Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question? Please read through all of our FAQS below.
If you are left with anything unanswered, feel free to get in touch!
WHAT IS A COSMETIC TATTOO?
Cosmetic Tattoo can also be referred to as:
Micropigmentation, Permanent Make-Up or Semi-Permanent Make-Up.
Cosmetic Tattoo is an art and science of implanting small amounts of pigment into the skin using a small machine or hand tool. The design is created to enhance your facial features and mimic make-up.The pigment remains in the skin indefinitely, however the colour may fade over time due to environmental factors, aging, health factors or because of how light the particular pigments used in the treatment is.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A COSMETIC TATTOO?
Look and feel good 24/7.
Increase confidents & self-esteem.
Feel better without make-up on.
Reapply your make-up less.
Correct asymmetry and fill natural patches.
Hide scars or discolouration.
Decreases the time spent on your daily beauty make-up regime.
Saves money spent on cosmetics or beauty treatments.
HOW DO I BOOK?
Book online here or by following the BOOK NOW button on our homepage.
If you'd like to speak to us prior to booking, don't hesitate to contact us!
Will IT HURT?
A topical anesthetic is used before and during the treatment processes to alleviate any pain.
Each client has different pain thresholds so feeling will differ between clients.
Most clients describe the first 15 minutes of brow tattooing like a light scratching feeling, more ‘annoying’ than painful.
*** Please get in touch to organise your anesthetic
HOW LONG DO APPOINTMENTS PROCEDURE TAKE?
Initial appointments take approximately 2 hours.
The 'Perfection Visit' and 'Brow Refresh' appointments are for approximately 1 hour unless advised differently.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT STRAIGHT AFTER THE TREATMENT?
After your treatment, the colour may appear 20-50% darker than your chosen colour. Any swelling or redness will go down within 48 hours. However, this will soften as the skin heals. The area will generally feel a tiny bit tender immediately after the treatment and will last for 24 hours.
As the area heals, you will experience itching. This is a good sign but please don't scratch!
HOW LONG DO COSMETIC TATTOOS LAST?
Eyebrow treatments last approximately 9-24 months.
Many environmental factors will affect the pigment longevity and also your lifestyle, skin type, medications and hormones.
It is recommended to return for a 'Brow Refresh' appointment every 12-18 months to ensure your cosmetic tattoo is always looking fresh.
These appointments will always be discounted for your convenience.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT APPOINTMENTS?
You will have your first appointment with TLBB which will consist of a thorough consultation, design process, treatment and after-care instructions. Your Perfection Appointment is your follow up appointment where the design and tattoo from the initial appointment is perfected. This appointment takes place 6-8 weeks after Initial Appointment.
Perfection Visits are your annual boost. This appointment keeps your cosmetic tattoo fresh and revitalised and it's super important that you book this to ensure your tattoo stays in your skin and keeps on looking fresh!
WHAT WILL AFFECT MY COSMETIC TATTOO?
Factors that can affect the longevity of your cosmetic tattoo:
Excessive sun exposure - Fades the colour of the pigment
Lighter pigment choice - Fades quicker than a dark pigment
Bleeding during the treatment - Pigment does not retain in the skin properly. Blood thinners, alcohol consumption and certain medications can cause excess bleeding.
Use of glycolic scrubs or any skincare with active ingredients - This will lesson the pigment in the skin
Not following a good skincare regime - This will affect the longevity and the quality of the tattoo
SHOULD I WAX AND TINT MY BROWS PRIOR TO THE APPOINTMENT?
At your appointment, your brows will be shaped accordingly. However if you have quite bushy eyebrows, please get a wax 1 week prior.If you tint or henna your eyebrows, please refrain from tinting them within 1-2 weeks of your appointment.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO GET A COSMETIC TATTOO TREATMENT?
You must be 18 years and older.
As a precaution we will not perform a cosmetic tattoo procedure if the following apply: