FAQs

I’ve heard that these procedures require multiple sessions. Why is that necessary?

Multiple visits are necessary for several reasons. One is due to the condition of the skin. Each skin type is different. Some skin types are thicker and healthier and more pigment will be retained in one session. Also, fine details, additional color depth, or design adjustments are easily made after the initial healing is complete. A follow-up visit is scheduled, if only to meet the healed outcome of the procedure, and agree that no further work is necessary. Heavy eyeliner will require 3-4 visits. Remember that, once your eyeliner is to your liking, it will last for several years and most likely, your lifetime! Discuss any concerns you have with your artist. Be very clear on what to expect during the process of having permanent cosmetics.

Typically it takes 2 seatings to achieve a desired result. Seatings are scheduled a minimum of four weeks apart in order to allow time for healing.

Is it permanent? I’m worried about the word “permanent.”

Although the industry calls it permanent, the cosmetic pigment is made of all natural minerals and it does fade over time, especially with prolonged sun exposure. Certain products and medications, such as glycolic or Retin-A can also cause premature fading of the tattoos. It is best to avoid these products around your make-up area, and wear SPF (even in the winter!) to protect your skin and your investment in yourself.

Color boosting your make up every 1 to 7 years is the best way to keep your fresh, youthful color.  Every person’s skin is unique, as will be your make up. Color boosts will be necessary on brows every 1-2 years. Eyeliner and Lip color are typically boosted after 5 years, for some, never!

The good news is you don’t have to keep up with the maintenance if you feel you no longer care for the enhanced look. It will not turn blue or black. It will simply fade over time, eventually leaving no trace.

How soon before I can resume normal activities?

For most people, the same day. Procedures normally produce little swelling or long lasting trauma to the surrounding skin. As a result, you may resume normal activities, as long as they do not have an adverse affect on the healing process. For example you wouldn’t want to introduce bacteria into the treated area, by for example, sweating while working out. Homecare is provided after each procedure and instructions are given. It is recommended that you not have special social plans that day of and up to 3 days after having your permanent make-up. Colors are more vivid and appear unnatural for a few days and will be darker than the final outcome.

Is it safe? Does it hurt?

In our studios we take serious precaution for your safety. All needles and tubes are for one time use and disposed of after each procedure. Topical numbing agents are used and very effective in making the procedures more tolerable and pain free.

What is it made of?

Permanent cosmetic pigment is made of all natural minerals (priceless for those allergic to traditional cosmetics), and can fade over time, especially with prolonged sun exposure.  ALWAYS wear SPF (even in the winter!) to protect your skin and your investment in yourself.  Color boosting your make up every 1 to 7 years is the best way to keep your fresh, youthful color.  Every person’s skin is unique, as will be your make-up.  Carmella always gives 150% and prides herself in her artwork, a feeling that is obvious when you are in her hands.  Yes, you can wake-up with make-up, you can exercise, swim, sweat and play with no smears or smudges.






Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional and Member, Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals

Board Certified by American Academy of Micropigmentation

Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional and Member, Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals