About Cosmetic Tattooing
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.
Does it hurt?
A topical anaesthetic cream and gel 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 is to be expected.
Which technique is best for me?
I recommend booking a consultation to discuss what you would like to achieve for your brows. I will be more than happy to offer my professional opinion regarding what would complement your facial structure.
How long does it last?
Cosmetic Tattooing is intended to be semi-permanent lasting average 1-5 years. On rare occasion, the pigment may migrate under the skin. Fading after initial procedure is expected up to 50%, however a touch up is essential 6-8 weeks after to complete the procedure. Cosmetic tattooing requires ongoing touch ups to maintain results and pigment retention.
Do you touch up other artist's work?
Unfortunately, I will not be unable to “touch-up” another artist’s work unless the pigment has dramatically lightened. Touch up of other Cosmetic Tattoo Artist's work will be at the cost of a full price service.
What do I need to know before the procedure?
Skin may be sensitive, slightly swollen or red, so avoid social plans on the day of appointment.
Please note: Clients will be more sensitive during their menstrual cycle
4 weeks prior: Discontinue Retin-A (around the brow area)
2 weeks prior: Do not use AHA skincare products close to the eyebrow area. No Botox around the brow area
If prone to Cold Sores, ensure an anti-viral tablet is taken 3 days before and after treatment, to prevent an outbreak.
1 week prior: No Brow Tinting, Microdermabrasion or Chemical Peels. No Sun Exposure and Tanning
24 hours prior: No Exercise. No alcohol or caffeine. No Aspirin or Blood Thinning medication. No Niacin, Fish Oil & Ibuprofen
What do I need to know after the procedure?
You will need to keep the Brows, Lips and Eyes dry for the next 7-10 days. For the next 2 weeks no makeup on the brow area, no exercise or excessive sweating, no swimming pools, beach or saunas. You will need to ensure that the area may form scabs, so no picking at the area, give them time to heal. Avoid sun exposure to the area treated It will be a love, hate relationship with the area treated after treatment during the healing stage but trust the process!
What are the contraindications for the procedure?
High blood pressure or heart conditions
Taking blood-thinners such as aspirin or similar medication
Pregnant or lactating
Certain skin conditions eg, dermatitis, eczema etc.
Taking steroids such as Cortisone, Accutane or Retin-A
Allergy to makeup
Active cancer or undergoing chemotherapy
Susceptibility to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
Hypertrophic scarring or keloids
Under the age of 18
Brow Colour Correction
To improve the look of uneven/ashy colour fading by disguising the pigments that have shifted colour over time, or in case there was a wrong pigment colour choice.
Depositing pigment into your brows whilst creating hair-like strokes with a hand blade tool. I recommend this treatment for filling in gaps and sparse hairs. Suitable for dry to normal skin types only. Lasting effects 6-24 months depending on lifestyle and skin type.
Ombré Powder Brows
Applying semi-permanent makeup with a PMU machine that gives the effect of a powdered finish look to your brows to fill in sparse hairs or bald patches. Suitable for all skin types, especially oily. Lasting effects 1-3 years depending on lifestyle and skin type.
A form of a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo that mimics hair strokes to create hyper-realistic eyebrows with a machine and shading to create a fuller brow. Suitable for all skin types, with long lasting effects of 1-3 years depending on lifestyle and skin type.
Can enhance the beauty of natural lip colour, correct asymmetry, add fullness and definition. With the help of this treatment, it is possible to correct the fading colour of lips that is always associated with ageing. Results are customised for every client, therefore, you can be sure to achieve the desired effect. Bring in your favourite lipstick or a picture on the day of your appointment!
Dark Lip Neutralisation
Dark Lip neutralisation is a specialised treatment for those with cool or dark-toned lips in which we colour correct and neutralise the darkness in lips. This service will enhance a natural colour colour of your lips.
A classic permanent eyeliner is recommended for clients who wear pencil or liquid eyeliner daily and would like to save time on applying it. One of the greatest advantages of permanent eyeliner is that it will never run or smudge and always have a beautiful shape that is professionally drawn. Styles are completely customisable.