Author Archives: jeannie@juvessentials.com

Do you do eyebrow embroidery? Or do you only do permanent eyebrow makeup?

If someone could define exactly what “eyebrow embroidery” is then perhaps I could say whether or not I do it. It seems as though it’s a popular term that’s been appropriated by many a technician in the field of semi-permanent eyebrow makeup. Ditto for the term “microblading” and “feathering” (and countless other similarly fabricated terms that have […]

How swollen do the eyes get right after an eyeliner tattoo?

Swelling of the eyelids from an eyeliner tattoo ranges from none at all to somewhat puffy depending on how thick and heavy the line on the upper lid. At most it will be minimal and you’ll look like you’re having allergies. No swelling is expected at all along the lower lash line. For any lash […]

I am interested in permanent eyeliner and have lash extensions. Do these need to be removed prior to the procedure?

Just as you wouldn’t want to be wearing any eye makeup at the time of getting a permanent eyeliner tattoo,  eyelash extensions should also be completely removed (or have all fallen off). The idea is to have the eyelashes and skin around your eyes free of any possible obstruction and non-sterile debris or particles pose an issue when […]

If the skin remains pink for a while after a tattoo removal, is it okay to apply concealer over the area?

Yes, makeup or concealer is fine to use on the new, pink skin that appears after the unwanted ink is lifted out. You can expect the new skin to repigment on its own just as it would if you had injured the surface of the skin and caused a scab to form as the skin healed itself. […]

Does the tattoo removal solution inhibit future hair growth in that area?

Non-laser tattoo removal is a chemical extraction process whereby the tattoo removal solution only targets the ink (regardless of its color) in the skin and does not affect hair growth either way. Laser tattoo removal, on the other hand, targets color and may have the effect of destroying any pigmented hair in the affected area.  […]

How long do I have to stop using an eyelash growing serum such as Latisse®️ before getting an eyeliner tattoo?

According to its manufacturer’s website, Latisse®️ is a prescription treatment to “grow eyelashes longer, fuller, and darker” and side effects include eye itching, redness, and  “increased brown iris pigmentation in the colored part of the eye.” Other reported common side effects include eye discomfort, dry eyes, watery eyes, eyelid redness, or puffy eyelids. Aside from […]

Do you do tattoo freckles?

Thanks to a few beauty icons, some women have longed for prominent, strategically placed beauty marks for decades while intentional freckles seem to be a newer fad. While I have tattooed freckles on trend-setting clients before this service became a popular request, I regret that I no longer have time in my busy schedule to accommodate tattooing […]

Do you do 3D Embroidery permanent makeup eyebrows?

Technicians who advertise that they do “3D” or “embroidery” permanent makeup eyebrows are essentially using a non-machine operated hand tool with needles that’s similiar to numerous other hand tools that have been specially created and marketed to the permanent makeup industry. The process as well as the results – such how the brows look, how […]

What do you charge for permanent makeup tattooing?

A more accurate quote for permanent cosmetic procedures are given during a one-on-one consultation in person as it varies for each individual depending on the specific work to be done. The cost for your cosmetic tattoo procedures cover the following: complete medical history review; face shape and feature analysis; custom makeup design process; color selection […]

How come my permanent makeup fades more quickly than my regular tattoos?

The face is different than the body. While tattooing on the face it’s necessary to go a bit shallower than the body in order to avoid damage to the skin  and pigment migration, especially for the the eyelids which are the thinnest skin on the face.  The eyebrows, meanwhile, are the highest point of face […]

Can I get my eyeliner tattoo removed?

I use a saline tattoo removal solution for the removal of permanent eyeliner. Please keep in mind key factors that affect the degree or success of any tattoo removal: 1. How long have you had it? The older the tattoo, the more deeply embedded it is in the skin and the more time-consuming it will […]

What happens with eyebrow tattoos when you get older and your natural eyebrows turn gray?

  Going gray generally happens gradually for most people and usually not even all the hairs may be affected. So any subsequent touch up would be an opportunity to address the changing color (a brow that is well-defined in color and shape can easily camouflage a few stray gray hairs). If allowed to fade on […]

What Are the Other Methods of Tattoo Removal?

