Question: "Can I bring a friend with me for support?"
It depends on the studios.
Some places don't mind a few friends and others allow none. Be sure to ask before you make an appointment.
We have found that it is best if you only have one person with you. When things are loud and crowded it can distract your artist. Don't be surprised if your friend is offered a seat and expected to stay in it.
It is considered VERY rude to bring along infants or children. They are not welcome in most professional studios. Arrange for a babysitter before you even go looking at studios.
Tattoo studios are for adults.