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Tattoo Day Prep: Getting Ready for Your Ink Adventure

Updated: Oct 16, 2023

Hey there, ink enthusiasts! The day is fast approaching, and you're all set for your tattoo appointment. But, have you thought about how to prep for the big day? Worry not; we've got you covered. Here's a handy guide on what to do before you step into Rose Noir Tattoo Studio.

1. Fill Your Belly, Fuel Your Energy

First things first, make sure you've had a hearty meal before your appointment. Getting inked can take some time, and you'll want your energy levels up. So, go ahead and enjoy a good breakfast or lunch before you arrive. And, if you're thinking about snacks, don't hesitate to bring a little something along for a quick bite during your session, or consider having a meal delivered mid-session.

2. Hydration is the Key

Staying hydrated is not just a general life tip; it's especially important on tattoo day. Drink lots of water to keep your skin supple and ready for the ink. And don't worry, we've got a water station in the studio in case you forget your bottle. Staying hydrated can also help reduce the chance of feeling lightheaded during the tattoo process.

3. Dress for Success (and Easy Access)

Now, onto wardrobe choices. We suggest wearing clothes that can easily expose the area where you'll be getting your tattoo. This makes it easier for our artist to get to work without you having to strip down. Plus, it's a great excuse to show off your awesome ink afterward!

  • For arm tattoos wear a tank top.

  • For shoulder or upper back wear a tank with straps that can be tucked under the arm, pleas no racerback tanks.

  • For mid or lower back wear a comfy shirt and bring some type of zip up or button up that you can wear backwards while we work. Pants with a loose waistband that can be rolled down comfortably.

  • For abdomen or ribs wear a loose-fitting shirt that can be rolled up out of the way.

  • For legs please wear comfy shorts.

4. Say No to Booze and Pills

Here's a golden rule: no alcohol or drugs before your tattoo appointment. They can affect the way your body reacts to the tattoo process, potentially making it more uncomfortable or even slowing down the healing process. We legally cannot proceed with the tattoo if you are under the influence. Also, avoid painkillers – they can thin your blood, which may lead to more bleeding during your tattoo.

5. Approved Numbing Cream Only

We're all about your comfort, and we offer an approved numbing cream to make your experience as painless as possible. We only allow the use of our favorite tried and true 'Tattoo Numbing Cream Co.' products. They can be purchased here or directly from their website Tattoo Numbing Cream | Order Online – Tattoo Numbing Cream Co.

Follow the instructions in the box. Don't skip any steps! Apply 1 hour before your appointment. Apply it to the area to be tattooed plus 2-3 inches around. Put it on THICK!

6. Entertainment is a Must

Getting a tattoo is an all day venture – it can take a while, and you might want some entertainment. Bring along a book, your headphones, or your favorite playlist. We have a tv with Netflix, HBO, Prime, Disney+, and a few others.

7. Keep Calm and Meditate On

Feeling nervous? Don't worry; it's perfectly normal. If you're looking for a way to calm those butterflies in your stomach, try some deep breathing exercises or meditation. You'd be surprised at how it can help you relax and embrace the ink adventure ahead. We have teamed up with a professional to bring you a quick 10 minute meditation to keep you grounded and calm during your session. A quick meditation to enjoy. - YouTube


At Rose Noir Tattoo Studio, we're all about creating a positive and enjoyable tattoo experience for you. With these prep steps in your back pocket, you'll be ready to rock your ink session with ease.

So, get ready, get excited, and we can't wait to see you in the studio. Your skin is about to become a canvas for your unique story, and we're honored to be a part of your tattoo journey.




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