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 via the telephone or face to face at the clinic to discuss any health risks that may affect your healing time or colour retention in the skin. Colours and shape are also discussed. Telephone consultations easily arranged and usually takes about 10-15 mins. Clear pictures of the procedure area will need to be provided by you. Once a date is agreed upon a $100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your procedure date in the calendar.

How long is my treatment?

Two hours is allocated for most cosmetic tattoo procedures. Most of this time is spent during the consultation process accessing health, lifestyle, shape and placement. 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:


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. Your perfection appointment is to be completed within 12 weeks after your initial procedure to assess colour, shape and saturation. This ensures you will go longer in the future in between colour boosts. From there you can expect a touch up every 1-5 years depending on the original techniques used, your health and lifestyle choices and technician. For example, hairstrokes or a shaded ombre brow will require more maintenance than a block brow as less pigment is implanted into the skin or if you swim in saltwater regularly or work in the direct sun daily.
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 $100 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.
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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?

Most clients are quite comfortable during their procedure. Effective topical aesthetic gels are used to numb the skin before and during your procedure to ensure maximum comfort the entire time. You may find the first pass scratchy on the skin until we apply your secondary aesthetic. About 10% of clients may be hypersenstive to their procedure.

We do not recommend the use of Emla prior to your procedure due to the ph of this product as this can change the PH of the skin and make it rubbery in texture proving difficult to get colour into the skin.

How long is the healing process?

The initial healing process for normal skin is complete within 5 – 7 days and up to 12 days for mature skin, 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 where the colour will appear cooler.

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

Free vs Paid Consultations

Most consultations in Geelong are complimentary to you, some consultations may incur a $50 in-clinic fee for complex procedures, previous work or for complex underlying issues determined by your practitioner and will be disclosed to you at the time of booking. This includes noting various skin types and conditions from your pictures that may affect the outcome of your procedure.

Melbourne consultations have a $50 in-clinic fee. All consultations fees can be used towards booking your procedure on the day or any other products and services offered by By Louise Cosmetic Tattoo.

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

Your $100 deposit is non-refundable and is used at your last visit. 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 $100 cancellation fee in the form of your deposit will be forfeited from any initial procedure, touchup or colour boost appointment per each procedure area.

Appointments cancelled or rescheduled within 72 hours have a $100 fee applied to your next visit per procedure area, and a 50% non-refundable deposit may be asked from you in order to secure another appointment in the calendar

Deposit Policy

Your $100 deposit is non-refundable and is used at the completion of last visit. For change of mind deposits can be transferred for use of other available treatments including skin needling, clinical peels, eyebrow wax & tint.

In the rare case a refund may be approved, please note consults have a non-non-refundable $50 fee to cover your consultation time with your practitioner and we kindly ask you allow 5 business days to process.

Changes to Terms & Conditions

We reserve the right to change any of the terms contained in these ‘Terms & Conditions’ at anytime.

I have more questions, can I speak to someone?

Absolutely! We are always here to help, please call 0418313308 or use 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.