Proper care of your Cosmetic Tattoo investment is vital. Follow the general instructions then the steps for the particular procedure you have received.

Symptoms Experienced During Healing

  • Minor redness, bruising, swelling and tenderness are symptoms to be expected immediately after treatment.
  • Dry flaking and mild itching as the treated area heals could be experienced.
  • Crusting may be experienced.                                                                                                                        
  • These symptoms are a normal part of the healing process. The length of time the above symptoms take to settle varies from one person to another.

Hygiene Instructions – Prevent Cross-Contamination

  • Wash your hands before applying your healing product.
  • Use a cotton bud to apply the healing product. Do not return the cotton bud back into the product once it has been in contact with the injured skin. Use a clean bud each time you apply the product.
  • Do not use facial cleanser on the treated area until it has healed.
  • Do not PICK, PEEL, OR RUB any dry flaking skin or crusting of the treated area as this could encourage the risk of infection or scarring of the skin. Allow the skin to heal in its own time with the assistance of the healing product.
  • Do not touch the treated area with your hands.
  • Do not use make-up near the treated area for at least three days.
  • Do not receive skin-care or beauty treatments until the skin is healed.

General Care after Cosmetic Tattoo Procedures

 The average healing time for most skins can range from 5 to 14 days.

  •  Do not expose treated skin to sunlight, tanning treatments, Jacuzzis, saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools, direct shower spray.  No Swimming or any exercise that would cause sweating for 10 days, this will lift the crusts off and in the crusts is pigment. They have to dry heal and lift off on their own when ready.
  • Do not receive bleaching treatments, waxing treatments, electrolysis or laser hair removal treatments close to the treated area.
  • Do not ever use Retin-A, Glycolic, Vitamin C or products containing Alpha Hydroxy Acids as these products will fade the pigment colour.
  • Do not use Antibiotics on pigmented skin. Antibiotics cause a severe allergic-like reaction.

Pigment Fading Depends on the following:

  • The skins ability to accept the pigment. Total rejection of pigment can occur. This cannot be determined before the procedure.
  • The general health of the skin.
  • The degree of crust formation and flaking experience during the healing process.
  • The treated area will appear very exact and darker in colour when first treated, but approximately thirty to forty percent of the intensity will be lost during the healing process. The pigment colour loss for the lip liner and full lip procedure could be up to eighty percent. The colour will soften during healing. Some skins lose quite a lot of pigment during healing and some hardly lose any colour at all.
  • The skin care products of Vitamin A and C will cause the pigment to fade more quickly. Also Alpha Hydroxy Acids have the same effect.
  • Some medications can cause more rapid than normal fading of the pigment.
  • The sun will fade the pigment and so will swimming in salt and chlorinated water.

Medical Tattooing Procedures


Swelling and redness will be experienced.  A crust will appear over the whole treated area, lasting for approximately one to two weeks. The healing time varies from one person to another. Use Bepanthen cream liberally twice daily for as long as deemed necessary. Cover the area with a piece of gauze to protect from rubbing in your bra.

  • Do not swim or use a spa until the area has completely healed.
  • Do not expose the treated area, to the pressure of water in the shower.
  • Do not expose the area to the sun.
  • Do not pick or scratch scabs off during the healing process.

Scar Treatment

  • The scar tissue is best left to heal naturally Vitamin A gel or Vitamin A oil may be used.
  • Do not let the pressure of the shower on the treated area.
  • Do not expose to the sun.
  • Do not swim or use a spa until the area has healed.


  • For the first 12 hours after the treatment, lightly wipe the brows with slightly damp cotton wool pads to remove body fluids every hour until bedtime. Then apply by lightly dabbing a small amount of Bepanthen with cotton-buds.
  • Day 2 and onwards: Using a clean slightly damp pad for each brow to prevent cross-contamination, lightly pat the area prior to applying a little Bepanthen.  With clean tissue folded apply to both brows lightly wipe over the tissue with fingers; this will push the Bepanthen into the skin. Reapply healing product 2-3 times daily during healing process.  Towards the end of the healing process apply only once or twice per day.
  • Do not expose the treated area, to the pressure of water in the shower. 
  • Please follow Hygiene and General Instructions.                                                                                      
  • Remember, your selected brow colour will be stronger and more sharply defined for ten to fourteen days after treatment. As the healing process proceeds, colour will soften and lighten. For best results please follow this.


  • Rinse your eyes after treatment with cold water as often as your deem necessary.
  • Wet cotton-pads, (squeeze out water) put in the refrigerator for 10 to 20 minutes and place on eyes to reduce swelling. Do not put pads in freezer as they could burn the tender skin around eyes.
  • Apply a little Bepanthen to tattoo lightly patting it on, am & pm for 4 days.
  • Use eye drops as often as you wish after treatment to sooth eye area. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.
  • Please follow Hygiene and General Instructions.
  • Do not receive eyelash tinting/perming or artificial eyelash application for the next two weeks.
  • Do not wear contact lenses for up 24 -48 hours.
  • Do not apply eye make up for 72 hours.

Lip Procedure

  • Wet cotton pads cooled in the refrigerator for fifteen minutes will help ti reduce the swelling.
  • If there is a history of cold sores or fever blisters use Zovirax cream immediately after treatment for the next three to four days.  Apply at least three times per day, with a cotton bud.
  • Then use Bepanthen  product as discussed with your Cosmetic Tattoo Practitioner.
  • For Lip liner & Blend do not use lipsticks for at least 4 days after treatment.
  • For full lip/Ombre' procedure, do not use lipstick until lips are completely healed.
  • Healing time for full Lip procedure could take up to 2 full weeks or longer to heal.
  • No kissing for 5 days to prevent infection.
  • It may be necessary to drink through a straw after treatment.

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