About Cosmetic Tattooing

DominiqueSilver
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Beautiful permanent cosmetics should look natural, not tattooed.  Especially when it comes to eyebrows as they are the most important feature on the face. They instantly set the tone of  the face and bring an immediate, positive (or negative) impact to any face.  Poorly shaped or colored brow can wreck even the most beautiful of features.

Almost everyone wants NATURAL looking brows... but some don't realize that "perfect" brows do not look NATURAL. The empty spaces that seem too apparent in a 10x Magnification mirror, look NORMAL at a distance. Not every empty space should be filled in.  When done properly, this negative space is what makes the brows look believable, not stamped on!  You just have to resist the urge to fill every open spot! On the other hand, those open spots should not create an obvious gap either. Brows should flow like a soft river.
 

  • We always aim to create REALISTIC looking brows here ...  When brows are TOO perfectly marked off and measured, the brows can take on an unrealistic look We want them to be super sexy and exciting. Not RIGID & MECHANICAL SUPERHERO BROWS! You don't want your brows to walk in before you do. What's important, is the fine artistic detail, that will bring your face to life!

  • During your session, I will explain what I'm doing and ask for your feedback along the way. This will ensure that you are happy with both the contour and colors we have blended. The treatment will then begin and will take 1-3 hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure. 


Microblading has definitely taken the world by storm. 

These soft, realistic looking strokes help to create the illusion of beautiful full brows by replacing a few missing strokes or simulating an entire brow! This is an awesome service for people suffering from any kind of brow hair loss. These strokes look so real, they can even fool the clients using a 10x magnifying mirror!


Whether you call it BROW MICROBLADING, MICRO STROKING, 3D BROWS, FEATHERED BROWS, etc... you should know that all of these techniques are still a form of cosmetic tattooing.  We try to duplicate the appearance of very natural looking brows by delicately depositing pigment into the superficial layer of the dermis. We use a hand tool with an extremely fine grouping of needles, much like a calligraphy pen. Our unique technique does not look like the cookie cutter style of perfectly traced lines. Our strokes can fool even the most discriminating eye. 

REALITY CHECK

I wish the terms "permanent" and "semi-permanent" didn't exist. Both are misleading.  We call it permanent because it does not wash off. We call it semi-permanent, because it fades. But if someone tells you that it lasts forever or for only 18 months, BOTH CAN BE TRUE - AND BOTH CAN BE MISLEADING.  It all depends on the chemistry of your body and the relationship with your artist!  There is no magic date that your new brows are programmed to disappear.

BE CAREFUL WHO YOU TRUST.

Seek out SEASONED PROFESSIONALS with years full of successful procedures behind them, or those who have completed comprehensive training, and who  thoroughly understand this complex process - and you will GREATLY minimize your risk of unhappiness!  It is also essential to check that the technicians carry the appropriate licenses. In the right hands, it can be a positively life changing experience. In the wrong hands, you might be spending the next year seeking out tattoo removal services.


A WORD TO THE WISE

Artistry in this field is largely unregulated in many states. And there are so many classes being formed by self proclaimed "masters" - it's mind boggling! ANYONE can pass out a certificate granting newbies virtual confidence.... The truth is, there is no way to learn this craft in 2-3 days. Even if an artist does beautiful work, you better watch for cross-contamination disasters. It's not easy to get in the habit of using aseptic techniques. And CLIENTS ARE EVEN LESS AWARE... My question to everyone is this:  What good are new brows, if you're now battling Hepatitis? It's take an acute awareness that extends far beyond sterile needles and single use disposables & disinfected skin prior to the service. . .   All it takes is one slip up to contaminate the next client.

PAIN CONTROL

Even though we use a numbing agent of 4% Lidocaine, there may be some discomfort associated with the procedure. This discomfort normally rates on a scale from 0-4 out of 10, pain level. Everyone is different, but we do our best to maintain your comfort level through distraction techniques and breaks if you 
need them. Microblading rarely produces serious complications

And along with any tattooing the skin, may come some associated risks such as the transmission of Blood Borne Pathogenic Organisms, such at Hepatitis and HIV. Allergic reactions to the pigments and or ointments are also a possibility, but are very unlikely.

CONSULTATIONS

It is recommended (but not mandatory) that you stop in for a GROUP CONSULTATION and get an ALLERGY SKIN TEST.