Before your appointment

 
 

PAIN RELIEF

WE DO NOT ADVISE USING ANY TOPICAL PAIN RELIEF THAT IS NOT APPROVED BY THE FDA OR A PHYSICIAN. SOME NUMBING PRODUCTS CAN CAUSE TEMPORARY CHANGES TO THE OUTER LAYERS OF SKIN, WHICH CAN AFFECT THE FINAL OUTCOME OF THE TATTOO.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A WAY TO EASE THE PAIN DURING YOUR TATTOO BENCHMARK SELLS HUSTLE HELPER; A PAIN REDUCING PRODUCT. HUSTLE HELPER IS ONLY USED AFTER YOUR TATTOO IS STARTED AND THE SKIN IS BROKEN. YOU ARE ABLE TO BUY HUSTLE HELPER IN THE SHOP OR FROM OUR ONLINE STORE. YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT US ABOUT THE PRE-TATTOO TOPICAL NUMBING CREAM THAT WE RECOMMEND, WHICH CAN BE PURCHASED ON AMAZON.



DO NOT USE OVER THE COUNTER PAINKILLERS, PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS, ALCOHOL, OR OTHER DRUGS BEFORE OR DURING YOUR TATTOO. THEY WILL CAUSE AN INCREASE IN BLEEDING.


EAT BEFOREHAND

MAKE SURE YOU EAT SOMETHING WHOLESOME AND CARBOHYDRATE-BASED BEFORE LEAVING FOR THE STUDIO. THIS WILL KEEP YOUR BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS ELEVATED FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS. EATING A WELL BALANCED MEAL BEFOREHAND WILL ALSO HELP TO KEEP YOU FEELING ALERT.


DRESS COMFORTABLY

WEAR CLOTHING THAT ALLOWS EASY ACCESS TO THE AREA THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TATTOOED. WE ALSO SUGGEST WEARING LOOSE CLOTHING ON OR NEAR THE AREAS THAT WILL BE EXPOSED TO THE NEWLY TATTOOED SKIN IN ORDER TO AVOID RUBBING/UNCOMFORTABILITY.

FOR EXAMPLE: IF YOU ARE GETTING A THIGH TATTOO, WEAR OR BRING SHORTS.

*PLEASE NOT THAT THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT CLOTHING MAY COME INTO CONTACT WITH BLOOD OR INK DURING YOUR TATTOO APPOINTMENT.


DON’T SHAVE THE TATTOO AREA

IF YOUR SKIN NEEDS TO BE SHAVED, YOUR ARTIST WILL DO IT FOR YOU


GET CASH

WE ARE A CASH PREFERRED SHOP. WHEN USING A CREDIT/DEBIT CARD IN STORE OR ONLINE THERE IS A 5% SERVICE FEE. TO AVOID THIS FEE PLEASE PAY FOR DEPOSITS AND TATTOOS IN CASH.