Taken directly from the book “High Voltage Tattoo” by Kat Von D. It is written so eloquently that it makes no sense to try and rephrase it.
Making lifelong decisions shouldn’t be made while under the influence of anything. I would hate to give someone a tattoo they might regret the morning after. But aside from that, there’s nothing more annoying than tattooing someone who’s completely hammered. When you’re drunk, it’s hard for you to sit still, making my job harder, and adversely affecting the quality of the tattoo. Plus, drunk people are known to get loud and crazy, and just because you want to party doesn’t mean you should do it in my tattoo shop (or anyone else’s).