Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you need to know about Cosmetic Tattoo
What is Cosmetic Tattooing?
Cosmetic tattooing is the process of implanting coloured pigment into the dermis layer 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.
Will it be painful?
You will need to purchase a topical anaesthetic cream and gel from our recommended compounding pharmacy that will be used for numbing during your procedure. Pain thresholds vary from each individual person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entire procedure, however small amounts of discomfort is to be expected.
Which technique will be best suited for me?
We will assess your natural hair growth/colour, eye colour, skin type, skin health, daily routines and personal preference when determining which technique will be best for you. Even though you might have something in mind, it might not be the best option and we promise to always give you our honest, professional opinion to ensure you leave with the best possible natural looking results.
How long will the brow tattoo appointment take?
Please allow 2 hrs for your your first cosmetic tattoo appointment and 1 hour for your follow up session
How will i look immediately after my brow tattoo 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 normal,
What is the aftercare like? Will i need to stay home for a week...
The eyebrow and surrounding area should be kept dry for 7-10 days. This includes no swimming, saunas, steam, sweat or products on or around the area. Please do not use any oils or moisturisers, exfoliants across the forehead or eyelids. When showering please take extra care to ensure they are kept as dry as possible as this will help the pigment settle into the skin for longer lasting results.
We will provide you with aftercare barrier cream and shower visors to help keep your fresh new brows dry.
Do not scrub, wash, pick, wiggle/move, or itch your new brows.
What is the ongoing care of my new brows after the follow up session is completed and healed?
A Sunscreen of SPF-50 should be applied daily after healing and is required to help keep colour true. 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. They MUST avoid the tattooed area.
We pride ourselves on natural looking results.
How long will my brow tattoo last?
Cosmetic tattoo treatments are considered semi-permanent and will not wash off, however, they will fade over time and need to be touched up between 12 – 18 months.
Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors: the technique chosen, the pigment colour used (lighter colours fade faster), lifestyle choices (sun exposure), the use of ongoing medications or underlying health conditions.
Typically, brows will last 1-3 years depending on your skin type.
How many sessions will i need?
A minimum of two treatments are needed, at least 6 – 8 weeks apart.
With most procedures, the colour looks alot lighter after the first week. Some clients prefer this, while others prefer a little darker (bolder look). At the follow up treatment (second session) the colour retention will be assessed and adjustments will be made as necessary. Everybody heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry, you can always go darker and add more density at your next appointment.
We like to run on the side of caution during your first session, as we can always add more colour or thickness at your follow up session
What do i need to do before my brow tattoo appointment?
If you have an ideal shape and colour in mind, bring a few photos with you to your appointment. If you plan to go on a holiday, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 14 days after the procedure. Avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 24 hours prior to their appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, Fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen. Do not drink any alcohol or caffeine at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least 6 months before considering this procedure.
It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and SPRAY TANNING exposure for 7 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a fresh 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. No tweezing, waxing, shaving or tinting of the hair will be required before your procedure. I will draw your preferred brow shape, then remove any unwanted hair.
Who benefits from cosmetic tattooing?
Cosmetic tattooing is ideal for both women and men. If you have any of the following, cosmetic tattooing will benefit you;
- Temporary or permanent hair loss
- Thinning or faded brows
- Hand, arm and shoulder mobility limitations
- People who enjoy sports, swimming and the beach
- People who want definition
- People wishing to correct asymmetrical eyebrows
- People with poor eyesight
- People who are sensitive to make up
- People who are tired of pencilling eyebrows every day
- People with busy schedules who just want the luxury of waking up with their make up on
- If you are under the age of 18
- If you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
- If you are planning to have cosmetic surgery
- If you are prone to keloid scarring
- If you suffer from severe allergies
- If you are taking any kind medication
- If you have extremely oily skin
- If you are iron deficient or anaemic
- If you have ANY known medical conditions
If you are unsure contact our friendly team
What Payment options do you have available?
Payment options are:
- Eftpos (Visa & Mastercard)
- After Pay