Cosmetic Tattooing Pre-Procedure

A lot of thought goes into your commitment to cosmetic tattooing. Our cosmetic tattooing pre-procedure guidelines will help to ensure that you have an excellent experience and lasting results.

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  • Be prepared for the color intensity of your procedure to be significantly larger, sharper, brighter or darker than what is expected for the final outcome. It will take time for this transition based on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.
  • The color will fade from its original hue as it heals. Touch up appointments may be necessary to achieve the desired color.
  • Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell slightly or redden, some clients feel its best not to make any social plans for a day or two following the procedure. Makeup, stress and travel may adversely effect healing.
  • For any facial work a hat, visor or dark glasses should be worn to provide protection from the sun.
  • Any tweezing or waxing should be done at least 48 hours prior to the procedure; electrolysis no less than 5 days before. Do not resume any method of hair removal for at least two weeks.
  • Any eyelash or eyebrow tinting or eyelash curling should be done no sooner than 48 hours before or two weeks after the procedure.
  • If you are contemplating cosmetic surgery, laser peels, laser hair removal, botox, collagen treatments, lip augmentation or implant surgery such procedures may effect or alter permanent cosmetics. These procedures should be completed BEFORE permanent cosmetics are applied.
  • Wear your normal makeup and bring your lip or brow pencils to the office on the day of the procedure.


If you wear contact lenses, remember to bring your glasses as they will need to be worn after the procedure for at least 24 hours.


Brows should have been arched the way you prefer with makeup or by professional waxing/threading upon your arrival.

Lipliner / Lip Color

For those with a history of cold sores, a course of the appropriate anti-viral medication is mandatory for the procedure. Lips will be tender and swollen, be gentle and drink through a straw the first day.

Scar Camouflage & Post Surgical Repigmentation

Scars should be at least one year old. For re-pigmentation, the skin should have fully recovered from surgery. Both require a consultation.

Repair Work

Unfortunately not all procedures are conducted by individuals proficient at placing pigment into the skin. Corrective services require a consultation to determine the best course of action.