Cosmetic Tattoo FAQs

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Whether it is your first time or your 5th time, getting a Cosmetic Tattoo is scary – we know! With a number of choices and considerations, ensuring you are fully informed is crucial to ensuring a result you love.

Below, we have answered some common questions about our range of tattooing procedures. If you have any additional questions or want to know more, get in touch or message us on Facebook where we are more than happy to help!

Cosmetic Tattoo FAQs

The longevity of colour in the skin cannot always be predicted. Some skins hold colour longer and stronger than others, while others fade leaving a light residue in the skin.

Pigment may fade or change according to metabolism, lifestyle, skin type, medications, age, smoking, alcohol and sun exposure. A touch-up of colour is recommended approximately every 6-18 months with feathering and 2-5years with Ombre / Eyeliner & Lips to keep the pigment looking its best.

Feather touch brows usually don’t last as long as Ombre brows as there is not as much pigment implanted into the skin.

As every individual is different you may need to come back sooner for a touch up treatment.

The procedure is not painful, thanks to the numbing agents used, but you will feel a small, persistent scratching sensation while your lips are being worked on.

You may experience slight swelling and/or redness for 1-2 days and exfoliation for 4-6 days following the procedure.

After your treatment the colour may appear darker for approximately 7-10 days. During this period the pigment intensity will fade significantly.

After four weeks the pigment can continue to fade up to 40% This is considered an extremely positive occurrence, as it allows you time to reflect on your new shape and colour.

After 4-6 weeks a touch-up treatment is performed and at this point any changes you would like to make are discussed. After your touch-up treatment the pigment will once again fade, but to a much lesser degree.

Cosmetic Tattooing is a two-part process and is necessary to have your touch up appointment to perfect your tattoo.

A touch-up appointment is recommended after 6-8 weeks of your initial appointment.

Colour retention varies depending on the individual and client compliance of home care instructions. Some people can have a resistant skin type where the ink doesn’t like to take.

On rare occasions you may need more than one touch up if you are one of the few that fall into this category.

We have a large range of colours to choose from and can also blend colours together to create a customised colour for you. We will look at your hair colour, skin colour and undertone to determine which colour will best suit you. If you are unsure on colours it is always better to start off with a lighter/more natural colour. Once you have become used to your new brows, at your touch up appointment we can darken up the colour to suit.

Yes, very. The cosmetic tattoo machine is one of the most hygienic available, a small pen like device that uses completely disposable parts. All needles, tubes, caps, sleeves – anything that comes into contact with clients are brand new and sealed prior to your treatment. The salon is clean, hygienic and compliant with all regulations for skin penetration.

Allergic reactions are extremely rare. The pigment brands used are trusted USA made brands that have been on the market for decades.

The pigments contain iron-oxide that is already present in the human body so is highly unlikely to cause a reaction. We don’t usually offer a patch test as they can be rather ineffective.

An allergic reaction can either show after 2 weeks or sometimes 5-10 years later. If you are concerned or a highly allergic individual a patch test may be arranged upon request.

There are many different factors that can affect cosmetic tattooing.

  • How long you spend in the sun. The sun fades the pigment faster so sun block may be used to prolong your enhancement.
  •  The regeneration of skin cells – the longer the regeneration takes the longer the pigment holds.
  • The speed at which the skin absorbs the pigment – the slower the absorption the longer the pigment will hold.
  • The choice of colour – light colours fade quicker than darker colours
  • Oily skin tends to lose colour more quickly than other skin types
  • Metabolism, skin products, deficiencies, lifestyles and age all take part in the healing process.
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Eyeliner Tattoo FAQ

An eyeliner tattoo lasts between 2 and 3 years. However, your tattoo will start to fade and require redoing between 12-18 months after your first procedure. The lifetime of your new make-up also depends on your skin type, and those with oilier skin may see their tattoo fade slightly faster.

While an eyeliner tattoo does not discolour, the saturation of the liner will fade over time.

The procedure is not painful, thanks to the numbing creams and agents used, but you will feel a small, persistent scratching sensation while your eyes are being worked on.

Definitely not! Our eyeliner tattoo services are handled by trained professionals who can advise you on the best shape and colour that would suit your face. We ensure that you leave with natural-looking eyeliner that is perfect for you!

The healing aspect of an eyeliner tattoo is very important. Because of this, we recommend that our clients wait until the scabbing period is over before applying any makeup on, around or near your fresh new eyeliner tattoo.

