Information

Information

The Information Section answers some FAQ’s about Cosmetic and Paramedical Tattooing and Electrolysis Treatments

Please click on the appropriate section below to see if Sonya can answer your questions.

HOLD ON!

• Are you pregnant or breastfeeding?
• Do you suffer from cold sores?
• Interested in Electrolysis and you have a pacemaker?
• Do you have dark skin and want a Lips To Envy treatment?

If you have answered YES to any of the above questions, please contact Sonya prior to booking an appointment as you may be contraindicated.

Please make sure you read the Pre-Procedure Section so you are Pre-Appointment ready.

And have you read the Terms & Conditions?

Pre-Procedure - Cosmetic Tattoo

Be Pre-Appointment Ready to get the Best Results

This section answers some FAQs about Cosmetic & Medical Tattooing pre-procedures.

Refrain from use of alcohol the night before your procedure. Refrain from aspirin type medications such as Panadol, Ibuprofen or any other blood thinning medications for at least 7 to 10 days prior to procedure.
DO NOT discontinue use of your medications without consulting your GP.

Purchase a tube of ‘Bepanthen First Aid’ cream to use after your procedure. For Lip Procedures please purchase a quality lip balm to use after your procedure.

Brow tweezing, tinting or waxing should be done at least 48 hours prior to your Brow Procedure.

If you are having a Brow Procedure and you have a favorite eyebrow pencil colour, bring that with you so we can colour match.

If you are having a Lip Procedure and you have a favorite lip pencil colour, bring that with you so we can colour match.

DO NOT wear contact lenses prior to, or immediately after, an Eyeliner Procedure. Bring your glasses with you. No eyelash extensions to be worn with Eyeliner Procedures.

If you are having a Lip Procedure and have a history of cold sores/herpes, please consult with your GP or Pharmacist for a course of anti-viral cold sore medication, to be taken 7 to 10 days prior to your Lip Procedure. Please ensure you purchase a quality lip balm to use after your treatment.

Be prepared for a more intense colour immediately after your procedure. This is normal and the colour will significantly soften as your skin heals.

People with delicate or sensitive skin may get some swelling or redness. Sometimes bruising can occur with eyeliner treatments. If you have sensitive skin, delay social events for a couple of days.

A skin patch test is offered on request only. An allergic reaction to pigments may occur after treatment or many years later, regardless of a test patch, however a reaction is rare.

Please ensure you read AFTER CARE – COSMETIC TATTOO to achieve the best result.

Please read TERMS & CONDITIONS for general information.

If you have any questions please contact Sonya.

Pre-Procedure - Body Art

Be Pre-Appointment Ready to get the Best Results

This section answers some FAQs about Body Tattooing procedures.

Refrain from Alcohol the night before your tattoo procedure. Refrain from use of aspirin type medications such as Panadol, Ibuprofen or any other blood thinning medications for at least 7 to 10 days prior to procedure.
DO NOT discontinue use of your medications without consulting your GP.

DO eat before your tattoo.

Please feel free to bring something to drink as some tattoos can take several hours and there will be some short breaks during the procedure, so you can stretch your legs, use the bathroom and have a drink.

Purchase a tube of ‘Bepanthen First Aid’ cream to use after your procedure. Available at all Pharmacy’s.

Purchase a bar of Anti-Bacterial Soap to use to clean your healing tattoo.

Ensure you have a clean face washing cloth and clean towels at home.

Purchase Glad Wrap and Medical tape for bed-time use.

People with delicate or sensitive skin may get some swelling or redness.

Bring a towel with you for your car seat as your tattoo can stain upholstery.

A skin patch test is offered on request only. An allergic reaction to pigments may occur after treatment or many years later, regardless of a test patch, however a reaction is rare.

Please read AFTER CARE – BODY TATTOO to ensure you get the best results.

If you have any questions please contact Sonya.

Pre-Procedure - Electrolysis

This section provides answers to some FAQs regarding what you need to do before your Electrolysis Treatment.

This treatment is for anyone with facial or body hair that is not suitable for laser hair removal ie. white, blonde, red, grey hair and hormonal hair.

DO NOT wax treatment the area at least 2 weeks prior to your treatment.

DO NOT shave or use depilatory creams a few days before your treatment.

If your hair is too long you may trim short with scissors.

Avoid laser hair removal or other light based skin treatments such as IPL, fraxel and skin facials 2 weeks prior to treatment.

Purchase a small tube of ‘Bepanthen First Aid’ cream.

You may like to have an ice-pack ready at home if you have sensitive skin.

If you have any questions please contact Sonya.

After Care - Cosmetic Tattoo

Follow Instructions Below for your After Care to Ensure Best Results

Be prepared that the intensity of your procedure will be considerably sharper, darker and more intense than what is expected for the final result. It will take time to heal and this varies between each client.

Keep the area clean. Use tepid water, a clean face washer and anti-bacterial soap if desired and gently dab the area, DO NOT rub. Gently pat dry with a clean towel. Do not use the same towels or anti-bacterial soap on any other part of your body as this may cause infection.

DO NOT apply cleansers, face creams, soaps or detergents on your healing skin as these products may contain ingredients that can be harmful to your healing tattoo.

Apply ‘Bepanthen First Aid’ cream every couple of hours in the first few days and at least 4 times a day, or more, over the following 7 to 10 days. Keep the area moist.

Apply a quality lip balm for all Lip Procedures, every hour, or as needed, for at least 7 to 10 days or until healed and keep the area moist. No lipstick during the healing period.

DO NOT pick, peel or scratch your healing skin as you may cause uneven healing of colour and you may risk infection or scarring.

