Frequently Asked Questions
What is PMU/Cosmetic Tattooing?
PMU/cosmetic tattooing is as form of semi-permanent tattooing where specialized pigments are inserted into the dermis layer of the skin using very fine needles. Clients usually choose to have PMU in the form of shading for eyebrows, eyelids, or lips to enhance their looks and to minimize the need for daily makeup application.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a technique where pigment is inserted in the skin in the style of hair strokes using a manual hand held tool.
What are Nano Brows?
Nano brows are similar in appearance to Microbladed brows, but are created entirely using a tattoo machine. These are a better option than microblading for people with oily skin.
Done with a machine, it is a technique of applying pigment in the skin to softly add shading resembling a “powder” makeup application. Can be customized to very soft and subtle or more bold and defined. *Best option for clients with oily or mature skin.
What are Combo Brows?
Can be done manually or with a machine, it is a technique of inserting pigment in the skin with BOTH hairstroke and ombre/powder techniques. Can also be customized to soft and subtle or more bold and defined. *Best option for clients with thicker brow hairs or over tweezed and thin brows.
What is the difference between Eyeliner and Lash line Enhancement?
While both procedures are done by machine, Lash line enhancement is a technique of inserting pigment along your lash line as “eyeliner” but subtly enough that there is no detectable line outside of your eyelashes. This gives the illusion of fuller lashes and defines your eyes. Eyeliner can be subtle or done to create a dramatic winged liner.
What is Lip Blushing?
Done by machine, it is a technique where pigment is inserted into your lips very gently in layers to enhance the shape, fullness and colour of your lips by a subtle tint. They will be bold in colour at first, but lighten 50-60% once fully healed.
How long does cosmetic tattooing last?
Typically it can last anywhere from 1-3 years after your perfecting session touchup. Age, skin care, skin type, sun exposure, and how well you take care of them during the healing process all effects how long it lasts. *This applies to all of our pmu services.
Does cosmetic tattooing hurt?
We use topical numbing on all of our procedures, so typically there is little to no pain.
How long does each service take?
Brows: 2.5-3 hours
Lashline Enhancement: 2-3 hours
Lip Blushing: 2.5-3 hours
*Time can vary depending on if any corrective work is required.
Who is an ideal candidate for cosmetic brow tattooing?
- Anyone who has sparse/thin/light eyebrows
- Anyone who has uneven or over tweezed eyebrows
- Anyone who wants fuller more defined eyebrows
- Anyone who doesn’t want to fill their brows in daily
- Anyone who wants to define their eyes and add youth
Who is an ideal candidate for lash line enhancement or eyeliner?
- Anyone who wants to add more definition around their eyes
- Anyone who wants their lash line to look fuller
- Anyone who has trouble applying eyeliner in their lash line
- Anyone who no longer wants to apply eyeliner
Who is an ideal candidate for lip blushing?
- Anyone who has uneven lips
- Anyone who has pale lips
- Anyone who has filler
- Anyone who wants fuller looking lips
- Anyone who has lost definition over the years
Can you get cosmetic tattooing done after Botox or filler?
For lip blushing, it is recommended you wait 2 months after filler or wait to get filler till after your second lip blushing session.
For lash line enhancement, there is no wait since the lash line cannot be affected by Botox or filler.
For brow tattooing, if you REGULARLY receive treatment, wait at least one week after treatment to allow Botox or filler to settle.
Botox may be used to lift and alter brows so for anyone who is new to it, we recommend waiting at least 2 weeks after your treatment to see if you are happy with your Botox results before you have your brows done.
How often do you need to get a touchup?
Typically, we recommend an annual touch-up, but it all depends on your skin type, age, skin care, and sun exposure. People with oily skin can require touchups on their brows more frequently.
What is Saline pigment Removal?
This is procedure involves tattooing a saline and salt solution into the skin to cause the pigment to scab out of the skin in order to fade over pigmented tattoo. Multiple sessions may be required and the appointment can’t be booked without a consultation.
Can I book a service if I am pregnant or nursing?
As a simple precaution, we do not provide services for those who are pregnant or nursing.
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