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Never Do These 10 Things When Getting Tattooed - with Tattoo Artist Romeo Lacoste

Never Do These 10 Things When Getting Tattooed - with Tattoo Artist Romeo Lacoste
heyyou I'm separating menswear stylist Ashley Weston and I am joined by

Romeo

Lacoste

what's up guys - extraordinaire he also has an amazing YouTube channel which I will link in the description below for you to check out has a bunch of cool and funny

tattoo

related content but today's topic okay thank you so much for having me by the way yeah I just want to say I appreciate it I'm super stoked to be here I love talking about

tattoo

stuff so this is gonna be a lot of fun what are we talking about today I'm glad that we have an expert here so I feel like

getting

a

tattoo

is a really big decision and

when

you finally decided like okay you want to get a

tattoo

I think there's a couple

things

that you definitely need to make sure you are not doing

when

you get your

tattoo

the first one and I mean I feel like this is really obvious but don't arrive under the influence whether it's alcohol or some kind of drug I mean I think that's really important to say but and should be obvious but I'm sure you've gotten some people have you bottomed people that arrived like super drunk or yeah I think it's really funny because a lot of people don't realize this you know so many people think that like oh I'm just gonna go drunk you know I'm gonna kind of it's gonna help with the pain or whatever but you don't realize that this is like such an obvious tip coming under the influence is a big no-no you definitely shouldn't for...
never do these 10 things when getting tattooed   with tattoo artist romeo lacoste
so many reasons you know I mean the

tattoo

will bleed a lot more causing the teks week causing the

tattoo

to heal poorly we don't want that and it also impairs your judgment right so like if you go into a shop under the influence you know what kind of

tattoo

you expecting to leave leave with you know maybe the next day

when

you wake up and you sober up you're like wait a second I'm not sure if I wanted to get this you know oh come clear-headed come clear-headed very important to it big no-no don't drink don't drink and tat as I say don't think that so for the next point

Romeo

and just so you guys know you might hear some noise we're in

Romeo

's

tattoo

shop so you know there's Dennis for living so you might hear if you you know buzzes here and there just beware ignore those but the next point is don't micro manage your

tattoo

artist

s I'm sure this is probably really annoying for you I know it's annoying as a stylist if someone tries to tell me what to do and constantly like nitpick everything it's like no no let me talk for a minute but you got to really trust your

artist

correct worst thing you can possibly do is you know be like oh what about this little spot here you know what about this there what about that you know can you do this can you do that you know it's important to be specific about what you want to get but you you don't want to like you know point out every small little detail and just sort of like be...
never do these 10 things when getting tattooed   with tattoo artist romeo lacoste
sort of like leaning over your

tattoo

artist

s shoulder I mean personally I like

when

people aren't watching you know it's kind of let me do my art you know you look see it after it's done it's gonna look amazing you know obviously if there's something you know obviously point out but you don't want to be over the shoulder sort of like backseat driving you don't be backseat adding yeah there we go all right so speaking on that last note um but being disrespectful you don't want to show up to a shop being disrespectful disrespectful I don't think anyone will appreciate you and you guys included someone coming to your house and just being rude to everyone that is their worst thing for me honestly is people who come in like just like trash the bathroom it doesn't happen too often but it's like you know it's like

when

you go to a friend's house it's almost like people are coming out whatever it's not my bathroom no I don't have friends like yeah I got rid of like their food in their trash yeah it's like it's first of all its

tattoo

ing a medical procedure you know so you want to be clean you want to be respectful and you also don't want to like leave like food and you know trash the bathroom and stuff like that because it's you want to be kind we try to keep the place as sterile as possible so I feel like doing your part is super important I mean who wants it if someone's being rude to your...
never do these 10 things when getting tattooed   with tattoo artist romeo lacoste
employees I'm sure that affects your mood like with the person that you're

tattoo

ing in it's like ah I don't know if I want to do this so the harness is putting permanent ink on your body do you really want to be disrespectful to the guy who's bothered do something permanent on you progress your life you piss him or her off there you go so another disrespectful very disrespectful like tip for people watching this video is asking you're an

artist

a copy another

artist

is work now obviously bring reference photos is absolutely okay but the worst thing you can do is like bring a

tattoo

and just be like I wanted the exact like this right because not only is it disrespectful to the

artist

who did the original design but it's also disrespectful to the

artist

who's about to

tattoo

you right now because they don't want to copy so they want to do something original right as an

artist

you want to do something your own your own thing your own style so telling them to copy someone else's work is almost like hey your works not as good as this guy's work so do it more like this guy all right so I'm gonna let

