Brow tattoos are getting more and more attention because of how convenient it is. A lot of people I’ve catered my services to say that getting a brow tattoo is a life saver because it takes them around 10 to 15 minutes every morning just trying to cop a perfect brow look with traditional makeup. If they have a brow tattoo on, all they need to do is to put on their base makeup and other products and they’re good to go! They say it cuts their prep time in the morning in almost half. I would understand; when I was learning how to do makeup, I definitely had a hard time learning to do brows.
If you’re considering getting brow tattoos, here are a few before and after care tips that you should take note of.
Brow Tattoo Pre Care
- Don’t get a tan or don’t do any activities that will cause your skin to burn. A little bit of peeling on the face can be detrimental to the whole tattoo process and results.
- Doctors say that you’re not allowed to take the following right before the procedure:
- Vitamin E
- Fish Oils
- Ibuprofen 48
- Do not work out right before the procedure. To be more specific, don’t do any weight lifting or strenuous exercise at least 48 hours before the procedure.
- It’s best not to consume any alcohol or caffeine at least 2 days before the procedure.
- If you want your brows groomed (either through waxing, plucking, shaving or threading), then do it at least 72 hours before the procedure. Don’t get any tinting done anymore because that would be counter productive to the process of brow tattooing, you’ll just be wasting money.
- If you’re a woman, an additional precaution is to ensure that you don’t schedule your brow tattoo on a day when you have your period because you’re generally more sensitive during these times.
Brow Tattoo Post Care
The after care is more crucial than the before so make sure to follow these instructions for the next 10 days after the tattoo session, at the very least or as prescribed.
- Dry healing is a must for the next 10 days.
- Always clean the area and don’t wrap it in anything. Let your brows breathe so it can heal properly.
- If you want to still follow your skincare routine for the next 10 days, make sure that you don’t go over the tattooed area with any of your skincare products whether they be serums, creams, oils, gels and the like.
- Clean the area with sterile water and a cotton pad 5 hours after the procedure and let it air dry. Make sure that you’re using a cotton pad and not a cotton ball for this because cotton balls have exposed fibers that you can leave in the area that could catch dirt or bacteria.
- Remember to never touch, scratch, pick or rub no matter how itchy it gets.
- Just like pre-care, don’t get too much sun exposure for at least 3 weeks after the procedure or as prescribed.
- Sweat might trigger infection so avoid working out for the next 10 days. Unfortunately, you’re also going to need to give up the sauna.
- Avoid sleeping on your face for the next 10 days.
- Don’t get any semi-permanent makeup done after 4 weeks.
- Don’t get any facial massages.
It seems like a lot but these are necessary to ensure you don’t suffer from any complications because retouches or medication can be quite expensive.