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Brows, Lips & Eyeliner

Permanent Makeup, also known as Cosmetic Tattoos, can be applied to the brows, eyes, and lips. The most obvious benefit is that they can save you time – upwards of 15-20 minutes a day!  Active people will never have to worry about their makeup smudging or fading — your brows, lips, and eyeliner won’t come off after swimming, working out, or showering.

Those with physical disabilities or impaired motor skills, such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease,  vision impairment, or multiple sclerosis, may benefit from permanent makeup because it’s difficult for them to apply makeup themselves. With cosmetic tattoos you can continue to wear makeup without having to worry about whether they’ve applied it accurately.

Our goal when applying permanent makeup is to give you a beautiful, natural ‘wake up and go’ look. We believe that you can always add makeup on top of healed permanent makeup when you want to ‘glam it up’ for an event. Of course, if you want more glam, just let us know at your appointment! 

Cosmetic tattoos can last anywhere from 12 months to 5 or more years, however the rate of fade depends on a number of factors such as age, skin type, and medications, and sun exposure (see our FAQ below).

Microblading

Microblading lasts between 6 – 18 months if proper aftercare instructions and upkeep are followed.

Powder Brows

Powder fill techniques and pigments have come a LONG way and the results that we have with our clients is soft and powdery, often undetectable from traditional cosmetic pencils, except that they are perfectly applied 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Unlike microblading, we use a rotary tattoo machine which implants the pigment deeper into the skin, resulting in a longer lasting tattoo. There are a few styles to choose from:

  • Hybrid – A combination of microblading and soft machine shading.
  • Powder Eyebrows – Soft shading from the head to tail of the eyebrow.
  • Ombre eyebrows – Ombre has a soft gradient “fade” closer to the top & head of the brow.

Permanent Eyeliner

Permanent eyeliner is one of my favourite treatments, it makes the eyes appear more open and refreshed. Eyeliner is applied using a tattoo machine to give a soft natural looking enhancement or a more defined line, depending on your preference. 

We start each treatment with a thin line placed within your lash line. It does not extend above the lash line. Eyeliner may be applied to the upper and lower eyelids.

For more detailed information about eyeliner, please read this article.

  • Enhancement – A thin stroke of pigment applied along the lash line to enhance the colour and shape of the eye.
  • Classic – slightly thicker than an enhancement and goes above the lash line. It is visible when you close your eyes.
  • Smokey liner – Pigment is applied along the lash line and just above eyelid.
  • Smokey Shadow –  Pigment is applied along the lash line and onto the eyelid with a method that creates a soft, smokey look.

Lip Blush

Lip Blush is a beautiful, sheer, permanent lip tint! It provides a more youthful and voluptuous look for your lips. This tattoo doesn’t have harsh outlines (lip liner) and is not dark or look like lipstick. It is perfect for anyone who has pale lips, lost definition of their shape due to age or the use of lip fillers. Lip Blush will make your lips appear fuller and won’t restrict your from wearing lipstick when the mood or occasion strikes.

Imagine the time and money that will be saved not drawing your lips several times each day!

Unfortunately, lip blush is not currently available due to Covid-19. 

What you need to know about Permanent Makeup

Maintenance

All cosmetic tattoos have an element of maintenance in order to keep them looking their best.

Approximately 8 weeks after the initial treatment each client will require a touch-up. This touch-up finishes (perfects) the look of the tattoo by allowing your artist to  make minor adjustments to the shape and/or size and to fill in any gaps that may have healed lighter and/or patchy. Without this session your tattoo is incomplete!

Annual refreshers are recommended for ALL treatments. In order to keep your tattoo looking its best you will be required to get an annual touch-up, also known as a colour boost. This colour boost will be  required every 12-36 months, depending on the treatment area.

Safety & Tools

For your safety we only use single use tools. All of our pigments and numbing creams are North American made and Health Canada Approved. We always wrap machines and cords, protect surfaces with barrier film, and sanitize the studio between clients. All sharps/needles/blades are disposed of in an approved sharps container and disposed off at the appropriate facilities. 

