HELPFUL TIPS FOR APPOINTMENT PREPARATION
Refrain from consuming alcohol or taking any blood thinners (aspirin) at least 24 hours before your appointment. Zero caffeine intake the day of your appointment.
Any major facial treatments should be done 2-4 weeks before or after your procedure. These treatments include: Laser, peels, facials, waxing, plucking, botox and so on. Any questions please contact via email prior.
If you use topicals in your skin care routine such as: Vitamin C, Retinoid, exfoliants, glycolics etc. please stop use at least 2 weeks before your appointment. If you take fish oil or suppliments containing fish oil, please also stop use 2 weeks prior.
Your skin should be in clean and healthly condition for the procedure to be performed. Skin should also be sunburn, blemish and rash free. If you are experiencing any major breakouts, allergic reactions or changes in skin notify me prior to your appointment. You could be turned away if I'm unable to tattoo the area.
DRINK WATER. EAT A GOOD MEAL. GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP.
LIP BLUSH PREPARATION
HEALING & MAINTENANCE
WHAT TO EXPECT WHILE HEALING BROWS
Right after the initial procedure, your brows will appear to be dark, very crip and bold. This is because the pigment is visible and not under the film of your natural skin hue yet. If you’ve read up on the process you will know this first period of darkening color can last up to 5-7 days. The brows tend to get darker the first few days, then drop color vibrancy as the skin recovers over the area. The pigment then settles in and color returns exactly as desired. The area may feel a little sharp or tender afterwards but this is a procedure and some discomfort is to be expected. There should be only minimal discomfort and it should last only a day or two.
During the healing process, similar to traditional tattooing there may be flaking, scabbing or a peel starting on the skin. If that occurs it’s vital you do not pick it! This could cause damage to the area and affect your color and final heal. Allow any scab, dry pigment or skin to come off naturally on it’s own. It is a normal part of the healing process for the skin to go through these steps.
The complete healing process can take up to 30 days or more for the pigment to fully settle into the skin and finally show it’s true color. That's why we recommend a 6-8 week scheduling period between your initial and second appointment. During the first 10 days all the way to the 30th your brows will go through stages such as darkening, lightening and softening in nature. Once your body heals itself the pigment will retain its desired hue with a proper heal. The skin in the brow area regenerates and naturally sheds as needed to recover.
WHAT NOT TO DO
DO NOT get your brows wet! You may shower or bathe normally, but avoid getting any products or water on your brows during healing process.
NO direct or general sun exposure, tanning, swimming pools, jacuzzis, saunas or other types of recreational water for at least two weeks.
NO exercising or excessive sweating one day prior your appointment and for total of 10 days after.
NO anti-aging products with Alpha Hydroxy's, Retin-A, or Glycolic Acids.
DO NOT bleach, tint or dye the brow or procedure area for one month following the procedure.
DO NOT apply makeup or sunscreen to the area for the first 10 days.
DO NOT get any facials or laser procedures during healing process.
DO NOT wax, pluck, thread or use hair removal products while healing.
DO NOT pick! Let the skin fall off naturally.
DO NOT use any petroleum based products while healing.
MY BROWS ARE HEALED! HOW DO I MAINTAIN THEM?
When brows are totally healed wearing sunscreen over the brows is encouraged. Proper skin maintenance is crucial for the longevity of the pigment retention.
Limit any contact with chlorine. If you are in the pool make sure to wash face and brow area after, even when healed.
As mentioned before skin products and treatments such as regular use of Glycolics, facial peels, and lasering of any kind can effect and lighten the pigment and area over time. Keep this in mind as you acclimate to your skin care routine. Make tweaks and avoid the direct area.
You must always let your medical doctor or laser technician know that you have had the procedure before they perform on or around your face. MRIs could be affected and any laser treatments could lead to discoloration of the area if they’re not notified.
HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY NEW COSMETIC PROCEDURE?
The human body is amazing and the less you do, the better. The most important thing you can do to heal your new brows is to keep them dry. For microblading we recommend a dry heal method as the pigment heals from the dermis up which is the opposite of a traditional tattoo heal. The dry healing method insures the most pigment retention, aids in keeping the lines crisp and the pigment in place. Keeping your brows as dry as possible for a period of 10 days yields great results. Every body recovers at their own pace some slower (older skin, immune challenges) some faster (younger skin, high immune, good maintenance).
