Ester Tarabal Tattoo artist
IRON & INK Copenhagen, Denmark

My name is Ester Tarabal.

I am from Barcelona, working at Dropout Collective studio in Copenhagen, Denmark.

I have a bachelor in Fine Arts (University of Barcelona), and I started tattooing in 2014.

Specialized in color realism, large and small projects.


*I don’t need a specific design: bring your ideas, and I will reply with suggestions!

*Booking for DROPOUT COLLECTIVE studio in Copenhagen ONLY.
If you wish for another location, keep an eye on Instagram to see my next guest spot.

*I will answer within 2-4 weeks. Fully booked until March 2022.
*Please, make sure to fill in the correct email in order to be able to get an answer.

Thank you, looking forward to hear your ideas! 🙂

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Color, black and grey, or a combination? Color projects will have preference as black and grey might be rejected.
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Note that you will have to sign a form confirming you are over 18.

How much does a tattoo cost?

The price is determined based on your design, and not how many hours it takes. It can be difficult to give a price on a tattoo if we do not know the deciding factors. The size and level of detail of the design are crucial. A large tattoo with many details means a higher price. Therefore, as far as possible, make sure to include approx. size, location, and style of your inquiry. The absolute best is if you attach reference pictures or illustrations.
Remember it is perfectly OK to say no to a tattoo if you think it is too expensive. It costs nothing to ask.

Why can't I get an exact price?

Often the design gets a little bigger or smaller than expected because we customize it for you on the day, therefore we often give a margin on what the final price will be. For smaller tattoos, we can typically give you a very accurate price.

Can you make a design for me - and how much does it cost?

Yes, we would very much like that! We love making custom-made designs, unique to you! That is what we live and breathe for. Of course, we accept all the inspiration you have received, so we have the best conditions to understand your wishes. It is important you have an idea of what you want. You need to know which motif or theme you want. So whether it should be a bird, tiger or a fishing rod – Greek mythology, oriental or maybe a western theme?
– We charge a small reservation fee to book time and start preparing for your project. This amount will be deducted from your price on the day, so in reality, the preparation and preparation has not cost you anything.

When can I see my design?

In the vast majority of cases, you will see your design on the day you need to get a tattoo.
Many of our artists have prepared in advance. Corrections and additions to the final design will be implemented on the day, jointly – by you and your artist.

What is a day session?

For large designs, the artist has set aside an entire day, just for you, that is, what we call a day session. Typically from 09 – 16, including breaks and preparation.
Sometimes it takes a long time, for which might be charged additional money.

What should I bring with me on the day of my appointment?

Make sure you get a good night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast before your time. It is exhausting for the body to get a new tattoo. Feel free to bring sweets, sodas and possibly a packed lunch. We have a refrigerator you are welcome to borrow. A good idea is to bring a charger and headset for your phone / tablet. We ensure good hygiene and you are welcome to do so. Take a shower beforehand and get in clean clothes. Loose and practical clothing is optimal over a new tattoo. Take e.g. shorts with if you need to be tattooed on the leg or dresses / sweaters that can be easily opened / pushed to the side. Remember to bring original reference pictures, if this is relevant for your time.

Is it dangerous to get tattooed?

No, it is not dangerous, but there is a small risk in the following days, to develop a minor infection in and around your tattoo. Most infections are caused by improper care, poor hygiene, or improper use of finishing products. Therefore, always make sure to follow our instructions thoroughly.

Can I get allergies from your ink?

Allergic reactions are rare but may occur. It is individually based. If you are already allergic, there is a potential small risk, but allergy to the colors is very rare. If you have allergies, consult your doctor for a test that will give you maximum safety.

Can I get a retouch?

Your tattoo should only be repainted if necessary. Feel free to drop by or post a picture if you think your tattoo needs a redrawing. You can get it in the following 12 weeks – after the execution, if we assess the instructions given after finishing have been complied with.

Can I get a tattoo if I am under 18?

No, neither with nor without the permission of your parents

How do I take care of my tattoo?

We strongly recommend you follow our advice and guidance on the day.
Avoid sun, salt water, chlorine water and tight clothing for the next 3-5 weeks. You are welcome to take a regular shower, but not for too long.
Remove the wrapping after approx. 3 hours, or until you are in a place where you can wash and lubricate your new tattoo.
Let your tattoo air so the healing process can begin. Wash the tattoo 3-5 times daily with water and perfume-free soap. Dub with paper towel or clean towel.
Apply the indicated cream / ointment, in a thin layer approx. 3 times a day. Remember to wash your hands beforehand. Make sure it is always moist. Never scratch your tattoo.

Sickness / cancellation - can I get my booking fee back?

As a rule, you can not get your reservation fee back.

But if you need to move your appointment to the next available time, contact in good advance before the booking in order to keep the booking fee.

This can be done once, but on the second time of need of reschedule, a new booking fee will need to be paid again.

What means of payment do you accept?

You can pay with bank transfer or Mobilepay.

Dropout Collective

Vesterbrogade 149, building 6, 2nd floor

1620 Copenhagen, Denmark