before + aftercare 

BEFORE TREATMENT |

 

  • Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before procedure 

  • Do not tan two weeks prior or have sunburned

  • Do not have any type of facial/peel one month prior to treatment

  • Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol products/Active acids (glycolic, salicylic, etc. one month prior to treatment

  • Do not work out the day of the procedure

  • Do not have Botox three weeks’ prior

  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E at least 72 hours before the procedure (natural blood thinners)

  • Do not wax or tint your eyebrows three days before the procedure

 

IN ORDER TO AVOID EXCESSIVE BLEEDING AND POOR COLOR DEPOSIT |

 

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before procedure

  • Do not consume coffee or caffeine the day of your procedure 

  • Do not take an aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief (blood thinners) 24 hours before procedure

 

AFTER TREATMENT | 

 

The day of the treatment | Absorb

Gently blot the area with a dampened paper towel to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this up to 4 times.

Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph.

After each time you blot, apply a rice grain amount of the aftercare balm.

 

DAY 2 |

 Apply a rice grain amount of the aftercare balm morning, noon, and night with a clean finger or a q-tip, gently.

 

DAYS 3 - 5 |

 

Normal to dry skin | You will start dry healing. Discontinue aftercare balm and keep brows clean.

 

Normal to oily skin/oily skin | Continue applying aftercare balm morning, noon, and night with a clean finger or a q-tip, gently.

DAYS 6 - 14 |

Apply the aftercare balm in the morning (1 time per day) until all the scabs are gone. This is usually between 10 - 14 days. If you are unsure if you are still scabbing, continue applying the balm until 14 days.

WHAT TO EXPECT |

 

  • Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined. This can last up to a week after the treatment while the initial healing process takes place. The treated area may feel a bit like sunburn afterwards but there should be minimal discomfort.

  • During the initial healing period, there should be minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin. If there is some scabbing or flaking, do not pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own.

  • The complete healing process takes anywhere from 8-12 weeks, at which time the true color of the tattoo is evident. This is why we wait 8-12 weeks for your touch up session.

 

WHAT NOT TO DO |

 

  • You may shower or bath normally, but avoid getting any soaps, shampoos or other cleansers on the treated area for the full 10 - 14 days, as this can be detrimental to the bonding process that must take place for the pigment to stabilize in the dermis.

  • DO NOT pick or scratch at the dry skin/flakiness; let the skin fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring and premature loss of pigment. IMPORTANT: Once the flakes have fallen off, a shiny layer of healing skin will completely cover the area. It may appear as though the tattooed area has completely disappeared. Within 1-2 weeks, the pigment will reappear at a lighter shade as your skin regenerates.

  • DO NOT apply make-up to the tattooed area for the first 2 weeks. Cosmetics of any kind may interfere with the healing and color of your tattoo.

  • DO NOT use Vaseline, Neosporin or other petroleum based products while healing.

  • DO NOT bleach, tint or dye the tattooed area for one month following the procedure.

  • DO NOT apply any anti-acne products (e.g. Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Proactiv, etc.) or lightening creams (skin bleaching creams) such as hydroquinone to the treated area while healing.

  • No anti-aging products or facial products containing Alpha Hydroxyls (AHAs), Retin-A, Lactic or Glycolic Acids.

  • Do not thread, wax, or use hair removal products on the treated area while healing.

  • NO exercising and/or sweating for a few days prior to getting tattooed and for one week after.

  • NO swimming pools, jacuzzis or other bodies of water for two weeks.

  • Do not soak your face underwater in a bathtub or allow the shower to spray directly in your face for two weeks.

 

ONCE HEALED |

 

  • Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, you may apply sunscreen on the treated area. Wear large sunglasses and a hat for further protection. Rinse and dry the area thoroughly when in contact with chlorine.

  • Glycolic acid, microdermabrasion, and chemical face peel products must be kept away from the tattooed area as continued use could lighten the pigment.

  • If you are having laser resurfacing or laser hair removal after your tattoo has healed, please inform the laser technician. Continue at your own discretion. Laser procedures may darken, lighten, or discolor the tattooed area.

  • Once the treated area is completely healed, any changes or additions that need to be made can be done at your follow-up appointment no sooner than 8-12 weeks later.

 

There are no implied or written guarantees if you do not take care of your tattoo.