WHAT IS COSMETIC TATTOOING?
Cosmetic tattooing, also referred to as semi-permanent makeup or micropigmentation, 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.
HOW LONG DOES COSMETIC TATTOOING LAST?
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. Scalp micropigmentation can last much longer if proper care is taken. 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 skintype 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.
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY 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 are used to. 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, 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 avoice SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure.
WHEN SHOULD I GET BOTOX/FILLERS?
You can get Botox & fillers 2 weeks prior to your appointment or 2 weeks after your appointment.
CAN I GET TATTOOED IF I HAVE ALLERGIES?
If you have any allergies, please check with us prior to booking an appointment. We will provide you a list of ingredients of all products used.
CAN I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT IF I ALREADY HAVE COSMETIC TATTOOING?
Yes! Please email us with super duper CLEAR photos of your tattoo so we can recommend the best course of action to achieve the best results for you!
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE NEEDED?
Two treatments are usually needed, at least 6 weeks apart. Sometimes just one treatment is sufficient, but a touch-up appointment is offered at low cost if needed. With most procedures, the color looks dramatically lighter after the first week. Some clients prefer this, while others opt for a bolder look. At the second treatment, we will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always go darker and add more density at your next appointment.
HOW WILL I LOOK AFTER MY APPOINTMENT? WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE?
Your semi-permanent makeup will appear darker and bigger than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Please view the detailed aftercare on our aftercare page.
CAN I EXERCISE AFTER GETTING TATTOOED?
You can definitely keep exercising, we usually recommend to take it easy for the first few days and just ensure you do not allow ANY sweat to come in contact with your freshly tattooed skin!
CAN I GET TATTOOED IF I AM PREGNANT?
As a precaution to avoid any complications, we do NOT perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant women.
CAN I GET TATTOOED IF IM ON ROACCUTANE?
Unfortunately no, you must have been off Accutane for at least 12 months. We recommend talking to your doctor for the best information for your personal circumstances.
CAN I GET TATTOOED IF I USE RETINOL?
You MUST stop using Retinol 2 weeks prior to your appointment and avoid using it for the 2 weeks following your appointment.
HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE?
You must be 18 years old to get any tattoo.
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
All booking is done through this website. Please refer to the booking page for more information.
HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT?
A deposit is required to book an appointment and will vary depending on your service and artist. Pricing of deposits are all listed on our booking website. The deposit is non-refundable and goes towards the total amount of your appointment.
CAN I BRING A FRIEND WITH ME?
Of course! You may bring one person with you to your appointment. Our studio is quite small and has a limited amount of seating and a very relaxing vibe. Please be mindful of other artists working. We are also unfortunately not able to accomodate anyone under 18 due to tattoo studio laws.