Frequently Asked Questions
Q&A TO A NATURAL LOOK…
How is cosmetic tattooing done?
A precise hand-held sterile surgical pen utilizes all disposable, sterile parts leaving the client in a hygienic environment. A needle penetrates the skin and pigment is released to the appropriate area. It’s the same process used for hundreds of years to create designs on skin.
How permanent is Cosmetic Tattooing?
The cosmetic tattoo will last up to 3-5 years, the colour will slightly fade over time depending on the individuals lifestyle choices, skin tones and the pigment used. The client may need a touch-up procedure every 3-5 years to keep the colour vibrant.
Should I expect there to be pain involved?
The sensation will vary according to each individual. Most people experience very little pain. Topical anaesthetic is applied for all procedures and liquid anaethetic is run through the tattooing device during the procedure. Panadol can be taken 45 min prior to the procedure to minimize sensitivity.
Is there a choice of colour?
We offer an extensive spectrum of colours to suit every client’s requirements, from soft natural pigments to more dramatic options.
How long is recovery?
The first week your tattoo will be slightly darker in appearance than what the final outcome will be. This is because the colour is sitting in the dermis and the cellular level takes 4 weeks to heal. The surrounding tissue may be slightly swollen or red immediately after the procedure, but will subside within hours.
Is there an age limit on your procedures?
All clients must be over the age of 18.
What’s the difference between the Traditional Tattooing process and Permanent Makeup?
Both these procedures involve tattooing the skin. However, in traditional tattooing, pigment is added to the third layer of the skin, the subcutaneous. Where in permanent makeup the pigment is added to the second layer of the skin called the Dermis, creating a final result of a soft blend of colour to the tattooed area.