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Tattoo appointment etiquette

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Julio Avila

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This is something that encounter at least once a week.....

you know how when you have a dentist appointment you try to cram 6 months worth of flossing into 15 minutes before your appointment? or if you have to go to the doctor, you try to shower up before you go in for whatever is ailing you?

WELL PLEASE FEEL FREE TO TAKE THE SAME LIBERTIES WHEN YOU ARE GETTING TATTOOED!!!!!!!!!! brush your teefs so it dont smell like you been munchin on shit sandwiches for lunch. if you are getting your foot or cankle area tattooed, please wash your dawgs and wear a clean pair of socks! dont come in after working in the sun on the job site with your work boots and wool socks. and for you goofy hipsters.... wash your feet, borrow some socks from your dad, and wear a pair of shoes other than the sorry ass moth holed pair of vans you bought 5 years ago and have been wearing EVERYDAY since. you're gonna spend hard earned cash on a cool tattoo on your foot only to slip said foot into a pair of sneakers that smell like onions and vinegar?! not so smart. do the right thing. and while you are at it, wear some pants that fit you and put your girlfriends shirt back into her closet.

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I think the analogy of a doctor and dentist appointment in comparison to a tattoo appointment are perfect. It is the little things that are often over looked by the consumer that are really important for that and potential future visits. Cause hey, you may end up visiting your tattooer more often than your doctor or dentist, I know I try to.

Also the cleans shoes, socks, and clothes are key for sanitary reasons plus much much more.

Thanks for your first blog Julio! I/we look fwd to what you bring to the community!?!

Until next time.....have a good day.

-Lochlan

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I totally agree with you Julio (and you had me laughing) but the people you're complaining about are probably the same people who don't floss/shower/considerately prepare before any other appointments either. Douchers will be douchers and stinky people apparently are oblivious to their own stench (or just are sadists and want to watch us suffer through our interactions with them!)

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funny post! these are some great tips Julio.

Seriously, it is a win-win if you don't go to get a tattoo all stinky...i mean how is a tattoo artist able to do intricate, beautiful work when they are holding their breath and their eyes are watering from the stank?

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Hilarious - thanks for making me chuckle. Seriously good advice too though. come on people - show some respect!

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I heard from a friend about a girl who wore some nasty ass granny panties with stains to her tattoo appt where she had to be pants-less. had stains. hilarious story but dude what a bummer for the tattooer. Lemme tell you when I got my butt done (yeah so what it was a decade ago, leave me alone) I didn't eat anything with fiber for days. Respect.

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Wendy, I believe I know the young lady you are referring to and the story is hilarious. Pee stains, correct? haha, I love this story if it is the same one!?!

As for the no fiber, wow! You are one respectful person!!

Until next time....

Lochlan

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I LOVE WHEN MY CLIENT JUST GOT DONE EATING GARLIC DINNER AND DRANK ALL KINDS OF BEER, DOING A CHEST OR A ARM AND HERE COMES THE BURPS!!!! HOLY SHIT SO NASTY, MAKES ME WANT TO GRAB THE ALCOHOL BOTTLE INSTEAD OF THE GREEN SOAP AND GET A LITTLE REVENGE, I USED TO WORK IN VENICE BEACH AND MAN STINKY ASS FEETS WITH SAND AND NASTY VENICE SAND TOO.... ALSO STINKY GIRL PARTS SUCK TO, I HEAR ALL KINDS OF FUNNY AND GROSS PIERCING STORIES, BUT THERE JUST PIERCERS!!!..LOL

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I had a client that got a full on pedicure before the appointment. I gave the guy a free shirt and print for his trouble and my surprise over the whole deal. People,Your sandals smell like hell and if your feet muddle about all day in them,then your feet smell like hell. Please make it easy on the artist and WASH YOUR FEET! You can walk in and feel confident in your body and the artist can get to work with the machine.One hand washes the other.

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I had a client that got a full on pedicure before the appointment. I gave the guy a free shirt and print for his trouble and my surprise over the whole deal. People,Your sandals smell like hell and if your feet muddle about all day in them,then your feet smell like hell. Please make it easy on the artist and WASH YOUR FEET! You can walk in and feel confident in your body and the artist can get to work with the machine.One hand washes the other.

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I had a client that got a full on pedicure before the appointment. I gave the guy a free shirt and print for his trouble and my surprise over the whole deal. People,Your sandals smell like hell and if your feet muddle about all day in them,then your feet smell like hell. Please make it easy on the artist and WASH YOUR FEET! You can walk in and feel confident in your body and the artist can get to work with the machine.One hand washes the other.

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Always have tried to be clean n str8 when I get inked, and it always has amazed me how many funk-bums go in au natural to get worked on. The ones that really amaze me are the people that can't sit still for a tat, always jumping and crying!

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so true! personally i'd be ashamed to show up with smelly feet for a foot tattoo. lint between my toes etc. lets not forget the other "cool kids" that show up for a foot/ankle piece wearing 12 hole doc martins and are surprised when you tell them that's probably not the best shoe for a new foot tattoo. common sense ain't so common i guess.

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HAHAHAHA.... smh... Definitely man... It's a shame some people don't have the courtesy or sense to know this smh...

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I complained once to a buddy about this chicks stinky feet.....we were all friends and he must have said something because next time she came in she was sure not only to get a pedicure but to let me know she got a pedicure because she didn't want me having to smell her stinky feet. Classic. I still tattoo her to this day, super rad chick never a stinky since. Some of the people we deal with they obviously don't care about their overall hygiene or their disheveled appearance. But hey, it comes with the territory, we deal with all kind of folks from all walks of life.

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"borrow some socks from your dad" had me dying

I always flex with my nicest sneakers... Throw them bitches out when they get ratty and clean your white ones. Dirty ass white converse don't look good in a tattoo shop or anywhere else

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