What is Microblading?
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.
How long does microblading last?
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 skintype 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 4-8 weeks later.
May I bring someone with me to my appointment?
Yes, but please try to limit to one person who is at least 16 years old.
When can I get Botox/fillers?
You can get Botox & fillers 4 weeks prior to your appointment or 4 weeks after your appointment.
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.
Do you offer training in cosmetic tattooing?
I do not offer any training at the moment.
How many treatments are needed?
Two treatments are usually needed, at least 6 weeks apart. Depending on an individuals retentention, sometimes just one treatment is sufficient. 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.
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 10-14 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, I do NOT perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.
Can I get tattooed if I am on Accutane?
No, you must have been off Accutane for at least 12 months.
Can I get tattooed if I use Retinol?
You MUST stop using Retinol 2 weeks prior to your appointment and avoid using it for the 2 weeks following your appointment.
How old do I need to be get tattooed?
You must be 18 years old to get any cosmetic tattoo service.
How can I book an appointment?
All booking is done online. Please refer to the BOOK ONLINE page for more information.
How much is the deposit?
A $100 deposit is required to book an appointment. The deposit is non-refundable and goes towards the total amount of your appointment.
Is parking available?
There is plenty of free street parking available (Be cautious Apr-Nov as there is street sweeping on certain days & cars are ticketed). There is also a parking lot one block over on Osage and 33rd for $5.