We hold the following certifications for your safety:

  • Bloodborne Pathogen
  • Beauty Safe Level 1 General Trade Practices 
  • Beauty Safe Level 2 Cosmetic Tattooing
  • World Health Organization Infection Prevention and Control for COVID-19 
  • Barbacide COVID-19 Certification for the Professional Beauty Industry

Please read our complete Covid-19 Safety Plan here.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are active, want to look your best every day, or if any of the following describes you, then you are a candidate for permanent makeup:

  • Poor vision or blindness
  • Unskilled at applying conventional makeup
  • Allergies
  • Sparse, light, or no eyebrows
  • Alopecia
  • Unsteady hands
  • Going through chemotherapy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Tremors
  • Oily with large pores
  • Very fair and afraid of color
  • Makeup smears or smudges and never stays in place
  • Want to free yourself of the time it takes to apply makeup every day
  • If you have NO history of keloid (raised) scarring in your family
  • Thinning brows due to thyroid disorders

If any of the following describes you, then you are NOT a candidate for permanent makeup.

  • Diabetic (Doctor’s note required)
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Have glaucoma
  • Taking blood-thinning medicines (e.g. aspirin, Heparin)
  • Cortisone
  • Steroids
  • Acutaine (must be off of it for 12 months)
  • Retin-A
  • Renova
  • Those with skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, undiagnosed rashes or  blisters and those with easily triggered post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation are not good candidates.

Please note:

  • If you have extremely oily skin and/or large pores then microblading is NOT an option for you. You would benefit from a powder/ombre brow. 
  • If you have little to no existing hair, your tattoo will appear more 2-dimensional than those clients who have more hair naturally.
  • Eyeliner and lip procedures work well on most people.
  • Eyeliner clients must be off of lash serum for 2+ months prior to being treated.
  • If you are a frequent smoker, your pigment may fade sooner.
  • If you are iron deficient or Anemic, your pigment may fade sooner and bleeding/bruising may occur during and after the procedure.

How you prepare for your appointment will determine how well you receive the pigment that is implanted during your cosmetic tattoo. To ensure you have the best experience possible, please read the following in advance of your appointment. 

How to prepare: 2-3 weeks before your Appointment

  • Avoid having botox, and chemical/laser peels at least 2-3 weeks in advance of your appointment.
  • Check ingredients in your skin care products to ensure that you are not using any type of acids, Alpha Hydroxy, Retinol-A etc. Do not use ANY anti-aging or anti-acne products for at least two weeks before your appointment.
  • Do not use topical steroids on the treatment area for at least two weeks before your appointment. 

How to prepare: 7 Days before your Appointment

  • If you normally have waxing, threading or tinting performed on your eyebrows, please have it done at least three days prior to your appointment, ideally, this should be done a full week in advance. Any stray hairs that fall outside of the final design may be removed.
  • You must be off blood thinners for a minimum of seven (7) days prior to your appointment. If you are on any blood thinning products, please visit your doctor to obtain their approval and/or advice.
    • Blood thinning products include: Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and ibuprofen.
    • Blood thinners can cause excessive bleeding during the procedure which can cause poor colour retention.
  • Avoid extensive sun exposure three days before the procedure

How to prepare: The day before

  • Refrain from taking drugs and drinking heavily (or at all) the day before and day of your procedure as this can cause excessive bleeding.
  • Avoid caffeine.
  • Avoid mood altering drugs for 8 hours in advance of your appointment.
  • Pre-read the health and consent forms sent in your confirmation email.

How to prepare: Appointment Day

Come to your appointment well rested, hydrated, and excited for your transformation!!

We suggest that you come to the appointment with a clean face and bring photos of your typical makeup looks (everyday and glam). Erin will work with you to design the shape, size, and colour of your new permanent makeup and review every step of the process with you.

Please leave your friends and family at home! Guests are not permitted in the treatment area – no exceptions.

Precautions

Tell your technician if you have any chronic illnesses or allergies

As a precaution we do not perform procedures on nursing or pregnant women.

If any of the following describes you, then you are NOT a candidate for permanent makeup.

