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Tattoo Artist - Faki

Faki, tattoo artist of Dream Clinic studio

Faki is an internationally acclaimed, professional artist at our Tattoo studio in Utrecht center, with more than a decade of experience.

He can cover technically all tattoo styles, though his favorites are blackwork, realistic and colored tattoos. Beside his extraordinary talent he has great attention to details and loves thinking along with the client.

Faki is a great pick for a first tattoo or to have a unique design.

Beside his work he loves trance music, strange animals,  Utrecht and Szasza.

Realistic black and white dog tattoo
Star wars tattoo darth maul utrecht
walvis tattoo utrecht fine line

Guest Artist - Niki
 

Niki, tattoo artist of Dream Clinic studio

Niki is an award-winning tattoo artist, with a unique style and great enthusiasm. She loves creating unique and personalized designs to turn tattoo dreams to reality for her clients.

Her favorite styles are blackwork, dotwork and linework, but her colored tattoos are also a candy to the eye.

Beside her work she's a streamer of shooter games, she loves her dog, Morty, and she cooks like a chef.

Linework
Cute, colorful animals on chest
Medusa on shoulder of a girl

The way we work

At Dream Clinic Tattoo, we have acclaimed artists ready to bring your ideas to life. Best of all, there is always room for you - whether you decide to drop by spontaneously or schedule an appointment, we are ready to work with you to create something unique and make your dream tattoo come true.
 

Discover it all at Dream Clinic Tattoo!

 
Tattoo equipment of machine and inks

During your appointment we take time to inform you thoroughly about the entire process and the aftercare steps.

We can work from the pictures you provide, but we are also happy to make you a unique design based on your ideas.

We work in a private, cosy studio, that provides safe environment for our customers. We want to make sure you are absolutely comfortable before we start, for your best tattoo experience.

We pay attention to your personal wishes and our goal is to provide you with the best experience possible in a tattoo studio.

 

Hygiene and aftercare

You will always receive extensive aftercare information from us. Beside that, our aftercare instructions are available in details in the FAQ section, below, including some common questions and answers.

Also, you can download a document for yourself here.

Please note - you can call or message us at any time, if you have questions about the healing process!

Hygiene is also our top priority and we work in absolute compliance with the healthcare rules. This way (and by following our aftercare instructions) you will have a beautifully healed tattoo.

Full sleeve color tattoo

Our satisfied customers

Loes

"Had an amazing tattoo experience today with Faki. I am so happy with how it turned out. Faki was really listening to what I wanted and executed everything incredibly well.
Everyone in this shop is really nice and welcoming.
I really recommend this place, and I will definitely come back."

Constanza

"Dream Clinic is a great space for the art of tattoos and piercings. I won a tattoo and Faki did an amazing job with the design of my idea and the quality of the tattoo itself.
The place is completely tidy and clean.
I will definitely come back!"

Benny

"Great artists, very friendly, clean shop and the artwork is just amazing!

Well worth the money which was cheaper than i thought for a tattoo this size.

Will definitely come back!"

