Cosmetic Tattoo Frequently Asked
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A topical numbing gel and cream is used to help ease any discomfort a client may have. While the numbing gel may wear off, more is always applied to ensure the client has a comfortable experience.
As a precaution, I will not perform cosmetic tattooing on a pregnant or nursing client.
Cosmetic tattooing is permanent and will not wash off. However, the pigments that are used are designed to fade over time, so touch ups will be needed every 1-2 years to maintain your tattoo.
*PLEASE NOTE that final results CAN NOT be guaranteed as every skin type is different and may hold and break down pigments at different rates. Multiple sessions are normal , with a minimum of two visits. Your second session is not included with the price of the initial appointment but is recommended as I will evaluate your pigment retention and make changes as necessary.
Microblading is done using a manual hand tool and a blade made of tiny needles that resembles an Exacto Knife. While you can get very beautiful results with microblading it does cause significantly more trauma to the skin. When microblading is done properly you are creating thin paper like cuts into the skin, hence the trauma which leads to thick scabs during the healing process. The Nano Hairstrokes are created using a single needle and machine. The use of machine creates less trauma and allows me to deposit more pigment into the skin to ensure proper retention. Clients who have had microblading done and have switched to machine method of hair strokes report back that healing time has been shortened and scabbing is extremely minimal.
The short answer, no, I am not able to “touch up” other artists work. Generally speaking I am able to work over existing permanent makeup without a problem IF it is faded enough to my liking. However, working over another artists work is often more difficult. Techniques differ and often I find shapes in need of correction, unwanted colors, or scar tissue. My rate for a “touchup” from another artist is $100 more than that of a new service as you are a NEW client to me. Often times “touchups” from elsewhere slip into the corrective category, so before an appointment is made I will need to see your brows either in person or in a nice clear photo with no makeup. No exceptions.
Sun Exposure: Increased sun exposure will cause premature fading or can have the reverse effect and make cosmetic tattoos go darker. This applies to tanning beds! Applying sunscreen once fully healed is recommended to maintain your tattoo.
Color of Pigment: lighter pigments will fade faster than darker pigments.
Oily Skin: People who have oily skin may notice that their tattoo will fade faster and hair strokes may blur to a more powdery look.
Smoking: People who smoke may notice their tattoo will fade a lot sooner.
Use of Retinols or Alpha Hydroxy Acids will cause premature fading.
Nano Brows work best on clients who have a normal to dry skin type. It may not work well on people who have oily skin as it may heal to a powdery look. The more brow hair you have the more natural your results will look. Clients who have little to no hair will have results that will appear more two-dimensional. Powder Brows work well on all skin types and are recommended especially for clients who have an oily skin type.
You CANNOT receive cosmetic tattooing if you are:
-currently using Accutane or have used Accutane within the past year
-going through, or just finished with chemotherapy treatments
-are on blood thinning medications
-have a freshly tanned or sunburned face
-pregnant or nursing
-affected by AIDS, HIV, or Hepatitis
-history of keloid scarring
.-all clients must be 18 years or older
BEFORE EACH APPOINTMENT:
Cease using any skin/blood thinners (Vitamin A, glycolic acids, exfoliation) on the brow area 2 weeks prior to your appointment.
Cosmetic botox or fillers should be done 2 weeks prior or 2 weeks after your appointment.
DO NOT consume alcohol, caffeine or take any blood thinners (aspirin, ibuprofen, Niacin 48 hours before your procedure, this may cause excess bleeding and may affect your results) caffeine should be had no sooner than at least 5 hours before your appointment.
You may come in with how you normally draw in your brows/bring samples of brow shapes you like to the appointment.
You may experience hypersensitivity and more pain around or during your menstrual cycle.
We will not be able to tattoo over any blemishes, sores, and moles in or around the brow area.