  • Diabetic (Doctor’s note required)
  • Have glaucoma
  • Taking blood-thinning medicines (e.g. aspirin, Heparin)
  • Cortisone
  • Steroids
  • Acutane (must be off of it for 12 months)
  • Regular use Retin-A
  • Renova
  • Those with skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, undiagnosed rashes or  blisters and those with easily triggered post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation are not good candidates.

It is recommended that you wait at least 14 days before going on vacation after having the procedure.

PLEASE NOTE
We will not  perform the permanent makeup on minors.
We reserve the right to refuse treatment to anyone, for any reason.
If you arrive unprepared for your appointment and you are unable to proceed you will lose your deposit.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

Your aftercare maintenance, as outlined below, is very important and will directly impact the outcome of your tattoo.

  1. Wash your hands before touching any treated area.
  2. Blot the treated area. We have created a wound and all wounds weep body fluids. Some will weep more and for a longer period than others. Removing these fluids by blotting off the treated area is critical to a good result and optimum color retention. If these fluids are not removed (blotted) you will get heavier scabbing. Heavy scabbing can pull out the pigment which will result in light spots and unevenness of color. Blot your new tattoo every 15 minutes upon leaving The Perfect Feather. Continue until weeping has subsided. The following three days please blot the area periodically throughout the day.
    • If you have eyebrow hair please make sure you are getting beyond the hair and actually blotting the tattooed skin.
    • Same instructions for eyeliners. This can be a tender area to blot but it is important that you do. Lips…keep them in their natural position while blotting.
  3. Use cool packs (not frozen) to help reduce swelling. Dampen cotton pads with filtered/bottled water and place in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes; apply for 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off. Cooling the area is most beneficial the first 24 hours. Sleeping slightly elevated may also help in the reduction of swelling.
  4. Wash your new tattoo. Use a mild cleanser on and around the procedure area. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliates. Dove, Dial, Cetaphil, and Neutrogena are good choices. Use a very light touch cleansing your procedure twice a day. Make sure you rinse off all cleanser. Pat dry. Wait 15 minutes before applying ointment after getting the procedure wet. Never put ointment on a wet or damp tattoo.
    • Showering – keep your showers quick and cool! Keep your face out of the water and avoid getting it wet until you wash it (as directed above) at the end of your shower. Wash your hair and rinse back away from your face. Do not let the shower spray hit you directly in the face. Your face/procedure will only be getting wet at the very end of the shower.
  5. Apply ointment as directed. ONLY USE THE OINTMENT I PROVIDE FOR YOU – NOTHING ELSE!!! Although it is important to use ointment, using it excessively can starve the skin of air and can result in pigment loss during the healing period. So, use it sparingly – just enough to moisten the skin. Allergic reactions are rare but possible. If you notice a rash or think you’re having a bad reaction, stop using the aftercare immediately and consult your doctor.
    • Eyebrows, no ointment for the first 24 hours. Apply a thin, light coat of ointment 3 or 4 times a day for the remaining of the healing process (6-7 days). Always blot of any of the prior ointment and area before applying new layer of ointment…this applies to all areas.
    • Eyeliner, no ointment for the first 48-72 hours, after which you apply a very light coat of ointment once in the morning and once in the evening for the following 2 to 3 days. Eyes are very sensitive to ointment so use sparingly. Try to keep the ointment contained to the eyeliner above and below the lashes, not in the eye itself. If you feel any discomfort IN the eye itself, this is not normal and you should immediately see an eye doctor and contact me as well.
    • Lips, always keep the lips moist with the balm provided. and use a lip balm with SPF once all the scabs have come off for 2 weeks to preserve colour.
  6. Keep it clean!
    • Wait 3-5 full days before pet grooming, gardening, dusting, or anything that causes dust, dirt and/or dander. No horseback riding, camping, ATV riding etc.
    • No exercise, excessive sweating or swimming for 10 days. NO EXCEPTIONS!! Do not do any activity that causes you to sweat or make your face get red and hot. Stay out of all bodies of water including; lakes, oceans, swimming pools, hot tubs, etc.
    • Change your sheets and pillowcases the day of your treatment.
      STAY OUT OF THE SUN! Keep your face protected whenever you’re outside. Wearing glasses outdoors is a good way to protect healing eyeliner.
    • Absolutely NO topical makeup on the treated area(s) for a minimum of 5 days. Makeup will slow down the healing process AND increase your chance for infection. You may apply your makeup around the new procedure area but avoid applying ON the healing areas.
    • Clean the area with saline solution and a clean Q-Tip or Cotton Swab should your new tattoo come in contact with a potential irritant (soaps, make up, etc.,).
    • No tweezing or waxing the eyebrows for 10 full days. NO FACIAL, PEELS OR ANY ‘FACE STUFF’ FOR TWO FULL WEEKS!
    • After your eyeliner procedure we suggest that you:
      • purchase new mascara.
      • do not wear contact lenses for 5 full days.
      • do not use an eyelash curler for 2 weeks as it stresses the tissue in this area.
      • wait 8 weeks before applying strip lashes or lash extensions, as well as using Latisse or similar products. Lash serums may lighten the tattooed color on some occasions.
    • After your lip blush we suggest that you:
      • do not rub the lips in any way
      • do not let the lips get wet other than when using the cotton pad to clean gently. 
      • Avoid foods that can cause rubbing, irritation, or friction on the lips (spicy food included).
      • avoid smoking
  7. Some tenderness, puffiness (even bruising), redness, and itching is quite normal for the tattoo healing process. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR SCRATCH the treated area as this could result in your color healing uneven, as well as the risk of scarring and infection. Apply pressure with a clean Q-Tip should the tattoo’d area become itchy.
  8. RELAX and trust the process! It’s just a tattoo. It will lighten, soften and heal in a matter of days. As long as you follow the instructions you will be fine!! Complications are extremely rare. If you think you may have an infection, consult your doctor, and let us know as well.

