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Policy & FAQ's

GENERAL FAQs:

 

Will Cosmetic Tattooing work well for me?

If you have extremely oily skin, the hair stroke eyebrow technique will not work well for you. The constant production of oil will cause the hair strokes to heal with a diffused, softer look. Your end result will look more powdered than you would expect. If you have little to no existing hair, your tattoo will appear more 2-dimensional than those clients who have more hair naturally. If you are a frequent smoker, your pigment may fade sooner. If you are iron deficient or Anemic, your pigment may fade sooner and bleeding/bruising may occur during and after the procedure.

 

How long will it take for my permanent makeup to heal?

Using the manual or “hand” technique is less irritating to the skin than the traditional mechanical technique for applying permanent makeup; however, you may still experience minor swelling and redness on procedure day. (This swelling may last a day or two with eyeliner.) You may experience some minor redness and peeling during the healing process in the first week. You may resume normal activities immediately after the procedure. Your permanent makeup will be healed within 4 weeks.

 

How will my makeup look immediately after the procedure?

It can take some time for the permanent makeup to take on its final appearance. At first, the makeup may appear too dark and thick, but typically the color will fade by about 30%. The final result may not be visible for about 1-3 weeks, so don’t worry if at first, it seems too dark. If you think the color has faded too much at around four to six weeks, we can schedule an optional follow-up visit to add more.

 

Does it hurt?

We strive to make the process as comfortable as possible, but some clients still experience a minimal amount of discomfort. We use three different types of topical anesthetics, and most people manage the procedure easily.

 

 

MICROBLADING FAQs:

 

What is Microblading, and why is it different than a traditional eyebrow tattoo? 

The process of microblading uses a fine, scalpel-type needle configuration to apply the ink in a sweeping motion, allowing the practitioner to create a natural-looking brow with ultra-fine lines for a resulting look that emulates individual hairs.

By using this method the ink is implanted closer to the surface of the outer layer of the skin, meaning the strokes are crisp and fine. The fine lines can be applied in the same direction as hair growth, resulting in an appearance that’s as close to a natural brow as it gets. This process is also often referred to as eyebrow embroidery or hair stroke eyebrows. 

 

Why is Eyebrow Microblading considered semi-permanent?

Microblade eyebrows won’t last as long as a traditional eyebrow tattoo. This is due to the way in which the ink is deposited into the top outer layer of the skin. Since the ink is deposited shallower in the skin, the pigment fades faster than a traditional eyebrow tattoo. It also fades faster because each hair stroke is very fine, so logically a fine line will disappear faster than a thick one. Semi-permanent eyebrow tattoos last anywhere between 1-3 years depending on things like age, skin type, and lifestyle. As a good rule of thumb, we recommend an annual touch-up to maintain the look of the eyebrow. 

 

What to expect during the healing process:

Immediately after the first procedure, the skin may look slightly red and the brows will look a bit darker than they will appear once healed. The brows will fade about 40%. Any redness will fade in a few hours and you will be fine to go out into the world and carry on with your normal business. Within 3-4 days of the initial procedure, the brows may appear flaky or crusty, which is completely normal. It’s best to avoid any temptation to pull or pick at the skin. The best thing you can do is leave them alone as picking, rubbing or any agitation may cause the pigment to heal unevenly. During this time, you will need to apply a balm two times a day for about one week.

POLICIES:

 

The Appointment

  • Please arrive 10 minutes early. 

  • All service is by appointment only

  • A deposit is required in order to book an appointment. This non-refundable deposit is to ensure that you are serious about booking your appointment and will be deducted from the total cost of your session. I require 48 hours notice if you decide to reschedule your appointment. If you decide to cancel your appointment, you will forfeit your deposit. Deposits are non-refundable. No call, no shows will be evaluated on a case by case basis and may not be able to schedule another appointment.

  • No one other than the client is allowed in the service area. We do have a small waiting area.

  • We accept cash, debit and credit cards

  • Prices are subject to change at anytime

  • If you have previous work, please send me an email with photos before scheduling an appointment online. 

  • You must be 18 years or older to receive a tattoo service in Washington.

 

Contraindications 

  • As a precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women. 

  • As a precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on people who have received Botox or other injections less than 4 weeks before their appointment. Botox must be done 4 weeks before and/or after any Microblading appointments.

  •  The use of Accutane or Retin A on site of tattoo within the last 12 months

  • Please review more about pre and post appointment care here.