Before your appointment

Please don’t get drunk the night before your appointment: drinking alcohol to excess will thin the blood and make the experience far more painful. Please eat something substantial before you get tattooed. If you have a session of more than an hour or so booked, you may also want to bring some sweets or an energy drink with you to ensure your blood-sugar levels are maintained, and a bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated. Finally, make sure you have a good night’s sleep the night before – being well-rested, well-fed and well-hydrated will make your tattoo process infinitely more comfortable.