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Will getting drunk or high make it easier to get tattooed?


No. Do not consume alcohol or drugs before getting tattooed. Some people think they will have an easier time dealing with the sensation of getting tattooed if they are drunk or high: this is false. Drunks rarely make good decisions, cannot sit still, and bleed profusely because alcohol thins your blood. Drugs can make people hypersensitive and/or irrational and interfere as much as alcohol in sitting for a tattoo. You need to be able to follow simple directions and be a participant in the tattoo process that is why it is referred to as “sitting for a tattoo” and you cannot do that if you are loaded. If we think someone is inebriated, we will not tattoo him or her.