FAQs

Cosmetic Tattooing

How old do I need to be in order to get tattooed?

You must be 18 years old to get tattoo services.

Who can benefit from semi-permanent makeup?

  • those with little time to apply makeup

  • those with allergies to conventional makeup

  • those with active lifestyles

  • those who suffer from alopecia, vitiligo, or any other hair loss or pigment changing skin conditions

  • burn and cancer survivors

  • anyone who wants to enhance their natural look!

Semi-permanent makeup is not for the following clients

  • Pregnant or nursing

  • Diabetic

  • Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)

  • Viral infections and/or diseases

  • Had an Organ transplant

  • Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)

  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)

  • Had Botox in the past 3 weeks

  • Used Accutane in the past year.

  • hairstroke technique is not recommended for those who have large pores or oily/severly oily skin. your results will appear softer or more powdered looking.

  • someone that constantly flinches

  • someone that can not be patient during the healing process

Is the follow up appointment included?

No, the follow up appointment is a separate cost. Not every client needs a follow up and some need it at a later time than most.

How much is the deposit?

A deposit is required to book an appointment, prices vary based on the services. Deposits are non-refundable and goes towards the total amount for your appointment and remaining balance is due at the time of your appointment. You're appointment is not scheduled until your deposit is received. 

Can I get a cosmetic tattoo if I have a history of Keloid scarring?

If you have a history of keloid scarring, you MUST have a written consent from your doctor for your appointment.

How many treatments are needed?

Two treatments are usually needed, at least 6 weeks apart. Sometimes just one treatment is sufficient, but a touch-up appointment is offered at low cost if needed. With most procedures, the color looks dramatically lighter after the first week. Some clients prefer this, while others opt for a bolder look. At the second treatment, we will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always go darker and add more density at your next appointment. *Please note, if a service is received during a guest spot, a return trip is not guaranteed.

How will I look immediately after? What is the healing process?

Your semi-permanent makeup will appear darker and bigger than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Please view the detailed aftercare.

Can I exercise after getting a cosmetic tattoo?

You must avoid working out for 5-7 days following your cosmetic tattoo appointment. Light exercising is allowed (minimal sweating), but you MUST clean the tattooed area with lukewarm water as soon as you are done exercising. The salt in the sweat will fade the pigment very quickly and give poor results.

Can I get tattooed if I am currently doing chemotherapy?

You must have been cleared by your doctor to get tattooed prior to starting chemotherapy, or once you are finished with the treatments.

Can I get tattooed if I am Pregnant or Nursing?

As a precaution to avoid any complications, we do NOT perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.

 

Cosmetic Tattooing Pre-Care Instructions:

What should I do before my appointment?

  • BROWS: If you normally get your eyebrows waxed or threaded to maintain the shape, you may get them shaped 3 days prior to your microblading appointment.

  • BROWS: If you would like your artist to use as much hair as possible, you may let your eyebrows grow until your microblading appointment. Your artist will pluck any stray hairs that you wish to remove after the mapping of your new eyebrows.

  • LASHLINE: Please have all eyelash extensions removed prior to your appointment, and plan to not wear contact lenses for two days following and can be reapplied 3 weeks after your lash line touch-up appointment. Discontinue any lash growth serums 30 days prior and 30 days after your appointment.

  • LIPS: No lip injections 1 month prior to procedure.

  • LIPS: 1 day before the procedure scrub your lips with a moisturizing lip scrub. Keep them moisturized to get the best result (use vaseline, coconut oil or your favorite chapstick).

  • LIPS: If you have EVER had a cold sore/fever blister, chicken pox or shingles, the procedure can activate the virus responsible for the eruption.  You may wish to ask your physician for a prescription for 400 mgs. of ZOVIRAX or ACYCLOVIR. This should be taken 2 times a day for 2 days before and 4 days after the procedure; a total of six days.  (Or as prescribed by your physician).  This protocol may prevent or minimize an outbreak.  For those wanting an alternative approach, the amino acid L-Lysine is available at health food stores and the dosage should be increased to double the recommended and taken 4 days prior and 4 days after the procedure. 

