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Cosmetic Tattoo Aftercare

Are you ready to enhance your natural beauty? Put down the lipstick, eyeliner and eyebrow pencil and reach for cosmetic tattoos. 

For a beautiful finishing look, it is essential to follow our cosmetic tattoo aftercare guides. This guide will ensure long-lasting results that will enhance your natural beauty and inspire confidence.
Are you ready to enhance your natural beauty? Put down the lipstick, eyeliner and eyebrow pencil and reach for cosmetic tattoos. 

For a beautiful finishing look, it is essential to follow our cosmetic tattoo aftercare guides. This guide will ensure long-lasting results that will enhance your natural beauty and inspire confidence.

How to Care For Fresh Cosmetic Tattoos

Whether you’ve opted to get a small, dainty design or a large, detailed piece, all tattoos go through the same healing process. 
The tattoo healing timeline can be broken into the stages below:

Lip Tattoo

Beauty Spot and Freckle

Eyebrow Tattoo

Eyeliner Tattoo

  • Gently and regularly blot your lips with a dry, clean tissue.
  • Apply the aftercare cream using a fresh cotton tip.
On the day
1-48 hours
aftewards
  • Avoid wetting or washing your face. 
  • If you need to cleanse your face, use baby wipes and avoid your lips. 
  • Drink liquids through a straw without puckering your lips.
  • Avoid licking your lips, as this could impede the healing process.
  • Avoid kissing until completely healed, as this could cause infection
  • Do not consume citrus fruits or juices during the healing period.
  • Be careful when brushing your teeth. It is recommended to use baking soda or a children’s toothpaste.
  • Don’t scratch, rub or pick your lips, as it may cause scarring, irritation or infection.
  • Do not use lipstick, lip gloss, or lip balm until your lip tattoo has completely healed.
  • Apply lip tattoo aftercare cream 1-3 times a day until the peeling process has been completed (usually five days after getting tattooed).
  • Avoid swimming, baths, saunas, spas and prolonged water activities.
  • Don’t expose your healing skin to direct sun, wind or tanning beds.
  • Avoid excessive exercise, as sweating can cause colour loss.
  • Sleep with a clean pillowcase and change it regularly to avoid infection.
2-14 days
afterwards
On the day
  • Gently and regularly blot your lips with a dry, clean tissue.
  • Apply the aftercare cream using a fresh cotton tip.
1-48 hours
afterwards
  • Avoid wetting or washing your face. 
  • If you need to cleanse your face, use baby wipes and avoid your lips. 
  • Drink liquids through a straw without puckering your lips.
2-14 days
afterwards
  • Avoid using an eyelash curler or mascara for the first 7 days after the treatment. Use a new tube of mascara when recommencing use. 
  • Don’t scratch or rub the area, as it may cause scarring, infection or irritation.
  • Apply the aftercare cream 1-3 times a day until peeling has finished (five days post).
  • Avoid submerging your face in water, as it can cause infection and prevent healing. 
  • Do not expose your face to direct sunlight, tanning beds or wind.
  • Avoid excessive sweating, as it can cause colour loss.
  • Change your pillowcase regularly to avoid infection. 
  • Do not touch the area that has been tattooed.
  • Use a fresh cotton tip to apply the aftercare cream to your freckles or beauty spot tattoo.
On the day
1-48 hours
aftewards
  • Avoid wetting or washing your face. To cleanse your face, use face wipes and avoid the area that has been tattooed.
  • Avoid putting make-up over the healing tattoo.
  • Don’t scratch, rub or pick the area, as it can cause irritation, infection and scarring.
  • Apply an aftercare cream 1-3 times daily until peeling has stopped (usually five days after the treatment).
  • Avoid submerging your face in water, as it can increase the chance of infection and prevent the healing process.
  • Don’t expose your face to direct sun, tanning beds or wind.
  • Avoid excessive exercise, as sweating can cause colour loss.
  • Sleep with a clean pillowcase and change it regularly to avoid infection.
2-14 days
afterwards
On the day
  • Gently and regularly blot your eyebrows with a dry, clean tissue.
