How to prepare for your tattoo session


8 basic things to make your session awesome!


If possible, go to bed early the night before and give yourself plenty of time to fall asleep. Being tired can make even the shortest sessions exhausting, making them feel much longer than they are. When it comes to your body healing, sleep is one of the leading factors; so make sure to get some Z's the night before.


We'd really appreciate it if you didn't show up after hitting the gym. You want to keep your skin as clean as possible since we'll be opening it up. Showering daily should be commonplace, but especially it's important to do before showing up for an appointment.


Well hydrated skin will have better resilience to the tattooing process, and in-turn we'll be able to achieve better results. Drinking plenty of water before the session is as important as staying hydrated during the session. During all appointments we encourage you to ask for water if needed.

Food & Snacks:

Showing up starving is not going to be a good idea. Having a full meal shortly before your appointment will greatly reduce your risk of becoming light-headed and can help with going for a longer duration. For marathon sessions, snacks are highly encouraged; especially for clients that deal with low blood sugar.


Loose clothing is going to be important for staying comfortable both during the session and afterward. It can also help reduce random itching and speed up the session by reducing repositioning. Depending on placement, loose clothing can also greatly help with your artist being able to access the area easier.

Stay Sober:

If you show up appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, we will turn you away. If you have a medical condition or are on prescription medication, it's necessary to tell your artist before getting a tattoo and is advisable to see your health care provider to find out if you should be getting tattooed.


You might be in the chair or on the table for quite some time. Movies or music can be a great way to pass the time during your session while you wait for your artist to complete your masterpiece. Headphones are advised so your artist is able to focus on working their magic.

Ask Questions:

Regardless if this is your first tattoo or your 100th, if you're unsure what's happening or uncomfortable with your experience then please speak up and ask questions. We'll have no trouble answering any question you might have during the tattooing process. It's natural to want to stay informed, don't be shy about asking us along the way.