The right artist for your next tattoo

Gennadiy Golovach

Gennadiy Golovach is a Ukrainian guest artist. He mainly works around Japanese themes in his own realistic style. He gets his inspiration from the pre-industrial period of Japan which includes animals and natural elements. A lot of symbolism can be linked to his tattoos.

 

Japanese themes

This photo depicts a full Japanese sleeve in black and grey done by Gennadiy. Typical elements such as a warrior, a dragon, waves and smoke elements are integrated into one whole piece. All elements are placed in such a way that they follow the anatomy of the arm, which is very important for a sleeve design.

This tattoo was done in +/- 6 sessions.

 

A traditional part of Japanese symbolism is the Koi fish. This animal represents strength and perseverance. Getting a tattoo of a Koi fish would ensure that you'd become more courageous and stronger in order to get more out of life.

This tattoo by Gennadiy Golovach is very bold and shows heavy lines combined with bright opaque colors.

This tattoo was done in 2 sessions

 

Japanese chestpiece in full color by Gennadiy Golovach

Japanese tattoos are all about where they are placed. They are often large tattoos that take on the full shape of the part of the body on which they are meant too be tattooed. This colorful tattoo by Gennadiy Golovach shows a dragon and a Hannya mask. Two prominent symbols of Japanese tattoo culture.

 

Japanese, but also mixed with realism

Lotus flower tattoo

Part of a sleeve, 1 session

Doesn't always have to be about Japan

Skating in space. Tattoo on the forearm, 1 session.

What our customers have to say

Appointments always made via email and you always get a very quick response. Also, when a spot became available I was contacted immediately to see if I wanted to come earlier. The first meeting with Gennadiy it quickly became clear that he is a professional. Within a few hours the design was ready and he started working on it then and there. Meanwhile, my sleeve is almost finished. I will definitely keep coming back here!
Jonas Devlieghe
Klant Gennadiy

How does it work?

At Inksane, we have a range of artists who each specialize in their own style. Gennadiy Golovach is one of them.

 

It is the job of our Inksane reception to match every customer request with the best possible artist. When you send us an email, we'll figure out which style of tattoo you want and therefore which artist is best suited for your idea. Sometimes it might occur that we'll have to email a few questions back and forth in order to have enough info to select the right artists.

 
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Make a tattoo appointment

If you already have a preference for a certain artist yourself, e.g. Gennadiy Golovach, we will still double check if said artist fits your project.

Let's say that's not really the case, then we'll match you with the right artist.
For example, let's say you mainly want dotwork, but that your preferred artist only specializes in realism and Japanese (which doesn't include dotwork), then we'll link you up with a dotwork specialist instead.

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Choose an artist yourself

Given the fact that Gennadiy is a foreign guest artist, he is not permanently available in Belgium.
So at the time you book an appointment, chances are he hasn't yet arrived in Belgium.

You can send us examples of what you like, but that's not obligatory. Ideally though, your examples should be works by Gennadiy himself. The best thing you can do, though, is explain in words what you want: e.g. 'I'd like a portrait of my dog, in color, on my forearm'. Gennadiy will then make her own composition based on the picture you provided.

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Tattoo idea

You will get to see your design on the day of your appointment. There is always enough time to ask further questions, or to adjust your design.

If you insist on seeing your design in advance, e.g. a few days earlier, you can. It is also possible that Gennadiy may need to ask some further questions during this meeting in order to be able to finish his design.

An appointment like that takes +/- 30 min. This means that your tattoo appointment is not at the start of his guest spot (=period when he is with us in the shop), but rather in the middle or the end.

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See the design

Some additional examples

Buddha tattoo

Calf, 1 session

Hannya mask tattoo

Forearm, part of a sleeve

Koi fish tattoo

Forearm, 2 sessions

Request price and date proposal (free):

Via this form you can tell us what tattoo project you have in mind.
We will give you more information if necessary and a price proposal.
If that turns out not to be ideal for Gennadiy but rather for another artist of ours, we'll tell you.
With the price proposal, you will also get one or more available dates.
You are free to decide if you want to fix a date or not.
This information is entirely free!

























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In addition to tattooing, Gennadiy often paints and draws up sketches.

