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WHAT IS COSMETIC TATTOOING?

Cosmetic tattooing, also known to as permanent makeup or micropigmentation, is the process of implanting color pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of tiny, sterile, disposable needles to produce the appearance of hair strokes, makeup or to enhance the natural features of the face.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COSMETIC TATTOOING AND STANDARD BODY TATTOOING? ​

The purpose of cosmetic tattooing is o enhance the natural features of a client. Cosmetic tattooing is softer and more subtle and is meant to be a natural looking enhancement. Body tattoos use ink while cosmetic tattoo procedures involve pigments. These pigments are designed to gently fade over time. Fading is desired as it allows the artist to make changes to color and shape over the years as client's natural coloration and facial changes occur.

DOES COSMETIC TATTOOING HURT?

A highly effective topical anesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during the procedure. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure. Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure. If you are a frequent smoker the topical anesthetics used during the treatment will not last as long. If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure.

HOW LONG DOES COSMETIC TATTOOING LAST?

Cosmetic tattoo treatments are considered semi-permanent and will not wash off, however they will fade over time and may need to be refreshed every 1-2 years. Frequency of sessions depends on a number of factors including the pigment color used (lighter colors fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure) and if any chemical peels come into contact with treated areas. Please note that finale results CAN NOT be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates.

HOW WILL I LOOK IMMEDIATELY AFTER?

Your permanent makeup or Microblading will appear darker and more intense than the expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Redness and swelling is minimal.




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