  • Aftercare instructions for piercings
    During piercing, a deep wound is created that takes time to heal. How quickly this wound heals depends on the location of the piercing, the type of metal, the skill of the piercer and the quality of the aftercare. If you take good care of the piercing, it will take 4 to 12 weeks for the wound to heal. Wash the piercing (with the exception of a tongue, lip or mouth piercing) twice a day while it is healing with a mild unscented soap. Sterile saline solution can also be used. Then pat it dry with a clean towel or tissue. Keep the piercing as dry as possible for the rest of the day. During the healing process, pay attention to the following: • Touch the piercing as little as possible. • Do not apply ointment to the wound or drip disinfectants such as Sterilon or Betadine (unless a doctor tells you otherwise). • Do not allow hair spray, gel or other products to come near an ear piercing. • Do not wear plasters over the piercing (only temporarily during exercise). • Do not wear tight or dirty clothing over the piercing. • Avoid hot tubs, swimming pools, saunas and steam baths. • Never remove the piercing yourself. Also pay attention to the following with an oral piercing: • Avoid kissing and oral sex during the healing process. • Brush the teeth regularly, preferably with a saline-based toothpaste, and if necessary use a chlorhexidine solution-based mouthwash. Tongue piercings: • It can swell up a lot at the first 3-5 days, that’s why we use the long (22 mm) barbell. After if it has totally healed (4-6 weeks), you should change it for a standard, smaller piece - usually 16 mm. • Do not play with it, do not chew it. Don’t eat or drink milk products, spicy, hot, acidic, crunchy food for two weeks. • Don’t drink alcohol or give oral sex for two weeks. • If possible, please don’t smoke during the healing time. If you can’t stand it, use mouthwash after each cigarette. • Consume liquid or soft foods for the first two weeks. • Brush your teeth three times a day and use alcohol-free mouthwash after every meal. Also pay attention to the following with a genital piercing: • Drink a glass of water about one hour before cleaning your genital piercing. This way you can pee out soap residue faster after washing. Soap in the urethra can cause a bladder infection. • Always protect genital piercings during sexual contact with an extra strong condom (e.g. a condom for anal sex) or a dental dam. Preferably have no sexual contact during the healing process. Please note: the skin around your piercing can become red and swell considerably immediately after the piercing. This is normal. But contact your doctor if: • you are concerned about the healing; • you become ill or develop a fever within a few days after getting the piercing; • physical complaints such as itching and redness have not decreased within 48 hours after application; • you suddenly develop new complaints 24 hours after installation, or the complaints worsen; • you want to remove the piercing during the healing process (for example due to complaints or symptoms of regrowth or rejection).
  • Aftercare instructions for tattoos
    - Do not take a bath, swim or sauna until your tattoo has healed. (This will take months, but it is mandatory to take special care of your tattoo in the first 4 weeks.) - Keep out of direct sunlight for 2 months. If this does not work, you can provide the tattoo with a sunscreen with a high protection factor after healing. - Always wear clean clothing over the tattoo during healing. - Do not touch the tattoo and do not scratch it if it itches or skin is slightly peeling.. - Do not use (skin) disinfectants as these can prevent proper healing.
  • Tattoo aftercare by using household foil/sterile gauze.
    Your artist finished your tattoo and added an ointment that is covered with household foil or sterile gauze. You have to remove it after a few hours and continue the cleaning yourself. After removing the foil or sterile gauze, follow the following aftercare instructions: - Always wash your hands before touching the foil or sterile gauze. You do this with a hypoallergenic, mild soap (pump bottle preferably, not a bar of soap). - Carefully remove the foil or sterile gauze and immediately throw it in the trash. Do you have ink or aftercare ointment on your hands? Then wash it again. - Always rinse the soap carefully but thoroughly. - Dry the tattoo by dabbing with clean kitchen paper, a soft cloth that does not leave lint, or let it air dry. - After drying the tattoo, apply on (with clean hands) a hypoallergenic aftercare ointment recommended by your tattoo artist. - After this, provide the tattoo with a clean piece of cling film again, do not use the first part of the film directly on the wound. - Repeat previous steps 2-3 times a day (including for the nights) for at least 3 days continuously. This will allow the tattoo to heal with a soft, slow-peeling layer of skin with less chance of scabbing. - After the three days, the use of foil is no longer necessary. Wash and lubricate the tattoo two to three times a day until the skin has recovered (average 2 to 3 weeks). Make sure you always have clean hands and that the tattoo does not dry out during healing. Often apply thin layers of aftercare ointment. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Follow the advice of your tattoo artist above anyone else.
  • Tattoo aftercare instructions for Second Skin
