Should You Blaze Before You Get Inked?


Don’t drink before getting a tattoo. It’s something we should all know by now because alcohol thins the blood, and bleeding out during a tattoo is not a good look. (Artists don’t like things like blood impeding on their ability to create masterpieces.)

But what about being “induced” in another sense, like by weed?

Anyone with a tattoo knows that getting one is anxiety-inducing. Before she got sober, sitting for hours under the needle used to send even the queen of ink, Kat Von D, to the bottle.

It’s important to be cautious about where you’re getting tattooed and who is doing the work. The environment should be spotless, the disposable tools should be wrapped, and the artist should be professional. You might even venture into hypervigilant territory when it comes to taking stock of these elements. But the tattoo seat is one place where real paranoia—worry without rationale—is not welcome.




Of course, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) work wonders for pain management and inflammation relief. So, go ahead and use after your tattoo session.

Tattoos and marijuana have formed a cultural bond over the years, but this doesn’t mean they should always be mixed. It’s essential that the artist, and you, the canvas, are in a good state of mind for the tattoo process, and cannabis may not always be the right way to achieve that.

One shouldn’t drink booze even the day before getting inked, and we’re going to say that the same should go for weed.

February 12, 2018

by Parker Wallace

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Parker is a cannabis enthusiast to the core who shares a keen interest in listening to what others have to say and understanding what’s important to them. Those who know Parker know that his passion for health and wellness runs deep, and his love of Canada even deeper!


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