Trust the process

  • REMEMBER, all permanent makeup procedures require a minimum of two treatments to be deemed ‘complete’! Reserve judgement of your finished cosmetic makeup procedure until all of the necessary touch up work has been completed.
  • Schedule your touch-up for 6-8 weeks after your initial session.
  • DO NOT freak out or be upset when your scabs fall off and the colour appears dramatically lighter– the pigment is deposited into the upper dermal layer and needs time to rise to the surface as your skin heals over the next couple of weeks. It takes about one month for the colour to ‘bloom’.
  • Come back for maintenance appointments every 1-3 years to keep your cosmetic tattoo’s looking their best.

PLEASE NOTE

Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery and other procedures, and age of skin all contribute to fading. Though rare, infection is possible. If you see signs of infection such as persistent increased redness or swelling, fever, drainage or oozing, contact your doctor immediately!

Once Healed

  • Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, you may apply sunscreen on the treated area. Wear large sunglasses and a hat for further protection.
  • Rinse and dry the area thoroughly when in contact with chlorine.
  • Glycolic acid, microdermabrasion, and chemical face peel products must be kept away from the tattooed area as continued use could lighten the pigment.
  • If you are having laser resurfacing or laser hair removal after your tattoo has healed, please inform the laser technician. Continue at your own discretion. Laser procedures may darken, lighten, or discolor the tattooed area.
  • Once the treated area is completely healed, any changes or additions that need to be made can be done at your follow-up.

We do not offer guarantees for any treatments.

Everyone is different and heals at different rates. The surface of the skin will heal the fastest, typically in 5-15 days. Below the surface the skin it takes about 4-5 weeks to completely heal and re-strengthen. Below is a guideline for the typical healing process for the each treatment area. Trust the process! 

Eyeliner Healing Agenda

Day 1 – You will have anywhere from slight to heavy swelling. This depends on each client’s body. You may have bruising. You may appear as though you have been crying or have allergies. The eyeliner will appear thicker and darker than what it will heal up to be. No contact lenses for 5 days. No Visine.

Day 2 – The morning of day 2 is when the swelling will typically peak. Plan to use your cool packs! The darker and thicker appearance lingers, and the area will feel tight and tender.

Day 3-4 – Less swelling. The eye tissue still feels tight and tight. The peeling process begins. Start ointment in 48-72 hours. Some itching is quite normal, the ointment will help relieve this feeling.

Day 5-7 – Dark outer color continues to flake off and you will see a softer, thinner eyeliner. Color may look grayish or ashy until the color clarifies (around week 4). You can go back to wearing your contact lenses at day 5.

