The before care is just as important as your aftercare! Prior to coming into your appointment, please ensure the following things:
-Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before your appointment or you WILL bleed
-Please stop taking vitamin E tablets roughly one week before being tattooed
-I can not tattoo you if you are pregnant or breast feeding
-You must be off any sort of acne medication for at least six months
-Please ensure your skin is as healthy as possible when coming to your appointment, that includes not being sunburnt or healing from any other sort of skin treatment such as peels or needling
-You must be over the age of 18
-Try to avoid using retinol around the brow area for two weeks prior to coming in.
Brow tattoo aftercare is pivotal to ensuring the ink heals in the skin evenly, and most importantly to prevent infection!
Your brows WILL be dark during the healing phase, this is not a true representation of what the ink will heal as, cosmetic ink is designed to heal soft and natural.
Please adhere to the following: instructions to achieve the best results.
For the first 24 hours keep your brows as clean as possible,this includes no touching, keeping your hair off your face and changing your pillowcase cover.
Avoid wetting your brows when you wash your face or hair, you can still wash your face, but try to clean around the brow with a cotton pad and cleanser, or makeup wipe.
You may pat down the brow with a damp cotton pad to keep the brow clean, but do not rub the brow.
If you have dry skin, you will start to flake and scab around day 5, you may apply a small amount of bepanthen or vaseline to the brows, and continue to do so every 2-3 days until the scabs have gone.
If you have oily skin, you can apply vaseline or bepanthen once on day 7, oily skin does not tend to scab in comparison to dry skin.
When your scabs have naturally finished shedding, your brows WILL be faded and patchy, this is NORMAL, and the ink will continue to get darker as the skin heals, please wait the full four weeks before sending through photos of your brows asking why the ink is missing (it comes back).
-By week four they will be fully healed, and you may book in your pre paid touch up.
-After this touch up, you only need to get a touch up once a year for maintenance
-To maintain the colour of your brow tattoo please avoid sun exposure, the solarium, skin peels on top of the tattoo, or retinol/glycolic acids.
If you are wanting to refresh the colour of your ink you can go and get a tint over them! This will make the brows more vibrant and prolong the time needed between touchups.