Description of Cosmetic Tattoo Services

Just a head's up... Descriptions (much like art) are subject to interpretation.

So if you don't see what you're looking for, here - be assured that we will listen and deliver.  As far as BROWS go... we like eyebrows to look as real as possible.  In some skin, it's impossible so the next best thing is to create something that looks like EXPERTLY DONE MAKEUP!  If you don't know what kind of brows are best suited for you, we do! 

 

When choosing a style... Just make life easy for yourself and select whatever brow selection feels right at the time and leave the rest to us! We can change the option later so you don't have to worry about what to pick, We will know what's best for your skin type and lifestyle: ​

SEE THE VARIOUS DESIGNS BELOW: 

 * MicroBlading 

Microblading is a tattoo technique that uses a hand tool rather than a machine to create detailed hair strokes that look like natural eyebrows. We apply just enough strokes to improve shape and density. We operate on a layering process, where we build into your desired results over a period of 1-3 sessions to prevent over-processing! This technique is applied slightly more superficially than the more traditional methods so be prepared for follow-up sessions. Microblading can be expected to last between 6 months to a few years, once follow-up sessions have reached your desired goals. Longevity depends on individual skin type, how well the aftercare is attended to, and lifestyle choices. Healed results are as unique as each client’s skin type.

 * Ombré Brows or Powder Brows

Ombré & Powder brows both produce an almost transparent, super soft powdery brow. Ombre style creates a look that is a bit more trendy where it is softer toward the front and top of the brow, and darker at the base and tail. Powder brows basically enhance your own brows by creating a shadow of color to enhance the shape and density.  This technique actually holds the perimeter shape of the brow better than Microblading and is a great fit for all skin types. The application also fits any personality as the technique can be adjusted from super subtle to more defined and bold. This technique is done using a cosmetic tattoo device with a single-use cartridge. The pigment is also applied to the more superficial layers of the skin and can last up to a few years depending on individual skin type and lifestyle.

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 * Hair Stroke Brows by Machine

Ultra-fine tattoo needles embed hair strokes just beneath the skin's surface. This work resembles MicroBlading and it is actually a bit more gentle on the skin. This ultra-fine needlework is perfect for creating the look of individual fine hair strokes to build the illusion of fuller, more defined, and shapely brows. And if you're looking for a long-lasting procedure, this technique is a great alternative to Microblading as it can last between1-5 years once follow-up sessions have reached your desired goals! This too is dependent upon individual skin type and lifestyle.

 * Combo Brows  (Connie's Favorite!)

Let's get CREATIVE by combining techniques of Microblading & Ombré or Powder shading. This style creates beautiful dimension and more density than Microblading or Nano Brows alone. The additional shading creates results that are beautiful and can be expected to last 1-3 years depending on individual skin and lifestyle.

EYELINER GALLERY

Soft Lash Enhancement (upper and lower lids)

Natural Eyeliner w/ Makeup Effect Shadowing

Volume Eyeliner (Typically upper lids only)​

LIP GALLERY   

Important:

1. If you get cold sores or have ever had one in the past you will need an antiviral prescription from your doctor before a lip procedure. Follow your Physician's dosage instructions and take half of the prescribed medication in the days prior to your appointment and the other half in the days following your appointment.

2. Lips typically require 2-4+ sessions in order to achieve the amount of color desired. This is because of the extra moisture around the mouth as well as the extra movement required to talk, eat, drink, etc. ​

3. Pigment may wear off over time, which will require a color boost every couple of years.

Pale Blush

Full Lip Color  

Corrective Color for Ethnic Lips (requires consultation as some skin may result in excessive hyperpigmentation. Please send photos to 713-340-4422 for assessment).

Who wouldn’t want healthy blush of color or possibly more on your lips? After all, permanent lip color doesn't transfer to your teeth, wine glass, or your partner's collar! Color no longer bleeds and your lips stay pretty during dinner. All you need is a bit of gloss to moisturize them and make them pop!  Be confident that your lips will always be on point.

Color can be applied in either a natural hue or a more vivid one and you can always adjust by applying different shades of lipstick over your permanent lip color. Medical Grade topical anesthetics are used to help reduce discomfort during treatments. If by chance you need more numbing than most people, you can arrange for our Nurse Practitioner to administer local injections of Lidocaine. 

Beauty Marks . . . .  $100

(Complimentary with any cosmetic tattoo procedure)

Freckles? We think they are cute too, but as fake freckles fade over time, they could take on an unnatural hue and could become problematic to correct. For this reason, we JUST SAY NO to fake freckles.

