Kate Vainer is sweet and quiet person who's always in good spirits. She's also very versatile, you can certainly count on her if you should want a realistic tattoo, a mandala, or line work,... She works both with black and grey ink as with color. Kate listens very closely to your wishes in order to create the tattoo you've always dreamed of.
Tigers and Lions by Kate Vainer
Tigers and lions are very popular subjects for tattoos and are always in high demand. Kate always makes sure to add her own touch to those design though. For example, in the above picture you can see that she incorporated some mandala elements with a tiger design. She also once gave a lion a touch of watercolor and paint stripes to have to look plenty colorful.
In this way, even frequently requested design can become unique tattoos.
A beautiful half sleeve done by Kate, for a client who went on an unforgettable journey and wanted to keep that memory with her forever.
What our customers have to say
How does it work?
At Inksane we have a range of artists who each specialize in their own style. Kate herself specialized in black and white realism.
It’s the job of our Inksane reception to match every application to the right artist. When you send us an e-mail (Roeselare@inksane.be), we will find out which tattoo style you want and thus also which artist is the one for you and your idea. Sometimes we have to need to send a couple of e-mails back and forth to make sure we have enough info to select the right artists for you.
Make a tattoo appointment
If you have a preference of your own for a certain artist, for example Kate, then we'll still double check in order to make sure that said artist fits to the project.
If your initially preferred artist does not fit the project, we will make sure to hook you up with another artist. For example, if you mainly want line work, but the artist you initially chose is only really specialized in realism (which does not include line work), then we will propose a line work specialist instead.
Choose an artist yourself
Give the fact that Kate is a foreign guest artist, she is not permanently available with us.
When you make your appointment, she will most likely not be here in Belgium.
You can send us examples of what you like, but you don't have to. Ideally though, your examples should be works by Kate herself. The best you can do is explain in words what you want: e.g. 'I want flowers, with a mandala'. Kate will create her own design based on the photos and descriptions you provided.
You will get the chance to see your design on the day of your appointment. Our reception desk plans enough time to sit down with your artist beforehand and discuss the design or adjust it if needed.
If you insist on seeing your design in advance, e.g. a few days earlier, you most certainly can. That might also make it possible for Kate to ask further question in order to adequately finish the design.
An appointment like that takes +/- 30 min. This means that your tattoo appointment is not at the start of her guest spot (=period when she is with us in the shop), but more in the middle or the end.
See the design
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 the idea is not ideal for Kate, but rather for another artist, we will make sure to 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!
The free dates under here are always up to date and only an indication:
14-09-2023 - 29-09-2023
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Where are you located?
The Inksane brand now stretches over 3 shops
Roeselare: Ardooisesteenweg 166, 8800 Roeselare -. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sint-Niklaas: Casinostraat 39, 9100 Sint-Niklaas -. email@example.com
Brussels: Drukpersstraat 3, 1000 Brussel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Some guest artists visit every shop, but not all of them.
Every studio has a separate schedule.
When are you guys open?
All shops are open from Tuesday until Saturday, from 11h00 - 18h00.
Appointments with guest artists can also take place on Sundays and Mondays
Do I send my examples to the artist or to the reception?
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.
Are you open during holidays?
Most of the time we are indeed, but don't hesitate to contact our reception to be sure!
My appointment is on a Sunday, is that correct?
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.
Can I come and check my design beforehand/will the design be forwarded to me?
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.
Can I just get a design from you guys?
No, that is not an option.
Can I pay with card?
You can pay with cash, card and Inksane gift vouchers.
Can I buy gift vouchers?
You can! Visit our shop online or buy one at the reception!
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.
Do you have a price list?
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.
Can I come in the shop without an appointment?
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.
What is the price range for a sleeve?
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.
Is there a price difference between color and black and grey tattoos?
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 🙂
Do I need to pay a deposit?
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.
Can I bring someone to my appointment?
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.
What is the difference between regular artists and guest artists?
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.
What happens to my deposit if I can't make my appointment with a guest artist?
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.
What happens to my deposit if I can't make my appointment with a resident artist?
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.
How long does one day session take?
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.
Do you also do cover-ups?
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.
Is it possible to retouch a tattoo that was done by somebody else?
Yes, but we first need to see your old tattoo. Send us some clear photos if you want to book in via email or even better, if you stop by the shop.
Our reception will propose some possible Inksane artists for you.
Can I swim/work out with a new tattoo?
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.
Can I walk in the sun with my 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.
Can I get a tattoo during the summer?
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.
Can I get a tattoo when I'm pregnant?
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.
Can I go to you for piercings?
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).