  • Surgical Excision: A physician cuts out the tattoo and sutures the edges of the skin back together. • Dermabrasion: The tattooed skin is “sanded” by a physician with a special device. The top and middle layers of the skin that contain the old ink or pigment are removed. • Laser: Pulses of light […]

What Will I Look Like Immediately After Getting The Tattoo Removal?

A dark crust will start to form and harden over the affected area and remain on the skin for about 3 days to several weeks depending on the size and location of the tattoo being removed. Once the scab falls off, the pigment will be gone or its color will be lighter. The treated area […]

Is permanent makeup is same thing as a regular tattoo?

Yes and no. Permanent makeup is tattooing as the basic principles of traditional tattooing and cosmetic tattooing have many similarities. However, the face is different than the body. While tattooing on the face it’s necessary to go a bit shallower than the body in order to avoid damage to the skin  and pigment migration, especially […]

How long will my permanent makeup last?

Permanent makeup is considered permanent because once implanted, the color cannot be washed off.  However, as with any tattoo, fading can and does occur as the top layers of the skin continually gets replaced. While this may be disappointing to some people, others may be more comfortable with this knowledge. Exactly how long depends on […]

Is there a Quicker and More Effective Alternative to Laser Tattoo Removal?

A Quicker, Safer, and More Effective Way to Remove Tattoos Are you looking to remove a tattoo for any of the following reasons? To correct flawed artistic or cosmetic tattoos To remove the name of a former lover To remove former a gang affiliation You want to change or update your look from when you […]

Do you work weekends?

While I’m available to clients whenever they need me for any issues, including on weekends and evenings, my office hours for appointments are currently Monday through Friday from 12-5pm.  Please check my online schedule by clicking on the Book Now button for the most up-t0-date availability. Schedule a Consultation Today. Jeannie Sides, Owner/Practitioner at JuvEssentials is the #1 […]

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“Can Smoking Affect the Healing of My Cosmetic Tattoo?”

The outcome of a tattoo is limited by the condition of the skin that it’s implanted into (not to mention anything else done to the skin to make it look better). While smoking is one of the worst things you can do to your skin, it further affects how well a tattoo procedure heals because […]

How Long Does A Non-Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure Take?

It is faster and easier to obtain a body or makeup tattoo than it is to remove either one. Depending on the individual and the tattoo, every tattoo removal method requires multiple treatments and time for the skin to heal. The number of sessions depends upon the color, size, shape, and location of the tattoo. […]

“What can I expect after a tattoo removal?”

What Can I expect After Getting a Tattoo Removal? A dark crust will start to form and harden over the affected area and remain on the skin for about 3 days to several weeks depending on the size and location of the tattoo being removed. Once the scab falls off, the pigment will be gone or […]

Does your online scheduling calendar reflect the actual availability of your appointments?

Yes. The online calendar enables clients to make, cancel* and reschedule* their own appointments 24/7, so it shows real time availability and is the quickest way to get an appointment. The online booking app allows 10 minutes to complete the transaction to schedule an appointment. If the transaction to book the appointment is not completed […]

How long does permanent lip color last?

Permanent cosmetic lip tattooing pigment typically fades in 8 to 10 years. That time would be drastically shortened with a great deal of exposure to sunlight. All tattoo pigments are sensitive to UV light, so it’s important to protect them from excessive exposure.

I’m thinking of removing my permanent eyeliner, which I’ve had for 12 years. Can you please tell me what method you use for removal? For a tattoo that is as old as mine, do you think complete removal is possible?

For removing permanent eyeliner tattoos I’ve been using a saline-based formula for over a decade which has proven to be safe and effective for the delicate eye area. While old tattoos tend to take more time to remove due to the fact that the longer the ink has been in the skin, the more embedded […]

“How long should I wait for the next tattoo removal procedure?”

“How long should I wait for the next tattoo removal procedure?” At JuvEssentials, we like to wait about 4-8 weeks, depending on the size and location of the tattoo. If we rush it, your skin may not be ready and be subject to unnecessary irritation.   Schedule a Consultation Today. Jeannie Sides, Owner/Practitioner at JuvEssentials […]