I had a super duper amazing experience at the White Whale! Michel was so kind and lovely. He made the whole experience a very nice moment. Of all the piercings I have, it’s the best experience I’ve had (this time it was a piercing on the second nostril). The place is very clean, the after care instruction is really clear. I also really enjoyed the fact that I got to choose the jewelry. The team is very welcoming. I highly recommend!!
(Translated by Google) I got a rook piercing here. Was very satisfied in the beginning, but now I have a bump for a long time. After having a look at a local piercing and tattoo shop, I am told that the jewelry is far from good. It now needs a new piece of jewelry and if the bump is not gone with 2 months, it has to be removed and I have paid € 70 for nothing. Speak a little. (Original) Ik heb een rook piercing laten zetten hier. Was in het begin heel erg tevreden, maar heb nu een hele tijd lat van ene bultje. Na laten kijken bij een lokale piercing en tattoo shop krijg ik te horen dat het sieraad verre van goed i. Er moet nu een nieuw sieraad in en als het bultje met 2 maanden niet weg is moet hij eruit en heb ik €70 voor niks betaald. Baal wel een beetje.
Got my lip pierced here. The floor manager and piercer were super friendly and communicated well. Despite having been pierced before I became a bit unwell and I was given candy and sweet encouragements. The shop is gorgeous too and the prices were super reasonable. Wholeheartedly recommended, I will definitely come back some time.
(Translated by Google) I want to thank Pablo again. He spontaneously refreshed an older tattoo for me and straightened out the lines and added beautiful mushrooms. Despite my sensitivity to pain, I endured everything well. I trusted him with the color and shape and am very happy about it. It was very clean and friendly, the music wasn't too loud and the team is very friendly. The tattoo has so far healed without any problems. Clear recommendation and thanks to you, greetings from Dresden! (Original) Ich möchte mich noch einmal bei Pablo bedanken. Er hat mir spontan ein älteres Tattoo aufgefrischt und die Linien gerade gezogen und noch wunderschöne Pilze hinzugefügt. Trotz meiner Schmerzempfindlichkeit habe ich alles gut ausgehalten. Bei Farbe und Form habe ich ihm vertraut und bin sehr froh darüber. Es war sehr sauber und freundlich, die Musik nicht zu laut und das Team ist sehr freundlich. Die Heilung des Tattoos ist bisher ohne Probleme verlaufen. Klare Empfehlung und danke an euch, Grüße aus Dresden!
Me and my boyfriend visited while we were on our holiday to Amsterdam, initially he was quoted over budget for his tattoo so I got one instead and it was stunning, we walked in but he catered the flash tattoo to how I wanted it and it was perfect. We came in 2 days later and my boyfriend decided to get something smaller and in budget and the artist morphed 2 of his flash to make a similar idea to what he wanted and we both love them! Free touch ups if we're ever back in Amsterdam which was a nice touch, extremely friendly and accommodating staff, not understanding some of the reviews where they said they were made to feel unwelcome, the receptionist was lovely and we were offered water/tea/coffee on arrival Could not reccomend enough, they did take walk in but may need to make an appointment in busier seasons
(Translated by Google) Had a nipple piercing done here. Super sweet people! Only my piercing is crooked, so I have made the choice to take it off again. Pity! (Original) Heb hier een tepelpiercing laten zetten. Super lieve mensen! Alleen is m’n piercing scheef gezet waardoor ik toch de keuze heb gemaakt om hem weer uit te doen. Erg jammer!
I found an amazing tattoo artist for my first tattoo. Best place with care and patience and suggestions and supporting their customers ☺️ I recommend for first timers.
Great service, extremely friendly staff and amazing artistry. Will recommend 10/10. Me and my boyfriend are very happy with our new tattoos! 😍
I had a septum piercing done elsewhere, but White Whale has a nice jewellery collection that I wanted to check out. I was worried about taking out my septum piercing for the first time, but the guy who helped me out was super friendly and helped me trying on different piercings. I bought two new clickers, though have to say they're not very sturdy and the simple ring I can't really wear, as the slightest touch makes it spring open.
