Getting Your Tattoo

At last, the time has come! Whether you’re in for your first taste of ink, or a seasoned pro, here are some tips to make your session more enjoyable:

 

Prepare For Your Tattoo Appointment

Eat a Meal

Your sugar level will drop whilst being inked, so be sure to eat some food beforehand to maintain some energy. Eating also helps line the stomach if you decide to take painkillers (paracetamol for pain / ibuprofen for swelling).

I don’t mind you bringing snacks for when we’re on breaks – just try to avoid smelly things, please. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Stay Hydrated

It’ll stop you from getting woozy!

 

Avoid the Obvious

Shock, horror, drugs and alcohol are off the menu. I flat-out won’t tattoo you if you admit to, or I have reason to believe you’re under the influence, and you’ll lose your ยฃ20 Booking Fee.

A lesser-known tip: Please avoid drinking coffee, as it makes you bleed more. Like, comically more. It’s a mess. Please lay off the coffee and I’ll forever appreciate it.ย ๐Ÿ˜

 

Relax

I heard somewhere that pain is 80% mental…”Mind over matter” is a saying for a reason! Take control of the situation by letting the calm, relaxing environment soothe you. For specific tips, read my “Keeping Calm” blog post.ย ๐Ÿ˜Œ

 

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During Your Tattoo Sesh

Ask for Breaks if You Need Themย ๐Ÿต

If you haven’t already figured out, things are super chill at NAOHOA. If it’s all getting a bit much and you need a break, you need only ask. Remember, bevvies are on the house! Get your fill of tasty loose-leaf teas from award-winning Welsh brand Waterloo Tea and the snacks I leave out for you (please advise me in advance if you’re gluten-intolerant).

 

It’s Okay to Chat

More often than not, I’m happy to chat away during tattoo sessions. It makes the experience more enjoyable and meaningful. If you’d rather be in your own little bubble, that’s totally cool too. My only exception is when doing intricate line work, as it demands a level of concentration I can’t divide effectively, so do excuse me if I’m silent during those moments.ย ๐Ÿ™‡

 

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Looking After Your Tattoo

If you’re a first-time customer, you’ll receive an Aftercare Leaflet in your Gift Bag. Otherwise, please visit the Aftercare Advice section, learn about Saniderm, After Inked or catch up on Frequently Asked Questions.

 

 

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Are You Ready?

Let’s chat~ย ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Tel / WhatsApp:ย 07935747219

Opening Hours: 11am-6pm, Mon-Sat. Please give 5 working for a response.

**Consultations are compulsory before getting a tattoo at NAOHOA**

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#NAOHOAstory…Forever Family & Faith

(1/3) “I’ve wanted a tattoo for 20 years and thought I’d treat myself for my 40th! Something to represent my family and faith.” ๐Ÿ˜Œย #NAOHOAstoryย .

 

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(3/3) First tattoo was a breeze~ Well sat and congrats on your fabulous birthday treat!ย ๐Ÿ’•

 

Nervous about getting your first tattoo?

Click here to find out what clients thought of theย #NAOHOAexperience!
http://www.naohoa.com/blog/first-tattoo/


Ladies That Plan

Over a year ago, I stumbled across a lovely-looking planner on Kickstarter called Minerva. After buying one for myself to support the cause (and attempt to get my shizz together), I was invited to join their Facebook group. Over time, I got to know the larger-than-life owner, Sophie Jewry. I love her honesty around being an entrepreneur, along with positive encouragement and helpful tips on how to plan for our goals. I really have no idea how she juggles her time in running her own businesses and supporting us lot in her online community!

We planned her tattoo a few months ago and finally got round to inking it. It’ll be part of a larger back piece to join onto some existing work. Here’s the first part of the puzzle:

Design Process

 

 

….did I mention she drove all the way from Norfolk to be inked here?! :O Honestly can’t thank you enough for your commitment, Sophie – I had a blast and it was fab to finally meet you in person~ย ๐Ÿ’•

 

Until next time! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

It was her first time trying out Saniderm too – here’s what she had to say:

“Day 2 of the saniderm over the tattoo and I’m loving it!

No cream everywhere, no sticking to my clothes, no peeling gooey skin… all that lovely stuff no one talks about when they talk about tattoos and you forget until you get another one how inconvenient it is LOL

Not anymore! Bloody brilliant stuff. Thank youย Naomiย – it’s a revelation!ย 

 

Fancy Visiting Wales?

