What to Expect

Once you've picked a design and discussed the procedure, the tattooist will schedule an appointment with you.

It is important not to take aspirin based painkillers before the procedure as these medications thin the blood. Aspirin based medications may make your fresh tattoo bleed more and hinder your natural ability to heal.

Once you have arrive at the tattoo studio, the tattooist usually presents you with a stencil that is has been created from your design. Some tattoo artists to create an instant transfer on special thermal paper. This is your last chance to change your mind.

Most tattoo shops require payment up front. This is to ensure that they are paid whether you like the end result or not. In the tattooing business, satisfaction is not guaranteed. Refunds are as difficult to obtain.

Before you are inked, most tattooists will ask for proof of your age and contact details in case of an emergency. In some places in the world, such as Canada, this is mandatory. In some countries in Asia, the tattooist has the right to reject you as a subject at his or her discretion.

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