A FEW PRE-TATTOO TIPS FOR INK VETERANS AND FIRST TIMERS.
Do your best to get a good nights rest before you come. Your endurance and tolerance will thank you. So will I.
Make sure you are well hydrated the days up to and on the day. This is very important! Hydrated skin is the BEST skin to tattoo. It hurts less and is easier for us both!
Please DO NOT consume any alcohol the day of or the day before your session. Do not plan to do so for at least 48 hours post tattoo. Alcohol thins your blood, reducing ink retention and will be a waste of your time, effort and money.
Come with food in your tummy and an easy, good snack or two, as well as your favorite drink. I will have coffee/tea and probably snacks too but just in case you don't like mine ;)
Wear clothes that will make the area accessible and easy to redress when the session is over. - Choose clothes that are not precious to you. Ink sometimes gets where it's not supposed to go and does not wash out.
If the tattoo area is on your foot or near your foot, please wear closed shoes, not flip flops. I use a wonderful post-tattoo skin cover that will not work with flip flops.
You are welcome to bring slippers. Nobody likes cold feet!
If the tattoo area is where you would normally wear a bra, wear a loose shirt that does not require you to wear one when we are finished or one that you can wear with the strap tucked under your arm. Please don't wear a sports bra. They are difficult to hold out of the way when working and even harder to put on after, if needed. Trust me on this one!
You may bring a guest with you, however, it is important to remember that this tattoo is created for you and only you. As you and I are relying on our opportunity to connect and be creatively inspired, often a well-meaning guest can change the dynamics of a personal session both for myself and my client. Reducing one's ability to stay focused, relaxed, in the moment and communicative with me.
It is not a rule, but a STRONG recommendation to come on your own. The feedback I have had from my previous clients who brought friends over the years has been that they wish they had come alone so they could have been completely engaged and not worry about their friends/loved ones feelings or opinions. Often the tattoo client feels bad that they are "ignoring" their support friend. Or that their creative decisions were shifted because they had company. It is important to me to be able to focus on you during our consult and when tattooing, not your guest. I am a social lady. I will not ignore your guest nor pretend that they are not there. That's just not how I work. I also find it uncomfortable when a client brings a guest and the guest sits quietly in the background, trying not to get in the way. I don’t do well with awkward silence. I am way to chatty for that!! ..haha.
So please consider these points before you decide to bring a friend. I assure you, I will do my very best to make sure you do not feel unsupported or lonely. It's all about connection in our session; The whole time.
I am located at 13 Church St, Rexton, NB
Big white house on the left side of the road. There will be a sandwich board sign at the driveway.
Please park your vehicle at the end of the driveway, not in front of the garage or on the road.
Please come to the, marked "Blessings Studio" door that is facing the driveway on the side of the house.
All the best until then,
Looking forward to seeing you soon!