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COSMETIC TATTOO
BEFORE & AFTER CARE

IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO FOLLOW OUR BEFORE & AFTER CARE INSTRUCTIONS TO ENSURE THE BEST POSSIBLE RESULTS AND LONGEVITY OF YOUR COSMETIC TATTOO.

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This information acts as a guideline only. We cannot guarantee results.
Each client’s skin responds differently both in how long it takes to heal and the number of sessions needed for color retention and desired results.

It is important that you take good care of your brows while healing and beyond!

COSMETIC TATTOO IS NOT FOR CLIENTS WHO ARE:

  • Pregnant or nursing

  • Diabetic

  • Undergoing Chemotherapy (Consult with you doctor)

  • Viral infections (diseases)

  • Had Botox within a 2 week period of appointment

  • Had an organ transplant

  • Epilepsy

  • Sick with a cold or flu-like virus

  • Used Accutane within the last year ​


BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT:

  • Stop using any skin thinners (Vitamin A, glycolic acids, exfoliation) on the brow area 2 weeks prior to your appointment. 

  • Any waxing or brow shaping should be done at least 2 days before. 

  • If you tint your brows, tint it at least one week prior to the procedure. 

  • Cosmetic Botox or fillers should be done 2 weeks prior or 2 weeks after.  

  • DO NOT consume alcohol, caffeine or take any blood thinners (aspirin, ibuprofen, Niacin 48 hours before your procedure, this will cause excess bleeding and may affect your results).

  • You may come in with how you normally draw in your brows so I can see what you are used to.  This is especially important for clients who desire a specific brow shape. If you are open to suggestions, we are happy to help design a custom brow to personally suit you. 

  • You may experience hypersensitivity and more pain around or during your menstrual cycle.

  • For added comfort please feel free to ask any pharmacist for EMLA which is a numbing solution you can apply prior to the appointment to make sure you are even more comfortable. Apply it to your brows and cover brows with saran wrap for 60 min before your appointment. You can use the remaining EMLA prior to your touch up appointment (should you need one) This is not necessary however for some nervous clients, it is comforting.

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

 

​EYEBROW TATTOO AFTER CARE:

After care is crucial, it is very important to follow these instructions for the full 14 day healing period to ensure proper healing and color retention. Results will vary for all individuals and we can not guarantee your results.

  • The Night of Your New Tattoo: Use a gentle cleanser (lather up on your fingers) and gently wash your brows in a circular motion, pat dry with a clean towel, then NO water/sweat on them for the next 14 days.   

  • Starting on Day 4: Apply the aftercare balm provided to your brows once in the Morning and once in the Evening. You may apply once mid-day if it has dried up.  A very small amount (size of a piece of rice) to each brow with the applicator provided. Do not soak the brows with the balm. Continue with the balm until day 14 or all scabbing has finished. 


WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • DO NOT expect your brow tattoos to heal perfectly after the first session. This can be a 2 step process. It takes time.  BE PATIENT during your 14 day healing process your brows will change and appear different from day to day. 

  • Immediately after your procedure brows will appear darker and more defined and this will last up to 2 weeks . Your brow tattoo can appear more solid, hair strokes may seem to disappear and it may look wet and painted on. 

  • Around days 4-10 you will experience flaking and your brows may look dry. DO NOT PICK your brows, let any dryness fall off naturally. If flakes gets picked off prematurely missing hair stokes will result and cause patchy brows which can lead to scarring. 

  • Your brow tattoo will take up to 4 weeks to fully heal. When the flaking comes off the hair strokes may seem faint this is because a fresh layer of skin has healed over the brow tattoo. Give your brows a few weeks and the hair strokes will become clearer.  Colour will continue to change on a daily basis until all healing is complete at the 4 week mark. 

  • You may experience itchiness in the brows after the 14 days for up to 2 months due to the healing process of the dermal layer. 

  • Not everyone's hair stroke brows can heal clean and crisp. Hair strokes for oilier skin types tend to heal more solid and powdery while drier skin types tend to heal more crisp and defined. Also for those who bleed more may tend to need more touch-ups as the blood pushes the pigment out while we tattoo.


 

 

 

THINGS NOT TO DO:

  • DO NOT expose your brows to the sun during the healing process.  UV Rays can alter the pigment of your tattoo.  Avoid direct sunlight for the full healing process then ensure to apply SPF directly onto the brow tattoo going forwards - especially if summertime/vacation. 

  • DO NOT sweat excessively for the full 14 days. Sweat contains salt and can infect and prematurely fade your brow tattoo. Salt in the sweat may also alter the colour of your tattoo.  Moderate exercise is fine. 

  • DO NOT run direct water on your brow tattoo. This is especially important in the first few days, you do not want to wash out any pigment.

  • DO NOT use Vaseline on your tattoo.

  • DO NOT use any makeup, creams, exfoliants on the brows for the full 14 days or until scabbing is completely gone.  

  • DO NOT go into sauna’s, pools, hot tubs, or steam rooms.

  • DO NOT get massages or facials or skin treatments during the healing process.

  • DO NOT go tanning and if you do cover your brow tattoo, UV rays can alter the colour of your tattoo.

  • DO NOT use exfoliants, retinol acids, or AHA’s on the brow area.  It will fade your tattoo prematurely.

  • DO NOT use laser light therapy on your brow tattoo. This can darken, lighten, and distort the pigment.


TOUCH UPS:

Allow your brows a MINIMUM of 6 weeks to heal before booking a touch up.  This gives you the time to decide if you do or do not need a touch up appointment. It's takes a full 4-6 weeks for the colour to settle.

 

We will provide a complimentary touch up within 6-8 weeks of your initial appointment date. 

It is your responsibility to book your touch up appointments. Please keep the high demand in mind. If your tattoo comes back too faded additional charges may apply.

 

  • Touch ups are typically done within the first 6-8 weeks after the initial appointment.

  • This can be a two (and sometimes even three) step process.

  • The first session is used to build shape and gain symmetry.

  • The second session is used to perfect the brows and add density.

  • This is a process and some clients may need multiple sessions to achieve their desired result.  

  • Do not expect perfect results after the first session.

  • Darker skin and oily skin, permanent makeup will not look as bold or sharp compared to lighter, dryer skin type clients.

  • Some client’s skin may have a harder time retaining pigment and may require additional sessions.  


LONG TERM CARE:

THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF RESULTS as everyone’s result will vary due to skin type, lifestyle and the initial 14 day care and long term care of your brow tattoo.

  • Use at least SPF 50 to protect your brows, sun exposure will cause fading and can alter the color of your tattoo.

  • Do not use chemical exfoliants on the brows, this will case the brows to fade faster.

  • Do not do laser your brow area (IPL etc), some lasers may change the color of the ink.

  • As the tattoo fades the strokes will get fainter and less defined. 

  • Maintenance is required to maintain desired results. Touch-ups are done on average every 9 - 24 months to maintain you brow tattoo. 

  • Hair stroke brows typically last 1-3 years.

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