So you’ve accumulated bookmarks of tattoo inspiration on Instagram and Pinterest and decided you’re finally ready to get your first tattoo. What will happen next? Chillax bbz, Tasha’s got you covered.
If you haven’t already chosen a tattoo artist to do the honors, choose one you trust and see yourself having fun with. Follow them on social media to get a sense of who they are. A positive experience when getting the tattoo has a significant impact on how you’ll feels about the tattoo on your body. If you feel your artist, you’ll love their artwork even more
Making an appointment will vary depending on the tattoo artist and their shop. Some have links on their Instagram or website to an online form where you can
fill out the specific information they require for booking. Others may request that you
send them an email. If that is the case, the make sure you include:
Your preferred design: Include as many specific requests as possible, like whether or not you want color and how many colors. Sharing reference images will also greatly assist your artist in understanding your vision. DO NOT expect your final design to look exactly like the work of another artist. You picked this one for reason! Collab with them and let them work their magic!
Size & Placement. Instead of specifying if you want your tattoo to be small, medium, or large, specify the dimensions in inches. Don’t worry about being precise. Both the size and the placement are estimates. Either can be changed later.
Availability: Another thing to be specific about is the dates and times that work best for you, so you don’t waste time negotiating with the tattoo artist or their shop. Most have online booking systems where you can select an open appointment so you can avoid all that.
Preparation: Prep for your tattoo appointment like a medical procedure. Get a good night’s sleep, avoid alcohol the night before, stay hydrated, and eat something before going to the tattoo studio. You may be able to bring snacks for the session. ASK! If you have any skin conditions that affect the area where you want to get tattooed, Garner recommends informing your tattoo artist ahead of time. If you have a flare-up, you may need to reschedule your appointment. Also, avoid getting any cuts or tans on the area where you want to get tattooed.
The BIG Day! When you first arrive at the tattoo studio, wash your hands before filling out consent forms. Be sure to have your photo ID handy, and be on time. give the artist time to prepare, clean up, and avoid overlap with other clients — especially to comply with any COVID and other infection control safety guidelines.
Finalizing Your Design and Placement
Your tattoo artist will show you the design they drew up for you. If you want to make any adjustments to it, don’t be afraid to speak up, this is forever Make sure you are respectful. You chose this artist because you trust their vision. It’s OK to want changes made to your drawing, but be polite and trust them!
Not all tattoos can be as small as might think. Sometimes lettering may need to be enlarged over time to be legible. And if you want it to be small because you think it will be easier to get started, Just remember The size of the tattoo won’t change the pain involved. Little tattoos can still hurt a lot!
- Clear your day, especially if you’re getting a large tattoo.
- Arrive on time. Most artists charge by the hour, and any adjustment throws their entire day off. You can’t rush good art.
- Dress comfortably. You will be sitting or lying in a fixed position for long periods of time.
- Eat something. A protein bar won’t make you feel stuffed but will keep you alert and satisfied throughout the session.
- Bring water and stay hydrated.
- Tip your artists when the session is over.