Click here for tips on what to do and what to expect when you visit NAOHOA after a long journey.


#NAOHOAstory…Short and Sweetpea

Photograph of a customer at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, City Road, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

(1/3) “This will be my first tattoo…I’d like something small, pretty and delicate.” #NAOHOAstory

 

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Do you like the daisy or cherry blossom versions? Contact me to book yours now!
Once taken, they will no longer be available, so be quick!

 

Photograph of a custom-designed tattoo of a sweetpea flower, by Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, City Road, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

(3/3) Congrats to this client for getting her first tattoo! ๐Ÿต๐Ÿ‘ Always an honour when people choose NAOHOA for something so precious. ๐Ÿ˜Œ #NAOHOAstory

 

Want to hear what clients have to say about their first tattoo experience at NAOHOA?

Click here to find out!

 

If this has inspired you to start your tattoo journey, please get in touch to

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Comic Con Call-Out 2018

….How has it been a week since Comic Con already?! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Thanks so much to those of you who supported me during my first big event – I had a blast~ ๐Ÿ˜„ If you wanted to have a chat but I was on a break or talking to someone else for a while, please get in touch: info@naohoa.com. I’d love to hear from you!

Going by Zan’s notes from when I was away, here’s a call-out to some peeps:

  • Simon (Kylo Ren cosplay) who’s after a chest piece.
  • Andy from one of the stalls selling figurines who’s wants a coverup.
  • Marines dude who has or wanted a dragon? Think I may have spoken to you eventually but not sure.

 

Naomi Hoang from NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, signing an art print. Cardiff Comic Con 2018.

I appreciate that conversations lasted 5-20mins per person at times and you wanted to experience the event more, so if you were patiently waiting (or too shy to approach me on the day), please do get in touch – I don’t bite. ๐Ÿ™‚

PM/email is best as they’re easier for me to catch up with and I don’t answer calls when I’m with clients or outside of Opening Hours (11am-6pm, Mon-Sat). We can always arrange a timeslot over the phone if you prefer to chat before booking a consultation.

 

Let’s Chat!ย ๐Ÿ˜„

 

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Naomi Hoang from NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, signing an art print. Cardiff Comic Con 2018.

Instagram:

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I update this account pretty much every day, unless things are crazy busy and I forget to. ๐Ÿ˜› It’s currently the only place I’ll show what I’m up to live, via Stories.

 

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Currently, posts from Instagramย are forwarded to these accounts. Besides email, PM’ing me via the FB Page is the second-best way to reach me.

 

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What Else I got Up To

NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos at Cardiff Comic Con, selling Sugarskull Cubone and Geo Swan Art Prints by Naomi Hoang.Besides chatting to people about what I do here at NAOHOA, I was also selling and signing art

prints. Sugarskull Cubone and Geo Swan are currently available, with Ghibli Tribute on the way (available for pre-order).

…..Also, yes, that’s a Pokรฉball next to a NAOHOA ball. ๐Ÿ˜€ My friend Simon rendered it for me when I was obsessed with Pokรฉmon GO and wanted to do some themed prints/tattoos.

I also had a really lovely time getting to know some of the stall-owners, such as Gwen Davies, who let me have a go at henna for the first time (and sells gorgeous earrings!).

Overall, it was a fab weekend. I was pretty anxious leading up to it, but people were super lovely and it was completely worth doing. Now to sign up for more~ย ๐Ÿ˜˜

 

Thanks for reading!
Naomi xxx

 

 

 


Ghibli Tribute

Any Ghibli fans here? ๐Ÿ˜€ This is something I started with the intention of selling at the Film & Comic Convention (Cardiff), but it ended up being quite detailed and I wanted to spend more time on it.

Here’s how it’s looking so far:

Can you spot which films are referenced?

I’ll post updates on here, but if you wanna see them live, best follow my Stories on Instagram! (@naohoa)

Until next time. ^_^
Naomi xxx


Prize Draw

Word-of-mouth and top reviews are by far the best way for any business to gain traction. For an industry such as tattooing, that requires a large amount of trust, they’re absolutely vital.