Ciro was absolutely wonderful, he designed similar tattoos for me and a friend who had never gotten a tattoo before. He was beyond accommodating, making sure we were comfortable and was great conversation. And ofc an incredible end result. Cannot recommend enough :)
(Translated by Google) Quiet, safe and professional atmosphere, definitely recommended! (Original) Rustige, veilige en professionele sfeer, zeker een aanrader!
(Translated by Google) Very relaxed, safe atmosphere & professional. Definitely recommended! (Original) Hele relaxte, veilige sfeer & professioneel. Zeker aan te raden!
As an American used to the lackadaisical nature of most tattoo shops around me, white whale provided to the point and quick service without sacrificing quality.
Pricier, but the quality is good. I came up with an idea (a small piece). In ten minutes, the template was created, and I got tatted.
Love this guys!
I went there to have a belly button piercing. It was my first experience and they were very welcoming and nice to me. The place is nice, the studio respect all hygienic measures. The price was fair, I payed 60 € for the piercing and 10 extra for the jewel. The standard is included in the price, but they also have other non standards you can also choose (you cannot have your piercing out for the first year). I was a bit nervous and they let in one of my brothers to cheer me up. The piercer, Michel, was super nice and professional. He helped me relax, explained very well the process pre and post. They gave me advices on how to heal the piercing in next days and months, and tell to call them in case of problems. Very nice experience. Super recommended.
Friendliest people. Also professional, got to discuss my piercing ideas and was told what would work and what not with a fresh piercing because of the healing period. All very clean and sanitary.
Went here as my 6yo daughter wanted earrings and I joined in with a celebratory helix piercing. The shop is great, staff super friendly, environment clean and welcoming. We both - me and the 6yo - felt very at ease. The piercer was super professional, quick and nice, we even had a laugh together. Thank you so much! My daughter had a great first experience that she will positively look back at every time she looks into the mirror to admire the lightning piercings in her ears. Almost no need to mention it, but I will def go back here!
I got my first tattoo yesterday. Margo is an incredibly professional artist. She did amazing job. ❤️ I highly recommend this place for anyone who is looking for truly talented and creative tattoo artists. 😊
(Translated by Google) Had my first helix set here. I gained a lot of trust from the employees and it was all super clean and hygienic. Highly recommended! (Original) Mijn eerste helix hier laten zetten. Ik kreeg veel vertrouwen van de medewerkers en het was allemaal super schoon en hygiënisch. Zeker een aanrader!
(Translated by Google) Had a very bad experience. was not openly received. And finally turned away by the healthy tension I had. No empathic empathy from the piercer. And he had no patience for me. He was also not customer friendly and we therefore did not have a pleasant experience at this shop. (Original) Zeer slechte ervaring gehad. Werd niet openlijk ontvangen. En uiteindelijk weggestuurd door de gezonde spanning die ik had. Geen empatisch inlevingsvermogen vanuit de piercer. En hij had had geen geduld voor mij. Ook was hij niet klantvriendelijk en hebben wij hierdoor geen fijne ervaring gehad bij deze shop.
The piercer was great, kind and helpful, I felt at ease and she was very hygienic. I am very happy with my helix. The piercing assortment is also nice and the shop looks nice. I do have to give a lower rating because the girl at the reception is kind of Metal, not always nice especially if you are a little awkward, have social anxiety and know nothing of piercings like me. It can be a little scary and especially if you know there's just too many tourists in the small space. I mostly would come back for the piercing and tattoo artists, and if there's not too much tourist madness.
I went for 2 ear piercings and they got infected the next day so I contacted the company but they don’t seem to respond which makes me think they don’t want to take responsibility for how to deal with an infection. Quite strange.