  • Use a different clean cotton tip to apply the eyebrow tattoo aftercare cream to each brow to avoid infection.
1-48 hours
afterwards
  • Avoid wetting or washing your face. If you need to clean your face, use baby wipes and avoid your eyebrows.
2-14 days
afterwards
  • Don’t scratch, rub or pick the area, as it can cause irritation, infection and scarring.
  • Apply eyebrow tattoo aftercare cream 1-3 times daily until peeling has stopped (usually five days post).
  • Avoid submerging your eyebrows in water, as it can increase the chance of infection and prevent the healing process.
  • Don’t expose your eyebrows to direct sun, tanning beds or wind.
  • Avoid excessive exercise, as sweating can cause colour loss.
  • Sleep with a clean pillowcase and change it regularly to avoid infection.
  • Gently and regularly blot your eyebrows with a dry, clean tissue.
  • Use a different clean cotton tip to apply the eyebrow tattoo aftercare cream to each brow to avoid infection.
On the day
1-48 hours
aftewards
  • Avoid wetting or washing your face. If you need to clean your face, use baby wipes and avoid your eyebrows.
  • Don’t scratch, rub or pick the area, as it can cause irritation, infection and scarring.
  • Apply eyebrow tattoo aftercare cream 1-3 times daily until peeling has stopped (usually five days post).
  • Avoid submerging your eyebrows in water, as it can increase the chance of infection and prevent the healing process.
  • Don’t expose your eyebrows to direct sun, tanning beds or wind.
  • Avoid excessive exercise, as sweating can cause colour loss.
  • Sleep with a clean pillowcase and change it regularly to avoid infection.
2-14 days
afterwards
On the day
  • Do not touch your eyes unless you apply the eyeliner tattoo aftercare cream. Use a fresh cotton tip for each eye to avoid infection.
1-48 hours
afterwards
  • Avoid wetting or washing your face. To clean your face, use baby wipes and avoid your eyes.
2-14 days
afterwards
  • Avoid using an eyelash curler or mascara for the first 7 days after the treatment. Use a new tube of mascara when recommencing use.
  • Don’t scratch or rub the area, as it may cause scarring, infection or irritation.
  • Apply the aftercare cream 1-3 times a day until peeling has finished (five days post).
  • Avoid submerging your face in water, as it can cause infection and prevent healing.
  • Do not expose your face to direct sunlight, tanning beds or wind.
  • Avoid excessive sweating, as it can cause colour loss.
  • Change your pillowcase regularly to avoid infection.
  • Do not touch your eyes unless you apply the eyeliner tattoo aftercare cream. Use a fresh cotton tip for each eye to avoid infection.
On the day
1-48 hours
aftewards
  • Avoid wetting or washing your face. To clean your face, use baby wipes and avoid your eyes.
  • Avoid using an eyelash curler or mascara for the first 7 days after the treatment. Use a new tube of mascara when recommencing use.
  • Don’t scratch or rub the area, as it may cause scarring, infection or irritation.
  • Apply the aftercare cream 1-3 times a day until peeling has finished (five days post).
  • Avoid submerging your face in water, as it can cause infection and prevent healing.
  • Do not expose your face to direct sunlight, tanning beds or wind.
  • Avoid excessive sweating, as it can cause colour loss.
  • Change your pillowcase regularly to avoid infection.
2-14 days
afterwards
On the day
  • Do not touch the area that has been tattooed.
  • Use a fresh cotton tip to apply the aftercare cream to your freckles or beauty spot tattoo.
1-48 hours
afterwards
  • Avoid wetting or washing your face. To cleanse your face, use face wipes and avoid the area that has been tattooed.
2-14 days
afterwards
  • Avoid putting make-up over the healing tattoo.
  • Don’t scratch, rub or pick the area, as it can cause irritation, infection and scarring.
  • Apply an aftercare cream 1-3 times daily until peeling has stopped (usually five days after the treatment).
  • Avoid submerging your face in water, as it can increase the chance of infection and prevent the healing process.
  • Don’t expose your face to direct sun, tanning beds or wind.
  • Avoid excessive exercise, as sweating can cause colour loss.
  • Sleep with a clean pillowcase and change it regularly to avoid infection.

