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Cosmetic Tattoo Q and A

Why are there so many do’s & don’t’s for Cosmetic Tattoo?

Microblading is the most temperamental form of cosmetic tattooing due to the depth of ink placed into the skin. The most superficial hair strokes are what heals to be the most natural and feathery appearance. Proper pre and post care is VITAL to achieve great retention, results, while maintaining the long term integrity of your skin. This is why artists have such detailed contraindications and protocols for microblading.

Do you do consultations?

Consultations are usually done the day of the service. Enough time is booked for discussion of goals, shape, color, etc. If you have prior tattooing please book an in person consultation prior to booking, or send an email with photos in bright lighting.

My brows have disappeared after they healed. What happened?!

For optimal healed results, brow retention is 50% pre and post care, 25% artist/technique, and 25% body’s reaction. Your artist can have perfect technique but if you do not care for your tattoo properly, they will fade.

I have oily skin. Will microblading work for me?

Oily skin clients can all enjoy the benefits of microblading, however adding shading with it is recommended for best results. Clients with a combination of rosacea and extremely thin skin may have weak results. Your artist will let you know if microblading is not a good option for you. Powder brows (shading with no hair strokes) will look very pretty on oily skin and still have a natural finish.

How long do I need to avoid sun?

You should 100% continue to minimize sun exposure even after your tattoo is healed. Wear an SPF with at least 5% zinc (or SPF 15) to protect the pigment from UV rays. Nobody wants blurry blue brows!

Can I work out after microblading?

No sweating, gym or steam room activity for 7-10 days after. Not only will you have poor healed results (blurry/blotchy), but also poor retention and a new service may have to be booked. It’s best to follow after care instructions very carefully for optimal results.

Is there downtime with eyeliner tattoo?

There is mild-moderate swelling the first 1-2 days. Scabbing is minimal. Numbing cream is used throughout the entire service. Bruising is uncommon. Please note that results and side effects will vary for each individual client based on their level of sensitivity and pain tolerance.

How can I book an appointment

Just call us 0493092795

Is an 8 week touch up required?

An 8-10 week touch up may be necessary for some clients. More than half of our clients need a very minor touch up on a spot or two, and this comes with following after care instructions very carefully.

When can I put makeup on after my tattoo?

Typically when your tattoo has stopped flaking/peeling. Healing time may vary for each individual client.

Think Pigment Remover- why does it work so well?

Think Pigment Remover- why does it work so well?
Pigment removal is a journey and requires 2 treatments at least.
Think Pigment Remover consistently removes both organic and inorganic pigments from the full range of factors and has acidic nature.  It is dissolving the pigment, skin friendly and promotes quick and natural healing.
There are many contraindications for skin penetration treatments, including cosmetic tattooing and removal.


Types of contraindications:
– Contagious and non-contagious skin disorders.
– Use of blood thinning medications ( anti-coagulants).
– Biological changes such as pregnancy and breast feeding.
– Allergies.
– Broken skin in the treatment area.
– Keloid scar formation
– Active Herpes simplex.
– H.I.V
– Diabetes 1&2.
– Any conditions or disease of the kidney or liver
– Any bleeding disorders.
– Any history of epilepsy or seizures.
– Headaches, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision.
– Cancer
Patch test is compulsory before tattoo remover  procedure. It involves placement of tiny amounts of remover behind the ear or on the underside of the wrist.
A topical anaesthetic is usually required for removal treatments, for client comfort, although the treatment can work better without.
The duration of treatment will depend but a brow or lip will typically take about one hour. Eyeliner 30-45 minutes.

Before Procedure

For those clients who would like to get anaesthetics online I recommend to order from:

Tugun Compounding Pharmacy Address: 2/457 Golden Four Dr, Tugun QLD 4224 Phone(07) 5598 2411
Or in person from TerryWhite Chemmart Rockhampton Address: Shop 16 Bolsover Street City Centre Plaza, Rockhampton QLD 4700 Phone(07) 4922 3222

I will take some time to sit down and discuss your choice of permanent makeup. Including the colour and shape you want to achieve. We refer to previous client photos’ and to colour options. We assess the colour of your makeup and natural skin tone. I take a photo and start your client record file, recording all of the procedure for future reference. I draw in the exact shape of the area to be coloured. This is used as our guide and also gives us the opportunity to check that the balance and symmetry is perfect.

I then put the machine together using all pre-packaged and disposable parts. After I mix the colour, I check this again with you. I then turn on the machine so you get to see and hear how it works. I then apply a topical anaesthetic for 15 minutes, to help numb the area before we begin. I also apply more anaesthetic as we progress through the treatment to make it as comfortable as possible for you. For a full lip procedure, local anaesthetic is available from your Doctor or Dentist. I then apply the colour gently using more anaesthetic as we go. This enables me to keep the area numb during the procedure. This is the most comfortable method for applying a cosmetic tattoo. When your treatment is completed, I give you post-treatment instructions, apply Bepanthen-aftercare crème, Then I take another photo for your file and off you go.

For best results you are strongly encouraged to follow the aftercare advice and not to wear make up on the tattooed area for the first 7-10 days.

How long does the procedure take?

How long does the procedure take?

The first initial appointment will last approximately 2-2,5 hours including the consultation.

The perfection visit 4-8 weeks later will take approximately 2 hours.

Cosmetic tattooing is two step procedure so you will need your perfecting session for sure.

Touch up can not be done until the skin has finished healing and any adjustments to colour and shape are made on your second visit, please be patient.

Cosmetic Tattoo Aftercare

Cosmetic Tattoo Aftercare

There is no after pain following your treatment, you may experience slight swelling and feeling like windburn.

Please follow the instruction you will receive after your initial treatment.

Do not touch the treated area with your fingers as this can place introduce germs into the treated area.

No make up for at least 7 days, do not use serums or moisturisers with AHA’s or Vitamin A over the area.You can not donate blood for a period of 4 months post procedure.

For the next 24 hours wipe the area with a dump cotton tip or cotton pad to remove any discharge of lymph.

Use the cleansers and shampoo away from the area and use the aftercare you will be given.

No swimming or sauna for 7 days.

Apply Sunblock every time over your cosmetic tattoo because sun exposure can cause fading and colour change.

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