Frequently Asked Questions?
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent brow tattoo performed with a small handheld tool, using a feather stroke technique to produce the appearance of hair strokes to enhance your brows.
What is Micropigmentation?
Micropigmentation is also a semi permanent brow tattoo but it is performed with a digital tattoo machine that can offer a variety of options included shading to add depth, ombre brows and combination brows.
How long does it last?
The pigments used are designed to gently fade over time. Fading is desired as it allows the artist to make changes to colour and shape over the years as the client’s natural coloration and facial changes occur. On average a colour boost top up is required every 12-18 months. In some cases 24 months depending on your requirements.
How long is the appointment?
For your first time we book a 3 hour appointment so you won’t be rushed at any point. It often take less time. Much of the time is spent measuring and drawing on a symmetrical set of brows and agreeing on your perfect shape and colour. The actual procedure itself takes 30 mins to an hour. The touch-up appointment will take about 90 minutes.
Is the follow up appointment included in the initial cost?
In order to ensure that the brows heal perfectly a minimum of two treatments are usually needed 6-8 weeks apart on average. This first touch-up is included as it gives us the ability to correct any areas that possibly faded or allows the client to make suggestions if they want adjustments with the shape or colour.
Does it hurt?
We do all that we can to ensure that the process is as comfortable as possible. Before the Microblading/Micropigmentation begins, a topical anaesthetic is applied to the area to minimise discomfort, followed by a liquid anaesthetic during the procedure. Some clients may feel a slight discomfort, but it’s relatively pain free for most. (PLEASE NOTE that if you are a frequent smoker, or have your appointment during your menstrual cycle, the pain level could be intensified.)
Can I exercise after my semi permanent makeup?
You must avoid working out for 5-7 days following your microblading 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 sweat will fade the pigment very quickly and give poor results.
Can I get tattooed if I am pregnant?
As a precaution to avoid any complications, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant women.
What kind of products and equipment do you use?
To ensure the highest quality of safety, all of our tools are one time use only. ALL blades, hand tools, wipes, and any other product used during the procedure are disposed of as biohazardous waste after each appointment, giving each client peace of mind.