WHAT TO DO
Here’s a few important tips that can help you to prepare for your tattoo session.
Following these recommendations will make a big difference in how you will feel and how the tattoo will look. These are little details I have learned throughout the years.
On the week/day before your appointment you should:
Have a good night’s sleep. It helps your body to regain energy.
Drink plenty of water. It helps to hydrate the skin. The better the condition of your skin, the easier it will be for the tattooist to apply the ink.
Seriously avoid drinking alcohol. It’s common knowledge. Don’t drink anytime before your tattoo or you’ll bleed too much. That will affect the stencil, causing it to come off too easily and too soon. It also increases the amount of times the tattooist will need to wipe the skin, causing extra irritation in the area. It will also dilute the ink in blood, reducing the visual quality of the pigment applied to the skin.
On the day of your appointment you should:
Have a good breakfast or lunch. Studies show that the average minimum daily energy requirement is about 1,800 calories. You can go a little over that mark on your tattoo day. You will need energy.
Wear comfortable clothes that allow easy access to the area. If you wear white or light-coloured clothes, they may get stained. Also try not to choose your favourite ones. Choose the battered ones instead.
- Try to arrive 10 min earlier, or let us know if you’re going to be late. Arriving on time is very important. Please keep that in mind as the tattooist may be ready and just waiting for you.
Don’t get tattooed if you feel too tired or stressed. Now. I know that getting a new tattoo is exciting, but, in the long term, you will want the tattoo to look the best it can, so please follow this recommendation and let us know of any change of mind as soon as possible.
- While being tattooed, RELAXING IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, so keep this in mind and enjoy the day.
Remember: tattoos hurt, so be ready.
A tattoo procedure during COVID-19 pandemic is safe. It is, however, utterly crucial to follow the safety guidelines.
All the bookings or consultations are free of charge and will now preferably be made using voice or video calls. This is to prevent any unnecessary potential exposure to the virus. However, if the consultation requires a personal meeting, this will be made as usual in the shop following some extraordinary safety measures. Please make sure that you wear your mask. Protective face masks will be mandatory in the shop at all times. I will provide disposable masks in case you don’t have one. Disinfectants such as alcohol gel and hand soap/paper towels will be available at all times.
On the day of your appointment:
-Check your temperature before leaving home. If any higher than 37.5 degrees, or if you’re exhibiting any sign of illness, such as cough, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of smell or taste, please call the shop to rearrange or cancel the appointment. You must also contact me to reschedule your appointment if you have had contact with anyone that has or is suspected to have COVID-19 symptoms within the past fourteen (14) days prior to the appointment day.
-If possible, come straight from home after showering and wearing clean clothes.
-Please come alone. It is important to limit the individuals within the establishment to those receiving services. If someone comes with you, they will be asked to wait outside.
-Whilst in the shop, try, as much as possible, to keep a safety distance of 2 metres between you and other people.
-Make sure you arrive on time so there’s less people meeting at the shop’s reception. It helps to reduce the risks of any contamination.
-I’ll be wearing my face mask at all times so I expect you to do the same.
-Once you arrive at the shop, sanitise your hands with hand gel provided and wait in the reception area. I’ll be with you shortly.
-Sanitise your hands also before the tattoo procedure.
-Avoid using your mobile phone during your stay in the shop or touching unnecessary objects.
Other preventive measures will be explained upon arrival.