If you are questioning whether or not to shave the application area, we would suggest going ahead and shaving the area. Light hair in the application area is fine & allows for a good transfer, but the more hair there is, the more room there is for error. Hair creates a barrier that does not allow for the adhesive to stick directly to the skin. This can cause the ink to leak during application, or for the tattoo to be underdeveloped.
We recommend waiting 24 hours before applying either Formula 1s or Formula 2 designs over a shaved area. Shaving can cause micro cuts in the skin that puts the skin at a higher risk of irritation, this can be amplified if your tat is applied directly after shaving. Post shaving, we would suggest moisturizing the skin to heal any damage to the skin as well as keep it healthy for application.