    Your new tattoo has been provided with a second skin film (polyurethane foil) by the tattoo artist. The second skin can remain in place for 3 to 5 days. The polyurethane foil/second skin creates an ideal wound climate for optimal healing. Follow further the aftercare instructions: - Always wash your hands before touching the second skin or the tattoo. You do this with a hypoallergenic, mild soap (pump bottle, not a bar of soap). - After 3 to 5 days, carefully remove the second skin and then wash the tattoo with hypoallergenic, mild soap. - Dry the tattoo by dabbing with clean kitchen paper, a soft cloth that does not leave lint, or let it air dry. - After drying the tattoo, apply on (with clean hands) a hypoallergenic aftercare ointment recommended by your tattoo artist. - The tattoo does not need to be covered with second skin further. - Repeat the process of washing and applying the tattoo two to three times a day until the skin has healed (2 to 3 weeks on average). Make sure you always have clean hands and that the tattoo does not dry out during healing. Often apply thin layers of aftercare ointment. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Follow the advice of your tattoo artist above anyone else.
  • Does getting a tattoo hurt?
    In short, yes. The level of pain can vary based on the location of the tattoo or the tolerance of the client. In general, most people describes getting tattooed as a scratchy, uncomfortable feeling than painful, so no worries.
  • Do you work hygienically?
    Absolutely. Dream Clinic is in possession of a GGD permit and works fully in accordance with the national guidelines for safe tattooing and piercing. We also follow all relevant requirements in the usage of compliant materials.
  • What styles of tattooing do you do?
    In our gallery you can see examples of our works. We provide quality tattoos in realistic, black and white, old school, new school and geometric styles, but upon request we can also fulfill other wishes, like trash-polka, ignorant or any special demands. Our artists can cover a wide range of of styles, though if we find a design unfitting to our skills, we will decline the request - for everyone's best interest.
  • How can I prepare myself for getting a tattoo?
    Most importantly: get enough sleep before the session and eat before arriving. You can also bring some food or drink that contains sugar. Wear loose clothing if needed. (You don't have to shave the area that will be tattooed.) Do not use drugs or alcohol 24 hours before getting tattooed! Don't sunbathe or use tanning beds 1-2 weeks before getting inked. If you feel sick or you are under medical treatment, consult us and also inform us if you take any kind of medications.
  • How long does a tattoo heal?
    The entire healing process of a tattoo takes about 2 to 3 months. The critical part is the first two weeks. During the healing time you have to take care of your tattoo with special attention.
  • Do you work by appointment?
    Yes, to get a tattoo, you always need to have an appointment booked. The easiest way is to contact us (by filling out our form or calling us) and have a consultation in our studio. Consultations are necessary, but completely free. During the consultation we can discuss the design and you can place the deposit - that is the way to have an official appointment booked. You can reschedule your appointment, however we expect you to let us know about the reschedule at least 24 hours earlier. Otherwise you may lose your deposit. For piercings you don't need to have an appointment or place a deposit.
  • When can I see the design for my tattoo?
    Our artists will have your design ready on the day of the booked appointment. Before the session you will go through the details and the process itself, also minor changes can be done if necessary. We prefer to show and discuss the design in person at first hand.
  • Can I get a tattoo if I am pregnant?
    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding the GGD advises against getting a tattoo or a piercing, due to an increased exposure to infections. Be patient, health is first!
  • Can you tattoo over a scar?
    To determine this, we will first need to have a consultation and check the particular area with the scar tissue. In most cases it is possible to tattoo over a scar, if it is old and healed enough.
  • How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?
    At Dream Clinic we tattoo from the age of 16, after the required validations and checks.
  • How should I take care of my tattoo?
    General rules for the healing process of tattoos: - Do not take a bath, swim or sauna until your tattoo has healed. (This will take months, but it is mandatory to take special care of your tattoo in the first 4 weeks.) - Keep out of direct sunlight for 2 months. If this does not work, you can provide the tattoo with a sunscreen with a high protection factor after healing. - Always wear clean clothing over the tattoo during healing. - Do not touch the tattoo and do not scratch it if it itches or skin is slightly peeling.. - Do not use (skin) disinfectants as these can prevent proper healing.
  • Aftercare instructions by using household foil/sterile gauze.
    Your artist finished your tattoo and added an ointment that is covered with household foil or sterile gauze. You have to remove it after a few hours and continue the cleaning yourself. After removing the foil or sterile gauze, follow the following aftercare instructions: - Always wash your hands before touching the foil or sterile gauze. You do this with a hypoallergenic, mild soap (pump bottle preferably, not a bar of soap). - Carefully remove the foil or sterile gauze and immediately throw it in the trash. Do you have ink or aftercare ointment on your hands? Then wash it again. - Always rinse the soap carefully but thoroughly. - Dry the tattoo by dabbing with clean kitchen paper, a soft cloth that does not leave lint, or let it air dry. - After drying the tattoo, apply on (with clean hands) a hypoallergenic aftercare ointment recommended by your tattoo artist. - After this, provide the tattoo with a clean piece of cling film again, do not use the first part of the film directly on the wound. - Repeat previous steps 2-3 times a day (including for the nights) for at least 3 days continuously. This will allow the tattoo to heal with a soft, slow-peeling layer of skin with less chance of scabbing. - After the three days, the use of foil is no longer necessary. Wash and lubricate the tattoo two to three times a day until the skin has recovered (average 2 to 3 weeks). Make sure you always have clean hands and that the tattoo does not dry out during healing. Often apply thin layers of aftercare ointment. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Follow the advice of your tattoo artist above anyone else.
