Planning Ahead. 

What to know before scheduling your service.

ARE YOU A CANDIDATE?

Most people are... However, you should NOT 
consider cosmetic tattooing if you experience any of the following conditions:

  • INSULIN DEPENDENT DIABETIC (high blood sugar)

  • HEMOPHILIAC (bleeding disorder)

  • PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE

  • ACTIVE INFECTION (staff or impetigo).  

  • PREGNANT

  • NURSING A BABY

*There may be other medical issues that may 
prevent you from a successful procedure. 

 

IF YOU ARE UNDER THE CARE OF A DOCTOR, INQUIRE WITH THEM ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE A CANDIDATE FOR COSMETIC TATTOOING.

BE ADVISED

Certain medications can have a negative affect on procedure areas resulting in premature fading and/or the need for multiple touch up sessions.

HAVE YOU HAD ANY OF THE FOLLOWING

EYE PROCEDURES? 

  • Lasix

  • Blepharoplasty

  • Cornea Repair

  • Lens Replacement

  • Refractive Eye Surgery........etc.  

If so, you must wait a period of one year to have a cosmetic tattoo procedure performed on your eyes! 

HAVE YOU HAD ANY OF THESE COSMETIC PROCEDURES?

  • Botox

  • Dermal Fillers

  • Facial Surgery

  • Facial Implants

  • Fat Transfers

These treatments can alter the appearance of tattooed areas, possibly requiring corrective measures.  NEVER get your brows tattooed following BOTOX INJECTIONS. You must wait a full 4 months for the effects to wear off. Brows should be tattooed in their NATURAL STATE.

FREE ALLERGY TESTING IS AVAILABLE

Allergic reactions are extremely rare but still recommended, especially if you are allergy prone or have other conditions involvingskin sensitivities. Allergy test should be completed 3-5 days prior to your procedure appointment. This test ONLY helps to determine whether you will have an immediate reaction. Reactions can still be developed over time.  Again, these are extremely rare.  Testing may be accepted or declined at your discretion.

AVOID THE FOLLOWING SKINCARE PRODUCTS 

  • Mineral Oils

  • Glycolics

  • Retin A

  • Renova

  • Accutane (stop for 1 year prior)

  • Alpha-Hydroxy Acids

Discontinue use for 2-4 weeks pre and post procedure.  Continue to avoid use over healed tattooed area.

AVOID THE FOLLOWING MEDICATION, HERBS, AND SUPPLEMENTS 

  • Advil

  • Aleve

  • Aspirin

  • Naproxen

  • Ibuprofen

  • Motrin

  • Excedrin

  • Aspirin

  • Coumadin

  • Warfarin

  • Fish Oil

  • Vitamin E Oil​

Unless medically required, discontinue use for 1 week prior to your procedure.  Blood Thinners and certain Supplements and Herbs have the potential to actually INCREASE bleeding and/or swelling.  This can result in poor color retention and slow healing.

RECCOMENDED SUPPLEMENTS TO START TAKING

  • Vitamin K

  • Arnica Montana

These supplements will help prepare the skin for the procedure.  They are often recommended by plastic surgeons to help reduce swelling and promote healing of wounded skin tissue.  Start taking 1 week prior to procedure​, as recommended on packaging.  Vitamin K is used to help blood clot while Arnica Montana is used to promote fast healing, less pain, bruising and swelling.

PLAN AND SCHEDULE WISELY
Please don't schedule any  flights, parties, photo shoots, kid pick up, first dates, surgery, or any other important event right before OR immediately following your appointment.  It will take 7-10 days for the procedure area to appear healed.  Take this time frame into account when making social plans.

AVOID SCHEDULING DURING YOUR CYCLE

You may be more sensitive while on your menstrual cycle.  You may also bleed more during your procedure which could lead to poor pigment retention.

AVOID THE FOLLOWING 

Stop exercising a few days prior to the session and for a week 
following the procedure. Exercise causes sweat. Sweat can remove 
color.  Also avoid heat, water, steam and sun for at least a week to ten 
days following the procedure.

 

  • Primrose Oil

  • Magnesium

  • Valerian
  • Hops

  • Melatonin

  • St John’s Wort

  • Passion Flower

  • Chamomile

  • Willow Bark

  • Caffeine (2-3 days)

  • Alcohol (2-3 days) 

BE PREPARED FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

BEFORE EYEBROWS

  • Do not tweeze, wax, or dye brows for several weeks prior. 
    You can remove the strays but leave some hair so that I can 
    have the opportunity to shape them. Electrolysis should not 
    be done for a week prior or for at least 2 weeks following.

  • No Botox or fillers.  All fillers must dissipate before we can tattoo your brows. 


BEFORE EYELINER 

  • NEVER WEAR LASH EXTENSIONS TO AN 

  • REMOVE CONTACTS PRIOR TO SESSION.

  • If you wear prescription glasses, please bring 
    them to the session. You will need to wear them 
    home after the procedure.

