Absolutely! My reply was only tongue-in-cheekNO!
Under no circumstances should you be under even the slightest influence when you get inked!
The place I go to has a strict no-drunks policy, and will decline service if they suspect you've been drinking, even if it costs them a sale.
Some places won't turn away drunks, and those are places that, frankly, need to go out of business.
Now that I'm in the process, I'll be abstaining from drinking for a few months. I want this to go as perfectly as possible.
Yes, a reliable, reputable tattooist would never tattoo somebody who was under the influence of booze. I have three tattoos and each time I was asked if I had consumed any alcohol beforehand.