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 lets make sure you
get the best results possible.
Trusting Your Artist
For some this is a big change. Going from little to no eyebrows, to a freshly tattooed eyebrow can cause brow shock. This is also the same concept for a Lip tattoo or any other form of facial enhancement. 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, 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?
Healing Process - Eyebrows
Day 1: Tattoo will be bold, fresh and crisp - Healed results will not look like Day 1. Sometimes the pigment colour can 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 scabbing and peeling stage. Once the scabs have fallen off they will lighten.
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 its not needed.
Photo Cred: Boheme Brow + Beauty Bar
Avoid eyebrow makeup, steam, sweating, pools, hot tubs or washing your face with hot water for the first 7-10 days, or until the scabs have fallen off. Everyone is different.
Do not pick, pull or scratch the area
Avoid direct sunlight or tanning beds for 30 days
First 30 Minutes: Dab the area with a cotton round every 5 minutes to remove excess fluids and to avoid scabs being formed.
Before bed on the same day of your appointment you can begin washing. I suggest using Dove Sensitive bar soap.I will provide ointment. If you had a late evening appointment you can begin washing the following morning.
Day 1-10 Using clean hands, gently cleanse the area by using a small amount of soap and room temperature water, morning and before bed unless otherwise directed.
Day 1-10: Apply a very thin layer of aftercare ointment that will be provided to you to the clean area after washing. DO NOT use excessive ointment. A very 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).