Cosmetic Tattoo Aftercare + Preparation

Are you ready to turn heads and raise eyebrows with cosmetic tattoos?

We want you to enjoy your new natural, confident look for as long as possible! By following our cosmetic tattoo preparation and aftercare guides you’ll have the best chance of achieving longer-lasting cosmetic tattoo results.

Cosmetic Tattoo Aftercare + Preparation

How to Prepare for your Cosmetic Tattoo (Cosmetic Tattoo Precare)

Lip Blushing Cosmetic Tattoo Pre-care

Before you come in for your first session it’s important you take care of your skin and body to ensure you receive the best possible outcome. 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding we are unable to complete your cosmetic tattoo service.  Please contact your local studio to reschedule if this applies to you.

  • 6-months prior:
    • It is important that you have finished any acne medication (i.e Roaccutane) at least 6 months before your cosmetic tattoo session.
  • 3-months prior
    • Lip fillers/injections must be completed at least 3-months prior to your appointment. 
  • 4-weeks prior:
    • Avoid chemical peels within the 4-weeks leading up to your appointment.
  • 2-weeks prior:
    • Avoid ‘acidic’ beauty products around the procedure area for at least 2-weeks prior to your service. 
  • 1-week prior:
    • Avoid the sun and any fake take applications for the week prior to your appointment.
    • Apply lip balm daily and scrub your lips with an exfoliant twice during the week.
  • 2-day prior:
    • If you have a history of cold sores/fever blisters/herpes simplex, you will be required to obtain the proper antiviral tablets by prescription or over the counter to prevent an outbreak.  Start taking your antiviral 2-days prior to your appointment. A breakout can affect the healing process and end result of your tattoo.
  • 1-day prior:
    • Do not work out 24 hours prior to your procedure.
    • Avoid alcohol, caffeine & blood thinning medications for 24 hours prior to your appointment (please speak to your GP if you have concerns).
  • On the day:
    • Drink plenty of water & ensure you’ve had a good meal prior to your arrival. 
    • Wear comfortable clothes.
    • If you are wanting to use a numbing cream during and after your procedure, please acquire this prior to your appointment from either your GP or pharmacy.

Eyeliner Cosmetic Tattoo Pre-care

Before you come in for your first session it’s important you take care of your skin and body to ensure you receive the best possible outcome. 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding we are unable to complete your cosmetic tattoo service.  Please contact your local studio to reschedule if this applies to you.

  • 6-months prior:
    • It is important that you have finished any acne medication (i.e Roaccutane) at least 6 months before your cosmetic tattoo session.
  • 4-weeks prior:
    • Avoid chemical peels within the 4-weeks leading up to your appointment.
  • 2-weeks prior:
    • Avoid ‘acidic’ beauty products around the procedure area for at least 2-weeks prior to your service. 
    • Botox should be performed a minimum of 2 weeks prior to your tattoo appointment
  • 1-week prior:
    • Avoid the sun and any fake take applications for the week prior to your appointment.  
  • 3-5 days prior:
    • Remove all eyelash extensions 3-5 days prior.
  • 2-days before:
    • No brow/lash waxing or tinting at least 48 hours prior to your tattoo.
  • 1-day prior:
    • Do not work out 24 hours prior to your procedure.
    • Avoid alcohol, caffeine & blood thinning medications for 24 hours prior to your appointment (please speak to your GP if you have concerns).
  • On the day:
    • Drink plenty of water & ensure you’ve had a good meal prior to your arrival. 
    • Wear comfortable clothes.
    • Please make sure you have no mascara or makeup on.
    • Do not wear contact lenses during or immediately following the eyeliner procedure. If you wear contact lenses, please remember to bring your glasses as we cannot tattoo eyeliner with contact lenses in. You can go back to wearing contact lenses as soon as your eyes have healed.

Eyebrows Cosmetic Tattoo Pre-care

Before you come in for your first session it’s important you take care of your skin and body to ensure you receive the best possible outcome. 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding we are unable to complete your cosmetic tattoo service.  Please contact your local studio to reschedule if this applies to you.

  • 6-months prior:
    • It is important that you have finished any acne medication (i.e Roaccutane) at least 6 months before your cosmetic tattoo session.
  • 4-weeks prior:
    • Avoid chemical peels within the 4-weeks leading up to your appointment.
  • 2-weeks prior:
    • Avoid ‘acidic’ beauty products around the procedure area for at least 2-weeks prior to your service. 
    • Botox should be performed 2 weeks prior
  • 1-week prior:
    • Avoid the sun and any fake take applications for the week prior to your appointment.  
  • 2-days prior:
    • No brow/lash waxing or tinting at least 48 hours prior to your tattoo.
  • 1-day prior:
    • Do not work out 24 hours prior to your procedure.
    • Avoid alcohol, caffeine & blood thinning medications for 24 hours prior to your appointment (please speak to your GP if you have concerns).
  • On the day:
    • Drink plenty of water & ensure you’ve had a good meal prior to your arrival. 
    • Wear comfortable clothes.
    • Please make sure you have no makeup or brow powder on. 

How to Care for Your Cosmetic Tattoo (Cosmetic Tattoo Aftercare)

Lip Blushing Tattoo Aftercare

Taking Care of Your Cosmetic Lip Blushing Tattoo

On the day

Very gently and regularly blot your lips with a dry, clean tissue until bedtime and regularly apply the aftercare cream.

Do not touch the treated area unless applying aftercare cream and ensure that your hands are clean. Use a fresh cotton tip to apply the aftercare cream.

1 – 48 hours

Avoid wetting or washing your face. If you need to cleanse your face use baby wipes and avoid your lips. 

48 hours – 14 days

  • Do not scratch, rub or pick the area as this may cause irritation, scarring or infection. 
  • Take caution around the area when getting dressed and putting clothing over your head.
  • Do not apply makeup to the area until it is completely healed, approximately 2 weeks post. 
  • Apply aftercare cream 1-3 times daily until the peeling process has been completed, which is typically around 5 days post.  
  • Avoid swimming, spas, saunas, baths or any prolonged water activities as excessive moisture and water can increase the chance of infection and impair your tattoo from healing. 
  • Do not expose your healing skin to direct sun, wind or tanning beds. 
  • Avoid excessive exercise as sweating can cause colour loss. 
  • Touch-ups are recommended to be done 30-45 days after the procedure
  • Sleep with a clean pillow case and change it regularly to avoid infection.

Eyeliner Tattoo Aftercare

Taking care of your Eyeliner Cosmetic Tattoo

On the day

Do not touch the treated area unless applying aftercare cream and ensure that your hands are clean. Use a fresh cotton tip for each eye when applying the aftercare cream to avoid infections. 

1 – 48 hours

Avoid wetting or washing your face. If you need to cleanse your face use baby wipes and avoid your eyes. 

48 hours – 14 days

  • Do not scratch, rub or pick the area as this may cause irritation, scarring or infection. 
  • Take caution around the area when getting dressed and putting clothing over your head.
  • Do not apply makeup to the area until it is completely healed, approximately 2 weeks post. 
  • Apply aftercare cream 1-3 times daily until the peeling process has been completed, which is typically around 5 days post.  
  • Avoid swimming, spas, saunas, baths or any prolonged water activities as excessive moisture and water can increase the chance of infection and impair your tattoo from healing. 
  • Do not expose your healing skin to direct sun, wind or tanning beds. 
  • Avoid excessive exercise as sweating can cause colour loss. 
  • Touch-ups are recommended to be done 30-45 days after the procedure
  • Sleep with a clean pillow case and change it regularly to avoid infection.

Eyebrows Tattoo Aftercare

Taking care of your Eyebrow Tattoo

On the day

Very gently and regularly blot your eyebrows with a dry, clean tissue until bedtime and regularly apply the aftercare cream.

Do not touch the treated area unless applying aftercare ointment and make sure that your hands are clean. Use a clean cotton tip to apply the aftercare ointment.

1 – 48 hours

Avoid wetting or washing your face. If you need to cleanse your face use baby wipes and avoid your eyebrows. 

48 hours – 14 days

  • Do not scratch, rub or pick the area as this may cause irritation, scarring or infection. 
  • Take caution around the area when getting dressed and when wearing glasses. 
  • Do not apply makeup to the area until it is completely healed, approximately 2 weeks post. 
  • Apply aftercare cream 1-3 times daily until the peeling process has been completed, which is typically around 5 days post.  
  • Avoid swimming, spas, saunas, baths or any prolonged water activities as excessive moisture and water can increase the chance of infection and impair your tattoo from healing. 
  • Do not expose your healing skin to direct sun, wind or tanning beds. 
  • Avoid excessive exercise as sweating can cause colour loss. 
  • Touch-ups are recommended to be done 30-45 days after the procedure
  • Sleep with a clean pillow case and change it regularly to avoid infection.

Cosmetic Tattoo Aftercare FAQ's

How long does it take for cosmetic lip tattoos to heal?

It typically takes around 4 weeks for your cosmetic lip tattoo to fully heal with the initial healing stage lasting between 10 and 14 days. By following our after guide you’ll have a great chance of maintaining a long-lasting, natural look from your new cosmetic tattoo.

How long does it take for eyeliner tattoos to heal?

Your cosmetic eyeliner tattoo will begin to slowly fade as the healing process progresses. Generally your eyeliner tattoo will be fully healed within 4-6 weeks. Follow our in-depth cosmetic tattoo aftercare guide to ensure your lip tattoo heals correctly and you achieve long-lasting results!

How long do eyebrow tattoos take to heal?

It generally takes about 6 weeks for the eyebrow tattoo healing process to be fully complete. Eyebrow tattoo healing times are different for everybody but by following our in-depth aftercare guide you’ll give your new look the best chance of healing.

How long do cosmetic lip tattoos last?

Cosmetic lip tattoos generally last around 12 months but with regular touch-ups and a thorough aftercare routine they can last longer. At Celebrity Ink we recommend scheduling touch-ups 30-45 days post-procedure.

How long do eyeliner tattoos last?

Cosmetic eyeliner tattoos can last between 8 and 18 months with regular touch-ups and a thorough aftercare routine. At Celebrity Ink we recommend booking your first touch-up around 30-45 days after your tattoo session.

How long do eyebrow tattoos last?

Depending on your aftercare routine your new cosmetic eyebrow tattoos will typically last between 6 – 12 months. Make sure you follow our cosmetic tattoo aftercare guide to help maintain long-lasting results.

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