Fallen Heroes was founded by Jen and Thys Uys in 2012. Their journey is a “success story” in the truest sense. From humble beginnings in a tiny home studio, set up overnight, their new studio in Emmarentia JHB which houses 9 Internationally recognised artists. 

Every aspect of your experience in our studio has been taken into account. From first contact to consult to your booking, no detail is overlooked. 

Our client’s well being is top priority, each individual tattoo station is subjected to hospital standard disinfection before and after every piece. All disposable supplies, needles and grips are high quality and single use.

Our team of artists have been carefully selected for their unique personal aesthetics and their ability to bring you the best custom designs in South Africa.

Fallen Heroes is a custom tattoo studio, but “Fallen Heroes” stands for so much more than that. Fallen Heroes is an extended family, an experience , and a place for those who do not settle for the ordinary.

At Fallen Heroes you can be assured that we will nurture your ideas to create a custom design that has been lovingly etched onto your skin in a warm, comfortable and inclusive environment.


When you arrive at the door your temperature will be taken and recorded, and hand sanitiser will be provided by the manager on duty. If your temperature is above 37.5 degrees, after three tries we will regrettably have to reschedule your booking.

Regrettably no friends as we need to keep the people in our space to a minimum.

We will be making use of masks at all times at FH and we ask that you do the same, should you not have one we will provide one. There are numerous hand sanitising stations for you to make use of.Please wash your hands and sanitise regularly.

The entire studio is sanitised every hour.

During this time we will unfortunately not be able to provide client lunches, this is for your safety. We ask that you bring your own drinks and snacks.There is a Woolworths close to the studio or you can order Uber Eats.

Please ensure you have completed and sent through your client information form.


These are our frequently asked questions. If you have anything that you would like to know but don’t see below, please feel free to call us on 011 028 0994 or mail us on info@fallenheroes.co.za 

Mondays to Fridays, 09:00 – 17:00
Public holidays, 09:00 – 17:00
Saturdays and Sundays closed.

Fallen Heroes
FnB Business Account:
FH Black Pty Ltd
Acc Nr: 626 772 28176
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ
PLEASE use your name, surname and artist name as reference
Email your POP to maddie@fallenheroes.co.za

FnB Chq Account
M J Uys
Acc Nr: 620 7658 3957
Branch Number: 252 045
PLEASE use your name, surname and artist name as reference
Email your POP to maddie@fallenheroes.co.za

This is our recommended after care regime:
1.Remove the wrapping from your tattoo about 1.5 to 2 hours after getting tattooed.
2.Wash your hands with Antibacterial Soap.
3. The first time you wash your tattoo, you will see that a layer of gooey plasma may have accumulated under the cling wrap – this is normal. Firmly wash off all this gooey substance with your hand (DO NOT use a cloth or exfoliator).
4. Leave the tattoo to AIR DRY for about 15 minutes.
5. Avoid swimming for the first 2 weeks of healing.
6. Apply a THIN layer of Bepanthan or Balm aftercare and ensure the butter is absorbed into the skin allowing it to breathe.
7. Repeat this procedure 3 times a day for the next 4 days.
8. Always remember to wash your hands before washing your tattoo.
9. DO NOT share after care products with anyone. Cross contamination can cause infection and spread disease.

General care
1. Keep moisturized and use SPF when going into the sun.
2. DO NOT use SPF whilst the tattoo is still healing. Rather just keep the tattoo out of the sun.
3. It is OK to take a bath or shower whilst healing but DO NOT SOAK the tattoo in water.
4. It is advisable NOT to do any sports/ strenuous activity the day after your tattoo.
5. When exercising during the healing period, make sure to give your tattoo a good wash after any exercise.
6. IN THE GYM – make sure your tattoo does not come into contact with sweaty benches or machinery.
7. You can apply an Opsite Flexigrid Plaster if you intend doing anything out of the ordinary, like extreme sports or contact sports, during the healing period. This is available at pharmacies, consult a pharmacist for application.
9. Please do not use Zambuk or tea tree oil on a healing tattoo.


Address and Contact:
011 028 0994
249 Barry Hertzog Avenue, Emmarentia, Randburg, Gauteng South Africa