Frequently asked questions

What is Microblading?


Microblading is a revolutionary way to enhance your brows. It is done with a hand tool and a microblade is attached to the end of the tool. It is then dipped into ink and etched onto your skin in the shape of an eyebrow hair.




Is Microblading permanent?


Microblading is considered semi-permanent. It can last 6-18 months. This time frame varies based on the client’s skin type and how they care for their brows after the procedure.




Is Cosmetic Tattooing for me?


Anyone who has the desire to fill-in their brows or enhance their natural features would benefit from cosmetic tattooing. Someone who might be looking for a different brow shape, color or size would also be a good candidate. Cosmetic Tattoo adds extra definition to your features for example, microblading adds additional "tattooed" hairs to your existing hairs so if you are missing any part of your brow, Microblading can help give you a more complete look.




Is Microblading/Cosmetic Tattooing painful?


Most clients, including myself, would say that the discomfort is minimal and more of an annoyance than pain and compare the pain to a wax or tweezing. Prior and during the procedure, your skin will be numbed with a topical lidocaine cream. Pain thresholds differ from person to person; however, every effort is made to keep you as comfortable as possible.




Why are two visits required?


For most clients, a minimum of two treatments are usually needed, at least 4-8 weeks apart. Microblading is a 2-step process… Your Initial sessioon is used to map the shape and build the foundation of your brows/lips/eyeliner, and create symmetry and balance. Your followup visit is to add more substance to the initial work. We do this by adding more hair strokes or layering colour, blending or filling in any gaps that did not take as well. It is important that you attend your second appointment even if you feel you don't need it as you will end up fading much sooner if the initial work is not reinforced. DISCLAIMER: Please note that final results can not be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. We will evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your touch-up appointment and make any further recommendations.




Do you shave the brows before microblading?


Absolutely not! Microblading simply adds on to the already existing hairs in your natural eyebrows.




What will effect my new tattoo?


Sun exposure, the regeneration of skin cells over time, skin type, the choice of colour, AHA's and Glycolic skincare and bleeding during the procedure will affect the final result of your treatment. When the skin bleeds more during the procedure, pigment is pushed out of the skin, therefore retention is poor. To avoid this make sure you avoid alcohol 48 hours prior to treatment, and if you are on blood thinners to let us know prior to treatment. Long term, your new brow tattoo will fade and shrink over time, therefore 6-12 months touch ups are advised to keep your tattoo looking sharp and on point!




What Eyebrow style is best for me?


Although this can be a personal preference, we take into account your individuality and other factors such as skin type to recommend the best style customised for you!





FAQ's - Eyebrows

What is Microblading?


Microblading is a revolutionary way to enhance your brows. It is done with a hand tool and a microblade is attached to the end of the tool. It is then dipped into ink and etched onto your skin in the shape of an eyebrow hair.




Is Microblading permanent?


Microblading is considered semi-permanent. It can last 6-18 months. This time frame varies based on the client’s skin type and how they care for their brows after the procedure.




Is Cosmetic Tattooing for me?


Anyone who has the desire to fill-in their brows or enhance their natural features would benefit from cosmetic tattooing. Someone who might be looking for a different brow shape, color or size would also be a good candidate. Cosmetic Tattoo adds extra definition to your features for example, microblading adds additional "tattooed" hairs to your existing hairs so if you are missing any part of your brow, Microblading can help give you a more complete look.




Is Microblading/Cosmetic Tattooing painful?


Most clients, including myself, would say that the discomfort is minimal and more of an annoyance than pain and compare the pain to a wax or tweezing. Prior and during the procedure, your skin will be numbed with a topical lidocaine cream. Pain thresholds differ from person to person; however, every effort is made to keep you as comfortable as possible.




Why are two visits required?


For most clients, a minimum of two treatments are usually needed, at least 4-8 weeks apart. Microblading is a 2-step process… Your Initial sessioon is used to map the shape and build the foundation of your brows/lips/eyeliner, and create symmetry and balance. Your followup visit is to add more substance to the initial work. We do this by adding more hair strokes or layering colour, blending or filling in any gaps that did not take as well. It is important that you attend your second appointment even if you feel you don't need it as you will end up fading much sooner if the initial work is not reinforced. DISCLAIMER: Please note that final results can not be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. We will evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your touch-up appointment and make any further recommendations.




Do you shave the brows before microblading?


Absolutely not! Microblading simply adds on to the already existing hairs in your natural eyebrows.




What will effect my new tattoo?


