After Care


How to care for your new cosmetic tattoo

Microblading Aftercare 

Day 1: Wipe your brows at the time given to you on your day of treatment.

Day 2: Wipe your brows 3 times – morning, midday and evening.

Days 3 -5: Leave brows alone and allow them to dry up (during that time no makeup, creams or water on or around your brows).

Day 6: Start balm, 1 x per day. Apply a thin layer in the morning until all scabs are off.


Days 1 5: Brows will appear darker and thicker. Scabbing forms over the strokes to protect the area while healing.

Days 5 9: As the scabs start coming off, they may appear patchy. Be patient, it is just a few days. The balm will help with the flaking and itching. DO NOT PICK the scabs. If you remove the scabs before they are ready, you will lose pigment.

Days 9 12: The pigment under may look light or milky due to a thin layer of skin which as healed over the pigment. This is completely normal.

Days 12 21: The pigment will come back as the pigment saturates the healed skin. Any strokes that are lost during the healing process will be replaced at the touch up.

Please trust the process!!!


First 7 days: No sweating/gym no water on the brows. Please wash your face with a face cloth or wipes avoiding your brow area. Wash your hair leaning back into a bath or at a salon.

Day 8: You can start washing your face and hair normally.

First 14 days: Avoid facials, facial waxing, threading and massages (lying face down on your brows will affect healing).

First 3 weeks: No hot sun or tanning beds (you can wear sunscreen once the scabs fall off).

What not to do:

Do not get your brows wet and avoid getting any soaps, shampoos or other cleansers on the treated area for the first seven days as they can be detrimental to the bonding process that must take place for the pigment to stabilise in the dermis.

DO NOT pick or scratch at the dry skin/flakiness; let the skin fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring and premature loss of pigment. IMPORTANT: Once the flakes have fallen off, a shiny layer of healing skin will completely cover the hair strokes. It may appear as though the tattooed area has completely disappeared. Within 1-2 weeks, the hair strokes will slowly reappear at a lighter shade as your skin regenerates.

DO NOT apply make-up to the tattooed area for the first 2 weeks. Cosmetics of any kind may interfere with the healing and color of your tattoo.

DO NOT use Vaseline, Neosporin or other petroleum based products while healing.

DO NOT bleach, tint or dye the tattooed area for one month following the procedure.

DO NOT apply any anti-acne products (e.g. Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Proactiv, etc.) or lightening creams (skin bleaching creams) such as hydroquinone to the treated area while healing.

No anti-aging products or facial products containing Alpha Hydroxyls (AHAs), Retin-A, Lactic or Glycolic Acids

Do not thread, wax, or use hair removal products on the treated area while healing.

NO exercising and/or sweating for one week after Having your brows tattooed 

NO swimming pools, jacuzzis or other bodies of water for two weeks.

Do not soak your face underwater in a bathtub or allow the shower to spray directly in your face for two weeks


Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, you may apply sunscreen on the treated area. Wear large sunglasses and a hat for further protection. Rinse and dry the area thoroughly when in contact with chlorine.

Glycolic acid, microdermabrasion, and chemical face peel products must be kept away from the tattooed area as continued use could lighten the pigment.

If you are having laser resurfacing or laser hair removal after your tattoo has healed, please inform the laser technician. Continue at your own discretion. Laser procedures may darken, lighten, or discolor the tattooed area.

Once the treated area is completely healed, any changes or additions that need to be made can be done at your follow-up appointment no sooner than 6-8 weeks later.


There are no implied or written guarantees if you do not take care of your tattoo.

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