Cosmetic tattooing / semi-permanent make-up is the process of implanting color micro-pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of a tiny, sterile, disposable needle.
Brow feathering / micro blading /hair-stroke brows is a process where a manual tattooing technique is used to deposit micro pigments into the first 2 dermal layers of the skin, hair-like tattoo strokes mimic natural hairs creating defined and natural brows.
This advanced technique for brow feathering has many benefits:
Those who are NOT ideal candidates for semi-permanent makeup:
We will not perform any cosmetic tattoo procedures while you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is to ensure safety and peace of mind.
Safety and cleanliness is a priority and our environment and commitment reflect these values. All needles are sterile for individual use and are fully disposed after each use.
We incorporate as much of the natural brow hairs as possible. Any stray hairs that lay outside of the brows design will be removed.
Please allocate around 2 ~ 3 hours for your appointment.
Pain tolerance varies from person to person. Two separate numbing gels are used prior and during the procedure to ensure comfort. It is highly recommended to avoid tattooing during a menstrual cycle because the skin can be hypersensitive. Clients have related the procedure with eyebrow threading, plucking multiple hairs at once, or a light scratching of the skin.
Redness is very minimal and there are no visible signs of swelling, clients can return to work immediately after the procedure. Any redness will subside within the day. After the numbing wears off, there will slight discomfort, which is described as a sunburn sensation. Immediately after the procedure the brows will appear crisp and dark. As the pigment oxidizes, the brows will look darker for the first 3-5 days. After the scabbing starts peeling, lighter and softer feather strokes will be present. The color will continue to soften for the next 6 weeks.
It takes about 2 weeks for the superficial layers of skin to close and heal. Deeper dermal layers of the skin will take up to 6-8 weeks to fully heal. The first 3-5 days will appear dark (especially for light skin and light haired clients). Light peeling will start around day 4 or 5, which will reveal much lighter and softer hair strokes.
There is absolutely no guarantee with cosmetic tattoo. Results will vary depending on skin type, lifestyle, and the immediate and long-term aftercare by the client. Once the scabbing peels, the color will reduce by 30% ~ 50%. The hair strokes will appear softer and more muted (oily skin types hair strokes may heal softer and more powdery while drier skin types may heal crisper and more defined). The color will full settle in about 6 weeks. You may experience some patchiness after your first session but do not worry, we will perfect them at the second session.
For the best results, please ensure that the specific area is healthy, moisturized, and free from blemishes prior to your procedure. If the skin area is damaged or “open” it may be best to wait for it to heal first.
Moisturized, calm skin is the best (avoid retinol and exfoliant).
If you normally wear makeup, then please do wear makeup. It will give us a better idea of your personal makeup routine and style. If you do not wear makeup, you can come naturally, we will create a look that you are conformable in.
You will need to wait at least one week before you can apply your makeup as usual. Keeping the skin clean and free from cosmetics is important during the healing process.
Result will last 1~3 years depending on, lifestyle, sun exposure, and skin type.
A majority of clients require 2 sessions to have their brows perfected. The first touchup is done 2~3 months after the first session to perfect the brows and add density.
Results will vary from person to person depending on skin type and color used. Individuals may require 2 sessions to perfect their brows. Not all clients need or desire a touchup. It is less likely that a touch up will be required for a client that has fuller brows. Clients with little or no natural brow hairs, or have corrected work may need additional touchups.
6 month to a year touchup is highly recommended to maintain brow tattoos. It is ultimately up to the client to decide when it is time for a touchup. There are a few touchup options: 6 months, 9 months, or a year. Oilier skin types will tend to fade quicker than drier skin types. Long-term aftercare is crucial to the longevity of your brow investment.