Faux Freckle Care

The results and longevity of your tattoo will depend greatly on how you take care of your face during the healing process and beyond. Each client’s skin will respond differently, both in the length of time it takes to heal, and the number of sessions needed for your desired results and color retention. This information acts as a guideline only, and we cannot guarantee your results.

People with previous cosmetic tattoos on the face must submit photos prior to appointment for approval

No sauna or tanning 1 week prior

You cannot be pregnant or breast feeding

No alcohol 24 hours prior

No minors allowed at appointments (18+)

Come with clean skin, no heavy creams or sunscreen day of

No working out day of

No caffeine the day of

No blood thinners including pain killers

Discontinue use of fish oil or vitamin e at least one week prior

No botox injections 3 weeks prior to procedure in brow area only

No deep exfoliation 2 weeks prior in brow area (ex. chemical peel)

No retinol products, acne treatments or salicylic acid 4 weeks prior in brow area

No antibiotics 2 months prior

*Not following these rules will result in the forfeiture of your appointment and deposit

Day 1: relax

For the first 24 hours, let skin relax and do nothing.

Days 2-7: wash

Wash daily to remove bacteria, build up of product and oils, and dead skin. (don’t worry, this does not remove the pigment!)

Gently wash your face each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap like Cetaphil or Neutrogena. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean cotton pad. Do not use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or aha), or exfoliants.

Days 1-7 moisturize

Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply, as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.

Remember, with the proper prep and aftercare routine, you will have much better results with your faux freckle procedure. We cannot guarantee results if you do not take care of your skin.

Important note about showering: Limit your showers to 5-8 minutes so that you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/treated area out of the water while you wash your body, then at the end of your shower, wash your hair.

Your face should only be getting wet at the end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area. Do your best to avoid soap or water running over your brows other than the initial cleanse.

No makeup on the face for 10 days

No scratching or picking 

No long hot showers for 10 days, limit to 5-8 minutes

No use of acid or manual exfoliants

No use of any topicals other than healing cream

No sweating for 10 days

No swimming or sauna for 10 days

No UV exposure or tanning

No acne products or hydroxy acids

No laser light therapy

No facials for 30 days

No threading, waxing or removal products

Faux freckle tattoos normally last 6 months depending on lifestyle, skin type and aftercare.

Exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, always apply sunscreen (50 SPF or greater).

Avoid using chemical exfoliants, as it will cause fading.

Do not do laser near your face. Some lasers may change the color of the ink.

Additional makeup application may still be required post tattoo to achieve your desired look.