What to do the day of your tattoo

Before your appointment


On the day of your tattoo being prepared will help you with the success of a great tattoo. It is important not to show up on an empty stomach, so prior to your tattoo eat a well-balanced meal. This will help control your blood sugar as low blood sugar will leave you feeling weak, sick and will possibly cause you to pass out during or after the tattoo procedure. Show up to your tattoo clean, sober and well-rested; we recommend not drinking alcohol for 24 hours prior to undergoing the tattoo procedure as it thins your blood and getting a good 8 hours of sleep as the procedure takes a lot out of you.

You may be sitting for extended periods of time so if you scheduled a long session bringing water and a snack is highly advised. Avoid junk food and sugary drinks, choosing a healthy snack and water will keep your blood sugar stable and body hydrated. This will help avoid “crashing” resulting in a more enjoyable tattoo experience.

Please do not shave the area being tattooed to avoid skin irritation, rashes, bumps or dryness. Make sure to clean the area of your tattoo using antibacterial soap such as Dial Gold and apply Flora before coming in.

SHOW UP ON TIME OR CALL! Your deposit holds your time spot and is non-refundable. Please inform your artist 48 hours in advance if you cannot make your appointment. Please notify your artist as soon as possible if you are going to be late, as this may result in a loss of your deposit and the possible need to reschedule your appointment.