Updated: Oct 22, 2020
Please let it be known that these are only recommended guidelines. Every individual and their skin type is unique and will heal at its own pace.
For the first 3-6 days, the colour intensity of your procedure will be significantly brighter or darker, as well as larger and sharper than what is expected for the final outcome. Although the area will appear healed after 10 days, it will not be fully healed for 4-6 weeks (8 weeks for lips) - this is based on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.
1. Keep The Area CLEAN
A cold water rinse/splash morning and night will be sufficient. Soap is not a must, but if you choose to use it be sure it is completely unscented. Do not rub pick or scratch the area and be mindful of this when drying your face or wiping away any makeup or sweat around your cosmetic tattoo.
2. Keep the area MOISTURIZED
But don't use too much! Gently apply a thin layer or aftercare every morning and evening before bed or anytime when it may feel itchy or dry for the first 10–14 days. This provides pain relief, moisturizes, prevents infection, promotes healing and helps retain colour.
3. Avoid Swimming, Soaking, Steam bath and Facials
This must be followed until the flaking stages of your cosmetic tattoo have passed to prevent any shedding of pigment.
4. Avoid Sun Exposure
This includes tanning beds during healing process, this is because it will fade your pigment and potentially burn your new tattoo resulting in possible scarring. If you are planning on being out in the sun wear a hat, do not apply sunscreen on your. cosmetic tattoo while you are healing.
5. DO NOT apply makeup on the pigmented area during the healing process.
Imagine your new tattoo as an open cut, you wouldn't put makeup on that would you? NO! keep makeup away from the area for 7-10 days or until the flaking is done.
6. Enjoy Your New Cosmetic Tattoo!
Once your skin is smooth and the flaking has stopped you are welcome to continue your regular skin care regime.