Nikki’s Tattoo Studio
1905 #110 Rice Rd Extension Matthews NC 28105 704-845-1533
CARE FOR COSMETIC TATTOOS - PERMANENT MAKEUP
In order to have good results it is imperative you go by these instructions. The skin of the face is very delicate and will not retain this color if you don’t.
Brows: Wash within 4 hours after they are done with a mild cleanser (make sure it is free from things that encourage skin cell regeneration). Pat dry- never rub. Then apply a slight amount of healing ointment, which could be Aquaphor, A&D, or Bacitracin- Don’t use Neosporin. Apply with a Q-tip, flip to dry side and remove excess. REMEMBER- TOO MUCH WILL MAKE YOUR COLOR COME OUT.
If you still need some moisture after the first 24 hours, you can use fragrance free Lubriderm.
-This would only be if it really feels raw or tight like sunburn-
Moisture on any tattooed area is applied 2 reasons only. 1) To keep bacteria out of the open injury while your skin seals itself back over. 2) To comfort soreness from the application if needed. That’s it. The real work your body does. Over use will defiantly give you really bad color retention, or no color at all. So, that being said, on any of your permanent makeup discontinue any ointments after the 1st 24 hours.
Otherwise, after the first 24 hours. Only wash it 1-2 times in a 24-hour period and leave it alone. Wash gently with hands only. Cup water and splash on the face- no shower spraying please.
Do Not use anymore, anything, on the area once it has started to exfoliate.
Do not touch up with regular make up products or use make up remover until it’s at least 3 weeks old.
You’ll have to wipe foundation off the brow area for the life time of it, or it will cover the permanent makeup. But, please do not get it on the area for the first 3 weeks.
Do not force/or pick dead skin off during exfoliation because this is going to pull deeper color out.
Don’t expose to direct sunlight now. Wear a hat if you have to go out in it.
And most of all, do not use regular make up here for at least 72 hours.
Wash the area at least 1 time a day but not more than 2.
Eyeliner: same as above. But at bedtime on the first night, also use the eye drop I gave you. If you use an icepack, please rewrap in a clean paper towel each time.
No mascara, shadow, or contacts for at least 72 hours. Don’t risk infection. No lash extensions until your last session is at least 3 weeks old.
Don’t use waterproof mascara or make up remover until it’s at least 3 weeks after your visit here. It will pull the color out for sure.
Lip color: same as brows, but on this one, you can actually use aquaphor or a lip balm longer. Healing the lip area takes a little longer. And for most people the color will disappear about 6 weeks. As lymph fluid heals the inner lip, it will mask the color. It reemerges like a pretty surprise when your body is thru healing it.
Cosmetic colors used on your face are very different from a regular tattoo. So, it has to be cared for differently.They are not as stable, so being patient and really following these care instructions is important. If you are having color done over old permanent makeup, which can make color retention more difficult as well as if you have oily skin unfortunately. The life of the makeup will depend on your lifestyle, sun exposure, and products you use. Ones with glycolic or alpha hydroxyl acids, having chemical peels, not wearing sunscreen, will take the color out prematurely. Smokers don’t get as much time out of their makeup either. So, please be mindful and protect the work accordingly so you get as much time out of the process as possible. Most permanent makeup last about 3-5 years average