save the pigments

Hello,

As some of you may have heard, the EU Tattoo REACH regulation will enter into force at the beginning of January 2022. The law is intended to regulate tattoo products throughout Europe in a standardized way.

For tattooers this means that we no longer can use a lot of tattoo colors. Unfortunately, it is not yet clear which ones. My hope is that the companies that produce tattoo inks will soon offer REACH compatible inks. For now it looks like we have a colorless time ahead.

Everybody who has an ongoing color tattoo project, please contact me, so we can make appointments for this year.

You can find more information here:
www.safethepigments.com
www.feelfarbig.com

There is also a petition you can sign.

Take care,

Claude


 

I will be tattooing again starting next week

Hello everyone,

as of May 22nd, 2021 tattooing is allowed in Hamburg again. Yeah!

Here’s what happens next:

I will contact everyone whose appointments have been cancelled due to the lockdown by e-mail to arrange a new appointment.

For new tattoo projects, feel free to e-mail me at with the usual information (motif, placement, size, color/black).

If you have any suggestions or ideas on how we can make this work in the safest way for all of us, please write to me.

Many greetings and I look forward to seeing you!
Claude

Information and rules of conduct during the Corona time at the tattoo studio


Closed

Update: tattoo shops remain closed.

Starting April 2nd, 2021 tattoo shops in Hamburg have to close again, probably until April 18th. If the closure of the shops will be extended, I will announce it here and on Instagram.
For everyone who had an appointment in this period, I will contact you by e-mail.

Until then, take care of yourselves.
Claude


Open for Business

>> Up-to-date Information and rules of conduct during the Corona time at the tattoo studio

Information and rules of conduct during the Corona time at the tattoo studio have been updated. Please read the current post about it.

Hello everyone,

from today on tattooing is allowed in Hamburg again. Yeah!

Here’s what happens next:

I will contact everyone whose appointments have been cancelled due to the lockdown by e-mail to arrange a new appointment.

For new tattoo projects, feel free to e-mail me at with the usual information (motif, placement, size, color/black).

Since Corona infections are on the rise, I have decided to only tattoo clients who have a negative PCR test that is not older than 36 hours or who have a negative self-test with them, in order to be responsible with my and your health. more


Closed

Update: tattoo shops remain closed.

Since November 2nd tattoo stores in Hamburg must be closed again, probably until the end of the month. If the closure of the stores is extended, I will announce this here and on Instagram.
For now, all tattoo appointments for December will remain. For all those who had an appointment in November, I will contact you by e-mail.

Until then, take care of yourself.
Claude


Open for Business

Since May 13, 2020 tattooers in Hamburg are allowed to tattoo again. If you had an appointment with me that had to be cancelled due to the corona restrictions I will contact you to reschedule. If you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact me via e-mail.

>> Up-to-date Information and rules of conduct during the Corona time at the tattoo studio

Information and rules of conduct during the Corona time at the tattoo studio have been updated. Please read the current post about it.

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Sorry, We’re Closed

Hi everyone,
thank you for dropping by!
Due to the coronavirus the tattoo shop is closed until further notice. Hopefully in the beginning of May I will know more about a possible re-opening date. But chances are that it is going to be a while.
Right now I am working on setting up a web shop, so I can sell some prints and t-shirts for the time being.

So please come back soon and check out what I have to offer.

Take care, stay healthy and #staysafe
Claude


about

I founded Unterstrich Tätowierungen in Hamburg in 2018 after having apprenticed at Mermaids Tattoo Studio in San Francisco for several years. As a queer, trans person it is of great importance to me to create a space with a calm, relaxed working atmosphere, where all clients can feel comfortable.

As a trained illustrator I am always curious to hear your ideas and am able to translate (almost) everything into a tattoo.
The styles in which I mainly tattoo are: botanical illustration, neo traditional, blackwork/linework. If you’re into decorative flora and fauna and queer subculture motifs, you’ve come to the right place. I also love motifs influenced by woodblock printing and etchings and enjoy translating your ideas into strong linework tattoos.

If you have a question, want to make a consultation appointment (of course also digital) or if you want to get tattooed, please send me an e-mail.


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