Regardless, there are some tips that you should know prepare for a tattoo starts. To help make the process easier for you, we have put together a complete guide on how to prepare for a tattoo appointment so you know exactly what to do.
WHAT TO DO BEFORE GETTING A TATTOO
Knowing what to do before you get to your tattoo shop will help make the entire process a lot more comfortable for you and your artist. Not only will your artist be impress, but they will be able to focus on creating the perfect piece for you. Let’s get start!
1. First prepare for a tattoo: GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP
The last thing you want is to come in and be completely exhausted for your tattoo session. It is incredibly important to be well-rest so that you can be alert and in-tune with your body. As you are getting tattooed you want to be able to read the signals your body is sending you and react appropriately. You don’t want to be falling asleep in the chair as your artist tries to put the care and detail into your tattoo. We recommend getting into bed earlier than you normally do. This will give you extra time to rest and fall asleep, especially if you’re super nervous about your appointment.
If you show up tire for your session, it is best to let your artist know that you didn’t get the best night’s sleep. Otherwise, your artist won’t know how you are truly feeling and it will make your appointment feel a lot longer and your body could become more sensitive to pain as you continuously yawn and stretch your way through your session.
2. The second prepare: STAY HYDRATED
Before you get in that chair, you want to make sure that your body is hydrate. We have all at the point where we have not feeling the best and a glass of water feels like the most amazing thing ever. It is even more important before you get tattooed!
24 hours before your appointment you should be drinking a lot of water. A good goal is to aim to drink eight 8-oz glasses of water to fully ensure that your body is in the best shape possible. Not only is it good for your health, but it will make sure that your skin is hydrate and prepared for your tattoo session. Hydrate skin takes ink a lot better than dehydrate skin which will make the entire process a lot smoother for your artist. If you didn’t have a chance to drink a good amount of water before your appointment, we recommend keeping a water bottle with you during your session.
3. Finally prepare for a tattoo: Avoid thinning your blood.
In order to limit your bleeding, you should avoid products that thin your blood for 24 hours before getting a tattoo. This means that you should avoid alcohol before getting a tattoo.
- Also, avoid taking aspirin for the 24 hours before a tattoo. Aspirin is a blood thinner, so being on aspirin will make your tattoo bleed more.