On the day…

On the day of your tattoo:

Here are some helpful things to prepare you for the day of your tattoo:

What you can & should you do in preparation for a tattoo session:
1 Get hydrated. Drink at least one (1) to two (2) litres of water a day. When you are hydrated, your skin is hydrated and will be able to maintain a better heal and withstand longer appointments.
2 Exfoliate the area 1-3 times weekly. Exfoliation should be gentle with a loofah or basic body scrub.
3 Get a good night sleep the night before. Please don’t party too hard. Getting tattooed hung-over is not fun for you or your artist.
4 Please EAT BEFORE your session. People 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.
5 Bring drinks, snacks and lunch. You probably won’t have much time to leave, get food, come back and eat it, so bring it with you!
6 If you happen to break a bone or sustain any other major injuries prior to your appointment, please contact us ASAP.
What you SHOULD NOT DO before a tattoo session:
1 No tanning, fake tanning, chemical peels, sunburns, major cuts or scrapes, in the area to be tattooed within a month prior to your session. Our artists can’t work on freshly damaged skin…it won’t heal properly.
2 No extreme weight lifting in or near the area to be tattooed at least 2 days prior to your session to prevent unnecessary swelling & soreness.
1 Please do not bring the entire family or crew unless they are also getting tattooed. Trust me, they get bored! One person is okay but please be aware that they must wait in the designated waiting area.
2 For safety reasons, please do not bring small children or babies.
3 Dress comfortably and appropriately. Be prepared for it to be cold & warm. You are welcome to bring socks or flip flops to prevent walking around the studio barefoot during breaks if you will be taking your shoes off during your appointment.
4 for long appointments or day sittings bring some form of entertainment for yourself like an IPOD, IPAD, Laptop, portable DVD player, etc. with your own headphones.
5 Please do not schedule something immediately after your tattoo…in case your artist is running behind or the appointment takes a little longer than planned.
6 Please do not use any numbing products on the area to be tattooed, unless agreed prior to your appointment with your tattoo artists and they have explained what you will be required to do. AND please do not come in under the influence of any drugs or alcohol. For pain, ibuprofen is acceptable during your appointment.
1 Please be aware of cross contamination. Do not touch your fresh tattoo during your session. Do not let anyone else touch your tattoo either!
2 Do not touch any of the tattoo equipment or work space.
3 Talking is fine during you session, but please do not talk with your hands, nod your head, or excessively move other body parts as this can cause the area being tattooed to move as well.
4 Be mindful and do not touch any other possibly contaminated areas.


If you have any questions or concerned do not hesitate to get in touch!