GUIDELINES TO HELP PLAN YOUR COSMETIC TATTOOING PROCEDURE:

There are things to consider before booking a procedure. The outline below will guide you as far as what you need to DO/STOP/START consuming or doing before, during and after a procedure. 

Timing Your Procedure

All of us here at PERMÉTIKA are eager to help you with your  needs and appreciate the trust you have placed in us!

But before moving forward, we want to make sure that you understand what it takes and all that it means when you book an appointment with us.  UNDERSTANDING OUR PROCESSES UP FRONT . . .  WILL HELP REALIGN YOUR EXPECTATIONS WITH THAT OF REALITY. 

For starters, the levels of application are as varied as the numbers of people who want it... what may be "just enough" for one person, may be barely noticeable by another.  The same principle applies to flaws.  

Artistic abilities are as unique as there are artists... and we all carry a HUGE RESPONSIBILITY to identify the particular needs of every client and execute a grand performance!

So then we execute that Grand Performance, but the art in now - in your SKIN! Skin that is moving and churning on a microscopic scale and is going to be fighting to remove what we just put in.  Add to that, all the various levels of self care going on. Some people follow all the rules while others will break out the peroxide to scrub out thier new color. DO DO THAT! Most likely, what you're seeing is inflammation more than color! So... If you move into freak out mode, just remember how it looked when it was first done. Take a breath... calm down... let it heal... and we will take the next steps at your followup session. IF YOU CANNOT CALM DOWN, CALL US .  : ) 

 

It is imperative that you understand something else . . . 

The downside of a conservative approach means that you will most likely need followups. Do you know who is MOST appreciative of this process?  THE PERSON WHO HELD THE MOST COLOR! This process prevented their procedure from falling off the cliff! So if your procedure is too light, we dodged a bullet. OUR MAIN GOAL FOR YOUR COSMETIC TATTOOING IS TO HELP MAKE LIFE EASIER We cannot make it perfect.

 

Unlike a hair or nail appointment, it takes A WEEK OR MORE for clients to plan. When you reserve your place on our calendar, no one else can book this time and we cannot just call in another client to take your spot if you cancel or end up not showing up for your allotted appointment time.

 

During this time, we purchase supplies and arrange our time to merge with you. Our business model relies on serious minded commitment on both ends...

You may see the term "Brows 360" on this website.  This is a style, not a procedure. All this means is that YOU do not have to try and figure out what you need. Our signature technique encompasses the ALL AROUND BEST combination of Microblading, Ombre and Shading techniques to give you the brows that suite your face, personality and lifestyle!  

 

Results can last roughly 1-5 years, depending on individual circumstances.

 

2+ Perfecting Sessions are typically required for all procedures. These followup sessions should be spaced at least 2 months apart... preferably 3 to make sure the skin has reached its final healed stage. Occasionally, more or less work will be needed and will depend on a multitude of variables.

Please set a reminder on your phone or calendar to read back over the recommendations on this site as there are things you will need to start doing and stop doing. 

 

DISCONTINUE the use of the following products at least 48 hours to ONE WEEK prior to any invasive procedure:  NEVER discontinue PRESCRIBED medication without first consulting with your physician:

  • All Blood Thinners (consult physician before discontinuing any prescriptions!)

  • Alcohol - Because it thins the blood, and causes more bleeding.

  • Caffeine - Because it increases the heartrate, causing more bleeding.  

  • Aspirin or any Aspirin based products, including Baby Aspirin

  • Ibuprofen

  • Motrin

  • Advil

  • Aleve

  • Naproxen

  • Fish

  • Fish Oils 

  • Green Tea Extract, Garlic, Ginkgo Biloba as well as Cayenne Pepper supplements.
  • Vitamin E (Internal and External topicals) 

  • ANY facial oils. EXCESSIVE CREAMS AND OILS PLUMP UP THE SKIN making it difficult to implant pigment and also can cause less color retention.

  • Exercise increases the heart rate, expands pores, and produces sweat. This can cause a loss of color retention. So, FOR BEST RESULTS, please avoid any exercise within 1-2 days prior to your procedure and for 12-14 days following your procedure. If you must exercise, (and I know some of you WILL), you must be willing to accept the fact that your color may fade and follow up session may be necessary.

  • If you've had any type of joint replacement, and are required to pre-medicate prior to routine dental procedures, the same applies with us. So ask your doctor if you are well enough for a procedure and ask for the usual prescription.

DAY OF THE PROCEDURE   ​ (REMEMBER - NO CAFFEINE TODAY).

  • There is no need to arrive early.  

  • The first appointment of the day starts at 10:00 am with numbing and paperwork.

  • The artist or technician will start your procedure around 10:30. 

  • First sessions normally finish up between noon & 1pm, depending on the complexity of the case.

PHOTOS: 

  • Mandatory Before and After photos will be taken for your client file.

  • Your consent form will give you the opportunity to accept or decline the use of your photos on our website, in marketing & training material..

  • We can make your photos "private" but you must state so, in advance, on the consent form and request your pictures be taken with a CONFIDENTIAL SIGN to prevent an accidental post.

ADVANCE NOTICE: AFTERNOON APPOINTMENTS MAY RUN LATE. 

We do respect your time and we know it's frustrating to have to wait. But some cases are more difficult and time consuming than others, so just be prepared to wait until we are finished making the client before you happy. We cannot fully anticipate, nor guarantee, when the procedure prior to yours will be finished, as there are numerous things to consider.  


