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Taking proper care of your tattoo before and after receiving it is extremely important in what the end result will be. Below you will find instructions on how to take care of your tattoo and permanent make-up. This is the aftercare our artists at Black Opal recommend, but it is always important to listen to your artist and ask them first if you have any questions about the care instructions and healing process. 


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Eyeliner Care

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-No lash extensions. If you do regularly wear these please have

them removed prior to your appointment.

-No sauna or tanning 1 week prior

-You cannot be pregnant or breast feeding

-No caffeine, alcohol or dairy 48 hours prior

-No blood thinners including pain killers

-Discontinue use of fish oils or vitamin E at least 1 week prior

-Discontinue anti-aging serums or retinols 4 weeks prior

-No botox injections 3 weeks prior

-No antibiotics 2 months prior

-DO NOT wear contact lens during the procedures or 48 hours after

-Bring sunglasses to ear home, eyes may be light sensitive

-Do not dye or perm lashes 48 hours prior

-Do not use eyelash curler day of the procedure

-Do not use lash growth serums for 2 weeks before the procedure


***If you have ad any type of eye surgery, consult with your

physician about how long you should wait before having a

permanent eyeliner procedure. 

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Your permanent cosmetic procedure was preformed using a sterile single-use needle and high quality pigments. Nustasha will provide you with aftercare ointment, if you allow your eyeliner to dry out during the first few days you stand a chance of losing all or most of your eyeliner color. Please keep in mind this is a tattoo, not following these instructions will result in additional charges. If you have any questions please contact your artist and only your artist.

-Just like with all PMU procedures, your eyeliner will appear to be very dark after the application. The final result

  will be lighter than it first appears. During the first 2 weeks some pigment will drop out or appear like it is flaking 

  off, you will loose about 20%-40% of your color. This is normal and can be filled in during the refining

  appointment 4-6 weeks after your initial session. Everyone's skin is different. Some people may lose more color

  then others. This is normal and means that the color will need to be adjusted to a darker color.

-Do not wear contact lenses for at least 48 hrs following the procedure. 

-After the procedure you will wash the tattoo 2-3 hours post procedure with water and a clean paper towel. You will continue this

  step morning and night. It is very important to not overly saturate the eyes with soap or scrub aggressively.

-After washing the lash area, allow it to air dry for 2-5 minutes before applying aftercare ointment. 

-With clean hands apply a small amount (pea size) of ointment to clean a clean q-tip. You do not want to saturate the lid with

  ointment, if the lid is overly saturate it will cause choppy, blurry healing that will result in major loss of pigment. Ointment should

  be kept to a thin chap-stick coating consistency. You want the tattoo to breath.

-No makeup the day of procedure. 

-The skin may be swollen and tender, this can lat up to 72 hrs. Don't worry about the swelling, this is normal. 

-You can do 2 - 10 minutes ice packs today to help reduce swelling and sensitivity. 

-In the morning after cleaning, apply a 10 minute ice pack. They will be most swollen and crusty the morning after the procedure.

-For the next 7-10 days, it is very important to keep your eyes moist at all times. It is imperative that you do not let the eyeliner dry

  out, as this will create scabbing and result in loss of pigment and shading. Apply the ointment up to 3-4 times a day depending    on skin type. Always use a clean q-tip to apply after care.

-DO NOT ITCH PICK OR SCRATCH!! If there is a small area flaking and/or lifting, let it fall off naturally.

-Before washing your face or showering, apply a this amount of ointment to the liner area, this will help protect the tattoo from

  soap and water. then reapply once you dry your face. Do not use soaps or cleansing products around eyes and keep steamy

  showers to a minimum.

-If you must apply mascara or any makeup it is imperative that it is brand new and never used before. It is best to avoid all

  makeup while healing.

-Wear sunglasses when in the sun in order to protect the fresh color for at least the first 2 weeks.

-Avoid tanning beds, the sun, pools, hot tubs and any bodies of water for the first 2 weeks.

-Do not dye, perm or use any eyelash curler for 2 weeks

-Avoid heavy exercise and sweating for 10 days post procedure, this may cause pigment to fall out.

-Wait at least 2 weeks (14 days) before you have lash extensions filled.

