MICROBLADING | COSMETIC TATTOO

Aftercare

 

aftercare.

Photo by Emmalee David

Photo by Emmalee David

 

aftercare is essential.

 
 

please follow these instructions for up to 14 days after your cosmetic tattoo procedure.

 

MICROBLADING /
powdered ombre

gently pat clean and pat dry your tattoo with soapy water 2x/day am and pm (cetaphil, dial, etc.) and pat dry with a clean paper towel. apply rice grain size amount of healing balm (a&d ointment or aquaphor) as needed up to 3 times a day.

anytime you apply a new layer of healing balm, clean and dry then reapply. 

do not touch, rub, pick, or scratch your tattoo.

do not apply makeup directly onto the tattoo. face makeup should be applied carefully around the area.

when washing your face, please avoid rubbing on the healing area; gentle patting motion always. gently pat dry your tattoo, do not rub. avoid using your body towel on the tattoo as it carries bacteria. 

avoid sauna, steam rooms, and tanning beds during the healing process.


LASH LINE ENHANCEMENT

with eyes closed, gently pat clean and pat dry your tattoo with soapy water (cetaphil, dial, etc) 2x/day am and pm. 

do not wear mascara for 5 days to avoid infections. After 5 days, please use a brand new tube of mascara to avoid any residual infections.

contact lenses may be worn after the day of your service.

do not apply makeup directly onto the healing area (no eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara, etc) for 1 week.

eyelash extensions may be worn after 1 week.

when washing your face, please avoid rubbing on the healing area; gently wash and rinse, then gently dab dry your tattoo, do not rub. avoid using your body towel on the tattoo as it carries bacteria.

avoid sauna, steam rooms, and tanning beds during the healing process.
 

 

what to expect.


MICROBLADING

there will be several phases of healing.

immediately after and for the first week, the pigment will appear darker and defined. during week 2 the pigment will settle and soften gradually by about 30%. the area will shed taking some color with it—this is normal. give it some time as scabbing, patchiness, and fading is all part of the process. you may use makeup on it once you are completely healed from scabbing to help with the patchy look. please refer to FAQ page for additional info.

remember, it is impossible to get all the strokes to stick the first session. this is why a touch up appointment is required. don't forget to schedule yours 6–8 weeks from your first appointment.


powdered ombre

your brows will appear darker and bigger than expected immediately after and for the first few days. during week 2 this will gradually lighten. your eyebrows will appear thicker and much darker for up to 5 days after until any scab peels off. the area may also be reddish and tender so be gentle with your skin during the healing process and keep applying healing balm.


LASH ENHANCEMENT

immediately after, there is very minimal swelling but may be sensitive like you’ve been crying for several hours. swelling may appear below or above the eyelash line during the first couple days. rarely a faint bruise may show but because this is done with a manual method and not with a tattoo device, it is unlikely. your eyeliner will look dark and defined at first. once healed, it softens and beautifully enhances your lash line for a fuller lash line appearance. the final look is best compared to when you wash off your eye makeup and you still have that bit of residual left. diffused and very natural. touch up is not required. results will last 1-2 years. this service is offered alone or as an add-on to your microblading. 

 

tips during healing.

 

  • do not submerge your tattoo (i.e. stand with your tattoo directly under the shower head) 
  • avoid sleeping on your face best as you can.
  • protect your tattoo from sun exposure as best as you can.
  • stay out of saunas, sun beds, and steam rooms.
  • no heavy sweating/exercise for 5 days.
  • some skin products can cause fading via exfoliation (e.g. glycolic acid, retinol, salicylic acid)
 
 
 

treat your cosmetic tattoo as an open wound, taking care to avoid touching, exposure to dust, dirt, and bacteria.