There can be pain even after the topical anesthetic has been used. Anesthetics work better on some people than others.
Infection is very unusual. The areas treated must be kept clean. Only freshly cleaned hands should touch the areas. See "After Care" sheet for instructions on care.
This can result from poor healing, infection, bleeding or many other causes. Your follow up appointment will likely correct any uneven appearance.
Every effort will be made to avoid asymmetry but our faces are not symmetrical so adjustments may be needed during the follow-up session to correct any unevenness.
Some people bruise and swell more than others. Ice packs may help and the bruising and swelling typically disappears with 1-5 days. Some people don't bruise or swell at all.
Topical anesthetics are used to numb the area to be tattooed. Lidocaine, Prilocaine, Benzocaine, Tetracaine and Epinephrine in a cream or gel form are typically used. If you are allergic to any of these please inform me now.
Because pigments used in permanent cosmetic procedures contain inert oxides, a low level magnet may be required if you need to be scanned by an MRI machine. You must inform your technician of any tattoos or permanent cosmetics. from occurring.
If you are prone to cold sores or fever blisters (herpes simplex), there is a high probability that you will get them. It is advised that you call your doctor for a prescription antiviral to help prevent this from occurring.
There is a small possibility of an allergic reaction. You may take a 5-7 days patch test to determine this.
Ice packs are a nice relief for swelling and bruising. Aftercare calm is nice for scabbing and tightness.
After 2-7 days the darkness will fade and once swelling dissipates unevenness usually disappears. If they are too dark or still a bit uneven after 4 weeks then we will make adjustments during the
touch up appointment.
As the procedure area heals the color will lighten and sometimes seem to disappear. This can all be addressed during the touch up appointment and is why the touch up necessary. The procedure area has to be completely healed before we can address any concerns. This takes at least
A touch up may be needed 1 to 5 years after the initial procedure depending on your skin, medications and sun exposure. We recommend a touch up 30 days after the first session (included in today's price) and every few years to keep them looking fresh and beautiful. Touch up sessions after 60 days will be $195 or current touch up rate at time of touch up.
Prior to your permanent cosmetic enhancement think about the look that you wish to achieve. As experts in the field of color analysis and makeovers, we ensure that the correct colors and styles are chosen for you, however you are part of the decision making process.
Permanent cosmetic enhancements normally require multiple application sessions. To achieve the best results, you will be required to return for at least one control procedure four to six weeks after the initial application.
Be prepared for the color intensity to be significantly sharper and darker immediately after the procedure. This will subside and become softer as the skin heals. This process can take up to fourteen days.
The day of the treatment: Absorb
Gently blot the area with a clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph.
Days 1-12: Wash
At LEAST 5 HOURS after procedure you can start washing the area. Wash daily to remove bacteria and dead skin. (Don't worry...THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!)
Gently wash your procedure area each morning and night with water and a gentle antibacterial soap like Dial Soap, Cetaphil, or the gentle cleanser I sell. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the affected area. Rub the area in a smooth motion going in ONE DIRECTION for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, fan, air dry or GENTLY pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants.
Days 1-12: Moisturize
Apply a rice grain amount of Mixed Beauty's healing salve or coconut oil with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put salve or coconut oil on a wet or damp tattoo.
Special pricing for regular clients; if you get touch ups within 8-14 months from your tattoo date the price will be discounted 20%