How do I prepare for my appointment?

Please arrive on time so that we can start tattooing as soon as possible. We still need to print out and stencil the design and we don’t want this preparation to cut too much into our tattoo time. Wear clean and comfortable clothing, and ensure you’re well hydrated and have had a decent meal prior to your session.

Ensure you have allowed plenty of time for your session. If you need to leave early, please let me know prior to your appointment – your tattoo is forever and we don’t want to rush it. If need be, we can always book a second session to finish it off at a later date.

Do not fake tan or shave the area in the week prior to your appointment. If you prefer to shave the area yourself, the night before or morning of is best so there is no regrowth – otherwise, I will clean and shave it for you prior to beginning the tattoo. Please avoid too much sun exposure prior to your tattoo – we cannot tattoo sunburnt skin and your appointment will need to be rebooked.

Please do not drink heavily the night before or come to your appointment hungover or intoxicated. I will not tattoo anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and heavy drinking the night before does thin the blood which can affect the tattoo the next day. In addition, getting tattooed whilst hungover is never a pleasant experience – save the drinks for afterwards to celebrate the new ink.

You are welcome to bring one support person with you to your appointment – however we do ask they wait in reception when we begin tattooing. The studio is not large enough to comfortably fit extra people on the tattoo floor and it becomes crowded very quickly.

If you are booked for a full day, we will take several breaks throughout the day, including lunch and loo/stretch breaks. I want you to be as comfortable as possible, so if you need a break, don’t be afraid to ask!