• FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a cosmetic tattoo?

    Cosmetic tattooing, sometimes referred to as semi permanent make up, permanent make up and micro pigmentation, is the process of implanting colour beneath the surface of the skin using a sterile needle to balance, correct, create or enhance the facial features of the eyebrows, the eyes and the lips producing the appearance of make up on the skin.

  • How can I book my procedure?

    Its important to us we ensure you are a good candidate for cosmetic tattooing. A full health consultation is required face to face to discuss any health risks that may affect your healing time or colour retention in the skin. Colours and shape are also discussed. Alternatively, a telephone consultation can be arranged this usually takes about 10 mins and clear pictures of the procedure area will need to be provided to me. Once we agree on your procedure and what you want from your cosmetic tattoo procedure a $50 deposit is required to secure your procedure date.

  • How long is my treatment?

    Two hours is allocated for all cosmetic tattoo procedures. Most of this time is spent during the consultation process accessing health and desired outcome. Once your procedure begins the skin may be tattooed for 30-60 minutes depending on the chosen area and technique used.

  • Are you an ideal candidate for cosmetic tattooing?

    • You want to enhance your natural features
    • You want to create new features
    • You want to balance your features 
    • You are allergic the cosmetics (patch test required two weeks before procedure)
    • You have sparse, blond, grey or missing eyebrow hair
    • Your features (eyebrows, eyes or lips) are not symmetrical due to genetics, illness or an accident
    • You have sparse eyebrow or lash hair
    • You want fuller eyebrows and lips and a wider more open appearance to the eyes
    • You have trouble seeing when applying your make up 
    • You have general vision problems
    • You are very busy and do not have time to do your make up every morning and through out the day
    • You do not like to apply make up daily
    • Your job requires you to wear make up and have a groomed appearance at all times
    • You wear make up due to illness, injury or an accident
    • You want the convienience of make up that does not smear or wear off
    • You want to correct or remove unwanted permanent make up

     Most people are ideal candidates for cosmetic tattooing and will benefit from the procedure!

  • How long will my cosmetic tattoo last?

    Cosmetic tattooing is referred to as a semi permanent procedure, however, anytime pigment is being implanted into the skin it is considered a permanent procedure.

    How long your tattoo will lasts is determined through a number of factors including:

    Lifestyle
    Technician
    Pigments
    Technique
    Health
    Skincare

    Excessive sun and/or water exposure from outdoor hobbies, habits and occupations will cause your cosmetic tattoo to fade sooner 

    The training and experience your tattoo technician has will determine the length your tattoo will last as well as the outcome of colour which can never be guaranteed but will have less risk from those who have a more extensive knowledge of colour and the skin

    Using quality pigments will ensure your cosmetic tattoo lasts longer and a the colour of your tattoo has a desired outcome

    The technique used to create your cosmetic tattoo will play a role in determining how long your cosmetic tattoo will last. For example. a shaded ombre brow implants pigment more superficially and less saturated than a block brow will meaning the colour will not last as long and will require more maintenance 

    Studies also suggest those with a iron deficiency may use the iron oxide in pigments as a supplement and those with very strong immune systems or auto immune disease will not retain colour pigment in the skin as well

    Skincare products containing AHA and BHA’s as well as professional skin treatments including peels. Even when the area is avoided the fruit acids will migrate under the skin causing a loss in colour over time

     

  • When will my cosmetic tattoo need a touch up?

    Your tattoo procedure is completed over two appointments with the first appointment being lighter in colour and pressure. Your free perfection appointment is to be completed within 8 weeks after your initial procedure to access colour and darken where required or where pigment did not take and add more dimension and depth of colour. This ensures you will go longer in the future in between touch ups. From there you can expect a touch up every 1-5 years depending on the original techniques used during the initial procedure. For example, hairstrokes or a shaded ombre brow will require more maintenance than a block brow as less pigment is implanted into the skin.

     

  • How much does a cosmetic tattoo cost?

    You can find the cost of your cosmetic tattoo on our pricelist page. After your health and colour consultation is successful we require a $50 deposit to hold your appointment date and time.

  • Is a stencil used to draw your shape?

    No, we create our own stencil unique to your own features and is specifically measured and drawn on to your skin and approved by you before commencing your procedure.

  • Is a cosmetic tattoo safe?

    Each procedure is done in compliance with the Queensland Infection Control Guidelines, Skin Penetration procedures and Health Act. 

    Your qualified technician will administer each new procedure using only disposables, sterile disposables and needle cartridges in an approved skin penetration premise. All pigments are of the highest quality iron oxide base and contain FDA approved ingredients for cosmetic use.

  • Does cosmetic tattooing hurt?

    Highly effective topical aesthetic creams and gels are used to numb the skin before and during your procedure to ensure maximum comfort the entire time. The products used once the skin has been broken are much stronger than the products use to numb the skin before therefore you may find the first pass scratchy on the skin until we apply the second aesthetic.

    We do not recommend the use of Emla prior to your procedure due to the ph of this product and encourage you to come early to your appointment for extra pre-numbing time if desired.

  • How long is the healing process?

    The initial healing process is 7-14 days, however, unseen to the naked eye the skin will still be healing itself for up to 65 days after your procedure. The true colour and saturation will appear once a full cycle of desquamation has happened within the layers of the skin, meaning when your skin has gone through an entire process of shedding dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and colour pigment is no longer in the epidermis and only remains within the dermal layer of the skin.

  • Will I have imperfections?

    Internal (genetics) factors, external factors, your health including medications and hormones, as well as, swelling in the skin or bleeding are some factors that may affect colour retention in the skin. Having your perfection appointment is paramount in completing your procedure to perfect colour (going darker), saturation (going deeper) and dimension. (adding a second colour or hairstrokes)

     

  • How can I find the right cosmetic tattoo artist?

    1. Do your research
    2. Ask the right questions
    3. Have a consultation first
    4. Is the place clean and safe?
    5. Are the needles and accessories disposable?
    6. Does the shape and design work have artist taste?
    7. Are unedited before and after photos available to see?
    8. Ask for references

  • Promotion Terms & Conditions

    ** Daily promotional offers are only applicable to new client bookings unless otherwise discussed and agreed to prior to your procedure date ** Monthly promotional offers are applicable to all client bookings for the proposed month unless stated on the promotion "for new bookings only" ** Promotional offers are not applicable with any other special offers including referral vouchers and survivors discounts ** Gift vouchers cannot be redeemed on promotional offers, cash or products 

  • Cancellation Policy

    Appointments are reserved especially for you. We understand that your plans change, so we kindly ask that you give us 72 hours notice should you need to change or cancel your appointment, otherwise a $50 cancellation fee per each procedure area will be charged. 

  • Changes to Terms & Conditions

    We reserve the right to change any of the terms contained in these Terms & Conditions at any time

  • I have more questions, can I speak to someone?

    Absolutely! We are always here to help, please call 0418313308 or by using the form on the Contact page. We encourage you to ask as many questions as you like or book a free consultation in order for you to complete your research and be absolutely confident when booking your procedure with us.