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Preparing for your appointment

Take good care of yourself in the days leading up to your tattoo appointment! Hydrated skin is much easier to tattoo, so I recommend drinking lots of water and moisturizing regularly in the days leading up to your appointment. Avoid alcohol the night before, and get a good night’s sleep before your appointment. Eat a filling meal before you come in, and avoid excessive caffeine.

Make sure to bring the following to your appointment:

  • A valid, government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc)

  •  Wear or bring clothing that allows easy access to the area we are going to tattoo, and that you don’t mind possibly getting ink on.

  • Card or cash to pay for the tattoo. I do not accept Venmo/CashApp/Paypal etc for tattoo appointments.

I also suggest bringing:

  • Drinks and/or snacks to keep you hydrated and your blood sugar up during your appointment. (We do provide candy, soda, and sparkling water at the shop!) You are also welcome to bring lunch if we have a longer appointment. (I’ll probably need a quick lunch, too!)

  • You might want to bring entertainment/distractions for while you are getting tattooed. I’m usually pretty quiet while I tattoo, I tend to go into focus mode and sometimes find it hard to maintain a conversation while I work. You are more than welcome to read a book, listen to a podcast or music with headphones, play on your phone, or any other activity that you can do without moving the tattoo area. 

  • Some people get hot when they’re getting tattooed, some get cold. It’s not a bad idea to dress in layers so you can adjust to how your body reacts.

I also recommend making sure you have necessary aftercare products on hand before your tattoo! You can take a look at my aftercare section to see my recommended aftercare.

Touch-ups and Unfinished Work

I offer free touch-ups on all of my tattoos; you can email me at any time to schedule one. If you are not sure if you need a touch-up, feel free to send me a healed photo of your tattoo! 

If you have an unfinished tattoo from me, you can email me at any time to schedule an appointment to finish your tattoo. I often have some free days in my schedule reserved for finishing tattoos we don’t complete in one session, or I can schedule you for my next booking period before I open those dates to the general public!

My email address for booking touch-ups or finishing incomplete work is lizzydaltontattoo@gmail.com.