How To Prepare For My PERMANENT MAKEUP Appointment

If you’ve ever hired a professional painter, they will tell you that “it’s all in the prep.” Professional painters know that they get the best results when they spend extra time sanding, filling holes, making sure edges are smooth and applying the right primer.  With ombré powder brows, the prep process can be approached similar way, with much better results when you do!

It all starts with a good canvas! The eyebrow area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive, and non-irritated.  

Here’s how to get your skin ready for your semi-permanent brow procedure:

  • Do not thread/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before the procedure

  • Do not drink alcohol 48 hours prior to your appointment

  • Do not drink coffee 24 hours prior to your appointment

  • Do not tan two weeks prior to the service, or have a sunburned face

  • Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to the procedure

  • Do not work out the day of the procedure

  • Wash your hair the morning of your appointment, healing tattoos cannot get wet for the first 72 hours, so you will need to avoid washing your hair too soon

  • Do not have botox or filler 3 weeks prior to the procedure. Please inform us of any current injections.

  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior to the procedure (they are natural blood thinners)

  • Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days prior to the procedure.

Here’s how to get ready for your lip blush tattoo procedure:

  • Lips must not be dry for the procedure! Keep them fully moisturized with a lip ointment like Aquaphor or Vaseline starting from a week prior to the procedure.

  • Exfoliate the lips 1-2 days before the procedure using a soft toothbrush or DIY sugar/honey scrub

  • Cold sore sufferers - see important note below

    • If you have a history of cold sores: 

      • Ideally, you are advised to see your doctor for anti-viral medication which you should start 2-3 days prior to the procedure

      • If available, topical Zovirax can be applied preventatively during the first week of healing 

      • Otherwise, it is recommended to take L-lysine 1-2 weeks before and after the appointment to reduce the risk 

      • However, cold sores are a risk of lip blush treatment regardless of whether you have had them in the past. It is therefore recommended for ALL clients to take L-lysine, and if you experience an unusual tingly sensation in the lips or notice any bumps appear - see your doctor immediately as you may be experiencing an episode of cold sores. Prompt treatment is crucial in minimizing the extent of a cold sore outbreak.

  • No alcohol or caffeinated products 24 hours before treatment, and no aspirin or blood-thinning medications five days prior.

  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior to the procedure (they are natural blood thinners).

  • Absolutely no injections of Novocaine, Botox or fillers should be administered to you ten days before treatment. Please inform us of any current injections.

  • If you use or have used Retin-A or any other medications, please advise the technician.

  • Wash your hair that morning - because you can't get your healing tattoo wet you will need to avoid washing your hair too soon.

Here’s how to get ready for your eyeliner tattoo procedure:

  • No alcohol or caffeinated products 24 hours before treatment and no aspirin or blood-thinning medications five days prior.

  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior to the procedure (they are natural blood thinners).

  • Absolutely no injections of Novocaine, Botox or fillers should be administered to you ten days before treatment. Please inform us of any current injections.

  • All makeup should be removed and skin should be thoroughly cleansed prior to arrival.

  • The skin should be clear of any irritations.

  • If you use or have used Retin-A or any other medications, please advise the technician.

  • Wash your hair that morning - because you can't get your healing tattoo wet you will need to avoid washing your hair too soon