"Hi Reine, If you have any issues with your piercing you are always welcome to come by our shop so the piercer can help you out. But we never received an email or phone call from you and you never stopped by the shop. Also, because your piercing is red and hurting the next day, doesn’t mean you have an infection, it’s just a fresh piercing. This is all explained in the after care instructions."
Friendly people. Reasonable rates. Quick and hygenic.
Nice Experience... Friendly ambient and good vibes. The result of the tattoo it's satisfying. I recommend Matteo Guardo... Thanks a lot
So nice staff, very professional!
(Translated by Google) I had all my tattoos done here, the staff is very friendly and helpful, I have loose tattoos, symmetrical on my body, and they all calmly checked whether the designs were done properly. Received a cup of coffee on arrival and chatted for a while, great place. (Original) Ik heb al mijn tattoos hier laten zetten, de staf is heel vriendelijk en behulpzaam, ik heb losse tattoos, symmetrisch op mijn lichaam, en ze keken met zijn allen rustig of de design goed waren gezet. Bij binnenkomst een kopje koffie gekregen en even gekletst, top plek.
(Translated by Google) Tattoo turned out fine, it was small but the details are not quite as desired. In addition, the atmosphere in the shop was not pleasant at all. I didn't feel welcomed at all and the staff made me feel more like I was some kind of annoying nuisance to them. In addition, the tattoo was extremely expensive. They are two small lines of less than 2x1 cm and this cost me €80. Definitely not coming back here, have had better experiences for less money. (Original) Tattoo is prima geworden, hij was klein maar de details zijn niet helemaal zoals gewenst. Daarnaast was de sfeer in de shop helemaal niet prettig. Ik voelde me helemaal niet verwelkomt en de medewerkers gaven mij meer het gevoel dat ik een soort irritante last voor hun was. Daarnaast was de tattoo extreem duur. Het zijn twee kleine streepjes van nog geen 2x1 cm en dit kostte mij €80. Kom hier zeker niet terug, heb betere ervaringen gehad voor minder geld.
Top Jewlery, friendly and professional staff. Michel, piercing guy, great advice, fun and knowldegeble.
(Translated by Google) Piercing done by Michel. What a nice and smooth guest, who really puts you at ease. Next time with Michel! (Original) Piercing gezet door Michel. Wat een fijne en vlotte gast, die je echt op je gemak stelt. Volgende keer weer bij Michel!
This review is long overdue as I visited in July 2021… I walked in on a Sunday afternoon & i was lucky as they had an open time slot. I was extremely stressed as I had heard horror stories of the rook, but both the receptionist (who I believe was in training back then) and the piercer (Michel) were both very friendly and made me feel at ease! My rook has since then healed well & I’m so happy with it!
(Translated by Google) Had two more piercings today (conch). Very very hygienic and good service! I'll be back for sure. (Original) Heb vandaag weer twee piercings laten zetten (conch). Heel erg hygiënisch en goede service! Ik kom zeker weer terug.
Super fijne, mooie en professionele shop en piercer! Ik kwam hier voor advies over mijn piercing en ik heb een hele fijne en duidelijke uitleg gehad. Ik voelde me heel er op mijn gemak, mede dankzij de fijne behandeling van de piercer. Ik zal hier zeker terug komen. (Translated by Google) Super nice, beautiful and professional shop and piercer! I came here for advice about my piercing and I had a very nice and clear explanation. I felt very comfortable there, partly thanks to the fine treatment of the piercer. I will definitely come back here.
I had my navel piercing done yesterday at White Whale, and I totally agree with all the other comments concerning the woman at the front desk/receptionist.. She was very unfriendly, no smiles whatsoever, seemed annoyed with EVERY customer and was just rude… My piercer Illara was very sweet, welcoming and I’m super pleased with my navel piercing. But I’ve never had that kind of weird and passive aggressive customer service. Even on the phone when I called prior to my appointment, she was rude and interrupting me. When I arrived at the shop, she didn’t return any smiles, just looked annoyed with my presence and almost didn’t let me get my piercing, because I didn’t bring my BSN number with me… The piercer came to my rescue, and notified me that my passport number was ok - something the receptionist didn’t even tell me. Such a weird/mixed experience, because everything was perfect, except for the receptionist - really uncomfortable behavior..