  • ALL: Reduce caffeine the day of the procedure as may increase discomfort levels and blood flow. 

  • ALL: You can get Botox & fillers but it varies per service, please refer to the specific treatment section you are requiring about below.

  • ALL: Avoid tanning two weeks prior to your appointment.

  • ALL: Do NOT come to your appointment with a sunburn on your area of service (ig. around your eyebrows). In this case, email your artist at least 48 hours prior to your appointment to reschedule. Tanned skin bleeds and will cause pigment to blur.

  • ALL: Avoid chemical peels at least 4 weeks prior to your appointment.

  • ALL: You MUST stop using Retinol 2 weeks prior to your appointment.

  • ALL: Avoid alcohol, ibuprofen or any medication that thins the blood 24 hours prior to your appointment.

  • ALL: 2-3 weeks prior to your procedure, please start taking Vitamin K1. Please consult your doctor prior to taking this supplement if you suffer from any heart conditions or blood pressure issues.

  • ALL: One week before: stop taking the following supplements (Vitamin E, B6, Omega 3, Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wort) as they contribute to thinning the blood and may affect anesthetic efficacy. You may resume taking your vitamins 72 hours after.

  • ALL: You may be more sensitive during menstrual cycle. Please do not book your appointment right before or during your cycle.

  • ALL: You can NOT arrive under the influence of any alcohol or drugs.

Microblading Aftercare

Microblading is the process of implanting color pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of a small, sterile, disposable needle to produce the appearance of fuller eyebrows or to enhance the natural features of the face.

  • Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined. This will happen for the 2-3 days after the first appointment.

  •  Swelling and redness is minimal with most clients, and will disappear within 24-48 hours.  In some cases, it may last around the eyebrow area for up to 3 days, but will not prevent working or socializing. The treated area may feel a bit like a sunburn afterwards but there should only be minimal discomfort.

  •  You may shower or bathe normally, but avoid using any soaps or cleansers on the treated area for the first week as they can be detrimental to the bonding process that must take place for the pigment to stabilize in the dermis.

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before touching the tattooed area.

  • Keep the tattooed area clean by rinsing with lukewarm water and patting dry with a disposable paper towel 3 times a day.  Keep cleaning them with lukewarm water twice a day for the second week.

  • Avoid any kind of moisturizer, oil and Vaseline for the first two weeks. Only apply a very small amount of the provided ointment in the morning after cleaning the eyebrows with warm water. Apply using a disposable cotton swab. The goal is to have your tattoo flake off naturally, rather than form into large scabs. You may use the ointment for the first 7 days.

  • You must avoid working out for 5-7 days following your cosmetic tattoo appointment. Light exercising is allowed (minimal sweating), but you MUST clean the tattooed area with lukewarm water as soon as you are done exercising. The salt in the sweat will fade the pigment very quickly and give poor results.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure for the first 14 days. You MUST wear a hat while outside during the healing process.

  •  Do NOT pick or scratch at the dry skin/flakiness; let the skin fall off naturally. Picking can cause scarring and premature loss of pigment. IMPORTANT: Once the flakes have fallen off, a shiny layer of healing skin will completely cover the hair strokes. It will appear as though the eyebrows are gone. Within 1-2 weeks, the hair strokes will slowly reappear at a lighter shade as your skin regenerates.

  • Do NOT apply make-up to the tattooed area for the first 2 weeks. Chemicals of any kind may interfere with the healing and color of your tattoo.

  • Once the treated area is completely healed, any changes or additions that need to be made can be done at your follow-up appointment.

  • The complete healing process takes about 6-8 weeks, at which time the true color of the tattoo is evident. During this process, your tattoo will soften and lighten. Be patient, even if you think too much color has been lost, as your skin is still regenerating and naturally exfoliating. Wait at least 6 weeks to see the true color, as it seems to take on new strength, and it is only after 6 weeks that your touch-up/adjustment can be done. Keep in mind that microbladed brows healed up to 30% softer than the initial color.

