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We are pleased to offer cosmetic tattooing as a service at our shop. Permanent makeup is a great way to enhance your features and ensure you always look and feel your best. The effect can range from completely natural-looking to as dramatic as you desire.
Appointments can be booked via phone or email (see below). Before booking, please thoroughly review all of the information concerning contraindications and required preparation procedures and be sure you allow the required amount of time before your session if any of the items apply to you.
If you have detailed questions or would prefer to consult with the artist ahead of time please call or email to schedule a phone or email consultation. More info here.
SHORTCUT LINKS TO SPECIFIC INFO:
Below are common treatments/conditions and the recommended amount of time to allow before and after scheduling any permanent makeup procedures.
To ensure the most positive outcome, please schedule your booking(s) far enough in advance to allow yourself to prepare.
If you have questions about anything that is not listed please call the shop or come by for a consultation before scheduling a service.
BOTOX: Must be done at least 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after eyebrow microblading or eyeliner appointments
FILLERS: Must be done at least 6 weeks before or 6 weeks after any permanent makeup procedure
RETIN-A AND OTHER RETINOIDS: Stop using at least 1 week before your eyebrow microblading appointment and do not resume using in the affected area for at least 3 weeks after treatment. This includes chemical peels, glycolic acid treatments and alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids
ACCUTANE: You must be off Accutane for at least 1 year before a any cosmetic tattooing procedure
SUN/TANNING: Avoid sun/tanning for 1 week prior to appointment for any permanent makeup procedure
BROW WAXING/TINTING: Avoid for 1 week before a microblading appointment
ALCOHOL/CAFFEINE: Avoid alcohol or caffeine within 24 hours of any permanent makeup appointment
EXERCISE: Do not work out within 24 hours before any permanent makeup appointment and for 7 days after
LASH SERUMS/EXTENSIONS: If you use Latisse or a similar growth serum on lashes or brows, stop using at least 3 weeks before an eyebrow microblading or eyeliner service and do not resume use for at least 3 weeks after. Lash extensions must be removed before eyeliner services and should not be reapplied for at least 3 weeks after.
COLD SORES: If you have ever had a cold sore, visit your doctor to get a prescription for Zovirax or Acyclovir. Take the recommended dose within 3 days before a lip blush service (may be able to be taken same day; ask your health care provider)
PREGNANT/BREASTFEEDING: We will not perform procedures on anyone who is pregnant/breastfeeding
AGE: You must be 18 or older at the time of the procedure and bring photo ID proof of age
Eyebrow Microblading: $350
Lip Blush: $350
DUE TO COVID-19 WE CANNOT PERFORM EYELINER OR LIP SERVICE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. YOU MAY STILL BOOK TO GET PACKAGE PRICING BUT WE WILL HAVE TO SCHEDULE THE EYELINER/LIP SERVICES WAY OUT UNTIL THE HEALTH CODES RELAX TO ALLOW IT
Any two services: $650
Any three services: $950
*PLEASE call or email to book packages. Services must be booked at the same time to receive discount, but appointments may be scheduled on separate days or all at once depending on your preference. Discount will be taken off the last appointment of the series.
Scar coverups, cosmetic beauty marks/freckles are available but require a consultation to determine pricing since there are so many variables involved. If interested in these services please set up a consultation.
Cosmetic tattoo procedures booked in person, by phone or email require a non-refundable deposit to book appointments. This deposit will be applied toward the cost of your session. For multi-session procedures, a single deposit holds all appointments and will be applied toward payment of the final session.
If you need to reschedule your appointment(s) the deposit can be moved once to hold a new date and time as long as you give us at least one week advance notice. No-shows or cancellations without a reschedule within one week of appointment forfeit their initial deposit and a new deposit will be required to hold any remaining appointments.
GIFT CERTIFICATES are non-refundable; however they are transferable and valid for use before the expiration date for anyone over the age of 18.
IS PERMANENT MAKEUP REALLY PERMANENT?
