Permanent Makeup Pre/Post Care

Before your appointment

Pre-care compliance is important and required to achieve optimum healed results!

•Permanent makeup procedures can NOT be performed if your are pregnant or nursing. No exceptions.

•Please avoid caffeine and alcohol for 72 hours prior to your procedure. It is also advised to avoid multivitamins, vitamin E, fish oil/omegas and aspirin/ibuprofen for 2 weeks prior to your procedure unless directed by your physician.

•No chemical peels 60 days prior to your procedure.

•You must be off Accutane for at least one year prior to any permanent cosmetic procedure.

•No tanning prior to your procedure. Tanned skin will exfoliate at a faster rate and will effect the color as well as the delicate healing process.

•All skin care products containing hydroxy acids and lightening ingredients must be discontinued at least 2 weeks before your procedure. Retinol products MUST be discontinued 3 months before your procedure.


•It is always best to let your natural eyebrows grow as much as possible prior to your procedure. Because every eyebrow is designed specifically for you, natural hair growth allows more flexibility while designing a shape that best suits your face and bone structure.

•Any waxing or threading should be performed at least 48 hours before the procedure.



Proper care following your procedure is important and required to achieve optimum results. PLEASE BE PATIENT, EVERYBODY HEALS DIFFERENTLY. Keep in mind that some intensity of color will be lost, and/or the color may heal unevenly. This is normal for some procedures, especially after the initial application. This is the reason for the follow up appointment – to fill in any light areas, to go a little darker or thicker if desired, and to adjust shape or color if needed. Please read and follow the directions provided.


General Aftercare
(To be followed after every procedure)

•Some tenderness, puffiness, redness and itching is quite normal for the tattoo healing process. DO NOT PICK, PEEL OR SCRATCH the treated area as this could result in pigment loss, scarring and secondary infection.

•ALWAYS wash your hands with soap for at least 30 seconds before washing or applying aftercare cream to your procedure.

•Absolutely NO topical makeup on the healing procedure(s) until the peeling/flaking phase has finished. Topical makeup may have bacteria and your new procedures(s) need adequate time to heal to avoid irritation and/or infection. You may apply new makeup on the tattoo once they are finished flaking/peeling. No facials or skin care treatments for a minimum of two weeks.

•During your healing process DO NOT expose your new procedures to chemicals, hot tubs, saunas, direct shower spray, hot water, salt water, chlorinated pools, lakes, or ponds. Absolutely no pet grooming, gardening, dusting or anything that creates dust, dirt and dander for a minimum of 72 hours. Direct sun exposure and tanning beds should be avoided indefinitely both are counter-productive to the cosmetic procedure.

•Please avoid exercise for at least 5 days.

•I will provide you with a healing oil. An alternative to this is a new batch of organic coconut oil. Although it is important to use this cream, using it excessively can starve the skin of air and result in pigment loss during the healing process. Use just enough to moisten your tattoo but not greasy. A moist but breathable barrier is key. Allergic reaction is extremely rare but possible. If you notice any bumps, rash or you think you may having a reaction, stop using the aftercare cream immediately, cleanse the area and call me.


Washing your procedure

Use a mild cleanser on and around the procedure area. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic or AHA) or any exfoliates. Anti-aging and acne products are not safe. Dial antibacterial soap or fragrance free Johnson’s Baby Wash are good choices. Use a very light touch cleansing your procedure twice a day. Make sure you gently splash off all residual cleanser. Pat dry. Wait 5-10 minutes before applying aftercare cream after getting the procedure wet. Never put ointment on a damp or wet tattoo. Showering- Do not take an exceptionally hot shower and keep doorways open as to NOT cause a steam effect. Keep your face/procedure out of the water while you finish your shower routine. Do not let the shower spray hit you directly in the face. Save your procedure cleansing routine for the very last.


Powder Eyebrows

Wash your eyebrows 3-4 hours after your tattoo procedure. Use a mild cleanser on and around the procedure area. Foam up the soap in your hands then use that foam to gently cleanse your eyebrows. Rinse well. Gently blot dry with a new paper towel. Make sure all moisture has evaporated before applying your healing cream. Wash morning and night (2x a day) and apply healing cream as needed throughout the day to keep your brows moisturized. Do not let your brows dry out. Remember, moist but breathable barrier is key.


Healing Agenda

Day 1-3 Your eyebrows are about 20 to 50% darker then what they will heal to be. They will also appear thicker than what we drew on. This is due to oxidation and swelling. Don’t be concerned with the darker, thicker appearance; this is part of the healing process. You may also have redness that will subside within the first 48 hours.

Day 3-5 The peeling begins. The dark outer color will start peeling off revealing the softer lighter color. Keep moist.

Day 5-8 Dark outer color finishes peeling off. The color is lighter and softer, and the brows themselves are a littler thinner. The color may have a grayish or ashy tone for a few days until the color clarifies. It could appear that you are missing color and have light areas at this time do to layers of dry skin over the new pigment. Give your eyebrows 3 full weeks to heal and for color to fully bloom. Use aftercare no longer than 10 days.


All procedures are conducted in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) blood borne pathogens standards. Once you leave your procedure it is important to follow after care instructions to avoid complications. Tenderness to the area is expected. This is a wound that must heal. Complications are extremely rare, however, if you observe any conditions that are not consistent with the healing agenda descriptions above, such as any sign of infection (pus, red streaks stemming from procedure,) eyeball irritation, or abnormal discharge or conditions, contact your doctor for treatment and advise me ASAP. Thank you for choosing me as your cosmetic tattoo artist. I look forward to a long and wonderful relationship with you!