You will be given a copy of our recommended aftercare regimen and you can also find it here
You are advised to keep the skin clean and dry. That means no
swimming, sweating or otherwise getting the area wet; no tanning or
prolonged sun exposure; no picking or peeling of the treatment area for
Following your procedure the color will appear much darker and bolder
than they will actually heal to. Your pigment also may appear warmer in
color. You may experience some redness or swelling in the area, though
this typically will disappear within 48 hours.
For the next 5-10 days you will notice some scabbing or flaking on
the tattooed area. The area may appear spotty or patchy until the
entire area has finished healing and exfoliating. You may notice that
some areas may appear very light or even to have lost pigment entirely
after they have peeled. The epidermis will be thicker causing muting,
hiding or diffusing of pigment underneath. The epidermis will normalize
over the next 4-6 weeks and softened pigment will resurface.
During healing it’s normal to experience some pigment loss, which is
why cosmetic tattooing is considered a two part service and a 6 week
touch-up is necessary. Some clients have 20-30% retention after their
first service while others have 80-90% retention. This is normal and
does not mean that the service was performed incorrectly! Any faded or
missing strokes will be addressed at your six week perfecting session.