WHAT IS COSMETIC EYEBROW TATTOOING?
Cosmetic Eyebrow Tattooing is a cosmetic treatment involving the controlled insertion of safe colour pigments into the dermis layer of the skin, instantly improving appearance, definition, and in most instances, gives a long-lasting effect.
HOW LONG DOES COSMETIC TATTOOING LAST?
Cosmetic Eyebrow Tattoo treatments are a semi-permanent procedure that lasts anywhere from 1-3 years. This is dependent on different factors; the type of procedure undertaken, skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, products used on your skin and how you take care of your Cosmetic Eyebrow Tattooing. Eyebrow Microblading, or Microfeathered brows last 1-2 years for most people, while Ombré brows last up to 2-3 years. Lighter colours/ pigments will also fade faster than dark colours. We recommend that clients come in annually for a colour refresh to keep your eyebrows looking their best.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE TAKE?
Please allow 3-3.5 hours for your first appointment, during this visit we do a full consultation to discuss your desired outcome, colour match, shape and design.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?
A minimum of two treatments is usually required 6-12 weeks apart. Sometimes only one treatment is sufficient; however, the touch-up is included in the initial price and must be done within 12 weeks of the first visit. At the touch-up session, we assess the pigment retention, colour and any adjustments needed.
WHY DO I NEED A TOUCH-UP?
Skin can be unpredictable, and retention varies from person to person. Most clients will find that their Cosmetic Eyebrow Tattoo shrinks after the initial healing stage. Touch-ups are required to visibly assess how your colour looks healed and gauge how the look is meeting your expectations. From there, your therapist can adjust the colour you have retained and fine-tune the eyebrow shape for a desired long-lasting result.
DOES THE PROCEDURE HURT?
Strong topical anaesthetic is applied prior to the procedure to minimise discomfort. Most clients report little to no pain, however, this may vary from person to person. Reapplication of numbing gel can be done at any time when requested during the procedure. We work closely with a compounding pharmacy to provide you with topical anaesthetic and numbing gels, as per national regulation.
IS A DEPOSIT REQUIRED?
Unless otherwise stated, a $50 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking. This amount is deducted off your treatment on the day.
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
Reservations for an appointment can be made by emailing email@example.com. Alternatively, you can contact us on 0456 603 660. More information can be found here. Aech Studio staff will be in contact with you as soon as possible to confirm your booking.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
We will send you a Client History Form prior to our consultation to establish whether you are a suitable candidate for Cosmetic Eyebrow Tattooing. Please ensure that you have read through the Form thoroughly before confirming an appointment with us. We also request that you send a full-faced portrait photo of yourself that is filter-free, with no makeup around the procedure area, showing your hair.
We highly encourage our clients to research their desired eyebrow shape and styles, from feathered and bold, arched to straight. Our therapist will work with you to customise your best brows.
Once our therapist determines you a suitable client, Before Care information will be provided to you in readiness for the initial procedure.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO GET TATTOOED?
In South Australia, you must be 18 years or older to have a Cosmetic Tattoo procedure.
CAN I GET TATTOOED IF I AM PREGNANT OR BREAST FEEDING?
As a precaution, we do not preform Cosmetic Eyebrow Tattooing on pregnant or lactating women.
WHO IS COSMETIC TATTOOING NOT SUITABLE/ HARMFUL FOR?
Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, patients undergoing chemotherapy, keratosis, epilepsy, diabetes, on blood thinners, seborrhoea dermatitis, extremely sensitive skin, excessive sebum (very oily skin), sunburnt skin, recently lasered skin, on Roaccutane (must be off this medication for at least 12 months) or has had a history of keloid scars.
CAN I GET TATTOOED IF I USE RETINOL?
You must stop using retinol or products with Retin A, two weeks prior to your Cosmetic Eyebrow Tattoo procedure and two weeks after.
CAN I GET TATTOOED IF I HAVE BOTOX AND DERMAL FILLERS?
You can get Botox either two weeks prior to your Cosmetic Eyebrow Tattoo procedure, or two weeks after.
CAN I MAKE A BOOKING IF I HAVE PREVIOUSLY HAD MY EYEBROWS TATTOOED?
Yes, however, previous work can be tricky and pre-approval is required by our therapist. We ask that you send us a clear portrait photo of yourself prior to booking your appointment. Our therapist will then contact you to discuss your expectations and recommend the best course of action going forward. In some cases where the previous work is too dark, dense, discoloured or pigmented, tattoo removal by a qualified technician will be highly recommended before we begin the cover-up/ rework.
SHOULD I WAX MY EYEBROWS BEFORE GETTING THEM TATTOOED?
If you get your eyebrows waxed or threaded, make sure it is done 2-3 days prior to your appointment. However, please ensure you leave enough hairs that are close to your natural eyebrow shape. The more we have to work with, the more natural the result will be. We will clean the area of stray hairs prior to the procedure.
CAN I BRING A CHILD WITH ME TO MY APPOINTMENT?
Unfortunately, due to the size of our studio and nature of the procedure, we cannot accommodate for children.
CAN I BRING FRIEND/ FRIENDS/ FAMILY WITH ME TO MY APPOINTMENT?
You are welcome to bring one person with you during the consultation phase only. Due to Occupational Health and Safety regulations and to ensure safe and hygienic practices, we do not permit anyone but the client and therapist/ tattooist during the Cosmetic Eyebrow Tattooing procedure.
CAN I WEAR MAKEUP TO MY APPOINTMENT?
Yes, you can wear makeup – we will wipe the area clean with an antiseptic wipe before applying the topical anaesthetic. Please advise us if you have any known allergies to antiseptic wipes.
HOW WILL I LOOK AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
Your Cosmetic Tattooing will appear darker, bolder and sharper for the first few days. Do not be alarmed; scabbing and peeling is a normal part of the healing process, followed by settling and lightening of colour. Some clients may feel conscious of the area whilst healing, therefore we do not recommend having a Cosmetic Tattoo procedure done prior to an event or special occasion. Find out what to expect during the healing stage here.
HOW DO I LET IT HEAL?
We recommend a ‘Dry Heal’ – the area cannot be exposed to any water, oils, rich moisturisers or heavy makeup for 7 days. We will provide you with an Aftercare kit, including a detailed Aftercare Information card for you to take home after the procedure.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO HEAL?
As the area heals, the pigment will deepen in colour before scabbing and flaking away. This can last anywhere from 3-10 days. The brow area will have completed exfoliating by 2 weeks. During this time, sun exposure, excessive sweating, heat and swimming must be avoided. Please see Aftercare information.
WHAT LIFESTYLE FACTORS CAN AFFECT MY COSMETIC TATTOO?
Lighter colours such as blonde will fade faster than a dark brown pigment.
Blood thinning medications such as alcohol, coffee and other medications should be avoided to ensure you get the best results.
Sun exposure and tanning beds will lighten the pigment over time.
Medications such as low-iron and thyroid medication.
Smoking can cause the colour to fade faster.
Bleeding during the treatment will reduce the amount of pigment that will absorb.
Active ingredients such as AHA’s and Glycolic can fade the pigment; it is advised to avoid using those through the treated area.
A touch-up every 6 months is advised for the clients who have excessively oily skin, who participate in activities that involve regular swimming in chlorinated water, or constant sun exposure.