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Yes, we currently accept some insurance programs, including Kaiser Permanente. Please contact us to confirm if we accept your provider.
All clients will need to wait at least 6 weeks or until they have fully healed from their surgeries before we can micropigment. Clients must not be taking any medication that is a blood thinner. Radiation treatment can cause some skin to become thin and fragile. We want to ensure that the skin is healthy and ready to receive treatment. We will decide at your consultation what is needed in your situation and work around your body’s needs to select the right time to micropigment.
Most of our clients find the discomfort to be very tolerable and we rarely have issues with someone being in too much pain. For those clients we do have numbing cream that can help dull the sensation and make the process more comfortable. The sensation is often described as feeling like a scratch and perhaps more annoying than acutely painful.
Every person’s situation varies and we will give you a time estimate during your consultation. Anticipate that you will need no less than two hours for your appointment. If more time is required we will let you know in advance.
A loose, button-up blouse is convenient during the process and allows you to dress comfortably after the procedure. Otherwise you should not require anything during the process.
You will be able to resume your normal activities after your appointment. You will need to wear bandages for the first couple of hours and will likely be a little sore and sensitive in the treated area. Many people continue their normal routines immediately, socializing, exercising, etc with no issues whatsoever.
It is best to not drink before your procedure as this can cause excessive bleeding and make the process more difficult.
Two hours after receiving your tattoo remove the bandage. Be sure to have clean hands. Using your fingertips only, gently ash the area with warm water and anti-bacterial soap.For the first two nights wrap the area with plastic wrap after washing it and allowing it to air dry. Gently wash your tattoo three times daily or as needed. After two day apply unscented lotion at least three times daily.
DO NOT wear tight or rough clothing over the tattoo or anything that will rub or irritate the area
DO NOT scratch or pick at the tattoo. Itching may occur as the tattoo heals, try not to scratch, but you can gently tap the itchy area to help the sensation subside.
DO NOT take baths, swim or soak the tatoo area
DO NOT expose the tattoo to excessive sunlight or tanning beds. This will cause premature fading
DO NO garden or have contact with outdoor animals
Tattoos should be considered and open wound which can become infected if not kept clean and cared for properly.
If any of the following symptoms occup please contact your artist immediately and seek medical attention:
Excessive scabbing, swelling, redness, excessive tenderness, red streaks from the tattoo area towards the heart, elevated body temperature or purulent drainage (puss) from the tattoo site or near it.
Tegaderm, a sterile, breathable, waterproof, germ-proof barrier is used to protect the treated area. Leave the Tegaderm on for 3-4 DAYS. DO NOT lift the Tegaderm, change it or remove it before this time.
Tegaderm will protect the treated area from infection, abrasion, irritation and contamination while it is going through the most important part of the healing process. It will also protect your clothing, sheets and loved ones from stains and contact with body fluids, which are a normal byproduct of the healing process.
You can perform all of your usual activities, including excercise, while you heal. Be sure not to bump or rub the treated area excessively. Aovid any activity that might scrape or peel off the covering.
You may shower normally while healing, keeping the Tegaderm in place, however do not swim, bathe or soak the area until it is fully healed.
After 3-4 days, carefully remove the Tegaderm. Do not quickly tear off. The easiest way to remove is to stand in a hot shower for several minutes to allow the adhesive to soften, then gently remove while in the show.
After removing the covering, rinse the treated area thoroughly with warm water. Gently wash the site using just your fingertips with antibacterial soap. Do not use a sponge or washcloth. Pat dry with a clean towel.
For 7-10 days following the removal of the Tegaderm apply a thin layer of unscented, colorless lotion to the treatment area, 3-4 times a day or when it feels itchy and dry. Otherwise, let the area air out and heal naturally. You might notice some flaky skin, which is completely normal.
Your treatment area is considered an open wound and can become infected. If you notice excessive tenderness, excessive scabbing, swelling, bleeding, notice a fever or red streaking, please contact your artist immediately and seek medical attention.
A follow up appointment and touch-up is included with your procedure. This allows us to ensure that the treatment has healed normally and touch up any spots that might need a bit more pigment.