After Your Tattooing Procedure

In the initial days after the procedure comes the love hate relationship with your newly Tattooed Cosmetics! Each procedure, much like each individual, will heal differently. Trust the Process!! The 1st session result will not be seen for at least 4-6 weeks.
Be prepared to focus on aftercare for 7 to 14 days after the procedure

The DO’S
Use a fresh pillowcase
Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color
Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week
Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days.
Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
Avoid swimming, lakes, hot tubs for the first 10 days
Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area
Use a good sunscreen daily, once healed.
If planning a chemical peel, MRI or other medical procedure, please notify them you have iron-oxide cosmetic tattoo.
If planning to have laser hair removal on upper lip or a Photo Facial using IPL, notify laser specialist of cosmetic tattoo so this area may be avoided by the laser.  Both ablative and non-ablative lasers may cause pigment to turn black.
If you donate blood, it’s a Red Cross policy to wait one year after any tattooing procedure.

The DO Not’s
Don’t be alarmed if pigment comes off onto Q-tip when applying aftercare ointments.
Don’t be alarmed by fading after first application. Final color can’t be judged until 4 weeks post procedure.
Never use topical antibiotics. ex: A&D, Bacitracin, Polysporin
No facials, Botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
Don’t suffocate the area! Follow your aftercare. Less is more
Never use Vaseline

After Care
The day of the treatment: Absorb

Gently blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid.
Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until oozing has stopped.
Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph.

Days 1-7: Wash

Wash daily to remove bacteria and dead skin. (Don’t worry….THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!)
Gently wash your eyebrows each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap like, Cetaphil or Neutrogena.
With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water
To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue.
DO NOT use any cleansers containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants.

Days 1-7: Moisturize

Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area.
Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing.
The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.