Permanent Makeup FAQ

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Can I choose the shape and the color?

You will have the opportunity to discuss shape and color with the cosmetic tattoo artist.  In proposing a design for you, we will take into consideration your age, personality, current use of makeup, daily activities, and the color and undertones of the skin.  The artist will also take into consideration the shape of your lips, structure of your brow bone, or curvature of your eyelid before creating the shape outline.  Once the design has been simulated, you will need to approve before the tattooing occurs. 


Will my eyebrow hair continue to grow?

Yes. To maintain the shape of the tattoo we recommend waxing, tweezing, threading, or electrolysis to remove any hairs that grow outside of your tattoo pattern.  


Is this the same as a tattoo?

Yes, microblading and permanent makeup are a cosmetic tattoo.  Any procedure that implants pigment or ink into the skin is a tattoo, and it is permanent.  Instead of using tattoo type of equipment, we use only state of the art digital technology that was specifically created for cosmetic tattooing procedures.  Our equipment is quiet, precise and more delicate for the skin of the face. 


Are the pigments safe?

Specially formulated pigments have been created for the face and this is all we use.  Our pigment selections are of the highest grade and quality that undergo strict testing and regulations. 


What is the difference between permanent and semi-permanent?

All tattoos are permanent, since something is being implanted into the skin and even with removal, there will always be traces of pigment behind.


How long will the tattoo last?

Even though we call a tattoo permanent, the color will fade out over time and you will want to have the color touched up.  The amount of time that it takes to fade will depend upon the client's skin, health, lifestyle and how well the tattoo is maintained.  Generally this is between 1 and 5 years depending on the procedure. 

How long does an appointment normally take?

The average time for permanent makeup procedures takes around 2  hours to complete.  Time will be spent completing a consultation which includes discussion of your medical history, lifestyle, personality, design, color, and any questions or concerns you may have.  After a topical numbing agent has been applied the design will be created for review.  The actual tattooing can take between 30 and 90 minutes depending on the tissue response.  

 

I have a darker complexion, is the procedure ideal for me?

Yes!  Permanent cosmetics are beneficial for all skin types, and all ages.  In fact, we love working on that gorgeous darker complexion as the skin responds beautifully.


Will permanent cosmetics fade?

Yes, in time you will need a touch up as the pigment fades. The amount of time before a touch up is needed is dependent upon each individual client's skin, health, lifestyle, and how well you are following the aftercare instructions.

The following timeframes are typically recommended for touch ups:

  • Permanent Brows: 2 years

  • Permanent Eyeliner: 2-5 years

  • Permanent Lips: 2-5 years


Does age matter?

No!  We have a wide range of clients, and some that are in there 80’s.  The only restriction by law is that you must be 18 years of age.  However, we prefer that you are over 25 before making this decision to have cosmetic tattooing on your face, unless it is for medical reasons.  We have found this extremely beneficial for seniors due to dexterity and steadiness.  We want everyone to feel beautiful!


Do you shave the eyebrow before you do an eyebrow procedure?

No, all your hair is left in place.  Any excess hair that is outside of the new design pattern will be removed (unless you prefer they are left in place).  

Do permanent cosmetic procedures hurt?

Here at Blissologie we do our best to keep you comfortable and relaxed by our winning personalities, gentle touch, and topical numbing agents.  The majority of our clients say “oh, that wasn’t bad, and much easier than I expected”.   Each person’s pain tolerance plays a role as well as stress levels which can increase the intensity.  If you are a woman on your cycle, this will also play a role.  We recommend that you drink plenty of water to have your skin well hydrated.  Do not take Motrin, Aspirin or any type of blood thinners prior to a procedure.


Are there any restrictions to having these procedures?

Yes, there can be some medical issues that may prevent us from working on you.

  • If you are a diabetic, you must be in a controlled state, and your healing time may take longer. (Type I - insulin dependent diabetes will need medical clearance)

  • If you have glaucoma, you cannot have an eyeliner procedure.

  • If you have ever had shingles in the brow or near eye area, permanent makeup will not be performed as the procedure can cause a flare up.

  • If you have a history of cold sores, then you must be on a prescribed medication before, during and after any lip procedure.

  • If you are on blood thinners or fish oil, you must be off from these for 1 week prior.

  • If you are on a Retin A, retinols, tretinoin, you must be off of these 30 days prior and 30 days after procedure.

  • If you are on Accutane product, you must be off for 1 year

  • If you use Latisse, or eye lash enhancers, you must be off these for 2 months prior to an eyeliner procedure.

  • If you have had cosmetic surgery on your face, you must be healed at least 3 months.

  • If you have cancer, you must be 6 months past your last chemotherapy.

  • Botox should be performed 3 weeks after or 3 weeks before brow procedure.

  • No chemical peels 60 days before and 60 days after procedure.

  • You cannot have a tan on your face at the time of your appointment. Pigment will heal darker on tan skin and may be more sensitive and bleed more.

  • If you have lip fillers, you must be healed at least 6 weeks for a lip procedure.

  • If you are pregnant or nursing, you are not able to get a tattoo.

  • If you have prior tattooing that was not done by us you need to schedule a consultation.

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