Yesterday we visited the shop and we wanted to get a small dotwork mandala tattoo. Right at the door we were refused by a man (tattoo artist?) who claimed that its not possible to tattoo a small dotwork designs. As Im also a tattoo artist I know that its completely possible. I told him and he was quite rude. Maybe instead of saying its not possible, say YOU are not able to do it and dont mystify your potential clients. Because there are artists who can do it but not in your shop :). Thank you
Great service, super friendly and accommodating!
Schone plek, vriendelijk mensen, stellen je op je gemak. Helemaal blij met m’n helixpiercing, heelt ook goed met duidelijke instructies hoe de boel schoon te houden de komende tijd. (Translated by Google) Clean place, friendly people, put you at ease. Completely happy with my helix piercing, also heals well with clear instructions on how to keep things clean in the coming time.
Super friendly, just genuinely lovely people and great service.
Our artist was Margo. She was lovely. She did a great job on our tattoos to mark our adventure in Amsterdam. We will see her again next tim!
Ik ben hier geweest om een tepelpiercing te laten zetten. Vooraf ben ik langs gedaan voor meer informatie voor ik een definitieve beslissing maakte. Inmiddels zit de piercing erin gezet door Ilara, ze was er prettig, aardig en precies! Bedankt! (Translated by Google) I came here to get a nipple piercing. I went by for more information before I made a final decision. The piercing is now done by Ilara, she was pleasant, nice and precise! Thank you!
(Translated by Google) Very happy with my forward helix! Thank you so much Michel for the piercing and the relaxed atmosphere! (Original) Onwijs blij met mijn forward helix! Heel erg bedankt Michel voor het piercen en de ontspannen sfeer!
Such a nice team! They teach you everything you need to know and make you feel comfortable while piercing you. Loved it there, definitely coming back. Sending love from Germany
(Translated by Google) Very nice employees, great advice, also do walk-ins when there is time for it. Very nice jewellery, only to be recommended <3 (Original) Sehr liebe Mitarbeiter, super Beratung, machen auch walk-in's, wenn Zeit dafür ist. Sehr schönen Schmuck, nur zu empfehlen <3
(Translated by Google) I definitely would not do anything to myself there again, the girl at the reception is rude and disrespectful, she does not know how to treat clients, surely if she did not exist the place would have much more clients Tattoo artists are excellent! (Original) Definitivamente no volvería a hacerme absolutamente nada ahí, la chica de recepción es una grosera e irrespetuosa, no sabe tratar a los clientes, seguramente si ella no existiera el lugar tendría mucho más clientes Los tatuadores son excelentes!!
Great tatoo artist there BUT the reception desk girl is very unprofessional and rude. Just for that experience I would prefer to go another place. TIP. Beware of the advance payment SHE ASK to make the appointment (50 euros) then she will try not to take it off the price of the final tatoo if you don tell her at the moment you pay.
The artists are ok. The girl in The reception desk is soooo RUDE and irrespectful. What a shame to have her in The place.
(Translated by Google) Very satisfied with my first tattoo, walk-in tattoo. Very welcoming and professional, I recommend thanks to Matteo. (Original) Très satisfaite de mon premier tatouage, tatouage sans rendez-vous. Très accueillant et professionnel, je recommande merci à Matteo.
(Translated by Google) I highly recommend, I had just taken info for 2 tattoos for my companion and myself, we do not speak and understand English well but by e-mail it was great, appointment fixed for Wednesday 14. We have managed to understand each other with the tattoo artist Alex who is a fairly calm person, very meticulous, professional. Alex was great with us despite the language barrier. Sorry again for my English and thank you for doing a great job on both of us. (Original) Je recommande fortement, j'avais pris juste des infos pour 2 tatouages pour mon compagnon et moi même, nous ne parlons et comprenons pas bien l'anglais mais par e-mail ça a été super, rendez-vous fixer pour mercredi 14. On as réussis à se comprendre avec le tatoueur Alex qui est une personne assez calme, très minutieux, professionnel. Alex a été super avec nous malgré la barrière de la langue. Encore désolé pour mon Anglais et merci à vous d'avoir réaliser un super travail sur nous deux.
