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There you will find many answers to your questions!
A well-informed client leads to another satisfied client . . . Prior to your appointment, please refer to our CONTRAINDICATIONS PAGE.

THERE'S A REASON WHY THIS SITE IS SO BIG . . .

There's a lot to know! And UNDERSTANDING OUR PROCESS is the first step, in becoming A HAPPY CLIENT!  The information shared throughout this website is meant to help you form realistic expectations about the procedure(s) that you're interested in.

 

We truly appreciate you for spending your valuable time to educate yourself prior to your procedure.

MY GOAL, FOR YOU . . .

I want my work to restore your looks, make your life easier and put a BIG SMILE ON YOUR FACE! While remaining UNDETECTABLE as a tattoo! 

Twenty years ago, permanent makeup artists were advised to apply 30-50% EXTRA color to compensate for the inevitable loss of color that occurs during the healing process. 

 

Sounds logical... UNTIL you realize that every person is different, and procedures don't all respond in the same way.  Some clients will LOSE a lot of color... some clients will RETAIN a lot of color... But MOST people fall somewhere in the middle.  Since we don't know who's skin will do what...  I don't want ANY unhappy clients. So, in my opinion, ALL skin DESERVES a conservative approach, in order to protect the small margin of people who tend to hold a lot of color!

 

We can always add more color and strokes during subsequent sessions. And for those who end up needing more color, you will still be happy to have a beautiful guide to follow when drawing in your morning brows... this is a huge time saver!

Another huge plus to our UNIQUE STYLE is that it reduces the potential of needing TATTOO REMOVAL. Tattoo removal is painful, time-consuming, expensive, and completely avoidable with the Permetika Approach. 

So on the day of your initial procedure . . . 

We work until everything looks BEAUTIFUL. This way, you can walk out looking normal!  However, you must realize that there is a flip side to this... you may find that you have lost about 30-50% of that color.

Shape and color can be adjusted on subsequent sessions AFTER we see how the initial session has healed in. Then we will be able to tell what color and shape adjustments to make later. 

REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS must be established

Prior to your procedure, you should realize that following our guidelines may marginally optimize your results, but they DO NOT guarantee 100% success. Your own body has the final word on how much color stays and how true the color heals. There are things we can do to help encourage better color retention; however, every client will have a different outcome.

There is a lot to remember, so please: 

  • READ OVER ALL IMPORTANT PAGES.

  • TAKE NOTES AS YOU READ OF THE THINGS THAT PERTAIN TO YOU.

  • SET REMINDERS ON YOUR PHONE TO START TAKING ARNICA MONTANA.

  • SET REMINDERS FOR UPCOMING APPOINTMENTS

  • SET REMINDERS TO START TAKING ARNICA MONTANA.

  • SET REMINDERS FOR WHEN TO START LIMITING USE OF (NON RX) BLOOD THINNERS. 

 

Results are as varied as the numbers of people who want permanent makeup...  What appears to be "just enough" for one person, may be barely noticeable to another.  The same principle applies to flaws.  Artistic abilities are as unique as there are artists... and we carry a HUGE RESPONSIBILITY to identify the particular needs of every client and relay and merge our vision, then execute our  grand performance!

 

So then . . .  we execute that Grand Performance, but the art in now - in your SKIN!  Skin that is moving and churning on a microscopic scale and is going to be fighting to remove what we just put in.  Add to that, all the various levels of self care going on. Some people follow all the rules while others will break out the peroxide to scrub out thier new color. DO DO THAT! Most likely, what you're seeing is inflammation more than color!

 

If (at any stage of your healing process)  you move into freak out mode, just remember how it looked when it was first done. Take a breath... calm down... let it heal... and we will take the next steps at your followup session.

Why you should read prior to an Appointment

When a client books an appointment at PERMETIKA, it is with the understanding that you have READ, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE  with the information that I have shared throughout this website. This information is meant to help you in forming  realistic expectations, foster a great relationship and to avoid  any potential misunderstandings in the future.  By the time you are seated in my chair, we will have shared this information with you , in advance and on multiple levels. WHY is this so important?

 

For starters, learn if you're a GOOD CANDIDATE or not.

  • Make sure your idea of pretty is the same as mine. 

  • So let's PLAN OUT YOUR SESSION -  TIMING GUIDELINES.

