A $100 deposit is required in order to book an appointment. This is deducted from the total cost of your session. I require 48 hours notice if you decide to reschedule your appointment. We accept all major cc's, personal checks, and cash.
Please plan to come to your appointment 5-10 minutes early. If I am still with someone when you arrive feel free to relax in the waiting area.
Eyeliner procedures: Please arrive at your appointment wearing NO mascara or eyeliner.
Brow procedures: You may shape your eyebrows prior to your appointment if you have a specific shape preference. If you are unsure, or wanting to possibly change your existing shape, you may grow them out or stop grooming and they will be groomed during your appointment. If you wish to wax or thread them, please do so at least 3 days before your appointment.
Lip procedures: If you have ever had a cold sore, lip tattooing can potentially cause an outbreak. Because of this we recommend taking a prescription antiviral medication 1 week prior and 1 week after your procedure. The antiviral medicines available for treatment include acyclovir (Zovirax), famciclovir (Famvir), and valacyclovir (Valtrex) and are available through your doctor.
Guests are not allowed in the treatment area and young children are not allowed in the studio. Should you bring a guest, there is a comfy waiting area, but please ask them to be respectful of our session.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Microblading?
Microblading, also known as hair stroke eyebrow tattooing, 3D brows, eyebrow embroidery, etc., is a procedure categorized under permanent makeup, but unlike traditional cosmetic tattooing, it is less invasive and is considered semi-permanent. Microblading typically lasts 1-3 years, depending on skin type and skincare routine. The procedure is done by using a hand tool with ultra fine needles and each 'hair' is gently etched into the skin, giving an incredibly natural and realistic look. Microblading can dramatically correct or fully reconstruct lost eyebrow and is excellent for those wanting to enhance their brows or who have little to no eyebrows, thinning brows from age, or over tweezed brows. Pigments used are chosen to match the natural or desired brow color and skin tone will also be taken into consideration.
What are the restrictions with cosmetic tattooing?
Generally speaking, there is no downtime with permanent cosmetics. Most clients return to work the same day. All procedures will initially look too dark and/or thick immediately following your appointment. Tattoo healing typically lasts 5-10 days during which time swimming should be avoided along with minimal direct shower exposure to the treatment area.
Can I keep my own brow hair if I want my eyebrows done?
Absolutely! Any hair outside the designed shape can be waxed or tweezed just as you would normally do with your normal brow maintenance.
Are permanent cosmetics really permanent?
The cosmetics implantation technique deposits color pigment into the upper reticular layer of the skin and is considered permanent because it cannot be washed off. Unlike traditional tattoos performed on the body, I do not use standard tattoo ink. Our permanent makeup pigment is completely organic and custom blended in a way that would be impossible to find off the rack. It has a truer color due to fewer chemical components and is ideal when working with the undertones of skin. Every person is different in regards to pigment retention. Factors which effect longevity of permanent cosmetics are: pigment strength, skin type, and overall health. You will need periodic refreshing of color, depending on how light the shade of implanted pigment, as well as factors mentioned above.
I had an unsatisfactory procedure done elsewhere, can you fix it?
Probably. About 25% of my work is corrective. A consultation in advance of your appointment should be scheduled so I can look at the work in person to assess the work needed.
I want to schedule an appointment. What do I do?
Please call the studio line @ 503-954-1629. Calls are generally answered/returned throughout the day (no Sundays).