I did a nose piercing here 1 week ago. Super friendly staff will answer all your questions and also advice you on what will suit your body well. The piercing was done so well I couldn't even feel that it happened. Great vibe 👌🏻 I'll definitely come back for more!
(Translated by Google) The tattoo artist (Crispo Ink) was very nice, professional and had great strokes. However, prepare to be unwelcome by the lounge staff who were extremely rude to us. They were haughty and aggressive which cuts the urge to get tattooed there. Fortunately, the tattoo artist compensates. (Original) Le tatoueur (Crispo Ink) était très gentil, professionnel et fait de manifiques traits. Cependant, préparez vous à être mal accueilli par le staff du salon qui a été extrêmement degréable avec nous. Ils étaient hautains et agressifs ce qui coupe l'envie de se faire tatouer là-bas. Heureusement que le tatoueur compense.
Jezebel the piercer was very professional and kind. Will guide you through it step by step. Very hygienic place with a friendly staff. Highly recommended!!
Very friendly staff and easy to get a last minute piercing change appointment. A lovely welcoming studio, clean and hygienic. Highly recommend!
(Translated by Google) Our 11 year old daughter wanted her 1st pierced ears. After good reading we decided that we wanted to go for piercing instead of shooting. After some inquiries I chose this studio because of the good experiences of others. Super nice, clean store with a lot of personal attention for my daughter. Good explanation and reassurance. Nice earring chosen that she is very happy with. So definitely recommended, even if you "just" go for your 1st holes. (Original) Onze dochter van 11 jaar wilde haar 1e gaatjes in haar oren. Na goed inlezen besloten dat we voor piercen wilde gaan ipv schieten. Na wat navraag gekozen voor deze studio vanwege de goede ervaringen van anderen. Super fijne, schone zaak met veel persoonlijke aandacht voor m’n dochter. Goede uitleg en haar gerust stellen. Mooi oorbelletje uitgekozen waar ze heel blij mee is. Dus zeker een aanrader, ook als je “gewoon” voor je 1e gaatjes gaat.
Absolutely avoid! The most unfriendly studio in Amsterdam. The staff became extremely rude on simple questions and in the end even hand grabbing. I have visited many studios in the world and this one was definitely the worst. Do yourself a favor and rather visit the studios around the corner, there you will find good quality and good staff! Zero stars from us.
"You came in our shop without an appointment and was very pushy with our staff. You returned at the end of the day, seemingly intoxicated, still without an appointment and started a discussion with our piercer. When you got told we didnt have time available, you entered the private piercingroom without permission. When you got told to get out, you did another step forward in a threathening way, and our piercer had to physically push you out of the room. If you can not take no as an answer, are disrespectfull to our staff, and can't even take your sunglasses off while talking to us, we are not willing to help you."
(Translated by Google) What is the cost of a 6/7cm tattoo? (Original) Cual es el costo de un tatuaje 6/7cm?
Super helpful!! Popped in to ask for help with getting a piercing out and all was quickly sorted
(Translated by Google) Super nice and professional people. Good atmosphere and nice vibes (Original) Super aardige en professionele mensen. Goeie sfeer en leuke vibes
(Translated by Google) Had a very good experience! Very helpful and very friendly staff! Pierced by Michel, what a nice guy! Makes you feel very comfortable and is ready for a nice chat I will definitely get a piercing here again when I'm back in Amsterdam! (Original) Ontzettend goede ervaring gehad! Goed geholpen en erg vriendelijk personeel! Gepierced door Michel, wat een aardige gast! Stelt je enorm op je gemak en is in voor een gezellig praatje 😃 Ik ga hier zeker weer een piercing laten zetten wanneer ik weer in Amsterdam ben!
