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    Default Prep for 1st tattoo

    Quick question.
    Any advice on what to do b4 getting a lower stomach tattoo.
    Should I moisturise the area to be tattoed. Getting 1st tattoo on lower part of stomach next week.
    Aftercare advise??

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    You don't need to moisturise it, that won't really have any effect on the tattoo. There's nothing special you need to do for that area specifically.

    As for preparing yourself for the session there's a number of things to keep in mind, such as:

    -Make sure you've eaten before you go in
    -If you're taking someone with you check before hand if it's ok or if they have a waiting area is it ok for them to come in with you or do they have to stay in the waiting area etc
    -Take a sugary drink with you in case you need it or feel tired/faint
    -For longer tattoos you may want to use some distraction techniques (reading a book, listening to music, looking at your phone etc). Again ask the artist if doing these are ok


    There's lot more advice/info but those are the main things really.

    Aftercare should be explained and suggested by your artist. I suggest using a product designed for healing tattoos, don't use products not designed for this purpose (bepanthen, savlon, A&D etc). I personally use Hustle Butter. I tend to wrap for the first few nights with large tattoos and for small ones I'd probably wrap the first night and take it from there. If it's not oozing any more then I probably won't bother.
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