Home / FAQs

Microblading and Powdered Ombre are both forms of cosmetic tattooing. Cosmetic tattoos are placed below the epidermis into the dermal layer of  the skin. Anytime pigment is placed into the skin, it is considered a tattoo. Like your traditional tattoo, cosmetic tattooed makeup is not placed as deep into the skin. That is why it fades within 1-3 years.

Cosmetic tattooing is also called:

  • Permanent makeup
  • Semi-permanent makeup
  • Ombre powder eyebrows
  • Micropigmentation
  • Microblading (eyebrows)

Eyebrows are tattooed by implanting hair-like strokes of pigment into the skin with either a manual hand held tool or placing a powdery like finish with an actual tattoo powered machine.

You MUST email clear photos of any previously tattooed makeup prior to your appointment. I must see and approve the previous tattoo before any work is performed. This may not be possible if the existing tattoo is too dark, bold, thick, or dense. There may be limitations to realistic expectations.

Each person’s skin may respond or heal differently. This timeline acts as a guideline only.

  • Day 1-2: The tattooed area will appear dark and bold, but don’t worry – this is normal! Your brows will also feel a bit bruised and sore for the first couple days.
  • Day 3-5: Eyebrows will start to feel itchy and tight. They may appear thicker in texture as natural exfoliation will begin:
  • Day 5-7: There will be scabbing. The scabs may look thick or maybe just flaky. you will notice this is the most unpleasant look until the scabs fall off completely.
  • Day 7-14: New skin underneath will appear softer and lighter for a few weeks. The true colour will appear at about the 6 week mark.
  • People who want to save time and effort from having to do their eyebrows each day
  • People with unsteady hands
  • People who have thinning, sparse, or no eyebrows
  • People with allergies to conventional makeup
  • People who have gone through chemotherapy (with doctor’s approval)
  • People who have an active lifestyle
  • People with alopecia or any form of hair loss
  • People with poor eyesight

It takes approximately 2.5-4 hours for the first procedure. This will include the consultation before the procedure. At that time we decide the shape, shade and technique as everyone is unique with their own style.

Cosmetic tattoos will fade over time. Regular touch-ups are highly recommended every 1-2 years. Everyone is different as  each person’s immune system, lifestyle, skin type, and care of the tattoo are unique. Each cosmetic tattoo session and the first touch-up session (2 visits in total) are included in the price. Additional sessions maybe required.

If you have over-oily skin, microblading is not going to last long and will most likely blur out and not look like fine hairstrokes. People with very oily skin are better candidates for the powder technique. If you have very few or sparse hairs, your microbladed tattoo may not appear as 3D as you would like it to look as there is not enough hair to blend it.

If you are a regular smoker, your pigment may fade or lighten sooner.

If you use retinols or hyaluronic acids this will also fade your brows

If you are iron-deficient or Anemic, your pigment may fade or lighten sooner as your body will metabolize the pigment as it is iron oxide based.

Upon entering the studio clients will be required to fill out a Covid-19 waiver and have your temperature taken. A waiver will also be completed with your health history to the best of your knowledge. As sometimes certain health conditions or medications can make you less of a candidate to have the procedure.

First, we will go over absolutely everything during your consultation before your procedure. We decide the shade, shape and technique together at this time. You are welcome to ask all of your questions during the consultation.  Once you are happy with the design, we will continue with the procedure!

You will be given a care package and thorough instructions to follow after the procedure. At this time we will schedule your touch-up session for 6-8 weeks later.