Preparation + After Care

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Please read all preparation + after care information so you know what needs to be discontinued before your skin can be worked on and what to do to protect your new makeup after. 

We know this is A LOT of information, but any cosmetic tattoo service is a permanent change to your appearance, and we want all of our clients to achieve the best results. The best results come from the best, healthy skin as a canvas. Because of that, we have strict guidelines.

How to prepare:

 

Day of booking the appointment

  • Make sure to read all policies and preparation that are listed on our website.

  • If you have previous work, make sure it is "okayed" PRIOR to booking.

  • If you have ANY medical conditions or are on any blood thinning medications, contact the shop PRIOR to booking


60 days before appointment

  • Discontinue any use of ALL facial products containing: Vitamin A or Retinols.

  • If you are on ANY medical skin care or any prescribed medications for skin issues, please contact us as they may need to be discontinued longer than 60 days. This includes growth serums. 


30 days before appointment

  • Discontinue any use of ALL facial products containing: Glycolic or Lactic Acid (AHA acids).

  • No tanning.

  • No electrolysis.

  • No professional facial treatments, chemical peels, exfoliants, etc.


14 days before appointment

  • No Botox, disport or fillers in the area to be tattooed.

  • Discontinue fish oil supplements (NATURAL BLOOD THINNER).

  • No waxing or tweezing past this point if getting brows done.

  • If eyeliner is your selected service, any false lashes must be removed at this time.


48 hours before appointment

  • Take some time to find pictures of brows and lip colors that you like so your artist knows what styles and colors you are going for.

  • Discontinue any over the counter blood thinning medications such as pain killers.

  • NO DRINKING PAST THIS POINT. Yes, not even ONE glass of wine.


Day of the appointment

  • No working out.

  • NO CAFFEINE. This includes coffee, soda and energy drinks.

  • We ask you come in with brow makeup on for new brow sessions

  • Make sure you have your ID to fill out paperwork & make sure to give yourself enough travel time as we do have a 15 minute late policy.

 

Additional Preparation for Lip Blushing

  • Your lips cannot be dry for the appointment. If they are dry we will need to reschedule and you will forfeit your booking fee. You may exfoliate 3 days before your appointment to remove any dry skin, You can use a lip scrub or create your own using a little honey and brown sugar.

  • For the week leading up to the appointment you must moisturize your lips as much as possible. I recommend using Aquaphor.

  • IMPORTANT: Cold sores are a risk of lip blush tattoo. If you have had a cold sore in the past we advise you to go to the doctor for an anti-viral medication prior to any lip procedure to help avoid an outbreak. Even if you have not had a cold sore before it is recommended all clients take L-Lysine 2 weeks before the appointment and 2 weeks before the appointment and 2 weeks following the appointment to reduce the risk.


Things to keep in mind:

  • We do not allow children under the age of 18 at our studio.

  • We are located at 39 S Park Place Newark, OH. The building is on the corner diagonal to the Administrative building and Wendy's.

  •  There is on street 2 hour parking 7am-5pm Monday - Friday. If you are coming in for a new session between 7am and 3pm Mon.- Fri. it is recommended to park elsewhere. There is a parking lot behind our building and just behind that there is a parking garage without time restrictions. 

After Care:

 

Brows

  • Day 1: Gently blot area with clean tissue to absorb any fluid. Cleanse brows before bed using gentle unscented soap and apply rice size amount of aftercare ointment. 

  • Day 2-7: Use fingertips and a light touch to wash each day with unscented cleanser morning and night. Gently pat dry.

  • Day 7-28: Repeat as needed for up to 30 days.

  • DO NOT: 

    • Work out for 48 hours after procedure

    • No ointments, creams, vitamins on area

    • No sauna, No swimming, No pools until scabs are completely healed and GONE!

    • No sunbathing or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure

    • No chemical peels, Botox, dermabrasion or any other strong treatments for 4 weeks after procedure.

    • No HEAVY Makeup of any kind for at least 2 weeks after procedure

    • DO NOT SCRATCH AREA

    • DO NOT SLEEP ON AREA

Eyeliner

  • Keep area dry for 24 hours

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 3-4 weeks after procedure

  • Avoid sleeping on your face for 10 days (Sleep in elevated position to help reduce swelling)

  • Apply thin layer of ointment 2-3 times/day

  • Avoid heavy sweating for 10 days

  • DO NOT: 

    • Do not use washcloth, pick or scratch tattoo area​

    • Do not use steam, sauna, swim for 10 days

    • Do not put makeup on tattoo area for 10 days

    • No facials, Botox, Chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks

Lips

  • After the procedure, gently blot the area with a clean tissue every 5 minutes until the oozing has stopped

  • Keep the area dry for 24 hours

  • Gently wash with mild soap twice/day

  • Apply thin layer of ointment 3 times/day

  • DO NOT:

    • Do not use washcloth, pick or scratch tattooed area

    • Do not use steam, sauna, swim for 10 days

    • Do not put make up on tattoo area for 10 days

    • No heavy sweaty exercise for 1 week

    • Do not sunbathe or tan for 1 week 

Further Advice:

  •  After procedure use ice packs 3-4 times for 14 minute spurts in first day to reduce swelling

  • Drink from a straw the first few days and avoid salty, spicy food