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I highly reccomend watching the video to the left to give you an idea of what the process will look like:

-No alcohol 48 hours prior.

-You cannot be pregnant or breast feeding.

-No caffeine the day of you procedure .

-No blood thinners.

-If you suffer from cold sores, you need to be taking acyclovir at least 3

  days prior to your appointment and continue to take it 3 days after.

-No Botox in lip area or lip filler/injections 3 weeks prior.

-No deep exfoliation 2 weeks prior to procedure.

-No antibiotics 2 months prior

*Not following these instructions will result in poor healing, if you fail to follow these instructions you will forfiet your appointment and be charged a booking fee.

Lip Care

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You will wash lips before bed with lukewarm water and unscented soap. Apply a thin layer of the aftercare that has been given to you. Make sure that your hands are clean before you touch your lips. Repeat in the morning. You will continue this for 5 days minimum. Please remember this is a new tattoo and should be cared for like an open wound. Do not over saturate with healing balm and do not let the lips get to dry.


What to avoid during the healing process:

-No application of any lip makeup for 1 week, other than the healing balm that is given to you 

-No scratching, picking or licking of dry skin or flakiness. 

-No super spicy food during the first 24 hrs  

-No foreign body fluids in or around the lips for 5 days. 

-No activities that will cause extreme sweating for 5 days.

-No swimming pools, hot tubs or other bodies of water for 5 days.

-No UV exposure (including tanning booths( for 5 days. 

-No laser light therapy as it can darken/lighten or distort the pigment of the lip color. 

-No exfoliates, retinol acids, gycolic acids and alpha hydroxy acids on the area for 30 days after the appointment (causes permanent fading).

-No massages, facials or skin treatments for 5 days after you've healed.

-Lip tattoos normally last 2-3 years depending on lifestyles,  skin type and aftercare. 

-Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discolorations of pigment. Once completely healed, as always apply sunscreen (50 or greater). 

-Avoid using chemical exfoliates on the lips, as it will cause fading.  

-Do not do laser near your lip area (IPL). Some lasers may change the color of the pigment. 

-Additional lip makeup application may still be required post tattoo to achieve desired look. Lip color tattooing is meant to look natural and add a flushed look. It will not replace lipstick. 

Nano Brow Care

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-No sauna or tanning 1 week prior  

-You cannot be pregnant or breast feeding 

-No alcohol or caffeine 48 hrs prior 

-No working out day of appointment 

-No blood thinners including pain killers 

-Discontinue use of fish oils or vitamin E at least 1 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 

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-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 of the aftercare cream that has been supplied to you with a clean q-tip.

-Do not touch your brows with your finger tips.

Try to not sleep on your stomach and use a clean pillowcase.

DAY 2-4:

-At this point you will be experiencing a darkening of the brow and some tightness while the scabbing process begins. Clean your brows morning and night (only if advised can you then use a recommended soap if this isn't recommended to you please just continue to follow after care same as day 1). Apply a thin later of the provided after care cream once in the morning and once at night with a clean Q-tip, do not touch your browns 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. Nutasha Nicole tattoo requires a touch up appointment so that we can make sure you are getting the best results possible. Continue cleaning morning and night, pat dry your browns with a cotton pad with lukewarm cotton pad with lukewarm water and use a non-fragrance moisturizer (Lubriderm, H20CLEAN or Cetaphil).


What to avoid during healing process:

-Application of any brown 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 use of cleansers, soaps (specifically directed by your PMU spealist), or heavy creams. 

-Wash around the areas using a cleaning cloth or oil-free makeup wipe.

-Do not use Vaseline, Neosporin or 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 beds).

-Laser light therapy, as it can darken/lighten or distort the pigment. 

-Exfoliants, retinol acids, gycolic acids and alpha hydroxy acids on the area for 30 days after the appointment (this can cause premature fading).

-Anti-acne products (E.G Benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid and Proactive, ECT).

-Lightening creams such as Hydroquinone 

-Bleaches tints or dyes

-Massages, facials or skin treatments.

-Threading, waxing or hair removal products.

-After you've healed, brow tattoos normally last 1-5 years depending on lifestyle, skin type and aftercare.

-Annual touch ups are advised as PMU is "low maintance not, NO maintance."

-Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discolorations of the pigment. Once completely healed, always apply sunscreen (50 SPF or greater) on the brows. 

-Avoid using chemical exfoliates on the browns, as it will cause fading. 

-Do not laser near your brown area (IPL). Some lasers may change the color or the pigment. 

-Additional brow makeup application may still be required post tattoo to achieve your desired look. 

Areola & Scar Care

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-No sauna or tanning 1 week prior

-No blood thinners or painkillers

-No working out day of 

-No alcohol 48hrs prior to procedure

-No antibiotics 2 months prior

-You must be at least 12 weeks post op with healed wounds

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After your procedure I will be apply Saniderm, Saniderm brings much needed simplicity to the tattoo aftercare process. The process is simple: for the first 24-48 hrs you will leave the bandage on depending on how much it bleeds and weeps.

If you have questions about this please text/call me directly or if I'm unable to be reached, please refer to

You can shower with this bandage, but please try to avoid direct submerging of the bandage. 

After the 1st bandage comes off, gently clean the tattoo with antibacterial soap, please allow 2-3 minutes of air drying the tattoo before applying the second bandage. Typically you can keep this 2nd bandages on anywhere from 3-5 days. Saniderm bandages protect your healing tattoo from scabbing, infection and other irritants t that damage the tattoo. 


After 3-5 days of using the Saniderm you will begin to treat your tattoo like normal. For the first 24 hours you will wash the tattoo morning and night with an antibacterial soap. Apply the ointment that is given to you 2-5 times daily depending on how dry the area is. Do not over saturate the tattoo as this will cause pigment to fall out resulting unless than desired results.  

Please limit the wear or any tight bras for the first 2 weeks, this step is most important once the Saniderm has come off as you want to allow the area to breathe as much as possible. 

Never itch, pick or scratch at the area.

No foreign body fluids until tattoo is fully healed (2 weeks minimum)  

No activities that  will cause extreme sweating for the first 5 days.

No swimming pools, hot tubs, or other bodies of water for 2 weeks. 

No UV exposure (including tanning beds) for 2 weeks. 

No laser light therapy, as it can darken/lighten or distort the pigment of the tattoo color.  


After you've healed-

Areola tattoos normally last many years depending on lifestyle, skin type and aftercare. 

Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once fully healed, always apply SPF of 50 of greater. 

Avoid chemical exfoliates on the areola, as it will cause fading.


Additional touch ups may be needed after a few years to keep them looking fresh, bold and 3D. 

Tattoo Care

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-The aftercare of your tattoo will greatly determine the way it will look when fully healed

-Wear your bandage for 2 hours then wash it with fragrance free, antibacterial soap

-Gently pat down with a paper towel, do not rub back and forth

-Wash your tattoo morning and night and anytime it becomes dirty or sweaty

-After 24 hours apply a THIN layer or fragrance free lotion after you wash and dry

-Do not pick scabs! This will cause bleeding and will pull ink out of your tattoo

-Do not submerge your tattoo in water for at least 2 weeks, this includes, hot tubs, pools, lakes, rivers and bathtubs

-Avoid sun exposure to the area for 3 weeks

-Wear loose and clean clothing to avoid any rubbing or pulling on the area

-When the tattoo is FULLY HEALED it is recommended that you wear sunscreen when out in the sun, this will keep your tattoo looking good long term. DO NOT put sunscreen on a healing tattoo!

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-Keep bandage on for 3-5 days The full five days being ideal.

-In the first 24 hours, there may be a build up of plasma under the bandage, this is normal.

-Do not reapply any more bandages and take off the wrap if it has peeled up enough to expose the tattoo.

-If you find yourself bandage-less during these first 5 days please use normal tattoo aftercare procedures on the reverse of this sheet.

-After the 5 days take the bandage off carefully and wash with antibacterial soap -If there is adhesive residue leftover on the skin, or the adhesive is not loosening enough with water, coconut oil and baby oil are helpful for removal. -Start applying a light unscented lotion with clean hands as needed 




- Make sure to eat a full meal before arriving

- Drink plenty of water

- Avoid drinking alcohol the night before 

- Avoid any medications that will thin your blood

- Make sure to bring your ID with you to your appointment

If you have any questions or concerns please call Black Opal at 541-480-3322 or come into the studio

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