FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Tanya Beauty Care is known for our most realistic approach to cosmetic tattooing and only want the best and natural results for you. You have the option to have a separate consultation before the procedure or the option of sending through pictures of the area to establish if the procedure can be done. We request that these pictures are filter-free, with no makeup on the area and uncropped to allow us to zoom in if necessary.
Some clients may not be a suitable candidate for cosmetic tattooing. Before booking in for an appointment with us please ensure that you have read through the list.
A week before the cosmetic tattoo we also advise to stop using any products with Retin A, AHA or actives. If you are on Roaccutane or any other medication that may affect the skin please contact us to discuss.
If you have been previously tattooed or have any additional questions please feel free to contact us before booking in and we can answer any queries.
Cosmetic tattooing is not suitable for the following:
Yes, you can wear makeup to the appointment – we will wipe the area with an antiseptic wipe before placing on the anesthetic.
Microbladed eyebrows last 1 to 2 years for most people, before it usually needs a touch up. For permanent lips and eyeliner, it lasts 3 to 5 years.. Can vary depending on skin type, exposure to sun and reaction.
Most clients report little or no pain! We use a topical anesthetic before the procedure to numb the affected area.
It usually takes 1.5 hours, with most of the time spent going over colors and drawing eyebrow shapes. The microblading portion lasts 30-40 minutes.
Before your appointment, we highly encourage our clients to check out our Instagram and “shop” for eyebrows on our feed. Eyebrows comes in many shapes and styles, from feathered to bold, arched to straight. Our artists will work with you to customize your best brows. In the week before your appointment, we recommend avoiding blood thinners, aspirin, alcohol or using retinol creams.
After the Feather touch tattoo there will be no redness or swelling to the area, however the lips and eyeliner will have a subtle swelling (in some cases this is only very minor). We don’t recommend having a cosmetic tattoo procedure prior to an event / special occasion where the area might make you feel a little self-conscious. As the area heals, the pigment will deepen in colour before fading away and this can last anywhere from 3 – 10 days.
There are a range of pigment colours to choose from to suit all clients skin colour and eyebrow hair colour. We can also help you with choosing the right shade to suit your preference.
Yes you can, however we recommend cleaning around the feather strokes to ensure the strokes do not fade quicker than usual.
Prior to the procedure we tweeze the eyebrows area clean. If you get your eyebrows waxed make sure it is done 2-3 days prior to your appointment. However, please ensure you leave the hairs which are close to your eyebrow shape. The more hairs we have to work amongst, the more natural looking the result will be.
We recommend a ‘Dry Heal’. This means the area treated cannot be exposed to any water, oils, rich moisturisers or heavy makeup in the T-zone for 7 days. Some clients book a professional blow dry to avoid watering the brows in the shower. If the skin type is excessively dry you can use a minimal amount of bepanthen across the brow after the 4th night.
Touch up’s should be done minimum 4-6 weeks post the initial treatment. This allows time for eyebrows to heal fully before perfecting them for the second time. It is very important that clients prioritise their touch up just as much as their initial treatment as this can affect obtaining the best results possible.
It all depends on how well your skin absorbs the ink, and/or fades. This is determined by a number of factors which comes into play such as exposure to sun, laser, certain medications, skin type etc. We can advise if another touch up is needed but eyebrows would have to be assessed. For clients who have oily skin or participate in activities that involve swimming in chlorine water or constant exposure to the sun, a touch up every six months would be advised.
We recommend getting permanent makeup first, or ask your Juvederm specialist for clearance.
Unfortunately, our salon isn’t child friendly and due to Occupational Health & Safety, only the tattooist and client can be in the room during the procedure.
Scalp micropigmentation gives the appearance of real hair in a buzz cut style. When expertly done, it is permanent and convincing. It does not do anything to cause hair to regrow, however.
Once the process is complete, keep your eyebrows dry for 10 days. Avoid makeup products and leave the area alone. Any scabs that form should be allowed to drop off naturally.
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) takes longer but incurs less pain and scarring than FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant). FUE is a newer method and was developed to combat some of the issues experienced with FUT. There is less need to treat scars and keep them clean and free from infection.
Microblading gives a more natural appearance, whereas tattooed eyebrows look flatter and less convincing. Microblading does require touch-ups, but it is less painful and creates a natural look alongside the real eyebrow hairs as well.
No. Microblading is recommended for those who need their entire eyebrow area treated to achieve full eyebrows. Eyebrow feathering is a better option if the eyebrows are full in some areas but not in others. This would require feathering in specific spots rather than the whole area.