FAQ – Permanent Makeup

Is the procedure sore?

It is more an irritation than what it is actual pain. Sensation varies from person to person. A numbing cream is used which leaves the area with decreased sensation. It does however get sore if the cream is not re-applied during the procedure as the area gets sensitive with more passes. Ensure your therapist uses the correct topical anaesthetics!

How long does it last?

You should have a touch up between 2 and 3 months of your first treatment to ensure the pigment is evenly in the skin, the pigment holds longer and that the colour has healed correctly. Thereafter we recommend you come when the area starts loosing colour or when you feel you need to use your pencil again. This can be anything from a year to five years or even longer.

How long does it take?

The appointment is an hour, the local anaesthetic is put on for 15 – 20 min, the procedure is done and completed in the hour.

Do u have to remove the eyebrows when doing eyebrow tattooing?

No – we only remove the hairs which are outside the normal brow line, the rest are left which gives a more natural appearance.

Why do some peoples fade more than others?

Everyone has a different skin type, skin texture, colour, moisture level and condition as well as the part the client takes in her aftercare. For example a dry skin fades faster than an oily skin as the oily skin has a constant oily protective layer over it while the dry skin exfoliates more resulting in colour loss.

Can the pigment or tattoo be removed if the client does not like it?

Yes the pigment can be removed but there are no guarantees that it will come out completely and it usually requires at least 3 treatments. There are removal aids which can be used to tattoo the pigment out of the skin but extreme care must be taken as the process is intricate and can only be performed by experienced permanent make-up artists.

Some advice and aids:

  • Proper aftercare ensures better results
  • If you are unsure – don’t do it – it is permanent so be certain you want it done.
  • Eyeliner and Lip-liner enhance the eyes and lips, eyebrows frame the face.
  • Perfect candidates are sportsmen and woman, those who struggle to see properly to apply make up themselves and those living rushed lives as it is get up and go!
  • Skin stretch around the eyes is minimised as you don’t have to apply eyeliner daily
  • Ensure you have referrals of the permanent make-up artist who is going to perform your treatment
  • Rather underestimate than overestimate – you can always go darker or thicker with your touch up