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What's Something Everyone Should Know Before Getting Their First Tattoo?

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Getting your very first tattoo is truly an amazing experience.

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However, it can also be a little intimidating...which often leaves newcomers on the hunt for some sage advice from those who've been tattooed before.


So — my fellow experienced tattoo collectors — what's ONE THING you think absolutely EVERYONE should know before getting their very first tattoo?


Something that maybe the average person wouldn't think of?

Perhaps you'd tell them to make sure they eat a big, filling meal before sitting down for a lengthy appointment so they don't get light-headed, which is a common thing a lot of people don't take into account.


Or maybe you'd want to give them a specific brand of soap you've used to wash your fresh ink/peeling skin that has done wonders for you.

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Heck, maybe the one seemingly obvious point you'd want to hammer home for a newbie is that YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TIP YOUR ARTIST BECAUSE, COME ON, Y'ALL.

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You'd be SHOCKED by how many people this is news to, unfortunately.

Share your advice for the first-timers in detail in the comments below for a chance to be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post and/or video!

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