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Cosmetic Tatto Pre & Post Care

Pre care

  • Do not work out the day of procedure

  • Do not tan or have sunburned face

  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oils or Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure

  • No alcohol the day of or night before procedure

  • Any waxing, brow shaping or tinting must be done at least 3 days in advance

  • Discontinue all exfoliants, (retinols, glycolics, and resurfacing products 2 weeks prior to appt.

Post Procedure Care

  • If instructed blot the brows with gauze provided

  • Apply the ointment provided to your brows morning and night. A very small amount (size of a piece of rice) to each brow with clean fingers.

  • Oily skin types may be told to avoid ointment all together and allow a dry heal process for the 7-10 days.

  • Keep brows dry, wash face outside of shower and rinse gently and pat dry. Do not allow them to sit wet for any prolonged period.

  • Avoid saunas, steam rooms, excessive sweating, for 7 days. You can gently wash your brows after 7 days being mindful if flakes are still present

  • Keep dry, clean, and don’t allow makeup on the brows until all the flakes have come off day 10-14


  • DO NOT expect your brow tattoos to heal perfectly after the first session. This can be a 2 step process. It takes time. BE PATIENT during your 10 day healing process your brows will change and appear different from day to day.

  • Your brows will appear darker and quite defined while healing, try not to freak out if they seem intense as the colour that heals into the skin will be lighter and softer once they heal.

  • Around days 4-5 you will experience flaking, and your brows may look dry. DO NOT PICK your brows, let any dryness fall off naturally. If flakes gets picked off prematurely missing hair stokes will result and cause patchy brows which can lead to scarring.

  • Your brow tattoo will take up to 4 weeks to fully heal. When the flaking comes off the hair strokes may seem faint this is because a fresh layer of skin has healed over the brow tattoo. Give your brows a few weeks and the hair strokes will become clearer. Colour will continue to change for about 4 weeks.

  • You may experience itchiness in the brows after the 10 days for up to 2 months due to the healing process of the dermal layer.


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