FAQ  


Q: What is the difference between Microblading and Permanent Makeup?

A: Not very much, but the benefits of having permanent makeup over microblading is that the pigment will last much longer. There is no scarring, the handheld cosmetic tattoos machine that makes the cuts in your skin also inserts the pigment in at the same time and microblading hair strokes tend to migrate together faster.

Q: Do you tattoo the bottom eyeliner on the wetline?

A: No I do not, that is dangerous and I do not recommend you ever have that done. I apply the eyeliner right under the wetline. You can still apply wetline eyeliner on with a pencil after you get the cosmetic tattoo if you want.

Q: Can I still get Botox?

A: Of course it will not effect your eyeliner or eyebrows, but make sure you wait at least 2 weeks after your last injection to schedule your procedure with me.

Q: How long is the downtime after a cosmetic tattoo?

A: There really is no downtime, but the first day you might have slight bleeding or swelling.

Q: What should I avoid after I have permanent makeup applied?

A: Things that can cause your permanent makeup to fade faster are glycolic peels or any type of acid peels, chlorine, direct sun exposure and extremely dry skin.   

Q: Are cosmetic tattoos really permanent?

A: No, cosmetic permanent makeup is actually semi-permanent, the pigment is only injected into the epidermis layer of your skin and will eventually fade away, the best part about this is it allows you to change colors or eyebrow shape every few years.

Q: How long should I expect my cosmetic tattoos to last?

A: That is a tough question because it all depends on your skin and how you take care of your face, but for most people it will last over 2 years.

Q: Can I still wax my eyebrows after I get them tattooed?

A: Yes, but you will want to tell your Esthetician to wax above and below your tattoo line.

Q: Are there any eye, medical or skin conditions that would keep me from being able to have cosmetic tattoos?

A: Not really, cosmetic tattoos are safe for almost everyone, but people who have Thyroid problems or extreme dry skin may experience their ink fading faster.

Q: Can I get cosmetic tattoos while I'm in Chemotherapy?

A: No, it is best if you wait until after your chemo is over. 

Q: Do you shave my eyebrows before I get my eyebrow tattoo?

A: Absolutely not, but I will shape and groom them.

Q: Do I need eyebrow hair or eyelashes to get cosmetic tattooing?

A: No, I tattoo eyebrows on with a hair stroke technique that looks natural once applied and missing eyelashes will not effect the look of the eyeliner.

Q: Can I get a cosmetic tattoo while I'm pregnant?

A: No, it is never a good idea to do anything to your body that adds extra stress while pregnant, but as soon as your little bundle of joy comes you are good to go.

Q: Will it be painful?

A: Typically not, but everyone feels pain and sensitivity different. I do use numbing agents before and during the procedure to keep you comfortable. You will feel a vibration from the cosmetic tattooing machine.

Q: Do you use a regular tattoo pigments and machines?

A: No, I use top of the line cosmetic tattoo pigments which are made in the USA and a cosmetic tattoo machine.

Q: Can I get both my eyebrows and eyeliner done on the same visit?

A: Of course you can! There is even a discount for booking them together, call for more information.

Q: I just got home and my eyeliner or eyebrows look way to dark, uneven or not thick enough.....what have I done?

A: Don't worry the pigment will fade after 7 days to a softer color. It's always shocking to see yourself with new eyebrows and eyeliner at first, give it a few days and you will love it. If you feel that your eyeliner or eyebrows are uneven, not thick enough or the color is off we will fix it at the touch up! It's always better to go lighter and thinner at the initial application!

Q: Are there any products that will help the appearance or prolong the life of my Cosmetic Tattoos?

A: Yes,  products like SPF, face creams, brush on brow, gentle makeup remover and acid free face washes are best to use. I actually sell my own line of private label products that are safe to use with permanent makeup and can help prolong the life of the tattoo. In fact the brush on brow will help your eyebrows stay darker longer. I'm always adding to my product line so check back often for new additions!

Pre/Post Care

Pre Care 

  • Do not tweeze, wax, tint, preform laser or electrolysis at least 1 week before your procedure
  • Avoid tanning, sunburned face, or any type of facial or chemical peel for 2 weeks prior to procedure
  • do not have any Botox done fore 3 weeks prior to procedure
  • Discontinue Vitamin A/Retinol for 1 month prior to procedure
  • Do not take any form of blood thinners 1 week prior to procedure, including Fish Oil or Vitamin E
  • Do not exercise 24 hours before procedure
  • 24 hours prior: Do not consume alcohol, coffee, caffeine or sodas. Also, do not take aspirin or ibuprofen
  • Make appointment at least 3 weeks before any special occasion to allow for healing
  • Fake Eyelashes will need to be removed before an Eyeliner application but can be put on again 2 weeks after your 30-60 day touch up

Eyebrow Post Care

  • Don't worry your eyebrows will fade after 7 days to a softer color
  • Once you get home you will want to put the A&D ointment on your eyebrows 5x a day for the first 5 days with a Q-tip, make sure you press it into the hair so it reaches the skin underneath
  • A little swelling for the first few days is normal
  • You will want to make sure that your eyebrows never go dry, itchy or scab during the first 5 days (pigment will heal blotchy if the skin get​s dry and scabby)
  • Try not to wash your eyebrows for the first 2 weeks and do not put anything other then the A&D ointment on them
  • If you are a side or stomach sleeper you will want to put A&D ointment on a few times a night because you will rub it off on your pillow, you can put plastic wrap over your eyebrows to help keep the ointment on while you sleep
  • Try not to get extra sweaty, or go out in the sun for extended periods of time during the first 2 weeks 
  • You can wear makeup as usual after the first day but try to not get anything on your eyebrows for the first 2 weeks
  • Try not to put your head under water for 2 weeks, swimming and baths are fine as long as you do not submerge your head 

Eyeliner Post Care

  • Don't worry your eyeliner will fade after 7 days to a softer color
  • Once you get home you will want to ice your eyes with the small ice packets that I provided you, you will place the ice packs right above the eyeliner, not on it. You will want to do this on and off for the first day. Continue to do this the second day if you still have a lot of swelling.
  • The A&D ointment will need to be put on your eyeliner 5x a day for the first 5 days with a micro brush or a Q-tip
  • Make sure to press it in-between the lashes
  • You will want to make sure that your eyeliner never goes dry, itchy or scabby during the first 5 days (pigment will heal blotchy if the skin gets dry and scabby)
  • Any ink floaters that appear in your eye can be removed with a wet Q-tip
  • A little swelling for the first few days is normal
  • Try not to get any ointment in your eyes, A&D ointment will burn your eyes and make them very irritated
  • Try to keep contacts out for at least 3 days, 5 days is better
  • Do not wear mascara for 2 weeks
  • You can start wearing eye makeup again after 3 days
  • Try not to put your head under water for 2 weeks, swimming and baths are fine as long as you do not submerge your head 

*Infections are rare but can occur, if you experience any symptoms of an infection seek medical attention immediately