FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
COSMETIC TATTOOING IS NOT SUITABLE FOR:
If you are under the age of 18
If you have a tendency to keloid
Eczema on face
Psoriasis on face
Communicable disease (Will require a letter from GP)
Accutane/Retin-A - Individuals who have been taking acne medications such as Accutane or Retin-A within the last year have an altered skin condition that will not heal well after the procedure. It’s very important that you wait a year before tattooing the skin. Similarly, Retinol and Vitamin A users should discontinue the use of each a month prior to their procedure.
Have heart conditions or using heart medications
Have diabetes (will require a letter from GP)
Have skin disease or irritations
It is best to get botox before treatment. 1 month before, no less
Severe allergies (Please inform us)
Have gotten a deep tan or chemical peel in the last 2 weeks
Anyone who has any serious medical conditions may require (letter from GP)
Sunburn on face
If you have cancer, you must be 6 months past your last chemotherapy
If you suffer from anxiety: Please consider carefully if this is something for you as the process takes a good 12 weeks to be completed and can be an anxious wait as the treatment is not perfected until after healing of the perfecting session.
PREPPING FOR THE PROCEDURE
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, Cosmetic tattooing is very similar. You will get much better results when you properly prep.
It all starts with a good canvas! The eyebrow 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 to the service, or have a sunburned face
Do not have any type of facial less than 1 month prior to the procedure
NO exercise on the day of your appointment
Do not have botox around the brow area less than 4 weeks before the procedure
Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior to the procedure (they are natural blood thinners)
Do not wax or tint your eyebrows 2 weeks prior to your procedure
No makeup or spray tan on your face before your appointment
In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit:
Do not drink alcohol 48 hours before your tattoo
Do not consume coffee 48 hours before your procedure
Do not take an Aspirin or Ibuprofen for pain relief (these also thin the blood) 48 hours before your procedure
The aftercare is 90% of the healed results. If the aftercare is not followed 100% we can't guarantee good healed results and you will be wasting your money.
You will be given more information about the aftercare at your appointment. You will be given aftercare cream to take home.
Use a fresh pillowcase while you sleep.
Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of color.
No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.
Avoid ANY exercise for 7 days after procedure
Avoid washing your hair for 7 days after procedure
Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
Avoid long, hot showers for the first 10 days.
Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.
Avoid face-down swimming for the first 10 days
Avoid topical makeup and sunscreen on the area for 2 weeks
DO NOT rub, pick, or scratch the treated area.
Remember, with the proper prep and aftercare routine, you will have much better results with your eyebrow tattoo
CAN I BOOK IN WITH YOU IF I HAVE HAD PREVIOUS EYEBROW TATTOOING ELSEWHERE?
The pigment must be at least 80% faded. You MUST book in a consultation so we can examine your skin as you may have scaring from previous tattoo. Prior to booking a consult we will ask you to send clear photos of your eyebrows so we can determine if it is a possibility for us to work over the top of.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Cosmetic tattooing is long lasting. Everyone's skin and lifestyle is different so we can't predict how long it will last. Generally it can take up to 3-7 years for the colour to completely fade (however, you may always be left with some residue)
Skin care routine will also affect the lasting effect of the pigment. Clients who tan, uses products with AHA or Glyolic Acid will fade faster as your skin will resurface faster. Each individual’s colour retention within the skin will vary.
We recommend a 12-18 month refresher to keep your brows looking fresh. We also recommend a tint and wax monthly to maintain the shape of the tattoo.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS OR COMPLICATIONS?
We take all proper precautions for a safe session by using sterilized equipment, new needles and in a sanitized environment. Should clients follow my pre and post care instructions, there should be minimal risks or complications. Although allergic reactions to the pigments are rare, it could be possible for certain individuals. A patch test is required for individuals who have high skin sensitivities or are allergic to hair dyes. Patch test should be performed 5-7 days prior. Please let us know if you would like to book in for a patch test which is included in a consultation on request.
WHY DO I NEED TO PURCHASE MY OWN ANESTHETIC?
Your own anesthetic must have your name clearly labelled on it from a compounding chemist for us to apply for you.
Due to regulations, we are not allowed to supply anesthetic to our clients as
our clients may have allergies to the anesthetic. It is Illegal for us to supply it. You will need to be screened by a pharmacist and they will organise a suitable anesthetic for you. To order the anesthetic you will need to make a quick call which takes about 5-10 minutes and the anesthetic will be delivered to your door. The cost of the anesthetic is roughly $30 which includes postage and it is used for both sessions.
I will provide you with more information before booking.
CAN I BRING A GUEST/CHILDREN?
Unfortunately, our salon isn’t child friendly and due to Occupational Health & Safety, only the tattooist and client can be in the room during the procedure. We ask that you attend your appointment alone.
IS IT PAINFUL?
The pain level for the procedure varies between clients. The service can be a little uncomfortable for those who are more sensitive. Numbing cream is applied during the procedure to keep this to a minimum to where it is completely tolerable. We do not use numbing cream before hand, only during. After the procedure, redness and slight swelling in the area is normal.