How To Prepare For Your Tattoo
What to do the night before getting a tattoo
- Please don’t drink heavily the night before your tattoo appointment. Even if it’s not enough to make you hung-over, it could still thin your blood the next day.
- Drink lots of water!
- Get to bed on time and make sure to get plenty of sleep. Sure it might feel like Christmas Eve and be hard for you to get to sleep, but getting plenty of rest tends to make it easier to sit calmly the following day.
- Check to make sure you have enough money to cover the cost of the tattoo, a tip, and any bottled water, juice or other snacks you might want either while or after you get tattooed.
- If you have an appointment, but are unsure about anything please call the studio well ahead of time to verify your appointment time. Make sure you know exactly when to be there and how much it will cost.
- Make sure to print off any reference material you might need to help the artist create your artwork, the more the better.
- Some people have medical conditions which require a doctor’s note beforehand. If you fear this may apply to you, please call the studio ahead of time to verify if your condition requires a physician’s authorization form. If necessary you may have come into the studio to obtain the form to have your doctor sign before getting tattooed.
- If you’re getting sick, or are outright sick, please call the studio ahead of time to reschedule your appointment. Don’t come in to get tattooed when you are sick! Not only is it unfair to expose the artist, employees, and other clients to your sickness; it may very well hinder your tattoos healing process. If the artist notices you’re sick, they have the right to not tattoo you at the moment, which could result in you losing your deposit.
- Check to ensure you have your ID, driver’s license, or passport. If you’re unsure if the identification you have will work, you can always call and ask.
- All of this is still true for a spontaneous tattoo! Please don’t impulsively decide to get tattooed after a night of heavy drinking; if you’re either using or have recently used illicit drugs; if you don’t have enough money; or if you’re unsure if you really want a new tattoo. You can always come to the studio another day, we’re here seven days a week.