Frequently Asked Questions

People that:

  • Have poor eyesight and unsteady hands
  • Are physically challenged
  • Have thin or sparse eyelashes or eyebrows
  • Have traditional make-up allergies
  • Have permanent hair loss
  • Have oily skin
  • Have Vitiligo, Alopecia, cancer scars, Hyper & Hypo Pigmentation, or are burn survivors
  • Have asymmetrical facial features
  • Are busy every day and want to look their best
  • Travel, swim, or camp
  • Have had surgical procedures (Scars can be camouflaged)
  • Men may want permanent color to give the look of fuller eyebrows, or mask the effects of hair loss or to camouflage scars.

 Your permanent cosmetic make-up procedure can last for several years and depends upon the technician, skin type, the products used for the application, how deep the cosmetic tattoo was placed into the skin, how well you take care of the procedural area while it is healing and whether or not you use a total sun block after the procedure area has completely healed. All these factors will determine how long the procedure will last.    Maintenance color enhancement/color boosts are also suggested “as needed” to keep the procedure looking “fresh and new”.



The length of the procedure and number of visits vary depending on the area of  application and the complexity of the patient’s specific needs. Generally, it will take 1-1/2 to 2 hours for the first visit. Most people require at least one follow-up visit, which generally takes about one hour and should be scheduled out 6-8 weeks after initial procedure.

Your procedure area may be slightly swollen and irritated. This is called a "wheal and flare" reaction. The area may also be darker for a few days while it is healing because of the lymph and blood droplets that may have been brought to the surface during your application. While your procedure area is healing, it must go through three phases before you will experience your final results. The procedure area must first heal, peel and fade. Final results may take 6-8 weeks to completely heal.

After completion, you will receive a post-treatment care instructional sheet. The overall success of your procedure is contingent upon you following these instructions. A follow-up visit will be scheduled approximately 6-8 weeks from your initial application. This is to fine tune and touch-up any area of the skin that may have expelled the pigment.

Lifestyle, sun exposure, tanning beds, medical conditions, chemical exfoliants such as Retin-A, Glycolic or Alpha-hydroxy acid, other exfoliating skin care products, smoking and age of the skin all contribute to how the color could react over time.


The client who is allergic to traditional facial make-up is the perfect candidate for a permanent make-up procedure. The technician will patch test you in the area of the desired procedure, wait 6-8 weeks, and proceed as necessary.

Clients on medication should obtain a release from their physician prior to any permanent cosmetic make-up procedure. The release should be written on the physician's prescription notepad and sent to the technician's office prior to the start of any procedure.

If you have ever had a cold sore or fever blister, you must take an anti-viral pre-procedure. Your physician should prescribe Valtrex, Famvir or Zovirax. Herpetic outbreaks usually occur on the 3rd day post procedure and taking antivirals will lessen your chance of an outbreak. If you do experience a herpetic outbreak, you will lose the implanted pigment color in the area of the outbreak.

Permanent cosmetic procedures are safe if the technician has had a proper education and follows all of OSHA and CDC guidelines. Single use, sterile needles and machine parts are used for each client and then properly disposed of.

In most cases discomfort is minimal. Procedures are performed with topical anesthesia to help alleviate any discomfort.

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