Common Questions About Cosmetic Tattooing

Cosmetic tattooing, also known as micropigmentation (or microblading for the eyebrows), is a cosmetic treatment that involves using very fine needles to strategically insert inert pigments just underneath your skin, providing the effect of looking more healthy and awake. This procedure is mostly carried out on the eyes, brows and lips. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most-commonly-asked questions regarding the procedure. Read on to find out the answers.

Is Cosmetic Tattooing Permanent?

Cosmetic tattooing is a semi-permanent procedure, which means that while it does not wash off, the pigment does slowly fade over time so touch-ups are necessary in order to maintain fresh-looking color.

How is Cosmetic Tattooing Done?

Cosmetic tattooing can be done using a cosmetic tattoo machine or hand-tool created specifically for the job. Depending on what the job calls for, a variety of needles and/or tools may be used to perform a particular procedure. The pigment is very well controlled, and you can trust that the procedure is being handled safely as long as you are working with a professional.

Who Can Have Cosmetic Tattooing Done?

Everyone can benefit from cosmetic tattooing, whether old or young. For those who simply want to give subtle enhancement their facial features such as their eyebrows, eyes, or lips, cosmetic tattooing can be a great option. And before you wonder, there are a lot of men who enjoy these benefits of cosmetic tattooing as well.

In addition to enhancing your features, cosmetic tattooing is a fantastic option for people who are physically unable to apply makeup properly, busy people who frankly don’t have time to apply makeup, and those who are allergic or sensitive to makeup products. The procedure can also benefit people who play sports but want to look on-point without having to worry about their makeup melting away with their sweat.

Will the Procedure Hurt?

The level of discomfort during the procedure will differ from person to person. It also depends on where you’re receiving the treatment. For example, if you’re getting an eyeliner tattoo you can expect it to be one of the most comfortable cosmetic tattooing procedures because of how well the eye area numbs. Specialized topical anesthetics are used specifically for each area to minimize any discomfort.

What Happens after the Procedure?

After the treatment is over, the color may appear darker than what you expected and usually takes about five to seven days to settle down. Any swelling and/or tenderness is also normal and may last anywhere from one to three days.

Do I Need to Take Time off Work?

You don’t have to take time off work if you’re getting any of these procedures done as they should not impact any normal day-to-day functioning. At worst you’ll look like you’re wearing a little extra makeup that day. Strenuous activities, of course, should be postponed for a few days to give your skin an adequate chance to heal well.

Can I Choose my Own Color?

You totally have the freedom to choose the color and the level of intensity you want. Whether you want to go for a natural or more dramatic look, the choice is yours.


JuvEssentials provides a wide range of professional cosmetic tattooing solutions located in San Francisco, CA. We pride ourselves on delivering service of an exceptional standard. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help with your needs.

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