CARING FOR YOUR NEW TATTOO

BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT

  • Stop using any blood thinner medication like aspirin and ibuprofen 48 hours before your procedure. Blood thinners will cause excess bleeding and may affect your results.

  • Stop using skin thinners such as Vitamin A, glycolic acids and exfoliation on the tattoo area 2 weeks prior to your appointment.

  • Botox or cosmetic fillers should not be done within the 2 week lead up to your appointment. 

  • Do NOT consume alcohol 48 hours before your treatment. Again, this causes excess bleeding and will affect your healed results. Trust me!

  • No coffee for at least 4 hours before your appointment. Straight after is fine though, get your fix girl!

  • Feel free to come to your initial appointment with your normal make-up on to show us your preferred design. Or, bring in examples/pictures. We want to work with you!

  • We will not be able to tattoo over any sores, coldsores or moles in or around the tattoo area.

  • If you are worried about the pain, you are welcome to pre-apply numbing cream to the tattoo area 2 hours before your appointment. I ONLY recommend the following numbing cream:
     https://shop.drnumb.co/1-x-ns-blue-10-56/

 

DURING APPOINTMENT

  • Feel free to come to your initial appointment with your normal make-up on to show us your preferred design. Just a forewarning though, we do take the make-up off in the tattoo area so bring your make-up if you want to touch it up before leaving. Or, bring in examples/pictures. We want to work with you!

  • I highly suggest that you bring headphones and phone. Kick back and listen to your music or podcasts! This just makes the time go faster and helps with any nerves you might have. 

  • Please keep still as possible. Remember: Your face is being tattooed.

 

AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT

  • Be patient during your 2 week healing process your tattooed area will change and appear different from day to day. You might freak out as you will experience a rollercoaster of emotions but trust the process! 

  • After the treatment and you return home, gently wipe the area clean of any weeping with a dry clean cotton tip.

  • Apply the supplied aftercare ointment daily with a clean cotton tip. Be gentle and use sparingly. Be careful to not remove any scabs.

  • Do not expect your brow tattoos to heal perfectly after the first session. This is a minimum 2 step, and sometimes multiple step process.

  • Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in colour. The treated area may feel a bit like sunburn afterwards. There should be minimal discomfort.

  • Around days 4-7 you will experience flaking and your tattoo may look dry. Do not pick your tattoo, let them fall off naturally. Again, do not pick your tattoo!

  • Avoid direct water on the tattoo for 10 days. 

  • Do not apply make-up, cleansers or creams over the top of the tattoo for 7 days. 

  • Avoid activities that will cause sweating for 2 days post treatment.

  • Avoid UV exposure and do not apply fake tan onto the tattooed area for 2 weeks. Fake tan can turn the pigment green! 

  • Your brow tattoo will take up to 6-8 weeks to fully heal. Once the flaking has fallen off naturally, the pigment may seem faint, don’t stress, this is because there is now a fresh layer of skin that has healed over your new tattoo. Give your skin time, it will become clearer and pigment will seem more vibrant in weeks to come.

 

LONG-TERM

  • Cosmetic tattoos normally last 1-5 years depending on tattoo style, lifestyle, environmental factors, skin type and aftercare.

  • Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discolouration of the pigment. Once completely healed, always apply sunscreen 50 SPF or greater on tattooed area.

  • To avoid unnecessary fading, avoid using chemical exfoliants or chemical facials on the tattooed area.

  • Do not do laser your brow area (IPL). Lasers may change the colour of the ink.

  • Additional brow makeup application may still be required post tattoo to achieve your desired look.

  • Yearly ‘Colour Boost’ appointments are recommended to maintain desired results.