Permanent makeup lasts up to three to five years and reduces the worry and time of applying makeup. Sleep, swim, perspire, wash, cry and your makeup remains in place! Cosmetic tattooing also know as permanent makeup and micropigmentation, is a revolutionary method of applying natural pigments into the dermal layer of skin. This state-of-the-art technique is medically proven and specifically designed to be completely safe.
At the initial consultation, the ideal shape and colour tattoo you want to achieve is discussed in depth. A makeup simulation is created, whereby we draw on the design of the tattoo. The points on the face are measured, to complete a perfectly placed symmetrical tattoo.
The colour of your hair and your natural skin tone is noted, in order to select a tattooing colour that best suits your look and compliments how you wear your makeup on a day- to -day basis. We have a large range of pigments, so we will help you to choose the right colour for you. It is encouraged at any consult or procedure that you thoroughly view the technician’s portfolio to make sure you have a clear understanding of both the effect of the tattoo and the technician’s work.
At the commencement of the procedure, a photograph is taken to begin your client file, along with filling out a Client Indemnity form. A topical cream anaesthetic numbs for roughly 20 minutes. We then create a makeup simulation for client approval in order to create the desired effect, by drawing on the exact shape of the area to be colored. This is used to guide us, providing the opportunity to ensure that the balance and symmetry are perfect and that you are happy with the final outcome you will have, on completion of your procedure.
The colour is gently applied to the area with more anaesthetic cream utilized during the procedure allowing us to ensure that the relevant area is numb. We will continuously show you the progress of your tattoo with sitting you upright to guarantee your satisfaction and to continuously check it’s 100% symmetrical.
After the procedure, we thoroughly discuss the aftercare instruction and also provide you with a client aftercare pack, which includes the instructions discussed along with an antiseptic healing cream. An after a photo is taken prior to you leaving the salon as a record of your treatment.
Four to eight weeks after the initial application, a follow-up procedure is required to top up the shape and colour of your new tattoo. We encourage the client to analyse their tattoo, to clarify whether they are feeling comfortable with the shape. At this session, we can lift the tattoo colour and extend the length or thickness if desired. It is essential that we complete this perfecting touch up before the end of 8 weeks, in order to guarantee the longevity of the tattoo. Failure to attend this follow up appointment in the required timeframe will result in the pigment fading, and possible additional costs being incurred later.
We thoroughly consult before we begin any procedure. We always get our clients to approve every step of the way, so you’re fully informed and know what to expect.
We encourage at any consult or procedure that you thoroughly view the technician’s portfolio to make sure you clearly understand both the effect of the tattoo and the technician’s work.
At the initial consultation, we discuss the ideal shape, preferred and recommended technique and colour.
We select the right colour, keeping in mind your undertones, natural hair or lip colour to create the best outcome that compliments how you wear your makeup on a day-to-day basis. We have a large range of pigments, so we’re never shy of colour.
You shouldn’t feel any pain, as it’s a very light technique. We also make sure you’re numb by assisting with an anaesthetic.
The follow up “perfecting” procedure: 4-8 weeks later, is your perfecting session. We may need to manipulate the colour, add more pigment, or correct any patchiness.
CTM guarantees satisfaction with the “Baby Steps Method” technique. Rather than rushing into having overly thick eyebrows or liner that you might later regret, our professionalism and a trained eye will help you ease into your newfound tattoo. This method ensures that there is no room for error. You might realise either a shorter, thinner or lighter tattoo is what you prefer the most. It’s always easier to add to your tattoo rather than having to remove it later.