Cosmetic Tattoos

COSMETIC TATTOO AFTERCARE

CARING FOR YOUR NEW COSMETIC TATTOO

Immediately after your cosmetic tattoo/microblading procedure, you may experience slight skin sensitivity, redness and swelling; this shouldn’t last more than 1-2 days. We recommend LIGHTLY applying a topical ointment, coconut oil or an unscented lotion 2-3 times a day with a Q-tip or with clean fingertips (in any instance of OILY SKIN, the aftercare should not be applied more than ONCE DAILY). Do not over-apply, simply keep the skin moist. Finally, avoid exposing the pigmented area to direct pressure in the shower, keep it out of the sun, do not apply ANY cosmetics to the tattoo and avoid sweating for AT LEAST 10-14 days following the procedure.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear its darkest in colour; this can last up to a week after treatment and, as healing progresses, your tattoo colour pigment will soften. There will most likely be some swelling of the procedural area, especially with eyeliner and lip tattoo, although discomfort should be minimal and feel like a sunburn.

During the healing period, an epithelial crust may form over the area in the following days of your procedure. This crust is dried pigment and fluid that forms externally. If there is scabbing, avoid rubbing, scratching, scrubbing and harsh cleansers as such will result in a loss or distortion of colour pigment. Once this scabbing falls off naturally, there will be a period in which the treated area will appear milky in colour. Be patient; as your skin naturally regenerates you will begin to see the true colour of the tattoo within 6-8 weeks.

WHAT NOT TO DO (PROTECTING YOUR TATTOO)

No cosmetics should be applied to the tattooed area for at least 2 weeks.

Do not use Vaseline, Neosporin or other petroleum based products while healing. Stick to topical ointments or unscented lotions.

Do not apply anti-aging, anti-acne or other facial products to the treated area.

No swimming pools, jacuzzies or other bodies of water for at least 2 weeks following your procedure.

Avoid exposure to the sun. Exposure to the sun over time may cause fading and colour change; therefore, once completely healed, always wear a sun block on the treated area, or products containing UVA/UVB blocks, and sunglasses to protect eyeliner.

FAQ

WHAT IS PERMANENT COSMETIC MAKEUP?

Permanent cosmetic makeup is cosmetic tattooing, a technique often referred to as “micropigmentation”, “micro-pigment implantation” or “derma-graphics”. This procedure is achieved using a machine which rapidly deposits colour pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis of the required area.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

There is no definitive answer to the longevity of a cosmetic tattoo as it is dependent on many factors: colour pigments used, environmental factors such as exposure to UV light, tanning and not using proper sun protectants, your health and overall individual physiology. However, as with any tattoo or colorant (pigment) in general, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance every 2-5 years. This is something that we recommend, but that is not always necessary. Keep in mind, every individual and individual skin type will heal the tattoo differently; to ensure that you receive a free touch-up, you must come back within 3 months of your original appointment.

DOES IT HURT?

Most people will experience some discomfort, although it varies depending on each person’s pain threshold. A highly-effective topical anesthetic cream and gel are used during and before your procedure and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable throughout.

IS IT SAFE?

Each permanent cosmetic procedure is done under strict sanitation and sterilization guidelines. A certified technician administers new procedures using disposable needles, tubes, caps, casings; anything that comes into contact with clients are brand new and sealed prior to your treatment. Pigments used are iron oxide based and contain FDA approved ingredients for permanent cosmetic use.

WILL MY PERMANENT MAKEUP EYEBROWS LOOK NATURAL?

Yes! During this procedure, hair strokes are re-created to give the illusion of real hair and are tattooed using soft, natural tones that will complement the individual client.