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  • Please stop using any skin thinners (vitamin a, glycolic acids, exfoliation) on the brow area 2 weeks prior to your appointment. 

  • Any waxing or brow shaping should be done at least 2 days before. 

  • If you tint your brows, tint it at least one week prior to the procedure. 

  • Cosmetic botox or fillers should be done 2 weeks prior or 2 weeks after.  

  • Do not consume alcohol, caffeine or take any blood thinners (aspirin, ibuprofen, niacin 48 hours before your procedure, this will cause excess bleeding and may affect your results).

  • You may come in with how you normally draw in your brows so we can see what you are used to.  This is especially important for clients who desire a specific brow shape. If you are open to suggestions, we are happy to help design a custom brow to personally suit you. 

  • You may experience hypersensitivity and more pain around or during your menstrual cycle.

  • For added comfort please feel free to ask any pharmacist for Emla which is a numbing solution you can apply prior to the appointment to make sure you are even more comfortable. Apply it to your brows and cover brows with saran wrap for 60 min before your appointment. You can use the remaining Emla prior to your touch up appointment (should you need one) this is not necessary however for some nervous clients, it is comforting.

  • We will not be able to tattoo over any blemishes, sores, and moles in or around the brow area. 

Brow Aftercare


  • After every appointment, you will receive an aftercare kit with ointment. After care is crucial, it is very important to follow these instructions for the full 10-day healing period to ensure proper healing and color retention. Results will vary for all individuals and we can not guarantee your results.

  • Use a gentle cleanser (lather it up in your hands) and wash your brows morning and night everyday for 7-10 days or until the flaking has stopped.  

  • Make sure you blot the completely dry with a clean towel after washing.  Allow no water to collect or sit in the brow area.  

  • Apply the ointment provided to your brow morning and night.   A very small amount (size of a piece of rice) to each brow with clean fingers.  

  • Oily skin types may be told to avoid ointment all together and allow a dry heal process for the 7-10 days. 

What to Expect

  • Do not expect your brow tattoos to heal perfectly after the first session. This can be a 2-step process. It takes time, be patient during your 10-day healing process your brows will change and appear different from day to day.

  • Immediately after your procedure brows will appear darker and more defined.

  • Around days 4-5 you will experience flaking and your brows may look dry. Do not pick your brows, let any dryness fall off naturally. If flakes get picked off prematurely missing hair strokes will result.

  • When the flaking comes off the hair strokes may seem faint this is because a fresh layer of skin has healed over the brow tattoo. Give your brows a few weeks and the hair strokes will become clearer.  Colour will continue to change on a daily basis until 4-week mark.

  • You may experience itchiness due to the healing process of the dermal layer.

  • Not everyone’s Nano Hairstroke Brows can heal clean and crisp. Hairstrokes for oilier skin types tend to heal more solid and powdery while drier skin types tend to heal crisper and more defined. 

What Not to Do

  • Do not expose your brows to the sun during the healing process.  Uv rays can alter the pigment of your tattoo.  Following the first 10 days spf is important for the longevity your micropigmentation.​

  • Do not sweat excessively for 10 days. Sweat contains salt and can infect and prematurely fade your brow tattoo. Salt in the sweat may also alter the colour of your tattoo.  Moderate exercise is fine.

  • Do not run direct water on your brow tattoo. This is especially important in the first few days; you do not want to wash out any pigment.

  • Do not use Vaseline on your tattoo.

  • Do not use any makeup, creams, exfoliants on the brows for 10 days.

  • Do not go into sauna’s, pools, and steam rooms.

  • Do not get massages or facials or skin treatments during the healing process.

  • Do not go tanning and if you do cover your brow tattoo, Uv rays can alter the colour of your tattoo.

  • Do not use exfoliants, retinol acids, or AHA’s on the brow area.  It will fade your tattoo prematurely.

  • Do not use laser light therapy on your brow tattoo. This can darken, lighten, and distort the pigment.

Touch ups

  • Allow your brows a minimum of 4 weeks before booking a touch up.  This gives you the time to decide if you do or do not need a touch up appointment. It'll take a full 4 weeks for the colour to settle.

  • It is your responsibility to book your touch up appointments. 

  • Touch ups are typically done within the first 3 months after the initial appointment.

  • This can be a 2 (and sometimes even 3) step process.

  • The first session is used to build shape and gain symmetry.

  • The second session is used to perfect the brows and add density.

  • This is a process and some clients may need multiple sessions to achieve their desired result. 

  • Do not expect perfect results after the first session.

  • Some client’s skin may have a harder time retaining pigment and may require additional sessions. 

Long-term Care

  • There is no guarantee of results as everyone’s result will vary due to skin type, lifestyle and the initial 10-day care and long-term care of your brow tattoo.

  • Use at least spf 50 to protect your brows, sun exposure will cause fading and can alter the color of your tattoo.

  • Do not use chemical exfoliants on the brows, this will case the brows to fade faster.

  • Do not do laser your brow area (ipl etc), some lasers may change the color of the ink.

  • As the tattoo fades the strokes will get fainter and less defined.

  • Maintenance is required to maintain desired results. Touch-ups are done on average every 9 - 24 months to maintain your brow tattoo.

  • Hairstroke brows typically last 1-3 years.

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