One week before

You should take good care of you skin by moisturizing, drinking lots of water and staying out of the sun for at least a week before your appointment. You should also purchase any products you will need to take care of your tattoo. Please visit to learn more about how to take care of your tattoo.

24hrs before

Avoid blood thinners like aspirin or alcohol for at least 24hrs, as they will make you swell and bleed more interfering with the tattoo process therefore affecting the end result. Consult your doctor about your prescriptions and conditions.

The day of

TAKE THE TIME OFF: Do not make serious plans or time commitments (e.g. work, dinner reservations, ticketed events…) for after your appointment as there is no way to accurately predict how long the entire appointment will last, and you don’t want your artist to rush.

EAT: Please have a solid meal beforehand, one that is high in fat and/or carbs to make sure your body has enough energy to get through the pain. Also you are encouraged to bring snacks with you to keep your body energized, specially if you know your tattoo will take more than a couple hours. We will take a short lunch break for longer sessions.

SHOWER: Make sure you are clean, but refrain from from wearing perfume or cologne or from shaving the area as it may cause irritation and interfere with the tattoo process.

DRESS APPROPRIATELY: Wear comfortable clothes, preferably in black or in a solid neutral color (for photography purposes), that allow easy access to the area where you're getting the tattoo and that you won’t necessarily mind getting dirty as there’s a chance they can get ink or blood on them (E.g., if your're getting a tattoo on your hip, you shuld bring a swimsuit that you can untie at the sides; if you’re getting your calf tattooed, you should bring shorts, etc).