Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Does it hurt?

We help you organise a highly-effective, topical anaesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during your procedure. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure. Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure. If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anaesthetics used during the treatment will not last as long. If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure .


Can I have cosmetic tattoo or Dermapen while pregnant?

As a precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing or Microneedling on pregnant or nursing women.


What is Cosmetic Tattoo?

Cosmetic tattooing, also referred to as semi-permanent makeup or micro pigmentation, is the process of implanting colour pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of tiny, sterile, disposable needles to produce the appearance of hair strokes, makeup, or to enhance the natural features of the face.

Please note that final results CAN NOT be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. We will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your second session and make any changes necessary. Multiple sessions are normal for cosmetic tattoo procedures, with each new procedure requiring a minimum of 2 visits. Your second session can be booked no sooner than 2 months after the initial appointment. Additional sessions will be charged according to our current pricing.

How many appointments are needed?

For most clients, a minimum of two treatments are usually needed, at least 8 weeks apart. With most procedures, the colour looks dramatically lighter after the first week. Some clients prefer this, while others opt for a bolder look. 

At the second session, we will assess the colour retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly after the first session, do not worry! We can always go darker and add more density at your next appointment. 🙂

WILL COSMETIC TATTOOING WORK WELL FOR ME?

 If you have extremely oily skin, the hairstroke eyebrow technique will NOT work well for you. The constant production of oil will cause the hairstrokes to heal with a diffused, softer look. Your end result will look more powdered than you would expect.

If you have little to no existing hair, your tattoo will appear more 2-dimensional than those clients who have more hair naturally.

If you are a frequent smoker, your pigment may fade sooner.

If you are iron deficient or Anemic, your pigment may fade sooner and bleeding/bruising may occur during and after the procedure.

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

Previously tattooed areas will almost always require additional sessions and will be charged accordingly.
Appointments can be made via our online booking system and Facebook messenger.  Our appointments tend to book at least a month and a half in advance. Please note that a deposit is required to schedule and secure your appointment and is deducted from the total price. This deposit is to ensure that you are serious about your appointment and is non-refundable. If you cancel or miss your appointment, you will simply forfeit your deposit only special cases may be considered. Please contact us with any further questions. 

What payment methods

We accept CASH, CREDIT and DEBIT payments and Afterpay.

Long Term CARE

Sunscreen should be applied daily AFTER healing and is required to help keep colour true. As with any tattoo, sun exposure will make the colour soften faster. Fading speed depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment colour used, broken capillaries, and if any chemical peels were done after your procedure.
If you are planning a chemical peel, laser treatment or other medical procedure, please inform the technician that you have had a cosmetic tattoo. Careful application must be taken to avoid affecting the tattooed area.

What to expect before appointment

If you have an ideal shape and colour in mind, bring a few reference photos with you to your appointment. You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would so we can take into consideration the shape you desire. If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, please do so at least 3 days before your appointment. If there are any stray hairs that fall outside of our final shape, we can remove them. 

If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 14 days after the procedure. We require our clients to avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to their appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen. 

Do not drink any alcohol the night before and day of your appointment and limit the amount of caffeine you consume. If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure. It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. This is an eyebrow tattoo which creates a wound so we need to ensure that the skin is as healthy as it can be!

If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.

The first few weeks after the appointment

Your semi-permanent makeup will appear darker and more intense than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Redness and swelling is minimal.

We haven’t implanted the pigment into the top layers of your skin, but in the layers under it, so when the scabbing/flaking starts, the top layers will exfoliate off, leaving new skin showing underneath, we need to wait the 6 weeks to see how the layers underneath have bonded.

Once the scabbing occurs, your brows will look faded and blotchy until the 5-6 weeks when the skin has healed!

During this stage the skin is particularly sensitive and as such so is the bonding process for the pigment. The aftercare cream is also crucial in the first 7 days to ensure the site is kept clean and the pigment secure. These are of particular note during the first 6 weeks, we want to ensure you are getting the brows you deserve.

If at that stage (prior to perfection visit) the pigment still hasn’t bonded with the skin, that’s when we will absolutely see what needs to be done to get them perfect. The first appointment is for building your foundations and the perfection visit is where the magic happens.

Lighter pigments will take longer to show how they have bonded. 

What can impact my eyebrow tattoo?

Cosmetic tattoo treatments are considered semi-permanent and will not wash off, however, they will fade over time and may need to be refreshed every 1-2 years to maintain the colour you like.

Frequency of sessions depends on a number of factors including: the pigment colour used (lighter colours fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure), and if any chemical peels come into contact with treated areas. 

Please note that final results CAN NOT be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. We will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your second session and make any changes necessary. Multiple sessions are normal for cosmetic tattoo procedures, with each new procedure requiring a minimum of 2 visits. Your second session can be booked no sooner than 2 months after the initial appointment. Additional sessions will be charged according to our current pricing.