Pre Care Guide
Please arrive 15 minutes before your procedure to fill out intake forms. Also click on the Medical Pre-check List at the top to see if you have any contraindications prior to your procedure.
Numbing: I do provide topical numbing agent to help eliminate additional sensation during the procedure. Most people say they just feel pressure.
Eyeliner Procedure only: Please bring eyeglasses if you wear contact lenses, to all appointments! You must wear eyeglasses for 3 days post procedure for all eyeliner procedures. Then you can wear your contact lenses. Must be clean or new! All lash perms and lashing tinting can be done up to 72 hours pre procedure and 30 days post procedure. If you wear fake eye lashes you cannot wear them pre, during or post procedure. It is not a bad idea to have a ride home after an eyeliner procedure if client is light sensitive.
Lip Procedure only: If a client has ever had (even if years ago) a fever blister, cold sore, shingles or chicken pox, it is recommended you obtain a prescribed anti viral medication from your doctor or dentist for lip procedures only . Fever blisters are very common as a side effect of lip tattooing. For healthy lip tissue it is not a bad idea to pre-moisten lips by first exfoliating lightly with a new soft toothbrush and applying a healing ointment like Aquaphor. You can get this from me or buy an over the counter product like Vaseline. Please avoid any depilatory or bleaching agents on your lips pre and post lip tattooing.
Eyebrows and Dry Skin: If you have extra dry skin consider getting a basic facial a week prior to exfoliate dead skin cells.
All professional tweezing, waxing or tinting of eyebrow hairs can be done by me here in house during the appointment.
Please do not book an appointment before any major events, like a vacation, social event, or wedding. Clients may be more sensitive if on their period during and procedure. The first two to four days your procedure will look the best, it will start peeling day 4-10 of the healing process.
It is important to not have sunburn prior to and after any procedures. This includes tanning beds.
All clients must be off Retin A or Renova 30 days prior to all procedures. Clients must be off Accutane for one year and all acne medications for at least 3 weeks prior to all procedures.
Please avoid any alcohol, caffeine, blood thinners, omegas, and pre workout drink and working out 48 hours prior to all procedures. I do recommend taking an over the counter medication that will help for discomfort is an antihistamine for anti-inflammatory purposes such as non-drowsy Claritin.
If you have Diabetes, please make sure its okay for you to have tattoos prior to coming in. Some immune systems are weaker with diabetes and risk of infection is higher.
Try to avoid the following things unless medically needed prior to all procedures:
-Aspirin or similar products
- Niacin and Vitamin E
-Gingko Biloba,Saint Johns Wart, Evening Primrose oil, omegas, vitamin B’s, and blood thinners such as pre workout.
No working out or Hot sauna prior to your services please! Very important!
Drink a ton of H2O prior to your appointment
If you are on Antibiotics or Acne Medication either oral or topical, Must stop all use for skin to be in the best condition for tattooing.
If you have any questions about any other specific condititons, please let me know!
Post Care Guide
After Care is very important in producing a beautiful, lasting end result. I will use a topical ointment on your cosmetic procedure that seals and aids in healing the area. Please follow the directions below:
Eyes may be swollen and tender for a few days. This is normal and will dissipate quickly. Itching is also common. An ice pack protected with a wet barrier film of a paper towel can very nice. Please do not ice for more than 10 minutes a sitting. Icing is most effective, the first 24 hours. Sleeping slightly elevated can also reduce any residual swelling of eyes. The most swelling is usually an issue the following morning after your procedure. You may soil your pillowcase with some residual pigment on eyes.
In the morning if eyes are stuck together, use a wet Q-tip and gently separate. Do not rub. peel or pick. Keep the area clean and only use the after care given for 3 to 4 days. Apply once in the am and once in pm. Use a fresh Q-tip for every application. Do not let the eyeliner become dry in the first 72 hours.
Avoid sun, pools, hot tubs and all creams around eye area. Eyes heal very well. However, they are exposed to the possibility of a secondary infection like conjunctivitis. If ointment is a problem, please do not use and rinse with buffered eyewash and seek medical attention for an antibiotic steroid eye drop. Eyes are sensitive to pet dander, gardening, dust and dirty hands. Sunglasses add wonderful protection to sun. Please use a new tube of mascara after each procedure. Do not wear makeup for 72 hours post.
When you leave the Spa, you will have ointment on your brows already. so no need to take that off the night you get home. just ice if needed as swelling may occur.
Please apply after care ointment supplied, for 7 to 10 days. Only apply ointment twice a day with a clean Q-tip Do not let the brows get dry and crusty. Only a small amount is needed to occlude the eyebrow area.
Some swelling, redness or itching is normal and to be expected.
Keep clean and avoid sun, pools, direct water pressure.
No sunscreen on them for up to 4 weeks. Etching is about 2 weeks. Use a Titanium Dioxide free sunscreen! I just can't risk the titanium dioxide getting into the tattoo and changing the color.
Do not pick or rub the area.
Brows will oxidize and get darker before they soften in healing. This is normal!
Do not wear any makeup for 2 weeks on brow area, lip area or eyeliner.
Come in for your follow-up in 24-45 days after first application
Lip Liner and Full Lip
Lips will feel swollen and very dry after your treatment. Apply supplied after care ointment on lips several times a day. This should be done for at least 14 days post treatment. Do not allow lips to become dry. This may interfere with healed color. During the day if lips feel dry, apply a liberal amount of ointment. Just tap on skin and do not rub in.
Always use a clean Q-tip, not fingers to apply ointment to the lips area. This will reduce the risk of secondary infection. It is advised to sleep on an old pillowcase. There will be residual pigment coming off the lips for several days that can stain linens.
After lips are no longer tender to the touch they may become flaky. This is normal and is expected. Please do not pick or scratch at them. This may significantly reduce the amount pigment uptake. Avoid the sun and tanning beds pre and post procedure. Be sure to use a sun block once lips are healed. Do not use any Glycolic, Hydroxy or fruit acid products on lips. Avoid direct water pressure, pools and other bodies of water, until healed. Please be advised it is a good idea to brush your teeth with just water for 72 hours, post treatment. You can resume wearing lipstick once lips are healed. It is advised to use a new lipstick after all lip treatments. Redness, swelling, tenderness, dryness are all common post treatment side effects and will dissipate in a short period of time. Avoid oily, salty, acidic foods and alcohol while healing.
Lips are a muscle and will need 1 to 3 sessions to complete the process of this procedure. Lips are unpredictable. Some clients will yield very strong healed lip color. Others will only heal with slight color uptake. This will vary on an individual basis. Clients with sun damage, scar tissue (from injury or fever blisters) and clients with implants may not have strong results. Hyperpigmentation can happen on any lip client without warning. Fever Blisters are a known side effect of all lip procedures. Clients are asked to go to their doctor or dentist for an anti-viral medication prior to any lip procedure, to help avoid an outbreak. Follow all before and after instructions after all lip treatments. Lip retouch must be scheduled 30 to 45 days apart from initial season to help with color retention.
Lips heal in three stages: Too dark - Too light - Just right. This takes one month to happen. Please avoid any friction to lip area.