So you have booked in for a tattoo at Whispering Weeds huh? Great news! We love our little studio and hope you do too! Here is an information pack with all the info you’ll hopefully need
Before your tattoo
Leading up to your tattoo we would recommend you do a few things to make your tattoo experience as easy, quick and pleasant as you can!
Eat and drink well- drink at least 2 litres of water a day and eat your veggies and healthy protein or take vitamin supplements. This will help you heal quicker. But more importantly it also means your skin will be hydrated and will become less irritated once we start tattooing- meaning the tattoo will be less painful and take less time to get it done.
Exfoliate every 2-3 days and moisturise the area with your chosen moisturiser you bought for your tattoo every day- this will also test how your skin reacts to the moisturiser if you have never used it before. On the day of the tattoo wash the area but do not exfoliate or moisturise!
The day of your tattoo
Please eat a larger breakfast than you normally would, ideally with plenty of protein, no longer than 2 hours before your tattoo. I also usually prepare/buy my food for the day. My personal tattoo ritual includes 3 Waitrose sandwiches, a large salad, a punnet of grapes, two chocolates, pineapple and a decaf coffee (that’s just lunch). I like to make it a special treat day because really, you deserve it don’t you? Especially when you’re getting stabbo.
Location and Parking
The studio is located at 24 Alma Vale Road BS8 There is on street parking for 3 hours as well as a car park at the whiteladies road shopping centre if you are worried about parking long term!
It is a 3 minute walk from Clifton train station.
Food and drink around the area
There is a huge Sainsbury’s nearby but there are many food and drink places surrounding the studio that cater to all tastes and dietary restrictions. Coffee shops, cafes and supermarkets are all within a 5 minute walk of the area
Here are some of our favourites for breakfast/lunch
The Alma Vale Tavern- a great pub a few doors down. They serve food from 12-3 and always have at least 2 vegan options. Great for going after the tattoo for a pint as well if youre waiting for a train…or not!
The Budapest café- a small Hungarian café at the end of the street. They serve food from morning till 3 and have a separate vegan menu. Their coffee and cakes are very very sexy and their breakfasts are interesting and gorgeous just like the ladies that own it.
Places to stay!
There are a range of air B&Bs in Clifton but you can also stay above the alma vale tavern.