What To Do the Day of Your Tattoo

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    Eat a big meal beforehand.
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    Drink a lot of water.
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    Avoid alcohol the day before and day of.
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    Don’t take any painkillers (blood thinners = more blood = more difficult tattoo) or illicit drugs.
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    Pack snacks, a non-alcoholic drink, a phone charger and cash for your tip.
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    Wear deodorant. Don’t douse yourself in perfume or cologne. You don’t want the artist rushing because they can’t stand the smell!
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    Dress comfortably and in dark colors to avoid ink/blood stains.
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    Stretch or do some light cardio beforehand; you’ll be in the same position for a while.
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    Stay calm. Do breathing exercises or whatever it takes to get you to a zen-like state.
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    Set aside more time than you think you’ll need; You don’t want to rush this.