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FAQ

All shops are open from Tuesday until Saturday, from 11h00 - 18h00.

Appointments with guest artists can also take place on Sundays and Mondays

Our reception takes care of the bookings, organization and appointments.

Often the high artistic qualities of our artists are accompanied by a lack of social and organizational skills 😉
That's not always the case though, but it's a handy guideline.

Most of the time we are indeed, but don't hesitate to contact our reception to be sure!

Our reception is open from Tuesday until Saturday.
You can walk in without appointment, with all your questions.

Appointments with our guestartists could be on a Sunday, Monday or holiday because they usually work 7/7 for the short period they are here.

A guest artist is a high level artist from another country coming to our shop for a short period of time (for example 3 weeks).

Checking the design always happens in our shop. We don't send the design by e-mail. Because your guest artist is not in the shop permanently, checking your design beforehand is not always convenient. If you really want to see your design beforehand, we could for example schedule an appointment of 15 minutes on day 1 and have you tattooed on day 5.

We schedule one client per guest artist a day. On the day of your appointment you will have enough time to discuss and adapt your design if necessary.

Would you like to see the design beforehand? Be sure to let the reception know when booking your appointment.

You can pay with cash, card and Inksane gift vouchers.

You can! Visit our shop online or buy one at the reception!

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You can choose the amount you want to put on it yourself.

Gift vouchers are valid for 1 year (the appointment has to be made within 1 year, the tattoo can be placed afterwards).
During the pandemic we obviously don't pay attention to the expiration date. 😉

You can use this gift voucher for tattoos and piercings in all of our shops.

There is no general price list. We work with a wide range of different tattoo artists: each of them has its own price rates and waiting period.

Some artists work with an hourly rate, others prefer a set price.
Our guest artists mostly have a day session price rate.

If you send us an e-mail with the tattoo you have in mind, we can give you a price estimation. In order to do this of course, we have to know what you want, which style, size, color or black and grey and body placement. If you don't know how big the tattoo should be or where to place it.. don't worry, our reception is happy to help you!

With the necessary information our reception can hook you up with the right artist and give you a price estimation. All this with a smile and free of charge.

For sure!

Every Inksane shop has a reception ready to answer your questions. You don't need an appointment to come in.

If it seems necessary to have a chat with the artist, we'll check if that is possible. If not, we will book in a short appointment to discuss your idea with the artist.

That depends on several factors:

  • The style (and thus the fitting artist. Every artist has their own price).
  • The size of your arm.
  • The complexity (or simplicity) of the design.
  • Color or black and grey.
  • Your skin type: We only know this when we start tattooing. Some skin types take the ink easily, for other skin types it can take up to 3 times more time before the skin takes the ink well.

A couple of ground rules:

  • expect around 4 sessions with styles such as biomech subgenres, scripting and other classic allround.
  • 5 to 7 sessions with black and grey photorealism.
  • 9 sessions for full color realism.

Our reception is professionally trained in estimating the amount of sessions needed for any given tattoo.
If you mail us (or show us in person) your idea, we will ask the necessary questions in order to then point you towards one or more artists and give you an estimation of the price and waiting time.

A day session with the same tattoo artist has the same price, whether it's color or black and grey.
An artist specialized in color is not more expensive than an artist specialized in black and grey.

Though black and grey tattoos go faster, so you will see more result after one day session.

Fun fact: our realism artists almost always prefer to do full-color 🙂

Yes, when booking an appointment we ask to pay a deposit.
With a guest artist that's usually around 150 euro.

If you book in via e-mail , you will receive an automatic e-mail with a payment button.
Via this button you will go to our deposit section and you can pay online.

If you book in via the reception, you will have to pay the deposit in the shop. This is possible with cash, card or an Inksane gift voucher.

You may bring maximum 1 person to your appointment.

If you are booked for a day session, we do not recommend you bring anyone along. It will be a long day for your partner.

Regular artists are our Belgian (local) tattoo artists, that are in the shop every day.
Most of the time these artists are trained by us. They also speak (most of them) Dutch.

Guest artists, on the other hand, are highly skilled artists that we select from all over the world.
They almost never speak Dutch, but most of them can speak English.

