4. PLAN AHEAD

CHECK OUT THESE QUICK LINKS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO PLAN FOR AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR NEW PROCEDURE! 

As always, we are constantly searching for new and interesting ways to improve, so if you have any suggestions at all, please let us know.  

INFORMED CLIENTS ARE HAPPY CLIENTS! 

If you still have questions, please check out our FAQ Page .  

PLANNING MEANS . . .  learning about the process leading UP TO, DURING and FOLLOWING a procedure, so that you can become an informed client. When you find information that is pertinent to your situation, take notes.  

The happiest clients are those who understand the process and realize that NO TWO CLIENTS will have the same reaction or outcome.  Some skin just responds better than others... so please know that it may take some people longer to achieve their desired outcome, than others.  

 

WE PUT THE ART IN THE SKIN. WE MAKE IT LOOK BEAUTIFUL ON THE FIRST SESSION AS A TEST TO SEE WHAT STAYS. ALL OF THE COLOR WILL NOT STAY. SO ROUND ONE WILL TELL US HOW 'YOUR' SKIN TAKES COLOR. WE CANNOT CONTROL WHAT STAYS OR GOES.  

If you have any questions, ask VIRTUAL CONNIE! 

She's here for you 24/7 and unlike us, she can manage multiple inquiries with ease!  

 

Just type in your question and she'll have an answer for you as soon as you hit "send"!  Please keep in mind that she is fairly new and is still learning your questions - so if you run into a snag, please visit "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS" PAGE to search your answer there, or  LEAVE US A MESSAGE here.

1. WE WANT NO SURPRISES!  

Please be aware, that when you book your appointment and sign your consent forms, you do so with prior knowledge that YOU HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND OUR PROCESSES as CLEARLY OUTLINED - throughout this website.

The person who books without reading, just because Dominique Sachse came here, could be in for a surprise. Dominique came in fully informed and followed all protocols. She has great skin that took the pigment well and we used a conservative approach on her that took several sessions to achieve. See her videos! 

 

However, even if you do the same, you should understand that SKIN is not the same from person to person. So if you have any questions now please present them to us in advance by sending us a message, prior to your treatment. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

So don't be afraid. As long as you are a good candidate, AND PATIENT WITH THE PROCESS, we have the confidence and skill to get you to a happy place!  Please read through this website, please take notes of things that pertain to you and set reminders accordingly. Planning for cosmetic tattooing is more like planning for a medical procedure than for a haircut. We want to help to ensure you get YOUR best possible results. The healing process can be rocky for some, so be sure to read all about that as well! 

 

This website outlines everything you need to know. If you would like to become acquainted with us prior to your procedure, we would like to invite you to join in on one of our monthly consultation meetings where all of your questions can be answered.  

IF YOU ARE UNDER THE CARE OF A DOCTOR:

  • PLEASE ASK THEM IF YOU ARE ABLE TO DO THIS TYPE OF PROCEDURE before booking an appointment.  

  • If you have any organ, knee or hip replacement that requires you to pre-medicate with an antibiotic, you will need to do that as well prior to cosmetic tattooing. Please ask your physician for clearance to do this!

  • Other antibiotics are not recommended within a week prior to or after a procedure as they can work against the retention of color. 

  • Blood Thinners should not be discontinued without doctor's permission, but may cause extra bleeding. Extra bleeding will reduce the amount of color retention, however more can be added at followup!

IMPORTANT:  READ ALL PAGES . . .    

WHY? YOU NEED YOU TO FULLY UNDERSTAND "THE FULL PROCESS" OF COSMETIC TATTOOING, PRIOR TO COMMITTING TO A PROCEDURE! HAVING REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS WILL MAKE OR BREAK YOUR EXPERIENCE.

We hope that this information will be helpful enough to avoid confusion.  We also hope to form a long lasting bond with our clients. 

  • These guidelines are meant to HELP optimize the effects of your procedure. ​My thoughts are that every little thing you do all add up to help a procedure heal in "better "than if you don't do ANYTHING. You should know that even if you follow these instructions EXACTLY, it does not guarantee that you will have a perfect outcome.  And if you follow NONE of the guidelines, you COULD end up with great results... The body will heal, as it is programmed to heal. These suggestions may or may not help.

