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Taking care of yourself before getting a tattoo is crucial for a better experience and optimal results. Here are some essential tips to consider:

  1. Ensuring you have taken your meal(s), get sufficient sleep, and stay hydrated. Studies suggest that getting enough sleep can reduce the pain during tattooing.
     

  2. Prepare your skin by applying lotion daily to keep it hydrated and healthy at least a week before your tattoo appointment. Healthy skin contributes to better tattoo outcomes.
     

  3. Inform your tattoo artist of any health conditions such as diabetes, hepatitis (A, B, or C), HIV, epilepsy, hemophilia, heart conditions, or if you're taking blood-thinning medication. Disclosing such information is crucial for a safe tattooing process.
     

  4. Plan your tattoo timing around events like beach vacations. It's advisable to get a tattoo at least 2 weeks before or 1 week after your beach trip to avoid potential issues like sunburn affecting the healing process.
     

  5. Dress comfortably in dark-colored clothing that allows easy access to the body part receiving the tattoo. This helps prevent stains and ensures your comfort during the session.
     

  6. No alcohols / drugs before or during the tattoo session.
     

  7. Maintain good hygiene by showering before your tattoo appointment. You can also choose to shave the tattoo area beforehand, or your artist can assist you during the session.
     

  8. Respect your artist's time by being punctual. Notify them if you anticipate being late, as tardiness can disrupt their schedule. Late arrivals (at least 1 hour late) or no-shows may result in forfeiture of your deposit, so plan your appointment carefully and set reminders.

    By following these guidelines, you can ensure a smoother tattooing experience and contribute to optimal results for your tattoo.

    Happy tattooing!

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