top of page
One way sign on brick wall. Image by Josh Calabrese

Before your appointment, let's set some guidelines:

  • No Alcohol or Caffeine: 24 hours prior.

  • Avoid Blood Thinners: No ibuprofen, aspirin, fish oil, etc. for 72 hours, unless medically necessary.

  • Sun Care: No intentional tanning for 2 weeks before. Sunburn means reschedule and deposit forfeiture.

  • Recent Treatments: Any chemical peel or microdermabrasion in the area must be 4 weeks before.

  • Menstrual Cycle: Avoid appointments during your cycle to minimize discomfort.

  • Skin Conditions: Skin must be irritation-free, no ingrown hairs, blemishes, eczema, psoriasis.

  • Product Restrictions: No anti-acne or anti-aging products 30 days prior.

  • No Accutane: If taken within a year of treatment.

After your procedure, here's what to expect:

  • Immediate Aftercare: Skin may appear irritated and bruised. Bruising subsides over 3-7 days. Healing takes 30 days before touchup.

  • Permanent Makeup Flaking: Treated area will flake, pigment might transfer when applying ointment.

  • Paramedical Tattoo Lightening: Up to 60% possible, varies based on factors.

  • Healed Result: Visible in 6-8 weeks.

Tagaderm Aftercare:

  • Leave the patch on for 24 hours.

  • Remove and wash gently with antibacterial soap.

  • Apply new Tagaderm film for 5 days.

No Tagaderm?

  • Keep the area moist for 7 days with provided aftercare.

  • Clean with cool water and mild antibacterial soap, pat dry before reapplying.


  • Sun Exposure: Avoid for 10 days.

  • No Products: No creams, makeup, chemicals on treated areas for 3 days.

  • Avoid Heat: No hot showers, saunas, sweating, swimming for color bonding.

  • Product Restrictions: No Retin-A, bleaching creams, glycolic or AHA acids.

  • Crusts: Don't pick or peel them off.

  • Hygiene: No touching with fingers, no sleeping on nice pillowcases for 2 nights.

  • Makeup: After 7 days, feel free.

  • Blood Donation: Wait 1 year (per American Red Cross).

  • Infection or Reaction: Notify healthcare professional and Confidence Inked.

  • Follow Instructions: Ignoring them might cause pigment loss, discoloration, or infection.

  • Final Results: Colors appear sharper initially, but soften as healing progresses. Additional appointments may or may not be needed. Final outcome clear only after complete healing.

bottom of page