Aftercare

Disclaimer: Each client’s skin responds differently to these treatments. This information acts as a guideline only.

How to care for your new cosmetic tattoo

Congratulations on your new tattoo! Now you can sit back, relax, and do nothing! Seriously. We have had the best results with this simple healing method and it makes it easier for everyone! We recommend washing the tattooed area GENTLY the evening of your procedure and the morning after with the cleansing wipes provided. Pat the area dry and apply a THIN layer of the cream that has been supplied to you. Keep it out of the sun throughout the healing process. Do not apply ANY cosmetics in this area and avoid sweating for AT LEAST 10 days. Keep the area clean and let it breathe!

What to expect

Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined. This can last up to a week after the treatment while the initial healing process takes place. The treated area may feel a bit like sunburn afterwards, but there should be minimal discomfort. During the initial healing period, there should be minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin. If there is some scabbing or flaking, do not pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own. The complete healing process takes about 6-8 weeks, at which time the true color of the tattoo is evident. During this process, 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 weeks to see the true color, as it seems to take on new strength, and it is only after 6-8 weeks that your touch-up/adjustment can be done.

What NOT To Do

You may shower or bathe normally, but avoid getting any soaps, shampoos or other cleansers on the treated area for the first five days as they can be detrimental to the bonding process that must take place for the pigment to stabilize in the dermis.

DO NOT:

Pick or scratch at the dry skin/flakiness; let the skin 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 completely cover the hair strokes. It may appear as though the tattooed area has completely disappeared. Within 1-2 weeks, the hair strokes will slowly reappear at a lighter shade as your skin regenerates.

Apply make-up to the tattooed area for the first 2 weeks. Cosmetics of any kind may interfere with the healing and color of your tattoo.

Use Vaseline, Neosporin or other petroleum based products while healing.

Bleach, tint or dye the tattooed area for one month following the procedure.

Apply any anti-acne products (e.g. Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Proactiv, etc.) or lightening creams (skin bleaching creams) such as hydroquinone to the treated area while healing.

Apply any anti-aging products or facial products containing Alpha Hydroxyls (AHAs), Retin-A, Lactic or Glycolic Acids

Thread, wax, or use hair removal products on the treated area while healing.

Exercise and/or sweat for a few days prior to getting tattooed and for one week after.

Enter any swimming pools, jacuzzis or other bodies of water for two weeks.

Soak your face underwater in a bathtub or allow the shower to spray directly in your face for two weeks.