AFTERCARE

PDF guides for all procedures including Areola Restorative Tattoos & Saline Tattoo Removal can be found here.

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Aftercare dictates over 50% of what your final outcome will be. Please read all of these directions and follow them to achieve optimal results. Once the scabs fall off the area will appear faded as it heals fully. At 6 weeks the true colouring will be evident and be 30-50% of the initial appearance of the procedure.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call!

EYEBROWS:

  • DO NOT TOUCH THE AREA!
  • For the first 24 hours after your procedure: gently DAB (do not wipe!) the area with a warm, damp paper towel to remove bodily fluids.
  • After this time period, dry heal the area for as long as possible.
  • You may apply the aftercare to moisturize only if it is extremely dry and scabbing.
  • When applying aftercare (if needed) use the smallest amount- the area should not appear shiny at all.
    -Wash hands with soap before touching the area, and this should only be to apply aftercare.
    -Only aftercare products are to be used, not even antibiotic ointments.
  • No make-up of any kind should be worn until the area is fully healed. (At least 14 days)
  • Avoid sun and tanning beds for 30 days after. (Using these will fade your tattoo even after it has healed.)
  • No gym or sweating the day (or night!) of your procedure. No heavy sweating for 7-10 days to ensure it is kept clean and sweat pushes out the pigment.
  • No trips for 14 days, as new environments/climates are not ideal for consistent healing.
  • Keep it clean and dry. Water will soften the area and impede healing. Baths are recommended so there is no soaking in water or direct water streaming onto the tattoo. No pools, salt water, sauna, hot tubs, steam rooms etc while the area is healing.
  • When washing your face avoid the area and pat dry if it does get wet.
    Do not wipe!! This will disturb the healing process and pull out the pigment.
  • Do not wash the area for at least 10 days. Dab to dry using a tissue or Q tip. No towels!
  • Do not pick at scabs as this will pull out the pigment and can cause scarring. They will naturally fall off.

Here’s a photo that can be used as a general guide for the stages of healing:

EYELINER:

*Sleeping slightly elevated can aid in swelling the evening of the procedure. Try to avoid sleeping on your face
*Place plastic wrap on the area before ice packs can be applied for 5 minutes at a time the evening of the procedure to aid in swelling
*Protect your eyeliner by wearing sunglasses and be aware of environments that can be dusty etc. that can stick to the aftercare balm.

  • DO NOT TOUCH THE AREA!
  • For the first 24 hours after your procedure: gently DAB (do not wipe!) the area with a warm, damp paper towel to remove bodily fluids.
  • After this time period, dry heal the area for as long as possible.
  • You may apply the aftercare to moisturize only if it is extremely dry and scabbing.
  • When applying aftercare (if needed) use the smallest amount- the area should not appear shiny at all.
    -Wash hands with soap before touching the area, and this should only be to apply aftercare.
    -Only aftercare products are to be used, not even antibiotic ointments.
  • No make-up of any kind should be worn until the area is fully healed. (At least 14 days) When it is time to use mascara again, use a new mascara to prevent infection.
  • Avoid sun and tanning beds for 30 days after. (Using these will fade your tattoo even after it has healed.)
  • No gym or sweating the day (or night!) of your procedure. No heavy sweating for 7-10 days to ensure it is kept clean and sweat pushes out the pigment.
  • No trips for 14 days, as new environments/climates are not ideal for consistent healing and aftercare.
  • Keep it clean and dry. Water will soften the area and impede healing. Baths are recommended so there is no soaking in water or direct water streaming onto the tattoo. No pools, salt water, sauna, hot tubs, steam rooms etc while the area is healing.
  • When washing your face avoid the area and pat dry if it does get wet.
    Do not wipe!! This will disturb the healing process and pull out the pigment.
  • Do not wash the area for at least 10 days. Dab to dry using a tissue or Q tip. No towels!
  • Do not pick at scabs as this will pull out the pigment, heal unevenly and can cause scarring or infection. The scabs will naturally fall off.

LIPS:

*Sleeping slightly elevated can aid in swelling the evening of the procedure. Try to avoid sleeping on your face as it can damage the work.
*Place plastic wrap on the area before ice packs can be applied for 5 minutes at a time the evening of the procedure to aid in swelling. Swelling can last 2-3 days.

  • DO NOT TOUCH THE AREA!
  • For the first 24 hours after your procedure: gently DAB (do not wipe!) the area with a warm, damp paper towel to remove bodily fluids.
  • After this time period, dry heal the area for as long as possible.
  • You may apply the aftercare to moisturize only if it is extremely dry and scabbing.
  • When applying aftercare (if needed) use the smallest amount- the area should not appear shiny at all.
    -Wash hands with soap before touching the area, and this should only be to apply aftercare.
    -Only aftercare products are to be used, not even antibiotic ointments.
  • No make-up of any kind should be worn until the area is fully healed. (At least 14 days)
  • Use a straw to drink for the first few days and avoid eating spicy or salty foods as they should not touch your lips for 2-3 weeks after the procedure.
  • No make-up of any kind should be worn until the area is fully healed. (At least 10 days)
  • Avoid sun and tanning beds for 30 days after. (Using these will fade your tattoo even after it has healed.)
  • No gym or sweating the day (or night!) of your procedure. No heavy sweating for 7-10 days to ensure it is kept clean and sweat pushes out the pigment.
  • No trips for 14 days, as new environments/climates are not ideal for consistent healing.
  • No trips for 14 days, as new environments/climates are not ideal for consistent healing.
  • Keep it clean and dry. Water will soften the area and impede healing. Baths are recommended so there is no soaking in water or direct water streaming onto the tattoo. No pools, salt water, sauna, hot tubs, steam rooms etc while the area is healing.
  • When washing your face avoid the area and pat dry if it does get wet.
    Do not wipe!! This will disturb the healing process and pull out the pigment.
  • Do not wash the area for at least 10 days. Dab to dry using a tissue or Q tip. No towels!
  • Do not pick at scabs as this will pull out the pigment, heal unevenly and can cause scarring or infection. The scabs will naturally fall off.

 

Policies

We do everything possible to reduce risks and put your safety first. Aftercare dictates 50% of what your final outcome will be. Risk factors should be avoided and directions adhered to. Results cannot be reliably predicted and will vary.

The procedures are done with great care, detail and preparation. We do not give refunds as we aim for your satisfaction throughout the procedure. We have the right to refuse service.

There are no written, verbal or implied guarantees if you do not follow proper aftercare instructions and maintain good long term care.