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Our Process - What to expect

NOTE:  IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BOOKED YOUR PROCEDURE . . . Please be sure to submit  your CLIENT DATA, MEDICAL HISTORY AND HEALTH DECLARATION prior to the day of your appointment. ​
​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. 


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. 

MY GOAL, FOR YOUR FACE . . .  is for your 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?

  • Did you sufficiently protect them from the sun?

  • Are you on meds?

  • 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! 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!  We truly appreciate you for taking the time to pre-educate yourself on OUR UNIQUE STYLE  because REMOVAL is painful, time-consuming, expensive, and completely avoidable with the Permetika Approach.

  • The information shared throughout this website is meant to help you form realistic expectations about the procedure(s) that you're interested in.

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

  • This Calendar is available to you 24/7, even on Weekends and Holidays! 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.



PERFECTION does not exist! 

ARTISTIC TALENT is subject to interpretation!

  • While we strive for perfection, all cosmetic procedures come with inherent risks for many reasons listed here on this site. ​ If you do not take the time to read the links in the footer section below, you could have certain expectations that cannot be met. OR you may have fears that are not true. So please take some time to research!

  • Your skin is a biological system - NOT an inanimate canvas. It is designed to rid itself of foreign matter, which 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 8-12 WEEKS LATER (just where needed). Then on subsequent follow-up 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!


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.  

  • CONSULTATIONS ARE NOT MANDATORY. But you can learn a lot by joining us for a consultation meeting. We offer Group meetings and private meetings as well. 
  • FOR BROWS, EYELINER, AND LIP PROCEDURES, I'm confident that any questions you may have can be answered here on this site by reading the suggested links, including our VIRTUAL CHAT feature as well as our FAQ page. The main reason you might need to meet in advance is to get an allergy test if you have very sensitive skin. 
  • If you want an allergy skin test, you must schedule it a minimum of 3-5 days prior to your appointment to allow time for any potential reaction to occur. This step may help circumvent a potential allergic reaction, but 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.     

  • If you have very sensitive skin or suffer from allergic skin reactions to other products, we encourage you to schedule a complimentary test.  Better safe, than sorry!


If you have very sensitive skin, we encourage you to schedule a consultation prior to your appointment. 

  • 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.  



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. 


  • 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.


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


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. 

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