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TREATMENT PREP & AFTERCARE

Cosmetic Tattooing

PREPARING FOR TREATMENT
  • Avoid consuming alcohol within 24 hours prior to treatment.

  • Arrange your anesthetic (see below)

  • Some medications may cause adverse effects. Please get in touch for further advice regarding any medication you are taking. Doctor approval may be required in some medical circumstances.

  • If you take supplements known to thin the blood, such as fish oil, cease taking 1 week prior to treatment.

  • If you are currently pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive please get in touch for further advice.

  • If the area you would like treated has existing cosmetic tattoos, please get in touch or send pics prior to booking an appointment.

  • More information about contraindications and precautions is available on our website.

  • FAMILY PLANNING: We’re unable to tattoo during pregnancy. If you are planning a pregnancy, please take the 4-8 week touch-up into consideration. The touch-up is a complimentary service that is valid for up to 12 weeks only, and cannot be extended or exchanged for a credit.

  • Please read the relevant “Prep & Aftercare” information located at the bottom of this page, for the service you are booked in for.

FOR 2 WEEKS POST-TREATMENT
  • EXERCISE: Avoid cardio workouts and excessive sweating until the healing area starts to scab up (2-5 days). Once scabbing starts, you may resume normal exercising, however, be cautious of exposing the area to sweat.

  • Do not touch the healing area with fingers.

  • Do not expose or submerge the area in chlorinated pools or salt water.

  • Avoid saturating the area in water.

  • Avoid hot, steamy showers, steam rooms, and saunas until healed.

  • Avoid spray tanning the area until healed.

  • Avoid consuming alcohol for 48 hours post-treatment.

  • Protect the area from sun exposure and ensure your skin is in good health for 2-weeks prior to treatment.

  • Do not pick the flaking skin or scabs.

  • Ensure your touch-up is booked for 4-8 weeks post-treatment.

  • Certain chemicals in cleansers and moisturisers will accelerate fading and may discolour the tattoo. Avoid applying these products to any tattooed areas unless directed to do so.

  • The expected healing time is 5-9 days.

1 WEEK AFTER TREATMENT
  • Where did the colour go?

  • During the healing process, the tattooed area will become intensely dark and minor scabbing will develop as new collagen rich skin forms underneath.

  • This new skin temporarily makes the pigment appear faded and dull.

  • Protect and nourish this new skin and the colour will return within a few weeks.

ANAESTETIC
  • Your comfort is our priority! We recommend ordering the below medical-grade Anaesthetic, to ensure you'll be totally comfortable throughout the entire treatment. With this, you'll only feel a minor vibration in the area.

  • We work strictly within legal compliance, so are unable to supply you with medical grade pharmaceuticals however, we've made it super easy for you to arrange:

  • You can order your numbing here from Keperra Compounding Pharmacy online at https://compoundingpharmacy.com.au/add_to_cart/pre-numb-cream-and-mid-numb-gel/

  • Please make sure you fill out the Patient Care Checklist here at: https://compoundingpharmacy.com.au/topical-anaesthetic-patient-care-checklist/ 

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  • Please avoid purchasing numbing products from a local pharmacy. Their products are generally half the strength of what we recommend.

  • Do not order more for your touch-up, this formulation provides enough product for both treatments.

IMPORTANT PREP & AFTERCARE PER SERVICE!

LIP BLUSHING

Preparation:

  • If you have a history of cold sores, it is essential to see a health consultant (pharmacist or Doctor) at least 4-days prior to treatment and request preventative intervention.

  • Ensure the lip area is not sunburnt, damaged, chapped, or too dry.

  • Gently exfoliate 1-week prior to treatment and sleep with a hydrating product (e.g. PawPaw balm, lip treatment, or Bepanthen) on the lip area.

  • Repeat the above step every second night until the day of treatment.

  • Avoid Laser within 2-weeks of your appointment.

  • You'll need to avoid laser on or near the lip area post-tattooing. I recommend ensuring any laser treatment courses are completed prior to having Lip Blushing.

