Preparation for the Appointment:
Eating & Drinking:
The most important thing to do before coming to your tattoo appointment is to make sure you have eaten.
This ensures your blood sugar levels aren’t low, which reduces the possibility of feeling faint/dizzy. I know that it can be difficult to eat a good meal if you’re nervous, so a sugary drink (not sugar free or diet) or a sugary snack like a chocolate bar will be just as good.
No partying the night before your appointment. A good meal & early nights sleep will do wonders. Consuming Alcohol thins your blood, meaning it's harder to get the ink into your skin & it heals badly. So if you turn up to your appointment hung over, you will loose your deposit & have to reschedule.
Comfort is Key:
Make sure you wear something you feel comfortable in, loose fitting clothes are always a win. The nature of tattooing is messy, so please don't wear anything you wouldn't want to get ink stains on.
If you’re getting work done on an awkward to reach area for example your leg, it is worth bringing a pair of shorts, skirt or long dress with you to change into.
Going on Holiday?
When booking your appointment please bare in mind that you cannot tattoo sunburnt or recently excessively tanned skin. Therefore I strongly advised booking your tattoo appointment for several weeks after a holiday/traveling. To ensure your skin is healed from any sun damage.