A guest artist is only here for a limited period. For example 3 weeks.
95% of our guest artists return on a regular basis, so you can book in bigger projects with them and spread that over a longer time period.

If you don't show up to your appointment, your deposit will be lost.

This is also the case when you cancel less than two business days before your appointment.

Guest artists are only here for a limited time, and their Inksane schedule has been fixed for a while. They count on you to show up to the appointment, since it is not possible for them to find another client last minute.

When did you cancel? 

  • No show = deposit lost.
  • Cancelling less than two business days before (business days = Tuesday until Saturday) = deposit lost.
  • Cancelling more than two business days in advance (business days = Tuesday until Saturday) = deposit stays.

What if you cancelled on time? 

  • You can leave the deposit in our system until you book in again or you can receive it back as a gift voucher. The gift voucher doesn't mention a name so you can give it away as well.
  • If you book in again immediately after moving the appointment, we will transfer your deposit.
  • If you change from Inksane shop or Inksane artist, your deposit stays valid.

A deposit is never refunded in cash or by bank transfer.

This, again, is different for every artist, but here are some ground rules:

  • The session starts at 11h.
  • It will take approximately one hour to discuss the design, the anatomy, placing of the stencil, setting up the booth...
  • After that, your tattoo artist will continue until your design is ready. This could be at 15.00h but this could also be at 18.00h.
  • So don't plan your day in a way that you need to be home at a specific hour.

The hour at which your session is finished does not affect the price. Your price is a fixed daily price, and serves to finish that day's design. Some clients' skin absorbs ink easily, so we finish quickly, but it may as well be the other way around.

Some of our artists do cover-ups, some do not.

If you want a cover-up, say this from the start.

Most artists can cover a small tattoo with a much larger design. That being said, we have 2 cover-up specialists available: if your old tattoo took up your entire upper arm, your new tattoo obviously can't be much bigger. Our specialist will show you what is possible.

What you need to know about cover-up tattoos

  • A cover-up is always darker than your original tattoo.
  • You cannot use light elements or styles to cover (for example a portrait or a rose).
  • Give your artist as much freedom as possible. This way you will get the best result.
  • Ideally you laser your old tattoo a couple of times. The tattoo doesn't need to be gone completely but if the tattoo is already a little bit lighter, a lot of new possibilities open up for your new design. 

Are you looking for a good tattoo laser company? Ask our reception.

Yes, but we first need to see your old tattoo. Send us some clear photos if you want to book in via mail or even better, if you stop by the shop.
Our reception will propose some possible Inksane artists for you.

If your tattoo is still fresh, it is important that your skin doet not get too moist.
Moist skin holds less ink, resulting in a faded tattoo.

Bathing, swimming, sauna, sweating, though work outs... they make your skin soft and moist. So we recommend you do not practice any of said activities before your tattoo is fully healed.

We recommend about 3 weeks of carefully taking care of your new tattoo.

No: we do not recommend you go out sunbathing. Not only during the first weeks after your tattoo, but also afterwards: a tattoo is only fully healed after 3 months.

Moreover, a tattoo is based on contrast. The lightest part of your tattoo is your skin color. The darkest part is the blackest ink. If you sunbathe often, your skin will get darker, and so will the lightest part of your tattoo. This leaves you with less contrast, and makes your tattoo less 'readable'.

Finally, long exposure to the sun can break down the tattoo pigment. You should pay attention to that for the rest of your life.

It doesn't matter really, as long as you don't expose the tattoo too much to the sun, and don't go swimming...
Getting your lower arm tattooed right before you leave for a holiday is not very wise.

Getting a tattoo during the winter/autumn/spring makes more sense but that shouldn't hold you back from getting one in the summer.

No.

There isn't a direct side effect between tattooing and a pregnancy but it's better to not take any risks during this period.

Enduring the pain of getting tattoed for a whole day also weakens your immune system a bit. You will be tired after such a session (pregnant or not 😉 ).
You want to avoid that, because you'll need as much energy as you can get a hold of in order to take care of your baby.

Of course! We have a webshop with high-end piercing jewelry. You can also book an appointment online to get pierced.

This is possible in each of our three studios (Roeselare, Sint-Niklaas, Brussels).

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