MICROBLADING | COSMETIC TATTOO

FAQ

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

Photo by Emmalee David

Photo by Emmalee David

what is cosmetic tattoo and HOW LONG DOES it LAST?

cosmetic tattoo, also known as permanent cosmetics or micropigmentation, is the process of implanting pigment beneath the surface of the skin via tiny, sterile, disposable needles to enhance your natural features. your tattoo will last as long as it’s maintained. the pigment can last 1–3 years depending on skin type and lifestyle. enhancement sessions are generally required annually.


how long does cosmetic tattoo last?

cosmetic tattoo is permanent and will not wash off but it will fade over time. maintenance depends on various factors such as: the pigment color used (lighter colors fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure/medical procedures), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement), and some daily anti-aging skin products.  enhancement sessions are required for cosmetic tattoo procedures.


ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS DURING HEALING?

it is best to keep your tattoo clean and dry and treat it like an open wound. aftercare instructions will be given to you at the time of service. please reference the "aftercare" tab for further details on healing.


ARE enhancement APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED?

yes, enhancement is required 6–8 weeks after the initial visit for eyebrows and lips. certain areas may not pick up during the first session and will need to be refilled. pigment color may need to be adjusted, thickness, etc. your enhancement session is when we refine your tattoo to ensure it looks perfect for the whole year. lash enhancement generally require annual enhancements.


MY BROWS ARE DONE HEALING BUT IT IS PATCHY. IS THIS NORMAL?

yes, once the color boost occurs, your brows are healed and may have a few areas where the color did not retain. we will touch them up at your 6-8 week visit which is included in the initial price.


IS THERE SCABBING WITH EYELINER?

there is some healing time involved but scabbing is minimal. most people don't even notice it. you may experience some swelling 1-2 days after the procedure but subsides quickly. 


IS COSMETIC tattoo PAINFUL?

topical numbing is used throughout the procedures to keep you comfortable. however, pain is relative and varies per each individual client. if you are on your menstrual cycle you will be more sensitive to the pain.


is cosmetic tattoo and the pigments safe?

cosmetic tattoo is performed under strict government sanitation and sterilization standards. all pigments used contain ingredients approved by the FDA for cosmetic use. all pigment suppliers are required to list their ingredients on their labels if you’re concerned about allergies (rare). keep in mind that people can develop allergies to anything, anytime. only disposable, sterilized parts and one-time-use needles are used for all services. 


How long does microblading take to heal?

healing time varies with each individual client, but on average it takes 2 weeks to heal and 6-8 weeks for your tattoo and newly generated skin to settle. the tattooed hair strokes will be covered with new skin, giving the appearance that your tattoo has disappeared or look patchy. don't worry it hasn't! in the following weeks you will get a color boost as your newly generated skin settles and your tattoo is on top of your skin again. a good month should pass before we consider the process complete. it is important to be patient and not pick at any peeling. you must TRUST THE PROCESS.


IT'S ONLY BEEN A FEW DAYS AND MY BROWS DISAPPEARED! WHAT HAPPENED?!

do not worry it will all come back and be the color you wanted! it is scary during the week when you experience flaking because it seems like the color is coming off altogether. you are regenerating new skin!  this new skin is on top of the hair strokes but will pop through over time.


 
 
 

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