|BEFORE EYELINER . . .
NEVER WEAR LASH EXTENSIONS TO AN
- REMOVE CONTACTS PRIOR TO SESSION.
- If you wear prescription glasses, please bring
them to the session. You will need to wear them
home after the procedure.
- Do not wear contact lenses for about 48 hrs after.
- Bring sunglasses to wear home. Eyes will be light sensitive.
- Do not dye or perm lashes for 2 days prior.
- Do not use eyelash curler for about a week after the
- If you have had any type of eye surgery, consult with the
physician about how long you should wait before having a
permanent eyeliner procedure. Some physicians are giving
a 2 month ok after cataract, lasik, and blepharoplasty.
BEFORE EYEBROWS . . .
- Do not tweeze, wax, or dye brows for several weeks prior.
You can remove the strays but leave some hair so that I can
have the opportunity to shape them. Electrolysis should not
be done for a week prior or for at least 2 weeks following.
BEFORE LIPS . . .
- If you've ever had cold sores (even 1) You will need to ask
your doctor for an antiviral prescription such as Zovirax or
Valtrex to help prevent an outbreak during your healing
process. Physicians usually instruct usage for a 7-10 day
course, beginning 3-4 prior to procedure.
- If you are unable to get a prescription, you may pick up a
supplement called Lysine at any nutritional store. Take 1000-
2000 mg of lysine daily for a week or two prior and following
- If you have had any type of lip surgery, consult with the
physician about how long you should wait before having a
permanent makeup procedure on the lips.
- Most physicians are giving a 3 week OK after lip filler
injections like collagen or Restylane. BUT JUST BE AWARE
THAT LIPS THAT HAVE BEEN INJECTED MY RESIST
RETENTION OF COLOR. Many Permanent makeup artists
have noticed poor color retention in lips that have received
collagen injections within the previous 6 months, longer for
restylane. We won't know ON YOU, until we try though.
- It is always best to have Permanent Makeup PRIOR to Lip
Filler, if possible, because this is your "permanent" state.
- If the lip surgery involves an incision (like a lip implant), the
incision needs to mature about 1 year before tattooing on
top of it.
- If you have tongue piercings or wear dentures, this may
increase risk of getting bacterial and/or fungal infection
from the mouth to the lips.
- Silvadene ointment used on lips helps fight both bacterial
and fungal problems.
- DO NOT USE WHITENING TOOTHPASTE AFTER A LIP
PROCEDURE... it could bleach out the lip pigment.
- PLEASE BE AWARE, THAT IF YOU HAVE LIP FILLER - THERE IS
A CHANCE OF PIGMENT MIGRATION. SO ALWAYS DO YOUR
PERMANENT COLOR, FIRST.
OTHER RELATED INFORMATION
WHAT TO WEAR: Here's a good rule of thumb... Pigment generally
sometimes splashes. Bring socks and a sweater if you get cold
easily. But we also have sheets and blankets in case you need them...
IT'S COLD in that office!
CONSULTATION: If you didn't preschedule a consultation, you still have
a chance to have all of your questions answered. So put your thinking
cap on... and let me know of any of your concerns. You will need to
complete some paperwork, including a Client Medical History Form
and a Client Consent Form for your file. After the preliminary
paperwork has been taken care of, we will move on into the fun stuff.
We'll discuss colors and shapes... Your image, preferences and
personal needs, to see how I can best serve you. Consultations last 30
minutes to an hour.
ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES: If you are pretty certain (in advance) that
you will want a second proceedure that day, make sure you request
that I mark out extra time on my schedule for you.
SCHEDULING FEE: $50 This fee will be applied toward the procedure
of your choice. Missed appointments will result in a forfeited deposit.
An additional fee will need to be paid to reserve subsequent
PAYMENT OF SERVICES: You may pay at the beginning of the session
if you like, but it's not a requirement. By the end of the session, you may
be tired and you will just want to get home.
SAFETY: Strict sanitation and sterilization guidelines are followed by
cleansing surfaces with a viricidal/germicidal agents before and after
each procedure. Disposable gloves are worn and only new, sterile
disposable needles, tubing and pen parts are used for each client.
Following each procedure, disposable parts are inserted into properly
the start of the procedure. During the numbing process, just lay back
TOPICAL and relax. Once the procedure is started, additional topical
will be applied as needed to help control discomfort. Although every
person's pain tolerance is different, almost every client agrees that the
procedures are much more tolerable than originally anticipated.
PAIN, ANXIETY AND OTHER MEDICATIONS: You should ask your
doctor if there are medications that you can take, such as Benedryl,
Tylenol, Zanax or Valium prior to this procedure to help you relax or
control discomfort If you feel you need to.
