The Creation of Beauty is Art

Permanent cosmetic makeup is a state of the art form of cosmetic tattooing for faces and bodies. The specialised techniques used for permanent cosmetics are often referred to as "micro-pigmentation".

The Consultation

This is not an interview it’s a complimentary and informative chat about the procedure and your reasons for enquiring about permanent/semi permanent cosmetics.

Most common reasons are:

  1. A busy lifestyle or busy mum and do not have time to apply makeup every day or do not enjoy doing so

  2. Sports activities and want to look fresh while working out, swimming, camping, dancing, or exercising in any way that causes your makeup to run, smudge, or “sweat off”

  3. Eyebrow hair loss from prolonged waxing or tweezing, medical conditions such as Alopecia, or medications such as Chemotherapy for Cancer

  4. Asymmetrical features and want to make uneven areas appear balanced or more equal in size such as eyebrows, borders of the lips, or breast areolas

  5. Cosmetic allergies and want to look good without irritation if you have sensitive skin, seasonal allergies, or allergic reactions to conventional makeup

  6. Poor near vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses that makes it difficult to see when applying makeup

  7. Vision loss from eye conditions such as Cataracts or Macular Degeneration and want to wear makeup again

  8. Unsteady hands from muscle weakness, joint pain, or motor skill impairment that makes applying makeup challenging

  9. Anyone & Everyone who wants to look good 24/7

  10. Fashionistas the trend towards fuller brows is here to stay.

Together we will run through some important forms and should you choose to go ahead with the treatment an allergy test will be given, I hope to answer every question that you may have and my intention is to put you at ease and motivate you on your way to an improved life, you are in safe experienced hands. If you usually pencil/powder or enhance your area with make up it would be very beneficial if you come along with that on to you treatment appointment.

A booking deposit will be taken and an appointment made at a time that is convenient to both parties.
This appointment will last approximately 1 hour.

The Treatment

Together we will sit and discuss that you are fully aware of your expectations and outcome of your treatment. Then the fun bit: I asked at consultation that if you usually pencil/powder or enhance your area with make up that you come along with that on. Should you want to improve on what you already are doing we will spend some time redesigning it or completely starting from scratch until we get the template that we are both happy with. Once the shape and position is agreed we will move onto the colour, many factors are considered i.e skin tone, age, outcome etc. Photography is used in this process to help us see the outcome.

Okay now we know what shape and colour we are having, that’s that worry over the rest is plain sailing.

I will apply a topical anaesthetic cream which is left on to numb the area to be tattooed, when this has worked I will reapply our new design and we will have our final check for improvements. The process of tattooing is quick and easy as all the preparatory work has been done and usually can take less than 30 minutes of this appointment time.

Almost every client is surprised at how quick this part takes and how little the discomfort is.

A final photograph is taken and used as a comparison and if you wish to keep them just let me know.

Your aftercare is important and you must follow the aftercare guidelines given along with the balm. During your first week of healing, some steps in your normal routine will be postponed (e.g., not wearing mascara after permanent eyeliner).

A FREE retouch appointment should be made before you leave the salon.

The Healing

Immediately following your procedure, there will be mild swelling, redness, and tenderness in the tattooed areas that will subside within a few days. The colour will be darker than what you want, but it will lighten during the first week of healing. Over the next few weeks your colour will continue to gradually lighten, stabilise, and soften to a more natural look with the desired colour.

It is important that you DO NOT PICK, PEEL OR SCRATCH the treated area or the colour may heal unevenly and you risk scarring and infection.

I have a 24hr contact number should you have any worries no matter how big or small when you leave the salon.

The Retouch

Most new permanent makeup procedures need two applications for best looking results. The first reason is colour saturation: A second coat of paint on anything makes that colour appear more even and vibrant, and the same concept applies to permanent cosmetics.

Second, the colour you see results from the pigments used plus your skin tone. If your healed colour leans toward an undesired tone (e.g., too red), it can be adjusted at the second visit.

Third, the colour can be darkened and the shape refined with another application.

Fourth, during the first procedure some tissue swelling and mild bleeding will occur that is normal and varies with every person. A second application can correct any light areas that retained less colour due to tissue changes.

Your follow-up procedure should be scheduled 4 to 8 weeks after your first session when full healing and colour stabilisation is complete.

Maintenance

Permanent makeup is permanent wherever it is tattooed because the pigment molecules remain in the skin.

That is why it is critical that you choose a well-trained, knowledgeable, and experienced professional for your procedure. However, the colour of your permanent makeup will be semi-permanent. It will require some maintenance because it will fade over the years. How quickly your colour fades will depend on several factors: Following after care instructions, UV exposure (sun or tanning beds), anti-ageing skin care & treatments, health conditions, medications, lifestyle (e.g., smoking), and the original colour implanted (lighter colours fade faster than darker ones). Many people schedule a “booster” visit every few years to refresh their makeup colour this is a much simpler process of a one off appointment and a much reduced cost.