Using the Art of Tattooing to enhance and correct
What to Expect
After that, we wipe off the numbing cream and take "before" pictures. We then draw your eyebrows with a pencil. Together we decide what shape looks best on you and our goal is always what is most flattering to your unique face. We prefer a natural result and a majority of our clients feel the same way. Each person is different; therefore, each person’s eyebrows are unique to them. Here, we avoid following trends because they come and go. A “trendy” looking tattoo may look dated years later; However, looking natural is always in style.
We will begin by cleaning the eyebrow area with an alcohol swab to prep the skin. Then, numbing cream is applied directly to the area and will take full effect in roughly 15-20 minutes. During this time, we prepare for the procedure by mixing colors as well as further discussing your desired results.
Once we decide on the perfect shape and color, then we begin the procedure. We always start at the tail of the brow by drawing a single hair stroke. Then we wipe the area and check that the color looks good. If it does, we proceed by drawing feather-like hair strokes throughout the brow, mimicking the growth pattern of your actual hair. Our goal is to add to what you already have so that no one can tell what is actual hair and what is tattooed. If you have no eyebrows we will create a hair growth pattern for you.
Depending on the look we are trying to achieve, some soft shading to the hair strokes may be added as well. This can give a more complete look for those that need extra definition. This method is usually necessary when doing corrective brow procedures over faded permanent makeup.
Once the procedure is complete, the treated area is cleaned and photos are taken to document the transformation. Lastly, we apply an after-care ointment and provide you with your own to take-home as well as instructions on how to care for your new brows.
We recommend booking your follow-up appointment right away to ensure that you get a convenient time slot. It’s best to schedule a follow-up 4-6 weeks after your procedure to check on the results. If needed, more tattooing may be added during the follow-up appointment.
Post Procedure Care
After your procedure, we recommend gently blotting the brows every 30 minutes or as needed. It is normal for a little clear fluid to come out of your skin immediately following the procedure. This fluid is called lymph and it is perfectly normal. Because of the technique we use, the discharge is very minimal and stops within an hour after the procedure.
Before going to bed, gently clean the brows with a mild soap, preferably an antibacterial one. Create a lather in your hands and very gently massage the brows. Rinse with water and immediately pat dry with paper towels. Wait 20 minutes and then apply ointment using a Q-tip. A grain of rice is a good measure of how much ointment to use. This will be enough to cover both eyebrows. Repeat this routine morning and night for 1 week.
Avoid while Healing:
excessive moisture, such as steam or saunas
swimming or excessive sweating
any and all types of active skincare like Retin A, glycolic or alpha hydroxy acids and exfoliants of any kind
pets near your face
excessive sun exposure
touching with dirty hands
makeup and makeup brushes
More Aftercare Info
It is important to treat the area as a fresh wound that you need to keep clean and dry. Even though the amount of trauma is minimal, we are still breaking the skin with tiny needles. Because of this, you need to treat the area as you would a wound for the best results.
After a day or two, the color may look a little bit darker; this is normal. After 3-4 days you may experience mild flaking of the pigment. This is also normal. Do not pick or pull at the skin; allow it to fall off naturally. After a week, the pigment might begin look faded but the color will return and if it is still too light or if you decide you would like to go thicker, we can add more during your follow-up visit.
Most clients love the results right away and report healing time as not a big deal. They are comfortable going about their daily activities with no problems. The final results will look natural - never fake or overdone.