Day One & Day Two
Wash your hands thoroughly before touching the procedure area. Blot gently the day of procedure, especially the first hour following the service. Blotting off these fluids is critical to beautiful results and optimum color retention. If these fluids are allowed to remain on the tattooed area and accumulate, you will experience heavier scabbing which pulls out the pigment, and results in light patchy spots and unevenness of color. If you have eyebrow hair, make sure you’re getting beyond the hair and actually blotting the tattooed skin. Same instructions for eyeliner procedures. Make sure you are getting beyond the lashes and blotting the skin. This can be a tender area to blot, but it is important that you do. Cool packs (not frozen) may be used to help reduce swelling. If needed, cool the area for 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off. Cooling the area is most beneficial for the first 24 hours. Sleeping slightly elevated may also help in the reduction of swelling.
Use a mild, non-foaming sensitive skin cleanser to wash the procedure area once before bed. This removes any surfactants and possible cross contamination from the day. Splash to rinse and gently pat completely dry. While there is still scabbing, take short cool showers when necessary and keep the bathroom ventilated to avoid causing steam buildup. Keep your face out of the water while showering. If you get splashed, immediately pat dry.
Day Three and further
Wash hands thoroughly. Apply a minimal amount of product as shown in person on the day of the service to your tattooed area with the finger-tapping method, three times a day until the scabs have completely sloughed away. Only use the healing balm provided for you. Do not apply the aftercare product until the Third day. Never apply product to a damp tattoo. Use product sparingly to avoid occluding the skin and saturating the tattoo. Allergic reactions are extremely rare but possible. If you notice any bumps, rash or think you may be having a reaction, stop using the product immediately, cleanse the area and please contact Miss Shannon’s studio.
During your healing process do not expose the procedure area to chemicals, hot tubs, saunas or steam rooms, direct shower spray, hot water, salt water, chlorinated pools, lakes, or ponds. Direct sun exposure and tanning beds should be avoided indefinitely, both cause pigment lightening to the cosmetic procedure. Absolutely NO vacuuming, sweeping, pet grooming, gardening, dusting, mud-wrestling or anything that causes dust, dirt and dander disturbance for a minimum of 72 hours. Waiting 5 full days is recommended. NO Exercising for Ten Days, NO Exceptions. Do not participate in any activity that causes redness or sweating in the procedure area. Absolutely no waterfront activities, no horseback riding or ATVS, no camping, nothing of this sort! Stay out of the direct sun, protect your procedure and keep it clean!
Absolutely NO topical makeup on the healing procedure(s) for a minimum of 5 days. Topical Makeup can be bacterial and your new procedure(s) need adequate time to heal to avoid irritation and/or infection. You may apply your makeup around the new procedure area, but avoid applying on the healing areas. After any eyeliner procedure, please use a new mascara. Do not use an eyelash curler for two weeks, as this instrument pulls the eyelashes and the tissue containing the eyeliner pigment that surrounds the lashes. You must allow the eyeliner to heal before stressing the tissue in the area. No contact lenses for 5 full days. No tweezing or waxing the eyebrows for ten days. No facials, peels, or exfoliates for two weeks. Some tenderness, puffiness, bruising, redness, and itching is quite normal for the tattoo healing process. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR SCRATCH the treated area. This could result in your color healing unevenly, as well as scarring and infection.
Lastly… Relax. Don’t worry about a thing. It’s just a tattoo that will lighten, soften, and heal in a matter of days. Complications are extremely rare. Do exactly as we have advised you to do and what not to do, and all heals well.
All procedures are conducted in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) blood borne pathogens standards.
Once you leave the facility it is important to follow after care instructions to avoid complications. Tenderness to the area is expected. This is a wound that must heal. Complications are extremely rare, however, if you observe any conditions that are not consistent with the healing agenda we’ve discussed, such as any sign of infection, pus, red streaks stemming from the treated area, eyeball irritation, or abnormal discharge or conditions, contact your doctor for treatment, and advise Miss Shannon’s studio as soon as possible at (907) 868-4678.
Thank you for choosing Miss Shannon’s studio, we look forward to sharing a long and fabulous relationship with you!