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In short, we have heard lots of "I had one too many and got this". I am wondering how many of those stories there are, verses the stone cold sober decision to get one?
Yeah, reputable tattoo artists won't tattoo you if you've been drinking. Aside from making big decisions while drunk being stupid, it actively makes their job more difficult because it thins your blood :/ All the studios I've ever been to have required you to set an appointment as well. If you wander off the street into any shop and demand a tattoo without even looking at a portfolio first that's your own bad decision (general you here) but if the person is a) ready to do it immediately and b) willing to do it after you've been drinking, that shop is shady as hell.
My rule is that when I come up with a design, I wait 6 months and see if I still really want it. If it doesn't pass that test then it doesn't go on my body.