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Take breaks, but take them sparingly.Getting a large tattoo on a sensitive area like the hands, feet, ribs, or chest can really take it out of you. Make sure to take breaks throughout the session to refuel. Take these brief periods of time to eat something and collect yourself before going back under the needle. We recommend a small snack like orange juice and a chocolate power bar. However, make sure you aren’t taking too many breaks or breaks for too long. The piece will begin to swell a lot more during your breaks and constant starting and stopping will interrupt a lot of the tattoo process and adrenaline build up.
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