SESSION PREPARATION

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)

https://zensaskincare.com/shop/zensa-numbing-cream-30g

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.

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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.

 (I.e. music/headphones/audiobooks/movies/shows...)

*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.

Examples:

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

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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.

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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

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AQUAINT YOURSELF WITH YOUR AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS HERE