Whether you need a refresher or if you are new to getting a tattoo, this guide will be helpful. Here is a list of important things you have to do before getting a tattoo.
Make sure to talk to your artist about certain medical conditions that may affect the process or your healing. If you have any sort of allergies to pigments, let your artist know. There are certain conditions that might require you to bring a doctor’s note or approval. Make sure to discuss this with your artist before you make any appointments.
Hydrating yourself properly will improve your skin’s elasticity – making it a whole lot easier for your artist to apply the tattoo. This can also drastically help your healing process.
Do not drink caffeinated drinks 24 hours before your tattoo session. It can thin your blood, and may make you bleed more. It can also make you very finicky, making it difficult for you to sit still.
Do not drink alcohol at least 24 hours before your session. Artists are not allowed to tattoo anyone who is under the influence of drugs and alcohol – they can turn you away if they suspect you have had even just a bottle of beer. Coming in to the studio with a hangover can sabotage your healing process and can thin your blood out.
Coming in with a full stomach can help you relax. Depending on the duration of the session, you might want to consider bringing in snacks with you – just make sure to bring snacks that are easy to munch. Your artist will also thank you for choosing a snack that doesn’t make a mess.
Make sure to arrive at the studio on time. Give enough leeway to make yourself comfortable.
Do not come in to the tattoo studio without having a shower. A tattoo artist has to sit close to you for a good amount of time and has the right to refuse working on anyone who is not fresh and clean.
Although tattoos made with Bamboo technique are known for healing faster and with less fuss, we recommend that you apply these same tattoo after care recomendations for all tattoos, no matter machine or bamboo made.