Frequently Asked Questions
Microblading is a semi-permanent brow tattoo performed with a small handheld tool to produce the appearance of fuller eyebrows or to enhance the natural features of the face. Microblading gives a natural “hair-like” stroke style for a softer look. These pigments are designed to gently fade over time. Fading is desired as it allows the artist to make changes to color and shape over the years as the client’s natural coloration and facial changes occur.Not suitable for oily skin, large pores, or mature aged skin.
Ombré/powder brows are created using a permanent makeup tattoo gun and provide a much fuller/shaded brow texture and look. Once healed, eyebrows will have a soft front, shaded body, and crisp tail, hence the “ombre.” If properly taken care of, ombre brows last between 2-3 years before a color boost is needed. These pigments are designed to gently fade over time. Fading is desired as it allows the artist to make changes to color and shape over the years as the client’s natural coloration and facial changes occur.
Two and half hours on average for brows. Lips average three hours. Eyelash enhancement averages two hours. During your appointment, we will consult with you the entire time ensuring we are on the same page. This includes mapping your shape, picking a color, style, and pre and post-care instructions to follow.
In order to ensure that the brows heal perfectly, a minimum of two treatments are usually needed 8-12 weeks apart on average. The touch-up is a separate service with its own fee.
The treatment is considered semi-permanent and will fade over time. Color boosts are recommended every 1.5-2 years to maintain shape, color, and detail. How often depends on a number of factors including:
- Skin type (oily skin fades faster)
- Pigment color used (lighter colors fade faster)
- Sun exposure (over time can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment)
- Use of daily anti-aging products e.g. (Tretinoin (Retin-A) and Alpha Hydroxy). These products increase your cell turnover rate and will shorten the life of your cosmetic tattoo
Lip Blushing will last 2-4 years before a color boost is needed. Eyeliner will last 3-5 years before a color boost is needed.
We do all that we can to ensure that the process is as comfortable as possible. Topical numbing Lidocaine 5% is used for pre-numb, and a secondary numbing is applied throughout the service as needed. (Please note that if you are a frequent smoker, or have your appointment during your menstrual cycle, the pain level could be intensified.)
You must avoid working out for 7 days following your appointment. The salt in sweat will fade the pigment very quickly and give poor results.
No. As a precaution to avoid any complications, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant women.
Products and Equipment
To ensure the highest quality of safety, all of our tools are one-time use only. All blades, needles, hand tools, wipes, and any other products used during the procedure are disposed of as biohazardous waste after each appointment, giving each client peace of mind.
What to Expect
Healed results will vary with each individual client and using a pencil or powder may still be needed. Additional sessions (charged accordingly) may be required to obtain optimal results.
Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, you may apply sunscreen on the treated area. Wear large sunglasses and a hat for further protection. Rinse and dry the area thoroughly when in contact with chlorine.
Glycolic Acid, Retin-A, face peels, and exfoliation must be kept away from the tattooed area as continued use could lighten the pigment.
Credit Card Policy
A $75 deposit per service is required to book your appointment. We don’t want to waste anyone’s time. All deposits are non-refundable to ensure that you are serious about booking your appointment. Deposit requests are automatically charged after you complete the consent forms using your card on file to secure your appointment.
Your deposit will be applied towards your service total during checkout. It will be lost if you fail to give an adequate cancellation notice or fail to show up to your appointment.
If you are running late please contact us ahead of time. We allow a 15-minute grace period. Anything beyond that is considered an automatic cancellation, you will be required to reschedule your appointment and you will be charged 100% of the service fee as stated in the cancellation policy below.
I ask that you please value and respect my time. Should you have to cancel, please provide me with 72 hours' notice for any appointment. This enables me to contact and book other clients on my waiting list or to post your last-minute cancellation online.
Appointments canceled, rescheduled, or altered less than 72 hours will be charged 50% of their service. No shows will be charged 100% of the service value. Any notice past 15 minutes of your appointment is considered a no-show.
I understand that sometimes life can happen. These policies are not set to deter you from receiving your service. Rather, to gain your understanding and empathy that as a business, I value my client’s time and trust and rely on my clients to arrive at their appointments on time.