Those of you who have experienced getting a tattoo at NAOHOA know how hard I work to be as accommodating and professional as possible. Since launching in 2015 it’s been a one-woman-band, and I really appreciate those of you who have taken the time to write a review.

 

As a ‘Thank You’, I run a seasonal Prize Draw, where you have the opportunity to win one of the following:

 

…all you have to do is leave me a review on Google AND Facebook by the last Thursday of January, April, July or October to qualify (I’ll announce the winner the next day via Facebook Live). Leaving a review on one or the other platform is super appreciated but doesn’t qualify you to the Prize Draw!

This applies to past clients only. Each participant can only win once.

Once you’ve done that, please fill in this survey, so I know your prize preferences. ๐Ÿ™‚ I may be in contact with you to check your postal address before sending your prize.

That’s all, folks~
Naomi xxx


#NAOHOAstory…Dreaming of Travel

 

(1/3) “I found you via City Life and really like what you do. This will be my first tattoo ever!”ย #NAOHOAstory

 

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(3/3) Dreaming of travel. ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ›ฉ๐ŸŒย #NAOHOAstoryย .
Well done for sitting through your first tattoo!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ

 

Here’s what she had to say:

“i had my first tattoo ,she did a lovely job, she is very clean .very professional ! and very patience, i was very scare but she made me feel very comfortable

thank you very much”

– Anto F.

 

Thank you, Anto~! It was a pleasure meeting you and I look forward to inking your next one.ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

 

 


Cardiff Film & Comic Convention 2018

Drawing by Naomi Hoang of the NAOHOA Team for Film & Comic Convention Cardiff 2018

Hey all!!

This year I’ll be doing my first ever Comic Con, where I’ll be available all weekend to meet and greet anyone who wants to talk tattoos. More often than not, it’s nice to meet the artist beforehand and build a rapport before getting inked, and that’s exactly why I’ll be around. ๐Ÿ™‚Drawing of a cute character knocking over a transformer toy, drawn by Naomi Hoang (Illustrator & Tattoo Artist, NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff, Wales, UK).

Alongside general chatter, I’ll also be taking requests to draw cute comic-style characters for sale. Want a self portrait or fun scenario of you and your friends? Maybe it’s your buddy’s birthday soon and you’d like to get them something special…check out my stall to buy art prints, tattoo Gift Certificates and one-off custom-drawn sketches!

Zan and I will be at the stall the whole time, whilst Aleks and Mike will be roaming around the venue talking to people about what it’s like to get inked at NAOHOA. If you can’t find me but spot them on your travels, ask them to guide you to the stall. ๐Ÿ™‚

If I can’t finish your sketch in time for the weekend because people wanna talk ink, I’ll post it to you for free!

Until then~ย ๐Ÿ˜
Naomi xxx


#NAOHOAstory…Henna Om

This client came all the way from Birmingham for a tattoo she’d wanted for about 3 years. Being her first taste of ink, she wisely opted for the Temporary Tattoo Package, allowing her to try on her design in two different colours (black and brown). There was quite a lot of traffic on the way down and she had to leave early to head towards Portsmouth, but we managed to get the bulk of it done! Whenever she’s ready next, we’ll neaten it up with a thicker outline around the outside. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Henna-style tattoo by Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

(1/5) “I’ve wanted a tattoo for years…this will be my first one!” #NAOHOAstory

 

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Henna-style tattoo by Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

(3/5) Sending off temporary tattoos for this Birmingham-based client to try out! ๐Ÿ˜Š #NAOHOAstory .

 

Henna-style tattoo by Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

(4/5) This is what a Temporary Tattoo looks like when it’s on! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ #NAOHOAstory .

 

Henna-style tattoo by Naomi Hoang at NAOHOA Luxury Bespoke Tattoos, Cardiff (Wales, UK).

(5/5) This is as finished as I’ll get for a long while, as she’s since moved to Canada! ๐Ÿ Still need to do a thicker outline around the whole thing to tidy it up, but well sat nonetheless for her first tattoo. ๐Ÿ˜Š #NAOHOAstory .

 

Testimonial:

“Naomi is an exceptional tattoo artist and highly skilled. I choose to get my first tattoo with Naomi because the studio was very welcoming, extremely clean and well organised. While I was there, Naomi made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I will definitely be going back there in the future.”

– Jen E.