While You're Getting Inked


The actual tattoo process is the most exciting part. It’s also the most painful. But here are a few suggestions to help you handle it.

  • Try not to move around to much, or watch what the artist is doing. Any sudden movements on your part may result in a permanent mistake! Be sure to ask your tattooist to stop if you suddenly realize you have to cough or sneeze.
  • Bring along water or juice for you to drink. With larger pieces, sometimes people find they like to take a break and have a small snack to help them get through the process.
  • If there is music you really like to listen to, bring along some earphones and your portable music player.
  • If you are going to have to lay down to get tattooed, you might want to bring along a favourite pillow or a blanket to be more comfortable.