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Before getting your brows 

Do not work out the day of the procedure.

Do not tan or have sunburned face.

Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil or Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure.

No alcohol or caffeine 2 days before the procedure.

Absolutely No waxing or tinting 3 days before the procedure.

Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.

No tweezing / waxing at least 48 hours before procedure; electrolysis no less than five days before. Do not resume any method of hair removal for at least two weeks.

Eyebrow tinting should be done no sooner than 48 hours before, or two weeks after the procedure.


Proper aftercare is necessary to achieve the best results. Each healing varies according to your skin type and your ACTIVE participation in your aftercare. Black Market Brows is not responsible for your aftercare, you are. 

  • NO water, cleansers, creams, makeup or any other products on treated area for 10 days.

  • 4-5 hours after your procedure clean your brows only once with distilled or boiled water (let cool to room temperature) with cotton balls, pads or gauze. Squeeze out the excess water from cotton ball, pad or gauze so that they are not saturated before wiping off any ointment or lymph fluids.

  • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Picking can cause scarring and loss of color.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 3-4 weeks after procedure.

  • Avoid heavy sweating for the first 10 days.

  • NO facials, botox, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.

  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.

approximate healing schedule 

Day1-2 Your brows are approximately 20-40% darker, bolder and more solid than your healed result. Under the pigment, the skin is red and pigment has been deposited into the layer of skin containing dead skin cells; combined giving the appearance of darker color. There may be minimal swelling but because typically the eyebrow area does not retain much fluid, swelling will be limited. The top layers of skin will begin to shed on about day 3-5, and you will see a loss of color. This is normal. Absolutely do not scratch or pick! Picking or scratching of the scabs or flakes can result in total loss of color. 

Day 3 Your eyebrows may begin to itch and the pigment may appear somewhat raised. Do not scratch or pick!

Day 4-6 The skin is now rapidly exfoliating and will shed evenly if left alone. The color under the exfoliating skin will continue to appear light until the epidermis takes on its more transparent characteristics. 


Day 30-40 Now is the time to critique your brows. The tattoo has become part of the dermis as seen under the dermis. 

Long term care

Use a good sunscreen, sun exposure will fade your permanent cosmetics. If you are planning a chemical peel, laser procedure or and MRI scan, please inform the technician of your permanent cosmetics. The use of Retin A / Trention on any other rapid skin exfoliation products used regularly on the forehead area will cause the permanent makeup to the eyebrow area to fade prematurely. The use of chemical and acid peels regularly on the forehead region can also cause eyebrow tattoos to fade prematurely. 

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