What To Avoid With A Fresh Cosmetic Tattoo 

It’s done! You’ve got your bold new eyebrows, show-stopping eyeliner, a dusting of freckles or head-turning lips, so what should you avoid during the healing process for all cosmetic tattoos? 
Avoid soaking your cosmetic tattoo in water.
Avoid soap, cleansers and moisturisers (except for the aftercare cream).
Avoid touching the area with dirty hands or fingers. 
Avoid picking and scratching the area. 
Avoid botox or chemical treatments for up to a month post-procedure.
Avoid direct sunlight. 
Avoid excessive exercise.

Cosmetic Tattoo Healing Timeline

The healing timelines vary due to the different nature and placement of each cosmetic tattoo treatment.

Lip Tattoo

Eyebrow Tattoo

Eyeliner Tattoo

Beauty Spot and Freckle

Days 1-3
Your lips will appear swollen, tender and more vibrant in colour than the final result. 
Days 4-10
As healing continues, you may notice the colour darken initially due to scabs being formed. The scabs will eventually peel off, leaving a lighter colour underneath.
Weeks 2-4
Around the second week, the colour may lighten significantly, a natural part of the healing process. As the skin begins to heal, the true colour will emerge. 
Weeks 4-6
The colour of the lip blushing will start to reappear, and the final result will become more apparent.
Weeks 6-8
By the end of the eighth week, your lips will be mostly healed.
Days 1-2
The eyebrows will appear darker due to the red skin underneath. There will be some swelling.
Day 3
The eyebrows will start to itch and become thicker in texture.
Days 4-6
Scabs will form over the tattoo. Avoid scratching or itching your eyebrows, as it can cause the ink to fade or become patchy.
Day 5
The scabs finish flaking off, and the colour of your brows becomes softer for a few days.
Week 2
The swelling and excess colouring will subside.
Weeks 4-6
You are booked for your pigment top-up appointment.
Days 1-2
Your eyes will feel tight, tender and puffy. The swelling usually subsides after a few hours, and bruising fades over a few days.
Days 3-6
The film over the tattoo will look dry or flaky. Avoid picking it as it can cause scarring and bring colour out of the skin, resulting in unevenness.
Days 7-14
The initial intense colour of the tattoo will fade during the first two weeks.
Weeks 2-4
Over the next couple of weeks, the eyeliner tattoo will start to reappear as the skin heals and the top layer sheds.
Weeks 4-6
By the end of the sixth week, your eyeliner tattoo will be mostly healed.
On the day
  • Do not touch the area that has been tattooed.
  • Use a fresh cotton tip to apply the aftercare cream to your freckles or beauty spot tattoo.
1-48 hours
afterwards
  • Avoid wetting or washing your face. To cleanse your face, use face wipes and avoid the area that has been tattooed.
2-14 days
afterwards
  • Avoid putting make-up over the healing tattoo.
  • Don’t scratch, rub or pick the area, as it can cause irritation, infection and scarring.
  • Apply an aftercare cream 1-3 times daily until peeling has stopped (usually five days after the treatment).
  • Avoid submerging your face in water, as it can increase the chance of infection and prevent the healing process.
  • Don’t expose your face to direct sun, tanning beds or wind.
  • Avoid excessive exercise, as sweating can cause colour loss.
  • Sleep with a clean pillowcase and change it regularly to avoid infection.
Days 1-4
The beauty spot or freckle tattoos will deepen in colour as they begin to scab. There may be some redness and swelling around the area.
Days 5-8
Scabs will begin to peel away, and the tattoo underneath will appear very light in colour. Some of the smaller freckle tattoos may even appear invisible.
Days 9-14
As the tattoo continues to heal, the freckles or beauty spot colour will reappear and deepen in colour but won’t be as dark as it is in the first few days. At this stage, your freckle or beauty spot tattoo will be between 30-60% lighter than when the treatment is first done.

Weeks 4-6
Your beauty spot or freckle tattoos will settle into their final colour and will have completely healed.
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