Miss Heidi’s is proud to offer ER BodyCare for all tattoo healing aftercare.
It is available to purchase here at the shop at any time.
*Do not use this aftercare for Permanent Makeup, please see below.
General Tattoo Healing
Your new tattoo can take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks to completely heal, depending on its location, your skin type and aftercare used. To maximize the safety and pleasure of your new tattoo be sure to follow all the relevant guidelines suggested by your artist. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us immediately! This aftercare information is based on years of experience and research, but is not intended to be a substitute for consulting with a physician.
Do not touch your tattoo unless for cleaning purposes, and always wash your hands before you do. Do not wear tight or restrictive clothing, and absolutely NO swimming pools, hot tubs, baths, ponds, oceans or submerging your tattoo fully of any kind. Showering is OK. Stay out of direct sunlight, you will feel the burn if you don’t!
What you will need to clean your tattoo:
– A fragrance- free, liquid antimicrobial soap, such as our ER Body Care Aftercare Cleanser or Dial
– A fragrance- free, water based lotion, such as our ER Body Care Tattoo Healing Lotion
– Ibuprofen (if tattoo area becomes swollen)
Saniderm/ Clear Waterproof Dressing Aftercare Instructions
Leave dressing on for 3-5 days. Blood, plasma, and excess ink will pool inside the dressing and may make the tattoo look smeared or smudged; this is completely normal. If leaking occurs, push the leak out using a paper towel and reseal the dressing. If outside elements enter the dressing, remove it immediately and begin general aftercare. After 3-5 days, remove the dressing in the shower using a mild soap and warm water. Begin general aftercare.
General Aftercare Instructions
Wash hands and remove bandage after a few hours. Wet the tattoo with warm water, and lather tattoo generously washing in circular motions making sure to remove all blood, plasma, and tattoo residue. Rinse and pat dry with paper towel. Do not use a dirty cloth towel, or dry in a rubbing or wiping motion. Once tattoo is dry fully, apply a very thin layer of lotion or ointment. Do not oversaturate the tattoo as it can clog pores, and force ink out of the skin in spots. Only wash your tattoo as needed, usually 2-3 times a day depending on your activities and skin type. Cool, clean, and dry creates the perfect environment for healing where as warm, dirty, and wet can cause infections. When your tattoo starts to scab and flake, DO NOT pick at your tattoo! These pieces will fall off naturally, and if they’re peeled off too soon it can remove ink with it. Follow the washing and lotion process for the entirety of the healing time, and once your tattoo is fully healed make sure to wear SPF to protect your ink!
If you have ANY questions or concerns please call or e-mail us immediately!
Permanent Makeup Aftercare
Your Permanent Makeup Procedure was performed using sterile, single-use needles and high quality pigments. The end result depends greatly on following these after care instructions. Please follow the instructions below unless otherwise instructed by a physician.
For the first 2 days DO NOT get your new brows wet. You may wash around them, but do not soak, drench, or submerge the area. Avoid the shower running directly over your face, and avoid sweating. Also, for the first 2 weeks you will need to avoid direct sunlight and all bodies of water. This means NO swimming, beaches, ponds, oceans, pools, rivers, hot tubs, etc.
After the first 2 days you can rise them with clean hands and water. DO NOT scrub at them; just gently wipe the area down. Then you may apply a very small layer of a water based, all natural, and scent free lotion like our high quality, vegan ER Body are Tattoo Healing Lotion. DO NOT use anything petroleum based like Aquaphor or Vaseline. Your eyebrows might even scab, flake, or peel but DO NOT pick at them.
You will notice that your new brows will appear to be too dark, too thick, and might have an unnatural appearance. That is okay. Within one to two weeks the color will fade, and they will become more natural looking. It is only after healing is complete that you will be able to fully appreciate your new brows. You will most likely need a touch-up, and one touch-up is free within the first 90 days after the initial procedure to fix any fall out, color correction, or shape.
During the healing process the ink may oxidize and potentially get slightly darker before the color softens, or lightens. This is also normal, and just be patient and wait out the entire healing process.
Do not wax, tweeze, thread, or go through any hair removal around the area for at least 2 weeks after the procedure.
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