Pre-Care Instructions

& Policy

Below is important information for your upcoming appointment with Ideal Ink. 

Ideal Ink is located inside of Pure Form Beauty in Cottleville, MO. The Address is: 5370 Main Street, Cottleville MO 63304

Please read the Pre-Procedure Requirements below as these will need to be followed for treatment to proceed. 

PRE-PROCEDURE INFO AND REQUIREMENTS

Cosmetic tattoo procedures will normally require at least two treatment sessions. For the best results, clients are required to return for at least one touch up 6-12 weeks after the initial procedure. For microblading, top-ups are then required roughly every 6-24 months depending on skin type, lifestyle and treatment type.
  
Before treatment:

o The skin must be free of any irritations including but not limited to: blemishes, eczema or psoriasis.
o No sunbathing or sunbeds for two weeks before treatment. If you have a sunburn in the area being treated, we will not be able to proceed and you will forfeit the booking fee.
o No alcohol for 48 hours or caffeine for 24 hours before treatment. Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Warfarin or other blood thinners and Ibuprofen must be avoided for one week prior to treatment. No fish oil for 2 weeks before treatment. These can all cause you to bleed more, which can cause the treatment to not take or heal patchy.
o No anti-aging or anti-acne creams, chemical peels, microdermabrasion or facial treatments on the area for 30 days before.
o No Botox/fillers in treatment area for a minimum of 2 weeks before or after treatment.
o No antibiotic use for 30 days prior to treatment.
(Please do not discontinue any medication before consulting with your doctor).

For Lip Blushing Procedure:
Clients who have experienced a cold sore in or around the mouth MUST take Valtrex-prescribed by your doctor at least 3 days prior and 3 days after receiving this treatment. Failure to follow these instructions can risk an outbreak that can affect the healing process.
If you are experiencing any blemishes, acne, or skin irritations leading up to your appointment, please contact Ideal Ink. It is up to the discretion of the artist to decide whether or not there is a workable surface. Failure to communicate any of these will result in a cancellation or rescheduling of your appointment. All deposits are nonrefundable, but can be moved one time to another day, 
Lip fillers must be done 1 month prior to scheduling this service. Failure to disclose this information may result in a negative outcome.
Please keep lips moisturized leading up to your appointment. It is highly encouraged to use a sugar scrub (you can use sugar and coconut oil) to gently exfoliate your lips a few days prior to your appointment. 

For eyebrow procedures:
o I will shape the brows so there is no need to do this before you come.
o No brow waxing for 48 hours before treatment or brow tinting for 2 weeks before treatment.
o No electrolysis or epilation for 5 days before treatment
Please note if you have oily skin or exercise/sweat a lot, hair strokes are not suitable for you and any cosmetic tattooing may fade faster. A combination of microblading & shading would be a better option in these cases. I will help you determine what would be best for your skin type & lifestyle at your appointment.

The day of Treatment

o Please try to arrive no more than 5 minutes early or late to your appointment as either way this could affect someone else’s appointment. If 15 minutes or more late this could mean no longer having enough time to do the treatment and your booking fee will be lost.
o Please note that no family or friends will be permitted in the treatment room with you.
o It is best if you come without makeup on the day as I will need to clean it off before treatment.
o For microblading & lip blushing, although we limit discomfort during treatment by numbing the area with topical anesthetic, you may be more sensitive to pain during menstruation, if you have fibromyalgia or have drank a lot of caffeine.

After treatment

o You may get some redness, soreness and swelling after treatment.
o Please be prepared for the color to be significantly darker and "outstanding" immediately after the treatment. This will subside and become lighter as the tissue heals. This process can take up to 10 days.
o The area may appear faded at around 7-14 days after treatment but the color does return as the skin heals.
o This is a two part procedure and the final result will not be seen until 4-6 weeks after the touch up session, when healed fully.
o You will not be able to get the area wet for 24 hours or wear makeup around the area for 7-10 days after treatment, so you may want to wash your hair before treatment.
o You must avoid exercise or sweating for at least 7-10 days after treatment.


CANCELLATION POLICY

A $50 non-refundable booking fee is required upon booking to secure your appointment and will go toward your total cost. If deposit is not paid within 24 hours of making the appointment, your slot will be forfeited. This deposit is transferable, one time, if appointment is rescheduled within 72 hours before the desired appointment. If the appointment is cancelled or rescheduled less than 72 hours before the appointment, the deposit will be lost and a new deposit will be required in order to book another appointment. 

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