Cosmetic tattooing is the process of implanting
coloured pigment into the dermis layer of the skin by means of tiny, sterile,
disposable needles to produce the appearance of hair strokes, makeup or to
enhance the natural features of the face. There are many other names including
Micropigmentation, Semi Permanent Makeup, Permanent Makeup, Microblading,
Microstroking, Powder Brows, Ombre Brows, Brow Feathering etc these are all
forms of Cosmetic Tattooing
Does It Hurt?
A topical anaesthetic are used for numbing during
your procedure. Pain thresholds vary from each individual person and every
effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entire procedure,
however small amounts of discomfort are to be expected.
How long does it last?
Cosmetic Tattooing is considered a permanent
procedure as you will not be able to wash your result off however they will
fade over time. Fading also depends on each individual person as skin, age,
health, life style & metabolism play a part in the fading process but
generally a touch up is required anywhere between 1-3years.
Can I tint or wax my brows before my appointment?
We would prefer if you didn’t tint or remove hair
from the eyebrow area so we can see them as natural as possible as this will
aid in choosing the best colour & shape for you.
What do I need to do before my appointment?
It is important that you refrain from using any
skin/blood thinners (Vitamin A, Glycolic acids) this includes most anti-aging
creams and serums on the brow area ONE MONTH prior to your appointment.
If you have been on prescription Accutane in the
past you must wait at least ONE year before getting your cosmetic tattooing
It is highly recommended that you avoid sun &
tanning bed exposure for 30days before and after your procedure
Do not consume any alcohol, fish oil, caffeine or
take any blood thinners (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Niacin) 48 hours before your
procedure, this may cause excess bleeding and may affect your results.
We will not be able to tattoo over any blemishes,
sores or moles in or around the brow area.
Cosmetic Botox should be done one month prior or two weeks after your appointment.
You will not be able to receive a tattoo service if
you are pregnant or planning on pregnancy. You will not be able to receive
a tattoo service you if you are prone to keloid scarring.
How will my eyebrows look after my tatoo
Your semi-permanent makeup will appear darker and
more intense than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten
during the complete healing process. Redness and swelling is completely normal,
What do I need to do after my procedure?
You will need to follow strict aftercare for two weeks after your treatment to allow your brows to heal to their fullest potential. You will be provided a healing pack with instructions at the end of each appointment
Long term care
A Sunscreen of SPF-50 should be applied daily after
healing and is required to help keep colour true. Sun exposure will make the
colour soften faster.
Fading speed depends on your skin type, lifestyle,
sun exposure, pigment colour used, broken capillaries, and if any chemical
peels were done after your procedure.
If you are planning a chemical peel, laser
treatment or other medical procedure, please inform the technician that you
have had a cosmetic tattoo. They MUST avoid the tattooed area.