Read this before getting cosmetic tattoos put on your face...
The beauty industry is a 500 Billion dollar industry, so it’s not a surprise our world demands us to present ourselves well; socially and professionally.
Many seek to look their best whether for personal confidence, enhancing natural beauty, or to feel accepted in today’s society. Others seek to look and feel whole again after a tragic medical
diagnosis or self inflicted situation.
Whatever the reasoning, Restored Cosmetics understands and is here to serve YOU. We not only desire to aesthetically give you the look your seeking to feel whole, but to offer you an experience you won’t soon forget after leaving our studio.
Clients seeking our services typically come with questions – as you should. Therefore, we’ve complied a FAQ’s list. If after reviewing, you have further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team; we’ll do our very best to answer those for you.
Questions & Answers About Cosmetic Tattoos
Cosmetic tattooing, sometimes referred to as “micropigmentation”, “permanent makeup”, or “semipermanent makeup” is the process of placing color pigment into the skin. The purpose is to enhance the natural beauty of the face typically in the eyebrows, lash line (eyeliner) and/or lips.
Yes! Cosmetic tattooing offers a natural look in using special pigments; a semi-permanent solution. Traditional tattooing is truly permanent and the ink used typically is not as natural looking.
It is important that our clients are comfortable for their procedure. Once the skin is broken, an anesthetic gel is applied to keep pain away. Please inform us if you are a frequent smoker, on your menstrual cycle or have fibromyalgia. These situations would call for extra care.
Yes! You must be at least 18 years old to receive cosmetic tattooing in our studio.
Traditional microblading is done with a manual tool that has microblades on the tip. Hair-like strokes or “paper cuts” are created in the skin while simultaneously inserting the pigment. After the excess
pigment is wiped away; it looks like there is real hair!
Digital microblading (aka Nano Brows) is done with a tattoo machine using a needle cartridge. The needle, unlike the micro-blade, perforates the skin instead of cutting the skin. Digital Microblading offers the same hair-like strokes but gives better healed results and less trauma to the skin.
After much research and proven results, Restored Cosmetics now only offers digital microblading for our clients.
Cosmetic tattooing will fade over time. We say it’s “Low maintenance; not NO maintenance”. There are a lot of factors that play into how long a treatment will last, but typically every one to two years, touch ups will need to be performed to maintain the shape and vibrance of the cosmetic tattoo. We cannot guarantee any results or how long a cosmetic tattoo will last as every person’s skin and skin care regimen varies.
Paramedical tattooing with ink will fade over time. Unlike cosmetic tattooing; the ink used for the body is different and will typically last longer. In normal situations clients can expect to have their tattoo last up to 5 years!
Cosmetic tattooing (eyebrows), most clients need two sessions (6-8 weeks apart). At the touch up, we will see how the pigment has settled in the skin including color retention. If needed, we’ll make necessary changes to perfect what was started at the initial session. Many times clients grow accustomed to their new brows and now desire to have a more bold look or color; this is the perfect
opportunity to do so! Older, more mature clients or those with thin skin must be handled delicately. In order to build the pigment retention; may need additional touch ups.
Paramedical tattooing with ink: Most clients require just one session however, in some cases, subsequent sessions may be needed to build up the color in the subject skin. These cases are typically, but not limited to, clients who have extremely thin skin, or do not retain ink/pigment well. In these situations, it is recommended several sessions be performed to deposit a little ink at a time so avoid damaging the skin or all-together, pigment/ink loss.
Paramedical tattooing without ink: It is difficult to say as every case with scar and/or stretch mark revisions. It depends on the severity of the subject skin and more importantly, how the body responds to the treatment. As a general guesstimate, we see an average of 3-5 treatments; each with a 4 week healing time between.
Li-FT® Tattoo lightening: It is difficult to give a definitive answer in these cases as it depends on the saturation of the tattoo, the desired outcome and how the body responds to the treatment. As a general guesstimate, we see an average of 3-5 treatments; each with an 8 week hearing time with absolutely NO exceptions.
Every situation is different. Please send us a clear photo(s), we will review to see if a removal needs to take place before covering or reworking the area. If we are not able to work immediately on the tattooed area; we may be able to offer Li-FT® saline removal first.
- Avoid any blood thinning medications/supplements at least 48 hours prior to your appointment. This includes Aspirin, Niacin, fish oils, ibuprofen and vitamin E. (this causes blood/lymph to come out of the skin and can result in the pigment not being planted properly into the skin during the procedure)
- Do not drink alcohol within 24 hours of your appointment. (this causes dehydration which can affect the retention of the pigment during the procedure)
- Do not drink anything containing caffeine (coffee, tea, energy drinks, etc) within 24 hours of your appointment. (this causes the blood to flow and can cause the pigment to be pushed out of the skin while trying to implant it during the procedure)
- You must be off Accutane or any other acne medications for at least 1 year before getting a cosmetic tattoo procedure. (this can cause hyper-sensitivity and the potential of severe scarring)
- Avoid sun and tanning bed exposure for 14 days before and after your procedure. Do NOT show up with a sunburn otherwise you will be required to reschedule and forfeit your deposit. (Sunburns cause the skin to exfoliate which will in turn take the pigment out)
- If you have and ideal shape, color or style, bring a few reference photos
- You may fill in your eyebrows they way you normally fill them in for us to get a gauge of what you like
- Do not thread, wax or pluck your brows at least 3 days prior to your appointment. We’ll make sure we remove any stray hairs that are outside of the final shape
- Some clients want to take an OTC pain reliever – You’re welcome to do take it an hour prior to your appointment. Tylenol is the best choice as it does not have any blood thinning ingredients in it.
Yes! We follow very strict protocols to ensure our clients are safe from any cross contamination and/or blood borne pathogens. We proudly use single-use, disposable needles and supplies. With each client procedure, a new set-up is used and properly discarded afterwards. Each station is thoroughly disinfected before and after each procedure to ensure the upmost safely for our staff and clients.
We accept all major credit cards, cash, Venmo, Zelle and Cash App. We also accept HSA (Health Savings Account), FSA (Flexible Spending Account) and Cherry financing.
A non-refundable booking fee is required for all procedures. The booking fee goes towards the procedure.
- A non-refundable booking fee must be paid to secure the appointment. The booking fee goes towards the procedure.
- We know unforeseen circumstances may arise and are willing to work with our clients in such situations. However, we ask a client to give us at least a 24 hour notice so we can offer the appointment to another client in line.
- If a client does not give notice or they habitually reschedule appointments without giving us notice, the booking fee will be forfeited.
- If a client cancels without a 24 hour notice or “no shows” the booking fee will be forfeited. In this case, if the client chooses to reschedule, they will have to pay for the service(s) in full before rescheduling.