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Six Things to do Before Your Tattoo
This is a no brainer. You should stay hydrated all the time but especially before getting poked and stabbed in the name of art for a few hours. Try to drink at least 64oz of H₂O the day before your tattoo and continue drinking water on the big day.
Don’t underestimate the power of sleep. Experts say we should get between 7 and 9 hours of it each night. Your tattoo artist agrees. On the evening before your appointment, wind down a little earlier than usual, close your eyes, and drift off into dreamland. You’ll wake up refreshed and ready for new ink.
Shower and Shave
Wash up. And if you’re able to, shave the area you’re getting work done on. The artist will certainly clean and likely shave the area, too. But they’ll appreciate you coming into the shop so fresh and so clean-clean.
Dress for the Occasion
Get comfortable. You’ll be sitting for a while as the artist does their magic. Avoid tight clothing and itchy fabrics that could irritate your new tattoo.
Fuel up. Even though you’ll be sitting for a long time, your body will be under a lot of physical stress. Eat a healthy, well-balanced meal beforehand and pack a light snack for your session—bananas, granola bars, or even a Snickers. The key is to maintain a healthy blood sugar level.
Get numb AF. We don’t think pain needs to be part of the tattoo equation. Use our tattoo numbing gel or cream for a virtually painless session.