FAQ

 Cosmetic Tattoo

What is Cosmetic Tattooing?

Cosmetic Tattooing also known as Semi-Permanent Makeup, or Micro Pigmentation, is the process of implanting color pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means a tiny, sterile, disposable needle.

What is Hair stroke or Brow feathering?

Brow feathering (micro blading) is a process of using a manual tool to implant pigment into skin creating hair-like strokes.

What is Lip blush?

Lip blush is a procedure using a machine to implant pigments on to the lips to create a tinted coloured lips or lip stick effect

Does Cosmetic Tattooing hurt?

A numbing agent is applied prior and during the procedure . Pain tolerance varies from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable. It is highly recommended to avoid tattooing during a menstrual cycle because the skin can be hypersensitive.

Can I get Cosmetic Tattoo if I am pregnant or nursing?

We do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women, to ensure safety.

Is Cosmetic Tattooing safe?

Yes, each procedure is done using sterile, disposable needles and supplies in a clean studio where it’s disinfected before and after procedures.

How long does Cosmetic Tattooing last?

Cosmetic tattooing are considered semi-permanent and will not wash off and touch ups are needed every 1-5 years. Frequency of touch up depends on: the pigment color used (lighter colors 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.

How long does it take to heal?

It takes about 2 weeks to heal the top dermal layer of the skin. For the deeper layers it can take up to 4-6 weeks.

How many treatments are needed?

Results vary through skin from person to person depending on skin and color used. For most clients, 2 sessions are needed to achieve desired results. Clients with lesser brow hairs or have correction work may need extra touch ups.

What will my cosmetic tattoo look like in the future?

Your eyebrow tattoo will eventually look softer and have more of a “powdered” look. This happens with all clients as the skin ages and lifestyle. To keep your hair strokes crisp, a refresher appointment is suggested every 1 to 2 years. Results vary with each client..

Will Cosmetic Tattoo work for me?
  • Extremely Oily Skin: Brow feathering (hair stroke) will not work well, pigments implanted onto skin will diffuse with the oil and fade to more of a powder look
  • If you have little to no brow hairs, this will cause your brow to look more 2 dimensional than those with more brow hairs
  • If you are a frequently smoker, pigment may fade quicker
What is the Process?.
    1. Consultation: The technician will ask what type of brows the client would like and answer any necessary questions a client may have.
    2. Numbing: A topical anesthetic (4% lidocaine ointment) is applied  prior to the procedure to ensure maximum comfort. During the procedure a separate numbing agent is used to enhance numbing effects.
    3. Brow design: A natural or preferred brow designed is created best suited for your facial shape. Then a brow colour is chosen for your procedure
    4. Tattoo: Chosen pigment colour(s) are implanted in the top dermal layer to create hairlike strokes that mimic the appearance of natural brow hair within the designed brow shape.
    5. Showing the client the final results and picture taking
What do I do before and after the procedure?

Check out PRE and POST CARE  for instructions, it is highly recommended that you follow these instructions to ensure a comfortable and achieve best results.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do have previously tattooed eyebrows and are interested in a cover up you MUST email a photo prior to booking an appointment. We cannot guarantee results for cases such as these and we must approve that your eyebrows are workable. In some cases where the previous work is too dark, dense, discolored, or large, tattoo removal will be highly recommended before we begin the cover-up/re-work. Previously tattooed areas and cover-ups will almost always require additional touch-ups for best results and will be charged accordingly.