10 Things Tattoo Artists Hate

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#8 Taking Smoke Breaks

If you need to take five or go to the bathroom, you should definitely request it, because squirming in your seat is not fun for the artist. Requesting a smoke break is just eating time out of the artist’s schedule, and it’s unsanitary. You definitely don’t want to take your open wound outside before it’s bandaged up and risk infection. Needless to say, go to the bathroom, eat, smoke, and do whatever it is you need to do before you get in the chair to avoid breaks for small pieces. If you’re getting something larger done, have a conversation with your artist beforehand to figure out designated breaks.

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