Future Maintenance 

Before you step into the world of cosmetic tattooing, you will have to realize that future maintenance will be required to keep things looking fresh.  Think about the paint on your home, car, or boat. It has a limited life span - so does your permanent makeup. Once the initial phase and at least 1-2 follow-up sessions have been completed, you should plan to return every 1-3 years to renew the work.  How often you will need to return greatly depends on your own level of satisfaction. What is enough for one person is not enough for another.

 

PERMANENT vs SEMI-PERMANENT

We prefer the term COSMETIC TATTOOING over "permanent" makeup, or "semi" permanent makeup because neither of the two latter terms is accurate.  It's called Permanent" because it cannot be washed off, but it does not remain stable forever. Some of the culprits of fading include exposure to sunlight, chlorine, saltwater, etc, and chemicals such as those found in skincare products like Retin-A, glycolic acids, alpha-hydroxy acids, etc. 

 

The newer generation of artists call it "SEMI-PERMANENT" and may say that it fades in 18 months. However, permanent makeup pigment does not have an expiration timer on it so there is no truth in saying that.  Its staying power depends on how deep the artist applies it.  Some artists have a very light touch while others cut like they are dicing steak.  It also depends on the client's lifestyle and personal habits. 

AND BTW... Our body chemistry, metabolism, biological & hormonal changes all play a role in the erosion of the permanent makeup color over time. For these reasons, color refreshment will ultimately become necessary.

Why do Traditional tattoos last longer than PMU?

Body art is performed with more concentrated pigments and applied deeper into the skin TO MAKE IT LAST A LIFETIME.  NOT a great plan for PMU. Pigment in the face is constantly exposed to the sun and the tissue has an extra blood supply which metabolizes the pigment at a much more accelerated rate.  These factors cause the colors to change over time. At some point, you may begin to notice that the gold tones within the eyebrow pigments are vanishing first. This is the normal course of color degradation and what was once brown, may fade to a lighter brown or it may fade gray. NO WORRIES!  Now we just need to add some warmer tones back in the mix to freshen things up a bit. 

CORRECTIVE PROCEDURES INFORMATION

Brows, Eyes, Lips, Scars & Stretchmarks - Call for a consultation. Be prepared to send (clear) photos of the area where corrections are desired.

Emergency Removal of Bad Permanent Makeup

  • MUST BE PERFORMED WITHIN 12-24 HOURS OF THE BOTCHED PERMANENT MAKEUP PROCEDURE! If you're unhappy with your new PMU due to shape, asymmetry, thickness, etc. we may be able to help! But you have to hurry!

  • Emergency removal is not necessary if color is the only problem. As long as the shape is good, color correction can help make things look better! 

  • If you are scared on day two of your healing process, you may just need to be patient. Most all new permanent cosmetics appear too dark and scary at first due to pigment oxidation and inflammation. The color will significantly lighten during the healing process as the excess color flakes off & inflammation diminishes.

  • If I am unable to perform corrective services, I will refer you to a laser specialist. PLEASE TEXT US for more information: 713-443-8999

Brow Correction

Corrective Eyebrow & Eyeliner Over Existing Permanent Makeup - Price varies 

Brow Color Correction, shape adjustment, and cover-up of old permanent makeup... Pricing and the number of procedures required for desired results will vary by case. All brows that have been previously tattooed by another artist can be considered corrective work, and therefore require approval by me prior to booking.

Eyeliner Correction (Not Removal)

Corrective Eyebrow & Eyeliner Over Existing Permanent Makeup - Price varies​

Eyeliner Color Correction, shape adjustment, and cover-up of old permanent makeup... Pricing and the number of procedures that will be required for desired results will vary by case. All eyeliner that has been previously tattooed by another artist can be considered corrective work, and therefore require approval by me prior to booking.

If we are unable to perform services, I will refer you to a laser specialist. PLEASE TEXT US for more information: 713-443-8999

Please email me for more info along with a clear photo of your existing permanent makeup. Due to all the variables of previously tattooed brows, including, but not limited to, age of tattoo, type of ink/pigment used, saturation, scar tissue formation, I may not be able to properly correct or cover existing permanent makeup. If you arrive at your appointment with previously tattooed brows that I was not informed of, your appointment may be canceled and your deposit will be forfeited. I will always do my best to give you the brows that you desire, and I will always be honest with what I can and cannot deliver.

 

Lip Color Correction

Corrective Eyebrow & Eyeliner Over Existing Permanent Makeup

Lip Color Correction, shape adjustment, and cover-up of old permanent makeup... Pricing and the number of procedures that will be required for desired results will vary by case. All lips that have been previously tattooed by another artist can be considered corrective work, and therefore require approval by me prior to booking.

