Eyebrow Tattoo Pre-care
Pre-care instructions MUST BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED to limit bleeding and skin sensitivities during the service. Excessive bleeding and sensitivity during the procedure will dilute and expel the pigment color and lead to poor healed results.
- The skin must be free of all irritations including blemishes, eczema, and psoriasis.
- Must be off Accutane medication for six months prior to getting a Cosmetic Tattoo.
- Stop taking Fish Oil, Vitamin C, Glucosamine, Evening Primrose Oil, Ginger, one week prior to your appointment as they thin the blood.
- Discontinue the use of any anti-aging, skin brightening or anti-acne skincare products. Particularly those that contain Alpha Hydroxy (AHA), Vitamin A, Retinol. Ideally, do not use these products for 30 days prior to your appointment, and yes, even if you do not use it near the area to be treated it does spread under the skin and your cosmetic tattoo will heal patchy. Once your tattoo has healed under the skin surface (approximately 6 weeks following your final session) you may resume your usual skin care routine.
- Do not schedule any facials, microdermabrasion, microneedling, peels or laser treatments for at least 4 weeks prior to your appointment.
- Do not have cosmetic injections on the forehead for at least two weeks prior to your appointment.
- Please avoid any type of blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to your procedure unless is unsafe to do so for your health. Please ask your doctor before stopping these types of medications. Such as: Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Advil, Niacin or Voltaren.
- Avoid any exercise on the day of the procedure.
- Avoid sun tanning or tanning beds for 2 weeks prior to the procedure. If you show up to your appointment sunburned you will need to reschedule.
- Do not tweeze, thread, wax, tint, or perform electrolysis 1 week prior to the procedure
- Do not drink alcohol 24 hours prior to your procedure
- Do not consume coffee or other caffeine products 24 hours prior.
- Cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding.
NOT FOLLOWING PRE-CARE WILL RESULT IN FORFEITING YOUR APPOINTMENT AND DEPOSIT.
Fill out necessary documentation for health & safety regulations. Your brows will be assessed whether you are a good candidate and what technique is best suitable for you.
An application of anaesthetic numbing cream will be applied for your comfort, meanwhile we discuss your concerns, desired shape, outcome and aftercare.
Frequently asked question: Does it hurt?
You will be pleasantly surprised that it is not painful. It can be a little uncomfortable but definitely bearable.
At Feather Brow Couture hygiene and safety should always be of the utmost importance in absolutely everything that we do.
For that very reason, we take our time to ensure the safety of our clients and staff.
All needles, hand tools, products, cleaning & bed sheets used in treatments are all single use and disposable.
Clean, Design and Tattoo
Your brows will be cleansed, sterilised and groomed keeping as much of your natural hairs as possible.
We do not shave or remove all your natural hairs. Keeping your natural hairs is what makes the brow tattoo appear naturally blended.
With a pencil we create your desired shape, we don’t proceed until we are both satisfied.
Your brows will be accurately measured and drawn to make them appear more symmetrical. Remember your brows are sisters not twins.
The colour of choice will be carefully selected and matched.
Once approved Ursula will start the tattoo process and you’ll be topped up with topical numbing gel for your comfort.
Eyebrows Tattoo Post-Care
What to expect immediately after the procedure
Please be aware that the color intensity will be considerably darker than you may expect, but don’t panic as this is completely normal. Your brows will soften in appearance by 30-50%. Over the following ten days the brows will begin to fade, and may take up to 6 weeks for the true color to come through. Do not be alarmed if the color seems to disappear during the healing process, this is due to layers of skin forming and is only temporary.
You may experience the following symptoms for 1 to 10 days after the treatment, which are all common and will only last a short period of time.
- Minimal Swelling
- Dryness and Itching
Immediately After the procedure, every hour for 4 hours gently blot the area with a cotton pad (provided) to absorb excess lymph fluid. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of any blood/lymphatic fluids. While the skin is in the process of forming a protective scab and the lymph secretion is active and you may see fluid on the skin.
This is normal but the fluid must be cleaned off so that the secretion does not crust and block the skin from breathing.
Before Bedtime Wash + Pat Dry with a (Paper Towel) then apply the after care cream provided.
