SkinFlower Cosmic Arts

...tattoos & art appreciation in a genial atmosphere~!

tattoo tips~!!!


    •    relax & sit still~! all that moving around is making it more difficult for your artist to do their best work, making it take longer & yes probably hurt more... this includes shifting your position every time the artist goes for ink or tensing up when you are touched...

    •    know what you want but be flexible... your skin is not the same as a piece of paper... your artist is an experienced professional & will know what can & cannot work, taking into consideration your skin tone, your shape, & size & detail of the artwork...

    •    understand that your tattoo project is a commitment... don't be afraid! do be prepared to sit for multiple sessions to complete a large &/or detailed tattoo...

    •    dress comfortably! its not a fashion show & you will be asked to position yourself in such a way as to make the area of your skin where you are getting the ink available & taut... as well its always possible that you will end up with some ink on your clothing so your favorite white shirt is probably not the best choice...

    •    feel free to bring  a few snacks / refreshments for yourself… you may be there for a number of hours & the process will be taxing to your body even if it is a fairly easy session… you may need fuel...

    •    do not bring your children to your tattoo session!  you will not be free to watch or entertain them… you will want to focus on yourself during the process, not worrying about what your kids are getting into… a tattoo studio is generally an adult zone… that said, a friend can be comforting & distract you from the pain… check with your artist on this point as some prefer not to have any extra people around- respect the wishes of your chosen artist of course...

    •    do not show up to your tattoo appointment drunk or high… you will be expected to be cooperative as your artist does his/her work… it is best that you are in a serene state of mind, try to get there naturally by being certain of your decision… alcohol, pills, other drugs can have undesirable effects on how you deal with the procedure as well as how your body reacts & heals…

    •    don't be afraid to ask questions, any question at all~!!!

    •    respect & trust your artist~!!! this is paramount to getting a great tattoo… understand that while doing a tattoo may look easy, it's not! it's only the skill & confidence of your artist that makes it look that way…