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PRE/AFTER CARE

Please follow the pre-care and aftercare instructions to ensure the best healing results.
All results will vary per person depending on their skin, blood type, lifestyle, existing hair, bone structure, face shape, and medications taken, and aftercare. Everyone's skin takes differently to permanent makeup and we cannot guarantee 100% successful results. We have no control over your bodies' healing process.
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CONTENTS (click to go directly):
1. before your appointment (pre-care)
2. during your appointment
3. after your appointment
4. brow aftercare
5. lip aftercare
6. touchup session


 

 
 

DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT

1. Consultation: Upon arriving, there will be forms for you to fill out (if you haven't already). Photos will be taken. We will discuss your goals.

 

2. Shaping: The artist will shape your brows/lips and we will decide on a shape you're happy with. This is a collaborative process between the you and the artist, and can take up to 45 minutes. If a shape cannot be compromised, the appointment will end here.

 

3. Tattooing: No pre-numb for brows and lips. We will start tattooing the first layer and then use secondary numbing. 

 

4. Aftercare: After about 1-2 hours, the tattoo is done! We will take after photos, discuss aftercare, apply ointment and then you will be good to go.

  • NO GUM/CANDY. Chewing causes your brows (the muscles in your temples) to move.

  • Please keep your eyes closed and avoid unnecessary conversation with the artist during the procedure. Your brow muscles may move if you talk or blink which makes it harder for your artist.

  • No phone checking allowed during the procedure. Please handle all phone activities before we start.

  • Tattooing will not be done over pimples, blemishes, sores and moles around the area.

At the end of the tattoo process, you will have the opportunity to let the artist know to make any adjustments, but ONLY for your alotted time. 

AFTERCARE
(after your appointment)

All clients will receive an aftercare kit (cleanser, ointment, instructions) at the end of your appointment. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF RESULTS as everyone’s result will vary due to skin type, lifestyle and the initial care and longterm care of your tattoo.

BROW AFTERCARE

Day 1:  Gently blot the area with a damp cotton pad or tissue (to prevent lymph fluid buildup, remove bacteria, dead skin and oils). Do this repeatedly until the oozing has stopped. 

 

Days 2-10:  (TWICE A DAY) Gently wash the area with a gentle cleanser (Cetaphil cleanser will be provided). Please wash your brows over the sink and not in the shower. Use your fingertips to gently cleanse and rub the area in a smooth motion, then rinse with water ensuring all the cleanser is gone. Pat dry with a clean tissue then apply a tiny, rice grain amount of ointment (Aquaphor will be provided) with a cotton swab. If you have oily skin, do not apply any ointment unless the area feels extremely dry.

DO NOT:​

  • NO over-applying ointment. Only a tiny amount is needed.

  • NO long, hot showers to avoid steam. Keep your face/tattoo area out of the water as best as you can.

  • NO skin care products, acids or makeup on the tattoo area until it heals.

  • NO scratching, rubbing, or picking tattoo. Let any scabs naturally fall off.

  • NO exercise (excessive sweating), or swimming face-down until tattoo heals.

  • NO UV exposure (sun/tanning beds) until tattoo heals.

  • NO facials, botox, chemical/laser treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.

  • NO exfoliants, retinol acids, glycolic acids, and alpha hydroxy acids directly on the area for a minimum of 30 days as it may cause premature fading.

HEALING PROCESS

Day 1-2:

  • The tattoo area will appear to be more dark and bold.

  • Minor swelling, redness, or tenderness right after treatment

Day 3-7:

  • Itchiness 

  • Tattoo will appear thicker in texture

  • Scabbing/flaking begins

  • Do not pick or pull off any scabs

  • As the scabs fall off, the color underneath will appear LIGHTER. It may even look like there's no color at all. The true color will reappear at 4-6 weeks. DO NOT PANIC. Your skin is still regenerating and naturally exfoliating. 

DAY 7 - 10

  • The color finishes flaking off and new skin underneath appears softer and less visible for a few weeks.  The color will slowly reappear at 4-6 weeks of healing, or 6-8 weeks for lips.

  • Some unevenness of color is expected after scabbing has flaked off. The purpose of your touch-up visit is to allow us to fine tune your tattoo.