Permanent cosmetics procedures are considered permanent because pigment is tattooed into the upper dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance referred to as color re-enhancement. The amount of time until a color re-enhancement is needed varies greatly from person to person but is typically 12 - 24 months. The fact that most people will require periodic color refreshing of their permanent cosmetics offers the opportunity to work with your technician to reevaluate your overall appearance profile and determine if any changes are appropriate. You likely have made subtle or dramatic changes in your clothing preferences, hair color/style, and makeup colors through the years, and periodic maintenance allows you to adjust the permanent makeup over time to stay relevant with your tastes and preference. Pigment longevity varies from person to person depending on their lifestyle (sun exposure), the color(s) used for the permanent cosmetic procedure, skin type, and also may be affected by topical products applied to the skin.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Anyone over 18 who has the ability to heal properly from minor wounds can benefit from the liberating benefits of permanent cosmetics as an enhancement to their appearance. Interest in this service spans all age groups. It is especially valuable to people who can’t wear traditional cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities; active people who want to look their best for sports activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics; and those who don’t want to worry about “sweating off” or reapplying cosmetics. Permanent makeup also benefits anyone who experiences challenges applying traditional cosmetics due to vision problems or dexterity-related conditions. It's also great for busy people who don’t want to spend time applying and refreshing makeup throughout the day and evening.
WHAT SHOULD I COMMUNICATE TO MY ARTIST TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL PROCEDURE?
Communication is the key to a successful outcome. If you are sure of the look you are going for you can wait to tell your artist at the time of your appointment without a consultation ahead of time. If you're unsure of what will be most successful and looking for guidance ahead of time please come in for a free consultation so that you can work through options and have confidence going into the procedure. Our artist has a degree in cosmetology and is very knowledgeable about selecting color tones and creating flattering eyebrow shapes. She will be more than happy to make suggestions to help you achieve your desired look. You can help her by letting her know the final look you are after (anything from natural/no makeup to very dramatic) and an idea of your preferred color tones (though she will assess whether those tones will be successful with your skin/hair undertones and advise accordingly). If the design and/or color requested by the client is not likely to be successful, she may decline to perform the procedure. A good example of this is pencil-thin eyebrows which are never able to look natural because there is not enough room in the design to create realistic hair-strokes.
HOW MUCH DOES IT HURT?
Pain tolerance will vary from person to person, but in general permanent cosmetic procedures are minimally invasive and relatively pain-free. During the procedures a numbing cream will be used, so as the pigment is being applied you are not likely to feel anything other than a slight tickling sensation or light pressure. As the numbing cream wears off, sensation may deepen to a stinging feeling (similar to a sunburn) and the area may swell slightly. Usually these symptoms subside within a few hours, and should not affect you going about a normal routine for the rest of your day. The provided aftercare information includes tips on how to minimize discomfort during the healing process.
WHAT IS THE HEALING PROCESS LIKE?
Each cosmetic tattooing procedure has a distinct healing time and aftercare protocol. Healing will proceed through a distinct process which we will go over in detail during your appointment. At the end of your service we will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions and everything you need to heal properly and to ensure the best possible results. If you have specific questions, please call or stop by during consultations to talk with our permanent makeup artist.
IS THERE ANYONE WHO SHOULD NOT GET PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Anyone with the following condition(s) is not good candidate for permanent makeup:
- Auto-immune disorders of any kind and any condition that affects ability to heal from wounds
- Heart conditions including pacemakers
- Hemophilia or other platelet/clotting disorders
- Those who take prescription blood thinners
- Any organ transplant recipient
- If you have a tendency to keloid scar
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- History of shingles, psoriasis, dermatitis or eczema, especially in the area of the procedure
- Thyroid conditions requiring medication (Hypo, Hyper Susceptible, Graves Disease, Hashimotos)
- If you have had a surgical forehead/brow lift and want a brow microblading service, please come in for a consultation before booking so we can assess any scar tissue and if it may affect the procedure. No need to consult for eyeliner or lip blush services; they will be fine
WHAT IF I DON'T LIKE IT AFTER IT'S DONE?
It’s important to remember that very often these procedures create a new look ranging from somewhat different to very different from what you have been used to, and it can take a bit of time to acclimate. Especially in the case of eyebrows: there may now be brows where there was no previously no color at all. This change can feel dramatic - like a complete new hair color or a different haircut. Sometimes it takes a few days to get used to the new you in the mirror.
Remember also that how it looks the day you get the treatment is going to change as it heals. Colors will appear darker immediately following the procedure but will soften and lighten during the healing process. The healing time is different for each individual and procedure but can take up to 6 weeks, so please try and be patient and wait for the final look before rendering a final judgment.
Although the procedures are considered permanent, there is some flexibility in changing color tone and shape to some extent after it is fully healed. After you are able to make an informed decision about the healed version of the procedure, please communicate any concerns you have with your artist so she can ensure your satisfaction.