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POST CARE

POST CARE FOR LIPS  

*Immediately following the procedure, lips may feel dry, chapped, tight and tender to the touch. 

  • Complete your antiviral medication to prevent an outbreak.

  • Apply ointment on lips several times a day. This should be done for at least 10 days post treatment.  Do not allow lips to become dry. This may interfere with healed color. During the day if lips feel dry, apply a light layer of ointment. Make sure to dab/press onto skin, do not rub it in.

  • Itching is normal, DO NOT PICK!

  • No soaps, cleansing creams, or chemicals on lips. Wash your face carefully avoiding the lip area for 10 days.

  • Avoid moisture to the lips such as hot soups and hot coffee for 10 days. Drink everything through a straw until lips completely peel. 

  • DO NOT stretch the lips. Avoid biting into large sandwiches, etc.  Cut food into tiny bites.

  • Do not bite into greasy, oily, salty or spicy foods, rather cut them up and place them into your mouth. 

  • While eating, do not constantly wipe your lips with a napkin or keep licking your lips at this will impede the healing process. DO NOT PICK dry healing tissue or you WILL remove the pigment color!

  • Avoid water on the new pigmented areas as much as possible, the first 7 days. (when showering, washing face, etc. have ointment on the pigmented area to protect lips from water). Do not stand in front of shower head when showering.

  • Avoid underwater swimming and batching for a minimum of 4 weeks to avoid bacterial infection.

  • Before brushing your teeth, seal lips with ointment first. Put cotton balls in gum areas so toothbrush will not rub against the lips. No whitening toothpaste (during the healing process). Use a small amount of toothpaste. Take a straw with you to the bathroom to retrieve water to swish with. Do not bleach/whiten your teeth while your lips are healing (about 2 weeks).

  • You may apply an ice pack (which must be protected with a wet barrier film of paper toweling, towel or cloth) for 10-minute intervals for the first 48 hours. Ice may be applied every hour or so, if desired. Do not put ice directly on area.

  • Do not expose the lips to direct sunlight or tanning beds for 4 weeks. This is new skin and will sunburn easily and direct sun prematurely may also cause scarring and alter pigment color.

  • You may wear lipstick, lipgloss, and chapstick after 10 days, make sure the tube of lip product is new.

  • Sleeping slightly elevated will help prevent swelling. It’s recommended to sleep on your back on a satin pillow case. If the pillowcase is not satin, you may also wrap your pillowcase at night and replace with a fresh wrap in the morning. This keeps pigment from sticking to the pillowcase at night.

  • No smoking while lips are healing (10 days minimum).

  • No kissing, rubbing or friction on your newly tattooed lips until after 10 days or you may lose pigment.

  • Lips may be dry for 3 to 6 months depending on the body reaction.

Expect moderate swelling, usually one to three days following the procedure. Scabbing may make the lips feel thick. Lips will fade up to 50% after the first 5 days. While healing, the tattoo will look patchy. This is due to skin regeneration and healing. Two or three sessions may be required to achieve the desired results. Please be patient.  Cosmetic tattooing is a multiple-step appointment process with a healing time of approximately 6 weeks in between touch up appointments.

The above Pre and Post-Care for lips will affect how quickly or slowly you heal. Mature age, poor diet, stress, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, age, general health, sleep/fatigue. The more fatigued you are the lower your immune system is and infection is more likely to occur. Please get plenty of rest and drink lots of water to hydrate prior to procedure.

*** We have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for those to those who fail to follow our Pre and Post Care Instructions. Failing to follow the above instructions will result in Bombshell Ink denying your service and possibly future services. There are no implied or written guarantees, especially if you do not follow instructions!


EYEBROWS POST-CARE

* 24 HOURS AFTER PROCEDURE: Blot brows with tissue to absorb lymphatic fluid that is excreting from tattoo.

1. With clean hands, gently wash eyebrow area using a fragrance-free antibiotic cleanser (such as Dial Gold ) and water.

2.  Allow eyebrows to completely dry before applying lotion (pat dry with paper towel or air dry).

3. Once brows have fully dried, apply a thin layer of Lubriderm with clean fingertips (rice size amount on each brow).

  • Repeat above steps 2x per day for 10 days after service.

  • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking will cause scarring and pigment loss!

  • DO NOT apply any vaseline or A&D of any kind. This will affect pigment retention.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a minimum of 4 weeks after your procedure. Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to change color while it is healing and can also cause hyper pigmentation and scarring.

  • NO underwater swimming and bathing for 4 weeks to avoid bacterial infection.

  • Avoid pool, sauna, steam rooms, steamy showers, and hot baths for 10 days.

  • Avoid sweating on your face for 10 days. Sweating through or on the brows will expel pigment from the dermis producing poor "patchy results.

  • Avoid sleeping on your brow area for the first 10 days.

  • NO makeup or skincare products to be used on the brow area for 10 days.

