Cosmetic Tattoo Info and Disclaimers

Please read the following guidelines carefully prior to booking

  • Permanent Make-Up services may require multiple sessions. Healed results will vary with each individual client and using makeup may still be needed. There is no control over what occurs during the healing process. I offer no guarantee and additional sessions may be required to obtain optimal results. Charges will apply accordingly.

  • All appointments require a valid credit card on file, cards are only charged on no show appointments. No show appointments will result in the full amount of the service charged.

  • A consultation is not necessary to book your first appointment.

  • Please give at least 48 hours of notice to reschedule or cancel an appointment. if you choose to cancel after the allotted time, the full amount will be charged. If you decide to reschedule, a rescheduling fee will be applied.

  • Pigment intensity will be darker and sharply defined immediately after the service. This will reduce by 10%-30% over a week for brows.

  • Numbing cream is used during the service to minimize discomfort. however, sensitivity and/or discomfort may be present based on the client’s sensitivity. 

  • Do not drink alcohol or caffeine 24 hours prior to your service.

  • Do not take fish oil or herbal supplements 24 hours prior to your service.

  • Normal makeup may be worn to the appointment.

  • Any brow shaping (i.e. waxing, shaving, threading) should be performed 1 week before or 2 weeks after service.

  • Chemical treatments or laser treatments should be performed six weeks before or after service.

  • Botox and filler treatments should be performed 2 weeks before, or 2 weeks after service.

  • Do not sweat (exercise) 24 hours prior to, and 7-10 days after service.

  • Permanent cosmetics will not be performed on pregnant or nursing clients, no exceptions.

  • Clients on accutane must be off for minimum of 6 months prior to service, no exceptions.

  • Facial products such as glycolic acid, microdermabrasion, or chemical peels can lighten the pigment so it is best to avoid the tattooed area. 

  • Lasers may lighten, darken, or discolor the tattooed area. inform your aesthetician/laser technician prior to any treatments. 

  • Sun exposure may cause fading. Be sure to wear sunscreen once healed and schedule your re-touch as advised. 

  • Aftercare guidelines will be provided at the end of your treatment. Please follow instructions for best results.


Before the Procedure:

  • Avoid supplements with blood thinning effects.  
    Supplements that have blood thinning effects include dong quai, fish oil, garlic, ginger, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, green tea, red clover, and vitamin E and should be discontinued 7 days prior to getting a cosmetic tattoo.  These supplements may increase bleeding especially if you’re taking blood-thinning medications like warfarin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

  • Avoid Blood Thinning Medications.  
    A number of medications make your blood less likely to clot (“thinner”) including aspirin, Midol, Excedrin, and NSAIDs (Advil, Motrin, Naproxen, Aleve).  These medications should be discontinued 7 days before and 1 day following your appointment.  If you need to take something for pain opt for Tylenol (acetaminophen). Coumadin and Plavix also have blood thinning effects but it is not recommended to discontinue them due to their medical necessity.  You should be aware of the increased risk of bruising if you’re taking them.

  • Don’t Drink Alcohol 24 Hours Prior.  Alcohol has anti-platelet effects and increases your chances of bruising. So skip the glass of wine the night before and after your treatment.

After Your Treatment

  • If you are experiencing a large amount of swelling, you can ice the Treatment Area.  Applying ice following your procedure also help to prevent bruising from occurring.  A bag of frozen peas works nicely to keep the area cool.  Make sure there is a cloth barrier between the lips and the ice.

  • No Exercise for 24 to 48 Hours.  Exercise is great for your health and well-being but is not advised in the day or two following your cosmetic treatment.  Physical activity increases your heart rate, blood pressure and blood flow.  Minimal blood flow allows damaged capillaries to repair faster. Sweat can also interfere with the healing process. For this reason I try to have clients avoid exercise for 5-7 days post treatment if possible.

  • Prop With a Pillow. When going to bed the evening of your treatment, use an extra pillow to keep your head elevated. This will help to reduce swelling


Contraindications

*Disclaimer It is required that the client consult with their Physician prior to taking, altering or stopping any form of medication and/or supplements, or making changes to their dosing cycles etc.

Unfortunately, not everyone is a good fit for the Cosmetic Tattoo procedure.  
They may have something (such as symptom or condition) that makes this procedure inadvisable. The following is a list of contraindications for the lip blush treatment:

  • Under 18 years of age

  • Diabetes

  • Pregnant or lactating women

  • Glaucoma

  • Skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the site that is to be treated

  • History of cold sores (if so, consult with your physician.  Many clients avoid cold sore breakouts by taking a Valtrex cycle prior to their appointment.

  • Allergies to makeup or colors

  • Easily triggered post inflammatory hyper pigmentation

  • Transmittable blood conditions like HIV or Hepatitis

  • Active skin cancer in the area to be tattooed

  • Hemophiliac

  • Healing disorders

  • Blood thinners (consult with your physician)

  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure or mitral valve disorder

  • Accutane or steroids (consult with your physician)


Lip Blush and Cold Sores

**Disclaimer It is required that that the client consult with their Physician prior to taking, altering or stopping any form of medication and/or supplements, or making changes to their dosing cycles etc.  

Cold sores....yuck! If you've had one, you know.  If you haven't, be grateful.  One of the first questions I ask during a consultation is whether or not my client has ever had a cold sore.  Some have, some haven't, but ALL of my clients need to be educated on the risk of a cold sore flare up post lip blush treatment.

Cold sores are small sores, or blister-like lesions, that appear on the lips, chin, cheeks, inside the nostrils, and less frequently on the gums or the roof of the mouth.  They usually cause pain, a burning sensation, or itching before they burst and crust over.

Cold sores are often called fever blisters. The most common cause of cold sores is the herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1), but sometimes the herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2) can cause it.  The herpes simplex virus (HSV) causes cold sores. HSV-1 and HSV-2 are highly contagious viruses that can be transmitted easily as a result of close contact.  After entering the body, the virus remains dormant most of the time, but, if a trigger activates the virus, a cold sore can develop. Trauma to the lips such as a tattoo for instance would be the trigger I am referring to.  One person may have just one outbreak and no recurrence, while others may have two or three outbreaks each year.  Some people may carry the virus and never have an outbreak because it remains dormant.

If you suffered from cold sores in the past we encourage you to be proactive in the prevention of a flare up post procedure.  

If a client HAS had a cold sore before it is advised that they consult with their physician prior to the appointment. 

Many clients avoid a cold sore post procedure by taking Valtrex (prescription) or L-lysine (vitamin supplement).

 L-Lysine

Many clients who have never experienced a cold sores before can boost their immune system and promote faster healing with L-lysine with their physicians recommendation.  

L-Lysine is an essential amino acid, which means the body cannot manufacture it. L-Lysine has been shown to have anti-viral properties that may prevent or ease cold sores. It also helps the body repair tissue, produce hormones and enzymes, and build collagen and bones.

Valtrex

Valtrex is much stronger and only needs to be taken for 4 days.

1 dose on the day of the procedure, and for 3 days following the appointment.  

Clients who have had a coldsore in the past must consult with their Physician regarding Valrex.


Please contact us if you have any questions.