Aftercare:

  • Swelling may be expected after treatment. This normally subsides throughout the day, however, may last 3-5 days.

  • Apply a cold compress or ice to the area immediately after treatment, for just a few minutes, and repeat every few hours that day.

  • Avoid applying ice directly to exposed skin, a clean tissue may be used as a barrier.

  • Avoid consuming hot drinks or alcohol for the first few days post-treatment.

  • Using a clean cotton tip, apply a very thin layer of recommended Aftercare product to the area, regularly, throughout the day.

  • Do not apply makeup to the area or touch with fingers until healed (1 week).

  • Dryness, flaking, and peeling may be expected within the first few days and is normally completed within a week.

  • The colour normally disappears at first, due to the changes in new skin. Colour will return at around 7-weeks.

  • If you experience symptoms of cold sores, inflammation, or tenderness at the treated area, notify your Artist and consult a pharmacist immediately.

  • Return for a touch up at 8-weeks.

BROWS

Preparation:

  • You may like to get your brows waxed/tidied 5 or more days prior to treatment.

  • Do not tint prior to treatment, we aim to colour match according to your natural tones.

  • Gently exfoliate 1-week prior to treatment and ensure the skin is well nourished.

  • Repeat the above step every second night until the day of treatment.

  • Avoid using Brow growth serums at least 30 days prior to treatment.

  • You will be advised to avoid cleansers near the area during healing, I recommend washing your hair prior to your appointment.

  • Do come in with an open mind about technique options. After a thorough consultation, your Artist will recommend the most suitable option to achieve your Brow goals.

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Aftercare:

  • Gently clean the area with a damp cotton tip, prior to applying Aftercare product.

  • Dab the area with a clean tissue if necessary, to ensure the area is dry.

  • Using another clean cotton tip, apply a very thin layer of Aftercare product to the area and allow to dry.

  • Remove any excess product with the other end of your cotton tip.

  • Repeat this process 1-2 times daily, or as directed.

  • Do this before showering rather than after, so that the product can assist with protecting your healing Brows from water.

  • Do not saturate the area with water during healing, until the final scabs naturally fall off (1-2 weeks).

  • Avoid cleansers on or near the area during healing, once healed be cautious of exposing the area to intensive fading treatments such as; chemical peels, micro needling, retinols, and cosmeceutical grade products.

  • Once healed, minor patchiness in colour may be present. This is normal and will be adjusted accordingly at the touch-up. I recommend wearing brow products to blend these areas until then.

  • Return for a touch-up at 4-8 weeks.

EYELINER

Preparation:

  • No lash extensions on at the time of your appointment, due to safety reasons. Lashes may be applied 3-weeks after your eyeliner is healed.

  • Avoid using Lash enhancing serums at least 30 days prior to treatment.

  • It’s essential to avoid eye makeup/ mascara whilst healing (1 week).You may like to get your lashes tinted 5 (or more) days prior. Do not tint less than 5 days prior to your appointment.

  • If you wear contact lenses ensure they are removed and bring your glasses if needed.

  • Avoid eye makeup (if possible) at the time of your appointment.

  • If you have any moles on the lash line, recent infections, concerns or irregular skin issues please reach out directly, or DM a close-up pic if you’re unsure.

Aftercare:

  • You may experience minor puffiness after treatment, however, you can expect to resume normality; Driving or returning to work immediately afterwards is fine.

  • Slight increase of puffiness may be expected the next morning. This normally subsides throughout the day, however may last 3-5 days.

  • Apply a cold compress or ice to the area immediately after treatment, for just a few minutes, and repeat every few hours that day.

  • Avoid applying ice directly to exposed skin, a clean tissue may be used as a barrier.

  • Using a clean cotton tip, apply a very thin layer of product to the area 1-2 times per day, as directed.

  • Do not apply mascara or eye makeup to the area or touch with fingers until healed (1 week).

  • Do not apply lash extensions within 3 weeks post-treatment.

  • If you experience any unexpected discomfort or irritation of the eye area, notify your Artist and consult a pharmacist immediately.

  • Return for a touch-up at 4-8 weeks.