Cosmetic tattooing is fast becoming a go to treatment for clients wanting a more permanent result to their every day makeup application. Cosmetic tattooing works by embedding pigment into the skins dermis layer, creating enhanced features of the face similar to the appearance of makeup.
Cosmetic tattooing is a multi session process with 2 or more sessions needed before you will achieve the desired result, usually about 4-6 weeks apart depending on how your skin heals.
Yearly perfection sessions are required after that.
There are multiple types of techniques in which your therapist can utilise to create the brow that best suits you, from natural, barely there to fuller more dense coverage of the brow.
Other areas that are able to be cosmetically tattooed are the lip line or full lip, the eyeline and eyelash enhancement.
During your consultation your therapist will cover everything from a skin analysis to desired shape, thickness and after care and follow up appointments.
Before and After; mapping out the perfect shape and after using the microblading technique
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
This is dependant on a number of factors from skin type to environmental factors. Oily skin tends to fade a bit quicker than naturally dry skin, and the more sun exposure the quicker the ink will also fade. Microblade brows will tend to fade a bit quicker than powdered brows as there is a softer coverage to begin with. Regular use of products containing glycolic acid and other peels will also fade pigment quicker than usual.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Cosmetic tattooing is a similar pain to a regular tattoo, but comes down to the individuals pain threshold. Numbing cream is used on the eyebrows and you almost cant feel a thing other than a slight scratching.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF EYEBROW TATTOOING?
Powder fill- this is the most dense coverage of tattoo, giving a long lasting, solid appearance.
Microblade- mimics the appearance of an individual hair stroke for a more natural appearance.
A combination of the two methods can be done to add depth and long lasting results from the power fill, and texture and shape with microblading.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Normally the initial appointment will take 3 hours- to map out the perfect shape, numb the area, then tattoo the brow. From there, a second, shorter touch up appointment is needed to perfect the brow approx. 4-6 weeks later. Once this is completed it comes down to the individual as to how often they will get re touches.
IS IT PERMANENT/CAN IT BE REMOVED?
Technically speaking, tattoos can be removed but due to the proximity of the ink to the eye, we would not remove a tattoo that is on the face, whether it be cosmetic or not. If you are feeling unsure of what you are after or a worried about the result being too intense, you can always opt for a natural, light coloured ink first then build up from there.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Prices start from $350 or Eyelash enhancement, $450 for Eyeliner or Lipliner, $550 for Eyebrows.
Prices are inclusive of your perfecting session which is a second appointment.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to call the salon and book in for a consultation with Amberley.