Frequently Asked Questions
Most of our clients will agree that the procedure is tolerable with a pain level of 3-5 (0-none, 10-worst). We use a highly-effective topical anesthetic gel containing lidocaine for numbing before and during your procedure. As a needle or blade is used in the application, a certain level of discomfort is to be expected. But the pain level is similar to that of laser hair removal, or teeth cleaning. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure.PLEASE NOTE: Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure. If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anesthetics used during the treatment will not last as long. If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure.
First, a topical anesthetic cream will be applied while we go over the different forms along with a Q&A. Consultation is done the day of the appointment. We make sure to have a consultation with you so that we have a clear understanding of what you want. Feel free to do more research prior to the appointment in order to be more knowledgeable, and confident in your decision moving forward. Once the consultation is over, we will take our time on shaping the perfect brows and selecting a pigment customized just for you. The powdering technique will start after you are happy with the shape. The tattoo treatment itself will take about 1 hour for both eyebrows. Please keep in mind, that being indecisive will take away time from your session. Please be prepared by providing photos of your ideal brow shape at the appointment. The appointment will take about 2-3 hours.
There are specific requirements that ensure that your health is not comprised and to provide the best healed results possible. Please read through the list to ensure that you are a good candidate for permanent makeup. We are not responsible if you omit information pertaining to your health.
You are NOT a good candidate if any of the following pertains to you:
visible capillaries / veins on eyelid or lash line (eyeliner only)
Currently have lash extensions (eyeliner only). Must have lash extensions removed prior to initial application and touch upCurrent use of lash serums in the past 30 days (eyeliner only)HemophiliacUnregulated diabetesHepatitisProne to keloids or Hypertrophic scarringSkin disease or eczema/psoriasis near treatment area (brows, lips, or eyes)Prone to ACTIVE cold soresInfection or high feverEpilepsyCardiovascular problemsCurrently on blood thinnersPregnant/breastfeedingPacemakerHealing problemsAcneic skin/very oilyCurrently on acne treatments (Accutane, Retinol, Retin-A, etc)Previous permanent makeup (Please send a picture to determine if possible or if removal is necessary)Undergoing chemotherapy or radiation/had cancer within the past 12 months, or recent surgerieshaving a cold, flu, viral/bacterial infection, etc. at the time of the appointmentIf you disregard anything on this list or show up when you are not 100% well, your appointment will be canceled and your deposit forfeited. A new deposit will be required in order to book a new appointment.A doctor’s note is required if:You have diabetes, high blood pressure or another regulated diagnosesYou are recently in remission of cancer or have any history of melanomaYou suffer from autoimmune diseases (understanding your results cannot be guaranteed) and want to proceed with the service
Permanent makeup can last for 1-3 years. A touch up is required 6-10 weeks after the initial appointment. Clients that choose a soft ombré or microblading application, light color shade or did not follow the after care instructions may require more touch up appointments. Factors that will cause your permanent makeup application to fade faster include: tanning bed/sun exposure, exfoliating, oily skin, profuse sweating (e.g. hot yoga 5x/week), medical conditions. We recommend a yearly "color boost" touch-up to maintain the procedure’s color integrity, but always advocate holding off for as long as possible to maintain skin integrity.Can I wear makeup after my procedure?
Due to the nature of our detailed, semi-invasive services, we kindly request that you arrive unaccompanied to your appointment. We very strictly do not allow friends, boyfriends, hubbys, children, and/or pets to accompany you into the studio. There are many coffee shops, restaurants and bars in our neighborhood, if your guest(s) would like to wait close by for you to complete your appointment.
Microblading is creating and placing 3D hair like strokes using microfine needles. This method is suitable for candidates who have plenty of existing hair to blend with the created strokes. This look is suitable for those who have dark hair and want more volume. For those who have light and fine hair, we do not recommend this technique as the strokes will heal to be a bit thicker and may not blend naturally. There is no gradient effect for this technique.
Microblading can be done over an existing brow tattoo, however the old tattoo must be significantly faded to look as natural as possible. Please advise if you have an existing tattoo and submit a picture to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. There is an additional charge for all coverups.
After your first Appointment your body starts to heal itself. This involves your brows scabbing, peeling and flaking off. After this process the skin looks very light, as if it has disappeared. The color starts to come back, but you do lose ink during this time. Losing ink takes the brows out of its initial shape. Even though the brows are both on your face, it doesn’t heal exactly the same. The follow up appointment is to add any ink that you lost and to remeasure to get them back to looking as close to perfect as possible. Ultimately it is your choice to come back or not, but this process is a 2-part process.