Eyebrow Healing Agenda

Day 1 to 2 –  Don’t be concerned that your eyebrows initially appear darker and heavier in size than you desire. Immediately following the appointment your eyebrows are approximately 20-25% darker and bolder in width than they will be when healed. Your skin is red under the pigment which causes the colour to appear darker. There is some swelling, although difficult to actually see due to the thickness of the skin in the eyebrow area. This will subside.

Day 3 – Exfoliation begins. Eyebrows start to itch and will appear a bit thicker in texture. This will cause the excess pigment surrounding the eyebrow procedure to flake away and a more narrow appearance will result.

Day 4 – The skin begins to flake, peeling from the outside edges first. New skin will heal over the pigment area and result in a softer appearance of your eyebrows. It is critical that you DO NOT PICK or SCRATCH at the flaking/scabbed skin. This can result in loss of pigmentation.

Day 5-10 – Colour finishes flaking off and appears softer and grayer for a few days until the colour clarifies. It can take up to four weeks for the colour to clarify and for the final result to appear. Patience is key and this is all part of the process.

Lip Blush Healing Agenda

Day 1  – Your lips will look swollen and bold in both colour. You may experience bruising, swelling, tingling, tenderness, and dryness. Your lips may feel like they need to crack when you move your mouth. This is normal. Apply ice packs as needed (15 minutes on, 15 minutes off). 

Day 2 – Swelling, redness, and oozing can occur. Pain and tenderness will subside usually within 24-48 hours.

Day 3-4 – Your lips will feel tight and begin to flake. The colour will look uneven or patchy.

Week 2-3 The lips may lighten more than anticipated at week 2, and the true colour will show during week 3.

PLEASE NOTE

Lifestyle, medications, smoking, metabolism, facial surgery and other procedures, and age of skin all contribute to fading. Though rare, infection is possible. If you see signs of infection such as persistent increased redness or swelling, fever, drainage or oozing, contact your doctor immediately!

7 Factors That May Affect Wound Healing:
 
Age
Aging affects everything in the body and (as anyone who’s ever read a beauty magazine already knows) that includes the structure and function of the skin. Everything slows down during the aging process, including the phases of wound healing. Skin gets thinner and the body shows a decreased inflammatory response meaning that, as you get older, your skin is predisposed to injury and will heal slower when an injury occurs.
 
Nutrition
Proper nutrition is vital to optimal healing. A wound is unable to heal properly if you lack the necessary nutrients for cell repair and growth.
 
Obesity
Anyone surpassing their ideal body weight by 20% or more has a greater risk of infection when healing a wound.
 
Repeated Trauma
If you have multiple wounds or have undergone a severe trauma (e.g. surgery) your body’s defense mechanisms will be limited and slow wound repair.
 
Skin Moisture
Skin needs an adequate amount of fluid and moisture to be viable. If you’re prone to dry skin (especially common in the elderly) you may be at risk for skin lesions, infection, and thickening, which will all impair wound healing. On the flip side, if the skin is too wet, you’re at risk for developing maceration and/or infections, so maintaining an optimal level of skin moisture is imperative for healing wounds.
 
Chronic Conditions
Chronic diseases have a direct impact on the body’s natural ability to heal. Cardiovascular conditions are among the most detrimental, but diabetes and immunodeficiency conditions can also slow wound repair.
 
Medication
Prescription medications can have a negative effect on healing. For instance, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs often prescribed for arthritis and found over the counter as aspirin and ibuprofen, can interfere with the inflammation stage of the healing process. Anticoagulants have the capacity to disrupt blood clotting, while immunosuppressants may weaken the immune system and enhance the risk of infection.
Pain threshold levels vary from person to person. We use highly-effective, topical anesthetic products before and during your procedure. Every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure. Heavy smokers and clients with Fibromyalgia may experience increased sensitivity. 
 
Comfort tips:
Avoid being treated during your menstrual cycle.
Come well rested and well hydrated.
Arrive on time.
Come prepared. Have all forms filled out and well informed about your treatment.

