What Not to Do Before You Get a Tattoo

What Not to Do Before You Get a Tattoo

Alright, you’re ready to get your tattoo. You’ve spent time thinking of what you want, maybe you’ve even done a consultation with your artist, and now you’re just waiting for your appointment.

To help make your tattoo appointment the best experience possible, we want share a few tips to make sure you’re not uncomfortable during the experience. Here, we’ve included 4 of the most common reasons a tattoo appointment will go badly.

4 Things to Remember the Night Before Your Tattoo Appointment

You Forgot to Take a Shower

To avoid anything going wrong during your appointment, make sure to take a shower the night before. Your body needs to be clean to prevent any infections while you’re getting inked. Plus, you’ll have to limit how often your new tattoo is exposed to water for a while after your appointment because the water will slow down the healing process by deteriorating your newly-forming skin.

The Night Got the Best of You

We understand, you need to have some fun every once in a while, But, the night before your appointment, you need to cool it. Drugs and alcohol can act as blood thinners so if you’ve spent the night before partying, your appointment the next day will take longer and be a lot more uncomfortable for you.

You Forgot to Eat

Your tattoo may take several hours to complete so if you haven’t had enough to eat not only will you be anxious to get up and grab some food while you’re stuck in the tattoo chair, but you may even get a bit lightheaded during your appointment. So make sure you have a good breakfast before you come into to the shop!

Arriving Unprepared

Before your appointment, you’ll need to make sure you have your ID, cash to cover the cost of your tattoo, a babysitter to watch your children during your appointment, and have printed out any artwork or lettering you want to show your artist for reference. We suggest packing beforehand so you don’t accidentally arrive unprepared.

To learn more about how to prepare for your tattoo appointment, just give us a call. We can help answer any of your questions so that your next appointment is as comfortable as possible.