Maintaining your eyebrows can be time-consuming. Eyebrow tattoos are a perfect, low-maintenance solution to this element of your beauty regime. Eyebrow feathering involves using a sharp blade to make micro-incisions on the outer layer of your skin. A dye is then added to the incisions so they look just like natural hair. However, once you have had this cosmetic procedure, it is vital that you take steps to maintain your eyebrow feathering tattoo. Read on to find out everything you need to know.
Apply nappy rash ointment
In the weeks following the procedure, it is a good idea to apply nappy rash ointment to your eyebrows. This ointment will help to soothe the area and will help to reduce any irritation or swelling that may occur as your skin heals following the incisions.
Keep the area clean
In the days following the procedure, you may notice that clear liquid begins to gather on the skin which has been tattooed. This fluid is your body reacting to the micro incisions which the beautician made in the surface of your skin. The fluid helps to keep the area clean and to remove any debris which could cause infection. You should use a clean towel or face wipe to gently remove this fluid when you see it.
Add some talcum powder to control the colour
Fresh eyebrow tattoos can sometimes look extremely vivid. This is because fresh ink creates a big contrast against your skin. As time passes, the ink will fade, slightly creating a more natural look. However, in the early days, you may wish to tone down the colour of the tattoo. The easiest way to do this is to apply a little bit of talcum powder using a makeup brush.
Have the tattoo touched up
Finally, eyebrow tattoos don't last forever. Over time, the tattoo will begin to fade and it will lose its impact. For this reason, it is always a good idea to book an appointment with your local beauty salon so you can have your tattoos touched up. The beautician will make new minor cuts to the skin before reapplying the ink so your eyebrows are refreshed and looking their best.
If you are interested in finding out more about eyebrow feathering tattoos, you should get in touch with your local beauty salon. A member of staff will be happy to offer you further help and assistance.