-Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment for paperwork, before pictures and numbing cream.
-If you must reschedule or cancel an appointment, please provide a 24 hour courtesy call. Any appointments cancelled within a 24 hour period will require a 30% non-refundable deposit to reschedule.
-Payment is due at time of service. Payment forms accepted are Visa, Master Card, Discover and cash. Gratuity is accepted but not expected.
What is the difference between Traditional Tattooing and Permanent Makeup?
-Where both procedures involve tattooing the skin, in traditional tattooing the pigment generally contains carbon which does not fade as much as cosmetic pigments. Permanent Makeup pigment is implanted in the second layer of skin, as in traditional tattooing however with cosmetic tattooing we tend to match the skin tone and create a softer, more natural look that enhances a persons features verses the vibrant colorful tattoos of a traditional tattoo.
Is Permanent Makeup safe?
Yes, it is very safe as long as the technician follows OSHA and CDC guidelines (which I do) and is current with their Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP) training. In addition the needles and machine parts I use are sterile individual one time use and are disposed of immediately after use. These items are opened in front of my clients to they can be fully relax while receiving their tattoo. In addition, I am certified through AIIC in Arlington Texas as a paramedical tattooist with advanced training from continued education in cosmetic and medical tattooing.
How long does Permanent Makeup last?
Since I use high quality Pigments designed specifically for cosmetic tattooing and not Tattoo Ink, occasional touch ups may be required but should last a long time. There are influences which can shorten the length of the tattoo such sun tanning, tanning beds, skin care products and treatments, general health, chlorine and some medications as well as natural cell turnover. In most cases, a touch up will be needed between 2-5 years with brows sometimes needing more frequent touch ups.
Does it hurt?
Technique plays a large role and I use a topical anesthetic to numb the skin and are continuously applied throughout your treatment to assist in your comfort. Caffeine, alcohol and some medications can make you more sensitive. You may want to discontinue prior to your appointment. During your menstrual cycle you are more sensitive therefore you may want to schedule when you are not menstruating. Should you take any medication for pain prior to your appointment, please have someone drive you.
How long is the healing process?
In most cases, you will be given ointment to apply on the treated area for 7 days. The Permanent Makeup will appear much darker your at first but will fade 30%-40% over the next 4-6 weeks. A follow up appointment at this time will determine if a touch up is needed. All touch ups are free of charge if within 8 weeks from the original tattoo.
How long does the procedure take?
This depends on the procedure you are requesting. Usually you can expect your procedure to take 1-2 hours. Your technician can tell you if more time will be needed when you schedule. Some procedures may take longer depending on the condition of your skin, the hydration of your skin and your reaction to the anesthetic.
If you take blood thinners, please ask your physician if you can stop this for 2 days prior to your procedure. If you are taking vitamin E or Fish Oils please stop 2 days prior to your appointment. These things can make you bleed more and prolong your appointment or cause the procedure to be split into two settings.
Drink plenty of water starting two days prior to hydrate your skin. Besides its good for you!