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Q&A to a natural look

How is cosmetic tattooing done?

A precise hand-held sterile digital device with all disposable, single sterile parts leaving the client in a hygienic environment. A needle penetrates the skin and pigment is released to the appropriate area. It’s the same process used for hundreds of years to create designs on skin.

How permanent is Cosmetic Tattooing?

The cosmetic tattoo will generally last up to 3-5 years. The colour will slightly fade over time depending on the individual’s lifestyle choices, skin tones and the pigment used. The client may need a touch-up procedure every 3-5 years to keep the colour vibrant.

Should I expect there to be pain involved?

The sensation will vary according to each individual. Most people experience very little or no pain whatsoever. Topical anesthetic is applied for all procedures and liquid anesthetic is run through the tattooing device during the procedure.  Panadol can be taken 45 min prior to the procedure to minimize sensitivity. Some clients are so relaxed, they even fall asleep during the procedure. Note: If you have your menstruation cycle, sick, extremely run down or hangover, there may be slight discomfort with the procedure.

Is there a choice of colour?

We offer an extensive spectrum of colours to suit every client’s requirements, from soft natural pigments to more dramatic options.

How long is recovery?

Every procedure is differnet with it healing time<strong>. </strong>The first 3-5 days your tattoo will be slightly darker in appearance than what the final outcome will be. The colour is sitting in the dermis and the cellular level and takes 4 weeks to completely heal. The surrounding tissue may be slightly swollen or red immediately after the procedure, but will subside within hours.

Is there an age limit on your procedures?

All clients must be over the age of 18.

What’s the difference between the Traditional Tattooing process and Permanent Makeup?

Both these procedures involve tattooing the skin. However, in traditional tattooing, pigment is added to the third layer of the skin, the subcutaneous.  Where in permanent makeup the pigment is added to the second layer of the skin called the Dermis, creating a final result of a soft blend of colour to the tattooed area.

Can I suffer from allergic reaction?

If you have ever been allergic to nickel, hair dyes, or latex it is best to have a test patch done in order to determine whether you could suffer from allergic reactionto the pigment.

What if I suffer from cold sores?

We strongly suggest for the client to undergo a course of any of the following antiviral medications to prevent cold sore outbreak after your tattooing procedure.

Lysine is a natural essential amino acid, best taken 1 month before procedure

Valtrex, which you can obtain a prescription from your doctor, will attack virus immediately. Best to take 2 days before and after procedure.

For instance you have a cold sore on your lip and you have your eyebrows or eyeliner tattooed, best to wear Compeed patches in order to prevent spreading.

Mixing in Zovirax with your aftercare cream is recommended.