First Visit

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO PLAN YOUR APPOINTMENT A WEEK APART FROM ANY IMPORTANT SOCIAL COMMITMENT OR SPORT COMPETITION

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  • Do not use products like Retin-A or Roaccutane for at least 2 weeks prior and 4 weeks after the treatment
  • No fillers or Botox on or near the treated areas 2 weeks before or after treatment
  • Wash your hair the night before or the same morning of your appointment to avoid to wet your Cosmetic Tattoo straight after the procedure
  • Do not tan (or fake tan) or have sunburned face two weeks prior your appointment
  • Do not have any type of facial/peel 2 weeks before or after treatment

In order to avoid excessive bleeding which it leads to poor colour deposit:

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before your appointment
  • Avoid driniking coffee before your procedure
  • Do not take pain killers such as aspirin or ibuprofen. It is permitted to take paracetamol
  • Avoid Vitamin E 24 hours prior procedure. It can been taken immediately after procedure
  • If possible, avoid fish oil and other diluents 24 hours prior Pigmentation. It can been taken immediately after procedure

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CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR/REQUIRE DOCTOR NOTE IF:

  • Suffer from Diabetes (can struggle healing)
  • Suffer from Heart deseas (before using any numbing cream)
  • Allergic to Lidocaine, Tetracaine, Epinephrine, Prilocaine (present in numbing cream)
  • Have any serious medical conditions

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Cosmetic Tattoo Aftercare

Cosmetic Tattoo Aftercare is fundamental to achieve optimal results, therefore, you need to strictly follow your technician’s After Care instructions for a flawless healing.

To learn how to look after your Makeup Tattoo, please read carefully and follow the After Care instructions below or download the file to keep them handy at all times.

How to look after your Cosmetic Tattoo

Immediately after a cosmetic tattooing procedure the area treated will look about 50% darker than the final results. This is temporary, the colour will lighten and soften over 3 to 14 days. It is normal for the area to feel slightly tender or dry. Here are some instructions and tips to follow to look after your cosmetic tattoo.

Home care intructions

Purchase a small tube of Bepanthen Cream. This is a gentle antiseptic cream which assists in the skin’s natural healing process. It will prevent infections and scabbing and will hydrate and soothe the tattooed area. Apply for 10 days, and always after showering or washing your face (do not use soap on the treated area). It is suggested to always use a cotton swab to apply the Aftercare cream, never use your hands as they carry bacteria.

Do's and Dont's

● Avoid direct sun exposure on the treated area for the first 2 weeks.
● Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and may cause the colour to change. If you are going out into the sun apply sunscreen to protect the area or wear a hat. When swimming in chlorine water you can cover your Cosmetic Tattoo with vaseline to prevent bleaching.
● No make-up is to be applied on the treated area for at least 5 days. This can lead to infection and the colour to change. For Eyeliner Tattoo it is particularly important to avoid mascara.
● No soap or cleansers for the first week.
● Do NOT scrub the tattooed area, crusting will fall off naturally please don’t force it.
● Avoid using teeth whitening tooth paste if you had a Lip Tattoo. Chemicals of any kind can interfere with the healing process and the colour.
● Avoid exercise or any activity that can make you sweat for one week after the treatment. Don’t sit in a heated spa, sauna or steam room for 2 weeks. Steam and sweat will open the pores of your skin and this may lead the colour to bleed out.
● Do not wax, pluck or bleach the hair for at least 10 days after the treatment. If you are having laser hair removal or resurfacing, it may result in adverse changes to your Cosmetic Tattoo.
● Do not use products like Retin-A or Roaccutane for at least 2 weeks prior to treatment and 4 weeks after the treatment. Skin topicals that contain acids or retinol may lighten the colour prematurely.
● No fillers or anti-wrinkle injections such as Restylane or Botox on or near the treated areas 2 weeks before or after treatment.

Eyebrow Care

During the first 24 hours post treatment, your eyebrows could weep a clear fluid which is normal and part of the healing process. Wipe them gently by tapping with a soft tissue or a damp cotton pad to remove the fluid.
It is recommended to apply a thin layer of Bepanthen Cream twice a day for 10  days. Then apply as needed till skin is healed and smooth.
As your skin heals it may become flaky. Do not scrub off or scratch the flaking as that could cause scarring or make the pigments bleed out from your skin.
If the tattooed area feels itchy it is possible that not enough Bepanthen cream has been applied, so please apply more frequently. After 5-6 days the Eyebrow tattoo will dramatically soften and lighten by approximately 50%.

Eyeliner Care

Expect the eye to be slightly tender for 1-3 days. Swelling is minimal and with most clients it will subside
within 24 hours. Cold pads can be applied to minimise swelling. Do not use eyeliner or mascara until healing process is complete. Do not rub the eyes and most importantly do not use contacts during and for at least 24 hours after the procedure.

