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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Lydick Raymer

Before Your Permanent Makeup Procedure

Updated: Jan 7


24-48 hours before your appointment you want to avoid alcohol and sun exposure. We cannot do a pmu procedure on sunburnt or excessively tanned skin. These factors cause bleeding which affects how well your skin will retain pigment.

*If you take or have taken Accutane, you must be completely off the medication for 6 months prior to the procedure.

Eyebrow clients:

*Please do NOT shave your eyebrows before the procedure, we want that hair there!

*No need to wax or pluck your brows before the procedure, I can clean them up at our appointment.

*If you want me to see how you do your brows, come in with your makeup the way you normally wear it.

*Please do not use Retin A or Retinol products on your forehead at least 3 months prior to your appointment and do not use after your appointment.

Eyeliner clients:

*Please do not wear eye makeup to your procedure.

*Please do NOT use lash growth serums (latisse, lash boost, grande lash, etc.) for at least 6 months prior to your appointment. (6+ months is preferred).

*You CANNOT have lash extensions. If you come to your appointment with lash extensions on we will have to reschedule and your deposit will be forfeited.

*Please don’t come to your appointment hungover! Trust me, it’s no fun!

*Please note that you must refrain from exercise for at least one week..but two is best!

*If you are pregnant, you must wait to have the procedure done until after your pregnancy and nursing.


PMU appointments take about 90 minutes. . During this time we will numb the procedure area, design your shape, pick the color, and complete the procedure. Any questions you have will be answered and your follow up perfecting session will be scheduled. At-home care will be given to you as well as ointment and wipes for blotting the procedure area. The perfecting session is booked 8-12 weeks after the initial session. After that a refresh is recommended every 1-3 years.


Right after the appointment, your tattoo will look darker and bolder than when it is healed. As it heals it softens and lightens in color. It may also appear "warmer" in color right away. Most people are pink around the brow area and may have a white "halo" around the brow. This is due to the numbing cream and will go away within the next hour. Slight swelling may occur. The healing process on the surface takes on average 7-14 days. During that time, your brows may be patchy as they exfoliate themselves. This is normal. It also may look like some pigment has disappeared. Your skin is in the healing process and will normalize over the next 4-6 weeks and the pigment may reappear (This is why the touch up appointment isn't until 8 weeks).

*Brows are done in two sessions. The initial session sets the structure, the perfecting session is where we can make them darker, bolder, etc. I prefer to keep it safe our first session. We can always add to our brows but we can't take away, right?!


Deposits are non-refundable. I require 48 hours notice to cancel or make any changes to your appointment. Giving less than 48 hours notice for a cancellation will result in the forfeit of your deposit. If you cancel or no show your appointment, your deposit will be forfeited. If you need to reschedule your appointment you may transfer your deposit over ONE time, as long as you give more than 48 hours notice. If you cannot make it to your rescheduled appointment your deposit will be forfeited and you will need a new deposit to book again.


I have a 15 minute late policy. Please text me at 7758420840 if you are going to be late. Being more than 15 minutes late to your appointment may result in the forfeit of your deposit and cancellation of your appointment. A new deposit will be needed to book any appointments that were cancelled due to lateness.


Please do NOT bring children, pets or guests with you to your appointment. They cannot be in the procedure room. If you bring guests, children or pets to your appointment we will have to reschedule you and your deposit will be forfeited. Translators are allowed! We have to be able to communicate :)

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