Cosmetic Tattooing Aftercare Instructions

 

AFTERCARE IS VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

For the first 3 - 6 days, the color intensity of your procedure will be significantly darker, as well as larger and sharper than what is expected for the final outcome. Although the area will appear healed after 10 days, it will not be fully healed for 4-6 weeks; this is based on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.

In some cases, we need to see how our clients react to the pigment and review the healing process after the first procedure. If needed we offer one free touch-up visit between 3 to 6 weeks of the first regular priced procedures only.  A Touch Up fee of $50 is applied for any tattoo services that have been performed at a discount. 

 

For All Procedures

Dry healing is recommended however we will provide you with a complimentary Aftercare product.  Do not smother the area.  A very thin application every 1-2 hours in the first few days after your treatment is optional or when you feel tender, itchy or dry.  

 

  • 2-3 hours after your procedure, gently splash the area with cold water to remove body fluids, re-apply your aftercare product.

  • Avoid soaps/facial cleansers on pigmented areas (wash around them), pat dry with a clean towel.

  • Before showering, use Aftercare first and apply Vaseline on top. Do not directly shower the treated area. 

  • Before sleeping, use Aftercare and/or Vaseline to keep the area moisturized overnight. Try to sleep on your back.

  • DO NOT rub, scratch or pick any crust along the tattooed area. Early removal of pigment crusts may result in lost color.

  • DO NOT apply makeup on the pigmented area during the healing process. (10 – 14 days)

  • Avoid swimming, soaking, steam bath, hot yoga, extreme exercise and facials for the 1st week.

  • Avoid applying Exfoliates or AHA/glycolic acid products to the tattooed area for at least 2 weeks.

  • Avoid sun exposure (including tanning beds) during healing process.

 

More for Eyebrows

The eyebrows may be swollen for the first few hours.  The color will look darker for the first 5 days until the scab peels off, at this time it will lighten.

 

More for Eyeliners

  • Do not use mascara or eye shadow for the first 10 days.  Do not disturb the lash roots.

  • You cannot have eyelash extensions on when an eyeliner procedure is scheduled for 3 weeks following your appointment.

  • Eyelid will be puffy and swollen for the first few days, to reduce swelling: Ice several times daily (approx 10 min.) over the first 3 days to minimize swelling. Place 2 round moistened cotton pads into a ziplock bag, freeze and use as compress for the eyes to provide relief.

 

Long term care – For all Procedures

  • After about a week, use a good sunscreen daily on tattooed area(s) otherwise the color will fade faster.

  • Our pigment is iron-oxide based which your body slowly absorbs, the color will fade over time. You may desire touch-ups every 1- 3 years. 

  • If you are planning a chemical peel, MRI or other medical procedure, please tell that technician that you have an iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo.

  • If you are planning to have laser treatment, tell your laser specialist to avoid the pigmented area.  Laser may cause pigment to darken.

 

 

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