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FAQ

WHAT ACTIONS ARE YOU TAKING TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19?

As certified semi-permanent makeup artists we hold the highest standards when it comes to sanitisation practices. We are highly experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to preventing the spread of blood borne pathogens and diseases.

These are regular sanitisation protocols we implement daily:

  • All needles are single use and come in sterilized packaging. Needles are disposed of after each client.

  • Freshly washed hands and clean gloves are worn at all times.

  • All machine parts and surfaces that may come in contact with fluids are all wrapped with protective barrier film.

  • All work stations are thoroughly cleaned with hospital grade disinfectant after every client.

These are the NEW protocols based on the Queensland government’s recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • PPE is worn at all times by client and artist.

  • Pre-screening questionnaires are sent out a week prior the client’s appointment.

  • Temperatures checks before entering the facility.

  • Client and artist must immediately disinfect their hands when entering the facility.

  • Clients must wait in their car until we call them to come in.

  • Clients are asked to leave all unnecessary belongings at home or in the car.

Once the client leaves the facility, we will be disinfecting all surfaces that the client has come in contact with including the bathroom and treatment rooms.

HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TOUCH UPS?

All cosmetic tattoo procedures are a multi session processes. After your first appointment, you’ll be pre-booked for a two month follow up appointment. The purpose of a follow up appointment is to make any adjustments to the shape or colour based on the healed results. Depending on the treatment, touch-ups are generally recommended between 6-12 weeks’ time. 

We typically recommend a more conservative shape and colour for your very first cosmetic tattoo appointment as you can always build up more definition at the touch up. If you opt for a very bold style to start off with, it is very difficult to reverse that in future when you change your mind.

Annual to Bi Annual touch-ups are recommended to maintain the shape and colour of the cosmetic tattoo.

The client’s individual skin type, age and lifestyle plays an important role on how quickly they fade.

For example: Oily skin with larger pores will typically fade quicker whereas dry skin with little to no pores may last longer.

I HAVE A PREVIOUS COSMETIC TATTOO. WHAT IS THE PROCESS?

Please send a clear picture of your existing tattoo without any makeup on for approval first.

The existing tattoo must be over 50% faded in  order to work over or have corrected.
Working over other artists work is often more work than working on a blank canvas and for that reason we DO NOT touch-up another artist’s work for touch-up pricing.

Extra fees will apply if colour correction is needed.

WHY DO SOME EYEBROWS CHANGE COLOURS OVERTIME? EG. RED OR BLUE? 

This is one of the most common questions asked. There can be many contributing factors to discoloured eyebrows.

  • Aftercare was not adhered to properly and a scab formed too thick – therefore pulling pigment out of the skin.

  • Discolouration due to cover up of an existing old tattoo that was already discoloured.

  • Darker skin types turned ashy upon healing and hyperpigmentation occurred as a result of the tattooing.

  • The client’s skin was not in the best health.

  • Medication and/or alcohol was injected too soon before or after session (alcohol thins the blood creating more bleeding.)

  • The colour choice was too cool/warm to begin with and a modifier should have been added.

  • Over sun exposure – frequent sun exposure causes ink to fade. This means to protect your investment, you must cover your cosmetic tattoo to prevent colour shifting. Clients who do not cover the area enough will find the UV radiation will cultivate faster colour fade.

  • The area of tattoo has a high movement rate.

Over use of retinol – semi permanent makeup is implanted only at the bottom of the epidermis layer of the skin which is the first layer of the skin. This means daily dosages of products with retinol can cause the ink to fade resulting colour changes.

HOW IS IT DIFFERENT TO A TRADITIONAL BODY TATTOO? IS IT PERMANENT?

All pigments fade. There is no such thing as an ink or pigment that does not fade with time and UV radiation (especially living in Australia). Your face is often constantly exposed in comparison to the rest of your body. The eyebrow and lip area for example is unique in its position as it is always exposed. Other tattoo areas such as the eye area are covered with the brow bone and lashes generally fade slower. Body tattoo ink is implanted into the subcutaneous tissue. Also known as, hypodermis which is the fat layer that lies under the skin, therefore making it permanent. Cosmetic tattoo pigment is implanted into the dermis which is only the second layer of the skin, hence it generally doesn't last more than 5 years.

Body tattoos use different inks with larger molecules that can hold in the skin a bit longer whereas semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo uses pigments which are formulated to be safe for use on the face.

Over time, touch up treatments or colour correction are needed to keep it ‘permanent’. One thing to note for eyebrows is the front part tend to drop pigment and fade faster due to the high level of movement by brow musculature.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW PRIOR MY COSMETIC TATTOO APPOINTMENT? 

  • Please read the pre-care instructions carefully at least 2 weeks prior to the appointment.

  • No excessive alcohol consumption 24 hours before your procedure.

  • Do not drink coffee or any caffeine on the day of your appointment

  • Avoid sun and tanning one week prior to procedure.

  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Advil/Ibuprofen 24 hours before procedure.

  • No henna, tinting, microdermabrasion or chemical peels one week before.

  • Discontinue Retin-A one week prior to your procedure.

  • No Botox around the brow area 2 weeks prior.

  • Please Note: You will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.

  • Botox or any fillers should be done one month before or one month after.

  • If you sensitive to pain, please purchase or Emla Cream from the drugstore and apply 30mins before your appointment.

WHO IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR COSMETIC TATTOOING? 

  • Chemotherapy patients and clients with excessive keloid scared skin.

  • Affected by Aids, HIV, Hepatitis or Diabetic Type 1.

  • All clients must be 18 or older.

  • Previously tattooed area where the existing tattoo is still very dark.

  • Clients with allergies to lidocaine, prilocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine or epinephrine.

  • Must be off Accutane for 1 year.

  • Major heart conditions or high blood pressure.

  • If you are allergic to cosmetic tattoo pigment.

  • Sunburnt or extremely sensitive skin.

  • Dermatitis or eczema in the area that is to be tattooed.

  • A test patch is recommended 1 week prior to the treatment.

PARKING AT LOCATION:

Free side street parking available in front of premise.