Terms and conditions
The following terms are used in these General Terms and Conditions.
1.1 Cirusso Art has 5 locations: Antwerp, Aalst, Hasselt, Geraardsbergen and Kortrijk. Hereafter
referred to as Cirusso Art.
1.2 Client: the natural person who places an order with Cirusso Art to have a tattoo applied or to
whom Cirusso Art provides products or services.
1.3 Agreement : any agreement between Cirusso Art and Client to supply products or services,
including having a tattoo or piercing applied.
2.1 These General Terms and Conditions apply to all agreements between Cirusso Art and the
Client, in which Cirusso Art acts as (potential) seller and/or supplier of products and/or services.
Departures from these General Terms and Conditions can only be made in writing and with the
express consent of Cirusso Art.
2.2 All deliveries of products and/or services by Cirusso Art are delivered without exception by,
under contract, Cirusso Art persons and never by the separately acting persons engaged by or on
behalf of Cirusso Art, such as guest tattooists.
2.3 The Client entering into an Agreement with Cirusso Art expressly agrees to these Terms and
Conditions used by Cirusso Art
3. OWN RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK
3.1 All orders from the Client to Cirusso Art are given under the Client’s own responsibility and at
the Client’s own risk.
3.2 By ordering Cirusso Art to apply a tattoo, the Client declares to be familiar with all possible
consequences of the treatment, including medical, psychological and social consequences. The
Client is aware that body adornments applied by or on behalf of Cirusso Art can never be
completely or cosmetically removed.
3.3 By commissioning Cirusso Art to apply a tattoo, the Client also declares that he/she is in good
health, does not suffer from any form of allergy, hemophilia, diabetes, immune disorder, skin
condition or otherwise and is not infected with blood-borne diseases (such as HIV, hepatitis A, B
or C or the like) and that his/her treatment is also in no way likely to endanger the health of
Cirusso Art’s employee or third parties.
3.4 Client warrants that he/she is 16 years of age or older and has made his/her decision to get a
tattoo by Cirusso Art well-considered.
3.5 In the event that the person wishing to be treated by Cirusso Art is between the ages of 16
and 18, treatment/delivery by Cirusso Art shall only take place with the written consent and in the
presence of his/her parent or guardian. In that case, the parent/guardian is considered the Client.
3.6 Cirusso Art does not treat children under the age of 16 without the consent of parent/
3.7 Cirusso Art always has the right to ask the Client to show a valid identification document, to
make and keep copies thereof. If the Client does not show valid identification, Cirusso Art has the
right to refuse the assignment.
4.1 By placing an order with Cirusso Art, the Client acknowledges that Cirusso Art has an
obligation of effort. Cirusso Art will use its best efforts to achieve the intended result. Cirusso Art
can never guarantee that the intended result will actually be achieved. Cirusso Art is not liable for
not or not fully achieving the intended result, nor for any damage that might arise as a result of a
treatment, unless it is established that the damage is due to his/her willful misconduct or gross
4.2 In the event Cirusso Art is found liable for any damage suffered by the Client, the
compensation will be limited to the amount Cirusso Art has charged the Client for the relevant
supply of products or services.
4.3 Any right to compensation for damages shall in any case lapse to the extent that the Client
has not taken measures to limit the damage or to prevent more or other damage immediately after
the occurrence of the damage, respectively, as well as has not informed Cirusso Art in the matter
as soon as reasonably possible of all relevant information.
4.4 Cirusso Art stipulates all legal and contractual defenses that it may invoke against the Client
to ward off its own liability.
Cirusso Art uses only colors/dyes for tattooing that have been verified and are under the control
of the applicable Ministry of Health.
6. APPLICABLE LAW/COMPETENT COURT
6.1 Belgian law shall apply to these General Terms and Conditions, as well as to all agreements to
which the General Terms and Conditions apply or partly apply.
