3 Tips For Preparing For Your First Tattoo

Posted on: 7 September 2017

Before you get your first tattoo at a tattoo shop, like The Ink Lab, there are certain things that you should do to prepare. This article will discuss 3 tips for preparing for your first tattoo. 

Think Long And Hard About Your Tattoo 

The decision to get a tattoo is a big one. Because of this, it is very important that you are not only sure that you want one, but that you know exactly what you want. A tattoo is a permanent mark on your body, and depending on the location that you choose to place it, it is something that can be seen by everyone. A lot of people choose a tattoo that has meaning behind it because they know that this is something that will likely have meaning to them forever. If you take the time to research and choose a tattoo that is perfect for you, then you will be much more likely to feel confident in your decision to get it. 

Make A List Of Questions 

When you go into get your first tattoo, you likely have several questions rolling around in your mind about the entire experience. Naturally, you will want these questions to be answered before you begin getting your tattoo. Thankfully, any tattoo artist that is knowledgeable, skilled, and serious about their craft will be able to answer these questions for you. You can either go in early to ask all of these questions or you could even schedule a separate consultation appointment where time is allotted for all of your questions. This can help you to feel 100% confident in your decision to get a tattoo. 

Mentally Prepare

Most people realize that a tattoo is going to hurt a bit. A needle is being used to inject the ink into your skin, so it is only natural that some level of pain will be felt. If you take the time to mentally prepare for the pain that will come along with getting your tattoo, you will likely do much better than if you go in feeling unprepared. For example, if you have chosen to have a large tattoo placed on a sensitive area of your body, then you will need to be more mentally prepared for the pain than if you were getting a small tattoo in an area that wasn't nearly as sensitive. This will not only help you stay in a good mental place while getting the tattoo, but it can also help you to physically hold still.