Some ways to stop twitching are- muscle stretching or breathing, distraction method, taking breaks, skin nourishment and specialized equipment.
To prevent tattoo twitching, you need- proper sleeping, music healing, emotional support, avoiding alcohol and caffeine, painkillers etc.
6 Reasons Behind Tattoo Twitching
Suppose you are going to have a tattoo just in a few seconds! You fear the whole process of tattooing. You are getting scared by ink sets, cartridges and needles. Even you are scared to sit on that tattoo chair. Well, that anxiety can be the reason behind tattoo twitching.
I would like to add some of the reasons behind tattoo twitching-
Body parts: Selecting sensitive body parts during a tattoo session may cause twitching, such as neck and spine, Hips, nipples and breasts, rib cage, face, ears, fingers, feet, and toes.
Body movements: Your body movements can hamper the whole tattoo process. Random movement can be another reason for twitching occurring.
Comfort Issues: Make sure that you are physically comfortable. Because once you get uncomfortable or nervous, you might get the twitching.
Use of drugs: Excessive caffeine can be harmful and causes twitching during the tattoo session.
Physical condition: Physical stability is a must while having a tattoo. If you are physically not well, that also could be a reason behind muscle spasms.
Dehydration: Dehydration is another crucial reason behind tattoo twitching.
Tattoo twitching can have some negative sides as well.
Let me share some major impacts of tattoo twitching:
First, the lines and patterns that your tattoo artist is making on your body will only be smooth enough if you have twitching. Even a simple line will be difficult on that moment for your tattoo artist to draw.
Second, your whole tattoo will seem imperfect after getting it done. So, twitching can spoil your new tattoo.
Lastly, as a tattoo recipient, your body twitching will increase your body pains immensely.
5 Ways to Stop Twitching During Tattoo
Let’s admit to twitching and getting immense pain during tattoo sessions. Does that mean that there is no way to stop twitching? The answer is yes; of course, there is. You need to follow some techniques while you have a tattoo.
Getting Stressed during a tattoo session is quite common. In this situation, you can try some relaxing exercises like- muscle stretching or breathing exercise to stop twitching.
You can also attempt for distraction method by talking during that time. One more attempt you can take, and you might find that bit awkward, but trust me shouting during that time will help you too.
Suppose you do not need any pause during the session. You are wrong! You should take breaks whenever you feel anxious. And if you need to take it several times, you can do that too.
Remember to keep yourself hydrated. Drink water as far as possible. Added to that, you should keep your skin nourished too!
If you have critical tattoos, you should use specialized equipment to stop movement.
After discussing the twitching-stopping and prevention methods, I would like to share the collaboration part. You need to seek help from an experienced one. Remember to get a session with your artist before you finally get prepared. Always follow the instructions and aftercare recommendations your tattoo artist has told you to follow. Even while you are getting it done, you can speak up if your mind with your artist if you are facing any issues.
How Well Do Numbing Creams Work?
Numbing cream will help you to eliminate the pain experiment for the first two hours. But before that, you need to examine your health condition and whether numbing cream will be good enough for you.
What happens if you move when getting a tattoo?
You will feel like your tattoo is moving with your whole body movement if you will get it done at any falter surface. So it is quite normal, and you do not need to do that.
How do people stay still during tattoos?
You need to follow the techniques like- breathing exercises, muscle contractions, relaxations, stress reductions and distractions to stay still during tattoos.
What not to do before getting a tattoo?
Do not take any medication which might make your blood thin. But you can go for painkillers.
To summarize, tattooing requires much care and safety to prevent twitching. But if you consider tattoo twitching a normal thing, you will also be able to overcome that phase. Moreover, I suggest you always participate with your tattoo artist as far as possible while you are getting it done. Because whatever the problem is, he will be the one during that time who can give you the utmost comfort and solve your problem.
I am a professional tattoo artist for over 10 years and successfully running a tattoo studio in Newton, Kansas. I specialize in custom designs, from traditional to modern, and love to work with clients to create a unique and meaningful piece of art. I am a certified tattoo artist and have been featured in national and international publications for my work. I’m passionate about creating beautiful and meaningful art for my clients. I believe in creating art with a purpose and committed to helping my clients express themselves through tattoos.