Technically, all cosmetic tattoos, including microblading, are considered permanent because the colour is implanted into the upper dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, the pigment is implanted more superficially than a traditional tattoo, so it naturally fades over time and requires touch-ups to maintain it.

We use Canadian & American made, vegan & cruelty free pigments , They are 100% vegetable based with NO HEAVY METALS.

We will always choose a colour together – it should never be a surprise!

We will look at the various colours together and may apply  a small amount of different coloured pigments to the skin near the treatment area. This will help us choose the best match for your skin tone and personal preference. 

For most clients, a minimum of two treatments are usually needed, at least 6 weeks apart. With most procedures, the colour looks dramatically lighter after the first week. Some clients prefer this, while others opt for a bolder look. At the second session, we will assess the colour retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates.

If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly after the first session, do not worry! We can always go darker and add more intensity at your next appointment. I always say that we can always go bigger and darker, but we can’t go back. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you have had your eyebrows previously tattooed and are interested in a cover-up/re-work, you MUST come for a free consultation, or email a clear picture before your appointment. We cannot guarantee results for cases such as these and we must approve that your eyebrows are workable. In some cases where the previous work is too dark, dense, discoloured, or large, tattoo removal will be highly recommended before we begin the cover-up/re-work. Previously tattooed areas and cover-ups will almost always require additional touch-ups for best results and will be charged accordingly.

The color will be darker for the first 5-15 days. That is because color is both implanted in the dermal layer of the skin and is also sitting on top of the skin (that is the slight scabbing/crusting). It will get softer looking over the next 2 to 6 weeks as it heals.

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Although most people feel they can return to work or other daily activities immediately; there may be some redness, slight swelling and the area treated may have a thin scab/crust for 7-15 days. The healing process varies from person to person and depends on the procedure performed.

Cosmetic tattoo and microblading treatments should be considered permanent, however, they will fade over time and may need to be refreshed every 1-2 years. The pigment used is designed to fade as styles change and people may not want the same brows forever!

Multiple sessions are normal for cosmetic tattoo procedures, with each new procedure requiring a minimum of 2 visits. Your second session can be booked no sooner than 8 weeks after the initial appointment.  All treatments will be charged according to our current pricing, which is calculated from the date of your last treatment. Previously tattooed areas will generally require additional appointments.

Hybrid and powder/ombre brow techniques will typically last longer than microblading because more pigment is placed in the skin. Fading typically begins within 12 months.

Factors that will cause your microbladed brow tattoo fade faster:

  • Poor Aftercare
  • Sun exposure
  • Exfoliants
  • Strong immune systems
  • Exposure to salt water
  • Smoking
  • Iron deficiency
  • Using Retinol-A or Aha on and around your eyebrows
  • Chemical peels/ frequent exfoliation

Please note that final results CAN NOT be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. Results will vary from client to client. 

For clients that choose a softer look and lighter color shade initially or those who did not follow the after care instructions properly may require more frequent touch ups.

At your appointment we will analyze your skin’s undertone colour to create a customized pigment ‘recipe’. For most people the pigment will stay true to colour, becoming softer and faded as time goes by. However, there are some instances where colours may fade to different tones. There are many factors that could cause this (see ‘how long will it last‘ in FAQ’s).

At each touch-up appointment we analyze how your permanent makeup has faded and adjust the pigment recipe to make any corrections/adjustments to the colour to prevent further colour change.

There are a few things that affect the length of time permanent makeup looks fresh:

  • Hormones – sadly, there isn’t too much we can do about this!
  • Sun Exposure – as with any tattoo, sun exposure will make the colour soften faster. These tips can help:
    • Eyeliner
      • Wear sunglasses as often as possible.
      • gently cleansing the eyelids daily.
    • Eyebrows
      • Use a high quality sunscreen everyday. I would suggest a minimum of SPF of 30.
    • Lips
      • Always use moisturizing lip products that include sunscreen
  • Skin Care products & treatments – Avoid using anti-aging products on or around the tattooed area. Peels, dermabrasion, exfoliation, laser treatments should be avoided. We suggest that at any future facial treatments you inform the technician that you have had a cosmetic tattoo.
  • Medications – some medications may affect your healing time or color retention. Medications often prescribed for troubled skin are a red flag that you should wait for your service. Those on ACCUTANE must wait a full calendar year prior to obtaining permanent cosmetic services. Prior to your appointment please inform us of any medications, vitamins etc., that you are taking (prescribed or otherwise). 

