How old do I need to be to have cosmetic tattoos?
Clients need to be at least 18 years of age.
What’s the difference between the Traditional Tattooing process and Permanent Makeup Tattoos?
Both these procedures involve tattooing the skin. However, in traditional tattooing, ink is added to the third layer of the skin, the subcutaneous. Where in permanent makeup, pigment is added to the second layer of the skin called the dermis, resulting in a soft blend of colour to the tattooed area.
Do the tattoos fade and how long will they last?
Fading, although termed permanent, all cosmetic tattoos should more accurately be called semi-permanent. This is because the pigments used, over several years (1 to 3), in conjunction with the natural elements (water, sun exposure, ageing, etc.), will fade naturally over time. Some might not feel this is a problem as much as a bother, as it will require a follow up after a few years to darken, shape, and fill the eyebrows to their originally created state.
Solution: Here are a few solutions to help slow down the fading process:
1. Apply sunscreen whenever you venture outside during the day (SPF 45 or more).
2. Wear sunglasses that are large enough to cover your tattooed eyebrows.
3. Apply lotion after you wash your face, before bed and in the morning to keep your eyebrows moisturised.
4. Never scrub or use exfoliates over the permanent makeup areas.
Hair Stroke or Powder (block)
Do you do hair strokes or block brows?
We specialise in ultra-realistic permanent cosmetics. For brows, this means we can imitate natural brow hairs – whether you have thick, unruly, just a few or none at all. Alternatively, if you want a block-brow style that can also be achieved.
We work with you to achieve the perfect brow style for you.
Is it painful?
The sensation varies according with each person. Most people experience very little or no pain at all. Topical anaesthetic is applied prior to procedures and liquid anaesthetic is also applied during the procedure. Panadol can be taken 45 min prior to the procedure to minimise sensitivity. Some clients become so relaxed they even fall asleep during the procedure.
Note: If you have your menstruation cycle, are ill, very run down or hungover, there may be slight discomfort with the procedure.
Is there a choice of colour?
An extensive range of colours are available to suit every client’s requirements, from soft natural to more dramatic options.
For Lip Liner or Full Lip Blend Tattoos
What if I suffer from cold sores?
We strongly suggest the client undergo a course of any of the following antiviral medications to prevent cold sore outbreak before and after your tattooing procedure.
• Lysine is a natural essential amino acid, best taken 1 month before procedure.
• Valtrex (which you can obtain a prescription for from your doctor) will attack virus immediately.
Best to take this medication 2 days before and after procedure. If you have a cold sore on your lip and you have your eyebrows or eyeliner tattooed, best to wear Compeed patches in order to prevent spreading. Mixing in Zovirax with your aftercare cream is recommended.
Can I suffer from allergic reaction?
If you have ever been allergic to nickel, hair dyes, or latex it is best to have a patch skin test done at least 48 hours prior to your procedure booking in order to determine whether you might suffer from an allergic reaction to the pigment.
After The Treatment
Will my brows look very dark after the treatment?
You should be prepared for the colour intensity to be significantly darker immediately after the process. This will subside and become lighter as the skin heals. There will be colour fade down of approximately 40% and this process can take up to 14 days.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
DO I NEED TO GROW OUT ALL THE HAIR TO BE REMOVED?
You don't need to come in to us with the hair fully grown out, however because our laser specifically targets the melanin in the individual hair, we recommend that you grow the hairs and don't pluck or wax them out of the follicle before seeing us. The more hairs that are in the follicles, the better the result each session. You can safely shave the hair until your treatment appointment (yes, even your face, it won't grow back thicker and darker), if you wish the hair to be less visible for the meantime. We recommend shaving on the day of your treatment, and removing all makeup, lotions, and perfumes.
WILL THE LASER BURN MY SKIN?
The laser creates a small amount of warmth as it is being operated on your skin and you will feel little zaps in the targeted hair follicles (a way you can tell that it's working!), but the heat won't remain after the treatment. You'll be given some aloe gel to soothe the skin afterwards, and you can apply more when you're at home if you wish. There is no residual heat after the treatment and you shouldn't see any redness. You can apply makeup as normal if you have had facial hair removed.
WILL THE treatment cause pigmentation in my skin?
IPL (Intense Pulse Light) hair removal treatment has been known to cause some pigmentation in some skin types. We do not use IPL, but Laser instead, and you can expect only the best results.
is there anything i should do after laser hair removal treatment?
After treatment, the hair that has been lasered will fall out. It is important to practice clean habits at this time because the hair follicle will be empty and prone to bacteria until the pore closes naturally. Make sure to keep your skin clean to avoid pimples etc. If you have had facial hair removed, replacing your pillowcase before sleeping and putting your hair up will also help. Do not pluck any or wax the area afterwards for best results.
If you have any further queries, please Contact us and we will be happy to help with your enquiry.