Laura is seriously the best! She’s the only person I trust with my brows and is the best at making it look super natural. She’s great at explaining what is perfect for me and my skin which I really appreciated and I trust her so much! Going to do my lips soon too!"
—Amanda Breuer
Hey there! 

Here are pre-care instructions for your permanent cosmetic service.
If you are unsure if you're a good candidate for permanent cosmetics please take the time to read information below. 
Please contact Haven Studio Co if you have any questions!
Appointment cancellations or reschedules require 72 hour notice for PMU services to avoid $100 no-show fee. Your $100 deposit will be applied toward service/or be refunded at the end of your service. 
In order to have the most positive (and effective) experience, before booking your appointment, it is advisable to read through these precautions and, if necessary, talk to your family Physician.
These procedures may not be right for you if:
1. You are prone to keloid scarring on the head or neck. Ear piercing keloids are a good indicator that you are not a candidate.
2. The skin in the treatment area is compromised (sunburned, has active blemishes, stye's, cold sores,
psoriasis, eczema, etc) you should avoid booking until everything has returned to normal.
3. You are pregnant or breastfeeding you can NOT do service. Sorry ladies!
4. You haven't avoided Retinoids (topical vitamin A derivatives) for four or more weeks before treatment, specifically
around the treatment area.
5. For Lips service you must first consult with your family Physician first, if:
You are prone to cold sores/herpes simplex type 1 orally. You must be on prophylactic medications prior to tattooing the lip area. If you have ever had a cold sore before: you MUST be on a prophylactic dose of Valtrex (Valacyclovir) or Zovirax prior to having this procedure done in the lip area. No exceptions.
6. Lip & Brow service no recent filler/injections
7. You have not been off Accutane for 6-12 months.
8. If you are sick with a cold or the flu.
9. You have had an organ transplant.
10.You are Diabetic with unstable blood sugar levels
11. You are undergoing Chemotherapy.
12. You have a compromised immune system due to long-term illnesses.
13.For Eye liner service no recent eye surgery, lash growth serums for 2-4 weeks.
14. Lastly, no service will be provided for anyone under the age of 18.
P R E - P R O C E D U R E  I N F O R M A T I O N
While these tattooed colors may initially simulate the exact color and tone desired, they will fade 30-50% over the next 6-8 weeks, therefore a 6-8 week Touch-Up session is required for longer lasting results. 
-If you have oily skin, your results WILL appear softer in
appearance and may require additional procedures.
-Clients with darker skin (Indian, African American, Filipino, etc.), Please know that the Hair Strokes and
Eye Liners WILL NOT appear as defined or as dark as lighter skin types, due to the skin color already being naturally darker.
If you’ve ever hired a professional painter, they will tell you that “it’s all in the prep”. Professional painters know that they get the best results when they spend extra time sanding, filling holes, making sure edges are smooth and applying the right primer. Well, permanent cosmetics is very similar. You will get much better results when you properly prep. It all starts with a good canvas! The skin to be treated must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive, and non-irritated.
Here’s how to get your skin ready for the procedure:
1) Since delicate skin or sensitive areas may swell slightly or redden, some clients feel it is best not to make
any social plans for a day or two following any procedure. It is always best to avoid these procedures
within months prior to important life events such as weddings. Procedures may take longer than expected
to be complete under some circumstances.
2) You can wear your normal makeup and bring your lip color or brow pencils to the studio on the day of the
procedure or come in natural with no makeup. Colors and shapes will depend on your natural skin tone, skin texture and more. 
3) Do not work out the day of the procedure or plan to do heavy workouts for 7 days after. Sweat is made of saline and removes the pigment that we have just implanted into your skin.
4) Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.
5) Discontinue Retin-A 4 weeks prior.
6) Avoid Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion or facials for 4-weeks prior procedure.
7) No Botox for 1 month prior or 1 month after procedure
8) Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil or Advil/Ibuprofen or other blood thinning medications 7
days before procedure. No medication should ever be discontinued without first consulting your physician.
9) NO alcohol or caffeine 24-48 hours before procedure (Yes, there is caffeine in decaf coffee and tea!).
10) For Eyebrows: Eyebrow tweezing, waxing or tinting must be done at least 48 hours before the
procedure. Electrolysis must be done no later than five days before. Do not resume any method of hair removal for at least two weeks following permanent cosmetics.
11) Refrain from use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) products close to the eyebrow area 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after your procedure.
12) Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
13) For eye procedures DO NOT wear contact lens during the procedure or for 48 hours after. Bring glasses or sunglasses to wear home. Eyes may be light sensitive.
14) For Eyes: Do not dye, perm, or curl lashes for 2 days prior. If you use eyelash growth serum, stop applying eyelash growth serum 2-4 weeks before your appointment. If you have individual glued on eyelash extensions, don't bother going for your next touch up knowing you have an eyeliner procedure coming up.
The numbing creams, protective eye gels (GenTeal or Sustain), many eye washes and skin wipes during the procedure break down the glued attachment and they fall off.
The lash extensions can be hard to work around, so it is a good thing they come off fairly easy. They are carefully removed so a lash with clump of glue doesn't fall in your eye and cause a scratch / corneal abrasion. You can have the lash extensions reapplied after 2 weeks.
15) If you are having lip procedures and have any 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. Prescription may be Zovirax, Valtrex or Famvir. Take 2-3 days before the procedure, the day of the procedure and 2-3 days after the procedure as directed and repeat on all visits.
16) If you have had any type of lip surgery, consult with the physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent makeup procedure on the lips. Most physicians are giving a 4 week okay after lip filler injections like collagen or Restylane. Permanent makeup artists have noticed poor color retention in lips that have received collagen injections within the previous 6 months, longer for restylane. There has even been a little pigment migration along lip edges with Restylane. It may be best not to have lip filler injections and permanent lip color within the same year. If the lip surgery involves an incision (like a lip implant), the incision needs to mature about 6 months before tattooing on top of it.
17) Please inform permanent cosmetic technician if any eye surgery has been performed. If so please contact your physician to discuss when a proper time would be to have permanent cosmetic procedure done.
18) If you have previous tattooing from another technician, please inform the studio before booking. We will require a photo and details such as; how may times you've had it done, when your last treatment was, and how much color is left, if any. A consultation may be required before booking in your procedure. We need to assess the current tattoo to decide if it will be possible to successfully cover and refresh the old style. In some cases, removal may be advised (referral to a laser clinic or tattoo removal studio) if the tattoo is too dark and saturated to work on. If previous removal methods have already been executed, the pigment may not 'take' as well as on previously untreated skin. More sessions may be required (at an additional cost to you) if this is the case, as the skin may have scar tissue. We have your best interest in
mind and we strive to give you the best and most natural results possible.
Pain Preparation: Though the sensation of permanent cosmetics is minimal, clients respond differently. Some will feel a stronger sensation than others. Overall, procedures require no or minimal pain preparation. However, some clients use some sort of preparation for the treatment as a mental comfort. Many clients have taken over-the-counter Tylenol, thirty (30) minutes before treatment (NO Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Advil & Aleve). This will not interfere with the procedure. Any physician prescribed pain-relieving medication for which you have arranged, should be taken as directed, usually after your arrival and 30-minutes before treatment. Please advise me of any medications taken.
Thank you for taking the time to read pre-care instructions. This will greatly help the outcome of your results. —Looking forward to meeting you!
Laura Sutherland
3321 173rd Pl NE Suite 114, Arlington, WA 98223