1. You should be absolutely sure
A tattoo is forever and you should be ready for that. You should be absolutely sure that you want to wear the tattoo on your skin for the rest of your life. Subsequent laser treatment is lengthy, painful and risky.
If you have family, friends or acquaintances who are already tattooed, be sure to talk to them about their experiences and get several opinions so that you can ultimately make your own decision.
We use the consultation to inform you about all possible risks. The following applies to edding TATTOO: There is at least 24 hours between the consultation and the tattoo appointment . So you can reconsider your decision in peace.
2. There are no stupid questions!
As a tattoo beginner, you probably have several burning questions on your mind - and you should definitely ask them! Whether it's about hygiene in the studio , the exact procedure of the tattoo or healing - make a list of all the questions that are still open. In the consultation appointment you have the opportunity to get answers to all your questions.
3. Choose a motif that you want to wear on your skin for the rest of your life
Which motif is best and what is the best place for the first tattoo? That cannot be answered in general terms. It depends very much on your individual wishes and preferences. Think step by step which motif you would like to wear on your skin. The following questions can help you:
Which tattoo style do you like and best suits your type?
This is totally individual and depends on your personal taste. Should it be more colorful and eye-catching or rather something more minimalist and black?
On which body part would you like to have the tattoo?
Would you like to be able to hide the tattoo or rather show it openly? It is a good idea to start with a part of the body that you can also cover with clothing. For example, the shoulder, upper arm, back or rib cage would be possible places where a tattoo is not immediately obvious to everyone. The pain can also be an indication for you on which body part you would rather have a tattoo. Body location also often determines the size of the tattoo. It is advisable to start with a slightly smaller tattoo instead of planning an entire arm sleeve.
Is there a motif that you have had in mind for a long time or should your tattoo have a specific meaning?
Do you have a specific passion or hobbies that can be a starting point for a motif? Do you want to immortalize a certain memory on your skin? The tattoo does not have to have a specific meaning for everyone. Of course, you can also choose something that you particularly like visually.
4. Choose the studio and the tattoo artist consciously
An important step towards your first tattoo is the selection of the tattoo studio and the tattoo artist .
When choosing a studio, pay particular attention to hygiene and that you feel comfortable . Visit the studio and take a look at the tattoo rooms to get an accurate picture.
If you don't have a specific tattoo artist in mind, the studio will help you choose the right artist to match your motif . You can get to know the tattoo artist in the consultation and find out whether the chemistry is right and you feel that you are in good hands with him/her.
5. Be willing to pay money for the craft
Make yourself aware that it is a craft and good quality has its price. Since it is a lifelong work of art on your body, you shouldn't just go by price when choosing your tattoo. A good overall feeling is crucial!
6. Come relaxed to your tattoo appointment
Once you have made the decision and made an appointment for the tattoo, you can prepare for the tattoo appointment:
- Come relaxed and rested to your tattoo appointment and plan enough time so that there is no stress
- Do not put too much strain on the part of the body in the days before the tattoo ( no extreme physical training )
- Drink a lot of water and eat well before your tattoo appointment so that you feel fit and your circulation doesn't get sluggish
- Avoid alcohol in the two days before the tattoo and do not take anything that may have a blood-thinning effect (e.g. medication that should be discontinued in advance depending on the effect and consultation with the doctor)
- Come to your tattoo appointment showered and in comfortable, clean clothing
- Make sure that the area to be tattooed is free of injuries or irritation (e.g. sunburn).
- You are welcome to bring someone with you to support you