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Can I use LED light therapy on tattooed skin?

LED light therapy (especially blue, red, purple, and yellow) has been shown to be effective for a variety of skin conditions, anti-aging, healing, and pain relief with proper and regular use. Even though it does not share the same wavelengths of light with UV rays that are known to fade tattoo color, the long term effect […]

How do eyebrow extensions compare to eyebrow tattoos?

Given the popularity of eyelash extensions, it was only a matter of time until eyebrow extensions became a reality. And as with any type of extension involving hair, they look fantastic immediately after getting them. But then like a delicate cut flower out of water shedding its petals (because you can’t get your eyelash and […]

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How deep do you go in the skin layers with a cosmetic tattoo?

Assuming we all understand that skin thickness varies depending on different areas on the body and also from person to person (e.g., men usually have thicker skin than women, older skin is typically thicker than children’s skin), pigment for cosmetic tattoo is deposited right below the epidermis (usually anywhere from 50 to 100 cell layers […]

Is there any chance of scarring with tattoo removal?

While all clients need to be informed that there is no guarantee of any certain outcome because of the unpredictability of human skin when it comes to any invasive cosmetic procedure, it’s highly unlikely that tattoo removal will generate scarring if performed properly and the client has been screened as a suitable candidate for the procedure. […]

Why may multiple touch up visits necessary?

Any kind of cosmetic facial enhancement is an art form. Minor differences on the face can be made to give off a different first impression. Where a subtle change or minor tweak can make a person look more attractive and youthful, too dramatic of a change in one area can send the opposite message. Multiple […]

Do you tattoo beauty marks?

It is never a good idea to have a tattoo placed too close to or over an existing mole to create a beauty mark. Any changes that can occur in a mole — symmetry, border, color, size, shape, texture — are potential warning signs that the lesion may be evolving into a melanoma or another […]

How do you work on brows that already look dark and heavy?

Even if someone may seem blessed with dark, thick eyebrows, there may still be noticeable gaps or the shape may not be framing the eyes and face as well as they could be. Giving the brows a boost with a nicer shape and adding extra hairs in areas that are sparse or lacking will give them a […]

Can you do a consultation via skype?

Technology certainly make things more convenient, but as of right now, a good old fashioned in-person consultation remains vastly more helpful than a virtual one. A two-dimensional screen does not allow me to fully assess a client’s skin tone, skin condition, and any previously existing color or condition. (Sorry, but even your best close-up shots […]

What’s the difference between 3D and 6D eyebrow tattooing?

What’s the difference between 3D and 6D eyebrow tattooing is a valid question, however I have no idea what the answer is as I do not claim to perform 3D or 6D eyebrows. As far as I know those terms are not technically accurate descriptions that would be applicable to any tattoo because all tattoos […]

Does an eyebrow tattoo affect future hair growth?

An eyebrow tattoo will not harm any existing eyebrow hairs, as hair growth is mainly affected by hormones, health, and to a lesser extent, nutrition. However in some clients, getting an eyebrow tattoo can possibly stimulate hair to grow in the area that the tattoo is done. When this happens it’s a real added bonus!

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 […]