  • Aftercare instructions for Second Skin.
    Your new tattoo has been provided with a second skin film (polyurethane foil) by the tattoo artist. The second skin can remain in place for 3 to 5 days. The polyurethane foil/second skin creates an ideal wound climate for optimal healing. Follow further the aftercare instructions: - Always wash your hands before touching the second skin or the tattoo. You do this with a hypoallergenic, mild soap (pump bottle, not a bar of soap). - After 3 to 5 days, carefully remove the second skin and then wash the tattoo with hypoallergenic, mild soap. - Dry the tattoo by dabbing with clean kitchen paper, a soft cloth that does not leave lint, or let it air dry. - After drying the tattoo, apply on (with clean hands) a hypoallergenic aftercare ointment recommended by your tattoo artist. - The tattoo does not need to be covered with second skin further. - Repeat the process of washing and applying the tattoo two to three times a day until the skin has healed (2 to 3 weeks on average). Make sure you always have clean hands and that the tattoo does not dry out during healing. Often apply thin layers of aftercare ointment. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Follow the advice of your tattoo artist above anyone else.
  • What kind of piercings do you do?
    We do almost all kind of piercings, except microdermals. You can find the piercing options and a price list below. If you have other request that is not listed in our site, feel free to contact us and discuss the options!
  • Do you work by appointment?
    For piercings you don't need to have an appointment or place a deposit. It is still recommended to book an appointment, in that case you won't have to wait and we can prepare to welcome you in our studio.
  • Do you work hygienically?
    Absolutely. Dream Clinic is in possession of a GGD permit and works fully in accordance with the national guidelines for safe tattooing and piercing. We also follow all relevant requirements in the usage of compliant materials.
  • How should I take care of my piercing?
    Aftercare Instructions: During piercing, a deep wound is created that takes time to heal. How quickly this wound heals depends on the location of the piercing, the type of metal, the skill of the piercer and the quality of the aftercare. If you take good care of the piercing, it will take 4 to 12 weeks for the wound to heal. Wash the piercing (with the exception of a tongue, lip or mouth piercing) twice a day while it is healing with a mild unscented soap. Sterile saline solution can also be used. Then pat it dry with a clean towel or tissue. Keep the piercing as dry as possible for the rest of the day. During the healing process, pay attention to the following: • Touch the piercing as little as possible. • Do not apply ointment to the wound or drip disinfectants such as Sterilon or Betadine (unless a doctor tells you otherwise). • Do not allow hair spray, gel or other products to come near an ear piercing. • Do not wear plasters over the piercing (only temporarily during exercise). • Do not wear tight or dirty clothing over the piercing. • Avoid hot tubs, swimming pools, saunas and steam baths. • Never remove the piercing yourself. Also pay attention to the following with an oral piercing: • Avoid kissing and oral sex during the healing process. • Brush the teeth regularly, preferably with a saline-based toothpaste, and if necessary use a chlorhexidine solution-based mouthwash. Tongue piercings: • It can swell up a lot at the first 3-5 days, that’s why we use the long (22 mm) barbell. After if it has totally healed (4-6 weeks), you should change it for a standard, smaller piece - usually 16 mm. • Do not play with it, do not chew it. Don’t eat or drink milk products, spicy, hot, acidic, crunchy food for two weeks. • Don’t drink alcohol or give oral sex for two weeks. • If possible, please don’t smoke during the healing time. If you can’t stand it, use mouthwash after each cigarette. • Consume liquid or soft foods for the first two weeks. • Brush your teeth three times a day and use alcohol-free mouthwash after every meal. Also pay attention to the following with a genital piercing: • Drink a glass of water about one hour before cleaning your genital piercing. This way you can pee out soap residue faster after washing. Soap in the urethra can cause a bladder infection. • Always protect genital piercings during sexual contact with an extra strong condom (e.g. a condom for anal sex) or a dental dam. Preferably have no sexual contact during the healing process. Please note: the skin around your piercing can become red and swell considerably immediately after the piercing. This is normal. But contact your doctor if: • you are concerned about the healing; • you become ill or develop a fever within a few days after getting the piercing; • physical complaints such as itching and redness have not decreased within 48 hours after application; • you suddenly develop new complaints 24 hours after installation, or the complaints worsen; • you want to remove the piercing during the healing process (for example due to complaints or symptoms of regrowth or rejection).

Our prices

The overall price of a tattoo can be defined only after consultation. We recommend for everyone to book an appointment for a free consultation, where we can discuss all details in our cosy studio.

 

In general, the minimum price for a tattoo is €80. During consultation we prefer to calculate a fixed price over an hourly rate (based on the size, complexity, location, etc).

We also provide full-day sessions for €600. (That includes an approximately 6 hours of tattooing, plus the preparation and breaks.) 

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