The treatment is considered semi-permanent and will not wash off, however, it will fade over time and may need a touch-up every 1-2 years. Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including: the pigment color used (lighter colors fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement), and if any chemical peels come into contact with treated areas. Please note that final results can not be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. The tattooed hair strokes tend to have a more crisp look once healed on dry skin compared to more blurry strokes on oily skin. I will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your touch-up appointment and make any changes necessary.Touch-ups are normal for cosmetic tattoo procedures, with each new procedure requiring 2 visits. The initial procedure is followed by a touch-up procedure if needed about 6-8 weeks later.

 

When can I get Botox/fillers done after Microblading?

You can get Botox & fillers 4 weeks prior to your appointment or 4 weeks after your appointment.

When can I get Microneedling done after Microblading?

You can get Microneedling done 2 weeks prior to your appointment or 3 weeks after your appointment.

Lashline Enhancement Aftercare

 

First hour: Blot area with clean tissue

Day 1-7: Clean with mild soap AM + PM

Day 1-10: Apply healing balm sparingly

  • Avoid hot tubs, steam rooms, and swimming during healing (1 wk)

  • Do not pick or scratch tattoo

  • Avoid sunlight, no tanning (2 wk)

  • Avoid sweating/exercise (1 wk)

  • Do not use wash cloths or anything abrasive on the tattooed area

  • No makeup on tattooed area (1 wk)

  • Avoid active skin care near tattoo

  • Make sure to use a new mascara

  • Do not use eyelash curler for 2 weeks

Freckle's & Beauty Marks Aftercare

  • No makeup, No skincare products, No face mask for 5 days

  • Lukewarm water & gentle unscented soap only

  • No facial/skin treatment for 2 weeks

  • Protect your skin from the sun as usual

Lipblush Aftercare

When the lips are done, the immediate look after the procedure it's not the final color or end result. At first, the color will appear brighter and more vibrant, appearing more like a lipstick. Once your lips have healed, you can expect the color 50% lighter then they appeared immediately after the procedure. This will give you the beautiful natural color that you have always wanted! The final result will be a beautiful enhanced color of your natural lip color. The healing time is typically one week, however it does vary from client to client depending on your skin type. 
 

  • Lips can swell up to 1 day. This is normal reaction.

  • Do not let your lips get dry. Use ointment given and apply thicker layer before bedtime.

  • Drink through a straw and avoid spicy and salty foods for several days.

  • No scrubbing. Do not rub, wipe, or scratch area. Use patting motions only.

  • Do not peel or pick at crust, this could cause pigment loss, scarring, and delayed healing.

  • Do not apply topical cosmetics over area while healing.

  • Do not have teeth bleached while healing.

  • Do not excessively stretch lips while they are healing with big smiles, or pucker lips with smoking.

  • During the peeling process it may look like there is not much color there. Color is more apparent by the second week. Final result is not judged for 1-2 months.

  • Failure to follow these instructions may result in pigment colour loss!

  • Touch-up visits should be scheduled between 6-8 weeks post procedure.


For the service with any permanent make up procedure results may vary and everyone’s skin and bodies heal different there is no guarantee that it will be perfect after one session. It can take weeks to tell what the healed results will look like, with eyebrows and lips they disappear and come back and it takes a full 4-6 weeks. Not everyone’s healing experience is the same and can not be compared. Please be patient and trust the procedure.

When can I get Botox/fillers done after Lipblush?

You can get Botox & fillers 4 weeks prior to your appointment or 2 weeks after your appointment.

When can I get Microneedling done after Lipblush?

You can get Microneedling done 2 weeks prior to your appointment or 2 weeks after your appointment.

Microneedling

 

What will the treatment feel like? How long is the downtime?

A topical anesthetic is applied to your skin prior to microneedling treatment to reduce discomfort. After treatment, you will feel a mild “sunburn” sensation that subsides over the next few hours. There is cosmetic downtime associated with this procedure, and the duration depends on the type of treatment and your skin’s own tolerance. Typically you will experience redness and mild swelling for 24-48 hours after the treatment, followed by some slight peeling. You may wear makeup again after 48 hours. 

