Know what to do before getting a tattoo

Tattoo Tip 3 Hydrate Properly

Drinking plenty of water is just good life advice in general, but it’s particularly important before you get a tattoo. You’ll be surprised to find out how subtle changes in your body chemistry can dramatically alter the tattooing experience. Just as alcohol or stimulants thin the blood and draw the process out, making sure your skin is well-hydrated improves ink absorption and speeds up tattooing. Start maximizing your water intake at least 12 hours prior to getting tattooed.