Cosmetic Tattoo Academy

Be a Model!

  • Student models: student performs procedure with 1:1 supervision by an instructor

  • Demo models: procedure is done by instructor in front of students

  • Receive safe, beautiful permanent makeup at a discounted price!

  • You MUST read the pre-care and aftercare instructions prior to booking!

You are not a good candidate for permanent makeup if...

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding - NO EXCEPTIONS

  • You have a heart condition/pacemaker/defibrillator

  • If you are prone to keloid scars (raised, dark in color)

  • If you are a hemophiliac

  • You have taken Accutane in the last year

  • If you are taking any of the following 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)

Pre-Care

DO NOT:

  • Drink caffeine or alcohol 24 hours before procedure

  • Work out 24 hours before procedure

  • Sunbathe/tan for one week prior

  • Take aspirin, Advil/Ibuprofen, Niacin, or Vitamin E for 24 hours prior

  • Take fish oil or "hair, skin, and nails" supplements for 24 hours prior

  • Use any skin care with acids (glycolic, salicylic, lactic, AHA, BHA) for 4 weeks prior (hyaluronic acid is OK)

  • Use chemical peels or retinol/Retin-A for 4 weeks prior

  • Wax or tint brows for 1 week prior

  • Use a lash/brow serum on the treatment area 2 weeks prior

  • Wear contacts for an eyeliner procedure

PLEASE NOTE:

  • You may be more sensitive if you're on your menstrual cycle

  • If you get fillers in the treatment area, they should be done 6 weeks before or 6 weeks after the procedure

  • If you get Botox, it should be done 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after the procedure

  • If you have oily skin, your results will appear softer and you may require more procedures

  • Results will not appear as bold on darker skin tones

  • Lip tattoo: you MUST pre-medicate with Valtrex if you have EVER had a cold sore

Aftercare

AVOID:

  • Rubbing, scratching, or picking at the treated area while healing

  • Sun exposure and tanning beds for at least 4 weeks (this can cause sensitivity and lightening of color)

  • Pools, saunas, steam rooms, hot showers/baths for 2 weeks

  • Sweating for at least 10 days - NO EXCEPTIONS (this can cause loss of color and possible infection)

  • Sleeping on your face for 10 days

  • Makeup and your normal skin care products on the treated are for 10 days

  • Facials, chemical treatments, or exfoliants for 4 weeks

  • Skin care with acids (glycolic, salicylic, lactic, AHA, BHA) on the treated area once healed

BROW REGIMEN:

  • Blot (don't wipe) brows with a clean tissue every 20 minutes for the next few hours

  • Gently wash with gentle cleanser (Cetaphil, Dial, CeraVe, baby shampoo, mild soap), pat dry, and apply a VERY THIN layer of Aquaphor before bed

  • First 10 days: wash & apply Aquaphor morning & night

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Days 1 & 2: Brows will appear darker and thicker. Your skin will likely be inflamed and red under the pigment (pigment may also appear warmer). You may experience some temporary swelling.

  • Day 3: New skin will start to heal over the tattoo and may become itchy.

  • Days 4-6: Skin begins to flake and peel - DO NOT PICK AT IT. 

  • Days 7-10: Skin finishes flaking and pigment will appear lighter and possibly grayer.

  • Week 4: Pigment will clarify and return to the surface, appearing a bit darker and more true to color.

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