During the weeks leading up to your tattoo it is worth giving your skin a bit of extra pampering! Basically if your skin is in good condition then it is much more receptive to being tattooed, so moisturising is a good place to start.
You can bring a friend with you but please don’t bring an entourage! We don’t have the space and it is also distracting for the artist.
On the day of your tattoo don’t be tempted to have a drink beforehand. Alcohol thins your blood which causes excessive bleeding whilst being tattooed (it is also a good idea not to drink excessively the night before).
If you are considering using a numbing cream then it is best to speak to your studio beforehand as some artists prefer you not to use them or will recommend a particular type.
It is a good idea to bring a sugary drink or sweets with you especially if you are having a particularly long session, to keep your blood sugar levels up.
When you arrive for your appointment you will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and consent form, then you are ready to be tattooed!