COSMETIC TATTOOING INFO
Cosmetic Tattooing is the art and science of implanting safe colour pigments beneath the first layers of skin to give a more defined, youthful and radiant look that lasts for years.
From brows to lips & eyeliner, we know that natural beauty is best. We can give you symmetry, definition and a beautiful shape.
DOES IT HURT?
Cosmetic tattooing is not 100% pain-free. Numbing is applied throughout to keep you comfortable, most people describe it as a little annoying or scratchy but tolerable.
Pain relief can be taken prior to treatment although aspirin is not recommended, as it will cause thinning of the blood.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Everyone is different, it has no time limit.
If you wish to maintain the colour over time you will require further treatments when fading occurs - annual touch ups are recommended to keep it looking fresh.
The length of time can depend on a number of factors including, sun exposure, pigments used and skin type.
NOTE: good sunscreen should be applied to the treated area AFTER healing (2 weeks). This should be done anytime you will be in the sun so as to avoid the rapid fading of your cosmetic tattoo, as well as help keep the colour of your tattoo true.
IS A FOLLOW UP VISIT REQUIRED?
After all cosmetic tattooing treatments, a "retouch" treatment is required. Approximately 2-6 weeks after heeling.
This follow up treatment will ensure you are fully satisfied with the result, as pigment healing/fading will differ for all. Things that can alter the look and healing of your tattoo include your skin type, metabolism and how you care for your tattoo in its healing stage.
CAN I HAVE A COSMETIC TATTOO WHILST I’M PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING?
Unfortunately you can't. Having a cosmetic tattoo can put extra stress and tension on the body. Another reason is due to changes in the hormones which can have effects on the end result.
IS IT SAFE?
All products and equipment used in your treatment are single use and disposed of at the end of each treatment.
High Brow Studio guarantees a safe and hygienic application.
DO I NEED TO TAKE TIME OFF WORK, AND ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
If there is any swelling this may last from 2-48 hours. There may be some tenderness for a few days.
The colour implanted will be darker that you would expect for the first 3-10 days. Most people do not need to take time off for eyebrow or eyeliner procedures- however, it may be advisable to take the day off if having your lips done.
WHAT TO DO AFTER MY TREATMENT?
There are detailed aftercare instructions given to you on the day. It is advisable to strictly adhere to these guidelines to achieve the best results.
Please note: You cannot exercise or use swimming pools, saunas or spas for 10 days post-treatment. You cannot wear makeup on, or too close to the treated area for 10-14 days post-treatment.
It is a cosmetic invasive procedure that requires experience, skill, trust, passion, science and art! It is not just an extension of beauty therapy. Please ask questions.
Consultations are available to book online.