WHAT IS COSMETIC TATTOOING?
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.
WHAT IS HAIR STROKE OR FEATHER BROW TATTOO?
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.
WHY BROW FEATHERING?
This advanced technique for brow feathering has many benefits:
-Creates full and even brows.
-Sweat proof and waterproof.
-Camouflage any scars and sparse areas.
-They are semi-permanent which allows you to adjust your brow shape as you age.
AM I A SUITABLE CANDIDATE FOR SEMI-PERMANATE BROWS
Those who are NOT ideal candidates for semi-permanent Makeup:
-You are under 18
-You are pregnant or breastfeeding (Please consult your doctor)
-You have been on Accutane within 1 year
-You have irritation of the skin of any kind such as blemishes, pimples rash, eczema, rosacea, sunburn or irritation in/around the area of procedure.
-You are on Retin-A or Retinols. Be off 7 days before appointment and avoid 30 days after procedure
-Diabetic (consult your doctor)
-Have HIV or Hepatitis or any other viral infections and/or diseases
-Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
-A Pacemaker or major heart problems
-Had an Organ transplant
-Sick (cold, flu, etc. Will affect the healing process, please reschedule)
-You generally don’t heal well and develop infections easily
-You ARE NOT a good candidate if you have LARGE pores or Oily/ Severely
Oily Skin, your results WILL appear softer/solid or powdered looking.
-You ARE NOT a good candidate if you have thin, sensitive skin and Rosacea.
This will cause bleeding and poor pigment retention.
CAN I DO THIS IF I AM PREGNANT OR BREAST FEEDING?
NO. We will not perform any cosmetic tattoo procedures while you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is to ensure safety and peace of mind.
IS THIS SAFE?
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
DO YOUR SHAVE THE NATURAL BROWS HAIRS?
We incorporate as much of the natural brow hairs as possible. Any stray hairs that lay outside of the brows design will be removed.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
Please allocate around 2~3 hours for your appointment.
-Consultation and brow design / 30 min
All appointments include a 30 minute brow consultation where together we will shape and design a set of brows that enhance your natural facial features. We will be using cosmetic pencil, create a design by reshaping your existing brow to help you envision your ideal end result. We will make sure you are 100% satisfy with the shape.
-Numbing / 30 min
A topical anesthetic (4% lidocaine ointment) is applied for 30 minutes prior to the procedure to ensure maximum comfort. during the procedure a separate numbing agent is used to enhance numbing effects.
-Tattooing /90 min
Chosen pigment color(s) are implanted in the top dermal layer to create hairlike strokes that mimic the appearance of natural brow hair within the designed brow shape.
DOES IT HURT?
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.
WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE AND FEEL LIKE AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
Redness is very minimal and there is 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.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
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.
WHAT WILL MY HEALED BROW TATTOO LOOK LIKE?
There is absolutely no guarantees with cosmetic tattoo. Results will vary depending on skin type, lifestyle, and the immediate and longterm 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
HOW DO I PREPARE MY SKIN BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?
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 retinols, exfoliants )
SHOULD I WEAR MAKEUP THE DAY OF MY PROCEDURE?
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
CAN I WEAR MAKEUP AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
You’ll need to wait one week before you can apply your makeup as usual. Keeping the skin clean and free from cosmetics is important during the healing process
HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?
Last 1-3 years depending on, lifestyle, sun exposure, 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
DO I NEED A TOUCH UP?
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.
HOW OFTEN ARE TOUCHUPS NEEDED?
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 month, 9 month or 1 year.Oilier skin types will tend to fade quicker than drier skin types. Longterm aftercare is crucial to the longevity of your brow investment.