  • Know what to do to CARE FOR YOUR NEW PROCEDURE.

  • Understand that potential (not common)  RISKS that are inherent with any procedure, performed by ANY artist, even me!  

  • Why? There is a possibility that your skin may not respond favorably to the art placed in it.

  • Therefore, we cannot entirely predict an exact outcome, nor do we have ultimate control over your skin's reactions, should there be any reaction at all. 

EACH PROCEDURE IS AN EXPERIMENT!

  • Therefore we vow to proceed cautiously. IN TURN, WE EXPECT . . . that you consider yourself a well-informed client who understands that your procedure will NOT stay as it was initially implanted and agree with a conservative approach and are willing and ABLE to commit to more sessions as needed  TO BUILD TOWARD YOUR ULTIMATE GOALS, instead of risking too much color retention.

  • REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS are paramount! PERFECT does not exist! Artistic preferences are subject to interpretation, but we will do our best to be on the same page with you! 

  • Because the more you know, the better prepared you'll be. 

  • People often ask if they really need to plan...  Some just assume that it's not that important.  We feel it's best to do everything you can, to achieve optimal results. People who have had body art know that some tattoos heal well while others need follow-ups.

  • This is even more true with Permanent Cosmetics. Our pigment is not applied as deep in the skin as a body tattoo, so we need to fight to keep what color we can!  

  • So we hope you will take the time to learn about our process and spend a couple of weeks preparing for your procedure by starting & stopping certain products, eating well, and start taking the Arnica Montana as recommended, if able.  

  • We feel that these steps will HELP secure a MORE successful procedure than if you don't prepare at all.  However, because all skin is different, we cannot guarantee a perfect outcome, as the art we apply is in YOUR SKIN, and skin is UNPREDICTABLE.  

  • The worst-case scenario would be that most of your color doesn't take.  If this happens, you must be mentally prepared to get back up in the saddle - and DO IT AGAIN!  Most people require 2-3 sessions with my technique. However, some people may need more. Some less!

  • IN EXTREMELY RARE CASES, the color could go too dark, even though we do perform conservatively. If this happens, we will need to assess the situation in person. 

 

Session  #1  

This is where I lay the foundation. This first pass is done deliberately on the conservative side so that NO ONE ends up with a color that is too dark.   Please remember, we are putting artwork into your SKIN, so when color is applied lightly, some people will end up with a color that is patchy and much too light.  If your first session loses a lot of color, it may appear patchy, uneven, or with unnatural-looking hues. Please consider this normal and just be sure to book your follow-up appointment, as this is not a mistake on our part as we cannot control what your skin retains. We will catch it up on your follow-up visit. Until then, please apply makeup to balance out the color. 

 

Please remember, that missing color stems from the fact that I am putting art into your SKIN. And the skin is a living, breathing, moving organ that is designed to protect you when a wound is created. SO IT FIGHTS... by trying to push what it perceives as a threat,  (this foreign body called:  Pigment) back out of your system. AND WE MUST FIGHT BACK... to retain as much of the color, as possible and we do this with proper application & proper aftercare. 

 

Follow-up Sessions  #2 and #3+

Follow-up sessions are required to balance the color and add more strokes to the missing spots.... Follow-up visits are not included in the price of the procedure. Follow up sessions range from $200 -$500, depending on the procedure and artist chosen.
 

The more you know, the more prepared you'll be.  I'm a seasoned artist . . . This means that I know, that in spite of experience, things can sometimes still go sideways on occasion.  HOWEVER, YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT A DISASTER HAPPENING IF YOU CHOOSE US TO DO YOUR WORK!  The trick is knowing what adjustments are necessary to get things back on track... and I do! 

 

In most cases, the worst-case scenario is that the color didn't hold well. If this happens, you must be mentally prepared to get back up in the saddle - and DO IT AGAIN!  Most people require 2-3 sessions with my technique. However, some people may need more. Some less! In a few cases, the color held too much. For this reason, I work very conservatively!

 

Please remember, that we are inserting art into a BIOLOGICAL SYSTEM ~ WHERE NOTHING IS EVER CERTAIN! 

Your skin is a living, breathing, moving organ that is designed to protect you when a wound is created. SO IT FIGHTS THE PROCESS... by trying to push out - what it perceives as a threat,  (ie: the pigment).  SO WE MUST FIGHT BACK... to retain as much of the color, as possible and we do this with proper application & proper aftercare. 


