It's important to embrace the tattoo experience for all the enjoyment you can. So here are a few day-of-session tips to help your tattoo sittings go as pleasantly as possible:
Get a full night's sleep the evening before your appointment.
Plan your day around your tattoo; not vice-versa.
Eat a moderate meal a few hours beforehand.
Abstain from too much caffeine or other stimulants.
Avoid strenuous exercise and mentally stressful situations.
Enter into your session feeling positive and relaxed.
Give yourself plenty of free time before and after your session.
The healthier you are, the better your body will be able to heal your tattoo. Since healing a tattoo requires extra effort from your body's immune system, it's a good idea to avoid excessive drinking or other physically taxing behavior for a few days before your session. (Drinking the day before can also add to increased bleeding during your session). Do what you can to make your system as strong as possible in preparation for your appointment. If you feel you're on the verge of getting sick or incur any health issues before an appointment, reschedule the appointment so your body can fend off any illness that's trying to take hold.