Future Care

FROM DAY ONE, You will need to start thinking about protecting your new tattoo once it is applied...

FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS - POST PROCEDURE:

  • AVOID OVER-EXPOSURE TO HEAT - Direct Sun, Steam, Sauna's etc.

  • AVOID OVER-EXPOSURE TO WATER - No swimming or Long Hot Showers.

  • NO EXERCISE FOR AT LEAST ONE WEEK, PREFERABLY TWO.  If you exercise you will produce even a small amount of salt in your sweat. This is enough to cause the color to fade.  If you are not ok with this, you should rethink having a procedure done, or expect more followup visits. 

  • DIRTY WORK & NO TOUCHING - Lawn mowing, gardening, cleaning out the garage, etc... should wait until outer healing is complete, which normally occurs within 4-5 days. Try your best to keep your hands OFF your face!  You could introduce bacteria into the open area which can cause an infection.

  • Only touch when hands have been thoroughly washed.

  • NO MAKEUP, OILS OR LOTIONS ON OR AROUND TREATED AREAS   NO CHEATING ON THIS or it could result in an infection or loss of color. Remember, until your tattoo becomes encapsulated by new skin, the color can fall out.  If you decide to go against this advice, you should at least purchase brand new makeup, and use one-time-use disposable applicators to help avoid an infection. No double dipping!

  • Never use any exfoliating products during the healing process. No Granules, Glycolic, Hydroxy, or Fruit Acid lotions or soaps on the treated area. These WILL fade your permanent makeup.

  • SLEEP ELEVATED or PROPPED UP If you sleep ON the treated area, you WILL lose color and it will stain your nice linens. You may find that a travel neck pillow comes in handy after permanent makeup on the face.  All other areas, you will just have to adjust your sleeping arrangements, as necessary, to PROTECT the tattoo.

  • NO "NORMAL" SHOWERING - You can still shower, but minimize water contact to treated areas. Do not allow shower spray to hit treated area(s). NO HOT WATER.  When rinsing shampoo or conditioner, allow the water to flow down the back of your head, NOT over your face. You may apply Tattoo Goo or Aquaphor to the dry tattoo before getting in the shower to help seal the water out. However, this can ONLY be used when you are showering. Gently pat dry when done.

  • NO SWIMMING - NO EXCEPTIONS. Even if you don't get your face wet, there are still UV rays bouncing off the water. Also, please understand that chlorinated and salt water, will discolor and/or totally remove your pigment!  

If you step into the world of PMU, then you just need to expect maintenance over the years to come.

Some techs recommend annual visits . . .

This may be ok in a few cases... but in OUR opinion, this may create excessive scar tissue over a long period of time.  So we feel that you should allow your permanent makeup to be your crutch, not expect it to be your wheel chair. 

 

For example, if you just need a stroke or two, here and there, that's fine.  But if the skin is opened, across the entire treated area every single year, this will make future touchups more challenging due to damaged skin. You need to give it time to recuperate.  So try not to schedule another visit until your PMU fades to the point that :

  • IT'S TOO LIGHT . . .  that the patterns are too hard to follow when applying your makeup.

  • IT'S TOO DARK . . .  that things appear a little too harsh.

  • COLORS HAVE FADED OR SHIFTED INTO AN UNNATURAL LOOKING COLOR.

UNDERSTANDING COLOTHEORY & WHY COLOR BOOSTING IS IMPORTANT

WHY do the colors change over time?  

In the most basic of terms... your brown brows were created using a specific combination of the following colors:

RED + YELLOW + BLACK or BLUE BROWN

PROBLEM: The color that was once ok, has now shifted into an unnatural look. The reason for this is simple.  Our bodies metabolize different colors at various rates. So in a nutshell, the loss of any ONE of these colors can create an unnatural balance.

SOLUTION:  Add back the missing color.

The best case scenario is that all colors fade evenly and just get lighter as they fade off, but there is no way to guarantee this to happen. If an imbalance keeps happening, there is a chance that your metabolism absorbs more of the missing color, than the other colors.  

TOO DARK:  Occasionally, colors may look too dark. If so, you should seek out a form of color reduction. Then, reapply the needed color.  

  • LASER REMOVAL 

  • SALINE REMOVAL

A RECENT STATE LAW HAS MANDATED THAT ARTISTS ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED TO PERFORM REMOVAL OF PIGMENT. THEREFORE. YOU MUST SEEK OUT HELP FROM A QUALIFIED DOCTOR.