Body Art by Hayley

Hayley Lakeman  Hayley Lakeman Tattoo Machine 

When it comes to getting a tattoo, there are a few helpful hints I can share with you. There are many variations of skin type, and each place on the body is a little different to tattoo. In order to give me the best skin to work on and you the best healing possible, you can follow a few simple prep steps the week before you get tattooed.
  1. Exfoliate
    Gently scrub away dead skin cells. Especially in calloused areas such as feet knees and elbows.

  2. Moisturize
    Once or twice a day will condition your skin and the tattoo process with be better for both of us, guaranteed.

  3. Take your vitamins
    Vitamin C and E are great for replenishing the skin's nutrients and making your skin tattoo better and heal faster.

  4.  Hydrate
    Drink water. It's good for your skin and cells.

  5.  Relax
    Don't stress out about it. I care just as much about your tattoo as you do- if not more. Feel free to ask questions. I will make sure that all your questions are answered before we actually start. The calmer you are, the easier the whole thing will be.