When you look in the mirror and wonder if you should add color with a pencil, you may consider coming in for a touch-up to your permanent makeup, that said, we suggest you wait at least 1 year from your last appointment. Use topical makeup if needed to enhance your treatment area until your scheduled touch-up. 

Expected ‘life expectancy’ of you cosmetic tattoos:

  • Eyeliner –  touch-ups are typically required every 1 – 4 years.
  • Powder/Ombre brows-  touch-ups are typically requested every 1 – 4 years.
  • Microblading –  with proper aftercare and daily protection you should not require a touch-up for 12 months to 2 years.

If it’s been a minute since your last PMU service, you may be wondering… When is it time for an annual touch-up?!

Here are 3 signs that it’s time to book an appointment:

  • The pigment has noticeably shifted in color, to look a little too cool or too warm.
  • It has lightened enough that your natural hair looks darker than the tattoo, and/or you now want to wear makeup again.
  • The edges are losing definition and becoming hard to see clearly.

So many factors go into how your PMU age: aftercare, sun exposure, skincare, medications, skin type, medical conditions, vitamin deficiencies… the list goes on. Minor shifts in their appearance over time are not unusual!

At your annual touch-up, we’ll correct the tone, intensify the color, refresh your shape, check the symmetry, and redefine the edges. And lucky for you: an annual touch-up only requires 1 session!

If you identified with any of those 3 points above, it’s time to book your annual touch-up.

If that is you, YOU are an IDEAL person for our services!!

Thats said, you really need to think about the investment that you are about to make. While any of these treatments will benefit your greatly, you will need to invest TIME to achieve your desired results. 

  • Eyeliner and lips generally heal BEAUTIFULLY with ONE week of proper after care.
  • Powder brows and microblading require TWO+ weeks of proper aftercare.

Any perspiration, over exertion, or excessive moisture will compromise your investment (aka, your new lips, brows, or eyeliner). Also, SALT is typically used to remove pigment and sweat is very high in salt content. Sweat and the water in swimming pools will also increase your chance for infection. 

If you cannot commit to the healing process please don’t book an appointment! Remember, it is just as important to us that your permanent makeup heals beautifully.

You wan to keep the treated area free from bacteria during the healing process – this  is vital to preventing an infection. Cosmetics should not be used on or around the treated area until it is fully healed. This can be anywhere from 5-15 days depending on the service and your typical healing pattern.

As a precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.
 

Most clients have certain factors that greatly influence the success of permanent makeup for their brows. When we meet will discuss this in details, but it is good to com informed. Answering a few simple questions really helps us decide which technique is right for you.

Is your skin oily, do you have large pores. Is your skin wrinkled? Do you have sun damaged? If the answer is YES, powder/ombre brows will be best for you. You are NOT a candidate for microblading. Your skin type will simply not allow the hair strokes to heal beautifully within the skin. They tend to blur and often look powdery anyway. We want you to have a realistic expectation of the end result and we will be honest with you regarding the style brow we believe you will be most happy with.

Are you fair skinned or afraid of color? If the answer is YES – you are probably one of the gorgeous faces looking for a ‘lift’ to your appearance because your natural brows do not give the frame to your face that most clients are looking for. If this describes your skin or your fears, then powder/ombre brows, when done correctly, can produce a very soft, very natural, “barely there” brow that will give your face a proper frame. You may not be a candidate for microblading as the very light pigment may simply not be visible when it heals.

Do you have lots of natural brow hair but want to define the shape or add some depth? Microblading would be a great option. 

Do you have existing hairs that are very light or white? If the answer were YES, then you will need to think about maintenance. White hairs are more visible on the surface no matter which technique is used. A very soft powder brow, behind the light hairs, is BEAUTIFUL. If you are certain that you want a medium to dark color brow, then you need to realize that maintenance of your natural hairs will be required. Regular tinting of your natural hairs is one option, shaving or waxing is another. It is important to realize that white or very light brows create a beautiful dimension to a soft powdery brow without locking you into ongoing weekly maintenance. Alternatively, creating a slightly bolder frame to your face can appear to take years off a maturing face and create an illusion of an eyelift. This is really a personal decision that only you can make. Remember, if we start light, we can always add some additional intensity at a future appointment – we can always go bigger and bolder but we can’t go back!

