How to prepare for your tattoo appointment


Knowing what to do before arriving for your tattoo session will help make the whole process much more comfortable and faster for you. 

Here is a to-do list to prepare for your date:

1. SLEEP WELL

Being rested is very important to be able to stay alert and feel less pain. The more still you remain, the better the tattoo artist can work. 

If you are tired in your session, your appointment will feel longer and the body will become more sensitive to pain.

Sleep well; You will appreciate it during your session.

2. DRINK WATER

24 hours before your appointment you should drink a lot of water. Try to drink eight glasses of water to ensure that your body is in the best possible shape. You will ensure that your skin is naturally hydrated for the session. Hydrated skin absorbs ink much better than dehydrated skin. If you feel thirsty during the tattoo, ask your tattoo artist or studio manager for water.

3. SHAVE IF YOU CAN

If the area to be tattooed has body hair, we recommend shaving before your appointment. This will help make the preparation of your session faster and your wait shorter.

If you can't do it yourself, your tattoo artist will shave the area.   

 

4. MOISTURIZE YOUR SKIN

Do not over moisturize your skin the day of your tattoo. Your tattoo artist will moisturize it during your session.

We recommend you moisturize your skin 1-2 times a day for 5 days before your tattoo. During the winter months the skin can become drier than normal. Which means you should moisturize your skin a bit more.

    5. EAT WELL

    Eat well before your appointment. You are going to need your energy, especially in long sessions. A healthy and balanced meal will help your body deal with pain and it will help you mentally as well. You will avoid dizziness and you will not run the risk of fainting. 

    You can also bring snacks to your appointment. Especially if you have low blood sugar. Eating a piece of fruit, a granola bar, nuts or some cookies can really help with long sessions. 

    To minimize pain, eat well.

    6. SHOWN SUITABLE FOR YOUR SESSION

    Wear a comfortable outfit. Do not wear skinny jeans or a dress shirt while getting tattooed. Loose clothing will help you not to have discomfort.

    Occasionally the ink splatters, this can stain your clothes, don't wear your favorite clothes! 

    Lastly, use something that will allow your artist easy access to the area being tattooed. 

     

    WHAT NO DO BEFORE YOU TATTOO

    7. SHOW UP INTOXICATED

    Do not show up under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It's dangerous to drink alcohol before your appointment, as it thins your blood (and puts you at risk of various complications). This causes the ink to come off your skin more easily.

    You must avoid the aspirin and any other medication dilute the blood 

    If you're taking prescription drugs, talk to your doctor about getting a tattoo.

    8. GO WITH DAMAGED SKIN

    If you have cuts, scrapes, burns, or a fresh tan from a recent beach trip, it's best to postpone your appointment. The main reason is that your tattoo will have a hard time healing because your skin is undergoing trauma. The damage can lead to complications during the healing process. It is better to prevent infection or poor healing.

    9. CANCEL AT THE LAST MINUTE

    We understand that emergencies arise and that is completely normal. However, when you cancel at the last minute, your artist loses an entire shift that they could have used to tattoo someone else. It affects us a lot to lose space to do projects. Therefore you must cancel only up to 24 hours before your appointment. Less than 24 hours will cause you to lose your deposit.

    DURING YOUR TATTOO APPOINTMENT

    10. BE PATIENT

    Some sessions are short (1 hour) and others are long (up to 8 hours). This depends on the size and complexity of your tattoo. There may be a wait while your artist finishes your design, so come prepared and on time. Try not to have plans or work that day as you will be absorbed in your tattoo and it may last longer than planned.

    11. BRING A COMPANION

    If you wish to come to your appointment with a companion, they are more than welcome, but it is better to avoid bringing groups of people. Ideally bring ONLY 1 guest. In addition, it is usually boring for the companion because it is a long wait. 

    Only over 18s can visit the studio, or (adolescents with a guardian) 

    Kids can get hurt at a tattoo studio and we want to do everything we can to make sure that doesn't happen.

    12. QUESTION

    If you're not sure what's going on or don't feel comfortable with the process, you can ask questions. Getting a tattoo is a lifelong decision, ask all the questions you want. We are here to answer them.

     

    CONCLUSION

    Getting a tattoo is one of the most important experiences of your life. The more prepared you are, the better the result and the more enjoyable the experience. 

    After your tattoo appointment will come one of the most important steps in your tattoo process, aftercare. To find out how to take care of your tattoo, see our article: How to take care of your new tattoo.

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