Frequently Asked Questions About Semi-Permanent Cosmetic Tattoos  Procedures

Cosmetic Tattooing Is Not Suitable For The Following:

Skin that has recently had any cosmetic treatment/laser
If you are under 18 years of age
Sunburnt skin
Susceptible skin
Excessive Sebum (very oily skin)
Seborrhoea Dermatitis
Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers
Chemotherapy patients

Does Semi-Permanent Cosmetic Tattoo Hurt?

We’re not going to lie. Microblading eyebrows are not the most pleasant experience. Having said that it’s not unbearable – a local anesthetic is used on the area to numb the brows and make the whole process less uncomfortable. The appointment takes about an hour and a half but a good part of that time is spent in consultation with your technician and then numbing the brows.

Is There Anything I Should Avoid Before The Appointment?

Yes, stay away from alcohol and caffeine. You cannot ingest aspirin or any other painkiller for 48 hours before your appointment. We ask you to inform us if you’re taking any medicines or supplements, as these could affect your healing.

Do I Need To Shave Off My Natural Brows?

Absolutely No. Your artist will work with your natural brow hairs to better define them to suit your natural brow style.

How Long Will The Cosmetic Tattoo Treatment Take?

It depends on the treatment you choose and how advanced and detailed the desired result is. Some treatments may take as little as an hour, but we recommend setting aside 2-3 hours for your procedure.

How Long Do They Take To Heal?

Semi-Permanent Cosmetic Tattoo treatments take around 10 to 14 days to heal. It’s a tattoo (although done quite differently from a typical tattoo), so if you know anything about the healing process for tattoos, these treatments are similar but quicker to heal.

Retouching Of Microblading Eyebrows?

After microblading the artist often will have you come into a second session a month or two later. Here she can make the colour darker if you like or simply adjust some areas that may need more hair or have gone over a second time. If you like the brows, you can have them done precisely the same, or you can change them slightly. If you want to keep the microblade look and ease, you will have to come in for retouches over time because it is only a semi-permanent procedure. The same suggestion applies to the other three treatments (combination brows, feather touch brows, and ombré brows).

Ombré Brows Or Microblading?

The difference is mainly one of effect – with microblading you’ll get the look of individual hairs, but nonetheless, that looks like a brow without makeup whereas an ombré brow appears more like a brow with makeup. It’s more filled in and a bit more defined. Which you prefer is entirely down to what style you like!

Why Eyebrow Feathering?

If you have pesky sparse spots in your eyebrows and you want to swap your daily eyebrow makeup for a semi-permanent solution, then eyebrow feathering is definitely for you! Now you don’t have to struggle to spruce up your eyebrows daily with powders, gels, and pomades. These products can boost your eyebrows, but a long-lasting and virtually natural treatment must be eyebrow feathering.

Why Combination Brows? (Feathering/Powder)

Combination brows are a mixture of semi-permanent brow techniques. Brow specialist, Mimi, uses both classic microblading and ombre brow techniques, which start the brow from the inner corner of the eyes with a natural and light touch, building out to a darker, more intense pigment in the central part of the brow. The beauty of the combination brow technique is that, unlike classic microblading, it creates a more defined result on brows.


Frequently Asked Questions About Eyelash Extensions 

Do Eyelash Extensions Damage The Natural Lashes?

Well-applied and cared-for lash extensions should not damage your natural lashes! There’s a common misconception those lash extensions will make your eyelashes fall out, but actually, that’s not what’s happening. The truth is that your eyelashes fall out at the same rate, with or without extensions, but many clients get so used to their thicker and more luscious lashes that they forget what their natural lashes are like!

Will Eyelash Extensions Irritate My Eyes?

Generally, eyelash extensions don’t cause much irritation in the eyes and adverse reactions to extensions are rare. There can often be a small amount of irritation immediately following the addition of eyelash extensions to the eyes – with some swelling or redness common – but these usually subside within around 24 hours. Many clients also don’t experience irritation – it depends greatly on the client and their eyes’ sensitivity.

How Long Do Eyelash Extensions Last?

A complete set of eyelash extensions will last about four to six weeks. That’s from your consultation until all the extensions are gone. The extensions don’t fall out; your natural eyelashes do, bringing with them any attached extensions. Having said that you don’t have to wait until the look is entirely gone and in fact, we would recommend touch-ups every two weeks, so you have your beautiful lashes all year round!

What Is The Difference Between Single And Volume Lashes?

You may have heard these two terms flying about and wondered what the difference is. In a nutshell, single lashes are when the technician applies a single lash extension to one of your natural lashes. The result of single lashes is more understated and will give you fuller lashes with the appearance you have in mascara (but without the clumping!).

In contrast, volume lashes (often called Russian lashes) are when a technician adds multiple extensions to one of your natural lashes. Volume lashes tend to give a more feathered look and dense look. They come in sizes 2D-6D. This refers to the number of lashes attached to each natural lash (2D having two lashes, 3D 3 lashes, etc). These are not like false individual lashes; instead, they give you a more fluffy, dense look.

What Is The Difference Between Silk And Mink Lashes?

One query is whether silk or mink lashes are better for lash extensions. The answer is that it depends on you! Both mink and silk eyelash extensions are comfortable and high-quality extensions. The main difference is in their finish. Mink eyelashes are lovely and shiny so you will end up with a beautiful natural-looking set of lashes. If you were after something more dramatic, silk eyelashes are generally thicker than mink and keep their curl for longer giving you a more dramatic look. Like the single and volume lashes, which you choose depends only on what look you are going for!

Can Makeup Be Worn With Eyelash Extensions?

Steer away from using mascara with your eyelash extensions. Taking off your mascara and not removing your beautiful lash extensions is impossible, so we don’t recommend it! Thankfully one of the best things about lash extensions is that you won’t need to wear mascara, so it’s one less thing to worry about. For other parts of your makeup routine be careful around your eyes, especially when removing your makeup. Look for gentle makeup removers and don’t rub your eyes! You don’t want to dislodge any of your extensions.

Caring For Eyelash Extensions

We want to share a few tips for caring for your extensions. They are effortless to care for!

  1. As mentioned above, no mascara, no rubbing, and no makeup remover. Just be gentle with them!
  2. Run an eyelash extension brush through their morning and night. This is to stop your beautiful extended lashes from knotting.
  3. Try to sleep on your back and use a silk pillowcase. This is to stop you from messing up those lashes.
  4. Regular appointments are better than appointments once in a while. Replacing any lashes that have fallen out regularly will ensure you are always looking glam.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to discuss the options we have here.