I spontaneously decided to get a helix pierced during my trip to Amsterdam and everything was totally uncomplicated. The piercer was super nice and took away the excitement before the piercing. He was also very careful and hygienic, so the piercing didn't hurt at all. I can more than recommend the piercing studio.
(Translated by Google) We recommend! I spontaneously got my 3rd ear piercing. Everything went smoothly - I was informed, I was allowed to choose the plug and I sat on the chair and got my piercing. In the meantime, everything was explained to me well and I was given advice on how to care for the piercing! (Original) Sehr zu empfehlen! Habe mir spontan mein 3. Ohrloch stechen lassen. Es ging alles problemlos - ich wurde aufgeklärt, durfte mir den Stecker aussuchen und schon saß ich auf dem Stuhl und bekam mein Piercing. Währenddessen wurde mir alles gut erklärt und ich wurde beraten wegen der Pflege des Piercings!
(Translated by Google) Great place!! Very professional and make you feel comfortable. Highly recommended. I can always call them for advice, great piercers and lovely people behind the counter. I will definitely come again for the next piercing :) (Original) Top plek!! Heel professioneel en laten je op je gemak voelen. Zeker een aanrader. Ik kan ze altijd bellen voor advies, fijne piercers en lieve mensen achter de balie. Voor de volgende piercing kom ik zeker weer langs :)
(Translated by Google) Very nice guidance. Clear explanation of what will happen. (Original) Hele fijne begeleiding. Duidelijke uitleg van wat er gaat gebeuren.
(Translated by Google) I'm a fan! got a nose piercing and will definitely come back here for all my next piercings. nice atmosphere, take the time for you, know what they are talking about and work very hygienically. Would recommend White Whale to anyone without a doubt (Original) Ik ben fan! een neuspiercing laten zetten en kom voor al mijn volgende piercings zeker hier terug. fijne sfeer, nemen de tijd voor je, weten goed waar ze het over hebben en werken erg hygiënisch. Zou White Whale zonder twijfel aan iedereen aanbevelen
Excellent shop! Staff was friendly, spoke excellent English, and we're very accomodating of my short schedule. They worked with my idea and schedule, and found an artist able to meet my needs. This was an all around wonderful experience, and if you are looking for a tattoo in Amsterdam, I couldn't recommend White Whale enough!
I went to get my first piercing a few weeks ago (both nipples) and was greeted by a very friendly guy (didn't catch his name but dark beard cool looking dude). The place is a nice clean and sterile studio and the staff obviously care for doing a professional job in a relaxed environment. After having the piercings done by the guy I was greeted by (perfectly straight piercings with thorough pre piercing alignment checks) he left me with lots of aftercare information and sterilising gear. 3 weeks later and I have had absolutely no sign of infection or even swelling. As a first timer getting pierced I can't give an educated opinion as to what to expect but all I can say is this has been the best experience I could have imagined having a man stab a needle through both my nipples. Cant recommend this place enough!
Got my septum pierced here two months ago and I couldn’t wish a better service! I had a question about the healing process after quite some weeks since I got the piercing and the piercer responded in no time! I recommend anyone to this shop that wants their (first) piercing done!
Great shop! They are super friendly and helpful and the place is beautiful, well located and super clean. Highly recommended!
I will start with the positive: I pre-booked appointment for helix piercing. The experience itself was pleasant and I was well explained about the procedure and aftercare. The piercer was pleasant and I felt minimal pain. I have 2 issues with the place: 1. my piercer was a trainee and I was not notified about it (I found out later via her instagram). 2. I had a lot of pain afterwards and it was not healing. I went to a different place to remove the earring and was told that it was badly pierced. The cause of my pain was the tilted/ angled piercing (higher at the back, lower at front) and that it would be nearly impossible to heal.