The healing process of a cosmetic tattoo is different than a body art tattoo. Body art goes deeper into the skin using tattoo ink. Cosmetic tattoo is more superficial in implant & uses cosmetic pigment. Tattoo ink has larger molecules than cosmetic pigment. During the healing process your immune system will push the pigment out through your lymphatic system. What remains will be pushed down into the dermis. During this time your pigment will disappear. Skin will be healing. This involves itchy, flaky skin. As it finishes the remodeling period the pigment will again be visible. This happens with all cosmetic tattoo procedures from brows to lips & liner. Follow aftercare protocol for best retention & no infection.