Common Questions

- The most popular question...does it hurt?

Topical anaesthetic is applied to numb the area and minimize discomfort so this reduces the pain level. However, the pain threshold varies from client to client as it is dependent on the pain tolerance of each individual.

- Is the touch up session necessary?

It is highly advised, so that the features look refined and perfect. A touch-up session is done 6-12 weeks following the initial procedure to let the area fully heal – no earlier. There may be some areas where the pigment did not reach, and will need to be touched up.

- How long does a session take?

All eyebrow, lip and eyeliner procedures can take anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 hours. This takes into consideration of the whole procedure including shaping, planning and tattooing, where the tattooing itself should be under 1 hour. Touch-up sessions is approximately 1.5 – 2 hours.

- Do I need an appointment?

Yes, we book by appointment only and am not at the Salon everyday. Contact details here.

- How long does it take to heal?

To be completely healed is approximately 1 month, while visually it could be around 2 weeks. The area will first seem darker and slightly red and swollen – though this is normal and part of the healing process. The colour typically fades in the following days (30% – 50%). Scabbing will occur, do not pick at it. The skin around the area may also look lighter as the tissue is also healing from the inside. Within the healing period it is also advised to have downtime from makeup for the area.

- Can cosmetic tattooing be removed if I change my mind?

It can be. Similar to traditional tattoos, cosmetic tattoos can be removed with specific laser treatments, however it can be quite difficult and many treatments are often needed. As such, you should go into the procedure with the view that it is permanent. If you are unsure as to whether it’s something you would want in 2 or 3 years time, take some more time to consider it. Or, if you are just unsure of the look, you can opt with a less dramatic and lighter colour, as it is easier for me to touch up a treatment and make it thicker or darker, but impossible vice versa.

- How long does it last?

A rough time frame is 1-2 years. Cosmetic tattooing is not deep into the skin as traditional tattoos, the area will fade overtime and also depending on your lifestyle, skin type, age, and skincare routine. I.e. tanning, sun exposure, exfoliants will fade faster. To maintain that fresh, refined look, it is advised to touch-up every 6 – 12 months and earlier for lighter colours.

- Do my current eyebrows need to be shaved off?

No. Please do not wax, shape, tint, tweeze, thread, or modify your eyebrows in any way for at least 72 hours prior to your appointment. The beginning of the procedure will also involve a discussion / consultation about what you desire.

- Makeup after the procedure?

Recommended to wait 2 weeks after the appointment to apply any makeup on the area, and brow pencils until after a month.

- How do you select the color and shape?

During your session, we will discuss your preferences. It would be great if you could bring in photo references of colour and shape you are after. Together, we will draw the shape and design of your ideal brow and will only start on the procedure once you have approved.

- How old do I have to be to get tattooed?

18 years of age onward. Cosmetic tattooing / semi-permanent makeup / microblading is considered as a tattoo since there will be pigments placed into the skin.

- How do I prolong the life of the cosmetic tattoo?

To have your brows looking its best, avoid getting it wet until it is completely healed & thereafter, always wear sunscreen SPF 30 or higher on the area when you are exposed to the sun. Avoid exfoliating the area and its recommended to never wax your brows, as it can fade. Don’t apply skincare with retinol, acids, acne medications, or use scrubs near the area.

- Who is not suitable for the procedure?

  • Microblading is still considered tattooing, so if you can’t get a tattoo for certain reasons, then cosmetic tattooing such as microblading is not for you.
  • Those using Accutane
  • Those under 18 years old
  • Those with Epilepsy
  • Those that had an Organ Transplant
  • Those with Oily skin or large pores – though shading may be applied.
  • Those with extremely sensitive skin
  • Those with Seborrhoea Dermatitis
  • Those with Keratosis
  • Those that are Sick i.e. Cold, Flu etc. (Until better)
  • Those with heart conditions or using heart medicines
  • Those with diabetes (Needs doctor’s clearance)
  • Those in Chemotherapy (Needs doctor’s clearance)
  • Those with skin disease or irritations
  • Those that had botox done in the past month
  • Those that got a deep tan or peel in the last month
  • Those that are allergic to epinephrine, lidocaine, tetracaine, benzocaine, or prilocaine
  • Those that are pregnant or nursing.
  • Any treatment, medication, illness that may compromise the immune system.
  • For any other conditions, do check with your doctor first, as it is a personal choice and at your own discretion.

- What should i do before my eyebrow procedure?

  • You can bring an ideal brow shape and colour for reference to the appointment
  • You may fill in your brows as you would normally for the desired shape for reference
  • Please do not get your brows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted at least a week before the appointment
  • Recommended to not have any hectic plans at least 14 days after the procedure, i.e. holidays, sports, etc
  • Recommended to avoid anything that could thin out the blood from at least 4 days before the procedure. I.e. Aspirin, niacin, vitamin E, Ibuprofen, fish oil supplements, and any other medication
    Alcohol & caffeine is not to be consumed at least 24 hours before procedure
  • Those that are on prescription Accutane currently or in the past, must wait at least one year until the procedure.
  • Highly advised to avoid extensive sun exposure and tanning for a month before and after the procedure.
  • Ideal to arrive with no makeup – as there will be a lot of facial work.
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