  • Each scenario plays out differently from person to person… just because it didn’t happen to YOU does not mean it won’t happen to your friend, mother, or sister.  And just because it didn’t happen before, does not guarantee that it won’t happen NEXT time.  

 

  • I do try to inform clients to help foster the best outcome, but really... I think each person's body and metabolism will determine each person's outcome, regardless of any amount of fussing you may or may not do... The body has ultimate say in how much color stays in and what gets kicked out. The best things you can do is keep the area clean and lightly moisturized. Cool, not hot... Dry, not sweaty...  With that said, please don't think you can push things by going swimming or taking long hot showers. I do know that THAT does matter!  

 

  • THIS IS A GOOD PLACE TO REMIND YOU ABOUT ALLERGY TESTING...

We always recommend that you get a test. Even though allergic reactions are extremely rare, and there is no scientific evidence for or against testing, my feeling is that if we test, we MIGHT catch a problem before it happens.  

2. SET UP APPOINTMENTS ON LINE:  

 

SET UP A CONSULTATION MEETING (if desired):

  • We always encourage you to come in for a consultation to learn more about the procedures that you're interested in. 

  • Consultations are recommended, but are not mandatory if you are familiar with the process. 

  • Allergy testing is not mandatory either, but if you want one, and cannot come to the consultation meeting, you can schedule a QUICK TEST (FREE and can be booked on-line from this website). Testing should be performed a very minimum of 3-7 days, prior to your procedure date.  

  • Color Selection and Design work is not performed at Consultation. 

  • Meetings are held once per month in order to answer any final questions prior to your appointment and become more acquainted with us!

  • If you choose not to attend, we will assume that you  understand and agree to all of our our recommendations for planning, aftercare and healing protocols...

  • Most of the important information is found on this website. 

 

SET UP YOUR APPOINTMENT DATES (Initial and Followup): 

  • 12 weeks after the first session, a touch up must be performed to correct any hair strokes that may have not adhered. The first procedure does not always stay 100% since this is done on the very surface of the skin.

  • If possible, please book your followup appointment the same day you ​book your first procedure.  

  • If you do not receive a confirmation via email, this means your appointment did not process, and you should try again until you get a confirmation. If you have trouble, please feel free to contact us through the booking tab. You may leave a message there.

  • Connie's calendar typically stays booked but you may be able to find a sooner spot if someone has postponed.  When you click on the BOOK NOW button above, you will be given an opportunity to select the artist of your choice and their available dates will present themselves on the calendar! 

 

PLANNING FOR THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT - PLEASE HELP US KEEP THINGS LOW STRESS! 

  • Having realistic expectations ALSO applies to your appointment time!

  • Creating a "PERMANENT MARK" on someone's face is a complex and personal thing that cannot be rushed.  

  • Some people require more time and focus than others... this is just the way it is. 

  • Just know that we are committed to providing THE BEST POSSIBLE EXPERIENCE for everyone.

  • Your arrival time is not your START time. 

  • There is a 30 minute window in which to complete paperwork and ask any final questions as we start the numbing process. 

  • Appointments that are scheduled at 10 am are the only ones we feel safe in saying will start ON TIME, barring any unforeseen incidents.

  • Appointments set at noon or later may be held up due to a variety of reasons. 

  • If you have to wait, we ask for your patience while we take good care of the client in the chair.  

  • Avoid a TIME CRISIS on your end, by allowing a 3-4 hour window of time to complete your appointment. 

  • Do not plan anything right after your appointment just in case we are running behind.

  • Make a backup plan in case you have lunch or dinner plans.

  • Have someone scheduled as backup to pick up your kids. 

  • Don't plan any first dates - on the day of your procedure.  : )

 

 FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENTS:

  • Schedule Follow up #1 and #2 at twelve (12 ) week intervals, following the date of your initial procedure. This keep the application dates on track.   

