Your Guidebook to Get a Perfect Tattoo- Part 3!
Getting ready for a tattoo is as important as choosing the right tattoo design and artist. You cannot overlook this preparation. Here you will find the detailed guidelines on what to do and what not to.
Body tattoos are the next love of every young male and female today. And why only youngsters, even the middle aged and elderly seems to be greatly interested in this form of body art.
So, you have decided to go for a tattoo. You might have booked an appointment with a professional tattoo artist . Well, now it is high time to look for some preparatory steps to make your way to an excellent tattoo job easier.
Let’s begin with few things you need to keep in mind one night before your appointment.
What to do the night before?
Firstly, drink lots of water. It is advised to start one day before in fact and continue till next morning.
You need to be fresh and active next morning. Hence, get to bed on time. Ensure to get plenty of sound sleep.
Check to make sure you have enough money to cover the cost of the tattoo, a tip, and any bottled water, juice or other snacks you might want either while or after you get tattooed.
Before going to bed, do check that whether you have kept all the reference material, which your artist might need to create the design artwork or not.
What not to do the night before?
Don’t drink heavily the night before you have appointment. And it is better you keep alcohol at bay. The reason being, even if it’s not enough to make you hung-over, it will thin your blood to cause problem for the next day.
Don’t forget to share your medical conditions with the artist. For example, if you’re feeling sick, call the studio ahead of time in order to reschedule your appointment. Never go for tattoo when you are sick.
Now, its turn to check for the things to do on the appointment day…
What to do the day of getting a tattoo?
Shave and clean: Check for the area to be tattooed. It will be required to shave properly in order to prepare your skin for the tattoo. Though you can do it yourself, at times it is required that the tattoo artists do it for you.
De-tan: Although it was stated in the first post to keep distance from sun for few days, but if you still you feel you skin is tanned, it is important to heal. You can consult your artist.
Have your meal: Before you go, eat a full meal. Yes, almost half an hour before heading in to get tattooed, you must eat heavy and filling foods. This will simply help you sit calmly for long hours. Also, avoid drinking a bunch of caffeine or energy drinks. These can thin your blood and make the process harder.
Pack your stuff: You can use a small bag for this. You need to carry your water bottle, juice can, and snacks (only those high in carbohydrates and protein). For snacking, you can have crackers, fresh fruit, granola bars, nuts, etc.
Get ready: Now go for shower. If you are not getting an underarm tattoo, you can wear your deodorant. When it is about dressing, you must consider wearing clothes which won’t matter if you get ink stains on. Even if it not too cold, it is suggested to bring a sweatshirt or something warm, as getting tattooed can sometimes make you feel cold.
When you are done with these, you can step confidently inside the parlor. All the best!
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