Sun exposure, the regeneration of skin cells over time, skin type, the choice of colour, AHA's and Glycolic skincare and bleeding during the procedure will affect the final result of your treatment. When the skin bleeds more during the procedure, pigment is pushed out of the skin, therefore retention is poor. To avoid this make sure you avoid alcohol 48 hours prior to treatment, and if you are on blood thinners to let us know prior to treatment. Long term, your new brow tattoo will fade and shrink over time, therefore 6-12 months touch ups are advised to keep your tattoo looking sharp and on point!




What Eyebrow style is best for me?


Although this can be a personal preference, we take into account your individuality and other factors such as skin type to recommend the best style customised for you!





FAQ's - Lip Blush

What is Lip Blush?


Lip Blush is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo procedure that gives the lips a flush of colour and adds definition to pale, borderless lips. It is peerfect for anyone looking to save time, money and the aggravation of having to constantlly reapply lipstick. A permanent makeup tattoo machine uses a very small needle to deposit the pigment colour onto your lips. The micro-pigmentation process builds the colour slowly which allows the artist to have control over how dark or bold the colour will be.




Does it hurt?


Some clients will say it is slightly uncomfortable however it is tolerable. I use a lot of numbing agents throughout the procedure to keep clients feeling as comfortable as possible. It is important to follow the pre-care instructions in order to feel most comfortable and to not bleed throughout the procedure.




How long does each appointment take?


Each appointment will take anywhere from 2-3 hours and a touch up is 2 hours long.

The appointment includes a consultation, signing of the consent form, before pictures, deciding on the lip colour, pre drawing, numbing, tattooing, after pictures, an explanation of after care and booking the follow up appointment.




Does it look like lipstick? and can I pick the colour?


No, lip blush gives a natural tint to the lips and will not be as bold as lipstick. At first, your lips will look darker and they will heal 40-50% lighter. ​Together we will pick a colour that is best suited for you. You may bring in your favourite everyday lipstick as we can match the colour.




Can I get lip blush tattoo if I have or want to get lip fillers?


Yes you can! However, lip blush and lip fillers must be at least 4 weeks apart from each other. Lip blush is amazing for anyone who has received lip fillers as the lips attend to become paler in colour. Lip fillers stretches the lip skin and can make the outline of your lips look blurred, lip blush is perfect for adding back any colour that has been lost during lip fillers.




Can I get lip blush if I have dark lips or hyper-pigmentation?


Yes you can! We will need to neutralize and cancel out the cool tones on the first 1-2 appointments (in some cases it may take more sessions for darker lips). In order to neutralise and correct the darkness/hyper-pigmentation we will be adding an orange like colour since this colour can correct the cool tones in your lips. Many clients will ask if we could use another colour but unfortunately, we cannot as we would be risking making your lips even darker or having unpredictable results. Once the lips have been neutralised and are one warm colour, then we can add a pinky colour to your lips. For dark or hyper-pigmented lips, results cannot be guaranteed and may require a few sessions.




How long do results last?


The results depend on your lifestyle, health and skin. It can last about 2-3 years. It is important to come for yearly touch ups to keep the colour from fading and in order to keep it looking fresh and bright. - First time clients require 2 sessions to complete treatment. - Customisable colours or special requests may need additional sessions. - Dark Lip correction/neutralisation require multiple sessions to achieve lightening and desired outcome.




What does the healing process look like and how long is it?


The healing process is about one week. Your lips may feel dry and it is important to follow all after care protocols in order to have amazing results. Your lips may also peel within the first week after your appointment and once they peel the lips will lighten in colour and by day 21 the colour will begin to darken again. Your lips may be swollen for up to 48 hours following the procedure. Your lips may look patchy while healing which is normal which is due to your skin regenerating. Please be patient as the healing process to see the true and final colour can take up to 8 weeks and multiple sessions may be necessary. Note that the final colour cannot be guaranteed as each individual heals differently and it depends on your skin and how you care for your lips after the tattoo




How do I know if I need Lip Neutralization or Lip Blush?


Look in the mirror and see if your lips look dark, brown, cool toned or have two tones in them. If this is the case, then we would first have to do a lip correction and then a lip blush colour. Please book a consultation if you are unsure.




Who is not an ideal candidate for lip blush?


You cannot have the Lip Blush procedure done if :

- You are pregnant or breastfeeding

- You are under the age of 18

- You have been on Accutane within the last year

- You have a previous lip tattoo that is too dark

- You are Epileptic

- You are prone to getting infections

- You are undergoing Chemotherapy or other cancer treatment

- You are taking a medication that can affect how you heal or can get blood clots easily

- You have HIV or another infectious disease