Pre-Care Instructions

Before your Appointment

  • Bring your valid, current, government issued ID to every visit. We cannot tattoo you without you ID present or if it is expired.  

  • Be prepared to fill out paperwork with medical history information. If you have any medical condition that requires a doctor’s note beforehand, make sure you have the necessary documentation to avoid needing to reschedule

  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol for 24 hours before your appointment. You cannot be under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of your appointment. Do not come to your appointment hungover.

  • Reschedule your appointment if your skin is irritated, damaged, sunburned or you feel ill.

  • Wear comfortable clothing that won’t be hurt by potential ink stains. Make sure the artist can easily access the area being tattooed. Consider dressing in layers in case you get warm/cold.

  • Drink plenty of water and get good sleep the night before. Eat within 2 hours before your tattoo procedure but avoid caffeinated beverages or energy drinks before your appointment.

  • Avoid aspirin and/or ibuprofen or other blood thinners for 24-48 hours before your appointment, unless your physician requires you to take it.


For Cosmetic Tattooing Procedures

  • Disclose any previous cosmetic tattooing to the artist before scheduling an appointment.

  • In the days/weeks leading up to the appointment, avoid using harsh products containing exfoliants, acids, retinol or peels. Your skin should be healthy and calm. Stop tanning and do not get sunburnt. We will not tattoo sunburnt skin.  Speak with your technician regarding your specific skincare routine before your appointment.

  • Avoid botox, fillers or other beauty injections in the month before your appointment.

For permanent eyeliner procedures: 

  • Contact lenses cannot be worn during the procedure or for 5 days after. REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR GLASSES!

  • Eyelash extensions must be removed before your appointment and cannot be replaced until one month after the touch-up.

  • Do not wear mascara to your appointment, it can be difficult to remove and irritate the area further. If removal of mascara is required, a $10 fee will be added to the price of the procedure.


During your Appointment

  • It takes time. Be patient and come prepared to lay on your back without moving around. 

  • Stay calm. Let your artist know if you’re nervous, and they can often help by explaining the process to you. You should keep your body relaxed, breathe steadily and slowly. 

  • Pay attention to the instructions your artist gives you during the procedure and do not touch the area being tattooed to prevent the spread of germs.

  • Inform your artist if you need to take a quick break or if you need to move, stretch, sneeze or if you’re feeling nauseous or dizzy.

  • Expect to feel tired after receiving your tattoo.


Please let us know a minimum of 48 hours in advance if you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment

by calling or texting 503-508-6803