We are thrilled you’re considering taking your confidence to the next level by using permanent makeup to highlight your already natural beauty. Please read our Care Instructions thoroughly before your first appointment with us. The more you know and care for your procedure, the longer it will last and appear as you envisioned.
Before Your Appointment
It is important to discuss all medications and over-the-counter treatments you are currently taking or have recently taken prior to your appointment to prevent services being performed that are not advised for your conditions.
Day of Your Appointment
Before Your Appointment
Day of Your Appointment
Please avoid the Brow Lift procedure if you have any of these conditions:
Before Your Appointment
The results and longevity of your new tattoo will depend greatly on your lifestyle, sun exposure and how you take care of your skin during the healing process and beyond. Each client’s skin responds differently, both in the length of time it takes to heal, and the number of sessions required to achieve your desired results and colour retention. This information acts as a guideline only; we cannot guarantee your results.
With all of our cosmetic tattoo work at Her Velvet Hand, the most important thing to remember is this is a two-step (sometimes more) process. Please do not expect perfection after the first session. We are building long-term results.
Immediately following the procedure, you may experience minimal discomfort on the treated area. Many clients describe a similar sensation as a sunburn or a bruise, with redness and swelling. Symptoms will subside within 24 to 48 hours. To help reduce discomfort post-procedure, an Advil or Ibuprofen may be taken.
During the first week, the tattooed area will have an intense appearance. It will appear darker and bolder in color, and more solid. The hairstrokes may appear lighter immediately post-procedure. This is normal. This is due to the tattoo forming micro-scabs on the surface area of your epidermis which can appear very sharp. Your results will have a much softer effect once healed.
Minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin is normal throughout the first few weeks of the healing period. To avoid loss of pigmentation, do not itch or remove scabs. They will naturally fall off on their own. Prematurely removing your scabs will result in uneven retention and possible scarring.
Please note that during the scabbing and flaking period, your brows will begin to look very uneven. Some areas of the tattoo will look lighter than others. This is normal during the healing process.
Adjustments and touch-ups can be made only after the healing period is complete.
During the healing process, please avoid:
Most clients require at least two sessions for ideal results. The first session is to build shape and gain balance. This is also an opportunity for the artist to have an appropriate understanding of your skin. The second session is to perfect the brows and add density.
After Your Treatment
The area will feel a bit sore and will look quite intense. There may be some swelling and minor bruising that only lasts for 1-2 days. Arnica tablets will be useful to help aid in reducing the swelling, and an ice pack will be given to you immediately following your procedure.
Fluids will leak from the tattoo to form scabs. You do not want these fluids to sit on your tattoo and form scabs. You will want to wipe your tattoo every hour with the distilled water wipes provided in your aftercare kit and pat the area dry to ensure no fluids sit and form scabs. When you wipe, you will see the color coming off onto the damp wipe. This is normal. You may ice the skin if it is feeling tender or swollen after the procedure. After each hour you wipe, reapply the ointment given.
Until after Day 5, do not touch your tattoo with dirty fingers. Remember it is an open and healing wound, and an infection could possibly ruin the tattoo.
Don’t get your tattoo too wet for too long. It will make the scabs soggy and easier to fall off prematurely. Remember, you want to keep the scabs on for as long as you can and let them fall off naturally.
Moisturize as often as possible with the recommended or provided ointment.
Avoid the following during the healing process:
After the scabbing phase:
Once your lips have completed the scabbing phase and they have completely fallen off, you may return back to your normal routine such as applying makeup over the area. Please note that after the scabs have fallen off, your tattoo may have a milky or grey hue to it. This just means that the epidermal layer of your skin is healed, but the deeper layers still need time to heal. Your tattoo will also be softer and not as crisp once healed. The complete healing process takes six weeks, and then the true and final color of your lip tattoo will surface. It is only after six weeks that a touchup can be performed so as to not injure the lips and affect the end result.
Please note that results will vary with each individual and are extremely dependent on your skin and how you care for your tattoo during healing. It may take more than one session to achieve your desired result.
Once your tattoo is fully healed:
We strongly recommend that you avoid using the following on your tattoo: Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydrogen Peroxide, Glycolic Acid, Apple Cider Vinegar, Vitamin E and C, and Retinol. These products can prematurely lighten or fade your tattoo. We also recommend using an SPF lip balm as the UV rays will deteriorate the pigment and lighten or fade the tattoo faster as well. Saltwater and chlorine can also deteriorate the pigment faster so rinse with water after contact.
If you are having any laser or facial beauty treatments, it is extremely important that you inform your provider before procedures that you have a permanent makeup tattoo.
This treatment does fade after 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 have oily skin, an iron deficiency or a very strong immune system, your pigment will not have the same retention as others.
Any redness surrounding the treated area subsides within an hour or two Redness within the treated area becomes brown as the skin dries out The treated area must be allowed to fully dry out over the next 48 hours For most people the area is touch dry within the first few hours
The Healing Process
After 48 hours:
Skin prone to hyperpigmentation:
For those prone to hyperpigmentation, follow ‘First 48 hours’ advice. After 48 hours the scab and surrounding skin must NOT be allowed to dry out or hyperpigmentation can occur. Re-apply Cavilon cream every 2 or 3 days until skin until skin returns to a normal colour
After the scab heals off:
Tattoo removal is a process with many variables, therefore how much pigment is removed during each visit, or how many visits are needed, cannot be known or guaranteed
Failure to follow these aftercare instructions may reduce the effect of the treatment and may result in undesired problems such as hyperpigmentation, scarring or infection. In the unlikely event of an infection, your technician cannot give medical advice, so immediately seek attention from a GP Doctor or pharmacist