HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT + CARE FOR YOUR LIP BLUSH TATTOO
Everything is listed below and will be emailed to you prior to/ after your appointment as well. Questions? Email Us!
HOW TO PREPARE
Avoid caffeine and alcohol for 24 hours prior to appointment
Avoid Advil and other blood thinners (Niacin, Vitamin E, Ibuprofen) unless medically necessary 48-72 hours prior to appointment. You can take Tylenol if you are worried about pain.
Avoid exercise and excessive sweating day of appointment
Avoid chemical peels, laser resurfacing, vitamin E, retinol or fish oil at least 4 week prior to appointment
Ensure is 4 weeks apart from any lip filler appointments
Get anti-viral medication from your Doctor and take accordingly if you are prone to cold sore outbreaks
Please read aftercare and ensure you are able to follow it properly
Use "Aquaphor" on lips for 7 days prior to ensure lips are hydrated and not dry
Lip Blush Tattoo Aftercare
Follow all below to ensure proper healing of your lip blush tattoo.
Lips will feel sore, dry and the colour will look intense as if you are wearing lipstick. Bruising and swelling will subside within 24-48 hours. Apply a thin layer of the ointment "Aquaphor" or the aftercare provided throughout the day to hydrate lips and help with the healing process. You may ice the skin (do not put icepack directly on skin, wrap it in a napkin) if it is feeling tender or to help with swelling. Avoid spicy and very hot in temperature food/drink for 24 hours.
KEEP TATTOO CLEAN! Remember, it is an open healing wound. Make sure you only touch the area with clean hands. If the tattoo becomes infected it may not heal properly!
Use Aquaphor often daily for the first 7 days to ensure proper healing.
Do not submerge tattoo in the bath/hot tub/pool for 7 days.
Do not apply makeup on the area for 7 days.
Don't get your tattoo too wet for too long (keep it as dry from water as you can). Water on the tattoo will make the dryness or scabs soggy and easier to fall off prematurely. Remember, you want to keep the scabs on for as long as you can, let them fall off naturally.
Don’t pick, scratch or bite off the scabs. Let the scabs fall off and heal naturally. Picking can cause scarring, loss of pigment, or an infection.
Do not sleep on your face to avoid lifting your scabs prematurely and make sure you’re sleeping on a clean pillowcase to avoid infection.
Avoid harsh cleansers, creams, makeup, or any other products on the treated area until all the scabs have naturally fallen off (7 days).
Do not expose your tattoo to UV rays or tanning beds for 4 weeks after the procedure. This can alter the appearance of your tattoo dramatically.
Do not sweat on the tattoo until all the scabs have come off naturally. Sweat will take the pigment from your tattoo. If you do sweat on them, dab it off immediately.
Do not get any facials, Botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks post appointment date.
After Scabbing Phase (usually after 7 days):
Once the scabs have completely fallen off you may now apply makeup over the area and return back to your normal routine. Note that after the scabs come off your tattoo may have a milky/grey hue to it or it may appear like the colour has disapeared. This just means that the surface skin is healed but the underneath layers still need time to heal. The complete healing process takes 6 weeks. At 6 weeks the true and final color of the tattoo will show. It is only after 6 weeks that a touchup to the tattoo can be done.
Note that results will vary with each individual and are extremely dependant on your skin and how you care for it during healing. Take care of your tattoo for best results!
Cold Sore Outbreaks
If you notice you have developed little scabs on the lips during healing there is a good chance it is a cold sore outbreak. Send a picture to Emily if you are unsure.
You will need to apply Abreva as directed immediately - be aware that a cold sore outbreak can effect the healed result so you want to act quickly. They can spread fast due to the lips being entirely open.
If this happens, for you lip blush appointments going forward you'll need to get an antiviral medication from your Doctor and take it as instructed in the days leading up to your appointment.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are coming back for a touch up, follow the same preparation as you did for initial appointment.
ENJOY YOUR NEW LIPS!
HOW TO MAINTAIN TATTOO
Once healed, avoid using the following on lips as they cause it to fade quicker: Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydrogen Peroxide, Glycolic acid, Apple cider vinegar, Vitamin E and C, Retinol.
If salt water and chlorine come into contact with lips, rinse with water after.
Wear sunscreen as the UV rays will deteriorate the pigment and cause the tattoo to fade faster.
If you have any laser or facial beauty treatments please inform your technician before procedures that you have a permanent makeup tattoo.
This treatment does fade naturally overtime (1-3 years depending on your skin and lifestyle). Touch-ups are necessary to maintain the longevity and overall beauty of your tattoo.
If you would like to add more colour or need another session after the 6 weeks of healing, please email Emily. Touch up pricing can be found at www.topcosmeticartistry.com
To book your touch up, email Emily at email@example.com
You can NOT have Lip Blush if:
You are under 18 years of age
You are pregnant or breastfeeding
Were on Accutane in the past 12 months
Have HIV, Hepatitis or any other infectious or viral diseases
You are Epileptic
Taking medication that may affect how your skin responds to blood clotting and healing