Brow Care

THE RESULTS AND LONGEVITY OF YOUR TATTOO WILL DEPEND GREATLY ON HOW YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR BROWS DURING THE HEALING PROCESS AND BEYOND. EACH CLIENT’S SKIN WILL RESPOND DIFFERENTLY, BOTH IN THE LENGTH OF TIME IT TAKES TO HEAL, AND THE NUMBER OF SESSIONS NEEDED FOR YOUR DESIRED RESULTS AND COLOR RETENTION. THIS INFORMATION ACTS AS A GUIDELINE ONLY, AND WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOUR RESULTS.

Any previous cosmetic tattoo in the brows must submit photos prior to appointment for approval

NO SAUNA OR TANNING 1 WEEK PRIOR

YOU CANNOT BE PREGNANT OR BREAST FEEDING

NO ALCOHOL 24 HOURS PRIOR

NO WORKING OUT DAY OF

NO CAFFEINE THE DAY OF

NO BLOOD THINNERS INCLUDING PAIN KILLERS

DISCONTINUE USE OF FISH OIL OR VITAMIN E AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR

NO BOTOX INJECTIONS 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE IN BROW AREA ONLY

NO DEEP EXFOLIATION 2 WEEKS PRIOR IN BROW AREA (EX. CHEMICAL PEEL)

NO RETINOL PRODUCTS, ACNE TREATMENTS OR SALICYLIC ACID 4 WEEKS PRIOR IN BROW AREA

NO ANTIBIOTICS 2 MONTHS PRIOR

*NOT FOLLOWING THESE RULES WILL RESULT IN FORFEITING YOUR APPOINTMENT AND DEPOSIT
DAY 1 BEFORE BED: VERY GENTLY USE A DAMPENED COTTON PAD OR CLEAN PAPER TOWEL TO CLEAN YOUR BROWS WITH LUKEWARM WATER AND LIGHTLY PAT DRY (DO NOT USE ANY CLEANSERS, SOAPS OR HEAVY CREAMS). APPLY A THIN LAYER WITH A CLEAN Q-TIP OF THE AFTER-CARE CREAM THAT HAS BEEN SUPPLIED TO YOU. DO NOT TOUCH YOUR BROWS WITH YOUR FINGERTIPS. TRY NOT TO SLEEP ON YOUR STOMACH AND USE A CLEAN PILLOWCASE.

DAY 2-4: YOU WILL EXPERIENCE A DARKENING OF THE BROW AND SOME TIGHTNESS WHILE THE SCABBING PROCESS BEGINS. CLEAN YOUR BROWS MORNING AND NIGHT (SAME AS DAY 1). APPLY A THIN LAYER OF THE PROVIDED AFTER-CARE CREAM ONCE IN THE MORNING AND ONCE AT NIGHT WITH CLEAN Q-TIP. DO NOT TOUCH YOUR BROWS THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

DAY 5-14: YOU MAY BE EXPERIENCING SOME LIGHT FLAKING AND ITCHING AS THE SKIN HEALS, DO NOT SCRATCH OR PICK AT THE AREA. LET THIS SKIN NATURALLY EXFOLIATE AND SETTLE. YOU MAY EXPERIENCE A LIGHTENING OF THE COLOR OR PATCHINESS THAT IS TOTALLY NORMAL. STUDIO MERAKI REQUIRES A TOUCH UP APPOINTMENT SO THAT WE CAN MAKE SURE YOU ARE GETTING THE BEST RESULTS POSSIBLE. CONTINUE CLEANING CARE MORNING AND NIGHT, PAT YOUR BROWS WITH A COTTON PAD WITH LUKEWARM WATER AND USE A NON- FRAGRANCE, MOISTURIZER (LUBRIDERM OR CETAPHIL.)
APPLICATION OF ANY BROW MAKEUP FOR 2 WEEKS.

SCRATCHING OR REMOVAL OF SCABS, DRY SKIN/FLAKINESS. THIS CAN RESULT IN LOSS OF COLOR.

DIRECT WATER ON THE BROW TATTOO AND THE USE OF CLEANSERS, SOAPS AND HEAVY CREAMS. (WASH AROUND THE AREAS USING A CLEANING CLOTH OR OIL-FREE MAKEUP WIPE.)

VASELINE, NEOSPORIN AND ANY OTHER PETROLEUM BASED PRODUCTS, THIS WILL REMOVE THE BROWS.

ACTIVITIES THAT WILL CAUSE SWEATING FOR 10 DAYS.

SWIMMING POOLS, HOT TUBS OR OTHER BODIES OF WATER FOR 14 DAYS.

UV EXPOSURE (INCLUDING TANNING BOOTHS).

LASER LIGHT THERAPY, AS IT CAN DARKEN/LIGHTEN OR DISTORT THE PIGMENT.

EXFOLIANTS, RETINOL ACIDS, GLYCOLIC ACIDS AND ALPHA HYDROXY ACIDS ON THE AREA FOR 30 DAYS AFTER THE APPOINTMENT (CAUSES PREMATURE FADING).

ANTI-ACNE PRODUCTS (E.G. BENZOYL PEROXIDE, SALICYLIC ACID, PROACTIVE, ECT.)

LIGHTENING CREAMS SUCH AS HYDROQUINONE

BLEACHES, TINTS OR DYES MASSAGES, FACIALS OR SKIN

TREATMENTS.

THREADING, WAXING OR HAIR REMOVAL PRODUCTS.
BROW TATTOOS NORMALLY LAST 1-3 YEARS DEPENDING ON LIFESTYLE, SKIN TYPE AND AFTERCARE.

EXPOSURE TO THE SUN AND TANNING BEDS CAN CAUSE FADING AND DISCOLORATION OF THE PIGMENT. ONCE COMPLETELY HEALED, ALWAYS APPLY SUNSCREEN (50 SPF OR GREATER) ON BROW AREA.

AVOID USING CHEMICAL EXFOLIANTS ON THE BROWS, AS IT WILL CAUSE FADING.

DO NOT DO LASER NEAR YOUR BROW AREA (IPL). SOME LASERS MAY CHANGE THE COLOR OF THE INK.

ADDITIONAL BROW MAKEUP APPLICATION MAY STILL BE REQUIRED POST TATTOO TO ACHIEVE YOUR DESIRED LOOK.