For Semi Permanent Makeup Immediately After:
The area will feel like a sunburn and the hair strokes (eyebrow) will look very dark and sharp. Over the next 2 days it will appear even darker and thicker as scabs begin to form. Depending on your skin, it takes anywhere from 7-14 days for scabbing to be over. Your goal is to keep the scabs CLEAN, DRY, and ON for as long as possible! The longer the scabs stay on for, the more crisp and even the strokes will be.
Cleaning : (should be done after your shower/face wash routine)
Next second day to 14 days: Repeat the steps below twice a day, morning and night. (at a minimum of 10 days or continue until scabs starting to peel then stop applying the cream)
- Always WASH YOUR HANDS with anti-bacterial soap thoroughly before touching the tattooed area. You don’t want to get the area infected!!!
- MOISTURIZE* sparingly with the ointment I provide to you. Just apply a very thin layer will do.
*You may reapply the ointment sparingly throughout the day if you find the area very dry/tight and itchy. (You want your scabs to be dry and only lightly moisturised to stay flexible. NOT greasy or soft and soggy)
*If you have very oily skin, skip this step and use blotting paper on that area throughout the day to keep the area from getting too oily.
*Please save your ointment for your touch-up!
- DO NOT allow the treated area to be wet or soaking in water for more than a minute in the shower or while washing your face. You DO NOT want the scabs to get soggy. It’s OK If it gets wet, but dry the area immediately!
- Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days and make sure you’re sleeping on a clean pillowcase.
- NO harsh cleansers, creams, or any other products on treated area for at least 10 days. Chemicals and colorants of any kind will irritate the area and may cause an infection or interfere with healing and the color of your tattoo.
- DO NOT apply make-up to the tattooed area for the first 14 days. Makeup will suffocate the area and won’t allow the area to breathe and heal properly causing irritation and excessive scabbing or flaking.
- DO NOT pick or scratch at the scabs/dry skin/flakiness!!! Let the flakes fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring, premature loss of pigment or hair, and even an infection.
- If you have fringe, you must clip them back for the first 7 days to avoid irritation and infection.
- Absolutely NO sun exposure or tanning for 3-4 weeks after procedure. Tanning will either dramatically lighten or darken your tattoo depending on your skin.
- No heavy sweating for the first 10 days. Salt is your worst enemy and will draw out the pigment!
- NO facials, Botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
After Scabbing Phase:
- Once the flakes have fallen off, layer of healing skin will cover the hair strokes. The pigment may look foggy as if the tattooed area has faded into a milky color . Over the next several weeks, the hair strokes will slowly reappear and become more vibrant so please be patient. You may apply makeup over the area during this phase.
- The complete healing process takes about 6 weeks, at which time the true color of the tattoo is evident. It is only after 6 weeks that your touch-up/adjustment can be done. Any earlier can damage the skin and cause scarring.
IMPORTANT: Please note that hair strokes will be lighter and not as crisp after healed. Results do vary depending on your skin and specific results cannot be guaranteed.
- Once the treated area is completely healed, any changes or additions that need to be made can be done at your follow-up appointment no sooner than 6 weeks later.
- The first appointment is about building hair strokes, structure, and design. One session will give you a more natural look and a perfect guideline for filling in with makeup if necessary.
- Your touch-up is about seeing how the skin heals and retains pigment as well as making any necessary adjustments such as; shape, symmetry, density, color, layering, or filling in gaps.
- Your free touch-up cannot be booked any sooner than 6 weeks or any later than 12 weeks.
Once Fully Healed:
- Wear Sunscreen!!! Exposure to the sun over time can cause premature fading and discoloration of the pigment. You can wear large sunglasses and a hat for further protection.
- Rinse and dry the area thoroughly when in contact with chlorine or salt water.
- Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydrogen Peroxide, Glycolic acid and face peel / skin lightening products must be kept away from the tattooed area as continued use could lighten the pigment resulting in a bleached out color.
- If you are having laser resurfacing or laser hair removal after your tattoo has healed, please inform the laser technician. Continue at your own discretion. Laser procedures may darken, lighten, or discolor the tattooed area.
- This treatment is only meant to last 1-2 years depending on your skin and lifestyle. Touch-ups will be necessary.
- If you have oily skin, an iron deficiency, or a very strong immune system, your pigment will not last as long as others. If this is your case, you may have to come back earlier for touch-ups.
- Oily skin will not heal as crisp as dry skin.
- If you are trying to fix a tattoo done previously by another artist, the final results may not completely hide the previous work. You may need additional appointments to have better results.
** Following these guidelines is extremely important for the healed results of your Cosmetic Tattoo**
Please DO NOT apply other products or follow another artists’ aftercare instructions. Through personal experience and research, these instructions will give you the best results for my technique.
AND DON’T FORGET TO SEND ME YOUR HEALED SELFIE TO BE FEATURED ON MY PAGE! 🙂
You can refer to this photo guide which I had ‘borrowed’ from another artist friend on how the healing process looks like:
**Same aftercare instruction goes for Eyeliner & Lip Embroidery and Plasma Pen treatments.