FAQ & POLICY
Any General Questions Can be answered Below!
Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Deposits *CAN be transferred (once) to another appointment date if 72 hours notice is given. If you need to rebook again after an initial rebook , another deposit will have to be made in order to book you. Given the world health pandemic an exception will be made once to reschedule if you are ill or under the weather.
Your deposit will come off the grand total .
*This does not apply to Any promotional rates I offer . A deposit placed for promotional bookings can only be used for said day. If you have to rebook the initial booking and cancel with less then 72hrs , you cannot rebook for a promotional rate . Deposits cannot be refunded . Rebooking and cancellations last minute is a waste of time , there are people on a wait list .
If you decide you no longer want the procedure done , or something Came up you will have to forfeit your deposit, unfortunately. If your wanting to rebook but for the following month you will NOT receive the promotional rate and will need to make an additional deposit , unless 72 hours notice is given .
Deposits for Cosmetic Brow Tattooing are $125, Lip Blush is $150 & Freckles are $75 unless otherwise stated. All out of town appointments will require a 50% deposit .
WHAT HAPPENS IF I’M LATE ?
Anything longer than 10 minutes late will be considered a no-show. There are other clients in a day, so the schedule doesn't have much wiggle room. Cosmetic tattooing is a very time sensitive service and I have time set aside specifically before and after to clean and setup, everyone is different so some procedures take longer than others .
Your deposit will be forfeit and you will need to place another deposit to rebook PLUS a $25 no-show fee in order to rebook.
If you are running late, I urge you to contact me and let me know regardless of anything.
IN POOR HEALTH OR SICK ?
Unfortunately, it happens and isn’t ever planned, but regardless, times is spent preparing for your appointment. Generally when we find out we’re sick it is last minute .
Although, I am understanding to the unexpected, it still doesn’t pay my bills and my policies are set in place for a reason.
Be open and message me , even if it’s a a few days prior etc , let me know just incase . Communication with me is always best and usually an arrangement can be made.
If you are in poor health , have an infection, abscess , are having surgery done or have recently had surgery, have symptoms of COV-19 or a cold, Cosmetic tattooing is not appropriate for you at that time . Your immune system needs to be in an optimal state in order to heal your eyebrows as best as possible and keep you healthy . I know it can suck losing your deposit but again , I will not risk your health for beauty , it does not pay my bills and I don’t want to get sick or have my family get sick .
ARE MY PRODUCTS USED FOR COSMETIC TATTOOING DISPOSABLE AND STERILE ?
Yes, The tools I use are disposable meaning they come pre sterilized and pre packaged for single use. My Microblading tool and tattoo needles and tools used for numbing applications are all pre sterilized Single use. I will always make sure your skin and procedure area is sterile and clean to begin with.
WHAT SERVICES DO I OFFER ?
Microblading services, cosmetic tattooing such as combination brows (hybrid brows, whimsical powder brows ) , nano brows , powder/ombré and lip blush , freckles, eyeliner and brow tinting , waxing and lamination . DM me for any questions you may have! unsure of a permanent commitment to brows ? come in and try a tint and lamination session with us or read my PMU ebook to find out if you're ready.
WHAT FORM OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept all major credit cards, and cash however, we do not carry any change at the studio for any cash transactions.
DOES COSMETIC TATTOOING HURT?
To some degree there can be minor pain during the procedure 1/2 out of ten is average, everyone’s tolerance will be different. We do use topical numbing cream throughout the entire procedure. If you are a regular smoker the anesthetic will not last as long (this includes mary J. )We highly recommend not having this procedure done during your menstrual cycle or under the influence of marijuana as this often decreases your pain tolerance.
WHAT IS SALINE LIGHTENING?
Saline lightening is the process of using specialized saline solutions over the area you are looking to lighten/remove. We implant the product using a tattoo machine then allow the solution to penetrate the skin topically for 10 minutes. During the healing process the pigment is lifted out of the skin in the form of a scab. This could take anywhere from 3-10 sessions depending on your previous PMU history . Everyone’s tolerance is different however in most cases this procedure can give a mild to strong stinging effect. The area is numbed prior so most people feel quite comfortable.
