Tattoo Aftercare

How you take care of your new tattoo is incredibly important.

Follow these simple instructions to help your new tattoo heal the best it can.

♦  Remove Bandage after 2- 5 hours.

♦  Always wash hands before touching your new tattoo.

♦  Wash Tattoo 2-3 times daily w/ AntiBacterial Dial soap.

♦  Rinse new tattoo with water & pat dry w/ clean towel.

♦  Allow 20-30 minutes to air dry before applying lotion.

♦  Apply a thin layer of NON- Scented Curel or Lubriderm.

♦  Clean & Lotion new tattoo 3-5 times daily for 2 weeks.

♦  Do NOT pick at scabs if present, wear clean, loose clothing.

♦  Do NOT soak in water, pool or hot tub. Keep out of sun.

♦  Always apply a SPF 30-50 if you are in prolonged sunlight.

Permanent Makeup Aftercare

It usually takes around 7-10 days for the skin to heal. However, you should follow the Aftercare until your skin is completely healed. Your skin is healed when all flaking and/or scabbing is gone! 

Day of treatment: ABSORB 

With medium pressure, blot the area with clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph, thus helping to prevent scabbing. Blotting is key! 

Days 2-10 (until the scabbing stops): WASH

Gently rinse your eyebrows each morning and night with water and a gentle soap. With a light touch, use your clean fingertips to gently cleanse the eyebrows. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue or air dry. 

DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants. 

Apply a rice grain amount of Aquaphor with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area only as needed. Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo. Do not rub or pick at your brows. This can cause scarring, blurring, and/or infection. Should there be any scabbing, let them fall off naturally. 

Aside from your daily gentle washes as noted above, do not soak your brows in water until healed (ex. bathtub, sauna, pool, or hot tub). When washing your face, wash around the brow area. Showers are fine, but limit them to five minutes to prevent too much steam around the brow area. 

Avoid facials, chemical treatments, and Botox for 2 weeks. 

For the first few days after you get your tattoo, your skin may be red, itchy, and sore. You may notice excess ink, along with blood and fluid, leaking from your skin. This is normal.

If you begin experiencing symptoms of any of the following complications, see your doctor:


A tattoo that isn’t properly cared for can get infected. Infected skin will be red, warm, and painful. It may also leak pus.

If the equipment or ink your artist used was contaminated, you could get a bloodborne infection, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, tetanus, or HIV.

There have also been reports of other infections, such as nontuberculous mycobacterial skin infections, being transmitted through tattoos.

Allergic reaction

If you’re sensitive to the ink your artist used, you may develop a red, itchy skin reaction at the site. Red dyes are the most likely to cause an allergic reaction. Red dyes, along with blue and black dyes, are also more likely to cause nonallergic skin reactions such as photosensitivity.


Damage from the needle or from picking at the tattoo can cause your body to produce scar tissue. Scars can be permanent.