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Before coming in to get your tattoo:

Be sure to drink plenty of water. Hydrated skin is easier to tattoo.

Get plenty of sleep. Getting tattoos is draining, so come with energy.

Eat food. There is food in the building, but prepare yourself with healthy snacks which helps avoid light-headedness during the tattoo. Having low blood sugar can increase the physical reaction to a tattoo, making you more likely to pass out from the pain.

Don’t take ibuprofin or other blood thinners - they won’t help with your pain during the tattoo. Avoid them for a full 24 hours before coming in.

Feel free to moisturize and pre-shave your skin before arriving. Take care of the area at least a week before your tattoo. Gently exfoliating the area (without creating irritation) is also encouraged.

Avoid getting a sunburn on the area you are getting tattooed. This means wearing sunscreen whenever you leave the house. Let us know of any skin conditions or irritated areas before beginning the tattoo, alterations to your design may be needed. If you have a sunburn in the area we are planning to tattoo, we will not be able to proceed!

Don’t be in a rush. We want to ensure you have a comfortable experience in the studio, so make sure you have plenty of recovery time after your tattoo before rushing out to do other things in your busy life.

Wear comfortable clothes that allow easy access to the area you are getting tattooed.