WHAT IS LIP BLUSH/MICROBLADING/EYELINER TATTOO?

It is a form of semi permanent tattoo that can help enhance and even out natural color, and shape to achieve more symmetrical features. 

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

Results will always vary from person to person, after your initial session and the touch up, your results should last between 2-5 years. Additional touch ups may be required depending on the person and look desired.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

  • Some clients may experience moderate swelling or redness for 24 hours.

  • Apply a Ziploc bag filled with water and ice for no more than 15 minutes at a time to reduce swelling if needed.

  • During the initial healing period, there should be minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin. If there is scabbing or flaking, do not pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own.

  • Expect the color to eventually lighten by up to 40% once the healing process is complete.

  • Color may appear uneven at different stages of healing. Be patient. This is a process that does not yield immediate results.

DOES IT HURT?

Your comfort is of the utmost importance to me and most clients fall asleep. However, pain levels vary from person to person. Strong medical grade topical anesthetic cream is used before and during your procedure to keep you as pain free as possible.

HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE AND WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

The procedure takes about 2.5 - 3  hours. The consolation and prep work take a good portion of that time. I want to make sure after we have discussed your concerns and I've drawn out a shape that we are both on the same page before I start the procedure. Once we are both happy I will apply numbing cream for 20-30 mins then we will start the process. 

CAN IT BE DONE ON ANYONE/ EVERYONE?

There may be some clients with certain health conditions who might need doctor's notes, please read the contraindications carefully. If any of the following apply to you, you would need to consult your doctor first.

  • If you have a history of MRSA

  • You have psoriasis in the treatment area.

  • You have an auto-immune disease.

  • You have thyroid/graves disease (medication may cause pigment to not retain properly). ...You have anemia (pigment may not retain properly).

  • You have a history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring.

  • You are currently undergoing chemotherapy.

  • You are pregnant or nursing. (You cannot have this service. No exceptions.)

  • You have Diabetes type 1 or 2 (due to slow healing and infection, color may or may not retain well).

  • If you are under a doctor’s care and have questions at ALL about being able to have this procedure, it is your responsibility to meet with your doctor and get written approval.

  • If you are prone to cold sores, please see instructions below (for LIP BLUSH)

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS

If you are prone to cold sores, lip tattooing CAN cause outbreaks, which can result in loss of pigment. We ask that our clients take their prescribed anti-viral medication starting 48 hours prior to their appointment and after the procedure to prevent outbreak. You can still have lip blushing done!

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY TREATMENT:

  • Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oils, vitamin E, niacin, or drink excessive alcohol at least 48 hours prior to and after your procedure.

  • Do not take any prescription blood thinners at least 48 hours prior to and after your procedure.

  • Discontinue any vitamin A skin care products (Retin-A, retinols) close to the enhancement area at least two weeks prior to your procedure. **I recommend NOT using these products over or around the tattooed area after you receive your cosmetic tattoo. It could cause fading and distortion of color.**

  • Discontinue use of AHA (chemical exfoliation) skin care products close to the area to be tattooed at least one week prior to your procedure.

  • No laser or electrolysis on or around the treatment area one week prior to procedure.

  • No Botox or fillers in the procedure area less than one week prior.

  • Limit the amount of caffeine you consume the morning of your appointment.

  • Do not have any chemical peels, dermabrasions, mesotherapy, or any other intense treatments which will cause faster skin cell rejuvenating and cause skin irritation 3-4 weeks before procedure.

  • If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure.

  • It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure.

  • If you have existing cosmetic tattooing you need to contact me BEFORE booking your appointment.