Every week, it seems I get the pleasure of making a persons first tattoo.
Its completely normal to be bit nervous about the whole process. So I thought maybe I’d help out all the future first timers with a short blog about what to do to prepare and what to bring with you to your first tattoo.
1. A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP
Start the whole process by getting some good rest. And this goes for life in general!
2. SOME WATER AND SNACKS
Tattoos take a lot out of you. You have to be ready to put some good stuff back in. Bring and drink plenty of water and a few power bars.
Youre gonna be twisting around a bit, best wear some comfy clothes that you dont mind getting dirty. ( some ink and fluids may get on them)
4. PHONE CHARGER
Years ago you just sat there and stared at the wall. Nowadays you stare at your phone. Its great idea to make sure youve got the juice for your phone!
5. ACCESSIBLE CLOTHING
I mentioned comfort but access is important too. Dont wear jeans if youre getting something on your thigh. zip up hoodies are great for back tattoos as well as outdated bathing suits for ribs hips backs and such.
sometimes its unavoidable to be grouchy but youre getting tattooed! this should be a great day.
Theres probably many more things Im forgetting, but this is a great start!
What are your thoughts? What did I forget? Stress balls? Chewing tobacco?
Let me know in the comments or tweet me @davidmeekart
If you want to set up an appointment with me, text my shop Art and Sol Tattoo at 520-324-7358
Tucson Tattoo Artist