Protect your investment after you’ve healed!        

  • Exposure to the sun and tanning beds will cause premature fading and discoloration of the pigment.

  • Apply a physical sunscreen daily on brow area once completely healed (10 days). 

  • For further sun protection wear hats, sunglasses, and stay in the shade!

  • Maintain removal of unwanted brow hair outside of your tattooed brow design by tweezing, threading, waxing, or razoring.

  • Lasers will alter the color of the pigment. 20% zinc oxide must covering  your brow tattoo prior to any laser services.

  • Yearly touchups are recommended to maintain your results.

  • Certain skincare products and services will cause premature fading of your brow tattoo and may also alter the pigment color.  Please apply a barrier layer of Vaseline over your brow tattoo before use of any of the following: glycolic acid, salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, hydroquinone, retinol/retin-a, vitamin c, peels, microdermabrasion, Obagi,or anything anything that brightens or treats hyperpigmentation.

  • Frequent chlorine swimmers, please apply a barrier layer of Vaseline over your tattoo prior to swimming, to prevent premature fading.

The above Pre and Post-Care for brows will affect how quickly or slowly you heal. Mature age, poor diet, stress, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, age, general health, sleep/fatigue. The more fatigued you are the lower your immune system is and infection is more likely to occur. Please get plenty of rest and drink lots of water to hydrate prior to your procedure!

*** We have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for those to those who fail to follow our Pre and Post Care Instructions. Failing to follow the above instructions will result in Bombshell Ink denying your service and possibly future services. There are no implied or written guarantees, especially if you do not follow instructions.

POST-CARE FOR EYES

  • Do not wear contact lenses during the procedure or for 24 hrs after.

  • Have sunglasses available. Eyes may be light sensitive or even dilated immediately after. The sunglasses are also handy for hiding puffy eyes.

  • Take Tylenol as necessary for discomfort.

  • Eyes may feel dry or irritated. Lubricating refresher drops may be used.

  • Apply ointment with clean fingers twice daily for 10 days after cleaning. No scrubbing or rubbing.

  • Do not pick or pull off the sloughing pigment, let it fall off naturally! Itching is normal.

  • You may apply a clean ice pack (which must be protected with a wet barrier film of paper toweling, towel or cloth) for 10-minute intervals for the first 48 hours. Ice may be applied every hour or so, if desired. Do not put ice directly on area.

  • Refrain wear makeup on or around the eyes for a minimum of 7 days.

  • Do not use an eyelash curler for 2 weeks. Clean eyelash curler with alcohol prior to using.

  • Refrain from eyelash extensions for a minimum of 2 weeks post your eyeliner procedure.

  • Avoid Retin-A, Glycolic Acids, and Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) near eyes to prevent premature fading.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a minimum of 4 weeks after your procedure. Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to change color while it is healing and can also cause hyper pigmentation and scarring.

  • NO underwater swimming and bathing for 4 weeks to avoid bacterial infection.

  • Avoid pool, sauna, steam rooms, steamy showers, and hot baths for 10 days.

  • Avoid sweating on your face for 10 days. Sweating through or on the brows will expel pigment from the dermis producing poor "patchy results.

Expect moderate swelling, usually one to three days following the eyeliner procedure.  While healing, the eyeliner tattoo will look spotty. This is due to healing skin regeneration. Healed eyeliner will fade up to 50%. Multiple sessions may be required to achieve the desired results. 

The above Pre and Post-Care for eyeliner will affect how quickly or slowly you heal. Mature age, poor diet, stress, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, age, general health, sleep/fatigue. The more fatigued you are, the lower your immune system is, and infection is more likely to occur. Please get plenty of rest and drink lots of water to hydrate prior to procedure.

Protect your investment after you’ve healed!        

  • Exposure to the sun and tanning beds will cause premature fading and discoloration of the pigment.

  • Apply a physical sunscreen daily on brow area once completely healed (10 days). We love Skinceuticals Physical Fusion.

  • For further sun protection wear hats, sunglasses, and stay in the shade!

  • Lasers will alter the color of the pigment. 20% zinc oxide must covering your brow tattoo prior to any laser services.

  • Yearly touchups are recommended to maintain your results.

  • Certain skincare products and services will cause premature fading of your brow tattoo and may also alter the pigment color. Please apply a barrier layer of Vaseline over your eyeliner tattoo before use of any of the following: glycolic acid, salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, hydroquinone, retinol/retin-a, vitamin c, peels, microdermabrasion, Obagi,or anything anything that brightens or treats hyperpigmentation.

  • Frequent chlorine swimmers, please apply a barrier layer of Vaseline over your tattoo prior to swimming, to prevent premature fading.

We have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for those to those who fail to follow our Pre and Post Care Instructions. Failing to follow the above instructions will result in your Bombshell Ink denying your service and possibly future services. There are no implied or written guarantees, especially if you do not follow instructions!

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