Our main goal is to create beautiful permanent makeup to enhance your look - while remaining UNDETECTABLE as a tattoo!  This requires a conservative start, so you should "expect" the initial outcome to be too light, but with more definition than before.  All initial "brow" procedures are applied with a LESS IS MORE APPROACH.  

Only a few lucky clients heal with near-perfect results. The others heal with various stages of patchiness, and the only remedy is a follow-up to catch the color up in the areas that didn't take well on round one. Also, since it is impossible to prove or disprove how well it was cared for... For example: 

 

  • Did you fall asleep on one brow?

  • Did you rub or pick it too much? 

  • Did you ice them well enough? 

  • Did you wipe them enough?

  • Did you shower too long?

  • Did they get too hot?

  • Are you on meds?

  • Did you sufficiently protect them from the sun?

  • Did you remember to take Arnica Montana?

 

This list can go on and on. And for this reason, I do hope this helps you to better understand why I require follow-up visits. Just a reminder to all...  This information is posted on my website in various places to make sure, that most people see it:

 

  • I also send a reminder (upon booking) to refresh your memory about planning and caring for your procedure. 

  • I send another reminder when your appointment is near.   

  • Our consent form also recaps much of this information, prior to your procedure. 

  • During your procedure, I continue to verbally explain that you will need a minimum of at least one follow-up session.

  • Your aftercare paperwork is another reminder that follow-up sessions are needed. 

 

I use a few colors to start and do so sparingly. Once healed, we assess and adjust according to your personal preferences and how well the color healed in your skin. I start light because there are few things more hideous than brows that are too thick or too dark.  

 

  • People often ask if they really need to plan...  Some just assume that it's not that important.  We feel it's best to do everything you can to achieve optimal results.

  • People who have had body art know that some tattoos heal well while others need follow-ups. This is even more true with Permanent Cosmetics. Our pigment is not applied as deep in the skin as a body tattoo, so we need to fight to keep what color we can!  

  • So we hope you will take the time to learn about our process and spend a couple of weeks preparing for your procedure by starting & stopping certain products, eating well, and eliminating blood thinners (unless prescribed, then consult with your physician). 

  • Start taking the Arnica Montana as recommended, if able.  

  • We feel that these steps will HELP secure a MORE successful procedure than if you don't prepare at all.  However, because all skin is different, we cannot guarantee a perfect outcome, as the art we apply is in YOUR SKIN, and skin is UNPREDICTABLE.   The worst-case scenario would be that most of your color doesn't take.  If this happens, you must be mentally prepared to get back up in the saddle - and DO IT AGAIN!  Most people require 2-3 sessions with my technique. However, some people may need more. Some less!

  • IN EXTREMELY RARE CASES, the color could go too dark, even though we do perform conservatively. If this happens, we will need to assess the situation in person. 

 

So when you schedule an appointment at PERMETIKA, it is with the understanding that you have READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE  with the way I perform the application. The information that I have shared throughout this website is meant to help you form realistic expectations, foster a great relationship, and avoid misunderstandings in the future.   By the time you arrive for your appointment, we will have shared this information with you, in advance and on multiple levels. 

 

The success of each procedure depends on a variety of factors such as the natural talent and skill level of the artist, the client's health, what medications they are taking, lifestyle & personal habits, and if the client fully cooperated by following the guidelines such as taking ARNICA MONTANA for two weeks prior to the appointment and by following proper care following each procedure. 

 

How fast one heals also plays a huge role. The faster you heal, the better the color retention. The longer it takes to heal, the more time there is to lose the color.   So please be patient with the process and schedule your follow-up visit for the best results!

 

The information on this page is an abbreviated form of this entire website. This page gives you a bird's eye view at a glance. Please continue reading for more detail and thank you in advance, for understanding and for taking the time to read, learn, and apply the principles found on this site. We want the best for you! 

CHECK OUT THESE QUICK LINKS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO PLAN FOR AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR NEW PROCEDURE! 

Flight Instruction

Prior to your appointment. ​please submit:

Then gain an appropriate understanding of the process you are interested in and perhaps consult with your doctor and ask for clearance for eligibility.

CLICK HERE:  TO SEE WHAT TO AVOID IN THE DAYS BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE!