If there is one thing to be obsessed about with your brows it’s the aftercare! Like anything in life, what you put in is what you get out of the experience. If you commit to the 10 day dry heal period you will have long lasting, crisp brows! Remember, this is an investment in yourself and healing is a crucial component of perfect brows. Making plans in advance such as, not working out, no extreme activities, no saunas or swimming will help with your 10 day healing plan. It’s easier than you think and yes, you can still shower and wash your face.
During our appointment, Jenna will go over the full aftercare routine and allow time for questions and advice. After both your initial appointment and second appointment, I will provide you with an aftercare packet with all the items needed to clean and maintain your brows during the healing process.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY COSMETIC PROCEDURE TO HEAL?
You will be provided with a step-by-step 10 day healing plan. If you follow the steps exactly as given, at day 10 you may resume washing your face as normal, including your brows.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHILE HEALING LIP BLUSH
WHAT TO EXPECT WHILE HEALING LINER
WHAT TO EXPECT WHILE HEALING FRECKLES & BEAUTY MARKS
APPOINTMENTS AND CONSULTATIONS
HOW DO I SET UP AN APPOINTMENT?
Email directly to Jenna@jennacosmetictattoos.com
Please be as thorough as possible in explaining what service you'd like. Please include a head on, well lit, current photo of your face and brows. (full & up close face if inquiring about freckles) without makeup. Please also always include the best phone number to reach you at.
If you are an existing client needing to schedule a 'Refresher Appointment', send an email directly to Jenna@jennacosmetictattoos.com including a current photo of your brows or freckles. This photo needs to be well lit, head on, and a clear shot to help determine touch up requirements and time needed to get your look refreshed!
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY CONSULTATION?
Jenna will discuss your chosen procedure in detail. The consultation will focus around skin evaluations and the client’s expectations. During the consultation we will determine if you and your skin are a candidate for the procedure you are requesting. Once determined we will discuss the fun stuff like the shape, color, and style. Please come prepared with any reference photos along with your desired shape and color.
The consultation will also allow time for questions to be answered and to go over the overall procedure process. A consultation will not guarantee the artist will take on your project as a major goal in said consultation is determining if you are a candidate. If what you are looking to for isn’t a perfect fit, I may refer you to another artist. When we both agree to move forward with your procedure, a minimum deposit of $100 is made and your appointment(s) are scheduled. All deposits are non refundable.
DEPOSIT POLICY, PRICING & FORMS OF PAYMENT
WHAT IS YOUR DEPOSIT POLICY?
Deposits are payments made to secure your appointment time. They are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
A $100 venmo deposit is required to hold an appointment spot. Please be prepared to pay deposit at your consultation if we book you.
In regards to cancelling or rescheduling an appointment, I prefer a week but require at least 48 hours notice. If you fail to give 48 hours notice, your deposit is forfeited and another deposit is required to schedule another appointment. We know emergency circumstances do apply so please email me as soon as you know you won’t be able to make your scheduled appointment. If you have rescheduled your appointment a second time, your deposit will be forfeited and another deposit is required to book an appointment.
I reserve the right to not take an indivdual on as a client. I also reserve the right to fire or terminate client from reciving my tattoo services mid project.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
Cash is always preferred, big bills encouraged if cash is paid. I also accept Venmo and PayPal. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover are accepted via Square with 4% swipe fee.
Checks are not accepted.
WHAT IS YOUR LATE POLICY?
Please arrive on time or 5 mins before your appointment. Arriving 15 minuets or later without notice will result cancellation for that day. If you do not reach out to reschedule that appointment within 24 hours, you will be charged a percentage of the total service to make up for the 3 hour time slot loss.
A one time courtesy of rescheduling is allowed per client in the event of an emergency with a 48 hour notice. Courtesy re booking will occur and original deposit will be applied to new spot. Any additional rescheduling of your appointment there after will require additional non-refundable deposit.
CAN I GET BROWS/FRECKLES ETC IF I AM UNDER 18?
No. Even with a parent or guardian’s approval/presence, this procedure will not be performed on minors in accordance with state law. This is a tattoo shop and I do not tattoo minors.
WHERE CAN I PARK DURING MY APPOINTMENT?
Metered street parking is available all day directly in front of the mill building's main entrance.
CAN I BRING A GUEST?
No. This is a private studio providing a one on one experience. During covid no guests permitted.
MAY I BRING MY KID WITH ME FOR THE APPOINTMENT?
Unfortunately, no. No one under the age of 18 is permitted into the shop at any time.