What is a Cosmetic Tattoo
In short a cosmetic tattoo is the art and science of implanting colour into your skin. By placing the right colour in the right place it will enhance and bring out your natural looks without having to apply make-up. Specialised instruments allow your practitioner to place colour into the dermal layer of the skin.
When a procedure is completed, the colour will appear darker for approximately 4-5 days. As the healing takes place and the upper layers of skin shed you will notice a much softer more natural result appearing. It is a cosmetic invasive procedure that requires skill, experience and co-operation with your Cosmetic tattooist. You are an important part of the team.
How long will my Cosmetic Tattoo Last?
Permanent makeup lasts a long time, but not forever. As you become accustomed to your new makeup it’s not uncommon to want more. You will want to freshen your cosmetic tattoo every couple of years. The darker the colour the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. Natural, delicate colours and softer techniques such as hair-stroke effects used on the brow are oftentimes more vulnerable to the effects of sun, swimming and breakdown by the body’s natural response.
I am afraid of pain ... do the procedures hurt?
Topical anesthetics have been developed especially for cosmetic tattooing procedures. Theses creams and gels are applied to the desired area before and during the procedure to assure you of the most comfortable experience possible.
Some clients describe the sensation as a “tingling or scratchy” feeling. It is normal to have a little mild swelling immediately post procedure, more so with eyeliner and lip procedures rarely is anything stronger than a Panadol necessary if anything for the discomfort and you won’t have to miss work or take time off to recover. Because this is a cosmetic invasive procedure, there are risks as well as benefits, although rare these include infection, allergic reaction, pigment migration, undesired result or colour. Please ask questions!
What if I need an MRI?
Go to www.mrisafety.com for lots of information. By all means get an MRI if you need one. Temporary tingling or burning sensations have been reported and women report they use cool, wet cotton rounds placed over the eyes to minimize any discomfort. New MRI equipment rarely causes any problem.
Do I have a choice of colour and intensity?
Absolutely, the range of colours is almost endless, colours can be created to suit your individual needs. The resulting look can be as subtle or dramatic as you wish.
Is this a smart investment?
Your investment in permanent makeup saves you time and money in the long run. Touchups are required every couple of years to keep your makeup looking fresh. Your investment in permanent makeup can completely eliminate the daily time consuming ritual of applying your makeup. And you'll save the embarrassment of smeared, smudged eyeliner and brows so common with mascara and brow pencils or powders.
What if I have special needs?
You may have special needs for permanent makeup such as scars, vitiligo, alopecia or health problems. Your practitioner will be happy to meet with you to evaluate your special needs. Permanent makeup practitioners are true professionals, so don't ever be embarrassed to ask.
Can I give blood after having my Cosmetic Tattoo?
You will not be able to give blood to the Blood Bank for six months following any tattoo procedure.