START OF PROCEDURE: 
  • During the numbing process, just relax.

  • Being nervous is expected but a real waste of energy! 

  • Once the procedure is started, additional topical will be applied to help control discomfort.

  • Almost every client agrees that the procedures are much more tolerable than originally anticipated.

  • You're in good hands!

 


PAIN, ANXIETY AND MEDICATIONS:

  • BY TEXAS STATE LAW, our facility is only allowed to administer Lidocaine at 4% or less.

  • However, stronger topical applications may be available over the counter or online.

  • You may also ask your physician to prescribe a stronger topical that you can apply prior to your procedure.

  • DO NOT RISK APPLYING TO EYELIDS! 

  • Never take sleeping pills prior to your procedure! ​They will NOT help you "relax"!  While you might become sleepy, you could also become combative...  and start swatting me away from your face in your sleep. Trust me on this. It happened!  In the best interest of the client, I actually had to terminate the procedure and drive her home. TRUE STORY . . . 

  • IF YOU TAKE ANYTHING FOR ANXIETY, YOU MUST BRING SOMEONE WITH YOU OR ARRANGE FOR TRANSPORTATION HOME.

PAIN THRESHOLD:​

Pain is relative and totally different from client to client. Some feel more than others, but the sensation ranges from a plucking feeling, vibration, scratching, but it's rarely unbearable. We prep our clients brows with topical numbing cream throughout the entire process to dull the discomfort. If you have a low pain tolerance, it's best if you apply numbing cream for 30 minutes, to up to an hour beforehand.

BROW PROCEDURES:  
  • Generally produce minimal pain to no pain.
  • After first session, color will be too light. 
  • Once healed, we will know more about how YOUR skin reacts to the treatment and can make adjustments at the followup session.
  • This is for your protection. Please embrace it!

 

EYELINER PROCEDURES: 

  • Normally cause more mental anxiety than true "pain". The tickling is far more annoying than "painful". 

  • For that reason, you may want to consider taking Antihistamines such as Benadryl before the procedure as it may reduce swelling and help you relax.

  • You may also ask your physician to prescribe Xanax - but you must arrange for transportation. If we feel that your judgement, balance or speech is compromised in any way, we will cease the treatment  and you will have to reschedule your appointment. The fees will be forfeited.

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is normally sufficient to control any discomfort or occasional pain due to the procedures.  

  • Bring prescription glasses with you to the session. You will need to wear them home after the any eyeliner procedure.

  • Do not wear contact lenses on the day of your procedure. If you do, you must bring a lens container and remove them, PRIOR to your appointment.  Do not reapply them for about 48 hours after an eye procedure.

  • Bring sunglasses to wear home. Eyes may be light sensitive.

  • Do not dye or perm lashes for 7 days prior appointment - refrain for another month following an eyeliner procedure.

  • Do not use eyelash curler for about 2 weeks after an eyeliner procedure.

  • Eye surgeries??? Be sure to consult with the physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent eyeliner procedure.

  • Have all lash extensions removed at least 3 days prior to eyeliner procedures. If you fail to do this, we will have to reset your appointment and you will have to pay a new booking fee.

LIP PROCEDURES:  

  • Are the most sensitive of all procedures, painwise.

  • Most people are able to tolerate the initial pain. I assure you, I will give you a break as soon as you tell me to and will apply more numbing gel to help alleviate the pain when I resume treatment.

  • Following the procedure, lips will sting a bit and feel sunburned for 12-24 hours.

  • Then feel super chapped for the duration of the initial healing process.  

  • Once they peel, they will feel really tender, like baby skin.

  • Continue to keep moisturized.

  • If you have ever had (even one) fever blister or cold sore, you should consult your physician a few weeks in advance and get a prescription for an antiviral medication to start taking a few days before, during and for a few days following your lip procedure. If you fail to do this, you risk an outbreak, which will most likely remove most or all your implanted color! 

  • LIPS ALMOST ALWAYS TAKE 2-3+ SESSIONS FOR COMPLETE COLOR. This is a highly active active area and color is easily lost on some people. 

 

SANITATION, STERILIZATION & SAFETY:

From the moment we start setting up the work area,  to break-down, you will observe our strict attention to sanitation and guidelines throughout the duration of your service. ONLY DISPOSABLE PRODUCTS ARE USED FOR YOUR PROCEDURE.  AND ALL NEEDLES ARE PRE-STERILIZED, ONE TIME USE FOR YOUR HEALTH AND WELL BEING! 

 

After each client, surfaces are sprayed with a virucidal/germicidal agents and draped with plastic barriers.  Disposable gloves are worn and changed any time we need to leave our work area or handle a device or product that's not on the work tray. Following each procedure, disposable parts are inserted into properly labeled containers for proper disposal. All waste is wrapped up in the plastic and properly disposed of. 

ONE LAST THING... BUSINESS IS BOOMING!

That has it's rewards, however it also presents some challenges. LOT'S OF PHONE CALLS, LOT'S OF WORK!  Sometimes even more than we can handle in one day.  

 

We find that most people just want general information on pricing, directions or booking an appointment.  Also, since we can only help one person at a time, most of the calls end up going to voice mail anyway... So now, we are happy to introduce an incredible feature that will help everyone find the information, FAST!  Even faster than making a phone call:

 

You may search our FAQ section.

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Thank you for your interest in learning! 

Connie & The Team