Cleaning the brows is essential to remove bacteria. (Don’t worry, this does not remove the pigment but you must be gentle) No Scrubbing!
After thoroughly washing your hands, gently cleanse your eyebrows morning and night with lukewarm water and a mild, fragrance-free soap. DO NOT use any facial cleansers containing acids such as; glycolic, lactic, salicylic, alpha hydroxy aka AHA, beta hydroxy aka BHA or exfoliants. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows and rinse with lukewarm water.
Dry the area: Make sure the area is completely dry before applying the after care.
Please Note: If you place ointment on the area and it is not dry, this may cause infection.
After your brows have dried, apply a thin layer of the provided aftercare on each brow with a new cotton tip.
This is to add moisture, Do not use aggressive movements on the skin, be gentle.
(Day 2 - 10)
Keep applying after care Ointment: Use a rice size amount 2 to 3 times a day with a cotton tip. Apply just enough to saturate the scabs if any.
- If your scabs become hard they can fall off in big chunks and take the pigment with it. Soft scabs that flake off on their own is the “key to successful pigment retention.” Do not try to rush those scabs to come off, so do not pick it.
- When showering make sure you wash your hair with the shower visors provided.
- The following must be avoided:
- Do not rub, pick or scratch, as the color may heal uneven and you could risk infection, which in turn could lead to scarring. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away.
- Avoid direct sun exposure/tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors and/or big sunglasses.
- Avoid heavy sweating, exercise, sports, swimming, sauna, steam rooms, jacuzzi, and long hot showers for 10 days.
- Avoid use of skincare or cosmetics on the treated area (be careful using your foundation or powders.)
- Avoid using exfoliants, acids such as glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acids lactic acid, salicylic acid, and Vitamin A on the tattooed area for 30 days. (Causes premature fading)
- Use a fresh pillowcase. Try avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
- Do not schedule any facials, microdermabrasion, microneedling, peels or laser treatments for at least 4 weeks. They can darken/lighten or distort the pigment.
- Do not tint your brows till 2 weeks after your procedure
- Avoid drinking alcohol in excess that week as it may lead to slow healing of wounds.
- Avoid driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles.
- Do not perform tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as; garage or storage cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris now is not the time!
After the healing process brows will appear lighter in color because of natural skin regeneration. Often, even with proper care, some areas may look uneven or patchy. It is absolutely normal because your natural skin regeneration is not a process that your artist can control. That’s why a touch up session is included in the package after 6-8 weeks from the initial session to assure that your brows are perfectly even and that the desired effect was achieved.
Healed results do vary per individual client. We have no control over what occurs during the healing process.
After the second session additional touch-up sessions may be required to obtain optimal results for some skin types, Additional charges will apply.
Following the proper post-care is necessary to achieve the best possible results.
Now toss away your old brow pencils and stencils!
You will have brows to love for years to come that will be the centre of attention!
Long Term Care
ou’ll find that your cosmetic tattoo can last between 1 – 4 years after the touch up session.
- Future touch-up appointments are required to maintain their shape and depth of color. If you do not maintain, the color will lighten over time. Fading greatly depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment color used and iron deficiency. We suggest that if you want to maintain your tattoo to ensure they look their best, plan on scheduling a touch up once a year for best results.
- Use a good sunscreen on the tattoo if you plan to be in the sun for a prolonged period of time. Sun exposure will fade your cosmetic tattoo overtime. Smokers, sun worshippers, or anyone with skin that is in a state of distress may have less desirable results. Sun exposure will make the color fade faster.
- If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or MRI scan, inform the technician of your cosmetic tattoo.
- The use of Retin-A/Tretinoin, hydroquinone, or any other rapid skin exfoliation used regularly on any area surrounding the tattoo area will cause your cosmetic tattoo to fade prematurely.
- The use of chemical peels, acid peels, lightening or any brightening products that targets hyper-pigmentation used regularly on the region may increase premature fading.
- The use of exfoliating cleansers, scrubs, acne fighting ingredients or “acid” will cause rapid exfoliation of the skin containing the pigment and will increase premature fading.