HOW TO PREPARE FOR MY TATTOO
Here are some tips that you should follow to get the most out of your tattoo experience and to ensure that the quality of the tattoo that you will have for the rest of your life will not be negatively affected by any external or internal factors:
1. Please put a reminder on your phone that a month before your tattoo session you need to start moisturizing the skin area where you will get the tattoo as tattoos turn out a lot worse on dry skin. Moisturizing should be done 1-2x every day with Bepanthen, which is also the recommended aftercare cream.
2. Prepare your skin for the session – no sunburnt skin, if you go on a holiday be mindful of this and take adequate precautions i.e., do not expose the tattoo area to direct sun, use factor 50 sun protective cream, etc.
3. Please do not use body scrub or shave the area right before the session!
4. A week before the session be more attentive to your body: we recommend eating healthy and getting good night sleeps so you can do the best to avoid catching a cold, getting sick or having any inflammatory problems.
5. Make sure you have a good night sleep before the tattoo session. In the morning, have a nice and nutritious breakfast, try to avoid caffeinated drinks and stay hydrated.
6. Be considerate of the outfit you will wear on the day of the session. For example, if you are getting a tattoo on the leg, wear shorts; if you are getting your arm tattooed wear tank tops. You should feel comfortable in the clothes you wear and please be ready they might get ‘dirty’ during the process. Ideally the clothing should not be light/bright as it would ruin photos of the finished work.
7. Take lunch/snacks with you – the pain feels stronger when you are hungry.
8. During breaks, try to drink more sugary drinks or tea with sugar, have some sweet snacks, etc. to increase the blood sugar level which will prevent you from fainting or feeling dizzy.
9. Please note only cash is accepted on the day of the session.
10. Please do not plan anything for the evening/after the session and plan your route back home considering we might finish late and you would need alternative means of transport – so that the artist does not have to rush the work as after all, hurrying with the work can affect the quality of the tattoo.
11. It’s best not to party the night before because alcohol can increase bleeding for up to 24 hours. Blood also dilutes our pigments, affecting both the appearance of your tattoo as well as the healing process. Remember to stay calm and cool, you’re in good hands.
12. Please read the aftercare instructions available via our website prior to attending the session.
13. There’s nothing to stress over—it’s just a tattoo!
Please take our recommendations seriously and do not forget to read this text once again prior to your tattoo session as by doing so you are showing that you are respectful towards the artist.