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Cosmetic Tattooing

Understanding Cosmetic Tattooing

What is Cosmetic Brow Tattooing? Cosmetic Brow Tattooing, also known as Microblading, Ombre, Combination, or Powder Brows, is a semi-permanent makeup technique to enhance the appearance of your eyebrows. It involves depositing pigments beneath the skin's surface to create fuller, well-defined brows. Our highly skilled artist, Sarah, will customize the technique to suit your unique features and style.

Microblading creates natural-looking hair-like strokes using a fine blade and pigment, perfect for those seeking a subtle, feathered effect. Ombre Brows offers a soft, gradient effect that is darker at the tail and fades towards the front, providing a more filled-in appearance. Combination Brows combine Microblading and shading techniques to achieve both realistic hair strokes and a soft powder finish, providing a balanced, semi-natural look. Powder Brows create a soft, powdered makeup effect, ideal for those who prefer a bolder, filled-in brow. This technique results in a more defined and polished look. The choice among these techniques depends on your desired brow style, personal preferences, and skin type, and our experienced artist will help you select the perfect option to suit your unique features.

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Pre Procedure Preparation

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PRE PROCEDURE PREPARATION -

You must begin preparing for your treatment 7-10 days beforehand. This ensures your blood is the right consistency, your skin is well prepared and you will heal with no problems. You must avoid:

  • All forms of Caffeine (Coke, energy drinks) and alcohol

  • Ibuprofen and Aspirin

  • Fish/Krill/Evening primrose oil

  • Spices that thin the blood; cinnamon, turmeric etc.

  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning products on the tattoo area 30 days before your treatment and for 2 weeks after your appointment. If you are sun burnt on the tattoo area we can not perform the treatment on you.

  • If you have high/low blood pressure or any heart conditions, you must let us know as soon as possible. You will need your doctor's permission to carry out the treatment and if approved, stop taking any blood thinning medication at least 1 week prior to your appointment.

  • Botox should be carried out at least 2 months before your treatment and no sooner than 3 weeks after your follow-up appointment as it can alter the way your cosmetic tattoo sits.

  • Chemical peels should be carried out at least 60 days before your appointment and no sooner than 60 days after the procedure, always avoid the tattooed area. If you do frequent facial peels, your cosmetic tattooing has a higher chance of fading.

Contraindications

Before making a booking with The Beauty Garden, it is important that you have read and understand the Cosmetic Tattooing Contradictions. This will determine whether or not you are able to go forward with you desired treatment.

Some medications and previous procedures may impact your ability to have cosmetic Tattooing. Please read carefully! NOTE: Some things on the list below are just precautionary and are great for us to know. These may not impact your ability to have cosmetic tattooing.

If any of these apply to you, please contact the studio: thebeautygarden.qst@gmail.com

  • Pregnancy or Breastfeeding If so, you must express at least 24hr post treatment.

  • Contagious Skin Disorders Unfortunately, we will not treat until clear.

  • Diabetic Depending on type and severity we may be require that you to get your doctor’s approval.

  • Recent Chemical Peel or Laser Treatment & Any Facials This must be avoided for a minimum of 2-4 weeks before treatment and after treatment.

  • Active Skin Products These are required to be avoided at least 4 weeks prior to treatment. PLEASE NOTE: This is also important that these are avoided around procedure area post treatment.

  • Blood thinning medication It is IMPORTANT that these are avoided at least 72hrs and up to 7 days prior to treatment. This includes medication such as Vitamin E, Aspirin, Omega's, Fish Oil, and Ibuprofen (Found in Advil and Nurofen) If unsure, please talk to your doctor.

  • Heart conditions We require your doctor’s consent. This is due to the ingredients we use in our anesthetics (Epinephrine)

  • Autoimmune disorders Please contact the studio to discuss the medication you are currently using.

  • Fillers and Botox This needs to be done at least 3 weeks before or after treatment.

  • Keloid scarring Unfortunately, we cannot treat you.

  • Seizure Related Conditions You must have your doctors’ consent for treatment and use of anesthetics. You must have an accompanying adult.

  • Depression - Please make sure you are in the correct mindset before your attending your treatment. Whether you have been tattooed before. I need to know prior to your appointment.

  • Chemotherapy/radiation Unfortunately, you cannot be treated without doctor’s clearance.

  • Roaccutane/ Accutane/ Isotretinoin use You will not be treated on until this has been avoided for at least 6 months - 1 year before treatment.

