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They are essentially the same in that they both puncture the skin and deposit pigment, resulting in a "permanent tattoo." However, the method of deposit and the depth of color implanted differ. Machines are typically different to allow for a shallower pigment deposit. Cosmetic tattoos do not usually penetrate the skin as deeply as body tattoos, and the colors used are usually more customized to the face.
There is some discomfort associated with cosmetic tattooing, but it is manageable. The level of pain experienced is determined by the individual's pain threshold. Topical anaesthetic is used for brow and eyeliners, and it usually helps to eliminate or reduce pain. Our clients can be referred to a dentist for lip procedures where a complete block is used and nothing is felt!
This is a very common question with a difficult answer! Cosmetic tattoos typically last between 1-3 years, but there have been cases where they have lasted for more than 20 years. So, if you're thinking about getting a cosmetic tattoo but are under the impression that it'll only be temporary, reconsider. The longevity of a cosmetic tattoo is determined by a variety of factors, including the individual's skin type, medical conditions, colors used, and so on. Colors fade over time, so we recommend a touch-up every 2-3 years. If you return within the first two years, you will receive a 40% discount on your touch up.
We make certain that all of our equipment is completely sterile. Most of the equipment used is disposable, and you can see them in their original sterile packaging before using it. The disposable parts are then carefully disposed of. Our onsite autoclave sterilised all other non-disposable equipment and materials (same machinery used by hospitals). It is the client's responsibility to ensure that the treated area is kept sterile and clean following treatment.
We usually recommend bringing in the colors that you normally wear on a daily basis. Before selecting a color, we consider your skin tone and desired outcome, and we do our best to match your chosen shade. It is critical to understand that colors do change after implantation. When the same color is applied to 20 different people, the results are all different. This is due to the fact that many different factors, such as the ones listed below, can influence the final color; – Undertones of the client's skin.
– Medication and medical conditions
– Skin care products used
– Sun exposure
– Acidic based products
– Skins cellular composition
– Failure to adhere to provided aftercare instructions.
Make sure the tattooed area is healthy, hydrated, and at its best, as this will ensure rapid healing with the fewest complications. Individuals heal at different rates. It can range from four to fourteen days. The majority of clients return to work the next day and manage to conceal their tattoos. Redness, dryness, and minor swelling may occur depending on the area tattooed. Swelling usually goes away after a few hours (except in full lip treatments where it can take up to 24 hours). Itchiness is the first sign of healing; please do not itch the area and keep it moist as scabbing and itching will cause patchiness within the tattoo.
We usually try to stick to your natural brow flow with minor tweaks to achieve the most natural result. However, if a reshape is required, we usually ask the client to draw their usual shape on one brow and an ideal shape recommended on the other brow. This way, you can see the difference and make an informed decision. We consider skin, face, and feature shape when making recommendations.
Before making a recommendation, we consider your natural brow hair, complexion, eye color, and hair color. We also recommend that you bring your usual shade to the appointment.
With a little swelling and redness, your brows will appear more prominent, darker, and defined. Swelling and redness will go away within a few hours of getting tattooed. The color will appear darker and stronger than desired; this will adjust over time, with up to 40% pigment loss occurring within the first 6 weeks.
Most clients are able to return to work the next day while still concealing their brow tattoo! Eyebrow tattoos usually heal quickly and without complications (within four days), and they are completely healed within six weeks. To ensure rapid healing, it is critical to follow the aftercare instructions.
Each person's pain threshold is different, but it is a sensitive area. A topical anaesthetic is used to relieve pain.
We usually recommend black, charcoal, or brown eyeliner. This is up to the individual; some people prefer a more vibrant color (e.g. green or blue). Just keep in mind that fashions come and go, and tattoos are permanent.
The eyes will be slightly red, swollen, and agitated immediately following a lash line or eyeliner tattoo (almost like hayfeverish eyes). The eyeliner will be a bright color with a wet look finish. Due to the swelling, it will also appear much thicker than the desired result. The swelling will go away in a few hours; an ice pack can help with swelling relief.
Swelling and redness are common side effects of eyeliner and lash line tattoos. This usually passes within a few hours, and clients return to work the following day. Daily care is required to ensure that the healing process is as effective as possible; it typically takes 6 weeks for the eyes to completely heal.
Individuals have different pain thresholds. We usually provide either a topical anaesthetic or a full block administered by a dentist. The topical anaesthetic helps to dull the pain, while the total block eliminates all elements of pain. We recommend using a block when doing full lips.
Color consultations are usually helpful in resolving this issue. We choose a color based on the desired outcome, skin tone, complexion, and original lip color. When correcting the shape of your lips without enhancing them, we try to match your lip color as closely as possible. Please keep in mind that when we correct the color, we usually tattoo other parts of the lip to help the color blend and match. When having a lip correction, the tattooed color will be different from the rest of the lip at first, but after 6 weeks of healing, the pigment will be lost and the color will be similar to the lip. Full lip tattoos will lose up to half of their pigment; this is important to remember because it will appear much brighter, darker, and deeper than intended when first applied.
Your lips will be swollen, especially if you chose the block. Swelling will only last for a few hours, which ice can also help reduce. The color will be quite bright, and the tattooed area will be slightly sore (it will look and feel as if it has been scratched). Any discomfort can be relieved with ice and ointment.
You can usually return to work the next day after a lip blend or lip liner tattoo. Full lip tattoos usually necessitate an extra day for the swelling to go down, and a small percentage of clients experience minor bruising. The majority of patients experience dry/itchy lips, which can be alleviated with the aftercare ointment. Sun protection is critical. Lip tattoos typically take 8 weeks to completely heal.
We ask that you reschedule if you have any symptoms including but not limited to headache, nausea, sore throat, fever, and chills.
We ask that you please do not bring anyone to your appointment including friends, family, and children.
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