6.2 Disputes between Cirusso Art and the Client, arising from the agreements to which the
General Terms and Conditions apply or partly apply, will be exclusively judged by the competent
judge of the Court of Kortrijk, unless Cirusso Art as plaintiff or requesting party explicitly chooses
the competent judge of the place of residence or establishment of the Client.
If and to the extent that any provision in these general terms and conditions cannot be invoked on
the grounds of reasonableness and fairness or its unreasonably onerous nature, that provision
shall be accorded a corresponding meaning, as far as possible, in terms of its content and
purport, so that it may be invoked.
8. FINAL PROVISION
Having a tattoo done by Cirusso Art is at all times at your own risk both by verbal and written
Don’t get a tattoo:
– On areas where you have undergone plastic surgery or radiation within the past year;
– On a scar that is less than a year old;
– In an area tattooed less than six weeks ago;
– On a spot where a tattoo was lasered away less than three months ago;
– On irritated skin such as bumps, dark birthmarks or swelling;
– If you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
– If you are allergic to tattoo materials or ink.
In addition, it is not recommended that you get a tattoo if any of the
following situations apply to you:
– problems with blood clotting
– chronic skin disease
– impaired immune system
– cardiovascular disorders
– pregnancy or breastfeeding
Do any of these situations apply to you but you still want to get a tattoo? If so, we strongly
recommend that you discuss your plans for a tattoo with your treating physician first. Your doctor
has the best insight into the stability of your physical condition (with or without the use of
medication). This allows him or her to best assess what the risks are when you get a tattoo. In
addition, read through the advice below, which contains some additional explanation about the
risks of getting a tattoo in your situation.
ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES
• Make sure your hemoglobin A1c level and overall blood glucose level are under control
before you get tattooed. This will reduce your chances of developing a wound infection or
inflammation during and after tattooing. To be sure of the correct level, it’s best to prick
yourself right before getting tattooed.
• In general, discuss your plans for tattooing with your attending physician first.
ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WITH BLOOD CLOTTING DISEASES AND PEOPLE
• If you have a blood clotting disorder or are taking anticoagulants, your skin may bleed faster
during tattooing and bleed longer than other people. To minimize the risk of serious
bleeding, large tattoos are not recommended. If you do want a large tattoo, preferably have
it done in several passes.
• In general, discuss your plans for getting a tattoo with your attending physician first. After
all, your doctor is the best judge of the status of your blood values.
ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC SKIN DISEASE
• In the case of a chronic skin disease (such as psoriasis or sarcoidosis in the skin, for
example), there is a chance that you will also develop your skin symptoms in the area you
have had tattooed. This is called the Koebner phenomenon. To reduce the chances of this, it
is not recommended that you get a tattoo at times when your skin disease is very active.
And also preferably do not get a tattoo in places where your skin disease is frequent.
• If you have ever had melanoma (skin cancer), or it runs in your family, it is not recommended
to get a tattoo. On tattooed skin, new melanomas are harder to detect at an early stage.
• In general, discuss your plans for getting a tattoo with your attending physician first
ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WITH IMMUNE DISORDERS OR MEDICATIONS
THAT CAN WEAKEN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
• Even when done safely and hygienically, you are at risk of infection when getting a tattoo. If
you have an immune disorder (this includes leukemia) or are taking medications that can
weaken the immune system, this risk is increased. Therefore, always discuss your plans for
getting a tattoo with your attending physician first.
ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WITH CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
• If you have a heart or vascular disease, there is a risk that tattooing could cause
endocarditis (an infection of the inner wall of the heart). Because of this risk, it is not
recommended to get a tattoo if you do not have your heart condition under optimal control.
• In general, always discuss your plans for tattooing with your attending physician first.
ADVICE FOR PREGNANT AND BREASTFEEDING WOMEN
• Do not get a tattoo if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Not all risks surrounding tattooing
for pregnant women are known. Moreover, should you get an infection as a result of the
tattoo, you should not take certain anti-infection medications because of the risk to your
• The aftercare treatment is given at the end of your tattoo.
• The tattoo will be charged on the day