Tips for Your First Tattoo

Getting your first tattoo is a significant step. Whether you have thought about it for a long time, or are venturing into it spontaneously, it is important to understand that a tattoo is a permanent choice, one that is not easily undone. Find Your Inspiration: Invest time in researching tattoo designs in advance and come prepared with idea/images and inspiration. This may include photographs, especially if you want a portrait tattoo. Chris Lambert Tattoo will skill-fully use he resources you provide to craft a customised tattoo that aligns precisely with your vision or even surpasses it.

Select the Ideal Artist

Our Leeds based tattoo artists stand out as experts in a variety of tattoo styles. Most importantly, they exemplify professionalism and possess the capacity to craft a tattoo that not only appears exceptional but also endures the test of time.

Exercise Patience

Although the anticipation may urge you to hasten the process, invest as much time as necessary with your chosen tattoo artist to reach a design that genuinely resonates with you before the first needle touches your skin.

Seek Clarification

At Chris Lambert Tattoo artists, we conduct a comprehensive pre-tattoo consultation to ensure you are well-informed and familiar with the entire tattooing process from the outset.


The tattoo’s size and placement are important factors in ensuring its longevity. You can rely on our expertise to guide you in selecting the most suitable location on your body to ensure that the tattoo ages gracefully and without distortion or stretching over time.

Dress Comfortably

Choose clothes that allows unhindered access to the area of your body where the tattoo will be applied. For instance, if you intend on getting a leg tattoo, don’t wear constrictive garments like skinny jeans. Pick clothes that you will feel at ease in throughout the duration of the tattooing process, particularly if you are receiving a substantial tattoo.

Prioritise Aftercare:

Responsible aftercare for your tattoo is of super importance. Properly tending to your tattoo’s healing process is just as vital as the tattooing process itself. Make sure you follow the advice we give you, aftercare instructions provided is essential to mitigate the risk of infection. For several days following the tattoo session, avoid activities such as sun-tanning, dirt biking, hot-tubbing, or swimming. We will ensure that you leave with the knowledge to ensure a smooth and swift healing process for your tattoo.

Relish the Experience

Your first tattoo experience should be a fun and exciting. Enjoy the process, engage in conversation with your tattoo artist, and return home with not only a captivating narrative but also a new tattoo that you will take pride in displaying.

Tattoos are permanent, so it’s essential to think carefully before making a decision. Taking your time to plan and research will help ensure you get a tattoo you’ll be proud of for years to come. You can visit us at Chris Lambert anytime, we will be more than happy to answer any questions & concerns that you may have.

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