Category Archives: Cosmetic Tattooing and Permanent Makeup

Can I get my permanent makeup cheaper?

Yes, and it’s not necessary to look far to find lower prices on permanent makeup. Shop around and you can also find daily deal sites such as Groupon that frequently feature businesses offering promotions on permanent makeup. The most important factor is that you are satisfied with your outcome for what you pay, and if you get […]

Can I get a permanent makeup tattoo if I’m pregnant or nursing?

Can I get a permanent makeup tattoo if I’m pregnant or nursing? Liability is basically the main reason why anyone performing any kind of even minimally invasive procedure would not want to work on a pregnant or nursing mother (and why in the U.S. OBGYNs tend to have the highest malpractice insurance out of any […]

Are you available for walk-in consultations?

Unfortunately I do not have availability to take walk-ins as my schedule gets booked each day. To secure time with me I suggest that you simply book a consultation through my website (below) at your convenience to allow me to give you my undivided attention so I can best understand what you’re looking for.

How do you determine shape and color for eyebrows if there is no hair whatsoever?

For those clients who have little to no eyebrow hair to work with such as those with alopecia, I determine the shape and color by drawing on the eyebrows using the actual tattoo color to get a close approximation of the results of the tattooed brows prior to actually implanting in the color (which is done with […]

How many years have you been doing permanent makeup?

This, of course, is a great question to ask of anyone who will be performing a personal service that can potentially have a lasting impact on your appearance. It’s good to keep in mind that the answer may not be wholly dependent on a particular length of time, say 10 or 20 years, because that may not necessarily […]

How long does an eyeliner tattoo last and will the color turn blue?

In general, the eyeliner tattoos lasts from about one to five years and can be enhanced and refreshed by a touch up visit when needed. A lash enhancement or lash fill that presents a more natural-looking eye will have a shorter longevity than a heavier and more obvious eyeliner. Either way, the results are considered permanent […]

Can we do my brows right after a consultation?

Possibly, but only if there isn’t another appointment waiting. If you know that you would like to have your eyebrows done without haste please schedule for New Client Tattoo Work and not Consultation. Only an appointment made for New Client Tattoo Work guarantees enough time for the tattoo work. Also, there is no need to have a separate consultation – […]

Will eyebrow tattooing work for someone who has trichotillomania?

Trichotillomania is defined as an obsessive-compulsive related disorder that causes people to pull out hair from various parts of their body, resulting in noticeable bald patches. While medications and cognitive-behavior therapy are commonly prescribed to address this disorder, such treatments may not work for everyone. In my experience, for people whose trichotillomania involves their eyebrows, getting the eyebrows tattooed not […]

I’ve had my (brows/eyes/lips/etc.) done before by someone else and am just looking to get a touch up. What do you charge for your touch ups?

Touch up fees for existing JuvEssentials clients can be found on the Policies and Fees page here: They do not apply to brand new clients who have already had previous work done elsewhere. This is because either so much of it has faded so that it’s not really just a simple touch up anymore or […]

Will I need to shave off my eyebrows in order to get an eyebrow tattoo?

It’s not necessary to shave off your eyebrows! In fact, I prefer to work with any eyebrow hairs you have and use them as part of your new eyebrows as long as they’re not totally out of place (which I can help you determine and shape). 

Can you give me a quote for your eyebrow tattoo services?

Of course. That I can do that once I am able able to assess your eyebrows as it all depends on what you currently have and what you’d like to achieve with them. An in-depth, in-person consultation will allow me to draw in your eyebrows to determine the shape and color best suited to your […]

What technique do you use?

That’s a good question to ask, but however it’s answered is not nearly as important as the end results that you’re able to see from a technician’s before and after photos. I’ve had clients come in after having work done elsewhere where the technician said they were doing hairstrokes and the end result didn’t look that […]

How many sessions will I need to do lips and will I be able to return to work immediately after?

Depending on how much increase in volume you’re looking to achieve, for the first 1-3 days the lips will look plumper and saturated with intense color (as if you’re wearing heavy lipstick). Other than that there is no reason why you should not be able to resume normal daily activities. How many sessions the lips […]

How do I choose the right technician?

Choosing the right technician depends on a number of factors that may be more important or less important for each client. The right technician for one client may not be the right technician for another. Therefore it’s always a good idea to shop around and do as much research as possible on any technician you […]

Can I bring in pictures of what I want to show you?

Of course, bringing in pictures will give the technician a good idea of what looks aesthetically pleasing to you. Just bear in mind that it may not necessarily mean that you can get that same look, especially if the pictures are of models or celebrities to whom you bear no resemblance. And even most models and celebrities don’t bear […]

I’m nervous about the pain involved. How much will this hurt?

How Much Pain Will I Have? Pain tolerance varies for everyone, but rest assured that any areas to be worked on take quite well to topical numbing (lidocaine and tetracaine) for most people. Heavy duty prescription pain medication is definitely not necessary, however it is fine to take an OTC pain reliever/anti-inflammatory (like Motrin) prior […]

Should I get my eyebrows shaped (tweezed, waxed, threaded, etc.) before I come in for my eyebrow tattoo procedure?

Good question. I can shape your brows with the tattoo procedure no matter what shape they’re in, however the eyebrow tattoo procedure will not affect future hair growth including random strays and the finer hairs that sometimes grow on the eyelids. (The exception is in some instances where younger clients who have previously had little […]

Is permanent makeup safe and how is it regulated?

Is permanent makeup safe and how is it regulated? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), any form of tattooing including permanent makeup is considered safe when the technician is educated in the control of Blood Borne Pathogens and follows all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines. However, permanent makeup not licensed or […]

Are permanent makeup pigments safe?

Are permanent makeup pigments safe? Permanent cosmetics utilize sterile pigments with cosmetic grade colorants that are approved by the FDA as safe for human use. Technically, the colored pigments used are suspensions containing insoluble inert compounds, usually iron and/or titanium oxides. The microscopic particles that appear to be dissolved are actually suspended in a clear […]

Is Permanent Makeup safe?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), any form of tattooing including permanent makeup is considered safe when the technician is educated in the control of Blood Borne Pathogens and follows all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines. However, permanent makeup not licensed or regulated in most states including California. In such states, […]