Have questions? Please read through my FAQs prior to booking your appointment.
What is microblading?
This is the process of infusing pigment into the skin to simulate the appearance of natural hair. It is considered a tattoo, and permanent makeup. Although it is considered permanent makeup, it fades over time. Touchups are suggested once every 1-2 years in order to keep the color fresh and shape precise.
Microblading is meant to be a subtle natural enhancement, and to create fuller more beautiful brows. It looks most natural on clients who already have semi full brow hair, and are wanting to perfect their shape. The more hair you have, the more natural it will appear.
Microblading heals best on young, healthy, and dry/normal skin.
Oily skin and mature/thin skin is not recommended for microblading. Results will not heal as well, or look as natural. If you are in this category, you would be a better candidate for the combination or ombre brow.
What are combo and powder brows?
This is the process of infusing pigment into the skin to simulate the appearance of filled in brows with machine shading. This is perfect for clients who are perfectionists! Combination brow is done with hair strokes at the head of the brow, and then the rest filled in, or strokes throughout mixed with softer shading. This is a beautiful look for ALL skin types, recommended for oily and mature/thin skin and heals very soft and beautiful.
What is lip blush?
This is the process of infusing pigment into the lips to create perfectly shaped, natural pink lips. It does not make lips fuller as injections would, but they will look slightly bigger as we enhance your vermilion border. Lip blush heals to simply add a natural glow to your lips. It is not intended to look like lipstick. If you have a history of being prone to cold sores, it is highly recommended that you take the proper anti viral medication 4-7 days prior to your lip blush service to minimize risk of outbreak.
What is saline removal?
Saline removal is a technique to lighten or remove pigment on cosmetic or small body tattoos. An all natural saline solution is implanted in the skin to help break up and pull out the pigment. Multiple sessions are typically needed depending on client needs. Emergency removal can be done on fresh tattoos within 24 hours of the service. If more than 24 hours have passed, removal cannot be done until 6 weeks from the service.
Am I a good candidate for cosmetic tattoos?
Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for cosmetic tattooing. You cannot receive any cosmetic tattoo service if you are:
Currently using Accutane or have used within the last year
Using any blood thinning medications or antibiotics (must be off antibiotics for a full 2 weeks before your appointment)
Prone to keloids
Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne, or irritation in the area to be tattooed
Diagnosed with epilepsy or have seizures
What will affect my cosmetic tattoo?
Oily Skin: Increased oil production can cause hairstrokes to blur and heal lighter and powdery. This is why a combo or powder brow is recommended.
Smoking: Smokers may notice that their Semi-Permanent Cosmetics will fade faster.
Anemia and iron deficiency: Your body will absorb these iron based pigments more quickly.
Sun exposure: Increased exposure to the sun will cause premature fading. You will want to use a special sunscreen for your Semi-Permanent
Age and metabolism. The Faster your metabolism the faster the pigment will fade.
Bleeding during the procedure: Excessive bleeding during your procedure will greatly affect how your body retains pigment. While this is not entirely in our control, it is important that you follow before care instructions to help minimize bleeding. This includes avoiding blood thinning medications, alcohol, and caffeine before your procedure.
Does it hurt?
Topical 5% Lidocaine is used to make you comfortable during your cosmetic tattoo procedure, however pain tolerance varies from client to client. Having the procedure during your menstrual cycle may increase your sensitivity. You may take acetaminophen only (Tylenol) 30 minutes before your appointment to help if needed.
How long will my cosmetic tattoo last?
Cosmetic tattooing is designed to fade over time. Factors such as skin type, lifestyle, age, metabolism, medications, and pigment color affect the longevity of the tattoo. The sun and some kinds of lighting (tanning beds) can affect the rate at which these pigments are broken down. To take care of your brows follow the aftercare instructions and touch up your brows every 1-2 years (2-3 for lip blush). Touch ups are normal and expected for cosmetic tattoos.
Do I need a touch up appointment?
Yes! Cosmetic tattoos are always a 2 step process. During your 6-12 week touch up we can assess your pigment retention and make any adjustments needed. This appointment also increases the longevity of your tattoo.
How do I know when I’m ready for an annual touch up?
You will be ready for an annual touch up once the pigment has faded AT LEAST 50% from first healed, it is hard to tell the shape and color of your brows, and you are filling them in every day. You are NOT ready if the pigment and shape are still visible, you are filling in only certain areas, or you are filling in when you apply a full face of make-up. Most skin types will have at least 18 months between sessions with only oily skin types needing in sooner. The pictures below are great examples of how faded your brows should be before booking an annual.
Do I need a consultation before my appointment?
A consultation beforehand is not required. We include consult time in your initial session. If there are questions you have that are not answered on my website, you can send me an email.
If I have previous work from someone else, can you fix or touch it up?
If you have previous work from another artist, you MUST send me clear pictures of your previous work before your appointment. Depending on shape and saturation, we may have to do removal sessions first or simply wait longer until they are faded enough. Showing up to your appointment without disclosing previous work may result in the loss of your deposit due to not being able to tattoo you that day. You will book your appointment as an initial session and NOT an annual.
What is your cancellation policy?
Please visit my Policies page.