  • 2-3 Weeks prior to your follow-up, check your permanent makeup. If you feel that everything is ok, and you'd rather wait a while, (or if something else comes up) you may reset your appointment. You may change, your date up to one (1) week prior to the date of your next visit. If you need to postpone, just search your emails for "Permetika" to find your most recent confirmation email. You will find a link there to reset your appointment. 

LOCATION:  ​

  • Please plan ahead and get this information into your phone.

  • If you call for directions just before your appointment, we will probably miss that call.

  • We are located at the NW Corner of Loop 610 at Westheimer.

  • We have two entrances to the building. One off of the feeder of Loop 610, and one off of Westheimer.

ARE YOU RUNNING LATE? :

  • We build in an extra 15 minutes to allow for this... so no worries, we ARE in the Galleria Area after all... 

  • If you're running later than 15 minutes, we can still start and make a difference - but we may need to cut the end of your session short IF someone else is waiting.  

  • If you are over 30 minutes late, we will need to reschedule if we have a client scheduled after you. If not, I can usually be flexible. 

 

NOTE:  OUR CANCELLATION POLICY IS ONE WEEK.

  • We have to adhere to this policy in order to allow another person AMPLE TIME to prepare to fill the spot.

  • If you forget or are unable to give this notice, your booking fee will be forfeited.

  • In order to set a new appointment, you must submit a new booking fee.

  • This policy is applies, no matter what. We have to keep things running smoothly to stay in business.

  • If you are not tech savvy or just not familiar with on-line booking, and do not know someone who can help you, we will be happy to assist you if you will contact us here at 713-443-8999.

  • Texting is preferred.

 

Thank you! 

 

Arnica Montana can be purchased at :

  1.  AMAZON.com

  2.  WHOLE FOODS MARKET

  3.  ANY NUTRITION STORE

YOU WILL EXPERIENCE LESS BRUISING & SWELLING IF YOU WILL START TAKING ARNICA MONTANA A WEEK OR TWO PRIOR TO YOUR APPT DATE. CONTINUE FOR ANOTHER WEEK OR TWO FOR FASTER HEALING!

IF YOU ARE ON BLOOD THINNERS OR ANY OTHER PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS, ASK YOUR PHYSICIAN IF ARNICA MONTANA INTERFERES WITH YOUR MEDS!

Arnica Montana can be purchased at :

  1.  AMAZON.com

  2.  WHOLE FOODS MARKET

  3.  ANY NUTRITION STORE

ARNICA MONTANA PILLS COME IN A VARIETY OF STRENGTHS. You can select the strength of: 30x, or you can research which one best suits you.  PLEASE START TAKING ARNICA MONTANA PILLS AT LEAST A WEEK OR TWO PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE. This product increases skin resiliency, helps to minimize excessive bruising and swelling, and speeds healing.  

  • DO NOT HANDLE PILLS WITH YOUR FINGERS. Dispense into lid, then drop under tongue and allow to dissolve. ​ If you buy the blue tube there is a special twist cap that dispenses one pill per twist.

  • For BEST results, take as directed on the bottle that you buy. 

  • Continue taking for an additional week or two, as you heal.

  • If you experience an allergy or even a mild sensitivity - or if you notice  that ANY unusual symptoms occur after taking this product, please discontinue use! Please see a doctor for a checkup to rule out any allergies or serious illnesses.​

You can also supplement your diet with extra :

  • VITAMIN C 

  • FRESH PINEAPPLE  (not canned)

  • BROMELAIN  (as directed on bottle)

  • LOTS OF GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLES.

  • Do this for at least a week or two, prior to & after your procedure, to help prepare your skin for better results.

 

  • IF you experience an allergy or even a mild sensitivity - or if you notice  that ANY unusual symptoms occur after taking this product, please discontinue use! 

 

  • Please see a doctor for a checkup to rule out any allergies or other serious illnesses.

 

  • ​If you are allergic to Arnica Montana, please focus more on consuming more of the other suggested items.  

  • If you notice any unusual symptoms after taking Arnica Montana, please discontinue use.

  • If unable to use Arnica Montana, try to supplement your diet with the items listed above.