 

How long does it take to see results?

Because Microneedling  involves very short needles that penetrate only the very superficial layers of skin, recovery time is short. Your skin will be red for about 24 hours after the procedure, but this redness will quickly fade in a day or two, after which time, you will be able to wear makeup and resume your normal skincare routine. The procedure can be performed quite often, depending on your skin’s condition and innate ability to heal. Usually, you will notice some improvement after the first or second treatment. More significant results will occur after 2-3 treatments spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart. Skin will continue to improve over the next 6 to 12 months after treatment with proper skin care regimen. Results will vary for everyone. We frequently combine topical retinoid therapy with micro needling to enhance treatment results. Repeat treatments of up to 3-5 treatments maybe necessary for those with deep acne scarring or hyperpigmentation conditions.

 

What is the scientific principle behind Microneedling?

Microneedling works by stimulating collagen production. By creating micro-injuries below the skin’s surface, microneedling stimulates the body’s natural healing response, triggering the formation of new tissue layers of elastin, collagen, and capillaries. The skin becomes thicker and plumper, which reduces the appearance of texture including scars, fine lines and wrinkles. The micro-channels created in the skin allow topical treatments to more deeply penetrate the skin, making the treatment ultimately more effective.

 

Can I combine Microneedling treatments with filler or other injections?

We recommend scheduling filler or other injections, such as Botox® or Dysport® at least one week prior to your microneedling treatment, or one week after.

Microneedling Pre-Care Instructions:

  1. Avoid sun exposure and/or usage of a tanning bed, including self-tanning products for a minimum of 24 hours before and after the treatment, preferably 1 week. Treatment within 24 hours of prolonged sun exposure (natural sunlight, artificial tanning booth, or sunless tanning products) may result in hypopigmentation (white spots) or hyperpigmentation (dark spots) that may not clear for several months or may even be permanent. A Microneedling treatment will not be administered on sunburned skin.

  2. Discontinue Accutane and any other photosensitizing medication for a period of at least 6 months prior to receiving treatment and should not be used during your course of treatment.

  3. Avoid chemical peels in the treated area for at least 2 weeks.

  4. Stop using topical retinoids (Retin-A, Renova, and Tazorac) for 1 week prior to and after treatment.

  5. Waxing and/or use of chemical depilatoriesmust be avoided for 2 weeks prior and after the treatment. Shaving is allowed immediately before treatment and 48-72 hours after treatment as long as there is no skin irritation.

  6. You may not be pregnant or nursing.

  7. Notify the provider of any tattoos, including cosmetic tattooing, in the vicinity of the area to be treated. We cannot treat over tattoos.

  8. If you have a history of cold sores, we may recommend prophylactic antiviral therapy in the form of Valtrex® or Aycylovir.

  9. Medical history: During the course of your treatments, notify our staff of any changes to your medical history, health status, or personal activities that may be relevant to your treatment.

Microneedling Afterare:

  1. A sunburn-like effect is normal for 1-3 days. You will look and feel sunburned after the treatment. The severity of redness will depend on the type of treatment and your skin’s individual tolerance. The skin will feel tight, dry, swollen, and sensitive to the touch. The treated area may temporarily appear darker and the darkened skin may flake off within 1 week. Avoid picking or exfoliating the area and allow old skin to flake off naturally.

  2. After Care Products and Regimen: Cleanse the treated area gently twice daily with a gentle cleanser with tepid water. Apply a soothing, healing moisturizer as often as needed for the first 3 days.

  3. Sun exposure must be avoided for 4 weeks after your treatment. Wear a sunblock that contains a physical block such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide daily. Plan to wear a hat and avoid sun exposure.