 

ADVANCE NOTICE TO CLIENTS . . . 

BY BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT AT PERMETIKA, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE with our PLANNING, AFTERCARE, & POLICY PAGES PRESENTED ON THIS WEBSITE:

IMPORTANT HIGHLIGHTS . . .

 

PERMETIKA'S STYLE OF WORK IS UNIQUE! 

Just think of it as ART - instead of a procedure!

  • OUR TECHNIQUES ARE DIFFERENT from the mainstream. We opt to perform conservative procedures to start, then build toward the desired end goal once the initial procedure is fully healed. This approach allows us to observe how YOUR SKIN holds color - and if the colors stayed true once going through the healing process. 

  • We work conservatively at first because that's all some people need.  This is done to protect the client who tends to hold more color than most. However, this also means that other clients may need more color and strokes added, once healed.

  • Remember . . . you are our canvass. But YOUR canvass is not an inanimate object... it's connected to a biological machine (your immune system) that will start a fight to get rid of our hard work.  And some machines work better than others... What worked for your mom, sister or friend, may not work the same for you. Even If you are in good health, with no underlying issues, your results may still be different from the next person. 

  • We inch our way to perfection, rather than over doing it, with regrets!  This is the Permetika way!

  • INITIAL PRICING RANGES FROM $850 to $2000

DEPENDING ON PROCEDURE & ARTIST CHOSEN.

Initial pricing covers the initial procedure ONLY. Follow-up fees are required for all subsequent sessions. 

 

(Click HERE to see pricing page).

  • FOLLOWUP PRICES RANGE FROM $300-$500

DEPENDING ON PROCEDURE & ARTIST CHOSEN.

  • SCHEDULE FOLLOW-UP SHOULD WITH IN 8-12 Wks  

Adjustments can be performed by adding more shading & strokes, until desired goals have been reached. Multiple sessions may be required, depending on the condition of each clients skin.

NEXT . . .  ARE YOU A GOOD CANDIDATE? 

  • Cosmetic Tattooing is a great option for most people, but it's not for everyone! If you are undergoing any medical procedures, you should get clearance from your doctor prior to booking a procedure with us.

WHEN TO STOP THE PROCEDURE . . . 

  • We all want perfection... but shooting for 100% before learning the skin, is like leaning too far to see over the cliff - before knowing if the ground is solid.

  • There is just no way to predetermine how much pigment each person will hold. So, we treat everyone as if they are that client who holds the most color.  

  • The safest thing to do, is to shoot for somewhere between 75-90% and then observe where the skin heals​​ - then apply more layers on subsequent sessions.

  • WHILE I AM CERTAIN THAT YOU WILL NEVER EXPERIENCE DEVASTATING RESULTS here at Permétika, we cannot guarantee absolute perfection due to the challenges with each person's metabolism. However, with multiple sessions, we can move closer to perfection and avoid potential mishaps.

  • The more you know, the happier you'll be.  So please take some time while planning your procedure to review this information so you can be an INFORMED CONSUMER.  

  • Here are some recommendations for you. 

  • Appointments are booked here on the BOOKING TABS or online at: 

Vagaro.com/Permetika

  • This BOOKING SYSTEM is available to you 24/7.  This saves a tremendous amount of time going back and forth and comparing calendars.  Even if you are not computer savvy, it really is no more complicated than clicking a few buttons. However, we do understand if you need help and will be happy to help if you ask us.

  • As you read over the website, be sure to take notes, and set reminders on your phone or calendar of things that pertain to you and your personal situation, lifestyle, diet, medications, hydration, the downtime you may require as well as your daily habits.

  • PERMANENT MAKEUP IS NOT AS SIMPLE AS A HAIRCUT!

REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS are paramount!   

PERFECTION does not exist! 

ARTISTIC TALENT is subject to interpretation!

  • IF YOU ARE NOT IN AGREEMENT WITH OUR CONSERVATIVE APPROACH, WE KINDLY ASK YOU NOT TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH US UNTIL YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE WITH OUR PROCESS.

  • While we strive for perfection, all cosmetic procedures come with inherent risks.  So please take some time to research!​ If you do not take the time to read over this website, you could have certain expectations that cannot be met. OR you may have fears that are not true.

