(also known as micro-blading/feathering or powder/ombre brows)
Save time getting ready with no brow pencil or powder needed (which means no more pigment running down your face at the beach or gym), and although you still need your brows maintained (plucked or waxed), the overall effect is fuller, more youthful brows and a more polished look.
Before anything permanent is done we will consult you as to the end result you're going for. Cosmetic tattooing should go undetected and be as subtle as possible. We take into account thickness, arch, length and the colour/pigment that will be used.
We spend time measuring the brows and drawing on the shape so they are perfectly symmetrical. We have a method to determine how far apart they are in the centre as well as the length of the brow, and the all-important arch. Each face shape is different therefore every brow is measured specifically to suit that particular face.
There are two different methods of cosmetic tattooing that are used
Method 1 – Microblading is used for hair strokes This technique is done by hand with a small disposable tool which has tiny needles in a row, the skin is lightly scratched into hair strokes and pigment is pushed into the strokes to make them darker, creating crisp strokes identical to that of a hair. This is the most natural technique to get the best natural looking brows. Touch up are required more often with this technique and is not ideal for anyone with oily skin.
Method 2 – Digital Tattoo Machine is used for ‘Powder/Ombre’ brows, eyeliner and lip tattoo’s. Most people are familiar with this as it is similar to a traditional tattoo, where you feel the buzzing and vibration of a tattoo machine. This method gives a more defined look, closer to that of makeup, leaving a behind a soft powdery finish within a crisp design. The density of the pigment that is implanted starts soft and light at the beginning of the brow and gradually gets darker and heavier towards the tail. This technique tends to last longer and is overall better for the integrity of the skin. This is great for the individuals who have little to no hair, oily skin, or those who prefer a more defined brow shape
A combination of both methods can be also be used, this is known as Combo brows. This gives you the best of both worlds. You will still get the subtle look of hairstrokes but will be slightly more defined with some shading through the brows
Your own hair isn't removed -- the feather strokes are made through your existing hair to visually bulk up patchy parts and create a full shape.
A topical anaesthetic cream is applied to numb the area before and during the procedure to make the treatment as comfortable as possible. Pain is subjective and pain threshold levels vary from person to person.
Treatments usually take between 1.5-2.5 hrs for first session and between 30-60 mins for touch up session. Most people liken it to a 'scratchy' sensation. It's not painful as we continue to apply anaesthetic during the entire procedure.
Cosmetic tattoo treatments need to be refreshed every 6-18 months depending on how well your skin retains the pigment. Within two years the pigment in the strokes will have blurred into a soft and extremely subtle 'wash of colour'. Oily skins break down the pigments and blur the 'crisp' lines at a faster rate than a dry skin type would. For that reason drier skin types get longer lasting results out of micro-feathering brow tattoo
Tattooing is also a viable option for those that have gone through chemotherapy or people with alopecia.
TATTOO - EYEBROWS
Powder ombre $550
4-6week perfecting session $150
Touch up - up to 6 months $200
Touch up - 6-12 months $250
Touch up - 12-18 months $300
Touch up - 18-24 months $350
Touch up - 2+ years $400
- $50 extra for combo touch-up