Social media is our main platform to show off our work immediately after the procedure, but that's just the beginning when it comes to your new tattoo. The healing process can be confusing and leaving clients insecure if the transparency isn't there. So, we want to show you the other 50% of the process...
Care: Blot your brows every hour with a clean tissue to remove the lymphatic fluid for the first 24 hours, or until bed. Do NOT get them wet other than when cleaning them.
Expectation: You're excited you've reached your brow goals! You come in with sparse or little to no brow hair, and voila, you leave a completely different person.
Your brows are bold in color. If you aren’t used to filling them in a lot, they will look slightly more dramatic in appearance. Swelling is normal! Often times you may swell more on one side than the other and that can cause the brows to look uneven or crooked. Wait it out before you make any judgements! Just remember to trust the process.
Care: Start cleaning them with a gentle cleanser (Golds dial antibacterial soap, Cetaphil, etc.) morning and night. With a Q tip or clean hands, brush upward with soap and water on your brows. Repeat with just water to rinse, and blot dry afterward.
Expectation: When you wake up and your brows are darker than yesterday, don't panic! This is normal and will soon pass.
They may be swollen, tender, and reddish in color.
Care: Continue day 2-3 instructions morning and night.
Expectation: This can be the turning point in the healing process, where your brows are getting itchy and it is advised to NOT scratch them, as the wound may still be open. A thick layer of scabbing may form, and the fine hair-strokes that were created may be hidden. You may feel like you want to start panicking. RESIST the urge to blow up your artist’s phone firing off questions and accusations alike. You have a wound on your face, therefore your body is trying to repair itself, hence the scabbing. It’s all a part of the healing process, and if you’ve had any other kind of tattoos in the past, it heals very similarly.
Don’t give in to this temptation to pick the brow, it could affect your healing very negatively. If you pick it, you could lose pigment that was deposited into the skin and could end up with a holey, patchy eyebrow.
Expectation: The color and definition of the hair-strokes will return at this point. The color is beginning to even out and look more natural and brow-like. People you tell about the procedure won’t even believe that it’s a tattoo. It’s truly amazing.
Care: You can stop the care routine and return to normal activities. The skin is still healing, but you don't need to provide any care topically since the "wound" is now closed skin.
Expectation: Your scabs will probably be all flaked off or flaking off on their own by this point and you’ll start to see the light at the end of the healing tunnel. But because the skin has not completely mended itself back together, there may still be some cause for concern. The color during these days may seem way too light or even grey and missing in spots. You might feel like your skin didn’t take the pigment, but that’s not the case. They’ll almost look like you’ve filled them in with a powder, so again just remain as calm as possible and begin to start enjoying the fact that your eyebrows are done for you every morning. It’s important to note that at this stage, the wounds should be closed so if you’re feeling self-conscious about the light look of them, you are able to apply some makeup to fill in for the time being.
Expectation: Guess what? Your healing process is complete! Your skin is completely healed and color is looking great. They should look soft and natural. This is the point where you’ll be able to tell if there is anything you want to add or change, there could be a couple spots from loss of pigment, which is all dependent on how well your skin took the pigment, but this is OKAY because your follow-up appointment should be just around the corner!