Permanent Cosmetics is a mastered art and is regulated as a form of tattooing in the state of Missouri. Regulations vary per state. It is recommended to verify an individual's artistry, training and licensure vs. certificates as credentials.  Here at Flawless & Permanent Cosmetics Training Institute St. Louis (MO), we meet all state inspections and licensure for tattoo establishments.


All permanent cosmetic procedures are multi-session processes. You are required to come back for at least one follow-up visit before it can be determined that your work is complete. Follow-up visits are scheduled at 4-6 week intervals or longer.

Be prepared for the color intensity of your procedure to be significantly sharper, brighter, or darker than what is expected for the final outcome. It will take time for this transition, based upon how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.

While these tattooed colors may initially simulate the exact color and tone desired, they will not always remain a perfect match. Tattooed colors are constant, while your own skin color will vary depending on exposure to cold, heat, sun & circulatory changes.

  1. Since delicate skin or sensitive areas swell slightly or redden, some clients feel it best not to make any social plans for a day or two following any procedure. Procedures may take longer than expected to be complete under some circumstances.
  2. Wear your normal makeup and bring your lip color or brow pencils to the office on the day of the procedure.
  3. Any tweezing or waxing should be done at least 48 hours prior to the procedure; laser or photo facial no less than five days before. Do not resume any method of hair removal for at least two weeks.
  4. Any eyelash or eyebrow tinting or eyelash curling should be done no sooner than 48 hours before, or two weeks after the procedure.
  5. Do not wear contact lenses during or immediately following the eyeliner procedure. Remember to bring your glasses. You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes return to their pre-tattooed condition.
  6. If you are having lip procedures and have a history of cold sores/fever blisters/herpes simplex, you will be required to contact your physician to obtain the proper prescription to prevent such outbreaks. Take 7 days prior to scheduled procedure & 7 days after procedure.
  7. Refrain from use of alcohol, aspirin, aspirin-containing medications, ibuprofen, or other blood thinning medications for 7 days before & 2 days after any procedure. NO MEDICATIONS SHOULD BE STOPPED WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING YOUR PHYSICIAN.


Proper care following your procedure is necessary to achieve the best results. Keep in mind that in many cases, some uneveness of color is to be expected. This is the purpose of the follow-up visit. Please review the following directions and refer to them as necessary. If during your healing process you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

  1. Cold gel packs or Ice packs protected with a cloth may be applied as necessary to reduce swelling. Sleeping slightly elevated helps alleviate swelling sometimes seen the morning after facial procedures.
  2. Wash your hands before touching any treated area. Cotton-tipped applicators may be used to gently cleanse the eye area. Do not expose the area to dirty or unsanitary conditions. Wearing glasses outdoors is a good way to protect new eyeliner from dust, etc., that can stick to healing agents. Apply recommended healing agents sparingly.
  3. Some itching is normal. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR SCRATCH the treated area or your color may heal unevenly and you risk scarring and infection.
  4. No make-up is to be applied for 72 hours after the procedure. After any eyeliner procedure, use new mascara. Do not us an eyelash curler for two weeks.
  5. Do not expose your healing skin to direct sun, tanning beds, hot tubs, (tub baths if body treated area), saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools, direct shower spray, hot water, skin creams, ointments, or lotions other than what you have been instructed to use 2 weeks following your procedure.
  6. After a lip procedure, keep your lips moist at all times. Avoid spicy foods or heat. If using herpes medication, continue as prescribed. Do not use teeth bleaching products until fully healed.


Use a good sunscreen daily-even lips require protection. Sun exposure and tanning beds will fade your permanent cosmetics and may cause irritation later. If your are planning chemical exfoliation, MRI, or other medical procedure, please inform your physician of your cosmetic tattoo. If you donate blood, it is the American Red Cross policy that you must wait one year after any tattooing procedure in unregulated states-check if restrictions apply to you.


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