PHOTOS: Before and After shots will be taken for your client file. By
signing our Client Consent Form, you will be agreeing to give us
permission to use your photos on our website(s), advertising, or any
other publication that serves our needs. However, we respect your
wishes to remain anonymous if you let us know in advance of the
photographing process. In this case, we will use a sticker on your face
that flags your photos as CONFIDENTIAL. This sticker will remain on
the face during the entire photo sessions in order to avoid posting
errors in the future.
ONE WEEK AFTER:
Since permanent makeup often appears too dark for about a week
slightly, or redden, it is advised not to make social plans for about a
week. Lip liner may appear severely chapped and/or crusty for up to
Of course this is different from person to person. ONLY YOU will know.
PLEASE REFER TO THE AFTERCARE PAGE SO YOU WILL KNOW HOW
PAIN & RELAXATION:
- TYLENOL is recommended as a pain
reliever both before, during or after a
BROW PROCEDURES generally produce minimal pain to no pain and
EYELINER PROCEDURES normally cause more mental anxiety than
true "pain". For that reason, you may want to consider taking
Antihistamines such as Benedryl, before the procedure as it may
reduce swelling and help you relax. You may also ask your physician
to prescribe Xanax for
Acetomenephine (Tylenol) is normally sufficient to control any
discomfort or occasional pain due to the procedures.
LIP PROCEDURES are the ones that tend to suffer a bit more. But I
assure you, I will give you a break as soon as you tell me to and will
apply more numbing gel to help alleviate the pain when I resume
treatment. They will feel stingy and hot for the day of and possibly after
Never (and I mean NEVER!) take sleeping pills prior to your
procedure. They will NOT help you "relax"! While you might become
sleepy, you could also become combative... and start swatting me
away from your face in your sleep. Trust me on this. It happened! I
actually had to terminate the procedure in my clients best interest, and
I had to drive her home. (Lol...)
|ALLERGIC REACTIONS are extremely rare but
can happen. Therefore, I do recommend allergy
testing at least 5 days prior to your a procedure. This
is extra important if you are allergy prone or have other
conditions involving skin sensitivities. This test ONLY helps
to determine whether you will have an immediate reaction.
Reactions can still be developed over time. Again, these
are extremely rare. Testing may be accepted or declined at
ALL LIP PROCEDURES: If you have ever had
a cold sores, fever blisters, or mouth ulcers, (even 1)
the procedure is likely to re-activate the problem.
Please obtain a prescription for Zovirax or Valtrex
from your physician. This will help prevent or
minimize the outbreak - but is not a GUARANTEE that
you will not experience some sort of outbreak.
It is also good to know how to plan for and take care
of the procedure area for approximately 7-10 day
following the session. See the pages called PLAN
AHEAD and AFTER CARE to know what to do both
before and after your procedure.
Remember - we are creating an open wound. So
healing time should be considered and there are
some definite NO-NO's to be aware of during the
healing process. Again, see AFTER CARE PAGE!!
LIP PROCEDURES: If you have ever had a fever blister
or cold sore on your face, (even 1) you should obtain
a prescription from your physician for an antiviral
medication such as ZOVIRAX or VALTREX.
Start taking the prescription as directed about 3 days
prior to the procedure taking place. This will "HELP"
(but not necessarily prevent) an outbreak.
|STOP TAKING THESE PRODUCTS... 1-2 WEEKS PRIOR
ALL BLOOD THINNERS (unless medically necessary) for at least 7
days prior to your procedure. Please consult with your physician to
find out if you can stop taking it for 1-2 weeks. Examples include, but
may not be limited to:
STOP TAKING THESE HERBS... 1-2 WEEKS PRIOR
(Unless medically necessary)... These herbs can actually INCREASE
bleeding & swelling include, but may not be limited to:
- St John’s Wort
- Passion Flower
- Willow Bark. Some herbs may increase or decrease the
actions of other herbs or prescription medications.
AVOID THESE LOTIONS & OILS... 1-2 WEEKS PRIOR
For a few weeks before the procedure).
- Mineral Oils
- Retin A
- Accutane - For one year prior to procedure!
- Any alpha-hydroxy products for at least a month prior and a
month following the procedure. Then avoid use over tattooed
areas once resumed.
If unwanted hair is normally removed in the area to be treated
(ie: tweezing or waxing, electrolysis), the hair removal should not be
done within five days of the procedure. Do not resume any method of
hair removal for at least 2-3 weeks after the procedure.
