Fine Line Tattooing

Fine lines|Ornamentals|Dotwork

If you’re looking to get a small and delicate tattoo, fine line is the best option. Fine line tattoos generally consist of lines, dots, partial solid pigment and shading.

This style of tattoo fortunately is less painful than the traditional tattoo as fine line tattoos are usually created with a single or 3rl needle (3 round liner) which contains only three needle tips therefore not as intense as the thicker needles used for traditional tattoos. Due to using a thinner needle, more intricate details can be added to make the design pop.

Fine line tattoos are usually monochromatic, this allows faster healing time compared to coloured tattoos as the needle does not need to penetrate the skin as deep.

What To Expect At Your Appointment

  • The area in which is being tattooed will be cleaned and prepped
  • We will discuss if there’s any adjustments to be added or removed from the design
  • I will size up a few different options for what would fit the area best and we can readjust size if necessary
  • Any questions will be answered so you’re completely confident and we will begin the tattoo
  • You will be given verbal and written aftercare advice


Please note that some of the restrictions on this list we need to be aware of but may not impact your likelihood of having the procedure or we may need GP consent.

  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Not under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Pregnancy or Breast feeding
  • Skin Diseases/Disorders
  • Diabetes/Epilipsy
  • Psoriasis
  • Heart Conditions
  • Keloid Scarring
  • Atrophic Scars
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Chemotherapy/ Radiotherapy
  • Blood Clotting Problems
  • Anticoagulant Therapy
  • Scleroderma
  • Immunosuppression
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Allergies to metal
  • Dizziness/Fainting
  • Any other allergies
  • Respiratory Issues
  • Herpes Simplex Virus
  • Hyper sensitive skin
  • Pigmentation Disorders
  • Haemophilia
  • Any imminent holidays planned
  • Infectious Diseases/ Fever