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COSMETIC TATTOOING FAQ'S

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ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN

 Do Not Stop or Reduce Any Medication Without Your Physician Consent

*If you have concern related to pre-existing medical conditions it is your responsibility to consult with your physician prior to your appointment.

 

Below is a guide, lady Ink & Co can not provide medical advices. ​

  • Must be 18 years of age

  • Allow 3 weeks to heal after an appointment before a vacation or an special events​​

  • Can not be Pregnancy and breastfeeding​ this includes IUI and IVF

  • Brow Henna in the last 6 weeks (henna stains the skin) 

  • Eyelash Serums - must stop use 4 months prior to permanent eyeliner service (causes fragile skin, prone to bleeding)

  • Extreme Oily Skin, Sun Damage, Sun Tanning may not retain pigment, or may need additional sessions and touch ups sooner.

  • Prone to Hypo/Hyper Pigmentation, Keloids or Hypertrophic scaring

  • BOTOX minimum 4 weeks prior and 4 weeks after your appointment

  • LIP FILLER minimum 4-6 weeks prior and 4 weeks after your appointment

  • Use of Accutane in the 12 months

  •  Use of Steroids in last 2 months

  • Skin Irritations, Cold Sores, Eczema, Psoriasis, Seborrhea Dermatisits, near the area to be treated (rashes, sunburn, acne etc.)​

CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN IF YOU ARE CONCERNED WITH ANY HEALTH CONDITIONS

  • Eye Lift or blepharoplasty- wait 3 months, talk to your doctor

  • Glaucoma the risk of developing an eye infection is higher, pressure to eye can cause more damage

  • Rosacea- consult with your physician

  • Someone who has undergone Chemotherapy in the last 6 months, requires a Doctors note​

  • Pacemaker or major heart problems we use epinephrine, as a numbing agent, that can increase your heart rate possible causing dysrhythmias

  • ​Infectious Diseases, skin disease, viral infection -compromised health with slower healing causes higher risk of infections

  • Blood Thinners, Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure may have excessive bleeding resulting in poor color retention, talk to your physician

  • Decompensated state of insulin-dependent Diabetes -slower healing causes higher risk of infection

  • Autoimmune Disease such as Diabetes 1, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis- slower healing, poor color retention, risk of infection

  • Hemangioma and Fibromas (apply's to lip tattooing)​

  • ANY TREATMENT, MEDICATIONS OR ILLNESS THAT COMPROMISES THE IMMUNE SYSTEM/HEALING  PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR

Lip Blush - Lip Neutralization

 

What Lip Blush Service is best for me?

Lip Blush Tattooing-

Lip Blush enhances the color of your natural lips, a soft wash of color or add more color for a bolder lip color.  Lip Blush requires 2 appointments, 6- 8 weeks apart.

Lip Blush Neutralization -

(for deeper melanin lips with blue or purple undertones) often requires 3-4 appointments, 8-10 week apart, in the first year.  It will undergo several color changes and will undergo several color changes and will appear darker, then gradually lighten as it heals.  You must trust the healing process and agree to a minimum of 3 appointments, with an optional 4th if needed.  Each appointment has a fee associated with it.

Common Question's

Do you offer Consultation?

Yes, and it's free and highly recommended!  We can go over any questions or concerns you have and  look at pictures

 What is MICROBLADING? 

a semi-permanent tattoo service that gives the illusion of  brow hairs by use of a manual tool that implants pigment into the skin

Is Microblading right for you?

 this method is ideal for a natural look with some exciting brow hairs, not recommended for oily skin types

  

What is POWDER SHADING/OMBRE??

-a semi-permanent service using a machine that fills in brow area giving a appearance of  a powder makeup application. Shading from light to dark, front to back of brow is ombre. Everyone is ideal for this brow method.

 

Can I get two methods combined?

YES!  combining Microblading with Shading is the most requested as it is the best of both worlds, if you have no to little eyebrows this is the best option!  This service is know as SHADE & BLADE, COMBO BROWS, HAIR STROKES & SHADING 

Is it a tattoo?

Yes, any pigment that is placed under the skin with any device, is considered a tattoo. 

Can I donate blood after microblading or permanent makeup?  Both services are methods of tattooing  and therefor you will need to wait 30 days until you can give blood, always consult with your physician.

Why is it necessary to have at least 2 sessions?

The 2nd appointment is the perfecting session for re-enforcing and making any adjustments with the shape, color, and strokes.

How long does it last?

Each person will retain pigment differently due to sun exposure, skin care routines, skin texture and type that the rage of time varies from 12months to 18 months.  

Does it hurt?

The discomfort is relative as everyone has a different level of sensitivity. Numbing is applied for numbing before and during the process.  

    

How will I look while healing?
First couple days you can have slight swelling, redness, and tenderness.  The first week your brows will look dark and begin to flake.  There is no down time, so you can assume your regular activities.  It takes 30 days to see the final color, shape, and strokes.

How is the shape created?

By measuring the portion of features and bone structure with the use of string method, golden ratio, and a caliper ruler. The final shape that is mapped out, will be shown to you to ensure you are happy with the shape. 

Is there anything I need to do before my appointment?

Yes, read all the information that is provided to you on Pre & Post Care, Health Information on this website, do your research..

How old do I have to be to get tattooed?

You must be 18 years or older

Can I get tattooed if I am pregnant or nursing?

As a precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.

How early should I get my brows done before a special occasion such as a wedding, vacation, etc?​

I would suggest you allow time for both sessions to be completed and healed, total of 16 weeks prior to your events.

 

What is the maintenance for Microblading vs Permanent Makeup?

There are different factors (sun exposure, medication, skin products or treatment, etc) for each person in when a touchup is needed, therefor the time frames are general.  Microblading is approximately between 6-24 months, Permanent Makeup for the brows last approximately between 2-3 years.

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