  4. Do not use exfoliating medications, chemicals, or products on the treated areas for at least 1 week.

  5. Avoid exercise that causes sweating, sauna, or steam baths if any skin irritation exists.

  6. Advil or Tylenol may be taken as necessary for discomfort. Ice packs may be used if desired to minimize swelling.

  7. Sleep on your back with your head elevated slightly to reduce swelling.

  8. It is recommended that makeup should not be applied for 24 hours after the procedure.

Eyelash Extensions

What are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions are a totally new way to extend the length and thickness of your eyelashes. They are applied on a hair-by-hair basis to your own lashes for a totally natural look. It is a very enhancing beauty service and you do NOT need to use Mascara while wearing these Eyelash Extensions. It is a very careful and intense service that requires skill and precision. Once applied, these lashes are so natural looking it is often extremely difficult to tell even up close that you have extensions on. You wake up every morning with fabulous lashes!

How long do they last?
It varies from client to client. The Eyelash Extensions will stay on your lashes for your remaining natural lash life; we normally lose one eyelash everyday. We also grow a new lash to replace the one that fell out. These lashes can stay on up to 90 days with proper after care and with monthly maintenance. However, general after care will affect how long the extensions last.

How often should I get touch-ups?
We recommend getting a touch up every two to four weeks. Again, this may vary from client to client due to your natural lash cycle as well as overall needs. Touch ups generally take a short time and are relatively inexpensive.

How long does the application process take?

Plan to set aside two hours for your full-set application and one hour for your touch-up appointment. Many of my clients fall asleep during this procedure… its your time to relax!

Do the Extensions damage my natural Eyelashes?

No, not at all! The most important thing is to make sure you are having them applied by a highly trained and certified lash artist. The Lash adhesive is physician formulated and is the only US AEWCA approved, pharmaceutical grade lash adhesive on the market. It is also made in the USA in accordance with FDA recommendations for formaldehyde content. The adhesive dries very soft on lashes, allowing the lashes to stay flexible and bouncy just like your own lashes. The Eyelash Extensions will adhere to your natural lashes softly and comfortably while not damaging your natural lashes or causing the natural lashes to fall out, you must not try to remove the Eyelash Extensions on your own.

Can the Extensions be removed?Yes, they can easily be removed by your eyelash extensionist. Please do not attempt to remove any lashes on your own as you could damage your natural lashes this way.

How soon before my special event can I get my lashes done?

We recommend at least 2 days before your scheduled event. As with any beauty enhancing treatment, it may take time to adjust to your new look.

Eyelash Extension Pre-Care Instructions:

  • Keep it clean! Be sure to arrive with no makeup or lotions anywhere around the eye area. No mascara, no eyeliner, not even foundation around the eyes. The area surrounding and on the eyes must be completely clean. If your stylist has to spend more time removing cosmetics, be prepared to spend less time applying lashes during your appointment.

  • Skip the java! If caffeine makes your jittery, it can make your eyes twitch. This makes the intricate application of eyelash extensions more difficult and thus more time consuming for your lash artist.

  • Escape the outside world! Turn off your cell phone before your appointment. Phone calls and text messages can ruin your relaxation vibe and add time to your visit (or lessen your lash count). If you need to send off a last minute communication, try to get it done before your appointment time.

Eyelash Extension Aftercare:
Following these important after-care instructions will aid in extending the life of your lash extensions. The first 48 hours following your application are most crucial. Care must be taken not to rub your eyes, pull your lashes, or scratch. Also, any cleansers and cosmetics containing glycols and carbonate can loosen the bond of the lash extensions. In the shower, you should avoid direct water spray on your extensions, do not use a steam bath, swim, or wash your face directly with hot water during your initial 48 hours post application.

 

  • Do not use an eyelash curler. This may cause the extension and your natural lash to fall out prematurely. Besides that, you are going to have fabulous lashes and won’t need to curl them.

  • Do not rub your eyes or lashes when washing your face, gently cleanse around the eye region with a wash cloth or fingers.

  • Do not pull on your lash extensions, it may cause your natural lash to fall out.

  • We also retail an After-Care kit that Novalash created. NovaLash’s specially formulated mascara and eye makeup remover contain no solvents, and will ensure that you are properly caring for your extensions at home. With all the time and effort you have invested into your lashes, you want to be sure that you’re not going home and dissolving the glue with your own products.

 
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