• Avoid taking blood thinning medications (aspirin) or fish or krill oils 7 days before procedure.

  • Do not wear makeup on area being tattooed.

**For the following conditions, please consult your GP first.

  • Anyone with any conditions that result in taking blood thinning medications such as Warfarin. 

  • Anyone with Type One Diabetes or uncontrolled Type Two Diabetes.

  • Anyone with low levels of iron.



  • Please do not tint your eyelashes or eyebrows 48 hours prior to an eyebrow or eyeliner tattoo procedure.

  • Please do not wear contact lenses or makeup of any kind on eye area on the day of your procedure.



One to two weeks prior to Lip Treatments:

  • If you have previously suffered from Cold Sores or Mouth Ulcers it is essential that you take

Anti –Viral Medication ( Valtrex, Famvir or Zovirax) immediately prior to your appointment and have another dose on hand to take if signs of a cold sore occur in the days preceding the procedure. This is available over the counter at a pharmacy. 

  • L-Lysine tablets will also be beneficial as a preventive treatment. Begin 1-2 weeks before your appointment.

  • Exfoliate by gently brushing your lips with a toothbrush 1 day prior to the appointment. This will also stimulate blood flow and improve collagen in the lips.  

  • Apply moisturiser to lips prior to appointment to keep them hydrated. 




  • Avoid important social plans or strenuous activity for a few days after treatment.

  • Do not go swimming for at least 10 days following treatment.

  • Do not wear makeup on the treatment area for one week following treatments as this may affect the tattoo pigment bonding and retention

  • Only use the aftercare cream provided or recommended by your therapist

  • Do not have laser or facial treatments, until cosmetic tattoo site has finished healing.(4-6 weeks

  • Don’t use facial cleansers or products containing AHA and other acids on the treatment area for 1-2 weeks

  • Colours will appear darker and then soften after a few days.

  • Apply a thin film of your chosen aftercare cream 2-8 times daily. The number of applications needed is determined by your preferred aftercare treatment product.

However, the area MUST be kept constantly moist.

**Allowing your cosmetic tattoo to become dry will cause scabbing and loss of colour.

Continue treatment for 7 days.

  • Do not use pawpaw cream on any tattooed areas.

  • Please re-book for your perfection visit in 4-6 weeks’ time.

  • If the area is red or swollen use an ice pack for no more than 5 mins at a time.

  • You cannot donate blood for 6 months following any tattoo procedure.

****After your procedure, slight redness and irritation of the area should be expected.

However, heavy bleeding and inflammation should NOT occur.

Depending on your skin sensitivity, swelling of the area may persist for 24-48 hours

A cold compress may be applied to relieve swelling and sensitivity.



  • Wash the area with a mild soap and water or mild cleanser. **Avoid harsh cleansers, such as exfoliators and acid-based products.  

  • Gently pat the area dry with a clean towel and apply a thin layer of your aftercare cream.

  • Neglecting to moisturise the area with a thin layer of the aftercare cream, will cause scabbing and loss of pigment.


Recommended Aftercare Products:
Stratamed (available at Skin Deep Clinic )
Bepanthan nappy rash cream ( available at the chemist)



  • Do not wear contact lenses for two (2) days following treatment.

  • Do not have an eyebrow or eyelash tint for two (2) weeks following treatment.

  • Do not wear eye makeup or fake eyelashes for one (1) week following treatment.

  • Please buy new mascara/eyeliner to prevent cross infection.

  • Do not use after cream unless you are very red/swollen (always keep away from eyes).

  • Rest eyes immediately after treatment.

  • Avoid scratching or rubbing eyes.

  • Eyeliner will flake over the first week. Do not pick the treated area. Allow the flakes to fall naturally.



  • Neglecting to moisturise the area with a thin layer of the aftercare cream, will cause scabbing and loss of pigment. Continue to use aftercare cream for 7 days post procedure.

  • Avoid hot drinks, greasy and salty foods immediately after the procedure. 

  • For the next 7 days avoid getting toothpaste on the tattooed area when cleaning your teeth and drink fruit juices using a straw.

  • Avoid kissing on the lips for 5-7 days.

  • Do not apply  lipstick or lip gloss for 7 days.


Aftercare Products we recommend:
Stratamed (available at Skin Deep Clinic )
Bepanthan nappy rash cream ( available at the chemist)