What is Microblading?
Also known as semi permanent makeup, it is the process of inserting color pigment into the skin through single use sterile set of needles to produce the look of hair strokes in order to enhance the natural features of the face.
Cosmetic Tattooing VS Body Tattooing...whats the difference?
Microblading is a form of semi-permanent makeup that can partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair. In the procedure, the artist inserts color pigment into the skin through a set of single-use sterile needles, producing the look of natural hair strokes and enhancing the features of the face.
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 pigments used contain iron oxide and glycerine and are 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.
Can I get tattooed if I am pregnant or nursing?
As a precaution, cosmetic tattooing will not be performed on clients who are pregnant or nursing.
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.
Factors such as pigment color used (light colors fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure, drinking & smoking), and if any chemical peels 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; 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. This will lighten up gradually during the healing process (typically three to four weeks), and redness and swelling is normal and minimal. Please refer to the AFTERCARE section for more information.