Cosmetic tattooing is a technique of implanting pigment into the skin to resemble make-up. Permanent make-up first surfaced in the 90's when the thin, stamped look eyebrows were at it's peak. Although Gwen Stefani looks good in anything, the razor thin brows had to go. Microblading surfaced in 2014, with new and improved equipment and techniques, cosmetic tattooers were able to give the look of Brooke Shields's brows. Remembering that microblading is still tattooing, you still need to keep in mind the sessions and process it takes to achieve this desired look. Patience is key. Keeping your skin healthy, strong and calm is most important.
Am I a good candidate for cosmetic tattooing?
As professionals, our goal is to educate and ensure that you'll receive the best possible results. Unfortunately- some skin conditions and treatments can compromise the longevity of microblading.
If your skin is an a constant state of itching, flaking, or aggravated, it is not suitable for tattooing and won't hold pigment well. (I.e. eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris and dermatitis.
As far as your skin being un a state of unrest, chronic acne and rosacea can cause easy bleeding, which means your skin won't retain the pigment very well. Oily skin is also not suited for microblading because it will cause the crisp strokes to blur, but there are other techniques that we can do to accomplish a natural looking brow, book your free consultation to figure out what is best for your skin type!
If you are pregnant, nursing, or have a heart condition, it is absolutely not recommended that you get any form of cosmetic tattooing. People who have heart conditions are usually on blood thinners that will give you poor results.
Previosuly tattooed brows are welcome to be fix in our studio but you MUST get approved by the technician before booking an appointment- we need to make sure your current state of tattooed brows are light enough to go over or if you need sessions of removal.
If you are taking acne medications like Accutane/Retin-A within the last year, you've altered your skins condition for treatment and is very important to wait a year before opening and tattooing the skin. Retinol and Vitamin A users must discontinue a month before their appointment.
If you regularly get Botox, you need to wait three weeks after your last treatment before getting microblading.
If you are going on a vacation, please plan accordingly! If you are going to visit a hot climate involving sun, sweating, swimming, make sure you give your brows full time to heal!