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It is very important to read and think about the following before booking any procedure. BUT FIRST, ARE YOU A CANDIDATE?

 Sign Plan AheadMost people are... However, 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)
  • PREGNANT
  • NURSING A BABY
    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.

FOLLOWING THE PROCEDURES BELOW, you must wait a period of one year to have a cosmetic tattoo procedure performed on your eyes! This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Lasix
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cornea Repair
  • Lens Replacement
  • Refractive Eye Surgery........etc.

START TAKING... 1-2 WEEKS PRIOR

Screenshot 2015 01 20 07 59 43Supplements should be taken as directed on package. These supplements will help prepare the skin for the procedure. They are often prescribed by plastic surgeons to help reduce swelling and promote healing of wounded skin tissue. Those who have paid attention to this advice, seemed to have had the best results.... The faster the healing, the better the retention of color! (AVAILABLE AT WHOLEFOODS MARKET OR MOST NUTRITION STORES).

  • Arnica Montana and/or the Bromelain
  • Vitamin K can used before in order to help "clot" your blood. Thin blood can cause excessive bleeding, bruising, swelling, discomfort and an overall poor result for cosmetic tattooing procedures
  • TYLENOL is ok to take as a pain reliever both before, during or after a procedure.

STOP TAKING... 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 may include:

• Advil
• Aleve
• Aspirin
• Naproxen
• Ibuprofen
• Motrin
• Excedrin
• Aspirin
• Coumadin
• Warfarin
• Fish Oil
• Vitamin E Oil
• Primrose Oil
• Magnesium
• Alcohol
• Caffeine

STOP TAKING THESE HERBS

(Unless medically necessary)... These herbs can actually INCREASE bleeding & swelling include, but may not be limited to:

• Valerian
• Hops
• Melatonin
• St John’s Wort
• Passion Flower
• Chamomile
• Willow Bark. Some herbs may increase or decrease the actions of other herbs or prescription
medications.

AVOID THESE LOTIONS & OILS:

For a few weeks before the procedure).

• Mineral Oils
• Glycolics
• Retin A
• Renova
• Accutane
• 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 (i.e.: tweezing or waxing), the hair removal should be done at least 24 hours prior to your procedure.
Electrolysis 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 one week after the eyebrow or eyeliner procedure before dying lashes or brows.

THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT:

WHAT TO WEAR: Here's a good rule of thumb... Pigment generally washes out of most clothes, but NEVER your favorite ones! So wear 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 procedure that day, make sure you request that I mark out extra time on my schedule for you.

SCHEDULING FEE: $100 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 appointments.

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 labeled containers.

TOPICAL ANESTHETICS: A topical anesthetic will be applied prior to the start of the procedure. During the numbing process, just lay back 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: Mandatory Before and After photos will be taken for your client file. Your consent is required in order to submit any photos to this (or any other) website. If you choose not to be presented on line, you must state so on the consent form.


ONE WEEK AFTER:

Since permanent makeup often appears too dark for about a week following the procedure, and delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell 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 one week.

Of course this is different from person to person. ONLY YOU will know.

PLEASE REFER TO THE AFTERCARE PAGE SO YOU WILL KNOW HOW TO PLAN!


PAIN & RELAXATION:

BROW PROCEDURES generally produce minimal pain to no pain and the topical numbing cream is normally sufficient.

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 you if you are particularly apprehensive about someone being close to your eyes. But with either, you will need to plan for transportation home. You should NOT drive... 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 the procedure.

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 client’s best interest, and I had to drive her home. (Lol...)

Your treated areas will need special care for about 7-10 days following the session. So consider this when making social plans!

 AFTER CARE PRODUCTS TO BUY:

cottonSwabs 174x193Q-TIPS (must be new)
• NEW COSMETICS (if you plan on wearing makeup within 5 days)
• DISPOSABLE APPLICATORS (to apply new makeup)
• COOL GEL PACKS OR FROZEN BAGS OF CORN...(peas stink).
• LARGE BRIM HAT
• SUNGLASSES
• BABY WIPES (for dabbing, NEVER for wiping!)

NOTE: FREE ALLERGY TESTING IS AVAILABLE
Allergic reactions are extremely rare but still, I do recommend allergy testing at least 3-5 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 your discretion.

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. Start taking the prescription as directed about 3 days prior to the procedure taking place.  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 your procedure.

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.
There has even been a little pigment migration along lip edges with Restylane.
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.

FEMALE? TRY NOT TO SCHEDULE DURING, OR CLOSE TO, YOUR PERIOD!

It will not put you in any danger, it’s just that your body is more sensitive during this time and you may bleed more, which MAY affect the color retention.

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!!

CERTAIN FACTORS THAT CAN HAVE AN ADVERSE AFFECT HEALING INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

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 follow-up 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 the product.

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 bleaching creams should be applied AROUND the tattooed areas to prevent premature fading.

Mechanical Exfoliants: 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 effects to wear off. Brows should be tattooed in their 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 better!!! Tanning Beds - Never good for permanent makeup.

BEFORE EYELINER


PLEASE DO NOT WEAR LASH EXTENSIONS TO AN EYELINER APPOINTMENT!
If you wear prescription glasses, please bring them to the session. You will need to wear them home after the procedure.
REMOVE CONTACTS PRIOR TO SESSION.
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 procedure.
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.

BOTOX AND DERMAL FILLERS & SURGICAL SCARS...

I FEEL THAT INJECTIBLES SHOULD BE PERFORMED AFTER YOUR FOLLOWUP VISIT...
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!

I WILL STILL DO YOUR LIPS IF YOU HAVE A FILLER, But I will only work within the boundary of your natural lip line. I must do this in order to avoid an unbalanced shape once the filler dissipates. AND YOU MUST REALIZE, THAT COLOR RETENTION MAY BE PROBLEMATIC. LIPS ALMOST ALWAYS TAKE 3+ SESSIONS.
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 requested.