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Cosmetic Tattooing
Before and After Care

Pre / Before Care


Please ensure you have read and understood all pre-care information and follow correctly. Failure to follow these instructions may affect the results of your tattoo.


- Ensure you drink plenty of water and gently scrub/apply a nourishing balm to your lips for 1 week prior to your Lip Blush appointment to ensure your lips are in optimal condition for the treatment. we want to avoid dry chapped lips!

-2 weeks prior to your appointment stop using any skin thinners (vitamin A, Glycolic acids) on the brow area. No facials, chemical peels or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks prior to your appointment.

- If you have been on prescription Accutane (oral or topical) you MUST wait at least 6 months before considering this procedure.

- Botox/Dysport or fillers should be done at least 2 weeks prior to your treatment or (preferably) 2 weeks ( 4 weeks for lip blush) after your appointment. Botox is best done after your brow treatment so we can tattoo to where your muscles and brows naturally sit. Whereas lip filler is best done 4 weeks before you lip blush treatment. 

- Avoid consuming any alcohol, caffeine or any blood thinners (aspirin, ibuprofen,fish oil etc) 48 hrs before your procedure. This may cause excess bleeding and can affect your results.

-If you have oily skin, exfoliate thoroughly before your appointment.

- No working out (exercise) the day of your appointment

-Please refrain from tweezing, waxing or shaving your eyebrows before your appointment, the more hair growth the better.

- If you have a particular way you love to draw your brows on, or the color you use, come with them drawn on or bring pictures.

- Make sure you are not sunburned or freshly tanned at your appointment, as you may not be able to get the treatment done or it could affect the end results.  Avoid sun & tanning bed exposure for 30 days before and after your procedure

- You must be over the age of 18 to get tattooing and can not be pregnant or breastfeeding.

- Do not apply any pre numbing creams or ointments. You will be sent a confirmation text 7 days prior to your appointment which contains a link to a form that must be completed, this contains instructions regarding numbing.

-If you need to cancel to reschedule your appointment, 48hrs notice is required

-This procedure requires patience. True results aren’t revealed until 4-6 weeks after your first session and again another 4-6 weeks after your touch up session if required

Post/After Care

- Immediately after your treatment, the area may be slightly swollen and tender. Colour will appear much darker than the colour it will heal.

- The eyebrows and surrounding area should be kept dry for 7-10 days.

- No cleansers, makeup, swimming, spas, direct water or heavy sweating on the tattooed area until peeling has finished. This takes approx 4-7 days.

- When washing the area, dab gently with warm water on a cotton round. Do not drown your brows in water or cleansers

- Gently wash every morning and/or night to remove any build up and bacteria

- From day 2, start applying a thin layer of the supplied barrier cream twice daily (morning and night). If the area feels particularly dry and itchy you can apply a third time. It is absolutely necessary to keep applying the cream to keep the area hydrated.

- For lip tattoo, apply the supplied aftercare cream every 30 mins. It is important to keep them hydrated! lips will peel more and faster than brows. peeling is usually gone within the first few days

- Lip tattoo will initially be up to 60% darker. It will take up to one week for this to settle. In most people, true colour can take 2 months.

- 2 weeks after your lip tattoo the colour may appear very light. The true colour will show through 4 to 8 weeks.
- A full touch up may be required within 6 to 8 weeks. It is normal for the tattoo to shrink or fade, so much that on some area that it seems to have disappeared. Do not be alarmed, it takes time for the skin to accept colour. Any required pigment will be added on the second treatment.
- If you have laser treatments near the lip area, please tell the operator that you have a lip cosmetic tattoo

-DO NOT PICK. Exfoliation is part of the healing process. Some people, depending on metabolism, will experience more exfoliation than others. It is normal and part of the healing process.

- It will be 3-4 weeks for brows and 4-8 weeks before the true colour appears. After the area has peeled and fully healed the colour will be lighter and more natural.

- Do not worry if you lose colour, as you can lose anywhere from 20%-60% the first time. It may be too light or patchy in some areas, you can apply makeup to fill your brows until your touch up appointment.

- A touch up appointment is necessary to complete the procedure and to get them 100% perfect

-Sunscreen is advised after fully healed to protect colour from fading.

A new tattoo is to be treated as an open wound; it is possible to cause an infection if aftercare is not properly followed.

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