  • Cold Sores/Herpes We need to know if you have ever had a cold sore. Please if you are susceptible to this you are required to take antiviral medication before your treatment.

  • Allergic to metals - Anaphylactic

  • Any type of hair growth serum This needs to be avoided at least 6 weeks prior to your appointment.

  • Dermatitis/Eczema/Psoriasis Unfortunately, we cannot treat if around eyebrow area.

  • Any cancer history A doctor's certificate is required!

  • Hepatitis (Liver) Anesthetic is processed through the liver and can result in pain

  • Glaucoma

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FAQ

How many appointments are required?

All appointments are completed across two visits, 4-8 weeks apart. Your second appointment is where we will go over the brows again to lock in the colour, this also allows to make necessary adjustments if required. On the odd occasion, a third appointment may be required.

What tattoo style should I go for?

Sarah will go over each option with you in your consultation. We discuss how your natural brows are, and your desired look and go from there.

How long will my tattoo last?

Your tattoo is semi permanent and will fade over time however everyone is different in the way their skin holds pigment, skin type and lifestyle can contribute to the longevity of your tattoo.

What Maintenance is required?

It is highly recommended for annual colour boosts.

  • Feathertouch Brows: 12-14 Months

  • Machine Brows: (Powder, Ombre & Combination) Around the 18-month mark

How do you decide on the tattoo colour?

We have a big range of colours to suit each individual clients natural skin tone and hair colour. The colour is chosen together with yourself and Sarah. Sarah will recommend close to your natural brow hair colour for the perfect blend.

Can you tattoo pregnant women?

Unfortunately we cannot do the procedure if you are pregnant. If you are nursing you will need to express for 24 hours after the treatment before feeding again.

Can you work over existing tattoo?

Yes, Sarah is able to work with existing tattoo work that has been completed at another salon as long as the existing tattoo is light enough to do so. We do require clients to send through photos of their brows for approval to thebeautygarden.qst@gmail.com

Can you remove tattoos?

Yes, at The Beauty Garden, we specialise in tattoo removal. in some cases, we recommend laser tattoo removal before tattooing. Please email to know more information.

Can you tattoo those who have cancer?

Unfortunately, if you have started Chemotherapy or Radiation we would need to wait until 6 months after your last treatment before completing your tattoo.

Can I get Microblading on top of microblading?

We highly suggest that we will need to move away from Microblading after the first session and move to a machine brow, this is due to being slightly more trauma to the skin and the pigment migrating.

Can I wear make-up to my appointment?

All make up can be worn. We will only remove what we need to when completing your cosmetic tattoo.

Will my Tattoo hurt?

For your comfort, we recommend using Emla numbing cream from the pharmacy one hour before your appointments. We also use anesthetics and a secondary numbing gel during the procedure to enhance your comfort and relaxation.

How long does it take to heal?

The first two weeks are the most crucial in terms of healing however your tattoo will continue to heal over the next 6 weeks after each appointment. Sarah will go over aftercare with you during your appointment.

Should I wax or tint my brows before?

We recommend not shaping your brows before to avoid removing excessive hair. Sarah will customize your brow shape during the treatment. If you frequently tint your brows, we advise tinting 2-5 days before. Avoid Henna or Hybrid tint within 10-14 days of your scheduled appointment.

Tattoo Pricing

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NEW CLIENTS

Microblading (Initial Appointment) ...................................................................... $400.00

Ombre/Powder Brows (Initial Appointment) ...................................................................... $400.00

Combination Brows (Initial Appointment) ...................................................................... $500.00

Touch Up (4-8 Weeks) ...................................................................... $100.00

Additional Touch Up (If required) .................................,,,,................................. $100.00

COLOUR BOOST
(Existing Clients Only)

Microblading, Powder & Ombre Brow

12 - 18 Months Post Initial ........................................................... $200.00

18 - 24 Months Post Initial ........................................................... $300.00

24 - 36 Months Post Initial ........................................................... $350.00

Combination Brow

12 - 18 Months Post Initial ........................................................... $300.00

18 - 24 Months Post Initial ........................................................... $400.00

24 - 36 Months Post Initial ........................................................... $450.00

Touch Up (4 - 8 Weeks) ............................................................ $100.00

LASER TATTOO REMOVAL

Previous artist work may need to be removed before we can start working over the brows.

 

Compulsory Test patch ................................................................$40

Per session ................................................................$120

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