Here at the Tattoo
Clinic, we aren't concerned only with the actual tattoo or piercing
procedure; we value our clients and want to ensure that they have
the best information needed to make their visit an involved process.
Its no secret that many of our clients are repeat visitors, by
making sure that you have all the answers you need in advance we
hope that you will become one as well!
Below you will find
some common questions that deal with tattooing and piercing.
For questions that deal with the treatment of your piercing or
tattoo, please visit the aftercare
Q: I've heard that
there are certain things that I shouldn't drink before having a
tattoo done, what are they?
A: We recommend that
you do not drink alcoholic beverages or anything with caffeine
(coffee, sodas) before having tattoo work done. Alcohol and
caffeine can cause more bleeding. The more you bleed, the more
difficult it will be for your artist to do his/her work.
Q: Is there a problem
with soaking in hot water after having a tattoo done?
A: You should avoid
spas, saunas, and hot tubs and pools for the first 10 days-3 weeks after having a
tattoo done during the healing process. You should also avoid
staying in your bathtub for prolonged periods of time.
Q: Can I sunbathe
after getting my tattoo?
A: We recommend that
you avoid exposing your tattoo to sun or tanning bed light while it
is healing. Even after healing, frequent exposure to sunlight
or UV rays can fade a tattoo slightly.
Q: Does getting a
A: In getting a
tattoo, you are essentially having a very small needle repeatedly
inserted into your skin. So, yes, this can cause an unpleasant
feeling, yet some people are bothered much less by it than others.
Another factor deals with where your tattoo is being done, as
certain parts of your body are more sensitive than others. The
main idea is this: the more relaxed you are the less you will feel.
Q: I noticed that you
do "autoclave sterilization". What exactly is this?
A: In layman terms,
autoclave sterilization is the way in which we have our instruments
prepared for use. All items sterilized in this manner are
exposed to steam under pressure which kill all spores and
microscopic organisms. The same treatment is the only one used
across every hospital across America in sterilizing their
Q: I have a dark
complexion, will a tattoo look good on me?
A: Tattoos can be
created on skin of practically every shade, yet its safe to say that
the darker the skin being tattooed on, the duller certain colors
will appear. Certain colors will stand out better than others
on dark skin, be sure to check with one of our artists in advance to
get a better idea of how yours will appear.
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