Frequently Asked Questions

How is cosmetic tattooing done?

A precise hand-held sterile digital or hand held device with all disposable, single-use 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?

Depending on the area treated, age of the client and skin condition a tattoo will last anywhere from 6 months to 5 years. The colour will fade over time depending on the lifestyle choices, skin tones and the pigment used. The client may need a touch-up procedure every 1-3 years to keep the colour vibrant.

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 has a different healing time with little or no swelling to the time it takes for the pigment to settle into the skin. This all varies depending on the procedure and the area. There is no downtime, you can resume normal activities straight after your procedure. Keep in mind that you will need to follow the aftercare with certain specifications in order to properly maintain your new tattoo.

The first 3-7 days your tattoo will be slightly darker in appearance than what the final outcome will be.

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 of these procedures involve tattooing the skin. The difference is the machine used, the depth of implantation and the pigments used.

In traditional tattooing, a 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.

Body tattooist also use a coil machine which is more powerful and not gently for the face.

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 reaction to 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 the procedure

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

Contradictions on why I may not be eligible

’m terribly sorry but you will not be able to get the procedure if you have any of the following:

  • Keloid scarring
  • Pregnant
  • on Roaccutane or have been in the last 2 years