Before your Semi-permanent Tattoo…
It’s always fun when you decide for sure ‘this is the day’ to have a semi-permanent tattoo procedure. It’s taken you sooo long and now your mum or sister or friend, or the new girl in the office is quietly showing off the best cosmetic tattoo you have seen.
So, when you arrive for your procedure which will take about two hours; do make sure you have remembered about the ‘no alcohol’ the night before. This is for your own good as alcohol has a nasty habit of thinning the blood, which encourages your skin to bleed. We can handle that with our creams but it is amazing how the body reacts to such things. Aspirin is another, and some of your medications possibly. Let your doctor know what you are planning, to organise a ‘go ahead’.
Sometimes my clients like to tell me at the time of consultation that they are pregnant, breastfeeding, going scuba diving or tramping or back to hospital the following day. It’s great that our consultations are free because I would have to advise to see me again when all this isn’t happening.
Now, everyone is a little nervous or maybe just excited/nervous. That is another reason why I consider a consultation at the beginning of the work great for piece of mind. It’s wonderful to have such personalized service, and that you feel confident of what happens at the time of the procedure . Remember, you are not obliged to have cosmetic tattoo.
On the morning or afternoon of your appointment, make sure you are well hydrated and not hungry. You may of course have refreshments here and will more than likely be offered a cup of tea or coffee (or beautiful water).
The gym or frantic physical activity isn’t the best just before micro-pigmentation, as again it encourages blood circulation. A rested blood circulation always helps, and once you are on my super beauty table you’ll be happy to relax some more.
Just two last points which I often forget; wear your comfy clothes, preferably black, or at least something you don’t mind the odd spot of pigment on. Cosmetic tattoo can be a little messy.
There is seating and shade just outside the clinic for a friend or companion but not inside the work room. The surrounds are exquisitely beautiful here, so there is every chance to chill out.
So with all this in mind, relax and make your phone call to book, chat or have a free consultation.
All the best for July,