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Cosmetic Tattooing is AHHHHH-MAZING!
We’ve been given a solution that allows us to have the brows we’ve always dreamed of and have them tattooed in a very natural and discreet way.
There are different methods available and these are based on the results that you are after and what will be the best option for you.
However, The process isn’t only about finding the artist for the job! It’s just as important to determine whether your skin is fit and ready to be tattooed.
From your age, sensitivity, to the condition and quality of your skin, a lot goes into the safety and effectiveness of the cosmetic tattoo process.
As an artist, my goal is always to ensure that you receive the best possible results from your treatment.
This is heavily reliant on your skin being healthy, strong, and calm.
Unfortunately, pre-existing skin conditions and skin treatments can heavily compromise the effectiveness of cosmetic tattooing, leaving both, you and me in an unfavourable situation. So, before making an appointment with me, please read the following information, so you can decide if this treatment is suitable for you.
Skin Complications - If you have skin which is prone to complications with eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris and dermatitis (i.e., your skin is constantly flaking, itching, or aggravated), chances are your skin is in a constant state of unrest and shedding and is not suitable for tattooing and therefore won’t hold the pigment well.
Same goes for conditions like chronic acne and Rosacea. The inherent nature of this type of skin causes easy bleeding, which one again means your skin will not retain the colour very well.
Normal & dry skins tend to hold best!
Excessively OILY SKIN can cause those tattooed hair strokes to blur together resulting in more of a solid effected instead of crisp hairstrokes.
Ombre-powder brow technique is more suitable for this skin type. Which is a more ‘brow makeup look’ and can be done in a natural or more defined look depending on your preference.
If you have Fitzpatrick Skin type 1 (i.e., you are a redhead, have thin, translucent skin with light eyes), your skin is very likely to be hypersensitive and your skin will not be able to tolerate microblading well. The same applies if you just have generally very thin skin - it will bleed easily and not retain colour well.
state of the skin:
If your skin has large pores, specifically in the region of the eyebrows and forehead (aka the T-Zone), the color will blur and result in a powdered look. Along similar lines, tattooed hair strokes will not lay properly on skin with deep wrinkles, which can make the overall look appear uneven. Moles, bumps, piercing, and generally raised skin around the eyebrows will also not be able to retain colour.
Sunburn - If you are hoping to get microblading done but have gotten a tan or worse, a sunburn, it’s best to wait until your skin has resumed its normal colour and let your sunburn healed before booking in for a procedure.
Individuals who have been taking acne medications such as Roaccutane or Retin-A within the last year have an altered skin condition that will not heal well after the procedure. Same goes with the use of Pro-Active and skin-peeling acids.
It’s very important that you wait a year before tattooing the skin.
Similarly, Retinol and Vitamin A users should discontinue the use of each a month prior to their procedure.
Photo sensitising antibiotics eg: Doxy Cycline and high doses of anti-inflammatory medicine or topical medical creams you cannot be treated until 6 months after you have ceased usage of these drugs. Some antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs interact with the tattooing adversely. Please inform me well BEFORE your treatment date if you are using these as your appointment may need to be cancelled.
Autoimmune - Even more seriously, if you have an autoimmune disorder such as lupus, or frontal fibrosing alopecia, you will be not a good candidate for this treatment due to your compromised skin health caused by these disorders.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have hemophilia, or a heart condition, it is absolutely not recommended that you get any form of cosmetic tattooing done as this puts you in a high-risk position. People who have heart issues often are on medications that thin the blood which will cause excessive bleeding a poor results with cosmetic tattooing. It is also NOT suitable for those who are prone to keloid scarring.
If you suffer from any nervous or ANXIETY disorders please consider carefully if this is something for you as the process takes a good 5-8weeks weeks to be completed and can be an anxious wait as the treatment is not perfected until after healing of the touchup.
-Trichotillomania (i.e., the compulsive pulling of body hair) causes the scar tissue in the eyebrow skin to be prominent, which does not allow the colour to heal properly.
previously tattooed eyebrows
People who have had their eyebrows tattooed before may be looking to change or fix what they have previously had done. In my experience most clients who are unhappy with their eyebrows usually need to consider tattoo/laser removal prior to any further tattooing. And in this case are best to see someone who offers both removal and tattooing, therefor will be in the best hands for corrective work.
For those who are happy with their previously tattooed brows but are seeking a refresh:
BEFORE BOOKING: You must either make a consultation appointment so I can have a look at your brows, or send me clear photos of your skin to see if i am able to assist you. Failing to let me know you have previous tattooing from else where may result in a loss of deposit.
Are you currently trying to get pregnant?
Please note, this service cannot be performed if you are pregnant.
If you fall pregnant in between sessions we cannot offer a refund. So we ask that you take special considerations of this before making an appointment with us :-)
Is it time to book in??
So, if you’re thinking you’re ready for a cosmetic tattoo procedure, it is important to know that the results of your SEMI permanent makeup will be based on the health and quality of your skin. Results will vary from person to person, and if you have a pre-existing skin condition or are on medications, you may still be eligible for a procedure but should adjust your expectations based on your situation. Like any procedure, every person is unique and will react differently.
some information reposted from tina davies official