Romeo

take this one as well because you brought this up and I can't believe this happens yes

things

not to do at a

tattoo

shop don't throw up on your

tattoo

artist

no right you might be like what what how is that possible well believe it or not and I really hope this girl's not watching this video this is embarrassing but a...
girl actually threw up on me one time she was

getting

her first

tattoo

I hadn't eaten a full meal she was very nervous and just ended up blowing up on me while I was doing her first

tattoo

yeah so you have to stop there did you continue well obviously you have to ask that I mean yeah I didn't obviously you keep going you know as a whole ordeal had to stop I had to clean up she had to go change yeah it was a whole sterilization mess too that took like you know a good few minutes and obviously I wasn't in the greatest mood afterwards to finish the

tattoo

so eat on a full stomach you know a full stomach another thing you do not want to do is to rush your

tattoo

artist

if you have a certain amount of time and that's all you have and the

artist

does not agree with that amount of time then you need to reschedule have you been rushed yeah I mean this this happens I mean doesn't happen all the time but once in a while of this happened you know I've had people come in they booked an appointment and they show up and they're like oh by the way I have to be you know I've got to go to a concert after this you know can we get this done in 45 minutes personally

when

I get

tattoo

ed obviously I do longer sessions so I usually just don't do anything else for us that day but even if you're

getting

something small make sure that you set aside a good amount of time because you don't know how long it's gonna take the

artist

to draw it you don't...
know if there's gonna be traffic there and back I mean you just watch you know you want to plan ahead and make sure that you're not gonna have to rush the

artist

s because it's not gonna be on you forever and that's probably the piece of art why would you wanna rush I mean somebody's

things

are common-sense but you still have to let people know it's just they don't seem to get it you crazy a lot see appropriate amount of time there you go so we've talked about this previously before but I think it's super important to mention again you definitely don't want to bring a whole squad of people with you right so bring like a posse and your whole like you know the whole football team your whole class you know family like you know I know Jim grandma Tim Tom everyone else like

when

you're

getting

a

tattoo

it's it's a very like intimate and personal experience and you want to also make sure that the

artist

can concentrate now obviously bringing you know a friend or two I usually try to keep it down to one is usually okay but you also want to keep in mind that the

artist

has to focus and concentrate so bringing like seven or eight people with you and they're all being loud and rowdy is something that you definitely don't want to do so I only have one

tattoo

but I'm definitely guilty of I brought like a little heart

tattoo

but I wanted like the moral support so I was that annoying girl that broke my

tattoo

I was probably a...
nice Oh glide into your

tattoo

yeah I thought you had about five or six people Wow okay well this one's for you this tip is for you that I will

never

do that again though alright so Romy I'm really curious about your thoughts about this because I've definitely heard it from a couple of

tattoo

artist

s but do you people haggling you on pricing

never

never

know so yeah I was having before so important like I think it's very important to mention if you know if it's okay to have a budget but I think that you should definitely communicate with the

tattoo

artist

or for some reason I think the one that that happens to me usually is you know sometimes people they show up to her

tattoo

appointment they're like hey actually I don't have the full amount anymore that we talked about in the email I think that it's you know

things

do happen once in a while but I feel like it's good to communicate with the

artist

beforehand so the

artist

s can either you know do half of the

tattoo

you know or maybe reschedule you for a later time but you definitely don't wanna show up after you've already sort of like communicate and agreed on a price with the

artist

and it's like okay cool well so I went you know I went and like blew all my money you know at the mall last week so now I only have like half so can we just do half because yeah because she's so annoying so for

artist

s like me who to

tattoo

by appointment if you don't if you have like a set...
amount of time you know it's kind of like it's this is this purple to the

artist

and also makes

things

difficult for the

artist

to kind of plan ahead if you just show up last then you're like all right cool well you know let's only do this or that I don't know if you guys have been noticing but this is a respect list so it's trying to avoid being any like disrespectful or rude in any way so definitely that is another point that just you know be respectful remind yourself of people's time right time exactly be respectful of people's time all right so I have talked about this extensively just for you know you guys life in general always have good hygiene but especially

when

you're

getting

a

tattoo

and I'm sure you're like

getting

real close to people's body I think that's a really important point yeah so I wish I didn't have stories to tell but unfortunately I have quite a few so really one that happens pretty often is girls

getting

their feet

tattoo

ed so I you know I do a lot of like

tattoo

s on girls feet and then they come with like sneakers and sweaty socks oh it's like if you're

getting

your foot

tattoo

shouldn't you wear like sandals and wash your feet before you show up to the

tattoo

shop but yeah you think that that's happened quite a few ladies come on you're

getting

a lot more death I don't know how and death don't want to get it no we don't need to these cops show up clean and...
surely dying so before we get into our next point if you've been enjoying this video be sure to give it a thumbs up subscribe to my channel for more videos like this and hit that Bell icon to be notified every time I upload a video and I'm going to link

Romeo

's YouTube channel in the description below so definitely be sure to check that out for all

tattoo

related content it's pretty good alright and the last point is it sounds really obvious I hope it's obvious but don't come unprepared alright yeah so it's super important that if you're gonna change your mind on your

tattoo

you don't want to just show up last-minute be like oh okay so I want to completely change my whole idea after the

artist

s are you've been kind of planning ahead for your

tattoo

or you know changing like you know location or like idea I mean there's just so many thing you weren't deaf initely come prepared as far as your

tattoo

goes because nothing's more of a headache for the

artist

it's already been kind of planning ahead they have to change everything and redo everything last-minute and you may not end up biking whatever you changed your mind Tuesday sure know what you want be sure of it and then get it done execute or you shouldnt just get it you're not sure you're changing your mind you probably should even get

tattoo

s that's a good point that's true all right guys thank you so much for watching thank you for joining thanks for...
having me and I'll see in the next one all right bye