  • Your skin is designed to rid itself of foreign matter.  But did you know that also includes pigment?  Yes, we put that foreign matter into your skin in the form of "art" - hoping all of it will stay. But your body doesn't know that we want it there, so it's going to do its job - and try to take the color out.  This means your healed results after the first visit, MAY end up TOO LIGHT, BLURRED & COLORS MAY SHIFT a little.  This is why we opt for a layering approach, applying a second NEW LAYER OF ART 12 WEEKS LATER (just where needed) and then on subsequent sessions, when necessary.  This gradual application will help move you closer to beautiful, natural-looking work at a safer pace than overdoing it upfront. Our conservative approach rarely leads to the color being too dark and you'll NEVER end up with SUPERHERO BROWS here at Permetika! 

  • Now there is also a chance that your color could end up being close to perfect... We just never know! But you can know that you're one of the lucky few!

  • PREPARE - PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE!

The following bullets will help in planning your procedure: Just know, that we want the BEST outcome for you, which makes everything better for us as well!  So the more you know, the better prepared you'll be to understand our process.  

If you have very sensitive skin or suffer from allergic skin reactions to products that come in contact with your skin,, we encourage you to schedule a complimentary test.  Better safe, than sorry!

Skin tests must be administered a minimum of 3-5 days prior to your appointment to allow time for any potential reaction to occur. While this step may help circumvent a potential allergic reaction, it is not a guarantee that a future reaction will not occur.  In all the years that we've been in business, we have not had one client present a problem. However, we know it's possible since there are documented cases of allergic reactions, they are just extremely rare.     

 

Arnica Montana (pill form, not cream) helps prepare the skin for less bruising, less swelling, less bleeding, and it helps speed healing. It really works!​ It should be taken (as directed on the bottle) during the two weeks prior to your procedure. Continue taking for an additional week or two following your procedure.  Arnica Montana is available on Amazon, at Whole Foods Market, and most nutrition stores. 30 c is a good strength.

Booking fees are required to reserve your place on our calendar. The fee is 50% OF the COST OF PROCEDURE. The remaining balance is not due until the day of your appointment. BOOKING FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, however, if you have an emergency and cannot show up, please call us and we will do our best to get you set up on a better day.

(See Policies & Forms Page) The amount of time required to change your appointment date is based on the idea that we want to give your fill-in client as much time to prepare as you had. Please remember, that no one else can book your spot and if you cancel, we can't easily fill it because other clients need that time to prepare. So we rely on your commitment to keeping things flowing smoothly. If you cancel at the last minute, we have no way of filling your spot or making up for lost revenue.  So we split the loss 50/50 in the form of a forfeited booking fee.

(See Policies & Forms Page) No Shows will forfeit their booking fee. To rebook, you will need to schedule a new visit with a new booking fee.

Prices are subject to change with or without notice.  
 

OPTIMAL RESULTS MAY TAKE A DIFFERENT AMOUNT OF TIME FOR EACH CLIENT DUE TO THE ENORMOUS DIFFERENCES IN CLIENT BIOLOGY AND PERSONAL HABITS. SOME TREATMENTS JUST TAKE BETTER ON SOME CLIENTS, AS WELL AS CERTAIN BODY PARTS MAY TAKE (THE SAME PROCEDURE) BETTER IN SOME AREAS, THAN IN OTHERS. 

You should understand that pigment IN the skin, looks different than makeup ON the skin. We do our best to make it look as natural as possible and build toward your desired results. This requires a conservative start, (to protect those who hold more pigment than others. This means that MOST of you will most likely need multiple procedures. 

We hope this (and other) understanding will help to foster a great relationship where we can build on future ideas together. 

 

In order to gain a specific understanding of your procedure, you should (at least) read the pages outlined on this page.  Keep in mind throughout the learning process that while we do have a great track record, YOUR comprehension and

cooperation also plays a large role in your overall happiness. 

REGARDING EYELINER PROCEDURES:

  • Don't wear contact lenses to your session.

  • Remove Lash Extension at least 3-5 days prior to having eyeliner done to avoid extreme sensitivity to the area.

REGARDING LIP PROCEDURES: 

  • If you are prone to fever blisters, START TAKING YOUR ANTI-VIRAL MEDICATION PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT as directed by your physician.

REGARDING OLD/BAD PERMANENT MAKEUP: 

You may or may not be a candidate. Please schedule a consultation in advance to allow us to evaluate the color and condition of the skin.