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Every cosmetic tattoo procedure starts with a free consultation. We like to meet our clients to have a better understanding of each individual's personal style. Our work is individually tailored to your facial features and personal style. Have a read through our FAQS and send us an email if you have any further questions or need further assistance.
Cosmetic Tattooing, also called Semi-Permanent Make-up or Micro-pigmentation, is the process of depositing coloured pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of a sterile, disposable needle to enhance the natural features of the face.
Sun exposure: The sun fades the pigment faster and sun block is suggested to prolong the treated area. The regeneration of skin cells: The longer the regeneration takes, the longer the pigment holds. The speed at which the skin absorbs the pigment: The slower the absorption, the longer the pigment will hold. The choice of color: Some colors fade quicker than others, e.g. a blonde color will fade quicker than a dark brown color.
A topical anesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing the treatment area before and during your procedure. Pain tolerance levels vary from person to person, and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure.
General Rules for all cosmetic tattoo treatments Absolutely NO sun or tanning prior to and after the procedure for 4-6 weeks. DO NOT take Aspirin, vitamin E or ibuprofen,48-73 hrs prior to your appointment…unless medically necessary (please inform the technician). Please come to your appointment with a clean make-up free face.For eyebrows: If you have an ideal shape and colour in mind, bring a few reference photos with you to your appointment. If you regularly get your eyebrows waxed, threaded or tinted, Do Not have any of these treatments 72hrs prior to your appointment. If there are any stray hairs that fall outside of our final shape, the technician will remove them. Please show up to your appointment day with a clean make-up free face. If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 14 days after the procedure. If you receive botox, please inform your technician and allow a month in between brow treatment and botox treatment.For eyes: For eyes: A clean makeup free face and a few reference photos. If you wear contact lenses, please do not wear them the day of your appointment. Please bring your glasses. If you receive eyelash extension treatments, please have these removes before your appointment and it is recommended that you do not have them reapplied untill 4-6 weeks after your final second session procedure. If you show up to your eyeliner appointment with eyelash extensions on, this will automatically cancel your procedure appointment, resulting in having to reschedule and a $50 rescheduling fee will be applied to you total procedure cost. For lips: If you carry the cold sore virus please advise the technician. She will inform you of the pre-appointment care needed. Also, please inform the technician of any lip filler procedures you currently have or plan on getting.
The pigments used in Cosmetic Tattooing come in a variety of colours specially formulated with ingredients that are safe for the skin. Because colour is implanted just underneath the dermal layer of the skin, the resulting shade is soft and muted, unlike regular cosmetic make-up that sits on the surface of the skin.
Your semi-permanent makeup will appear darker and bigger than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Please refer to the Aftercare page.
The treatment is considered semi-permanent and it will fade over time, resulting in a touch-up every 1-3 years. Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including: the pigment colour used (lighter colours fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement), and if any chemical peels come into contact with treated areas. Please note that final results cannot be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates.
New cosmetic tattoo procedures require two sessions. Two treatments are needed, at least 8 weeks apart. With most procedures, the colour looks dramatically lighter after the first week and some clients prefer this, while others opt for a bolder look. On the second session, we will assess the pigment colour and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always go darker and add more density at your next appointment. Previously tattooed eyebrows will be treated as a brow correction or brow refresher, a consultation is always required and cost will be determined on how much work is involved.