Are you ready to take the plunge and get a new tattoo? We know it can be a daunting experience, but don't worry! We've compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions to help ease your mind and guide you through the process. From the initial consultation to the final touch-ups, we've got you covered. And if you're still not sure, feel free to get in touch with us anytime!

Are tattoos safe?

Tattoos are absolutely safe when done by a professional tattoo artist in a clean and sterile environment. Therefore it’s very it's important to choose a reputable studio that follows all state regulations for sterilization and sanitation. It's also very important to follow the aftercare instruction to ensure the healing process goes smoothly.

Does it hurt?

Tattoos do hurt a little and cause discomfort. The level of pain can vary depending on factors such as the location of the tattoo, the size and complexity of the design, and an individual's pain tolerance. Some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, such as the spine, ribs, and feet. However, most people report that the pain is manageable and tolerable. The sensation of getting a tattoo is often described as a scratching or burning feeling. It is important to remember that the pain is temporary, and the end result is a beautiful and meaningful tattoo that you will have forever.

What and where should I get a tattoo?

The decision of what and where to get a tattoo is a personal one, and it depends on an individual's preferences and interests. Some people choose to get a tattoo that holds a significant meaning to them while others choose a design that simply appears beautiful to them. For placement, some people prefer to keep their tattoos hidden while others want to show them off. Some popular placement options include the arms, back, chest, and legs. It's also important to remember that certain designs may be more suited for certain areas of the body. Consultation with one of our tattoo artists at Sam Tattoo Studio can help you to make the best decision for you.

Can I get a tattoo when I’m sick?

It is not advisable to get a tattoo if you are currently experiencing any type of illness or infection. This is because the tattooing process can cause your immune system to be suppressed, making it harder for your body to fight off the illness. Additionally, it is important to keep the tattoo area clean and dry during the healing process, which can be difficult if you are not feeling well. It is best to wait until you have fully recovered before getting a tattoo.

How much does a tattoo cost?

The cost of a tattoo can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the size, complexity, and location of the tattoo, as well as the experience and reputation of the artist. It’s best to consult with your preferred tattoo artist to get an estimation of the cost.

How long does a tattoo take?

The time it takes to complete a tattoo can vary depending on several factors such as the size, complexity, and location of the tattoo, as well as the experience and skill level of the tattoo artist. A small, simple tattoo such as a small symbol or word may take as little as 30 minutes to complete, while a large, detailed piece such as a full sleeve or back piece can take several hours or even multiple sessions to complete.

Can I drink alcohol before getting a tattoo?

Absolutely not! Drinking alcohol before getting a tattoo can cause your blood to thin, making you bleed more during the tattooing process. This can make the tattooing process more difficult for the artist and can also cause the tattoo to be less defined, and more prone to fading. Additionally, alcohol can dehydrate the body, which can cause the skin to be more sensitive and more prone to irritation during the tattooing process. It is best to avoid drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours before getting a tattoo and to stay well-hydrated leading up to the appointment.

What should I wear to my tattoo appointment?

It is best to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your tattoo appointment. Avoid clothing that is too tight, as it can rub against the tattoo while it is still healing. Also, avoid wearing clothing that is too restrictive, as it can make it difficult for the tattoo artist to access the area that is being tattooed. Keep in mind that the tattoo artist will need to expose the area that is being tattooed, so wear clothes that can easily be removed or rolled up.

How should I get ready for my tattoo appointment?

Here are some tips you can follow for a tattoo appointment-
Make sure you have rested well and are hydrated. Being tired or dehydrated can make the tattooing process more uncomfortable.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol for at least 24 hours before your appointment.
Eat a meal before you go, this will help to keep your blood sugar levels stable during the tattooing process.
Make sure the area to be tattooed is clean and free of any lotions, oils, or irritants.
If you are prone to fainting or have a low pain tolerance, let your tattoo artist know in advance.
Consider bringing a friend or family member along to your appointment, if you feel comfortable.

Can you fix my old tattoo?

Absolutely! Sam Tattoo Studio, one of the best tattoo studio in Malad, specialize in cover-up tattoos, but please note that these tattoos will typically be larger and feature darker colors to conceal the existing tattoo. Additionally, we also offer laser tattoo removal as a service. If you're interested in this option before getting a new tattoo, please book a consultation with us.

Can I go swimming or get a tan right after getting a tattoo?

It is generally recommended to avoid swimming and sun exposure for at least 2-3 weeks after getting a tattoo. This is because the tattoo is an open wound and can be easily infected by bacteria in water or by getting sunburned. Additionally, the UV rays from the sun can cause the tattoo to fade or change color. If you must go swimming or be in the sun, make sure to keep the tattoo covered with a waterproof bandage or clothing and apply sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Always best to check with your tattoo artist before swimming or tanning, as they might have specific instructions for aftercare.

When is the best time to get a tattoo?

The best time of year to get a tattoo is subjective and can vary depending on an individual's personal preferences and lifestyle. However, generally speaking, the best time of year for getting a tattoo is in the fall or winter months when the weather is cooler and there is less exposure to UV rays. The cool weather will help to reduce the amount of swelling and discomfort after the tattoo is done. Also, the healing process will be faster and the risk of infection is lower, which makes it the best time to get a tattoo.
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