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Ready, Set, Ink! What To Bring To Your Tattoo Appointment

Your journey of getting inked is an exciting and often deeply personal experience. Whether it's your first tattoo or adding to an existing collection, proper preparation can make all the difference in ensuring a smooth and enjoyable session. From essential documents to creature comforts, knowing what to bring to your tattoo appointment can help you feel confident and ready for the transformative process ahead. Let's make sure you're completely comfortable, and pack your must-have items before you come to the studio!

Valid Identification: Just in case you didn't fill out the paperwork prior to our appointment- we need to make sure that you have proper identification and card on file.

Payment: Please make sure to bring sufficient cash or a credit/debit card to pay for your tattoo. This total cost is always quoted prior to the appointment. Should the tattoo change at the appointment, we have a detailed discussion and update our proposal.

Comfort Items: Tattoo sessions can sometimes be lengthy, so bring items to keep yourself comfortable during the process. This could include water, snacks, and any necessary medications. I have snacks, fresh fruit, water, and various sodas at the studio. If you have a specific diet- don't hesitate to bring it with you. There's also a fridge for food & drink storage.

Personal Hygiene Items: It's important to be clean before getting tattooed, so consider bringing personal hygiene items such as hand sanitizer, wet wipes, or a travel-sized soap to freshen up before your appointment.

Entertainment: Depending on the length of your tattoo session, you may want to bring along some form of entertainment to help pass the time. I have a tv at the studio, with Netflix, Disney, Hulu, and Amazon Prime TV. If you don't like TV, you can pack your bag with your favorite items such as a book, magazine, music player, or even a handheld gaming device. Wi-Fi is available.

Additional Items: Please feel free to bring anything else that makes you comfortable. This can include blankets, headphones, or even a pillow if you'd like.

Guests and Children: Please limit the amount of guests at the studio. While it is comforting to have a person with you, this is not a party. We like to be as focused on your art and caring for your skin as much as possible.

Appropriate Clothing: "This isn't that kind of tattoo shop!" Wear comfortable clothing that provides easy access to the area where you'll be getting tattooed. For example, if you're getting a tattoo on your arm, wear a shirt with sleeves that can be easily rolled up. Additionally, consider wearing clothing that you don't mind getting ink or ointment on.

Communication: If you have any concerns or questions about the tattoo process, don't hesitate to communicate with me. I always tell my clients "Us as women are taught to shut up and say 'thank you' & it's not like that here." Clear communication ensures that both you and I are on the same page and helps to create a positive experience. You need to leave loving your tattoo.

Positive Attitude: Lastly, bring a positive attitude and an open mind to your appointment! Getting a tattoo is a unique and personal experience, so embrace the opportunity to express yourself through body art and enjoy the creative process. I'm here for you every step of the way!

Remember that preparation is key to a successful and enjoyable experience.

By bringing using this guide, you can ensure that your tattoo appointment goes smoothly and that you're well-equipped to care for your new ink afterward.

Embrace the opportunity to express yourself through body art, communicate openly with me, and approach the experience with a positive attitude.

With the right mindset and preparation, your tattoo appointment is a memorable and rewarding step in your personal journey of self-expression and creativity.

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