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Based out of Tempe, Arizona, Misty Hambrick is a talented tattoo artist who specializes in black and gray realism, as well as color realism work. With a passion for this creative outlet, Misty uses techniques she has mastered, refined by others, to produce permanent human body artwork that flows with body, as if the individual was born with it. She works with clients from Scottsdale, Phoenix, Glendale and other nearby cities.
Click here to get in touch with Misty by email, or give her a call now at: (480) 900-6555
Have a Tattoo in Mind? Discuss It With Misty Today
Misty has been designing, creating and inking tattoos full-time since 2008. Choosing an artist with plenty of experience and working hours is a huge key to being happy with the end result.
The next most important piece to the puzzle is planning out your artwork and making sure it will flow with your body, in the location you’d like to get it in. Misty can help discuss your options, as well as give you a few recommendations on what may fit best for your unique artwork and body.
Finally, knowing your artist and trusting them is the final step of the process. Taking a look at their past work and getting to know them beforehand is the best way to go about this.
Preparing & Care for Getting New Ink
Whether it’s your first time getting a tattoo, or you have a few already, here are some important reminders to keep in mind before, during and after coming in. It’s not a good idea to drink heavily the night before your getting new ink. Alcohol thins your blood, and can make you harder to work on.
Remember to hydrate before coming in. Getting plenty of rest is a good idea well. Before heading into the shop, make sure you have enough money to cover your new ink, a tip for your artist, water, and a snack to help hold you over as you get your work done. Also, make sure to bring your ID.
Shower and thoroughly clean the area that you’ll be getting your tattoo on before coming in. The area will also need to be shaved before getting your new ink. It’s best if you can take care of this beforehand, but the artist can do so as well.
Planning to rest after getting your work done is best. You’ll likely be tired. Sleep will help with both your mental state as well as the healing process. Cleaning the area and drinking some more water before heading to bed will help it heal quicker.
How Much Will My Ink Hurt?
This is by far the most common question in the industry. Yes it’s going to hurt, but probably less than you think. It isn’t pleasant, but quite manageable for most individuals.
Actual tattooing time depends on the size of the piece. Small artwork may take as little as 20 minutes, but most medium to large works will take much longer.
Misty will give you a better idea of how long you can expect your appointment to last when you get in touch with her. If it’s a large piece, you’ll likely have a break in the middle to get up and move around. This depends on the amount of time you’ll be getting inked.
Don’t be afraid to tell your artist if you’re worried, anxious, or even scared to get your work done. They’ll usually be able to help by supporting you and explaining the process.
It’s important to follow the artist’s instructions on how to sit and in what position. Depending on the location on your body, your skin will need to be pulled tight to tattoo properly.
This may be uncomfortable at first, but the artist will do their best to allow you to more around from time-to-time. Remember that your artist is focusing and carefully doing their work. Let them know if you need to move. Sudden movements should be avoided at all costs.
What Should I Do After I Get My Tattoo?
Aftercare is extremely important when getting work done. The more efficiently your skin heals, the happier you’ll be with the results. Your artist will discuss the specifics with you once your finished. Keeping your body healthy, drinking plenty of water, and getting eight hours of sleep all helps.
Specific aftercare instructions will be given to you verbally, as well as in written form. If you have any questions, make sure to ask before heading home.
Most shops also have aftercare products that you can purchase conveniently at the front. Depending on the location and size of the work, this may be best for your unique situation.
More About Tempe, Arizona
Arizona has become an unique hub for tattoo artistry. Since Misty is a Tempe tattoo artist, her convenient location allows easy access for customers from Phoenix, Scottsdale and Glendale.
Thankfully, the Valley is setup to allow easy access to many different cities. As long as you’re not traveling when it’s rush hour, the freeways make it simple to visit Misty conveniently from any of the nearby cities.
If you’ll be flying in to see Misty, staying in a city nearby won’t be a problem. Get in contact with her as soon as possible to plan your work and discuss your options. From there, looking in Tempe, or a surrounding city, is a great idea. Plan to allow an extra day, before and after your appointment, if possible.
Getting in Touch With Misty Today
The two best ways to get in contact with Misty are by emailing her by using the contact form, or by calling her at (480) 900-6555. Keep in mind that she may be with another client right now.
If so, please leave a voicemail with your name, a few details about the work your looking to get done, as well as the best number to call you back at. She’ll be back in touch with you soon.
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