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How to prepare for your appointment
So you've done your homework, decided on an artist, and made an appointment.
Here's what you need to know before arriving:

  1. KEEP AN OPEN SCHEDULE
    Please do not schedule something immediately after your tattoo...in case we are running behind or long. ​

     

  2. DON'T BRING EVERYONE
    Please do not bring the entire family or crew unless they are also getting tattooed. Trust me, they get bored or they get in my or other artists’ ways. One person is okay but please be aware that they must wait in the designated waiting areas and must be invited to view ongoing tattoos by myself or other artists. Also, for safety reasons, please do not bring small children or babies. ​

     

  3. DON'T BE NERVOUS
    Easy for me to say, right? But honestly, the pain involved is minimal so there's no need to be anxious or nervous about your tattoo. We offer numbing spray for those having a hard time sitting through the last part of the session and will offer it to you in such a case. Please keep in mind that it may only be used toward the end of the tattoo, as the skin must be broken for it to seep in and work.

     

  4. DON'T SELF-MEDICATE
    DO NOT  come in under the influence of any drugs or alcohol. If you are suspected to be drunk or high, you will be asked to leave. For pain, Advil and Tylenol are acceptable during your session, but not before, as they may thin your blood. Please do not use any numbing products on the area to be tattooed. We offer numbing products in-house, so please feel free to ask about them.

     

  5. EAT SOMETHING
    I can’t tell you how many people I’ve seen pass out just because they were too nervous to eat before. This is a massive workout for your body and IT NEEDS FUEL for a big session. When you are hungry, pain management is much more difficult. Bring drinks, snacks and lunch/dinner. You probably won’t have enough time during our short breaks to leave, get food, come back and eat it, so bring it with you! ​

     

  6. DRESS COMFORTABLY
    Be prepared for it to be cold or warm. Also, bring socks or flip flops to prevent walking around the studio barefoot during breaks if you will be taking your shoes off during your session. You are also invited to bring your own pillow for laying or sitting on during your tattoo. ​

     

  7. BE AWARE OF CROSS CONTAMINATION

  • Do not touch your fresh tattoo during your session, and do not let anyone else touch your tattoo either!

  • Do not touch any of the tattoo equipment or work space.

  • Talking is fine during your session, but please do not talk with your hands, nod your head, or excessively move other body parts as this can cause the area being tattooed to move as well.

  • Be mindful and do not touch any other possibly contaminated areas.

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