Frequently Asked Questions - Cosmetic Tattooing
How do I know which Tattoo technique to pick?
When you come in for your brow appointment Emily will go through many deciding factors such as skin condition and type, your lifestyle and your personal preference. Please go through our gallery and see which style stand out to you.
Regardless of which brow you select when booking, this can always be changed on the day based on the outcome of your consultation. Techniques are listed below.
Microblading – Also known as feathering, is a technique where hair strokes are added to the brow to create more shape and structure to your brow. A very natural look but not recommended for oily skin.
Ombre – Also known as powder brows, is an extremely versatile technique. This is done with a machine and is designed to look like a powder in your brow. This can look extremely natural and adds definition, colour and thickness. But, can also be very bold and give you the same look as what a brow filled in with make-up.
Combination – Combo brows is where both techniques mentioned above are both used in the brow. Generally, we put hair strokes at the start of the brow and some throughout the top and bottom to help give the brow a strong structure and then add some shading through the tail and mid section of the brow. This technique can be extremely natural and very bold depending on your individual design.
Does it hurt?
We use a compounded numbing ointment to keep you very comfortable throughout the procedure. Some people do experience different levels of discomfort but most people find it comfortable.
How many treatments are needed?
Cosmetic tattooing is a two-phase process. After your initial appointment, we have a follow-up perfection visit that must be done no less than 4 weeks and no more than 8 weeks after. This ensures longevity and to achieve the perfect look for your brows. If you have little to no natural brow hair, you may require a third appointment at an additional cost. This will be discussed with you at your first appointment.
Can I wear makeup to my appointment?
Yes you can wear makeup on the day to your appointment if you wish. Emily will remove what she needs to before she starts.
How is the colour chosen?
We have a beautiful range of natural pigments to suit all skin types. Your pigment will be selected based on your skin tone, hair colour, eye colour and your desired look that you are after. The technique we use will also affect the colour we choose.
How long do they take to settle?
The first couple of days they will appear darker than your chosen colour. This is because the pigment hasn't healed under the skin yet. The best time to have a good look at the colour is three weeks after your first appointment. The colour will then be much softer and settled in the skin. Emily will go through the full healing process with you in your consultation.
Do I need to shape them before my appointment?
No. We ask that you do not shape, wax or tweeze your brows leading up to your appointment as our mapping process is very precise and it is best to have as much natural hair so we can create natural and sustainable brows for you.
How long do they last?
Depending on the technique brows can last up to 12 months to 2 years but we recommend a colour refresh every 12 months to stop your brows from fading out and pigment changes occurring.
Can I have brow tattoo while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Unfortunately, we can not do the procedure if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How do I care for my new brows?
The first 14 days are the most important and you must NOT
- Get them wet
- Put any product on them (makeup or skincare)
- Scratch or pick at them
- Tint them
- Or have direct sunlight on them.
Emily will give you a tattoo aftercare cream that you put on for the first 3 mornings and after that you just let them heal.
You can still wear makeup but just blend around the brow and do not apply it on the brow.
After the 14 days, just go back normal and enjoy your new brows!