Pre-Procedure Info

For the best possible results, please ensure you are prepared for your appointment by reading through all info within the cosmetic tattooing tab.

If you have any questions, please contact us on 0439 394 941.

Prior to your appointment: 

  1. Please stop using any skin thinners (Vitamin A, glycolic acids, exfoliation) on your face 2 weeks prior to your appointment.

  2. DO NOT consume alcohol, caffeine or take any blood thinners (aspirin, ibuprofen, Niacin 24 hours before your procedure, this will cause excess bleeding and will affect your results).

  3. Do not exercise on the day of your appointment.

  4. Your face must be clean of fake tan.

  5. If there are any pimples/sores where the procedure is to be performed, please notify us immediately as your appointment may be postponed for a future date once blemishes have cleared. If you have a mole in your brow, please note that we cannot tattoo overtop of this.

  6. It is advised to wash your hair the day of your appointment to make the aftercare rules easier to follow as your tattoo must stay dry for 10 days.

  7. Any waxing or brow shaping should be done 4-7 days before. Please feel free to book us for your brow wax and we will be able to follow along with that shape when tattooing.

  8. If you normally tint your brows, tint it at least one week prior to the procedure. 

  9. Botox/Dysport or filler from the eyes up should be done 2 weeks prior or 2 weeks after. 

  10. Please stay out of the direct sunlight, tanning beds, saunas, pool water and salt water 7 days prior to treatment. It is important the skin is in a ‘normal’ state at your appointment.

  11. If you have already had your eyebrows cosmetically tattooed by a different technician, please advise us prior to booking.

  12. If you require numbing cream, please contact National Custom Compounding Pharmacy in Merrimac (or one close to you) and ask for open-wound numbing cream. Otherwise feel free to contact us with any questions.  


What to expect at your appointment: 

  1. Please just wear your normal daily make up to you appointment if you wish to show us how you normally pencil your brows in. If you don’t wear any make up normally, you don’t have to wear make up to your appointment.

  2. Please arrive 5-10 min prior to your appointment to get settled.

  3. Shikarni will see you for a thorough consultation to discuss any questions or concerns. Its always helpful if you would like to bring in some screenshots of looks you like/don’t like to help explain what you are after, although just remember that the person in your inspiration photo will have different features to you and what she has may not be able to be done on yourself. 

  4. Before photos will be taken of the area to be treated.

  5. Design work will start where you will be involved throughout the whole process. You have full approval over the shape. Shikarni will only proceed if you are 100% happy.

  6. Treatment will commence – this takes only approximately 1-2.5hrs minutes. Numbing gels will be applied thoroughly throughout the whole treatment process. Client comfort is essential.

  7. Once the treatment is finished the area will be photographed.

  8. Shikarni will run through the aftercare instructions to ensure you are confident to look after your new cosmetic tattoo & provide you with after care cream.

What to expect after your appointment: 

1. Your tattoo will weep for the first 24/48 hours. You will need to wipe this off to avoid crusting, then reapply Vaseline.

2. Your tattoo will go much darker for the first 24 hours. This is temporary.

3. You may get a headache the day of your treatment, Panadol is okay to take if needed. 

4. Your tattoo will shrink approximately 2mm within 3 to 5 days.

5. Your tattoo can fade up to 50% by the end of the first week.Your tattoo may become very itchy as they heal, avoid scratching.Your tattoo may become uneven and or gappy by the end of the first week.Colour healing is generally a 3-week cycle. 

- Week 1: They will be darker & sharper than usual. 

- Week 2: Brows can look quite dull & patchy; even to the point you think the pigment has disappeared.

- Week 3: Pigment starts to come back out in the skin and you will be ready for your touch up.

6. PLEASE REMEMBER: Cosmetic Tattoos are a 2 stage process, the Perfection Visit will correct shape, thickness, gaps, colour, depth, length, fullness and balance. For clients with oily skin, a 3rd Perfection visit up may be required. Yearly Brow Refresh appointments will be required to maintain your tattoo, failure to do so may result in ashy, patchy brows. 

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