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Cosmetic Tattooing

Who is a candidate for Cosmetic Tattooing

  • Those who want a natural, yet defined look for themselves with less maintenance than makeup.

  • Those who use brow makeup, lip stick/tint or mascara daily.

  • Those who don’t want to think about makeup smudging off during the day or activities.

Who is not a candidate at this time?

  • Those with temporary health issues such as:

  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding

  • Accutane use under 13 months

  • Current chemotherapy or radiation

  • Are you on blood thinners?

  • Have you had Botox within the last 8 weeks?

  • Currently using antibiotics

  • With time these issues can subside and you may receive treatment

Who is not a candidate? 

  • Those with fragile or very sun damaged skin. A consultation with help us to determine this.

  • Those who have: a transmissible blood disease

  • an allergy to iron oxide

  • a history of keloid scarring

  • who do not heal well from small wounds 

Pre Treatment Instructions 

  • Avoid retin A/ retinol use 7 days prior

  • If receiving lip tattoo and have had a cold sore, please use prescription Valtrex 5 days before and 5 days after treatment

  • If receiving Lash Enhancement or Liner and wear contact lenses, please bring a case and saline

  • Avoid sunburn one month prior

  • No Botox within 8 weeks

  • Avoid alcohol 24 hours before

  • Seek Dr.'s advice if on blood thinners

  • The day of limit caffeine consumption to 1 small cup

  • Wash hair on day of appointment

  • Do not take multivitamins, fish oil or painkillers until after treatment

  • Have a small meal before the appointment

Post Care Instructions

  • Your brows are currently bolder, more solid and darker than they will be when they are fully healed.

  • Brows should not be fully judged for 3 more weeks.

  • Tomorrow your brows will appear darker as they oxidize.

  • They will go through many changes including darkening, flaking, patchiness, lightening, this is all normal as long as post care instructions are closely followed.

  • Today they will form lymph fluid. This is a clear liquid that needs to get wiped off with a damp tissue every hour today. By wiping this fluid, you will avoid scabbing. After each wipe reapply the provided ointment with a q-tip, not fingers. If applying on brows use only the amount of a grain of rice on each brow. If applying to eyes and lips use as much as needed.

  • Repeat the wiping and ointment application every hour until bedtime, today only. No wiping after today.

  • Beginning tomorrow, brows only need ointment once a day, in the morning for 6 more days. Eyes and lips may use as much as necessary, however the area does not need to always be moist with ointment.

  • For brows, less is more with the ointment. Do not over apply ointment or color will fade. 

  • If skin is very oily, only use ointment for 4 days total on brows.

  • Do not get brows wet for 7 days, eyes (lash line) for 2 days and lips 1 day.

  • Use Press and Seal by Glad to or Saran Wrap and medical tape to protect brows from water during shower.

  • Wash face with a washcloth and wipe around face as opposed to splashing with water.

  • For lip and/or brow tattoo avoid sweating into brows and lip for 7 days. For liner tattoo avoid crying or one week.

  • We remove this color with saline and the salt in sweat or tears will cause patchy color.

  • Avoid direct sun on all tattooed areas for at least 7 days.

  • Avoid makeup on tattooed area for 7 days after treatment

  • Do not touch tattooed area unnecessarily

  • Call if anything unusual including persistent redness occurs

  • Follow all pre and post instructions for your included and future Follow-Ups

  • Remember this is a process. You are currently red and swollen. Any asymmetry can be corrected at the Follow-Up. In some cases, getting the perfect results requires more than two appointments.


Education/School of Beauty and Pain

  • Cosmetic Tattooing is an exciting industry to join! Jonelle Duvall is an appointed member of the New Mexico Body Art Board. She and Glow are Licensed Sponsors by the State of New Mexico, approved to teach Cosmetic Tattooing for Licensure. Check our website or chat with a Glow Team member to ask about application openings. 

  • Want to get discounted Cosmetic Tattoo treatments? Our supervised students need models!

  • Ask our receptionist to include your name on our model list and we will call you when we have openings!

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