Microblading Aftercare Instructions 

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly before touching any treated area.

  2. Cool packs (not frozen) may be used to help reduce swelling. Cool area for 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off. Cooling the area is most beneficial the first 24 hours. Sleeping slightly elevated may also help in the reduction of swelling.

  3. Blot your procedure gently the day of procedure, especially the first hour following procedure. We have created a wound and all wounds weep body fluids. Some wounds will weep more than others. Blotting off these fluids and excess pigment is critical to a good result and optimum color retention. If these fluids are allowed to remain on the tattooed area and accumulate, you will experience heavier scabbing. This scabbing can pull out the pigment, which will result in lights spots and unevenness of color. Continue until weeping has subsided. 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.

  4. Use a mild non-foaming cleanser to wash the procedure area once before bed, for the first two days. This removes any surfactants and possible cross contamination from the day. Next, rinse completely and pat dry. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser is recommended for all skin types. Do not use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, AHA) or any exfoliants on the procedure area. Showering – Do not take an exceptionally hot shower, and keep bathroom doors open as to avoid causing a steam effect. Keep your face out of the water while showering. After taking care of all other shower tasks, wash and rinse your hair back, away from your face. Do not let the shower spray hit you directly in the face. If treated area becomes exposed to water, pat dry immediately. 

  5. Wash hands thoroughly, apply half-a-grain-of-rice sized amount to treated area with fingertip-tapping method after cleansing, and then 3 times a day until healing-itching sensation has ceased. Only use the healing balm provided for you. Do not apply aftercare product until the third day when the wound has completely closed. Never apply product to a damp tattoo! Use product sparingly to avoid occluding the skin and saturating the tattoo. Allergic reaction is extremely rare but possible. If you notice any bumps or rash or think you may be having a reaction, stop using product immediately, cleanse area and contact Miss Shannon’s studio.

  6. 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 and are counterproductive 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!

  7. ​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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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 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!