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PRE-CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR RESTORATIVE TATTOO OR MICROPIGMENTATION PROCEDURE 

These instructions do not guarantee that your results will last for any certain period of time, nor is it guaranteed problems will not arise. Here are some things to prepare for and avoid before your confirmed appointment. 

Please Note: you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle. Plan ahead.

Pre-Care: Response Time

I understand response time can take up to 72 hours; therefore, I should leave a clear message with my name, date of birth, type of procedure requested, and phone number

 

Pre-Care: Guests

The initial procedure can take up to 4 hours; please have your companion plan accordingly. We do not allow guests or pets in the procedure room.

Pre-Care: Illness and Doctor's Note

I understand I may place the health and well-being of my provider and others at risk if I am actively sick with a cough or cold or other virus during my appointment. I will inform my provider as far in advance as possible to reschedule my appointment one time. If I provide an appropriate physician’s note attesting to my illness, Arawan Artistry may allow me reschedule without forfeiting my commitment fee at Arawan Artistry’s sole discretion.

Pre-Care: Skin Preparation

I understand I must drink plenty of water a few days before the procedure and moisturize my skin with a cream that does not contain any acids to prep and hydrate my skin (except hyaluronic acid, a skin hydrating agent). I understand there is no warm blanket provided, but I can bring my own.
 

Pre-Care: Caffeinated Drinks and Alcohol

I want to increase pigment retention and I understand excessive bleeding reduces retention. I understand coffee, alcohol, or caffeinated and energizing drinks twenty-four hours before my appointment may cause excessive bleeding in the target area, and that the numbing cream will NOT be as effective.
 

Pre-Care: Eating or Snacking Before The Procedure

No food, no eating, and no other beverages other than water are allowed inside the procedure room. I will make sure I am hydrated and have eaten before my procedure.
 

Pre-Care: Blanket and Clothing

I understand Arawan Artistry does not have warm blankets available, but I can bring my own. I also understand my provider will be working with pigments that may or may not stain my clothing or my blanket and will dress accordingly. 
 

Pre-Care: Back and Neck

I understand I will be directed to sit or stand multiple times for the mapping or shaping process and during the procedure to continue to evaluate the shape and form. I understand that I will be in a prolonged supine (on your back) position for the pigment implantation. If you suffer from back pain, please let your provider know. If you suffer from neck pain while flat, please bring a small towel to roll and place under your neck for your comfort.

 

Pre-Care: Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses

I understand I am not to wear contact lenses to any appointment during which my provider will be working around my eyes. I understand I may wear my contact lenses after the procedure.

Pre-Care: Make Up

I understand that arriving without makeup, with a clean and recently washed face is the best way to help reduce my risk of infection.

 

I will bring my eyebrow makeup or lipstick so we can color match to a similar color. Otherwise, we will match a color similar to your natural hair color or lip color of your choice. 

 

I understand I cannot apply eyebrow makeup if work is done on my eyebrows, eyeliner, or lips to prevent  the risk of infection for a certain period of time after my procedure.
 

Pre-Care: Smoking

I understand the fumes from any type of smoking alters the internal condition of my skin integrity. Therefore, I will not smoke anything or be around second hand smoke for at least 24 hours before my appointment.
 

Pre-Care: Medications

I understand all daily medications should be disclosed to my provider before committing to this appointment to avoid unexpected outcomes. 

 

I will report any new medications I am taking right away to my provider to determine potential reactions that may affect my procedure. 

 

I will discuss with my primary healthcare provider any need to stop any prescribed blood thinners for elective procedures at Arawan Artistry. 

 

I understand not to take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Turmeric, Fish Oil, Ibuprofen, blood thinning medications, or other similar medications eight days before the procedure to reduce bleeding on site and increase pigment retention.

 

Antibiotics - No antibiotic use for 30 days prior to appointment.

 

Pre-Care: Sun Exposure or Tanning

I understand that I should not tan or have intense sun exposure five days before the procedure. This may cause scarring and will affect pigment selection and retention.
 

Pre-Care Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, Facials

I understand I should not have any chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or any other intense treatments or facials for the two weeks before the procedure.

Pre-Care: Neurotoxins

I understand I should wait at least four weeks to let neurotoxin injections settle prior to my procedure with Arawan Aesthetics.

Pre-Care: Retinol

I understand I need to stop retinol treatments to the brow area two to four weeks prior to my procedure.
 

Pre-Care: Laser Treatments

I understand I should allow eight weeks of healing time for any areas treated with laser before micropigmentation should be applied.

Pre-Care: Skin Integrity and Health

I understand that I will be sent home if we see any blemishes, pimples, medical or skin conditions in the brow region. I understand my artist cannot tattoo over these and will not risk infection or my safety. I understand to check the target area a few days before my appointment to ensure my skin has good integrity.

 

I understand that compromised skin due to surgical scars, burn scars, radiation scars, etc. may be or may not be more sensitive than a normal skin integrity.

 

I understand that getting a lip blush tattoo causes minor trauma to my skin integrity that may lead to fever blisters from the oral herpes simplex virus, of which I may not even be aware that I am a carrier of. I understand that it is best for me to see my primary or another healthcare provider to discuss possible prescribed prophylactic treatments before and after the procedure to reduce the incident of painful lip fever blisters.

Pre-Care: Before and After Photos and Videos

I consent to Arawan Artistry taking before and after photos for including in my treatment file.

 

I consent to having my before and after photos and videos used by Arawan Aesthetics for its education, advertising, marketing, and promotion purposes in print, on its website, and on its social media accounts.
 

Pre-Care: Workout

I understand I should not work out the day of the procedure because working out increases my body temperature and heart rate which increases my blood pressure and promotes blood flow to the target area, in turn reducing pigment retention.
 

BROWS:

Pre-Care: Brow Tint or Henna

I understand I should not tint or apply henna on my eyebrows three days before the procedure.
 

Pre-Care: Waxing and Threading

I understand I will not be waxing or threading the target area three days before the appointment. Your provider will shape and clean your eyebrows.


 

EYELINER:

How to Prepare for Eyeliner Tattoos

After eyeliner tattoo your eyes may swell or redden because of the delicate skin and sensitive areas, some clients feel it is best not to make any social plans for a day or two following any procedure. It is always best to avoid these procedures within months prior to important life events such as weddings, vacations etc. Also if you have vascular eyelids, eyeliner tattoo is not recommended. Your eyes can be sensitive and bleed easily. Consult with your artist first. 

No Eyelash Extensions

No eyelash extension 1 week before and until 4 weeks after your touchup session.

No Mascara

No mascara on the day of the procedure and have your eyes free of makeup and moisturizer. Too much wax based makeup affects the healing process and pigment implantation.

No Contact Lenses

No contact lenses, bring glasses and you can wear your contact  lenses after 48 hours post procedure. 

Other Notes

  • If your eyes are sensitive to a bright light, bring somebody with you.

  • If you have a previous eyeliner tattoo you need to send us a photo. 

  • If you have had any type of eye surgery, including Cataract, Lasik, blepharoplasty, you must get medical clearance from your physician. 

Things to Avoid Before Eyeliner Tattoos Procedure

Lash Tinting

Avoid lash tinting, perming, curling 2 weeks before and can be done 2 weeks after.

Lash Serums

Stop using lash serums, especially Latisse 4 weeks prior to your procedure. The reason is that those types of serums are stimulants. They will make your eyelids too fragile and vascular for cosmetic tattooing. 

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