Tattoo

Frequently asked questions

How much does a tattoo cost?

The minimum price of a tattoo in our studio is 1.500 CZK for small, simple designs. For more complicated motives, the price depends on the size, time required and location of the tattoo. For a price estimate, feel free to contact us at info@rootdown.cz or by phone at +420 603 466 466.

What inks do you use for tattoos?

We only use certified "vegan friendly" inks and inks from reputable brands that meet health standards and current European REACH guidelines and are safe for the skin.

Can tattoos cause allergic reactions?

By using quality and certified materials, we minimise the risk of allergic reactions, but we always inform about possible risks and perform sensitivity tests.

How long does it take for a tattoo to heal and how to care for it properly?

The healing time varies depending on the size and location of the tattoo, complete recovery of the tattooed skin takes approximately 3-4 weeks. We will provide you with detailed instructions and products suitable for fresh tattoo care can be purchased directly from our studio.

What safety precautions do you take regarding hygiene?

We adhere to strict hygiene standards, use sterile/disposable tools and disinfect the work area between each client.

Can I bring my own design or can you create an original design to my specifications and wishes?

Yes, you can bring your own design or work with our tattoo artists to create an original design.

Is it painful?

The painfulness of a tattoo depends on the individual sensitivity of the customer, the location of the tattoo and the duration. However, the vast majority of customers who come to us for their first tattoo evaluate the process by saying, "I expected much worse." ;-)

From what age do you tattoo?

We tattoo from the age of 15. We only tattoo minors between the ages of 15 and 18 when accompanied by a legal guardian.

Tattooers

Kóca

Tattoo

Kóca worked as a graphic designer for 8 years, initially in his hometown of Hronov in East Bohemia, and after moving to Prague, at the Agama studio owned by the academical painter Irena Macháčková.

After a chance encounter with his longtime friend Jarda Králíček, co-owner of the prominent Prague studio TRIBO, he decided to change direction and join the Tribo team. There, he managed the e-shop and wholesale of tattoo and piercing supplies. In his spare time, he observed tattoo artists, refined his technique, and in 2014, committed himself to the profession of tattooing. He spent most of his professional tattooing career at the Tribo branch in Prague 5, then in 2023 he moved to Prague 1, where he liked it so well he decided to stay after the opening of Root Down in 2024 and thanks to his great professional and personal qualities he became an indispensable part of the continuing tradition of tattooing in Klimentská Street.

In his portfolio, you'll find a diverse range of styles, from graphic and geometric designs combined with dotwork or vibrant details, to blackwork, Japanese manga, lettering, and even reproductions of children's drawings. Kóca typically creates tattoo designs tailored to each customer's preferences and ideas, ensuring that each piece is truly unique. His work is characterized by a distinctive graphic style and meticulous attention to detail.

His customers love coming back thanks to his warm, friendly approach, which makes the whole tattooing process more relaxed and enjoyable.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Kóca's interests include collecting statues and figurines with themes from film and comic books, a passion that also influences his creative work.

Close up of the tattoo machine. Tattooing.

Štoty

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Peter, known as Štoty, is an experienced tattoo artist from Trencin, Slovakia, who joined the Root Down crew with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. His artistic skills and technical prowess are reflected in every tattoo he creates. Stotty's work is known for its precision and detail, which is especially evident in his large sleeves and complex designs.

Štoty's portfolio is varied and shows his ability to adapt to different styles and techniques. His tattoos include both vibrant color compositions and elegant black and white designs. He enjoys working on original custom designs that match the specific desires and visions of his clients. Each of his pieces is unique and carefully thought out to reflect the wearer's personality and story.

Štoty is perceived not only as an excellent tattoo artist, but also as a friendly and professional person who creates a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere during the tattoo process. His clients appreciate his personal touch and ability to listen, ensuring that each design is exactly what the customer wants.

In addition to his artistic work, Štoty is constantly educating himself and keeping up with new trends and techniques in tattoo art to offer his clients the best. His passion for tattooing and commitment to excellence are evident in every piece he creates.

Bary

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Bary comes from the beautiful Bulgarian seaside town of Burgas. He first visited Prague in 1997, and although he has travelled a lot, he fell in love with Prague the most and has been living here permanently since 2009.

From an early age, he enjoyed drawing, which led him to apply to art school. He started tattooing at the age of 13, when he first tried his skill on himself. Over time, tattooing became his passion, which intertwined with his music career in a band. At the age of twenty-four, Bary decided to pursue tattooing full time and in 2004 became an apprentice to renowned tattoo artist Tarlito, a pivotal moment in his career. Talent and tireless work soon enabled him to open his own studio, Love Thy Neighbor, in his hometown of Burgas, where after several successful years he decided to take his work out into the world. Translated with DeepL.com (free version)

His favourite styles are traditional and neo-traditional, west coast, black and grey and realism. He draws inspiration from street culture, the sea, religion and animals, especially his beloved dogs. Each of his designs is unique and perfectly reflects the client's ideas and Bary's artistic vision.

Bary has worked in many prestigious tattoo parlors throughout Europe, including Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. Throughout his career he has met many talented tattoo artists who have inspired him, but Tarlito remains his greatest mentor.

In his spare time, Bary enjoys swimming, which gives him the refreshment and balance he needs to work hard. Most of all, however, he enjoys time with his family - his wife, two children and three dogs who bring him joy and renewed energy.

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