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How to Prepare for a Long Tattoo Session?

The longest tattoo session can be one of the hardest parts of getting tattooed. It is because tattooing is painful. The longer you wait, the more pain you will feel. But those who are really committed to getting their tattoos will not consider time or pain as long as they get the result they want. Pain for two hours is nothing in comparison to the joy of having a tattoo that will last forever.

It is essential that you prepare your body and mind for a long session of tattooing. It’s important to prepare yourself before going to the tattoo parlor to make sure you can handle it. You can prepare yourself for a tattoo session by following these tips:

  • Stay Hydrated and Full. It is important to stay hydrated and eat well in order to maximize your endurance. Even if you’re going to get a long tattoo, you should factor this into your plans. Being hydrated and full will help you maximize your performance and stay focused.
  • Wear Gloves and Socks in Cold Environments. You might not wear a lot of clothing during the session. If you’re in a very cold environment, you may even begin to shiver. The artist cannot start the session if this happens. Wearing warm socks, gloves or a hat will help you deal with cold weather.
  • Bring some movies or television series to watch. You can improve your mood by watching something else. This will help you to not focus on the painful long tattoo session. You won’t feel as much pain in that case because you are focusing on other things. This can make you feel more relaxed. You can’t stop thinking about the length of time until the tattoo session is over by watching a movie. Watching a movie can help you prevent the pain that you may feel during your tattoo session.
  • Communication. Everybody is different and prefers to sit differently when getting tattooed. Talk to your tattoo artist about how you want to be comfortable if you’re going to have an extended tattoo session. If you don’t, you will be the only one who suffers. You cannot speak for yourself, and neither can your artist.

These tips are all important for preparing for a tattoo session. There are many other tips to consider, but these are some that you should take into consideration first. Search for more tips online or ask a friend who has had a tattoo done.

This post was written by J Michael Taylor. J Michael Taylor is an artist and owner of Black Amethyst Tattoo Gallery. Looking for Tattoo shops in St Petersburg Florida? Black Amethyst has you covered! They provide an art-first approach to custom tattooing in a gallery setting. 


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