Read this before getting cosmetic tattoos put on your face.
We understand that people have a lot of questions about cosmetic tattoos. What was once a fashion industry secret is gaining mainstream popularity. Its procedures are still shrouded in mystery for many. They are also known as permanent makeup, semi-permanent makeup or micropigmentation. (We use these names interchangeably throughout the website.) The idea is to remove the need for traditional makeup. People who choose it profit from the knowledge and skill of a professional makeup artist. They may have unwanted features or be looking to enhance their beauty. This guide will give you the information you need if you are considering it as well.
Cosmetic tattooing is the process of placing color pigment under the skin. Its goal is to enhance the natural beauty of the face. It is a good way to fill in eyebrows or eyelashes. We also use it to enhance the lips of eyes, like makeup. It is also called micropigmentation or semi-permanent makeup.
Cosmetic tattoos using special pigments rather than ink. They enhance the client’s appearance without looking forced or unnatural. They are only semi-permanent, unlike traditional ink tattoos.
We make every effort to ensure that our clients are comfortable. We use a anesthetic cream and gel to keep pain away. Please notify us if you are a frequent smoker, on your menstrual cycle or have fibromyalgia. These situations may need extra care.
You must be at least 18 years old to receive a cosmetic tattoo at our studio.
Cosmetic tattoo treatments will fade over time and may need touch-ups every year or two. A variety of factors affect this that are beyond our control. We cannot guarantee the length a treatment will last since for this reason.
Most clients need two treatments at least four weeks apart. We will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. With most procedures, the color looks a lot lighter after the first week. Some clients prefer this, while others opt for a bolder look. Do not worry if your cosmetic tattoo does not heal as intended after the first session. We can always go darker and add more density during the follow-up. Older clients sometimes need more sessions.
If you want us to work on a tattooed area, you must email us a clear photo before booking your appointment. We cannot guarantee results for cases such as these and we must approve that the area workable. You may need the existing tattoo removed before we begin the cover-up/re-work. Such work almost always requires more touch-ups for best results. Only the first follow-up appointment is free.
The sun will soften the look of your tattoo. Use sunblock (once healed) to prolong your enhancement.
The longer the regeneration takes, the longer the pigment holds.
The slower the absorption, the longer the pigment will hold.
Some colors fade quicker than others (ex. a blonde color will fade quicker than a dark brown color).
Some parts of the face fade quicker due to constant exposure.
Any bleeding during the tattooing procedure will reduce the amount of pigment absorption. Alcohol and certain medications act as blood-thinners. Do not use them before or right after your appointment.
Your semi-permanent makeup will be darker than expected for the first few days. It will lighten during the healing process. Redness and swelling are minimal. Please view our aftercare instructions here.
We have detailed aftercare instructions listed here. Follow these instructions to heal well and get the best results.
We assess your skin color, anticipating how the tattoo will fade. Then we choose pigments that blend well with your natural features. Sometimes the colors shift when fading. In such cases, we correct it at the follow-up appointment. We would also add a special formula to prevent further color change. As you age, your eyebrow tattoo will look softer and have more of a “powdered” look. To keep your hair strokes looking good, try a refresher appointment every 1 to 2 years. Results vary with each client.
Apply a good sunscreen daily after healing to help keep color true. As with any tattoo, sun exposure will make the color soften faster. Skin type, lifestyle, pigment color used, and broken capillaries are other factors. When planning a chemical peel, laser treatment or other medical procedure, inform the technician of your tattoo.
Absolutely! We pride ourselves on having an immaculate and sterile studio space. We only use single-use, disposable needles and supplies. This means that each set-up for each new client is discarded safely afterwards. Each of our stations is thoroughly disinfected before opening and after each procedure.
We accept all major credit cards and cash.
We are no longer offering cover-up or rework services for eyebrow tattoos. We cannot guarantee results in the rare event that we do rework an area. We also must caution that it often takes several sessions. You may also need to have the old tattoos removed. Be prepared to cover these extra expenses if you go ahead. Please contact us if you have questions.
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