When doing anything in life, we want to do so with intention. Applying a meaningful purpose behind our actions can lead to satisfying outcomes for yourself and others that surround you. Tapping into your senses such as smell, taste, and sound during a tattoo session can entail a more comforting experience for your client. Here is a guide on how you can enhance a tattoo experience for your client:
Ask your client what scent may potentially enhance, or calm, their mood during the tattoo process especially if this is their first one. There are numerous modalities of smells to offer such as sage, palo santo, essential oils, candles, and oil wax. Each scent offers a different mood shift so if they are unsure of what to go with, here are some common options you may suggest:
Those links above goes directly to a website that talks more in depth about how each scent is beneficial. There are many more to choose from, but these are the best basic ones.
If there is a session that is over 3 hours long, there is a chance you and your client may get hungry for a snack. Sessions over 5 hours there is usually a break for food! Asking your client’s favorite snack or if they want anything to eat from a place you are ordering food from is a thoughtful gesture for a long time being together.
Asking the client for their favorite music can create a soothing environment. The power of music can aid any form of discomfort during a tattoo session due to the frequency produced. This gesture may potentially form a deeper bond and not only make your session graceful, but draw in more people because of how you adopt their comfort level.
These senses can make or break the atmosphere of a space. We’ve all been in a spot where we needed to smell some lavender for relaxation, or eat food to comfort our current state, or even listen to certain songs to boost our mood and release some energy. Of course, this is an individual choice. These options help build comfort and trust in your clientele—when people feel trust, they are more inclined to come back for business or even refer you to their tattoo shop.