Professional Tattoo Etiquette Do’s & Don’ts:
Getting a tattoo involves not just the Artist and his work, but also the client’s cooperation and his/her ability to listen to instructions. You may have envisioned a bad-ass tattoo to grace your skin for the rest of your life any time soon—but as the old saying goes: a goal is reached by beginning with a first step. And the first step is KNOWLEDGE. A complete awareness of what you’re getting yourself into. So today we collected insights from a plenty number of tattoo artists and here’s what they wanna tell you.
- DON’T show up for your tattoo appointment under the influence of any substance.
- DON’T bring children or pets to the tattoo studio. Period, NO exceptions.
- DO bring a GOVERNMENT ISSUED photo ID, it is required to get a tattoo.
- DO wear comfortable clothing according to where you’re getting tattooed on your body. .
- DO tell your artist about any medical conditions you have.
- DO take the time to plan your tattoo carefully.
- DO save for your tattoo. A really good tattoo isn’t cheap. So save up for it because YOU are worth it.
- DO trust & listen to your tattoo artist. Listen when he tells you that what you want won’t work.
- DO speak to your tattoo artist confidentiality regarding any costs and initial deposits.
- DO take any pictures, designs or accompanying notes that you may have to your initial tattoo consultation.
- Mind your hygiene. Make sure you smell good, to keep your tattoo artist from being distracted.
- DO NOT get offended if your artist requests that you change certain aspects of your desired tattoo design.
- DO NOT ask your artist to draw you up a design so you can simply admire their creative skills.
- DO NOT be late for your appointment without notifying your tattoo artist.
- DO NOT enter the shop with children or friends in tow. This is due to Covid-19 restrictions.
- D0 TIP your artists.