How To Prepare For A Tattoo?
One make several decisions in life. Some decisions can be easily reversible like buying a dress or going shopping. But then some decisions in life are such that can’t be reversed or taken back, like getting a permanent tattoo that represents a part of you. So, it becomes crucial that you prepare for tattoo before you go to get it inked on your body. Going for a tattoo without preparing properly is not at all wise.
If you’re also planning to get a tattoo this season and want to know how to prepare for tattoo, then you have surely landed on the right post. Here I am sharing with you all the tips and tricks to follow before you go for a permanent tattoo.
How To Prepare For A Tattoo? Before and After (14 Tips)
1. Finalize your design first
First things first, it is recommended that you do enough research to finalize the design that you want to have on your body. Undoubtedly, a tattoo looks cool and everybody feel great while flaunting their own, but nothing could be worse than trying to reverse it.
Of course, the worst situation would be to realize that the tattoo you have got is not appealing or not exactly the way you wanted.
Though there are cover up tattoos but the cost to cover up your tattoo can run up into the hundreds for trying to remove it.
So, there is no harm to take a little while to decide on a design that makes you feel good. Because your tattoo is something that is going to stay with you for the rest of your life. So be wise!!
2. Decide the location where you want your tattoo
Once you have finalized your tattoo, you should know where exactly you want your tattoo to be inked on your body.
It is very important initially to know the location of your tattoo, most preferred places are, your chest, neck, arms, ribs, nape, calf, thigh, forearm, shoulder, back, fingers, etc.
If you don’t know that then later it is highly likely that you will feel disappointed with the placement, which is not wise.
If you have any doubt about the place, you can discuss the same with your tattoo artist. They are experts, experienced, and skilled to help you with the design and its placement.
3. Find out a nice tattoo parlor
Though, there will be many tattoo parlors in your area who will take your money, but you have to make sure that they give you the quality work as well. Of course, you should not forget that not all parlors are genuine in their craft.
Moreover, if you find a parlor with a less than normal price for a tattoo, don’t be enticed, instead stay clearly away from these. So, it’s better to do enough research work to find out a nice parlor.
You can find them either online or maybe you can ask for recommendations from your friends and others who have recently got a tattoo.
Also, make sure the tattoo parlor you are going to get your tattoo from uses sterilized needles.
Know about the parlor well in advance before you finally step in there. Because once you will get it and if you find it unsatisfactory then removing it will be very difficult.
4. Choose a parlor where you find yourself comfortable
It is very crucial that you find or choose a tattoo parlor where you find yourself comfortable. Surprised?? Well, don’t be! Finding a place where you are comfortable can have a dramatically profound impact on your tattoo and how well the process goes for you.
So, the best you can do is to ask your tattoo artist on how the process works. See, if they are able to give you good tips and tricks on how to prepare for getting a tattoo. As, mostly good tattoo artists practice this, they tell their clients about the tips and tricks to prepare for tattoos.
5. Read reviews and feedbacks
Before you finalize your tattoo artist, make sure that you read online reviews and feedbacks about his work.
If you find more negative reviews then it is better to stay away from such artist. As said earlier, your tattoo will stay with you forever.
Hence, it is important that you prepare for tattoos and find a good artist with a nice experience and good feedback.
Also See: Good Tattoo Artist Vs Bad
TIPS TO FOLLOW BEFORE GETTING A TATTOO
Once you have finalized your design, its placement, and the tattoo artists, the next you have to do is to prepare yourself for a tattoo.
6. Stay hydrated
It is crucial that before getting a tattoo you keep yourself hydrated during the process. So, make sure you drink plenty of water beforehand. Being well hydrated is already a good and healthy habit, but when it comes to getting a tattoo it becomes sort of crucial to be hydrated as it will not only help you last longer, but also it will help make your tattoo healing quicker and faster.
7. Get a sound sleep the night before
Yeah, you can party hard but not necessarily a night before your tattoo. In fact, it is really important that you get good sleep the night before your tattoo.
Believe it or not, being well rested while getting a tattoo will make you feel less drowsy that will ultimately help you have a nice tattoo.
8. Keep your skin moisturized
Dry skin easily create patches in the area. And it’s not wise to spend money on a blotchy tattoo. So, it is recommended to keep your skin moisturized leading up to the day before you go for your tattoo.
Having well-moisturized skin while getting a tattoo helps the ink take a bit better.
9. Eat a hearty meal before a tattoo
Why you ask…… Well, you need energy to get a tattoo, especially when your instinct will get tensed up during the painful parts of the tattoo. So, make sure you eat good and hearty meal before you finally step into the tattoo parlor for your tattoo.
10. Shave the area where you want to get your tattoo
Yes, it is again very important to shave the area where you want to get your tattoo. Of course, it is not wise to go to the tattoo parlor with hairy body.
Especially when you decide to get a tattoo on your leg or any other area where one has a lot of hair, it is recommended that you shave that part.
For girls, they can go to the parlor and get their body waxed before getting a tattoo.
But make sure you don’t hurt yourself while shaving the area, as it could lead to the cancellation of your appointment!
11. Choose the right clothing
Wearing the right clothes for a tattoo is intelligent! For instance, if you are planning to get a tattoo on your calf, it’s good to go in half pants or one/thirds, it can help you have a nice tattoo without ruining your outfit.
Also, wear something that you wouldn’t mind getting ruined in the process. It may not necessarily happen, but you never know when an ink from the stencil spill on your dress and you end up having a ruined shirt or Tshirt.
So, it’s better to wear the right clothing while going for a tattoo session.
12. Avoid alcohol before and after the tattoo
Many people believe that having few pegs can help them get some relief from the pain that comes with tattoos. But it is absolutely wrong. Going drunk for getting a tattoo is not at all good.
It can lead to many other issues, you may even end up having a blotchy tattoo or lot of bleeding during the process. Because alcohol is a blood thinner.
13. Avoid having any pain killers
To avoid pain that comes with a tattoo, many people prefer to take painkillers which is again very bad idea. One should avoid taking any pain killer. And if a person is on a regular medication, it is better to discuss with the doctor before you go for your tattoo. These medications can also affect the tattoo process adversely.
14. Go with someone who can keep you distracted
Last but not least, getting a tattoo can be a lengthy procedure, depending on the design of the tattoo and the location of the tattoo.
So, it is important that you go along with somebody who can keep you entertained during the whole process, or you can go along with some entertainment with you, like your mobile.
In most cases, people keep themselves busy with tattoo artists only. But sometimes it is difficult for them to keep you entertained, especially when your design is critical.
So, it’s good to go with your friend who is talkative and entertaining so that he/she can help you distract yourself from the painful session, and let the artist do his work.
Thanks for reading! I hope these tips and tricks help you prepare for tattoos. Be creative and get a wonderful tattoo that everybody will admire.