What is cosmetic tattoo/ permanent cosmetics?

Permanent Makeup can enhance your brows, eyes and lips with results that last, saving time on your daily beauty routine

Permanent cosmetics and cosmetic tattooing involves the application of pigment into the skin. A professional artist should use specialist equipment and techniques to ensure that the experience is quieter, gentler and less invasive. Although the treatments use needles, these needles are smaller and do not penetrate the skin as deep as traditional tattooing.

Is it painful?

Although permanent cosmetics and medical tattooing are a form of tattooing, the pain factor is considered to be less pronounced as these treatments are gentler and less invasive. 

what's the difference between microblading & the machine method?

Microblading is a technique using a hand tool that implants pigment in very fine natural hair stokes, into the skin. Results are very natural looking and is suitable for most non-oily skin types.

The machine method produces the same results but using a digital machine. healed results tend to look a little more defined, ideal for those who pencil their brows on most days. 

Machine work tends to heal a lot better in oilier skin types and has more longevity in the skin.

Microblading typically requires more touch ups.

Do you offer DIFFERENT COLOURS?

We offer a very wide range of pigment colour that can be tailored exactly to your desired outcome. We have extensive knowledge in pigment application and will analyse your skin tone and select the pigment taking the into account. 

We having taken extensive advanced training in pigment selection to get the best healed outcome for you.

Do results change for different skin types?

Yes they do. Oily skin types must exfoliate well before an appointment. For best results please do this for up to 7 days prior. Oily skin types will soften the pigment in the skin more so than dryer skin types. Oily skin may require more frequent colour boosts as they are likely to fade quicker. Hairstrokes will hold much better and crisper in dry skin and are less likely to fade as quickly as someone with oily skin.

IS COSMETIC TATTOO SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE?

Please inform us if you are taking any medication, or have suffered from any illness or virus within the last 6 months. You cannot receive permanent cosmetics if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Please let us know if you have or are on any medication/ creams to treat acne in the last 6 months.

DOES MY BOOKING FOR COSMETIC TATTOO INCLUDE A TOUCH UP APPOINMENT?

Yes, a follow up appointment is included up to 3 months after your initial appointment. Not everyone needs a follow up. After the 3 month period you will be charged as a Colour boost treatment.

IS THERE ANY PRE-TREATMENT INFORMATION I NEED TO KNOW?

Strictly no caffeine/ alcohol/ aspirins or any other form of pain killers 48 hours before your appointment. Please also inform us if you are taking any supplements, for example fish oil tablets, as these will affect how your treatment will heal.

HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?

HOW QUICKLY WILL IT HEAL?

WHAT WILL I LOOK LIKE STRAGHT AFTER TREATMENT?

Brow and eye treatments tend to look darker in colour immediately after the appointment, while lip colours can look more intense. This softens in a few days. Lips are likely to have some residual swelling and can chap. There may be some slight swelling after eyeliner treatments but this is usually limited.

This varies from person to person because skin type, diet, genetics and environmental factors can all contribute to how long the pigments will be retained.

As a guide, it could be anything between one to five years before a new treatment is required, although refresher colour boosts are recommended for maintenance during this time. Once the colour starts to change you will know that you are ready for your refresher colour boost. It is important to remember that permanent make-up is a “low”, not a “no” maintenance treatment.

Everyone is different, but as a general rule the surface skin generally heals between 3-7 days after the treatment, and 10-14 days below the surface. Many people will return to work the same day after a treatment, however, we don’t advise driving after a eyeliner / lash enhancement, in case your eyes are a little swollen or watery immediately after the treatment.

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