Frequently Asked Questions
How long does Cosmetic Tattoo last?
Cosmetic tattoo's can last from 18mths - 5 years, depending on your skin type, medications and lifestyle.
You will require top ups over the years to maintain your tattoo. The pigment is permanently implanted however lighter colours will fade faster than the darker colours. The good news is that you are never stuck with a colour, as your look can be modified or changed.
What is Cosmetic Tattoo?
Cosmetic Tattoo is a specialised process which implants pigments into the skin to create long-term shape and colour. Professional numbing products are used to make the treatment as pain free as possible and you are guaranteed to love the results.
What are some of the benefits of Cosmetic Tattoo?
Cosmetic Tattoo is there when you wake up, after you shower or swim, and when you perspire or rub your face - and you don't need to reapply it every day. It's very practical for women who have precious little time to get ready in the morning or evening and want to save time applying make-up, currently using eyebrow pencils or eyeliner, allergic to conventional cosmetics, find it difficult to apply make-up due to a visual or physical impairment, who have experienced temporary or permanent hair loss and who are active in sports.
Are there any potential risks?
Yes, there is a risk of infection and having an allergic reaction. To avoid infection keep fingers away from the procedure area, have a patch test, to test for allergies with the products that are used through out the procedure. Never use any products that are not included in your aftercare kit.
Does it look natural?
Yes, definitely. We attend Cosmetic Tattoo training seminars annually to keep up to date with the latest trends and procedures. Our years of experience has given us an instinctive feel for which colours and shapes will enhance a person's natural features. You can therefore be confident that your permanent cosmetics will look very natural, and you will be happy with the result.
Does it hurt?
We endeavour to make our clients experience as comfortable as possible. All areas worked on are numbed both before and during treatment by specially formulated topical anesthetics. These numbing creams and gels are very effective, and all of my clients experience little or no discomfort at all.
How long does it take?
Most procedures take around 1 - 2.5 hours - you will be advised of an approximate time during your initial consultation.
What is involved in the recovery?
There will be slight swelling and redness in the skin, which will subside quickly. You may resume normal activities immediately after the procedure. Complete healing takes one to six weeks while the pigmentation matures and reaches its final colour. Each client is given specific instructions as to the expected healing process of their particular procedure.
How do I care for my Cosmetic Tattoo after I go home?
Clients are provided with an After Care Kit and detailed written home care instructions, and after care advice is readily available by telephone.