What is Cosmetic Tattooing?
Cosmetic Tattooing is also referred to as semi-permanent makeup or micropigmentation. The process gently implants pigment into the dermal layer of the skin using disposable sterile needles and hand tools.
Does it Hurt?
Each individual’s pain threshold will vary, you will receive an email on the pre-numbing cream instructions and we do our very best to ensure you are comfortable at all times.
How old do I have to be?
You do have to be over the age of 18
How many treatments are needed?
Most clients require a minimum of two treatments at least, 6-10 weeks apart. The touch up is included in the initial price and must be completed within 10 weeks of the first visit. At your touch up we assess the retention and colour and make any adjustments needed. Everyone’s healing is different and happens at different rates, some clients love the colour they heal to being lighter, and some prefer to go darker.
How long does the treatment take?
Please allow 1.5-2 hours for your first appointment, during this visit we do a thorough consultation to discuss your desired look and what you wish to achieve. We then choose colour, measure, and design.
Touch up appointments – (takes approximately 1 hour)
Touch-ups are included in the price and completed no earlier than 6 weeks after your initial procedure and no later than 10 weeks. If you book outside the 10 weeks you may be required to pay an additional fee.
Can I bring a friend, child, or family member with me?
We kindly request that you come alone to your appointment; we want to give our full attention to just you! We also have multiple artists working on any given day, so we cannot accommodate for extras in the waiting area.
Can I make an appointment if I already have cosmetic tattooing?
ABSOLUTELY! All we require you to email a clear photo image of your previous tattoo so we can recommend the best course of action to give you the best results possible!
What should I bring to my appointment?
Yourself, some inspiration photos (if you like) a jumper if you get cold. We kindly ask that you put your mobile phone on silent.
How long Does it Last?
Cosmetic tattoo treatments are considered a semi-permanent procedure and will fade over time. Lasting up to 2 years depending on your skin type and lifestyle. We recommend 8–12-month refresh appointments in order to keep your cosmetic tattooing looking its very best. Every new procedure requires a minimum of 2 appointments and in some cases, multiple sessions are needed. Final results cannot be guaranteed nor the longevity of healed results as each individual skin type will retain pigment differently.
Cancer, Epilepsy, Diabetes, Blood Thinners, on Roaccutane (must be off this medication for at least 12 months) or a history of keloid scars.
Factors that will cause your cosmetic tattooing to fade:
– Sun exposure will decrease and fade your cosmetic tattooing, once healed we recommend sunscreen to be applied over the treated area daily.
– Bleeding during the procedure reduces the amount of pigment that can be absorbed into the skin, this can result in less colour retention and for eyebrows a less crisp result.
– Oily skin
– If you are Iron deficient or inemic you will metabolize the pigment faster which will cause the tattoo to fade faster.
– Using Exfoliants, AHA’s Glycolic and retinols over the treated area, we recommend always avoiding any active ingredients over your tattoo.
– Lighter colours such as blondes will fade faster than darker pigments
– Thyroid Medication
*** Please note prices are subject to change.