Congratulations on getting your first tattoo! Assuming that you are sure that you want that certain design tattooed on you, then we can just move on to how to prepare for the big day itself. Most of the things you are going to prepare about is getting your body as relaxed and your mind rested. No matter how you might think you are ready for it, the fear of the pain will still get to you. Make sure you get plenty of sleep, having enough sleep is important so you could stay calm throughout the work. Then drink lots of water, keeping hydrated is going to be a big help. Do not get the tattoo done if you are sick. Be considerate, don’t expose the employees to the infection. Don’t you want to get a tattoo in a sterile place? Besides that, the sickness might hinder the healing process. The same apply to keeping a good hygiene, so shower before you go. This needs to be emphasized too, DO NOT DRINK LIQUOR, then get a tattoo done, it will thin your blood and makes you bleed a lot more.
Anyway, the more you don’t move and panic, the more stable the artist can work on the canvas. So if you want the good quality result, keep still. Speaking of quality result, print off any reference material that might help the artist create the artwork you desire. But keep it focused and double check that the tattoo artist knows what you want. The tattooist would know how to get your art patched up properly too, so ask them if you aren’t sure!