WHAT TO EXPECT

Your procedure day

  • Wash your hair the night before or morning of your appointment, as you will not be able to wet
    your cosmetic tattoo for 5 days following your treatment.

  • You will need to buy a small tube of Emla or LMX. The cost of these creams
    is about $22 and can be purchased from a Chemist. One hour before your tattoo appointment you should apply half of the tube of Emla cream to
    your brows and then cover it with glad wrap. Follow the instructions carefully. The glad wrap
    stops the cream from drying out. Arrive at your appointment with the glad wrap on, we will
    remove this. Most people fold the glad wrap into a long strip and clip it to either side of your
    hairline to keep it off your eyes. If the numbing cream is not applied correctly it won’t work. Please keep the remainder of your numbing cream for your touchup. NOTE -  This is only required for eyebrow tattooing, all other tattooing will be pre-numbed by me.

  • Wear dark colored clothing to your appointment.

  •  It is not necessary to have your brows tinted or shaped before your appointment. It is recommended to wait at least two weeks to have them tinted after the procedure if you wish to keep tinting them.

  • Together we will discuss what technique you are wanting and what will suit your face shape and skin type.

  • I will map your brows using certain points on your face. This gives you an eyebrow shape perfect for your facial features.

  • I cannot tattoo lips outside of the vermillion border of your lips. If you are wanting fuller lips I suggest getting fillers at least two weeks before your appointment.

  • Your procedure will last 1 hour although the allocated time for your appointment will be at least 2 hours. PLEASE NOTE – We do not allow friends or family in the room during your treatment as this may cause
    distractions.

  • Your permanent cosmetic procedure will be performed with anesthetic. Anesthetic will be applied during your treatment by me to help make it pain-free.

  • Your cosmetic tattoo WILL appear bolder immediately after the procedure. This is common in all permanent cosmetic applications. It will begin to soften after a few days. In eyebrows, hair strokes appear crisp and bold at first, but will soften as the tissue heals.

  • Clients with darker skin (Indian, African American, Filipino, etc.), please know that due to your skin color that is naturally darker pigment, the Hair Stroke Eyebrows  will NOT appear as defined or as dark as on lighter skin types. If wanting lip tattoo, I need to have a photo on inquiry as highly pigmented lips cannot be tattooed.

  • Before you go home make sure to review your written post treatment instructions. Please ask any questions that you may have.

  • You will be given aftercare to use at home following your procedure. Please keep your aftercare cream in a safe place and bring to your touchup appointment. Replacement aftercare creams are $20

  •  Your touch up procedure will be scheduled at your initial procedure appointment if not done so prior. Occasionally some people do require a third touchup depending on how your skin retains pigment. If a third touchup is required this is charged the same as the original touchup cost.

  • After your treatment you may experience some slight redness and/or mild swelling. You are welcome to take mild pain killers after your procedure if needed and antihistamines for swelling.

  • Most clients return to work the same day, eyebrow cosmetic tattooing is reasonably pain free.

  • You may feel a mild throbbing as the anesthetic wears off.

  • You will not be able to do physical exercise after your treatment until your brows are healed. This does not apply to lip and eyeliner procedures.

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