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How To Prepare Before The Day Of Treatment:

  • Do not consume caffeine and alcohol for 24 hours prior to your appointment to prevent excessive pain and bleeding. This will also minimize swelling during the procedure.
  • Do NOT TAKE ADVIL or other blood thinners such as Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen unless medically necessary, 48-72 hrs prior to your procedure. Extra strength Tylenol can be taken if you have low pain tolerance.
  • Exfoliate your lips 3 days before your appointment to remove dry skin. Also, moisturize your lips as much as possible the week before your appointment, as your lips cannot be dry for the procedure.
  • Avoid exercising on the day of the procedure.
  • Avoid the sun and tanning one week prior to your procedure.
  • Do not use retinol one week prior to your procedure.
  • Do not get chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or laser skin resurfacing at least 4 weeks before your appointment.
  • Do not get lip injections 4 weeks before and after this treatment.
  • If your appointment is booked during an outbreak of cold sores on your lips, the procedure will not be done. Please be aware that if you have the Herpes Simplex Virus, you may have an outbreak following this treatment. It is highly recommended to consult with your physician to inquire about Zovirax or Valtrex 5 days before, and then 5 days after or as advised by your doctor or pharmacist. This medication needs to be prescribed and cannot be bought over the counter.
  • Please read the aftercare and arrange your schedule accordingly to the healing stage. There is downtime for every procedure.

Immediately After:

  • The area will feel a bit sore and will look quite intense. There may be some swelling and minor bruising that only lasts for 1-2 days.
  • The next day, the color of the tattoo will darken as scabs begin to form, and there may still be some swelling or minor bruising.
  • The scabs will fall off within 3-10 days, depending on your skin and the procedure you had done.

The Day Of Treatment:

Fluids will leak from the tattoo to form scabs. You do not want these fluids to sit on your tattoo and form these scabs. You will want to wipe your tattoo every hour with a wet cotton round and pat the area dry to ensure no fluids sit and form scabs. You may ice the skin if it feels tender or swollen after the procedure. Wrap an ice pack or a ziplock of ice in a napkin and place it on the area for as long as desired.

Day 2-10:

  • Do not touch your tattoo with dirty fingers, remember it is an opened and healing wound. An infection could possibly ruin the tattoo.
  • Don’t get your tattoo too wet for too long. It will make the scabs soggy and easier to fall off prematurely. Remember, you want to keep the scabs on for as long as you can, let them fall off naturally.
  • Keep your lips extremely moisturized with the recommended or provided ointment for the first 5 days.
  • Do not sleep on your face to avoid lifting your scabs prematurely, and make sure you sleep on a clean pillowcase to prevent infection.
  • Avoid harsh cleansers, creams, makeup, or other products on the treated area until all the scabs naturally fall off. These things can jeopardize the healing of the tattoo.
  • Don’t pick, scratch or bite off the scabs. Let the scabs fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring, loss of pigment, or an infection.
  • Do not expose your tattoo to UV rays or tanning beds for 4 weeks after the procedure. These things can alter the appearance of your tattoo dramatically.
  • Do not sweat on the tattoo until all the scabs have come off naturally. Sweat will take the pigment from your tattoo. If you do sweat on them, dab it off immediately.
  • Do not get any facials, Botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks post appointment date.

After Scabbing Phase:

  • Once the scabs have completely fallen off, you may apply makeup over the area and return to your regular routine. Note that your tattoo may have a milky/grey hue after the scabs come off. This just means that the surface skin is healed but the underneath layers still need time to heal. The complete healing process takes 6 weeks. At 6 weeks, the true and final color of the tattoo will show. After 8 weeks, a touchup to the tattoo can be done.
  • Please note that your tattoo will be softer and not as crisp when healed.
  • Note that results will vary with each individual and are extremely dependent on your skin and how you care for it during healing. It may take more than one session to achieve your desired result.

Once Fully Healed:

  • It is strongly recommended that you do not use the following on your tattoo: Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydrogen Peroxide, Glycolic acid, Apple cider vinegar, Vitamin E and C, and Retinol. These products can lighten or fade your tattoo faster. We also recommend wearing sunscreen as the UV rays will deteriorate the pigment and lighten or fade the tattoo faster as well. Salt water and chlorine can also deteriorate the pigment faster as well. Rinse with water after contact.
  • If you have any laser or facial beauty treatments, please inform your technician before procedures that you have a permanent makeup tattoo.
  • This treatment does fade after 1-3 years depending on your skin and lifestyle. Touchups are necessary to maintain the longevity and overall beauty of your tattoo. If you have oily skin, an iron deficiency, or a very strong immune system, your pigment will not last as long and will not heal as crisp as others.