If eyelashes or eyebrows are normally dyed, do not have that
procedure done within 48 hours of this procedure. Wait for at least
two weeks after the eyebrow or eyeliner procedure before dying
lashes or brows.
FOLLOWING YOUR PROCEDURE
The treated areas will need special care for about 7-10
days, so consider this when making social plans!
1. Continue (or start if you forgot) taking Arnica Montana pills a for a
couple of weeks following your procedure.
2. Stop exercising a few days prior to the session and for a week
following the procedure. Exercise causes sweat. Sweat can remove
3. Stop consuming blood thinners a few days prior to procedure.
4. Plan to avoid heat, water, steam, sun for at least a week to ten
days following the procedure.
If your appointment falls during your
menstral cycle, you may be at risk for
slightly elevated pain as well as more
prone to bleeding, which MAY affect the
|PERFORMED AFTER YOUR PERMANENT MAKEUP
IS COMPLETE. How can I effectively make adjustments
to your brows if you go and get botox? Botox changes
everything, even if to a minor degree. And if you THINK
it doesn't matter, just remember that time you plucked
THAT ONE LITTLE HAIR, then regretted it!
- YOU MUST REALIZE, THAT COLOR RETENTION MAY
BE PROBLEMATIC. MOST PROCEDURES WILL TAKE
- You MUST be off Retin-A or Retinols 7 days prior
to appointment and avoid on or around the area
for 30 days afer. If used before 30 days, it can
cause the pigments to fade prematurely.
- Areola/Nipple clients must be off
Chemotherapy/Radiation treatment for at least 4 to
6 months. I only do the procedure on clients that
are more than 1 YEAR from the surgery. Failure to
follow this rule could result in the breakdown of
healing skin. Which will make you more prone to
infection, create MORE scar tissue, which will
make future procedures even less effective. No
exceptions on this one. A surgical report may be
Incorrect Pre & Post Care: If you do not follow
the instructions, you cannot expect the best results. It's almost
impossible to do the right thing every second of the day... this is one
reason we need to do followup visits. If you let the area get dry,
you've just lost some color. So you have to be prepared to take care
of it for about 5-10 days (24/7). THE FASTER YOU HEAL, THE MORE
COLOR IS RETAINED.
- So take the Arnica Montana and/or the Bromelain!
- TIP: You might want to sleep with a travel pillow around
your neck to keep your face from planting in the pillowcase
at night. Color can lift off in your sleep. Scratching in your
sleep can also remove some color.
Your Own Metabolism: Your overall health, age, medical condition.
Condition of Your Skin:
The elasticity of the skin, excessive oiliness/dryness, uneven texture,
scar tissue, can all cause different outcomes on different people.
Medications & Supplements: Over the counter and prescribed may
have a negative or positive affect on the healed result, depending on
Medical Conditions: Temporary and chronic conditions can cause a
loss of color. Just be aware of this and expect to have a follow up
session or two... Remember, higher expectations may require more
follow up sessions.
Chemical Exfoliants: Such as alpha hydroxy, glycolic or phenol
acids, Retin-A, Retinol, and fruit peels and tattooed areas to prevent
Such as DermaPlaning and Microdermabrasion. These services do
not typically come in contact with tattooed areas, but if they do, could
cause premature fading as well. If you shave your brows, premature
fading will occur.
Cosmetic Procedures: Botox, Dermal Fillers, Facial Surgery, Facial
Implants, Fat Transfers will most likely alter the appearance of
tattooed areas, requiring corrective measures. NEVER get your
brows tattooed following BOTOX INJECTIONS. You must wait a full 4
months for the NATURAL STATE.
Your LIFESTYLE matters: If you SMOKE like a train, DRINK like a
fish, while you LIVE IN THE SUN, your results will NOT be optimal.
Sun Exposure: Even casual exposure (riding in a car) without Sun
Screen/Block is bad for your skin and bad for your permanent
makeup as well! We recommend a sunblock that has
ANTIOXIDANTS to prevent damage caused by free radicals.
Nutragena with Helioplex is a good one. The higher SPF the
Tanning Beds - Never good for permanent makeup.
2 WEEKS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE
- START TAKING ARNICA MONTANA (pills) at least a
week or two prior to the procedure and continue for a week or
two after the procedure. It promotes faster healing with less
trauma to the skin. REMEMBER... Faster healing means better
color retention! It is available at: Whole Foods Market, AMAZON.
com, GNC or any Nutrition Store.
- EAT LOTS OF GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLES
2-3 DAYS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE
- AVOID CAFFEINE
- AVOID ALCOHOL
- AVOID BLOOD THINNERS
- AVOID STRENUOUS EXERCISE (sweat in your open
wounds will reduce color retention)
Please understand that these suggestions are believed to help
promote faster healing and optimal results, but CANNOT be
guaranteed to do so. SOME people will heal well, regardless of what
they do - while others will take painstaking care of everything, and
will not have great results.
