What can I do to make the experience more pleasant and what could prevent me from getting tattooed?
While getting tattooed rule no 1, relax. This makes the whole process easier on you and the artist. Eat before you get tattooed, the excitement of getting the first tattoo and the anticipation of pain can make your blood sugar flip and you might feel faint. Don’t drink alcohol or take drugs, the only tattoo you’ll get is a size 10 boot-mark on your way out.
The first few seconds will be intense but your brain will flood your body with endorphins and you’ll go numb. Don’t move around, there is no eraser around. Let the tattoo artist know if you need to move , want to take a break or if you are uncomfortable.
Bring something to read or music to help you pass the time.
After you have been tattooed we will give you healing ointment and instructions on how to take care of your new tattoo. Follow these and you'll be fine. Don’t let anyone advise you, if in doubt—call or send us a message.
After you have been tattooed we will give you healing ointment and instructions on how to take care of your new tattoo. Follow these and you'll be fine. Don’t let anyone advise you, if in doubt—ask us.
Are there any medical conditions that will prevent me from getting a tattoo?
If you have hemophilia or are prone to get keloids (scars that grow beyond normal boundaries). However its best to let the artist know if you have ANY medical condition, such as diabetes, asthma, epilepsy or heart condition in case of emergency.
If you are allergy prone you should get tested before you get tattooed. Also, it is generally not considered a good idea to tattoo pregnant and nursing women.
Can a tattoo be removed?
Tattoos can be removed, but the processes that are available can be very costly and extremely painful and there is a possibility of getting a scar. Tattoos should be considered permanent so think before you do anything. The names of your parents, children, and siblings will never change.