Will the procedure hurt?
Everyone's pain tolerance is different. The application of permanent makeup does involve minor discomfort however, topical anesthetics are used before and during the procedure to minimize pain.
Are these procedures safe?
The safety and comfort of my client is biggest concern. I highest possible sterilization and sanitation procedures available. Each needle used is sterile and single use.
What about pigments?
My pigments are all Iron Oxide based and have an extensive record of safety. They are used mainly in the medical field for 20 plus years and their safety is undisputed.
How long can I expect it to take?
Each procedure will vary in length and may require a follow up visit or a "touch-up". Most appointments last 1 & 1/2 to 2 hours. Topical anesthetic is applied for 25 minutes, there will be "drawing time" and the the actual procedure itself.
Can I change it?
Shape and color can be be adjusted somewhat, this tattoo is permanent. Salt can be used to remove unwanted spots or harsh corners, but most of the tattoo will be there to stay.
Is it easy to remove?
There has been advancement in the laser field and will remove brow and eyeliner tattoos. Lip tattoos are more difficult to remove and may even darken with laser treatment.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Immediately following the procedure, you will have visible redness and sometimes, swelling or maybe a little bruising. Cold packs help to reduce these symptoms.
Remember, this is an open wound, a controlled abrasion, and you must take care to keep it clean.
After about a week most redness and tenderness will be gone. The tattoo will form a light scab and flake off like a bad sunburn. As this process happens, the color will continue to change.
Two weeks out, all flaking will have stopped and the tattooed will be healed over. It may need a "touch up" to adjust the color, but this will be done between 4 and 6 weeks.
Applying a daily face cream with sunscreen will help protect your tattoo from harmful rays that cause fading.
What is Areola Complex Tattooing?
It's the recreation of the nipple and/or areola post mastectomy, reduction or reconconsrtuctive surgury. For more info about this service or the Volunteer work I provide please call the studio or email.