What is cosmetic tattooing?

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 done.

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 appointment?

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, but minimal.

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.