WILL THERE BE DOWNTIME?
Expect some bruising (up to 3 days) and some tenderness in the area treated. Remember that your tattoo will be darker for the first 10 days or so until the colour develops to the desired shade. Most clients don’t take time off for eyes, but you may choose to take a day or two social downtime after a lip tattoo.
IS IT PAINFUL?
We use a high quality topical anaesthetics or dental block to manage any discomfort, however comfort thresholds vary widely from person to person, and you have a choice of pain management options products to alleviate any discomfort. This is something that you should discuss at your consultation, and most women agree the results far outweigh any discomfort.
IS IT THE SAME AS A NORMAL TATTOO?
Basically, yes. It is the same procedure but a cosmetic tattooist uses a lighter, quieter machine called a rotary pen and pigment lotions instead of ink.
WHAT ARE PIGMENT LOTIONS?
Most of the pigment lotions used are Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, a proven nonreactive substance used widely for cosmetic tattoo. There are over 400 pre-mixed colours and more can be created by mixing colours together. Cosmetic Tattoo Pigment Colours have been created softer for use in cosmetic facial correction and enhancement.
HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?
This treatment can be very long lasting. In some cases, colour has still been obvious after 24 years, which means some skin holds the colour for a very extended period, especially in the eye area. However the colour does metabolise and fade over time. To maintain their appearance many clients choose to refresh their colour occasionally; typically every 2-3 years.
NOTE that it is not permitted to advertise cosmetic tattoo as ‘permanent’ in Australia.
DO I HAVE A CHOICE IN THE SHAPE?
Yes. You know your face better than anyone and can draw exactly what you desire to be tattooed.
DO I HAVE A CHOICE IN THE COLOUR?
Yes – the wide variety of pigments provide an almost endless choice, and at your consultation we will discuss all your options