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Cosmetic Tattooing FAQs

What is cosmetic tattooing?

Cosmetic tattooing is the art of placing specifically designed cosmetic tattoo pigments into the designated facial area. Cosmetic tattooing is more superficial than body art tattoos and the pigments used are extremely different to inks used on the body. Cosmetic tattooing fades to allow for facial movements, ageing and changes in trends. 

Corinna provides cosmetic tattoo treatments to the eyebrows and lips.

How many visits are needed?

2 visits are required to complete your cosmetic tattoo procedure. Failure to attend your second visit within the allocated amount of time will forfeit your second visit.  The second visit is needed to perfect your new eyebrows. At this appointment small edits can be made, colour adjusted and shape played with. If major changes to the original design are made, a third visit may be required.

Some clients who; have oily skin, taking medications, extremely active, require a change in design, colour or want to go darker or lighter may require an additional perfection visit. Please see price list for additional visit  pricing.

How long does cosmetic tattooing last?

The amount of time a cosmetic tattoo lasts varies vastly from person to person. Every effort is made by Corinna to ensure the longevity of every tattoo by providing the most up to date and state of the art techniques and aftercare. On average most clients get between 8 - 18 months out of their cosmetic tattoo before needing a maintenance visit. If a client chooses not to continue with cosmetic tattooing their initial design will eventually fade.

Does cosmetic tattooing hurt?

Numbing agents are used throughout each procedure to ensure client comfortability. Most clients do not feel any discomfort.

Clients are required to complete neccessary authorisation forms and patch tests to enable Corinna to obtain the correct anaesthetics for their treatment. 

How long does the procedure take?

Please see individual treatment times under the prices tab.

Why does cosmetic tattooing fade?

Pigments are used for cosmetic tattooing. Pigments are different to the inks that are used in body art. Pigments are made of metals and minerals that the body breaks down and utilises over time. Everyone fades at different rates. Factors which affect cosmetic tattooing retention includes but is not limited to; vitamin and mineral levels of client, medical circumstances, sun exposure, facial exfoliation, activity levels, skin type (oily, dry, combination), aftercare procedure. 

Corinna provides each client with the best possible treatment and post care advice to ensure the longevity of each and every tattoo.

What equipment is used to complete procedure?

Corinna uses a digital machine specifically designed for cosmetic tattooing to complete all tattooing procedures.

The digital machine is a safer method of implanting pigment into the facial area than the microblade. It implants more pigment throughout the procedure, giving clients a longer lasting finish which is designed not to cause long term scarring or skin damage.

What is the healing process?

Dry healing is recommended by Corinna. Therefore you will need to organise your daily schedule to accommodate for a minimum of 7 days of dry healing (no getting your eyebrows wet), no sweating and no exercise.

Your eyebrows will go through a 4 week healing process which will involve them initially being dark for up to 5 - 10 days, then will then flake and the true colour will show over the total 4 weeks healing time.

All results vary per person.  A detailed aftercare leaflet is given to every client at their treatment.

How is the tattoo designed?

Corinna works with clients to discuss and draw in the right shape based on clients face, skull shape, natural eyebrow or lip shapes. No tattooing starts until both Corinna and the client are happy. 

Please bare in mind that no ones face is symmetrical and although Corinna does her utmost to ensure symmetry, this may not always be possible to achieve.