What is Tattoo Wax?



As estheticians, you have likely spent hours watching YouTube and Instagram videos of waxing. Stirring, dripping and applying the wax is mesmerizing, educational and entertaining. You have probably seen at least one of the thousands of tattoo waxing videos. Literally thousands.

Tattoo waxing isn’t new but the Cirépil by Perron Rigot Tattoo Wax is!


It’s a patented formula designed for tattoo waxing. If you are already waxing tattoos, why not have a wax specifically designed, patented and dermatologically tested to be an actual tattoo wax. If you are not waxing tattoos, it’s time to start! Aside from the beautiful gray color, it works amazingly to brighten tattoos, removing hair or both!


Why Wax Tattoo? 

But why wax tattoos? To improve the appearance of the tattoo by making it more vibrant like it was in its early days. Dead skin builds up on the epidermis creating a dull appearance on the skin. Exfoliating and hydrating are essential not only for the health of the skin but also for the appearance of the tattoo. Some people even shave their tattoos to get that fresh look, but it isn’t exactly convenient.


Shaving anywhere on the body will make the hair grow back rough, stubbly, thick and much more quickly. A shaved tattoo will be followed by stubble, growing in the next day often paired with irritation, bumps and redness. Yikes!


Tattoo_SublimCirépil's Tattoo Wax is a hard wax, used without the need for strips. It is cruelty free, like all Perron Rigot products, and it is a unique combination of gentle and yet strong. Not just any wax can brighten tattoos by exfoliating skin. The formula must be strategic, exfoliating and hydrating and yet gentle to wax tattooed skin.


The coconut oil in Tattoo Wax makes it hydrating and also helps with an easy and effortless application process. Tattoo Wax is a specialty wax but it can be used on all body areas and all hair types. It dries immediately after being applied and will remove every hair AND brighten and revive tattoos. But never wax over a tattoo until it is 100% healed, which may be a different length of time for different people. 6 weeks may be safe for some but some people may require even longer. 

Before vs After with Cirépil Tattoo Wax


In addition to waxing tattoos to bring them back to life, you can also wax the area prior to a tattoo to avoid the area being shaved, dry, by the tattoo artist. Nothing is more uncomfortable than a tattoo that is healing combined with irritation and bumps from being shaved dry with a pink disposable razor.


Tattoo_MeltedBut be sure to wax in advance to make sure the area is not irritated but all the hair is gone. Do a test wax session to be sure. 3-5 days prior to receiving a tattoo might be safe, the test session will ensure that this is a safe bet, then book the waxing and tattoo accordingly. 


Like most treatments that clients desire, going to the spa or salon and having licensed professionals do the service for them is priceless.


Cirépil by Perron Rigot Tattoo Wax isn't simply just a new wax, it’s a new wax service. Offering a new service that clients value will make you more money and will help to fill your appointment books!


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Article Written by Cali VanAelst, National Training Director at Perron Rigot Inc., 08 January 2021.