EYEBROW COSMETIC TATTOO

3 hours | $650-700 + $150 6-8 week touch up

 

WHAT IS MICROBLADING?

Microblading is a manual method of cosmetic tattooing that ensures flawless and realistic looking eyebrows using a blade to implant pigment. This treatment involves drawing each individual hair stroke onto the client’s eyebrows until the desired fullness, shape, and depth of colour is achieved. Every stroke is thoughtful and intentional in sculpting customised eyebrows synonymous with clients desired style. After touch up, results can last up to 1+ years. Every client is unique, and so too are their eyebrows and results. This technique is not recommended for combination-oily skin types. Oilier skin types will require machine work (combination or ombre).

WHAT IS COMBINATION?

Combination semi-permanent tattoo is both microblading and machine shading. Giving a powdered and defined effect. Sparse or uneven eyebrows are transformed to become defined and symmetrical, with individual strokes that mimic the natural hair. The superior result is instant and long-lasting. The initial appointment is typically followed by a touch up 6-8 weeks after initial treatment to ensure lasting results. After touch up, results can last up to 2-3 years or more. However, we recommend an annual touch up for colour boost.

WHAT IS OMBRE BROWS?

Ombré Brows (also known as Powder Brows/Shaded Brows) is a semi-permanent make-up procedure, where a machine is used. The procedure is a 2 step process (initial insertion of pigment & touch-up 6-8 weeks later)
We create the desired fullness and design of the eyebrows. This technique differs from microblading in that we create a misty, powder-filled brow resembling the look of makeup application or a fresh eyebrow tint. They are semi-permanent, in that most fade over time if no additional procedure is performed.
Ombré brows can last for 1-3 years.

 

THE PREPARATION

If you’ve ever hired a professional painter they will tell you that “it’s all in the prep”. Professional painters know that they get the best results when they spend extra time sanding, filling holes, making sure edges are smooth and applying the right primer. Well, permanent makeup is very similar. They will get much better results when they properly prep. It all starts with a good canvas! The procedure area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive and non-irritated. Here’s how to get your skin ready for the procedure.

  • Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before the procedure
  • Do not tan two weeks prior or have sunburned face/skin
  • Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to treatment
  • Do not work out the day of the procedure.
  • Do not have botox 3 weeks prior
  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners)
  • Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days before the procedure.

In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor colour deposit:

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before your tattoo
  • Do not consume coffee or any caffeine before your procedure
  • Do not take an aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief (this thins the blood)

Now that you know what NOT to do, it’s time to share my secret recipe for amazing PMU results!

 

THE FIRST 24 HOURS

Gently blot the area with a damp tissue or cotton pad to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 2-3 hours for the full day until oozing has stopped. Removing this fluid prevents hardening of the lymph, hence reducing scabbing and flaking.

DAYS 2-10: HYDRATE

After 48 hours from your procedure, begin hydrating your brows with the balm given to you (DO NOT USE ANYTHING ELSE). Ensure you use a damp cotton pad prior to applying your balm to gently cleanse the area. Use a cotton tip to lightly dab half a pea size of balm onto the tattooed area. Avoid using your fingers.

The balm should be applied once every morning and once every night for 7 days continue longer if flaking persists. Your brows will take 10-14 days or more to fully appear once peeling has finished. The colour under the brows will at this point appear much lighter in comparison to the skin which is peeling off.

It is normal for it to look patchy, some areas dark and others light. It will be 4 weeks before the true colour appears, for some clients it is perfect, others it may be too light, ashy, or even patchy in some areas.

DAYS 1-7: AVOID

  • DO NOT participate in sports involving increased sweating, swimming etc
  • DO NOT go into high exposure sun during the healing process
  • DO NOT let any water come in contact with the tattoo
  • DO NOT use any makeup, creams or exfoliants on the tattoo for 2 weeks
  • DO NOT go into saunas or pools
  • DO NOT get any massages, facials, or skin treatments during the healing process
  • DO NOT use any cosmetics with retinol acids, salicylic or AHA's for 30 days
  • DO NOT use any laser light therapy; this can lighten/darken/distort the pigment
  • DO NOT scratch, pick, touch or move your brows until they have healed.
  • DO NOT drive in open air vehicles such as convertibles/boats/bicycles/motorcycle

 

 

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Medical conditions - Autoimmune disorders such as hepatitis, lupus, or frontal fibrosing alopecia, will be not a good candidate for a tattoo due to the compromised skin health caused by these disorders.
  • Eyebrow hair transplant - A commonly unknown fact is that scar tissue will form within the eyebrow transplant site.
  • Other conditions - Prone to blood clotting, such as hemophilia or has a heart condition.
  • Skin Conditions - dermatitis, keratosis, excess oil, sebum overproduction, keloid scarring, scar contracture, hypertrophic scar, peeling from sunburn, reactions etc.
  • Vacationing - sun, sweating and swimming will affect results. Allow 2 weeks.
  • Botox - PMU BEFORE Botox so the muscles will be in a normal state of movement. Wait at least 3 weeks after Botox before doing PMU in order to allow the Botox to settle in at its full effect.
  • Allergies to alcohol or numbing agents.
  • Children under the age of 18
  • Chemical peels, laser or facials - must wait two weeks
  • Heart Valve Implants
  • Previous permanent makeup - must send photos for evalutation prior to booking
  • Sunburn – have gotten a tan or worse, a sunburn, it’s best to wait until the skin has fully healed

 

CLIENTS ON THE FOLLOWING MEDICATION

  • Accutane/Retin-A - duration you've been on it, is the duration you should be off it before getting tattoos. eg 6 months on Accutane, wait 6 months before treatment.
  • Ingredient Latisse commonly found in eyelash and eyebrow growth serums encourages extra circulation (aka blood flow) to the area resulting in more growth of hair/lashes.
  • Blood-thinning medication (aspirin, Warfarin, Cartia, etc).
  • Alcohol and caffeine - within the last 24-48 hours as it thins the blood and should be avoided before treatment.

