What is cosmetic tattooing?
Cosmetic tattooing, also called semi-permanent makeup or micropigmentation, is the process of delicately implanting colored pigment under the surface of the skin by means of sterile, disposable needles to produce the appearance of hair strokes, makeup, or to enhance facial structure and correct imperfections.
What is microblading?
Microblading is a specific form of tattooing. This style of tattoo is preformed using a manual tool vs. a tattoo gun. One small blade is composed of 12 tiny needles creating feather like strokes in the skin. This technique provides the ability to create precise stroking, mimicing your eyebrow hair.
What is an Ombre Brow or Powder Fill Brow?
Ombre brows or powder brows are typically preformed using a digital tattoo machine or a manual tool. It will give you a more prominent and dense eyebrow, while remaining soft and powdery when healed. If you prefer a more defined brow, this would be a great option.
How long will my tattoo last and how many sessions will I need?
Cosmetic tattoo procedures are considered semi-permanent, meaning they will fade over time and may need a touch up every 1-2 years. Most clients will have an initial session and then another 4 - 6 weeks after. Please note that final results can not be guaranteed as each clients skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. During your second session, we will assess factors such as color retention and make adjustments as fit. Every client heals differently and at different rates.
What is the healing time after my tattoo procedure?
The full healing process takes 6-8 weeks; however, your visible top layers of skin will heal and your epidermis will naturally shed after 2 weeks. You will experience slight swelling, itchiness and peeling.
Expect your tattoo to appear darker for the first few days. As your skin heals, your tattoo will become softened. It is typical to loose 30-50% percent of your color after your first session for eyebrows. For lips, they will be 50-70% darker at time of procedure and then fade out throughout the healing process . Any loss of color, intensity or fade can be re-implanted during your second session. Desired density will also be perfected at this time.
Failure to follow pre and post care instructions may lead to infection, discoloration and loss of pigment. Color softens as it heals, color is less intense and defined. A touch up may or may not be necessary. Once the healing process is complete, final results can be determined.
Does a cosmetic tattoo hurt?
Everyone has a different level of pain sensitivity. Before and during the procedure a topical anesthetic is applied to alleviate discomfort. Every effort is made to ensure your experience is as painless as possible. I would say it is no more uncomfortable then a wax.