Tattoo Eligibility + FAQs

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 clients that any of the below apply to: 

-Cancer 
-Blood Thinners (some are ok, pls check) 
-Diabetes

-Currently or in the last 6 months been taking Roaccutane (acne medication) 
-Pregnant/Breastfeeding 
-Under the age of 18 

-Sunburnt or compromised skins

24 hrs prior to tattoo you must avoid Alcohol, Caffeine, Nurofen and Panadol.

Please also cease using fish oil 72hrs prior to your tattoo, as this is a blood thinner. 

Patch tests are also available prior to your appointment day, to avoid an allergic reaction (rare) You can book a patch test online or get in touch with us via email.

Here are some FAQ’s to help you understand a bit more about your procedure…

Q. What is Cosmetic Tattoo/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, to create the appearance of natural hair strokes or makeup. Sam only offers microblading if you have the skin type that it suits. 95% of the time an Ombre brow is your best long-term option, and what Sam (your artist) specialises in. 

Q. Do I come with my eyebrows numb?                                                              

We have changed our procedure which means you DO NOT come with your brows numbed. We find crisper results if we do not pre numb. Numbing is used straight after we do your outline for your comfort. The outline is light that most clients are super comfortable throughout. 

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. However, all cosmetic tattoos should be looked as a more permanent decision, as they need maintenance to colour correct as time goes on. Please be aware that they will fade over time, we recommend a colour refresher every 12-24 months to keep them looking their best. Some peoples skin may hold the colour 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 is a two-part process; the first appointment please allow approx. 4 hours and your touch up appointment approx. 2hrs. Do not worry we are not tattooing that entire time; we allow extra time as it is a tattoo, and we don’t want to rush the procedure. 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. Therefore, it is called the perfecting session.

Q. Can I get this done before a big event or holiday?

It really depends- If you are going somewhere tropical (u lucky thing) best to 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 should not 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 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 will not even notice this peeling stage. It is important not to pick them throughout this stage of healing, as it can result in infection, scarring and pigment loss. 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 will not appear until the 4-6wk mark. Therefore, we have to wait the full time always between your appointments. 

Q. Is the process painful?

Most clients are super comfortable throughout, even when we do the soft outline before applying the numbing. Sam will always help you to feel at ease, and we do not commence procedure until we are both 100% happy with the shape.  Most people describe the feeling of Microblading- as a scratching sound and bearable. And the Ombre shading machine is much softer on the skin so is more suitable for fragile and sensitive skins. Also, oily skins hold shading far better than Microblading, so we always recommend this style for that reason.

Q. Should I get my brows waxed/shaped before the procedure?
We prefer you to come in with your natural brows, so we can assess the natural shape and hair growth patterns. When drawing the outline prior to tattoo we will clean up anything outside the chosen shape. Regarding 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 do not hesitate to contact us direct on (03)70055860 or email info@lunaskinandbrowbar.com

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