WHY I DO NOT NUMB LIPS OR EYELINER PRIOR TO
The tissue on the lips is different than anywhere else on the body and does not respond the same to topical numbing. Pre-numbing changes the surface texture of the lips resulting in difficulties implanting pigment and over-working the skin causing more trauma and more pain. Once we have done the first pass over the lips we can then use a secondary numbing agent (if needed) that will make the rest of the procedure comfortable for you .
The use of pre-numbing for eyeliner can run the risk of pushing the capillaries to the surface which can cause bruising or the potential to migrate the pigment through the vascular path , this can lead to bleeding out . Once we have done a pass and broken open the skin , we can apply a secondary numbing agent (if needed) which will make the experience more comfortable for you.
Please note that the use of any type of numbing on the lips or eyes can result in excessive swelling and bruising but usually only lasts a few hours to a few days. You can apply ice to the lips if needed the first day of the procedure.
IF MY LIPS ARE DARK IN TONE HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED ?
You could need up to three sessions to neutralize the lips to achieve the desired tone, neutralizing will always be done at the first appointment . Packages for neutralization look a bit different in price and won't cost the regular touch up fee for both touchup sessions .
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
Most people are sufficient with topwo sessions booked 6-8 weeks apart (8-12 weeks for Lip Blush). In some cases a third session will be required if proper aftercare was not followed . The third session is not included in the price and will be an additional cost.
HOW OFTEN WILL I NEED A TOUCH UP?
Everyone is different in how frequent they will require touch ups. Everything from skin type to lifestyle will effect the longevity of your cosmetic tattoo. We recommend regular colour boosts annually for brows, eyeliner, lip blush can last longer. Fills are only booked before the area is 50% faded or within 24 months of your last service, whichever occurs first.
WHY DO I NEED TO HAVE ANOTHER APPOINTMENT AFTER MY INITIAL PROCEDURE?
This is a perfecting session. We will evaluate how you’ve healed and how the skin has held the pigment and make minor adjustments to ensure your cosmetic tattoo looks it’s best. Touch up appointments are made no sooner than 6 weeks after the initial session (8 weeks minimum for lips) and are complimentary up to 12 weeks after the initial session. Anything beyond 12 weeks will be an additional charge.
WHAT IS THE LONG TERM CARE OF COSMETIC TATTOOING?
Applying a SPF daily is recommended, especially during the summer months as sun and any type of tanning will prematurely fade your cosmetic tattoo. Any type of exfoliant such as chemical peels, laser treatment, abrasive manual exfoliation and serums or moisturizers containing retinols, glycolic, salicylic or lactic acids (BHA’s and AHA’s) will also fade your cosmetic tattoos and should be avoided over the brow area.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I STOP GETTING TATTOOED?
In most cases the pigment will start to fade and shrink away over time. It can take years to completely fade from the skin and in some cases removal will be required. The more often you are tattooed the longer it will last in the skin.
IS THERE DOWN TIME AFTER BEING TATTOOED?
There is generally no downtime however there may be swelling, redness, fluctuations of colour, flaking, peeling or scabbing of the area for 3-14 days. Excessive exercise should be avoided within the first 7-10 days.
CAN I GET TATTOOED IF I’M BREASTFEEDING?
No. We cannot perform any microblading, tattooing or henna procedures if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
CAN I GET TATTOOED IF I’M ON ACCUTANE?
No. You must have discontinued use of Accutane for a minimum of one year before you are eligible for cosmetic tattooing.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M A CANDIDATE FOR COSMETIC TATTOOING?
You are not a suitable candidate for cosmetic tattooing procedures:
• If you are under the age of 18
• If you are currently pregnant or nursing
• If you have taken Accutane during the past year
• If you have a history of keloids or hypertrophic scarring
• If you are currently undergoing chemotherapy
We require a doctors note clearance before performing any cosmetic tattooing procedures:
• If you are a diabetic.
• If you have epilepsy.
• If you have a pacemaker or major heart problems.
• If you’ve had an organ transplant.
• If you have any heart conditions, uncontrolled high blood pressure, poor general health or currently have any illness that compromises the immune system.
• If you have any skin irritations, Eczema or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.).
• If you have any viral infections and/or diseases.
LIP BLUSH: In cases where you are prone to cold sores you will be required to talk to your physician about taking a medication (Valtrex) a cycle prior to your appointment or for the duration of your healing.