Sydney's Premier Eyebrow and Cosmetic Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can benefit from cosmetic tattooing?

Most people can benefit from this procedure – both men and women – including those who have lost their hair due to over plucking, alopecia or chemotherapy. It’s designed to enhance and compliment your natural features and whilst there are many benefits to the procedure I’ll share my Top 5.

  • Time saver: Applying makeup in the morning can be time consuming and most of us would rather spend some of that time in bed or sipping a hot cup of coffee. Cosmetic tattooing will give 10-20 minutes back to your already busy morning routine.
  • Clear vision: If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you will know that applying makeup can be very tricky when you can’t see with perfect vision. With cosmetic tattooing you no longer need to worry about this.
  • Increased confidence: There is no better way to give your self a confidence boost than to make an investment of cosmetic tattooing. It will help you feel beautiful by enhancing your natural features.
  • Reduced cost: Initially cosmetic tattooing can seem like an expensive treatment, but in the long run you will save money on expensive single use cosmetic products.
  • No smudging: Whether you are out for a run or just having a hectic day juggling life, work and family, your makeup will remain smudge free and beautiful 24/7.

Is cosmetic tattooing suitable for you?

You can practically replace most of your daily makeup routine with the help of cosmetic tattooing treatments. These services enhance your features, making you look fresher and feel more confident. It is suitable for women of all ages (18+) and has many benefits and applications:

  • It can be used to camouflage alopecia/hair loss, to recreate eyebrows/lash line lost following chemotherapy or other conditions.
  • It is perfect for ladies with allergies to conventional makeup products.
  • It is ideal for busy women with little time for their makeup routine.
  • It is a great solution for ladies with an unsteady hand or poor eyesight.
  • It is an excellent solution for women with active lifestyles who exercise or swim regularly that find makeup products smudge or disappear.
  • In most cases, it can be used to correct a previous eyebrow tattoo or to camouflage scars.
  • It can remedy sparse or uneven eyebrows.
  • If you lack confidence when applying makeup or you simply don’t want the need for makeup ever again, then cosmetic tattooing is for you!

Is Cosmetic Tattooing the same as body tattoos?

Essentially they are the same in the sense that they both puncture the skin and deposit pigment resulting in a “tattoo.” But the method of deposit and depth of colour implanted do differ. The needles used are penetrated more shallow, Cosmetic tattoos usually do not penetrate the skin as deep as body tattoos and the colours used are semi permanent more tailored and suitable for cosmetic tattooing.

How permanent is Cosmetic Tattooing?

This is a very common question and one that is not easy to answer! Cosmetic tattoos generally last between 1-4 years however there have been instances where cosmetic tattoos have lasted for more than 10 to 20 years. So if you are considering a cosmetic tattoo under the misconception that it’s only temporary; then think again. The permanence of a cosmetic tattoo depends on many factors; individuals skin type, medical conditions, colours used, skin products used, sun exposure etc. Colours do fade over time, and we usually recommend a refresh every 2-3 years. 

Is Cosmetic Tattooing Safe?

We ensure all of our equipment are 100% sterile. All equipment used are disposable and prior to use you can view them in their original sterile packaging. We then carefully dispose of all of the disposable parts. Other non-disposable equipment and materials used have been sterilised by our onsite autoclave.

We adhere to NSW Government health and safety regulations. It is up to the client to take care of the treated area appropriately post treatment to ensure the area is kept sterile and clean.

Is Cosmetic Tattooing painful?

There is very minimal pain involved in cosmetic tattooing. The level of pain felt does depend on the individual’s pain threshold. 

Topical anaesthetic is used for eyebrow, lips and eyeliners and this usually helps numb the pain.

What will I look like immediately after Eyebrow Cosmetic Tattoo?

Eyebrows will immediately look more prominent, darker and more defined with a little bit of swelling and redness. Swelling and redness will subside within a few hours post tattooing. The colour will appear darker and stronger than the desired result; this will adjust over the healing time with up to 40% pigment loss experienced within the first 6 weeks.

When can I go back to work?

Most clients return to work the very next day, while still managing to keep their eyebrow tattoo discreet! 

Eyebrow tattoos usually start to heal pretty quickly without any complications.

What are the risks of cosmetic tattooing?

As a Professionals in the industry I’m seeing a rise in new clients with unpleasant cosmetic tattoos looking for help. People who choose to get permanent makeup procedures do face risks. 

The only way to come out on the safe side of any cosmetic procedure is to do your research! By understanding the risks and the simple steps to avoid them, you could be saving yourself A Lot of possible pain and suffering. 

Do not look for bargains and think cheap deals are best, not when it comes to your face! 
“A good client, is an educated client”. 
Any permanent makeup procedure should be carried out by a fully qualified and licensed professional.

Infection is the most common risk within the procedure. The risk is (around 1 – 3%)
Adhering to the aftercare protocol will prevent the risk of infection.
If you have an infection, your physician may prescribe medication to treat it, such as antibiotics.

Scarring can occur with any cosmetic tattooing as well. Incorrect techniques done by inexperienced practitioners can cause scarring. When the body reacts to a wound by producing excessive collagen, keloids, or hypertrophic scarring occurs, which can be permanent. People that are prone to keloid scarring should reconsider whether cosmetic tattooing is right for them. Avoiding picking scabs also helps to reduce the chance of possible scarring.

Allergic reactions are also very rare but not uncommon. You can “request” a patch test at your consultation before the procedure commences.

However if you do develop an allergic reaction to whether it be the ink, gloves, creams or even aftercare used antihistamines can be prescribed by your physician.