PLEASE COME WELL FED, HYDRATED & RESTED
to optimize your comfort, pain tolerance & endurance.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE NUMBING CREAMS:
Make sure you use tattoo safe numbing cream & leave time to apply it before your session since
most creams need to sit on your skin for about 45 minutes to an hour to be effective.
We recommend Zensa Numbing Cream
(available at most grocery chains and drug stores or online if ordered in advance)
WHAT TO BRING
Depending on the duration of your tattoo, it is best to
COME PREPARED WITH A SNACK & WATER
for during your session or for the trip home.
Everyone handles pain differently! If you need to distract yourself, feel free to
BRING ANY FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT OR DISTRACTION YOU MAY WANT/NEED
in order to get the most out of your session.
We don't take it personally if you are quiet & we are happy working either way.
Sometimes multi-tasking is hard & your artist may not be able to keep up conversation
so having alternate entertainment if you would like it is welcome.
*so long as you will be sitting perfectly still since even micro movements
like texting can sometimes shake certain muscles/areas.
WHAT TO WEAR
PLEASE COME WITH CLOTHING THAT WILL ALLOW EASY ACCESS TO THE AREA
*Depending on the area & your personal comfort, some garments are better suited for allowing access to the area while keeping you covered.
High waisted skirts/dresses with a side slit, tear-aways, adjustable strap or high cut bikini bottoms for hip/thigh pieces.
A button-up shirt for center sternum pieces.
Halter or Backless clothing for Back pieces.
(bring options if you aren't sure what will work & ask your artist)
*We have pasties & medical sheets available for tattoos where disrobing is necessary
BRING SOFT/LOOSE FITTING CLOTHES FOR AFTER YOUR SESSION
to protect your tattoo from any sun damage while limiting friction/irritation.
PLANNING FOR AFTER YOUR SESSION
IT'S BEST NOT TO MAKE PLANS FOR RIGHT AFTER YOUR SESSION
unless you are alright with cutting your session short whether the tattoo is finished or not.
Given tattoo session length & start times depend on the project, person & many unpredictable variables,
your finish time may not be definitive & we do not rush pieces.
DO NOT MAKE PLANS TO SWIM, SOAK, SWEAT, STRENUOUSLY EXERCISE OR BE OUT IN THE SUN FOR THE FULL DURATION OF YOUR HEALING
AS LONG AS POSSIBLE FOR DIRECT SUN EXPOSURE WHILE FRESH BUT FOR LONG TERM LONGEVITY AS WELL.
3 WEEKS FOR MOISTURE
AQUAINT YOURSELF WITH YOUR AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS HERE