Following your Aftercare will directly contribute to the outcome of your tattoo. Please make sure to read and follow all the instructions outlined below as they are all important. If Aftercare is not followed properly it may result in infection, pigment loss and scarring. This is an investment in yourself so let's make sure you get the best results possible.
Something to keep in mind when proceeding with a Cosmetic Tattoo is that it's important to know that everyone's journey is different. There are so many factors that come into play during the first appointment. Skin type, sun damage, age, health conditions and medications are just a few examples. The most important thing to remember is being honest with your concerns as well as trusting your Artist through the whole process. You've chosen me for a reason right?
Day 1: Tattoo will be bold, fresh and crisp - Healed results will not look like day one. The pigment colour will look warm in tone until healed. This is normal.
Day 2-5: Tattoo will darken and be even more bold(painted on looking). This will last until the flaking stage. Once the flakes have fallen off they will lighten. Not everyone flakes, so don't be alarmed.
Day 5-8: Slight flaking and peeling begins. Do not pick, scratch or pull on the flake if you do experience this. Letting them fall off naturally is key in order to avoid infection, loss of pigment and scarring. Not everyone flakes or peels.
Day 9-14: Your tattoo will look very faded and like it has disappeared. This is normal - the skin has healed itself and grown over your tattoo. Patchiness may happen.
Day 14-45: Each week the colour will come back more and more. This is why we wait 8 weeks minimum before your touch up appointment. We do not want to add too much colour if it's not needed.
Day 1-10 Using clean hands, gently cleanse the area by using small circular motions. Use a small amount of soap and room temperature water; morning and before bed unless otherwise directed. Alternatively, you may use a product called Bactine. You can find this anti-septic spray at Shoppers Drug Mart or Amazon. You will spray each eyebrow one to two times and allow the solution to soak in the area for one minute and dab dry. If you use this method you do not need to use soap and water.
Day 1-10: Apply a very thin layer of aftercare gel to the clean area after washing. DO NOT use excessive gel. A thin layer will promote optimal healing. Skip this stage if I have advised different instructions for you.
Once you are no longer flaking you may return to your normal routine. It is important during the first ten days to keep the area clean and dry(unless during your designated wash times).
Avoid eyebrow makeup, steam, sweating, pools, hot tubs or washing your face with hot water for the first 7-10 days, or until the flakes have fallen off. Everyone is different in regards to exact healing times. Do not pick, pull or scratch the area. Avoid direct sunlight or tanning beds for at least 30 days.
Please note - excessive sun exposure to the tattoo will cause premature fading and colour shifting. It is recommended to not use tanning beds and to apply a good quality mineral sunscreen on your brows when exposed to sun.
First 3 Hours: Lips may release some fluid called Lymph. Make sure to blot this away with a cotton round or tissue. Check your lips every 5-10 minutes to make sure this fluid is not building up and forming a crust.
Day 1: Tattoo will be bold, fresh and your lips will be swollen. How the tattoo looks today will not be how it looks once healed. You may take ibuprofen to help with inflammation once you have gone home(do NOT take prior to your appointment or I will not be able to see you). A cold compress helps as well.
Day 1-7: Always make sure your lips are hydrated by applying a thin layer of the Aftercare balm or gloss provided to you. Dry lips are bad lips! Do not pack on the ointment - if you apply a thick of a layer it wont allow the area to breath and you may cause infection. Sheer layers only.
Day 1-7: Cleanse your lips daily with a very small amount of baby wash. Pat dry with a cotton round and reapply the Aftercare balm.
Day 2-7: This is the peeling stage. Everyone experiences their peeling stage at a different time. This part only lasts about a day. Do not pick or pull the peeling skin. This will create an open wound and affect the results of your tattoo. This stage only lasts 1 day.
Lip Blush always fades by 50%. This is because the mouth is a moist area. Around 6-8 weeks you will notice what we call a Colour Bloom. This is when most of the remaining colour will appear. Sometimes, you may not see much of a difference after the 7 day healing stage is complete depending on the colour being chosen. Be patient and trust your colour will come back and that a second session is always required.
Lip Blush is exactly that. It is a blush of colour - it will not look like lipstick unless you book in for a third or fourth touch up to achieve more opaqueness.
Things to Avoid
Spicy food during the first 10 days
Kissing for the first 7 days. It is an open area and we want to minimize bacteria as much as possible
Direct sunlight/tanning beds for the first 2 weeks
Picking, pulling or scratching the area
Direct sunlight or tanning beds for 30 days
Skin care products on the area that contain Active ingredients such as Retinol, AHA/BHA. Once healed it is best to keep these products at least 1' away from the area to avoid any premature fading
Please note: it is not recommended to use tanning beds as this could result in premature fading and colour shifting. It is recommended to use a good quality mineral sunscreen when you will be exposing the area to natural sunlight.
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