Lips Care

Immediately after treatment your lips will appear swollen and much darker/brighter than the colour that was decided upon during the consultation, but don’t worry, this will subside over the next week. The colour will then fade to almost no colour and re-appear after 3-6 weeks.
Your lips can feel quite tender and, if you had a full lip treatment, they may have a tender tingling feeling for up to 4 days.
Bepanthen Cream must be applied often as your lips can get very dry. If you have dry pieces of skin do not pull or pick at them, let the lips exfoliate naturally.
If you are enclined to cold sores, you may want to ask advice to your pharmacist or doctor and use your cold sore cream along with the Bepanthen cream.
Do not wear lipstick until fully healed and for the first week no hot drinks, spicy foods or kissing.

Long Term Care

A cosmetic tattoo can last a shorter or longer period depending on your skin type, skin colour, and the colour of the pigment used, the thickness of the lines, how much pigment is deposited and how aggressive your immune system is in metabolising the pigment. Sun exposure, sweating, Retin-A and other acid contained in skin products, exfoliating treatments, and many others factors may speed up the natural fading process of your Makeup Tattoo.
Even in the absence of any of the factors mentioned above, fading will still occur over time. With some people the tattoo may or may not remain visible for long periods of time, this can vary considerably from person to person.
“Colour Maintenance” may be required anywhere from 6 months up to 18 months after the last treatment, at the very least I suggest that my clients have a refresh treatment every year to keep their Cosmetic Tattoo looking at its best.
Some clients are happy to let their cosmetic tattoo fade considerably between Colour Maintenance treatments, others like to keep their Cosmetic Tattoo looking very bold and fresh all the time. For this reason no guarantees are offered or implied in regards to how long your cosmetic tattoo will last before
you feel you need to have a touch up.

Other questions

How long does it take?

Allow up to 3 hours on your first session,
up to 1.5 hours on your Touch Up (second) session and
up to 2 hours for your Colour Maintenance

Does it hurt?

Pain threshold varies on subjects. For some people it can be a little stingy or uncomfortable in some spots, other peple can find it even relaxing.

Anyhow, a strong topical numbing cream is used on the treated area before and douring the procedure to give as much relief as possibile.

How long does it last?

If maintained, Cosmetic Tattoos can last for several years.  

A Make-up Tattoo can last a shorter or longer period depending on your skin type, skin colour, and the colour of the pigment used, lifestyle, and how aggressive your immune system is in metabolising the pigment. Sun exposure, sweating, Retin-A skin creams and lotions, exfoliating treatments, and many other factors may speed up the natural fading process of your Cosmetic Tattoo.  

Can you touch up other artists job?

No. If you have had a Cosmetic Tattoo done somewhere else, we recommend not to go over it until it has faded considerably. Once your skin is ready to be re-tattooed, full prices apply. 
Please give us a call or send a photo trough to help us determine if your tattoo is ready to be covered.

Contraindications

  • Oily skins have less pigment retention than others. You can still have these services done, but need to be aware your Cosmetic Tattoo can fade quicker. For eyebrows you may want to consider the Ombrè technique instead of the Feathering.
  • If you take fish oil or blood thinner, you may bleed more then required, which it can lead to poor retention. More sessions may be required to achieve desired look.
  • Some treatments like thyroid medications may alter the pigment used and cause colour changing, and premature fading.
  • Lips tattoo may require a third session for a bolder look.
  • Cosmetic Tattoo is NOT advisable on Keloid scars.
  • If you have skin disease or irritations, are pregnant or breast feeding, if undergoing or have recently undergone chemo, if using Accutane or using products with Ratin-A, have heart conditions or using heart medications, have diabetes, these treatments may not be for you. Click here to FIND OUT MORE.

Maintenance

Cosmetic tattoo is low maintenance, but you still have to maintain it! 

“Colour Maintenance” may be required anywhere from 6 months up to 18 months after the last treatment. At the very least I suggest that my clients have a refresh treatment every year to keep their makeup tattoo looking at its best.  Some clients are happy to let their Cosmetic Tattoo fade considerably between Colour Maintenance treatments, others like to keep them looking very bold and fresh all the time. For this reason no guarantees are offered or implied in regards to how long your cosmetic tattoo will last before you feel you need to have a touch up.

Refer a friend and you’ll both get $30 descount on your next treatment.

How to get there

We are located at 78 Glen Eira Rd, Ripponlea, Victoria at the “Hair & Beauty Touch” Salon

2 minutes walk from Ripponlea Train Station.

We recommend you to park your car on Glen Eira Rd where you should be able to find plenty of 1 hour and some of 2 hours parking spots. If your appointment requires more time than the parking you found, you can move your car after your consultation and before we start with the tattooing.