The results and longevity of your tattoo will depend greatly on how you take care of your brows during the healing process and beyond. Each client’s skin will respond differently, both in the length of time it takes to heal, and the number of sessions needed for your desired results and color retention. This information acts as a guideline only, and we cannot guarantee your results.
No alcohol 24 hours prior
You cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding
No caffeine the day of
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 your procedure.
No botox in lip area or lip filler/injections 3 weeks prior to procedure
No deep exfoliation 2 weeks prior (ex. Chemical peel)
No antibiotics 2 months prior
*Not following these rules will result in forfeiting your appointment and deposit
You will wash lips before bed with luke warm water and unscented soap or cleanser. Apply the aftercare that is given to you by Studio Meraki in a thin layer after cleaning. Make sure hands are clean before you touch your lips and wash them. 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 too dried out either. See below list for more details of the do’s and dont’s during healing.
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 foods during the first 24 hours.
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 exfoliants, retinol acids, glycolic acids and alpha hydroxy acids on the area for 30 days after the appointment (causes premature fading).
No massages, facials or skin treatments for 5 days.
Lip tattoos normally last 2-3 years depending on lifestyle, skin type and aftercare.
Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, always apply sunscreen (50 spf or greater) on brow area.
Avoid using chemical exfoliants 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 ink.
Additional lip makeup application may still be required post tattoo to achieve your desired look. Lip color tattooing is meant to look natural and add a flushed look. It will not replace lipstick.