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12 Tips for Getting a Tattoo

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Observe good hygiene


Remove hair beforehand


Dress appropriately


Relax


Stay sober


Avoid taking certain medication beforehand


Be upfront about what medications you're taking


Share your medical history with your tattoo artist


Eat before your appointment


Bring your ID


Do your research


Bring your own entertainment


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