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LIP BLUSH AFTERCARE

Immediately following the procedure, lips will feel dry, chapped, tight and tender to the touch. They may appear swollen and bright in color. Your lips will fade up to 70%. The lip tattoo healing process is relatively short. Days 3-5 post procedure, you will experience dry, flakey lips. It feels as though you have been layering matte lipstick on. The color will oxidize and might appear darker (brown). Over the next 4-8 weeks the color will gradually “bloom” to a lovely soft shade. If you have hyperpigmentation, or dark lips, the color can appear DARKER before it gets lighter due to bruising. Do not panic if this happens.

Day 1:  Gently dab lips with a damp cotton pad or tissue (to prevent lymph fluid buildup, remove bacteria, dead skin and oils). Do this repeatedly until the oozing has stopped. Start applying a thin layer of Aquaphor with a cotton swab as needed to keep lips constantly moist.

Days 2-10:  Clean your lips by dabbing with a damp cotton pad or tissue twice a day. Apply a thin layer of ointment (Aquaphor) as needed with a cotton swab. Keep lips moist at all times, do not let the lips dry out. Eat carefully by limiting the size of your meals and drink liquids through a straw. After every meal, gently rinse and clean lips with water and pat dry, then re-apply ointment.

DO NOT:​

  • NO over-applying ointment. Only a tiny amount is needed.

  • NO long, hot showers to avoid steam. Keep your face/tattoo area out of the water as best as you can.

  • NO skin care product, acids or makeup on the tattoo area until it heals or scabs fall off.

  • NO scratching, rubbing, licking, picking tattoo or anything that causes friction (kissing).

  • NO exercise (excessive sweating), or swimming face-down until tattoo heals.

  • NO UV exposure (sun/tanning beds) for until tattoo heals.

  • NO oily, heavily seasoned or spicy foods for 3 days.

  • NO facials, botox, chemical/laser treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.

  • NO exfoliants, retinol acids, glycolic acids, and alpha hydroxy acids on the area for a minimum of 30 days as it may cause premature fading.

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IMPORTANT INFO

  • ALWAYS wear SPF. Sun exposure also causes premature fading.

  • You must not donate blood for 1 year following your tattoo service (per Red Cross.)

  • Contact a physician if any signs or symptoms develop such as the following: fever, redness at the site, swelling, tenderness of the procedure site, elevated body temperature, red streaks going from the procedure site towards the heart, and/or any green/yellow discharge that is foul in odor.

PRECARE
(before your appointment)

  • 24 hours prior to your appointment:

    • DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL or CAFFEINE.

    • DO NOT SMOKE the day of.

    • DO NOT TAKE ADVIL or other blood thinners such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Niacin or Vitamin E unless medically necessary. You may take Tylenol.

    • DO NOT WORK OUT right before your appointment.

  • 1 week prior to your appointment:

    • Avoid excessive tanning 

    • Discontinue fish oil 

    • No brow waxing, tinting, or threading. The more hair the better. 

    • LIP BLUSH: Make sure to exfoliate/moisturize your lips everyday leading up to the appointment. Drink lots of water daily.

    • LIP BLUSH: If you are prone to cold sores, lip tattooing can cause outbreaks. It is your responsibility to take your prescribed anti-viral medication from your doctor a few days prior to your appointment and after the procedure to prevent any cold sores. If you have an outbreak on your lips, we ask that you reschedule your appointment.​​

  • 4 weeks prior to your appointment:

    • Discontinue Glycolics and Retin-A, Latisse or hair growing serums

    • Avoid Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion or facials 

    • Botox should be done 4 weeks before or 4 weeks after the procedure.

    • You can wear your normal brow makeup to the procedure. This will help us determine the best shape/shade for you.

  • You have to be off any kind of Accutane for 1 year. NO Exceptions!

 
 
 
 

TOUCHUP

  • You must wait a minimum of 6 weeks before a touchup can be made. (8 weeks for lips)

  • Unevenness and patchiness is expected after your first session. It is recommended to get ONE touchup. The touchup session allows us to refine your tattoo and make it last longer.

  • Individuals with oily skin or those who sweat a lot may experience more fading and may need MORE THAN ONE touchup.

  • If you feel like your tattoo has healed great, you do not need to schedule a touchup session.

  • You will go through the same healing process as your first session.

  • A touchup every 1 to 2 years is recommended to keep the color fresh (only if your tattoo has faded 50%).