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The goal is to be as comfortable as possible while intentionally hurting yourself, right? So, we suggest you ask the artist what you should wear that would make you most comfortable the day of your appointment. Realistically the “I’m staying home, so sweatpants and a big sweatshirt while I watch 10 seasons on Netflix” clothing option is literally the best, SERIOUSLY!
Some key things to make sure you bring:
– Snacks!!! We can’t stress this enough. Getting tattooed impacts your blood sugar, which if you don’t catch in time, could lead to passing out. When you get tattooed, your body goes through a period of stress and shock at first. Basically, it’s trying to get you to stop what you’re doing. If you keep your blood sugar up, your body will know what you’re doing is intentional and won’t try to shut down on you.
– Blanket/pillow. I know this sounds weird, but a pillow or blanket to sit on will keep you nice and cozy, so you will sit better for the artist.
– Zip up hoodie or thick flannel. Obviously don’t bring a parka, but a zip up hoodie or nice warm flannel that you can easily take on and off will make all the difference while you’re getting tattooed. Whether you’re getting tattooed for 20 minutes or 10 hours you can get really cold and pretty warm at times, so it’s good to have that extra layer, just in case.
– The right outfit! I literally want to flick people for things they try to get tattooed in. We don’t care about how cute you look in your outfit. We want you comfy. Ask your artist when you make your appointment if you should wear something specific- such as, a bathing suit top or bottom, shorts, certain shirt or tank top, etc. I can’t tell you how many times people have come to get their thigh tattooed wearing super tight jeans and tiny, tiny underwear (both guys and girls). This results in us snickering at you all day, so just avoid the whole awkward situation, and ask your tattoo artist what attire you should wear.
Tattoo removal is useful and effective. Some tattoos can be easily covered with certain subject matter. However, not all images make a good cover-up. If you want to cover something dark with something light we recommend laser tattoo removal first. You do not need to remove the entire tattoo, but two or three sessions will result in fading it enough to give you more options for your new tattoo. This is really a case by case basis, as there are many factors involved, but we’d be willing to help you advise you in this area if need be.
This varies depending on how you take care of your tattoo. If you keep it out of the sun, it should hold up for 10 or 15 years before a touch up might be desired. Many tattoos are never touched up and look fine. If you wanted an old tattoo to be sharper or more bold again an artist can accomplish this by simply hitting the black and white ink again, or the dark and light values. So not the entire tattoo needs to be re-done everytime.