 

LIPBLUSH TATTOO

2-3 hours | $500 + $150 6-8 week touchup

 

Lip blushing is a form of semi-permanent makeup. Essentially, it is a cosmetic tattoo of the lips that enhances the beauty of the natural lip color, improving the shape of the lips, giving definition and the illusion of fullness,

How long does lip blushing last?
Approximately 2-5 years
6- 8 weeks after your initial lip blush appointment, you will need a touch up to fill in any light or uneven spots. After touch up, the lip blush tattoo will last from approximately 2-5 years. Everyone's skin is different, so the staying time will vary from client to client.

 

THE PREPARATION

If you’ve ever hired a professional painter they will tell you that “it’s all in the prep”. Professional painters know that they get the best results when they spend extra time sanding, filling holes, making sure edges are smooth and applying the right primer. Well, permanent makeup is very similar. They will get much better results when they properly prep. It all starts with a good canvas! The procedure area must be healthy, strong, non-sensitive and non-irritated. Here’s how to get your skin ready for the procedure.

  • Do not pick/tweeze/wax/perform electrolysis one week before the procedure
  • Do not tan two weeks prior or have sunburned face/skin
  • Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to treatment
  • Do not work out the day of the procedure.
  • Do not have botox 3 weeks prior
  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners)
  • Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 3 days before the procedure.

In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor colour deposit:

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before your tattoo
  • Do not consume coffee or any caffeine before your procedure
  • Do not take an aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief (this thins the blood)

Now that you know what NOT to do, it’s time to share my secret recipe for amazing PMU results!

 

If you are experiencing a large amount of swelling, you can ice the treated area. Applying ice following your treatment also helps to prevent bruising from occurring. A bag of frozen peas works nicely to keep the area cool. Make sure you have a cloth barrier between the lips and the ice.

No exercise for 5 days. Exercise is great for your health and well-being but is not advised following your cosmetic treatment. Physical activity increases your heart rate, blood pressure, and blood flow. Minimal blood flow allows damaged capillaries to repair faster.

Sweat can also interfere with the healing process. For this reason, try to avoid exercise for 5-7 days post-treatment if possible. Prop your head with a pillow when going to bed the evening of your treatment, use an extra pillow to keep your head elevated. This will help reduce swelling.

DAILY GUIDE

The lip Tattoo healing process is relatively short. Day 3-5 post procedure, you will experience dry flaky lips, It feels as though they have been layered with a matte lipstick on. Once the pigment flakes of it will appear as though NO PIGMENT has been retained. Over the next 6-8 weeks the colour will gradually 'bloom' to a lovely soft shade.

DAY 1 (DAY OF PROCEDURE)

It is very important to keep the lips clean and hydrated at all times. Use water on clean cotton pads to cleanse lips and pat dry, then apply after care ointment. Sometimes the lips can bruise and swell even after the procedure. Bruising and swelling should subside within the 24-72 hours post-procedure.

DAY 2-7

The lips mav be swollen the second day as well. Keep the skin moist at all times, do not let the lips dry out. Continue to apply ointment every 30 minutes throughout the day. Again, do NOT let the lips dry out.

DURING DAY 1-7 (OR UNTIL THE FLAKING ARE GONE)

Please avoid water (on the PMU area) aside from cleaning them, makeup, excessive sweating, sauna, pools, excess sun exposure, spicy foods, kissing and exercise.

  • DO NOT pick the dry lids.
  • DO NOT apply anything besides lip ointment
  • DO NOT consume hot/spicy or salty foods

Following the procedure, do not use creams that contain acids or ingredients that will lighten or exfoliate the skin. Touch-ups (if needed) can be done no sooner than 8 weeks after the original appointments.

 

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Medical conditions - Autoimmune disorders such as hepatitis, lupus, or frontal fibrosing alopecia, will be not a good candidate for a tattoo due to the compromised skin health caused by these disorders.
  • Eyebrow hair transplant - A commonly unknown fact is that scar tissue will form within the eyebrow transplant site.
  • Other conditions - Prone to blood clotting, such as hemophilia or has a heart condition.
  • Skin Conditions - dermatitis, keratosis, excess oil, sebum overproduction, keloid scarring, scar contracture, hypertrophic scar, peeling from sunburn, reactions etc.
  • Vacationing - sun, sweating and swimming will affect results. Allow 2 weeks.
  • Botox - PMU BEFORE Botox so the muscles will be in a normal state of movement. Wait at least 3 weeks after Botox before doing PMU in order to allow the Botox to settle in at its full effect.
  • Allergies to alcohol or numbing agents.
  • Children under the age of 18
  • Chemical peels, laser or facials - must wait two weeks
  • Heart Valve Implants
  • Previous permanent makeup - must send photos for evalutation prior to booking
  • Sunburn – have gotten a tan or worse, a sunburn, it’s best to wait until the skin has fully healed

 

CLIENTS ON THE FOLLOWING MEDICATION

  • Accutane/Retin-A - duration you've been on it, is the duration you should be off it before getting tattoos. eg 6 months on Accutane, wait 6 months before treatment.
  • Ingredient Latisse commonly found in eyelash and eyebrow growth serums encourages extra circulation (aka blood flow) to the area resulting in more growth of hair/lashes.
  • Blood-thinning medication (aspirin, Warfarin, Cartia, etc).
  • Alcohol and caffeine - within the last 24-48 hours as it thins the blood and should be avoided before treatment.