No, there is excess pigment trapped in the epidermis (top layer of the skin) which will shed during the healing period. The loss of pigment that occurs during the shedding process results in less pigment saturation and ultimately has a “lightening” effect on the healing of the procedure.
You may actually find that some of your lines don’t appear at all. But once the healing process is well underway, and the scabs have been shed, new skin cells will veil the color, so that it appears lighter than anticipated. However, true eyebrow and eyeliner colors are visible on about day 28-35. On average when healing is complete eyebrow and eyeliners will appear up to two shades lighter than what is seen immediately after the procedure.
Most scabs shed within the first week, but some stubborn once can take longer (up to two weeks). Everyone’s healing process ia a little different. Note: Remember not to interfere (pick) the scabs – no matter how bad they look.
You can wash your face thoroughly using a wet face flannel immediately. Use your soap or cleanser as normal. However, please ensure that you do not wet the area that has been newly tattooed. Similarly, rinse your cloth with water and wipe the rest of the face to remove any remaining soap or cleanser.
Wait at least a week, or until the scab has lifted before wetting or washing the treatment area. You can use moisturizers such as aqueous cream after that scab has lifted and the skin soft but avoid using any tropical makeup products until advised.