Firstly it is important to understand that the micropigmentation/tattooing process is exactly that a process…
As a precaution I do not perform any tattoo makeovers on beauties that any of the below apply to:
• Blood Thinners (some are ok, pls check)
• Currently or in the last 6 months been taking Roaccutane (acne medication)
• Under the age of 18
24 hrs prior to tattoo avoid caffiene, noruofen and panadol.
Please also cease using fish oil 72hrs prior to your tattoo.
Patch tests are also available prior to your appointment day, to avoid an allergic reaction (very rare) please contact Sam if you would like one prior.
Here are some FAQ’s to help you understand a bit more about your procedure ♥️
Q. What is Micropigmentation?
a specialised form of tattoo artistry that enhances the natural features of your face. It involves a technique that implants coloured pigment into the dermal layer of your skin, with a small purpose made, disposable needle or shader with a machine, to create the appearance of natural hair strokes or makeup.
Q. How long does my tattoo last?
Unlike a permanent tattoo we use organic pigments which are designed to break down over time. Also we are not going as deep in the skin as a permanent tattoo, therefore it is called a semi-permanent procedure. Please be aware that they will fade over time, we recommend a colour refresher once a year to keep them looking on fleek! That’s not to say that some peoples skin may hold the colour really well and have much less fading than other skins! No one skin is the same in the colour retention and there is no guarantees on how long it will last!
Q. How long should I allow for my appointment?
It’s a two part process, the first appointment please allow approx 2 hours and your touch up appointment 1.5 hours. Some clients may need three sessions to achieve their desired results.
*Touch up appointments are $150 4-6wks after your initial tattoo. The tattoo can look patchy prior to this appointment. This is why it is called the perfecting session!
Q. Can I get this done before a big event or holiday?
Hrmmm it really depends! If your going somewhere tropical (u lucky thing!) best too get them done on your arrival home, or at least 1 month prior to your trip.
Sun exposure can be detrimental to the pigment having good retention!
You also shouldn’t get them wet for at least two weeks after your appointment, so definitely no swimming!
Q. How will I look directly after my appointment and throughout the healing process?
After your appointment your brows will look bold and intense, as they fade around 40% you must go darker initially to get that end result! Treat your brows like an open wound when they are healing, they may be a bit red and swollen initially after treatment.
The pigment will start to appear lighter in the first week, they may start to appear patchy once the dark layer sheds off. Some clients who look after them fabulously won’t even notice this peeling stage! Super important not too pick them throughout this stage of healing too!
If shedding has occurred they will look lighter and patchy and this is fixed at your touch up, once the shedding has stopped you can apply makeup until your touch up!
After a couple of weeks your brows will be mostly healed, however they can disappear a bit (cheeky things) and the true colour won’t appear until the 4wk mark. This is why we have to wait the full time always between your appointments.
Q. Is the process painful?
You own personal compounded anaesthetic cream is applied to the area prior to treatment and during to reduce any discomfort. Please call Shereen from Northcote Pharmacies prior to your day so she can talk you thru the use of your numbing cream. Her number is (03) 9489 8991 or email email@example.com. All numbing and disposable tools are recorded to ensure your safety is our upmost priority.
I will snuggle you up in a blanket with a stress ball too. The pain felt varies from client to client. Most people describe the feeling of Microblading- as a scratching sound and bearable. And the shading machine is much more softer on the skin so is more suitable for fragile and sensitive skins. Also Oily skins hold shading far more better than Microblading so i always recommend this style for that reason!
Q. Should I get my brows waxed/shaped before the procedure?
Not necessarily… unless i haven’t seen you before and you LOVE your shape of brows when waxed then definitely see to it a couple of days prior to your tattoo. In most cases tweezing throughout your tattoo is enough and if there is alot to clean up we can wax prior to your tattoo depending on your skin type. In regards to tinting, we always want to tattoo as natural as possible so i recommend to never go more than two shades darker than your natural hair unless you are willing to get regular tints one your tattoo is healed.
If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to contact Sam direct firstname.lastname@example.org