The time it takes for your eyeliner to heal depends on you, though there is an average of 10-12 days. You will need to properly care for your eyeliner during this time to ensure they heal properly, and that the finished look is the results you wanted!

Lip Tattoo FAQ

Lip tattoos can last up to three years, though realistically, your lips will start to fade and require redoing between 12-18 months after your first procedure. The lifetime of your new lips also depends on your skin type.

While a cosmetic lip tattoo does not discolour, the saturation of the lips will fade over time.

The procedure is not painful, thanks to the numbing agents used, but you will feel a small, persistent scratching sensation while your lips are being worked on.

Definitely not! Our lip tattoo services are handled by trained professionals who can advise you on the best shape and colour that would suit your face. We ensure that you leave with natural-looking lips that are perfect for you!

The healing aspect of a cosmetic lip tattoo is very important. Because of this, we recommend that our clients wait until the scabbing period is over before applying any makeup on, around or near your fresh new lips.

The time it takes for your lips to heal depends on you, though there is an average of 10-12 days. You will need to properly care for your lips during this time to ensure they heal properly, and that the finished look is the results you wanted!

Eyebrow Tattoo FAQ

Feather-touch brows involves a process using a metal hand-tool with a cluster of fine needles, which is used to implant pigment into the skin to create life-like hair strokes and natural-looking eyebrows.

Compared to a tattoo gun this technique is a more delicate process allowing us to create finer strokes to blend in with your hair.

Feathering is not the best technique for people with oily skin (as feather strokes tend to fade quicker on people with this skin type) or older ladies with thin skin/fine lines or wrinkles through their eyebrows (as the strokes can blur under the skin).

Ombre brows use a traditional tattoo gun which is used to shade in the eyebrows.

This technique starts off stronger and more defined when the tattoo is fresh but heals to leave a soft powder finish (looking like you have brushed an eyebrow powder through your brows).

This technique is great for all skin types, especially people with oily skin or older ladies with thin skin/fine lines or wrinkles through their eyebrows.

Compared to a tattoo gun this technique is a more delicate process allowing us to create finer strokes to blend in with your hair.

Feathering is not the best technique for people with oily skin (as feather strokes tend to fade quicker on people with this skin type) or older ladies with thin skin/fine lines or wrinkles through their eyebrows (as the strokes can blur under the skin).

Eyebrow tattoo can last up to three years, though realistically, your brows will start to fade over time and require redoing between 12-18 months after your first procedure. The lifetime of your new brows also depends on your skin type, and those with oilier skin may see their brows fade slightly faster.

While an eyebrow tattoo does not discolour, the saturation of the brows will fade over time.

The procedure is not painful, thanks to the numbing agents used, but you will feel a small, persistent scratching sensation while your eyebrows are being bladed.

Definitely not! Our eyebrow blading services are handled by trained professionals who can advise you on the best shape and colour that would suit your face. We ensure that you leave with natural-looking brows that are perfect for you!

The healing aspect of an eyebrow tattoo is very important. Because of this, we recommend that our clients wait until the scabbing period is over before applying any makeup on, around or near your fresh new brows

The time it takes for your eyebrows to heal depends on you, though there is an average of 10-12 days. You will need to properly care for your eyebrows during this time to ensure they heal properly, and that the finished look is the results you wanted!

Tattoo Removal FAQs

Cosmetic tattoo pigments are now designed to be semi permanent so they don’t last forever.

Most people will find their tattoo will fade in 2-5 years. There are treatments that can be performed that can help to fade the pigment quicker, but if you end up wanting your tattoo completely removed we recommend our non-laser saline removal technique.

If you are unsure whether this is something you will want in 2-3 years time we recommend to go with something lighter and more natural looking to start with.

The number of treatments needed to fully fade and remove a cosmetic tattoo depends on the tattoo, patient’s skin, tattoo type and the ink colour.

While some may take several months, simple tattoos may only take a few sessions. Our trained and experienced staff have removed all types of tattoos and has access to the best technology needed to remove your cosmetic makeup safely and effectively.

Every effort is made to ensure you remain as comfortable as possibile during your procedure.

Ideally the procedure is not painful, thanks to the numbing agents used, but you will feel a small, persistent scratching sensation while you are being worked on.

However, pain threshold varies from person to person, with some individuals resisting. anesthetics.

 

During and after the procedure you may see a small amount of bleeding necessary for creating a scab.

This healing process is important as the scab will contain the pigment that has been pushed to the service during the procedure. 

After the scab naturally falls off, the skin my be discolored for a few weeks, as the area heals.

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