DO NOT expose your healing skin to direct sunlight, hot water, salt water, pool water, tanning beds, sauna’s or steam rooms and spas for at least 7 to 10 days following your procedure as you may risk infection, scarring and/or colour fade out.

DO NOT wear contact lenses during or immediately following your Eyeliner Procedure. Remember to bring your glasses. Use a clean cotton bud to gently apply ‘Bepanthen First Aid’ cream to your eyeliner and keep the area moist.

If you have a history of Cold Sores/Herpes, and as advised in your Pre Procedure Information, you undertook a course of anti-viral cold sore medication prior to your procedure. Please continue with your cold sore medication for another 5 days to inhibit an outbreak. Cold sores can fade out colour.

Your skin can take several months to heal completely so protect your tattoo with sunscreen everyday, preferably with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide 50+.

If you have any concerns about your tattoo please contact Sonya.

After Care - Body Art

Follow The Instructions Below to Achieve the Best Results

For your ‘After Care’ you will require: Bepanthen First Aid Cream, anti-bacterial soap, clean wash cloth, clean towel, Glad Wrap, medical tape to secure Glad Wrap and bring a towel to protect your car seat.

On completion of your body tattoo, Sonya will apply a dressing to protect your healing tattoo.

Please do not touch or remove your dressing and allow your tattoo to settle down for approximately 1 hour.

DO NOT leave the dressing on your tattoo for more than 3 hours.

When it’s time to remove the dressing and if the tattoo is small, please use a clean face cloth washer, anti-bacterial soap with tepid water and gently wash the wound until clean.

If you plan to shower, please keep the dressing on whilst you shower, as this will allow the wound to adjust to the water temperature and protect your healing tattoo from products such as shampoo and conditioner which may be harmful to your wound. These products may contain harmful ingredients such as sodium, laureth and sulphates. Once you have showered, then remove the dressing and gently clean your tattoo with a clean face cloth washer, anti-bacterial soap and tepid water.

DO NOT use the anti-bacterial soap and face washer on any other part of your body as you can infect your tattoo.

Gently pat dry with a clean dry towel and apply ‘Bepanthen First Aid’ cream liberally.

Please note: Bepanthen can stain your clothing and upholstery so cover your sofa, car seat etc., with a towel.

You must keep your tattoo moist for at least 7 days and apply ‘Bepanthen First Aid’ regularly throughout the day.

DO NOT let your tattoo dry out as it will scab and this may draw out the colour, leaving patches in the tattoo.

The first 2 nights before bed, clean the tattoo and apply Bepanthen as advised above and wrap your tattoo in Glad Wrap and secure with medical tape to protect your tattoo and bedding from stains. DO NOT use sticky tape.

DO NOT pick, peel or scratch your healing skin as you may cause uneven healing of colour and you may risk infection and scarring.

DO NOT expose your healing skin to direct sunlight, hot water, salt water, pool water, tanning beds, sauna’s, steam rooms, spas or baths for at least 7 days. You may risk infection, scarring or fade out of your tattoo.

DO NOT shave your healing skin.

DO NOT wear tight clothing over your healing skin.

With feet tattoos, it is important to get as much fresh air as possible for the first few days. Elevate your feet to aid swelling reduction.

Allow 4 to 6 weeks for your tattoo to heal completely. A Follow Up Treatment is complimentary to perfect your tattoo and is free of charge on the condition that it is booked and undertaken within 90 days of your Initial Tattoo Procedure.

If you have any issues or concerns please contact Sonya.

After Care - Electrolysis

Follow Instructions Below for your After Care to Ensure Best Results

There are no permanent side effects following an Electrolysis Procedure, only some temporary redness and slight swelling.

These side effects subside within minutes or upto a couple of days.

Gently clean the treated area with tepid water and an anti-bacterial soap with a clean face washer. Pat dry with a clean towel. Do not use these items on any other part of your body as you may risk infection.

You may wish to use a soothing and healing ointment such as ‘Bepanthen First Aid’.

If you have some swelling or feel heat from your procedure you may apply an ice pack.

DO NOT pick or scratch healing skin as this may cause scarring or an infection.

DO NOT use facial scrubs, products with AHAs, skin treatments, laser treatments or any facials for at least 2 weeks following your treatment.

DO NOT expose your healing skin to sunlight, hot water, saunas or steam rooms, tanning beds or spa’s for 48 hours or until skin has healed, as you may risk scarring and/or hyperpigmentation.

DO wear sunblock everyday, preferably with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide 50+.

If there are any concerns or questions, please contact Sonya.

Terms and Conditions

If there are any blemishes, active cold sores, rashes or skin irritations, pimples or other skin imperfections in the area of the procedure, Sonya will not be able to perform the procedure until the area of concern has cleared.

Electrolysis or tattooing on Moles is a contraindication and Sonya will not perform the procedure.

If you have a pacemaker this is contraindication for Electrolysis treatment and Sonya will not perform the procedure.

Darker skin tones may not be suitable for Lip Pigment Treatment due to the natural undertones occurring in the skin pigmentation and the way that this affects the ultimate colour.

If you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding there maybe contraindications for all Cosmetic Tattoo, Medical Tattoos and Body Art Tattoo Procedures. Please telephone Sonya to discuss before you consider booking an appointment.

It is not recommended to tattoo the ‘wet’ khol part of the inner eyelid and Sonya will not perform this procedure.

No Payment Plans are available.

Retouch Pricing applies to existing clients only. Retouch pricing does not apply to body art, medical tattoos and electrolysis treatments.

Sonya can create your own unique piece of art for your body tattoo, however a $50 deposit is required.

Payment options available VISA, Mastercard, Electronic Transfer and Cash.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Sonya.