Cosmetic Tattoo Academy

We offer beginner and advanced cosmetic tattoo classes. Located in Naperville, IL we are proud to be the FIRST and ORIGINAL permanent makeup school in the Chicagoland area. Our team of talented instructors are qualified to guide you in your career to be the best cosmetic tattoo artist you can be! IBHE and SPCP approved.

For more information call/text 331-801-0476

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Be a Model!

Thank you so much for your interest in being a model for class! Our students are always supervised one-on-one at all times by our instructors to ensure that our models receive beautiful permanent makeup work. We offer online booking for eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips.

Models can choose to book as a demo, with the work being done by an instructor for student observation, or as a student model, with work being done as a team by both student and instructor. Either option is a great choice to receive safe, beautiful permanent makeup at a budget price.

Before booking, please ensure you familiarize yourself with our pre-care & post-care advise to ensure that you are a great candidate for the tattoo and will get optimal results.

Pre-Care

  • Do not work out 24 hours before procedure.

  • *NO alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before procedure (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!).

  • *Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.

  • *Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure.

  • *Avoid power shakes and power greens, Fish Oil, and "Hair, Skin, Nail" supplements 24 hours prior to procedure.

  • *Discontinue Glycolics, Chemical Peels and Retin-A 4 weeks prior. 

  • *Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after your procedure. Check your moisturizer, facewash BB or CC creams and makeup primers for anything that says acid.

  • *No brow waxing or tinting one week before.

  • *Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle as well.​

  • *You have to be off any kind of Accutane for 1 year. NO Exceptions!


IF YOU GET FILLERS, THEY SHOULD BE DONE 6 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED PROCEDURE OR DONE 6 WEEKS AFTER THE PROCEDURE.
IF YOU USE BOTOX, IT SHOULD BE PERFORMED EITHER 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED PROCEDURE OR 2 WEEKS AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE.
AVOID POWER SHAKES AND POWER GREENS 3 DAYS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE, CAUSES BLOOD THINNING AND HEAVY BLEEDING!
WE DO NOT WORK ON ANYONE PREGNANT OR BREAST FEEDING, NO EXCEPTIONS

NOT CANDIDATES FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP

  • Heart Conditions/Pace Maker/Defibrillator (No exceptions)

  • If you are any of these medications, you will bleed and the pigment WILL NOT retain)

  • If you "keloid" scar, you need to ask your doctor (raised scarring)​

  • Hemophiliac


IF YOU ARE ON THESE MEDICATIONS:

  • Triflusal (Disgren)

  • Clopidogrel (Plavix)

  • Prasugrel (Effient)

  • Ticagrelor (Brilinta)

  • Ticlopidine (Ticlid)

  • Cilostazol (Pletal)

  • Vorapaxar (Zontivity)

  • Dipyridamole (Persantine

  • Coumadin

  • Pradaxia (dibigatran)

  • Xarelto (rivaraxaban)

  • Eliquis (apixaban)

  • Savaysa (edoxaban)



- If you have oily skin, your results can appear softer or more blurred in appearance and may require additional procedures.
- Dark Skin types please note that your permanent makeup will not appear as bold as lighter skin types.
- Plan on scheduling your touch-up within the first 6 months. All appointments are scheduled individually and will be at an additional cost.
- Come to your appointment with your eyebrows penciled the way you like them (optional) if you like & bring your eyebrow pencil with you
- Clients with darker skin please know that the Hair Strokes and Eye Liners WILL NOT appear as defined or as dark as lighter   skin types due to the skin color already being naturally darker.

IF USING AN EYELASH GROWTH SERUM ON THE AREA TO BE TATTOOED, YOU MUST DISCONTINUE USE 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE AND CAN NOT USE UNTIL 2 WEEKS AFTER PROCEDURE.

Eyeliner clients will not be able to wear contact lenses during or immediately after the tattooing. Please bring your glasses if necessary.

Lip clients who have had outbreaks of cold sores at any time in the past may be required to pre-medicate with an antiviral to avoid a breakout being triggered by the tattooing process.

Post-Care

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

  • COMPLETELY 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.  

  • Avoid pool, sauna, steam rooms, hot showers and/or hot baths for 3 weeks.

  • Avoid sweating for a full 10 days. Any physical effort, gym, hot weather, any other activity that may cause sweating through or on the tattoo can increase the risk of an infection and/or reduce the quality of your healed results.

  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.

  • NO makeup or skincare products to be used on the treated area for two weeks.

  • NO facials, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks. 

  • After 10 days, once the area has healed completely, consider using sunblock when going out in the sun to stop the color from fading.

  • Tinting should not be undertaken for 2 weeks after your procedure.

  • Avoid Retin-A, Chemical Peels and Microderms around the brow area once healed. 
     

TYPICAL EFFECTS

  • DAY 1 & 2 -  The eyebrows are darker and bolder in width than they will be when healed. Your skin is red under the pigment which causes the color of the pigment to appear darker. There is some swelling and inflammation. This will subside. Shedding, which begins in a few days, will cause the excess pigment surrounding the procedure to flake away and a softer appearance will result. New skin will heal over the pigmented area. Don’t be concerned that your tattoo initially appears darker and heavier in size than you desire. This is all part of the process.

  • DAY 3 -  Tattoo will start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. Natural exfoliation begins., do not exfoliate yourself.

  • DAY 4 -  The skin begins to flake- peeling from the outside edges first.

  • DAY 5 -  Color finishes flaking off and appears softer and greyer for 8 weeks until color clarifies.

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