tongue piercing safe?

Not everyone can get a tongue piercing. It all depends on the anatomy of your tongue. In other words, we will be able to tell you once we examine it in person. Our tongue piercing guide should give you enough information on the process.

Do you do eyeball tattoo?

NO!! this procedure, scleral tattooing is extremely dangerous and can pose serious risks. It involves a syringe injecting ink straight into the eyeball. It has nothing to do with techniques of tattooing on skin. Under no circumstances we don’t advise anyone to get it done.

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

In Cyprus, the minimum age is 18. However, with parental consent, the legal age is 16 and above.

Can i get a tattoo if i have allergies?

If your body reacts to certain substances you should first discuss your dermatologic complications with your doctor and dermatologist.


Can I drink alcohol after getting a tattoo?

The short answer is yes, moderately of course, but we advise you to stay away from alcohol for the first 24 hours after your session. Keep in mind that water consumption and maintaining hydration are crucial for the healing stages, therefore if you drink alcohol, remember to put a lot of water in your body.


How to get to your shop by Bus?

Buss Route: 649
Buss Stop 747: Democracy Avenue 6 (50 meters away from the shop).

Buss Route: 608
Bus Stop 187 (or 260/ El. Venizelou): Democracy avenue 3 (1.1km away from the shop).

Bus Route 603
Buss Stop 909: Christodoulou Sozou 2 (1.6km from the shop)


Please be sure to double check the routes in case there are changes or route cancellations. There is a local andoid/apple app called “Cyprus Bus” that might be helpful.





Great person with great personality, excellent work, got a small tattoo and 100% satisfy with the work. Will surely wanna visit again for the next one and bigger from previous. Thank you for this service.Aman Deep


Amazing people there and they certainly know their stuff. Extremely clean and so stylish.amorgosification



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