Since you will not know in advance, how YOUR body will react, I do
suggest that you take these recommendations to heart. I do believe
MOST people, will heal better and faster,with a little extra care! IF YOU
DIDN'T START THE SUGGESTED TIPS ON TIME, START ASAP...
|PROCEDURES REQUIRE 3 APPLICATIONS!
Why? Because before we plow in a bunch of color, we
want to see how it reacts once introduced to YOUR
skin. No two people are the same. We take extra care
of the brows. They never look good with just one
color. So we like to check the outcome, before
applying more color.
- APPLICATION #1 - This is where the foundation of our work is
created. Since I approach PM with a VERY conservative
manner, You may end up with less color that you expect after
the first application, but under normal circumstances, you can
still expect things to look BETTER than they were, prior to the
session taking place. More can be added later!
- APPLICATION #2 - This is where adjustments are made.
Colors are deepened and fine details are added. PLEASE
NOTE: Subsequent sessions always improve the look. Some
people are ok with just one session, while others come
several times. It's all a matter of personal preference AND how
well/fast your own skin heals!
- APPLICATION #3 + - Please be aware that the same art
applied in different skin types will not produce the same
|FIRST, ARE YOU A GOOD CANDIDATE?
You should NOT consider cosmetic tattooing if you experience any of
the following conditions:
- INSULIN DEPENDENT DIABETIC (high blood sugar)
- HEMOPHILIAC (bleeding disorder)
- PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE
- ACTIVE INFECTION (staff or impetigo).
- HERPES SIMPLEX OUTBREAK (on the face)
- NURSING A BABY
- SKIN DISORDERS such as psoriasis, eczema, undiagnosed
rashes and blisters will be a concern.
- A HISTORY OF ALLERGIES to pigment or tattoo ink
- A HISTORY OF POST INFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION
- There may be other medical issues that may prevent you
from a successful procedure. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE CARE
OF A DOCTOR, YOU SHOULD INQUIRE IF YOU ARE A
CANDIDATE FOR COSMETIC TATTOOING.
- Also, you should be aware that medications may (or may not)
have a negative affect and may result in premature fading
and/or the need for multiple touch up sessions.
- IF YOU EXPECT PERFECTION AFTER THE FIRST VISIT, YOU
MAY NOT BE A GREAT CANDIDATE FOR THE PROCEDURES.
- Fish Oil
- Vitamin E Oil
- Primrose Oil
|HOW ARNICA MONTANA HELPS!
It promotes faster healing and helps to
minimize bruising and swelling! Sometimes,
the area around the tattoo gets red and
swollen, causing the brows to appear slightly
larger than they actually are! ARNICA
MONTANA may help reduce this
experience when taken well in advance of
APPOINTMENTS MAY RUN LATE!
If I had a crystal ball to show me that I will have 4 easy clients in a row,
then EVERYONE goes home on time! But if I get 4 challenging cases in a
row, it's gonna be a while. However, I do not have that luxury, so to be
perfectly honest with you, we never know if there will be a wait or not.
But WE ARE COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE... and that takes time, so I feel
that my main responsibility is to whoever is sitting in our chair! These
procedures require a great deal of focus and contemplation. Some women
let us have free reign while other want to show us every detail. We never
know what each day will bring. Just know that at the end of the day, we all
want to go home on time.
As you can imagine, an artist performs better under relaxed circumstances
and when given the ability to be a perfectionist and clients leave happy
when they feel their every need has been met.
During every procedure, we are hyper-focused on the person in the chair.
There are circumstances to explain, angles to check, adjustments to be
made... People stand up, people sit down. People talk about thier lives...
and sometimes, we just cannot rush a situation.
This is a delicate procedure that we pour our heart and soul into. So if we
are running late, we would like to THANK YOU in advance for your
patience and understanding, and trust that we will take the same care
|BEFORE BOOKING... THINK!
Please don't schedule any flights, parties, photo shoots,
kid pick up, FIRST DATES, surgery, or any other important
event right before OR immediately following your
Some people look ok no matter what... then there are those like
ME... who look like a blowfish due to swelling and redness.
So please plan wisely!
PLEASE REFRESH YOUR BROWSER WHEN YOU REVISIT THIS SITE...
START TAKING ARNICA MONTANA 1-2 weeks prior to your appointment!
It promotes faster healing and less bruising and swelling! Available at any Nutrition Store.
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