What is Cosmetic Tattooing?
Microblading/Feather Touch and Cosmetic Tattooing also known as semi-permanent Makeup, are semi-permanent procedures in which pigments are deposited beneath the surface of the skin with very fine sterile needles attached to a manual pen-like tool or digital machine to create the illusion of hair strokes, powdered shading and make up to enhance your look.
Cosmetic Tattoo is suitable for men and women of all ages, over the age of 18.
The procedure is a 2 step process that involves your initial appointment where the most of your shape is completed followed by a perfecting session approximately 4-6 weeks later where we perfect any areas that need attention.
The finish is flawless and it makes the sparsest of brows rival Cara’s strongest looks. It may sound like you’re in for some hard-core medical procedure, but fear not, you’re merely on the highway to envy-inducing brows, eyes, lips and skin.
What is BB Glow Treatment?
Our Signature BB Glow treatment is a semi-permanent makeup procedure, that uses Micro Needle Therapy to infuse a tinted serum under the top layer of your skin giving you the look of wearing BB cream 24/7.
BB Glow and Micro Skin Needling is suitable for men and women of all ages.
Skin-what? Let us break it down for you, Skin needling, also known as dermarolling or CIT (Collagen Induction Therapy) is designed to improve the texture and tone of your skin by allowing tiny titanium needles to penetrate the surface of the skin creating ‘micro’ channels.
These micro channels send the skin into repair mode by encouraging collagen and elastin production it also allows serums and elixirs to absorb into the skin resulting in an overall brighter and tighter appearance.
What are the benefits?
Where do we start? Skin needling has a ton of benefits! They include (but are not limited to) reduction in fine lines. wrinkles and uneven skin tone, and enhanced product absorption, while also reducing the appearance of scaring and improving overall skin texture without the down time that comes with peels.
How many sessions do I need?
Results are visible after your first appointment, for best results 3-4 treatments are recommended 2 weeks apart. Results last up to 6 months.
What's the difference between Microblading, Ombre Powder brows & Combination brows?
No two clients’ skin and eyebrows are the same. For that reason, we provide three cosmetic tattoo techniques for brows including; Microblading, Ombre Powder Brows and Combo Brows (Microblading + Powder Shading) to accommodate a variety of clients.
All brow styles are beautiful and can be adjusted to look super soft or more intense, it just comes down to which style you prefer, your skin type, lifestyle and various other factors.
Microblading / Feather Touch Brows
Microblading will not take the place of makeup for a client who prefer a powder-like filled in look.
The beautiful thing about microblading is that it looks natural when you don’t have any makeup on, and you can always add makeup to them when you have a full face on.
Hair-strokes alone, with no background, do require more re-touching than other methods.
Ombre Powder Brows
A personal favourite, Ombre Powder Brows give a more defined appearance, and are usually a longer-lasting option. Powder brows are done by shading in the desired eyebrow shape with a machine. There are no hair strokes in a powder brow.
They look more like a misty, powder filled brow similar to the look of makeup meaning the tails of the brow are darker, and fade into a light start to the brow.
A perfect option for clients who prefer a powder-like filled in eyebrow, and also for those with very oily complexions who do not retain hair strokes as well.
Machine work does last longer than microblading, and some skin tends to accept pigment better with this application.
During a consultation we would be able to make a custom recommendation for your eyebrows based on what hair we are working with, your desired results, as well as your skin type.
Does the process hurt?
The process isn't as painful as you'd imagine. Firstly, anaesthetic is applied - phew! The sensation is similar to a little scratch but you should not feel any discomfort. Most clients find the procedure less painful than plucking or threading. I've even had clients fall asleep.
Should I wax or pluck my eyebrows before my appointment?
No need, FIGHT THE URGE! It is desirable to have as many natural hairs as possible to achieve a natural look.
How long will my appointment take?
Perfection takes time my friend. I like to put aside approximately 2 hours for each Cosmetic Tattoo appointment and 1 hour for Micro Skin Needling appointments, it won’t necessarily take that long, however I like to allow that time so you don’t feel rushed in deciding on your new look or new brow shape, this isn’t something we want to rush.
Your appointment includes brow tidy, shape design, numbing, custom pigment colour matching and the procedure itself. We also spend plenty of time explaining the procedure and discussing after care too, so you feel comfortable every step of the way.
Can I bring my child or a friend to my appointment?
Unfortunately our salon is not child friendly. Due to OH&S and our insurance, it is recommended you come alone. It is in your best interest to have an uninterrupted treatment in order for our specialists to complete your procedure in a timely and professional manner.
How long does it last?
Normally your Cosmetic Tattoo should last 1 to 3 years. Your skin type, lifestyle, and proper care of the treated area, along with smoking, medication, iron levels, surgery or other procedures all contribute to fading.
Also keep in mind that facial tattoos aren’t as deep as ‘regular’ tattoos. Pigments are different to ink. Pigments are non toxic - so expect them to fade gradually.
To prolong the length of your desired results even longer, it is recommended that you come in for a Colour Boost (touch up) appointment annually.
How long will it take to heal? Can I go back to work?
Everyone's skin is different and healing time may vary from this procedure. Depending on your skin type and how quickly your body heals, some areas might retain pigment better than others. A small percentage of clients might need two perfecting sessions instead of one.
There is no down time required after a microblading or Cosmetic Tattoo procedure. It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over, and about 1 month for the colour to fully set in. We'll give you thorough aftercare instructions in your take home kit will more information.
Can I have treatments done if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Sorry, Cosmetic Tattoo procedures cannot be performed if you are pregnant or nursing. The truth is, there is very little scientific research on the effects of anaesthetic and the pigments we use, especially on pregnant women.
Also during pregnancy, facial tissues can be distorted and stretch due to swelling and fluid retention. Plus hormones wreak havoc on our body and skin, so healing and results are unpredictable. It's not fun.
I want to get Botox, should I have my brows done first?
Botox and fillers should be done one month before or one month after.
You run the risk of the botox effecting each brow differently and the pigment of the tattoo ending up misaligned creating a lack of symmetry between your brows. The last thing you would want is one brow higher than the other or even being different shapes. We know eyebrows are not twins, but the perfect brows are as symmetrical is possible and the botox will likely effect the final result.