What is Microblading?
Also known as semi permanent makeup, it is the process of inserting pigment into the skin through single use sterile set of needles to produce the appearance of full eyebrows by producing hair-like strokes in order to enhance the natural features of the face.
Cosmetic Tattooing VS Body Tattooing...whats the difference?
Unlike standard body tattooing, Microblading is a form of semi-permanent makeup that can partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair. A minimum of two visits are required to achieve desired results.
This technique can be used to improve or create eyebrow definition, cover gaps of lost hair, extend the eyebrows, or full reconstruction if the brows have little or no hair. Each stroke is applied individually, allowing the artist complete control of the shape, color and density of the completed eyebrows.
The color choice is patient specific and mixed using a selection of micropigments to complement hair color and skin tone. The color will intentionally fade over time while still maintaining a natural look. The ingredients are a combination of pigments, glycerin, witch hazel, isopropyl alcohol, aqua, rosin, and DMDM hydantoin. Pigments are gamma ray sterilized, vegan and also cruelty-free.
Does it hurt?
A topical anesthetic is applied before and throughout the procedure. Pain tolerance will vary for each client and every effort is made to have the client feel as comfortable as possible.
Please be aware that having this service done during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during the procedure.
If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anesthetic used will not last long.
If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity as well.
How old must you be to receive services?
No one under the age of 18 will receive services. No exceptions.
Are there any pre-existing conditions that interfere with consideration for Microblading?
On keloids or if you have tendency to keloid, birthmarks or moles
Serious diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders
Any bleeding disorders
You’re taking blood thinning medication
Currently on Accutane or other strong retinoids (must wait until 6 months after treatment ends)
If any skin diseases symptoms or irritation appears on the area
You have a broken capillary in the eyebrows area
If you have a sunburn
After waxing (must wait 48 hours)
After chemical peels (must wait two weeks)
After Botox (must wait 3 weeks before services, no treatments during healing)
How long does it last?
Cosmetic tattooing is considered semi permanent, gently fading over time and may need to be retouched every one to two years. For darker tones, color boost touch ups are recommended every 1 1/2- 2 years. For lighter tones color boost touch ups are recommended every 9-12 months.
Factors such as pigment color used (light colors fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure, drinking & smoking) and if any chemical peels, laser treatment, etc are applied near the treated area, may affect the frequency of touch ups needed.
Final results CAN NOT be guaranteed due to the fact that each skin type is unique, each skin type holds pigment differently and will heal at different rates.
How many treatments are needed?
Multiple sessions are normal for microblading and other cosmetic tattooing; each new procedure requires at least two visits. The second session may be booked as early as 6 weeks after the initial appointment. Both the first and second session is included in the initial price.
While every client heals differently, if the cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly after the first session, additional pigment may be added to enhance the overall shape & color.
What is the healing process?
Your semi permanent cosmetic tattoo will appear more intense and darker than the final result for the first few days. The pigment will lighten up gradually during the healing process. Redness/swelling (if any) is expected and will go away within a day. Please refer to the AFTERCARE section for more information.
SEMI & PERMANENT COSMETIC RESULTS
Healed results will vary with each individual client and using a pencil or powder may still be needed. We (myself, The Revenant Gallery & Whip Salon) have no control over what occurs during the healing process. Absolutely NO guarantee will be made and additional sessions may be required to obtain optimal results.
Additional charges will apply.
CORRECTIVE OR EXISTING SEMI & PERMANENT COMETIC WORK
If you have had your eyebrows, lash or liner previously tattooed and are interested in a cover-up/re-work, you MUST email a clear photo PRIOR to booking your appointment. We cannot guarantee results for cases such as these and we must approve that your existing results are workable. In some cases where the previous work is too dark, dense, discoloured, or large, tattoo removal will be highly recommended before we begin the cover-up/re-work. Previously tattooed areas as well as cover-ups will usually require additional appointments for best results and will be charged accordingly.
Although we give our best efforts to provide you with quality service, many factors can result in a less than desired outcome as each client will heal differently. Please refer to the FAQ section to see if the services we offer may be beneficial to you.
A non-refundable deposit is required in order to book and confirm every new appointment.
This deposit is to ensure that you are serious about booking your appointment and will be deducted from the total cost of your session.
CANCELLATION & LATE POLICY
We require 48 hours notice if you decide to reschedule your appointment.
If you choose to cancel your appointment, you will automatically forfeit your deposit.
Please contact either myself, The Revenant Gallery, or Whip Salon if you are going to be late.
A $60 rescheduling fee may be applied for failure to contact and reschedule your appointment. A new deposit will be required to re-book any appointment that was cancelled for lateness or if it is marked as a no-show.
Deposits are non-refundable.
Pricing is subject to change at any time. Please note that our rates may increase or vary in the case of travelling, events or in special circumstances.
Deposits will be collected at the time of your consultation/booking and can be sent via Paypal or Venmo as well as cash deposits. Please note that each location collects payment differently:
The Revenant Gallery accepts cash only.
Whip Salon accepts cash and all major credit cards.