How to prepare for your tattoo

No matter if it’s your first tattoo or you’re a seasoned pro, it’s important that you follow these steps in order to prepare for your appointment.

  1. 1. When choosing your tattoo, make sure it’s something you love. Make sure you book a free consultation with one of our artists.
  2. 2. Get plenty of sleep the night before your treatment. It is advisable to not drink alcohol the night before your appointment. Even if you don’t drink enough to get hungover, the smallest amount of alcohol will affect your tattoo.
  1. 3. It is important to stay hydrated, so be sure to drink plenty of water before your appointment. Not only will this prevent you from feeling nauseous, it will ensure your skin is soft and ready for your tattoo.
  2. 4. Make sure you have eaten before you come in. We ask that all clients have eaten something within the last hour before receiving a treatment. This is important for raising your blood sugar levels and reducing nausea.


  1. 5. Before your appointment carefully shave the area so we can spend as much time on your tattoo as possible. Be careful not to cut yourself or this could result in cancellation of the procedure.
  2. 6. Please ensure you wear comfortable and appropriate clothing. Tight non-breathable clothes will irritate the new tattoo. It is important to wear loose fitting clothes around the tattooed area.
  3. 7. Be aware of our age policy, it is important that you bring a valid form of I.D. such as a driver’s license or passport. All tattoo clients must be 18 or over. For more info about age limits please see the Tattoo T&Cs page.
  4. 6. Please ensure you wear comfortable and appropriate clothing. Tight non-breathable clothes will irritate the new tattoo. It is important to wear loose fitting clothes around the tattooed area.