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Helpful Information

How do I request a tattoo appointment?

In your response email, please include:

  • A description of the tattoo design you want

  • Approximate size and dimensions, in inches

  • Placement (which body part and where on that part)

  • Meaning - what does this tattoo symbolize for you.

Any reference images (knowing that we will not copy an exact image, but to use as a reference point of what you like visually in terms of style, color, coverage, etc)

If your email does not contain this information about your tattoo, you will not receive a reply.

How should I prepare for my tattoo appointment?

Be well rested, and eat two to three hours before your appointment.

Wear comfortable clothing that you would not mind getting dirty, and will easily allow access to the area of your body that will be tattooed.

Feel free to bring music or other entertainment that you can enjoy without moving (a book, podcast, or a tablet with a movie for very long sessions, but no gameboys etc).

We also recommend bringing a small snack and a sugary drink, especially if this is your first tattoo.

Being tired, hungover or having low blood sugar can increase the discomfort level.

Can I drink or take pain medication before my tattoo?

No. Alcohol and aspirin will thin the blood, making you bleed more than normal. This will make your appointment more difficult and cause your tattoo to take longer. Excessive bleeding can also make your tattoo heal improperly.

If you take any prescription medication, especially any type of blood thinner, please check with your physician to make sure it is safe to receive a tattoo while being on medication. Let us know prior to the appointment.

It is important that you are in a clear state of mind and feeling well during the tattoo session - we won’t tattoo you otherwise. 

Can I drink or take pain medication after my tattoo?

Refrain from drinking immediately after your tattoo appointment.

After any bleeding has stopped, generally a few hours later, you can resume regular merriment.

You can take Tylenol or ibuprofen to help with swelling or pain.

If there are any other questions and concerns feel free to get in touch.

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