 

Please email me for more info along with a clear photo of your existing permanent makeup. Due to all the variables of previously tattooed brows, including, but not limited to, age of tattoo, type of ink/pigment used, saturation, scar tissue formation, I may not be able to properly correct or cover existing permanent makeup. If you arrive at your appointment with previously tattooed brows that I was not informed of, your appointment may be canceled and your deposit will be forfeited. I will always do my best to give you the brows that you desire, and I will always be honest with what I can and cannot deliver.

If we are unable to perform services, I will refer you to a laser specialist. PLEASE TEXT US for more information: 713-443-8999

Scars & Stretchmarks - Color Camouflage 

LIGHT SCARS & STRETMARKS are treated by stippling in various shades of color to help minimize the appearance of scars that are LIGHTER than the surrounding skin.

DARK scars, stretch marks, or birthmarks that are purple, red, or brown should NOT be color corrected with a lighter shade pigment due to the instability of the pigment and how the color changes over time. 

Scars & Stretchmarks - Texture & Resurfacing

This procedure will attempt to remodel the skin to smooth out scars and stretchmarks.  DARK stretchmarks that are purple, red, or brown should be allowed to heal to a lighter shade before reworking the skin and should not be color corrected with a lighter shade pigment due to the instability of the pigment and how the color changes over time. 

If we are unable to perform services, I will refer you to a laser specialist. PLEASE TEXT US for more information: 713-443-8999

If you schedule Permanent Cosmetics with anyone other than Connie:

  • Always request a consultation and ask to view photos of the Artist's work PRIOR to booking an appointment to make sure your style aligns with your artist of choice. JUST BECAUSE A PERSON IS TRAINED BY CONNIE DOES NOT MEAN THEIR STYLE MATCHES HERS. It takes years to master this craft and all results will vary from person to person.

  • Please remember that artistic styles differ and skill levels will vary from artist to artist, so make sure that you meet with your preferred artist either by phone or by consultation to make sure you have an opportunity to connect and view their before and after pics. It's very important that you like their style of work.

  • In addition to that, various SKIN types may also present a variety of different tones and textures that may be a challenge to less experienced artists. For these reasons, our team knows that they can call Connie for help at any time.  

  • Please remember... We perform more on a conservative level since THERE IS NO WAY TO GUARANTEE HOW YOUR SKIN WILL HOLD COLOR. Therefore, MULTIPLE SESSIONS may be required to reach your desired level of color.​

  • FOLLOW-UP SESSIONS should be made with the same artist if possible but can be booked with another PERMETIKA ARTIST if your original artist is not available. ​

Before booking... please read the following information: 

  • As you read, make notes and set reminders on your phone to let you know when to stop and start taking certain products... Like ARNICA MONTANA!

  • READ OUR POLICIES PAGE. IF YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE WITH OUR PROCESSES, WE WELCOME YOU AS OUR CLIENT & FRIEND!

  • BOOKING FEES OF 50% ARE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT. Remaining balance is due at the time of your appointment.

  • BOOKING FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

  • A 5 DAY NOTICE is required to change your appointment date. This is necessary as a courtesy to other clients who need time to prepare.

  • PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

  • NO-SHOW APPOINTMENTS WILL FORFEIT THE BOOKING FEE. To rebook, you will need to schedule a new visit with a new booking fee.

  • IF HAVING AN EYELINER PROCEDURE: DO NOT WEAR CONTACTS TO YOUR SESSION!

REMOVE LASH EXTENSIONS 2 DAYS PRIOR TO EYELINER!

  • FOR ALL LIP PROCEDURES:  IF YOU ARE PRONE TO FEVER BLISTERS, START TAKING YOUR ANTI-VIRAL MEDICATION PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT!

  • IF YOU HAVE OLD PERMANENT MAKEUP: 

​You may or may not be a candidate. Please TEXT CLEAR PHOTOS to us at 713-443-8999, in advance to allow us to evaluate the color and condition of the skin. (Please use even lighting when taking pics.) 

 

For more severe cases, we may request the removal of color prior to a new application of color.  

  • FOLLOWUP PRICING is for past clients of Permetika only.

If you have old permanent makeup that just needs a follow-up session, your past Artist should honor a follow-up price. If you choose to join us here at Permetika, the new pricing will apply.

   

  • Apprentices are available on occasion, at a lower price. SEE CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY.

  • MODEL APPOINTMENTS are available on a LIMITED basis.