Cosmetic Tattooing After Care

Do not disturb/touch the tattooed area within the first 8-12 hours at least. As needed
blot the area with sterile gauze & distilled/bottled water. This is most needed if the
tattoo appears to be sweating/beading lymph or bleeding. (pigment/blood/lymph
fluid may transfer to cotton. This is normal)

Immediately following your appointment, the tattooed area will appear to be
darker, bigger, and more sharply defined. This will last about 5 days. DO NOT
PANIC, this is normal.

Swelling and redness is minimal and should dissipate within the first 48 hours. It is
normal for your tattooed area to feel sunburned/tight. You will experience minimal
discomfort for the first few days following your appointment.
A) Wash your hands with antibacterial soap before touching the tattooed area.
B) Gently wash the tattooed area 1-2x a day with cold water and rice grain
amount of BrowsEyesLips Skin Cleanser. (Dial gold is an alternative) DO
NOT SCRUB, Pat dry with a clean disposable paper towel. Avoid using any
other cleansers on the tattooed area for the 14 days as it can be detrimental to
the bonding process that must take place for the pigment to stabilize in the
C) Apply rice grain amount of BrowsEyesLips Aftercare Ointment post
cleansing with clean fingers using a pat/press motion. (Aquaphor is an
alternative) BE GENTLE & don’t over apply ointment. Avoid any
moisturizers, oils and Vaseline for a minimum of two weeks directly on the
tattooed area. ointment in the healing process keeps scabs from being too
coarse. Healing ointment can be eliminated after the first 7-10 days.

or flakiness fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring and premature loss of
pigment. IMPORTANT: once the flakes have fallen off, a shiny layer of healing skin
will appear covering implanted pigment. It will appear as though the tattoo is gone or
fuzzy. Within 1-2 more weeks, the pigment will slowly reappear as the skin

Avoid direct sun exposure for the first 14 days. YOU MUST WEAR A HAT while
outside during your healing process. UV/UVA rays can cause a shift in color and/or
color loss. Do not use tanning products or salon tanning during your healing.

DO NOT apply cosmetics or other skincare products to the tattooed area for 14 days.
Products containing retin-a, glycolic acid, salicylic acid or other alpha hydroxy acids
(words ending in “ic” acid) used anywhere on the face can migrate and disrupt your
tattoo and cause loss of implanted color.

You MUST AVOID WORKING OUT/NO SWEAT for at least 7 days following your
tattoo appointment. The salt in sweat will fade the pigment very quickly and result in
significant color loss. Sodium/Saline solutions are actually used in tattoo removal
b/c of their effectiveness to fade/lift tattoo pigment.

You MUST AVOID swimming, saunas & hot tubs for a minimum of 14 days. Even
long hot showers can create a sauna like environment causing you to sweat. Be
mindful to avoid such “like” environments.

Avoid the following for 14 days: performing tasks related to heavy household
cleaning that may result in airborne debris/open air vehicles such as convertibles,
boats, bicycles, or motorcycles /walking or any activities directly on the beach.

Drinking alcohol in excess can lead to slower healing. Please avoid drinking during
your first 48 hours following your procedure.

Avoid the following for at least 4-6 weeks following your final procedure: chemical
peels, facials, Botox & other skin treatments.
The complete healing process can take about 6-8 weeks, at which time the true color
of the tattoo is evident. During these few weeks, your tattoo will soften and lighten.
Be patient, even if you think too much color has been lost, as your skin is still
regenerating and naturally exfoliating. Wait at least 6-8 weeks to see the true color.
Once the treated area is completely healed, any additions that need to be made can be
done at your next scheduled session.

*If you have any unexpected concerns with the healing of the skin, please contact
your artist immediately to discuss further instructions.

  • Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading/shifting in color of the tattoo. Once
    completely healed, you must apply sunscreen to the tattooed area. Wear large
    sunglasses and a hat for further protection. These measures extend the life and
    quality of your tattoo.

  • Glycolic acid, retin-a, AHA’s & face peels must be kept away from the tattooed area
    as continued use will lighten/blur/shift the implanted pigment.

  • If you have laser resurfacing or laser hair removal after your tattoo has healed,
    please inform the laser technician. Laser procedures may darken, lighten, or
    discolor the tattooed area. Be advised that improper/amateur use of lasers in the
    tattooed area can alter your tattoo permanently.