What You Can & Should You Do In Preparation For A Tattoo Session:
1.Get hydrated. Drink at least one (1) to two (2) liters of water a day. When you are hydrated, your skin is hydrated and will be able to maintain a better heal and withstand longer sessions.
2.Lotion the area to be tattooed every day, or twice daily. Again, the healthier your skin, the better the results.
3.Shave & Exfoliate the area 1-3 times weekly. If you are super hairy, this will really, really make a big difference. It’s hard for lotion to get in there well if you’re Chewbacca. If you experience razor burn, stop shaving a week prior to your appointment. Exfoliation should be gentle with a loofah or basic body scrub.
4.Get a good night sleep the night before. Please don’t party too hard. Getting tattooed hung-over is not fun for you or me.
5.Please EAT BEFORE your session. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve seen pass out just because they were too nervous to eat before. This is a massive workout for your body and IT NEEDS FUEL for a big session. When you are hungry, pain management is much more difficult.
6.Bring drinks, snacks and lunch. You probably won’t have enough time during our short breaks to leave, get food, come back and eat it, so bring it with you! I have a microwave and a fridge at the studio for your convenience. It is also a good idea to bring small snacks that you can eat one handed without making a mess in case you need a distraction during your session. And as a side note, I try to take breaks every 2-3 hours depending on the length of the session.