Did you know getting a massage before or after a tattoo can be extremely beneficial for your body?
Getting a tattoo can be both thrilling + transformative, but it can also send many into unregulated waves excitement + anxiety leading up to the big day. The anticipation + potential pain that your body is preparing itself for can lead to muscular tension + an increased heart rate - flooding the system with stress hormones that can make us feel a little wacky. Taking time to calm your system with a massage before a tattoo session can be incredibly helpful in releasing tension + calming the nervous system so you can go into your appointment feeling more grounded. Cause let’s get real , muscular tension + tattoo needles = not the best time for you OR your artist
After your session is done + you’re feeling like a brave little toaster riding those waves of adrenaline, stay connected to your body + take note of places tension. It’s easy to hyper focus on whatever area you just got tattooed, but it’s important to treat your system as a whole. Chances are you were just sitting or laying in a weird position for hours. Holding you head in a foreign way. Taking shallow breaths to manage the pain. And though you signed up for it, it’s still a lot for your body to go through. Consider a massage after your appointment on the areas other than the one you just had work done on, or wait for clearance from your artist to pursue a full body treatment. Massage will help support the body’s healing process + later on down the road can even help to break up adhesions from skin that may have been overworked or had a rough heal. Plus our CBD topicals do exceptional work on inflammation + irritated skin!
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