Our faces are not symmetrical and neither are our brows! Our goal is to make them look similar enough to complement your face and enhance your beauty. A perfect match is impossible and quite frankly, not our goal. You should have a realistic expectation of this to be happy with the outcome. 

Yes! For eyeliner treatments you need to come WITHOUT lash extensions. Not only will they be in the way, they are also covered with bacteria and will increase your chance for infection. We suggest keeping lash extensions off until you are completely healed from your touch-up.

Contact lenses also need to be removed prior to your appointment. We suggest keeping them off for 5 days post procedure to prevent any issues as you heal.

 YES!  If you are currently using ANY lash growth product such as EyeEnvy, Latisse, RevitaLash etc. you must discontinue using these products for two months prior to an eyeliner procedure. Failure to do so can result in poor retention, excessive sensitivity and bleeding during the treatment.

Lips are the most challenging service we offer. Not everyone is an ideal candidate. We require at least a photo by email or possibly a consultation to determine if this service is appropriate for you.

If you have a history of cold sores (herpes simplex) – even if you have only ever had ONE, you are required to obtain a prescription for an antiviral medication from your Doctor prior to your lip blush appointment. This should be taken the day of/day prior to your appointment. Contact us if you have any questions.

Do you plan on maintaining fillers throughout your lifetime? If not, consider your lip service first. If you plan on maintaining fillers, we can do the procedure after as long as they have had time to settle. We recommend waiting a minimum of 2 weeks after you injections. If at some point you don’t maintain the injections there is a risk your lip line will appear slightly uneven. This should be discussed at the lip consultation.

Permanent Makeup is an art. We have spent years training, creating, and refining our artistic skills, and continue to attend annual training to stay current with the latest advancements in permanent makeup and safety.

We believe our work speaks for itself and while price can be an important part of your decision process, it certainly shouldn’t be the deciding factor. The length of time someone has been performing permanent makeup is not alone an indicator of the quality of his or her work.

You may consider saving up to go to the artist that has demonstrated their skills with good reviews and a portfolio that speaks to you (ka, you like the look of their work). Having a cosmetic tattoo done well the first time is much less expensive than having correction work performed. Correction work can take months and involve multiple appointments resulting in fees adding up to $1,000 or more, depending on the number of appointments needed.

Choosing an artist can be stressful, but we suggest that you use the internet to your benefit.  

  • Learn about the Artist’s experience and education. Explore their website to find out more about their background, certificates and on-going education.
  • Read their reviews. See the bottom of this page for just some of our 5 Star reviews.
  • View the Artist’s portfolio, website, and social feeds. Check out our work here.

Please book a consultation!!

A virtual consult is completely free of charge and gives you the opportunity to express your concerns and ask questions. This will help you to make a decision that you feel 100% confident about. Please do your research, and look through our online portfolio while making your decision.

Visit our booking page to book a free consult today. 

Yes, I hold many certifications!

  • Center for Permanent Makeup – Microblading, 2016
  • Beautiful Bright Smile  – Professional Teeth Whitening, 2017
  • Lunderful Beauty Pro’s – Lash Lift & Tint, 2018
  • Tebori Academy – Advanced Microblading
  • Tebori Academy – Powder Brows, Lips & Eyeliner, 2018
  • Bee Pampered – Henna Brows, 2018
  • Kristina Milnicenco/5 Star Beauty – Lip Blush, Shadow Liner, & Powder Brows, 2018
  • DermaSpark – Microneedling, 2019
  • Lacquer – Brow Lamination, 2019
  • Beauty by B – Brow Waxing, 2020

The short answer is no.

Friends, kids, spouses, etc. are not permitted in the studio – No exceptions. This is for insurance AND health authority regulations. 

Read this article to find out exaclty what an appointment at the Perfect Feather is like!