What is cosmetic tattooing?
Cosmetic tattooing is the art of placing specifically designed cosmetic tattoo pigments into the designated facial area. Cosmetic tattooing is more superficial than body art tattoos and the pigments used are extremely different to inks used on the body.
Although it is known as semi permanent because it fades, as your skin will never go back to its original state it could be considered permanent.
How many visits are needed?
2 visits are required to complete your cosmetic tattoo procedure. Failure to attend your second visit within the allocated time (12 weeks from the first visit), will forfeit your second visit. The second visit is needed to perfect your new eyebrows. At this appointment small edits can be made, colour adjusted and shape played with. If major changes to the original design are made, a third visit may be required and charged accordingly.
Some clients who; have oily skin, taking medications, extremely active, require a change in design, colour or want to go darker or lighter may require an additional perfection visit. Please see price list for additional visit pricing.
How long does cosmetic tattooing last?
On average most clients get between 8 – 18 months out of their cosmetic tattoo before needing a maintenance visit, however this changes vastly from one person to another. No exact time frames can be guaranteed nor should you compare your longevity to that of another.
Every effort is made by Lisa to ensure the longevity of every tattoo by providing the most up to date and state of the art techniques and aftercare.
If a client chooses not to continue with cosmetic tattooing their initial design will get lighter and lighter, however your skin is unlikely to return to its former state
Does cosmetic tattooing hurt?
Numbing agents are used throughout each procedure to ensure client comfortability. Most clients do not feel any discomfort.
However if you know you have a low pain threshold or will be unable to lay still throughout your treatment, please do not book in as comfort levels cannot be guaranteed and Lisa may have to stop your treatment.
Clients are required to complete neccessary authorisation forms and patch tests to enable Lisa to obtain the correct anaesthetics for their treatment.
Why does cosmetic tattooing fade?
There are a few reasons why cosmetic tattoo fades, these include but are not limited to;
- Pigments are used for cosmetic tattooing which are different to tattoo inks and are designed to be broken down by the body.
- The depth of cosmetic tattooing is more superficial than the depth of a body art tattoo.
Factors which affect cosmetic tattooing retention includes but is not limited to; vitamin and mineral levels of client, medical circumstances, sun exposure, facial exfoliation, activity levels, skin type (oily, dry, combination), aftercare procedure.
Lisa provides each client with the best possible treatment and post care advice to ensure the longevity of each and every tattoo.
What equipment is used to complete procedure?
Lisa uses a digital machine specifically designed for cosmetic tattooing to complete all tattooing procedures.
The digital machine is a safer method of implanting pigment into the facial area than the microblade. It implants more pigment throughout the procedure, giving clients a longer lasting finish which is designed not to cause long term scarring or skin damage.
What is the healing process?
Your eyebrows will go through a 4 week healing process which will involve them initially being dark for up to 5 – 7 days, your brows will then flake and the true colour will show over the total 4 weeks healing time.
Clients should understand the final healed result will look different to the initial tattooed treatment where they will be softer and less defined.
All results vary per person.
How is the tattoo designed?
Lisa works with clients to discuss and draw in the right shape based on clients face, skull shape, natural eyebrow or lip shapes. No tattooing starts until both Lisa and the client are happy.
Lisa will refuse any shape that sits completely different to the natural shape.
BROWS – Anything that sits outside of a clients natural shape is not advisable. More maintenance is required, more frequent visits and the difference between the hair and the tattoo can be seen more obviously.
No ones face is symmetrical, therefore it is impossible to make your eyebrows 100% symmetrical. Although every effort is taken to create the illusion of perfectly symmetrical eyebrows, actual symmetry is never going to happen.
Is it possible to work on existing tattooing?
It is never easy to work on top of existing cosmetic tattooing and every client will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Lisa will instruct your further about whether she is able to work on top of your existing work.
You can contact Lisa by telephone
Telephone: 07817 240022
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Ombre / Combination brows £250 including perfection visit
Annual colour boosts
2 – 11 months £100 | 12 – 23 months £175 | over 24 months £250
Work from another artist / Salon:-
Clients must have a consultation where Lisa can assess if the brows can be reworked/ colour corrected etc
At this consultation Lisa will run through, expectations and reality of what we can achieve. Some clients may need more than one session to get the desired result.
- No water, sweating, direct sun exposure (inc sun beds) for 72 hrs
- Immediatley after treatment apply a paper thin amount of the healing gel provided, every 1-2 hrs for the rest of day
- The Day after treatment apply a paper thin amount of the healing gel,morning and evening for 7 days
- Do not pick flakes/scabs
- No tinting/waxing for 2 weeks after treatment
- No botox around the brow area for at least 4 weeks after procudure.
- No makeup for 7 days on the brow
- If you use retinal products in your skin care routine, avoid the brow area completely as this will fade your tattoo.