When you have your tattoo appointment, you need to have a few things in mind:
The night before you get the tattoo, do not drink any alcohol or caffeine, as it thins your blood and you’ll be bleeding more whilst being tattooed. This also effects how well the tattoo artist can see what they’re doing, and the stencil could be rubbed off in the process of wiping up the blood. Your new tattoo may also have a harder time healing up. Aspirin also thins your blood, so be sure not to consume any beforehand or any blood thinning medication.
Certain drugs will affect you in different ways. Please ask your doctor before taking any type of pain medication before getting a tattoo. If you have any health risks, please discuss these with your doctor also. If you are pregnant, you cannot be tattooed. Illegal drugs such as cannabis are discouraged.
Use coconut oil cream or one of our creams like tattoo goo, Hustle Butter or Rub-A-Dubz. If you have some from your last tattoo you may use that, but keep it to yourself and clean and make sure it's still in date. Never share topical ointments like these with anyone, as it is possible to transmit germs and (although rare) diseases.
You should eat before you arrive to your appointment, and keep yourself hydrated as much as possible. Most tattoo artists go by the hour, so you are being charged for every bathroom or cigarette break you take. You should have something like an energetic drink or sugary juice drink during and after you get tattooed.
If you are sick and your immune system is fighting something, you need to be extra careful on keeping the infection away from your tattoo. It might be wise to postpone the tattoo if you’re in bad shape.
Plan on being uncomfortable for a few days. Be realistic. Do not get a foot tattoo; IE, if you are standing a lot on your feet all day / night. Plan for a few days of healing before you do anything that might jeopardise the tattoo. You cannot go swimming or soak the tattoo for two weeks afterwards. No sunbathing or tanning.
Wear clothes that won’t matter if they get ink or blood on them, make sure they are light and won’t rub on your new tattoo.
Try to make sure the clothing does not stick to your tattoo, no fluffy material and no tight clothing.
Bring cash (bank transfer accepted, payment must be cleared and confirmed prior to the tattoo session), and plan to have more than you need, just in case.
Due to the new Covid-19 guidelines, please arrive to your appointment alone. No children are accepted in the studio as you must be 18 years old or over to enter.
Cameras and recording devices are allowed in the studio(If you would like to document your experience!).
Other than that, relax and enjoy your time in the studio.