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What is cosmetic tattooing?

Cosmetic tattooing is a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure. It involves tattooing specialised pigment into the upper layers of the skin. This procedure can be used to enhance the eyebrows, lips, eyes, scalp and more. For more information read our article here.

Are these treatments safe?

Yes, all treatment equipment used is sterile and for single use only. Feather and Lace maintains a very high standard of hygiene which minimises the risk of infection.

Allergic reactions are extremely rare, however we can provide a skin test patch upon request. We only use the highest quality pigments specifically for cosmetic tattooing. Complete aftercare advice is provided at the end of each treatment.

Will the treatment hurt?

Anaesthetics are used to numb the treatment area prior to and during the procedure. If you have a low pain threshold you may feel only mild discomfort at the begginning of your treatment but we continue to numb the area throughout.

Most clients describe feeling a gentle scratching sensation and can actually take a nap during the procedure. This is the case with Eyebrow, Eyeliner and Lip tattoo services.

Can I wear makeup following cosmetic tattoo treatments?

We advise you do not apply makeup directly to the treated area during the healing process (6-10 days). Mineral foundation can be carefully applied around the area to conceal any redness you may experience post-treatment.

Eyebrow/eyelash tinting and eyelash extensions should not be applied for a minimum of 2 weeks following a tattoo procedure. For Eyeliner tattooing – no eye makeup including mascara should be worn for at least 4 days.

For lip tattooing – no lipstick/lip products should be used for minimum 10 days, please keep lips hydrated with the provided aftercare balm.

Eyebrows

How long does an eyebrow tattoo treatment take?

We allow 2.5 hours for our Signature Eyebrow Service and 1.5 hours for the 4-6 week touch-up service.

What do I need to do prior to an eyebrow tattoo treatment?

Prior to an eyebrow tattooing appointment:

  • Do not wax/tint/thread or tweeze your brows less than 24hrs prior
  • Do not have injectables services performed (botox/filllers) less than 48hrs prior
  • Your skin cannot be sun burnt, inflammed or open in the area to be treated
  • There is no need to groom your brows prior to an appointment – your artist will shape your brows prior to the tattoo and remove any unwanted hair.
  • If you take blood thinning medications (aspirin, warfarin etc) including Vit E or Fish oil supps please consult with your doctor to ensure it is safe for you to pause medication for 48hrs prior to your appointment.

How long does eyebrow tattooing last?

Semi-permanent eyebrow tattooing can last from 6-18months depending on a number of factors such as your skin type, sun exposure and lifestyle. We recommend a colour refresh every 12 months to maintain your eyebrow tattoo and keep it looking fresh.

Factors that contribute to faster fading include; Sun exposure, medications (thyroid and antidepressants), the tattoo style you choose (Feather Touch fades faster) and lighter colour selections at time of treatment. The use of active skincare should also be avoided over the tattooed area. With the correct care you can expect a longer lasting result. Read more here.

What to expect after an eyebrow tattooing treatment?

  • Immediately after treatment, the colour will appear much darker than your chosen shade.
  • A few days after your treatment, itching and flaking may occur as the skin heals. Apply the provided cream to the treated area as recommended in your after-care advice.
  • From 10-14 days the area should be completely healed, revealing a softer colour.
  • Feather and Lace provides a complimentary touch-up appointment with all Signature Eyebrow Services to perfect any minor areas that may require attention. We can also adjust final colour in this appointment. Read more about what follows an eyebrow tattooing treatment.

Eyeliner

How long does an eyeliner tattoo treatment take?

We allow 2 hours for our Signature Eyeliner Service and 1.5 hours for the 4-6 week touch-up service.  This may include upper, lower or both lash lines within the same appointment.

What do I need to do prior to a eyeliner tattoo treatment?

Prior to an eyeliner tattooing appointment:

  • Do not wear contact lenses to your appointment
  • Eyeliner tattooing cannot be performed if you  are wearing eyelash extensions – please have them removed prior to your appointment
  • Your skin cannot be sun burnt or inflammed in the area to be treated
  • We cannot treat you if you have an active eye infection (conjunctivitis)
  • If you use lash growth serums please discontinue at least 1 week prior to your appointment
  • If you take blood thinning medications (aspirin, warfarin etc) including Vit E or Fish oil supps please consult with your doctor to ensure it is safe for you to pause medication for 48hrs prior to your appointment.

How long does eyeliner tattooing last?

Semi-permanent eyeliner tattooing can last from 12-24 months depending on a number of factors such as your skin type, sun exposure and lifestyle. We recommend a colour refresh every 18 months to maintain your eyeliner tattoo and keep it looking fresh.

Factors that contribute to faster fading include; Sun exposure, medications (thyroid and antidepressants), and lighter colour selections at time of treatment. The use of active skincare should also be avoided over the tattooed area. With the correct care you can expect a longer lasting result.

What to expect after an eyeliner tattooing treatment?

  • Immediately after treatment, your eye area may be red and slightly puffy. You may also be more sensitive to light. We suggest wearing sunglasses when you leave your appointment. It is completely safe to drive directly after your eyeliner tattoo.
  • A few days after your treatment, itching and flaking may occur as the skin heals. Apply the provided cream to the treated area as recommended in your after-care advice.
  • From 6-10days days the area should be completely healed.
  • Feather and Lace provides a complimentary touch-up appointment with all Signature Eyeliner Services to perfect any minor areas that may have lost colour. We can also adjust final thickness in this appointment. Read more about our eyeliner tattooing treatment.

Lip Blush

How long does a lip blush tattoo treatment take?

We allow 2.5 hours for our Signature Lip Blush Service and 1.5 hours for the 4-6 week touch-up service.

What do I need to do prior to a lip tattoo treatment?

Prior to a lip tattooing appointment:

  • We cannot treat you if an active cold sore is present
  • If you get cold sores you will need to speak with a pharmacist about preventative treatments prior to your appointment – these may include taking medicines such as Lysine or Famvir the day before your tattoo.
  • Your skin cannot be sun burnt or inflammed in the area to be treated
  • If you take blood thinning medications (aspirin, warfarin etc) including Vit E or Fish oil supps please consult with your doctor to ensure it is safe for you to pause medication for 48hrs prior to your appointment.
  • Please keep your lips hydrated by applying lip balm the in week leading to your appointment.

How long does lip tattooing last?

Semi-permanent lip tattooing can last from 12-24 months depending on a number of factors such as your skin type, sun exposure and lifestyle. We recommend a colour refresh every 18 months to maintain your lip tattoo and keep it looking fresh.

Factors that contribute to faster fading include; Sun exposure, medications (thyroid and antidepressants), and lighter colour selections at time of treatment. The use of active skincare should also be avoided over the tattooed area. With the correct care you can expect a longer lasting result.

What to expect after a lip tattooing treatment?

  • Immediately after treatment, the colour will appear very intense much like a bright lipstick colour.
  • Lips will also be swollen for up to 3 days following an appointment.
  • A few days after your treatment, itching and flaking may occur as the skin heals. Apply the provided cream to the treated area as often as needed to keep the area hydrated.
  • From 10-12 days days the area should be completely healed, revealing a much softer colour (about 70% lighter than immediately after).
  • Feather and Lace provides a complimentary touch-up appointment with all Signature Eyeliner Services to perfect any minor areas that may have lost colour. We can also adjust the final colour at this appointment.

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