Two tips for those who are getting their eyebrows tattooed for the first time

If you will be getting your eyebrows tattooed for the first time, you may find the following two tips helpful.

Do not drink alcohol before the procedure

The needles that are used to create a cosmetic tattoo can cause some pain when they are pressed against a person's skin. As such, you might be tempted to have one or two glasses of wine or beer before you undergo this cosmetic procedure, in order to steady your nerves and make the experience a little less painful.

However, this is not a good idea, as the consumption of alcohol can sometimes cause those who are getting cosmetic tattoos to bleed quite profusely during and after the tattooing process.

If this happens to you, the excess blood could make it harder for the person performing the procedure to draw the lines in the correct places on your brow bone, as the blood flowing from your skin may obstruct their view. This could then result in your new eyebrows not looking the way that you hoped they would.

Additionally, if this bleeding continues for the first few hours after the procedure has been completed, the small wounds on your brow bone may not heal as quickly as they should. This could increase the likelihood of these wounds becoming infected.

An infection could not only result in you experiencing a lot of pain and having to take antibiotics but could also lead to the areas of tattooed skin not healing properly and your new brows looking a bit patchy.

Given this, it is best to avoid drinking any type of alcoholic fluids in the run-up to your appointment.

Don't schedule any important social events for the first week after the procedure

If possible, you should avoid scheduling any important social events for the first week after getting this cosmetic procedure.

The reason for this is as follows; as soon as the procedure is finished, the skin on the tattooed sections of your brow bone will begin to heal.

This healing process will most likely result in temporary redness and scabs forming in your brow area. It may take up to a week for these visible signs of healing to subside. During this time, you may feel a bit self-conscious about the appearance of your brows.

Additionally, whilst the skin is healing, you will not be able to disguise the redness or scabs with make-up (as even microscopic amounts of bacteria in your concealer or brow pencil could lead to the raw skin becoming infected).

Given this, it is best to simply postpone any significant social events until after your brows have fully healed.

For more information, contact a local cosmetic tattoo company.