  • Do not wear contact lenses for about 48 hrs after.

  • Bring sunglasses to wear home. Eyes will be light sensitive.

  • Do not dye or perm lashes for 2 days prior.

  • Do not use an eyelash curler for about 10 days after the 
    procedure.

  • Purchase NEW mascara.

  • If you have had any type of eye surgery, consult with the 
    physician about how long you should wait before having a 
    permanent eyeliner procedure. Some physicians are giving 
    a 2 month ok after cataract, lasik, and blepharoplasty.

BEFORE LIPS

  • If you've ever had cold sore/ fever blister (even 1) You will need to ask your doctor for an antiviral prescription such as Zovirax or 
    Valtrex to help prevent an outbreak during your healing 
    process. Physicians usually instruct usage for a 7-10 day 
    course, beginning 3-4 prior to procedure.

  • If you are unable to get a prescription, you may pick up a 
    supplement called Lysine at any nutritional store. Take 1000-
    2000 mg of lysine daily for a week or two prior and following 
    your procedure.

  • If you have had any type of lip surgery, consult with the 
    physician about how long you should wait before having a 
    permanent makeup procedure on the lips.

  • Most physicians are giving a 3 week OK after lip filler 
    injections like collagen or Restylane. BUT JUST BE AWARE 
    THAT LIPS THAT HAVE BEEN INJECTED MY RESIST 
    RETENTION OF COLOR.  Many Permanent makeup artists 
    have noticed poor color retention in lips that have received 
    collagen injections within the previous 6 months, longer for 
    restylane. We won't know ON YOU, until we try though.

  • It is always best to have Permanent Makeup PRIOR to Lip 
    Filler, if possible, because this is your "permanent" state.

  • If the lip surgery involves an incision (like a lip implant), the 
    incision needs to mature about 1 year before tattooing on 
    top of it.

  • If you have tongue piercings or wear dentures, this may 
    increase risk of getting bacterial and/or fungal infection 
    from the mouth to the lips.

  • Silvadene ointment used on lips helps fight both bacterial 
    and fungal problems.

  • DO NOT USE WHITENING TOOTHPASTE AFTER A LIP 
    PROCEDURE... it could bleach out the lip pigment.

  • PLEASE BE AWARE, THAT IF YOU HAVE LIP FILLER - THERE IS 
    A CHANCE OF PIGMENT MIGRATION. SO ALWAYS DO YOUR 
    PERMANENT COLOR, FIRST.

READY TO SCHEDULE?

CONSULTATION

You may pre-book a consultation appointment if you have additional questions that you would like answered before committing to booking your service.  If you have not already filled out your paperwork online I will have you do so at this appointment.  We will discuss your image, expectations, preferences and personal needs, to see how I can best serve you. Consultations last about 30 minutes.  On the day of your service appointment we will discuss and decide on color and shape.

SCHEDULING FEE/DEPOSIT

A $50  deposit is required to book your service appointment.  This fee will be applied toward the procedure cost.  Missed appointments will result in a forfeited deposit.  An additional deposit will need to be paid to reserve subsequent appointments. 

 

PAYMENT OF SERVICES

Payment in full (minus scheduling fee) is due the day of your service appointment.  You may pay at the beginning or end of the session, your choice. By the end of the session, you may be tired and you will just want to get home.

 

PHOTOS:  Before and After shots will be taken for your file. By 
signing our Client Consent Form, you will be agreeing to give us 
permission to use your photos on our website(s), advertising, or any 
other publication that serves our needs.  However, we respect your 
wishes to remain anonymous if you let us know in advance of the 
photographing process.

 

WHAT TO WEAR  

Pigment can sometimes splash.  While most pigment colors will come out in the wash it is better to be safe than sorry, so don't wear your favorite items to the appointment.  The air conditioner can make the room feel quite chilly.  Bring socks and a sweater, just in case.

 

PAIN, ANXIETY, AND OTHER MEDICATIONS  

You should ask your doctor if there are medications that you can take, such as Benedryl, Tylenol, Xanax or Valium prior to this procedure to help you relax or control discomfort If you feel you need to. Tylenol is ok but no ibuprofen, aleve, naproxin, asprin, ect.

Never (and I mean NEVER!)  take sleeping pills prior to your 
procedure. They will NOT help you "relax"!   While you might become 
sleepy, you could also become combative...  and start swatting me 
away from your face in your sleep.

 

TOPICAL NUMBING

Before we touch a needle to your skin a topical will be applied. During the numbing process you get to just lay back and relax.  Once the procedure is started, additional topical will be applied as needed to help control discomfort. Although every person's pain tolerance is different, almost every client agrees that the procedures are much more tolerable than originally anticipated.

AFTERCARE

An aftercare kit, with instructions, will be given to you at your procedure appointment. Instructions are also outlined in your paperwork.

PAPERWORK

Click Here  for your Informed Consent and Medical History Form.  Paperwork must be filled out before scheduling service appointment.