A tattoo can often take several hours and it can be a good idea to have your own entertainment. For example, you can take a book or tablet with you to watch a movie / series while getting a tattoo. This can also help you take the focus away from the discomfort of the tattoo. Remember that mobile games and other entertainment that causes you to be on the move are not appropriate when you get a tattoo.
You have probably heard that it is not recommended to drink alcohol before you get a tattoo, but not everyone is aware of why this is not recommended. When your body burns alcohol, your body becomes dehydrated, and it can affect your endurance and skin, while alcohol has a blood-thinning effect that can cause the quality of the tattoo to be reduced due to bleeding. We also advise against coffee and caffeinated beverages such as energy drinks, as this causes an increase in heart rate and affects blood circulation.
We recommend that you make sure to add enough moisture to the skin ahead of your tattoo hour. Dry and dehydrated skin is more easily damaged and can be more difficult to work with than a soft and supple skin. A good piece of advice for maintaining this may be to lubricate the area to be tattooed with moisturizer 7-14 days in advance. For the same reason, we recommend that you keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water. A well-hydrated body not only makes the tattooing process easier, but also the healing process. It is recommended that you drink up to 2-2.5 liters of water a day.
If you are unlucky enough to get sick just before your tattoo class, you must contact the studio or tattoo artist to have the tattoo class postponed as soon as possible, so that the body has time to heal. Getting a tattoo when you are sick is an unnecessary risk. Not only do you risk complicating your own health and your body’s ability to heal itself, you also risk infecting others. We do not perform tattoos on people who show up sick in the studio.
A tattooing process often takes several hours, and you may need to spend a lot of time sitting or lying in unusual positions in order for the tattoo artist to get to the area you are tattooing. We would recommend clothes that are loose and comfortable, avoid light clothes, as ink spills can occur.
If you are on medication or have chronic disorders, it is important that you inform the studio about this in advance so that we can map out what risks the tattoo may entail for you, and what effects your disorder or your medications may have on the tattoo process and the healing process. .
We do not recommend the use of painkillers before the tattoo class. Drugs that contain acetylsalicylic acid are blood-thinning and are therefore not suitable for use before, during or immediately after a tattoo hour. Medications can also affect the tattooing process or the outcome of the tattoo. For your own safety, always consult your tattoo artist before taking any medication.