On the day of the procedure the shape, colour and suitable technique that best compliments client's features will be established, and the client will fill out a health state questionnaire and an indemnity agreement. There will be pictures taken of "before" and with the new sketch. Then anaesthetic will be applied and equipment and colours be prepared. After achieving a comfortable level of pain control the procedure will be performed, and pictures taken of "after".
After the procedure aftercare guidelines will be explained in detail and an aftercare product will be provided to ensure quick healing. The application of cosmetic tattoo usually doesn't cause severe adverse reactions. Some redness and swelling may be expected but will subside within about 2 hours after the procedure. Please note that immediately after the procedure cosmetic tattooing appears much darker than it would appear after the healing is complete, this may take 3 to 6 weeks.
On day 4 after the procedure, skin on the treated area will begin to peel (eyebrows, eyeliner) revealing the true colour of the new cosmetic tattoo. However, colour immediately after peeling appears quite light - gaining more intensity as skin heals. Skin peeling is usually completed by day 7. Lips take slightly longer to heal.
To achieve good results with the right intensity of colour, minimum 2 and sometimes 3 or more applications are required, colour needs to be built gradually to avoid eyebrows to be too dark, or - vice versa, to make eyeliner thicker and darker. For eyebrows in combination technique shading on the first application and hair stroke on the second application are performed.
Clients need to understand that cosmetic tattooing is NOT a one-go procedure, it is performed on a live tissue, it involves healing, and healing is different for each individual.
Please note that if you are planning to have a lip tattoo done and you have previously had cold sores caused by a virus that stays with a human forever, you would need to take special medication before, during and after procedure to avoid outbreak.