I Are Cosmetic Tattoo And Body Tattoo the Same?
Yes and no, both procedures use a needle to insert a pigment under the skin. Generally speaking, Cosmetic Tattoo pigments do not go as deep as body tattoos, and different types of pigments are used.
2. Is Cosmetic Tattooing painful?
Everyones pain threshold is different. There is a certain level of discomfort attached to the procedure. A topical anesthetic is used prior to, and during the procedure to make it as comfortable as possible. Lip Tattoos can be particularly painful, Sometimes it is recommended you have a dental block applied by your dentist prior to the procedure.
3. How permanent is Cosmetic Tattooing?
This is a difficult question to answer, as everyone is different. There are various factors which effect the life of your tattoo, including lifestyle and medications and colours used, so you will get some people have it last for a long time, and others will fade quickly. Generally speaking a (darker) cosmetic tattoo should last 2 to 3 years. We recommend our clients have a maintenance tattoo every 12 to 18 months.
4. Is Cosmetic Tattooing Safe?
Our Mandurah clinic, and all the rooms we work from are regularly inspected buy local health departments for cleanliness and proper procedures. We only use single use needles and all equipment is regularly sterilised. Carol has a certificate in infection control, and it is something we take seriously. All clients are given complete after care instructions, and it is vital to follow them to prevent infection after leaving our clinic.
5. How do I choose the size and colour for my cosmetic tattoo?
We have a pretty thorough consultation procedure prior to commencing the tattoo, we will recommend you bring in your eyebrow make up, so we can get an idea of what colours you like to wear and we will try to match it as close as possible. It is important to note that many factors effect the final colour and the same colour may look completely different on one person than it does on another. The colour will also fade considerably from initial treatment to the follow up, part of the reason for the follow up is so we can assess the colour and add more if neccessarty. We will carefull measure the brow points and draw your new brows in before we tattoo, making sure you are 100% happy with the shape and size.
6. What should I consider prior to the procedure?
There is much you need to consider before undergoing a Cosmetic Tattoo treatment. Cosmetic tattoos are a semi permanent procedure and can last anything between one year to four or 5 years or more (of course there are many factors which affect the life of the tattoo and individual results will vary). We recommend retouching your tattoo every 12 to 18 months to keep it fresh and vibrant. Colours will change and fade over time, acid based skin treatments, exposure to the sun and laser treatments can fade your tattoo.
Not everyone is a candidate for Tattoo, we will not tattoo pregnant ladies and some medical conditions or medications prevent ladies from having a tattoo, in some instances a letter from your doctor would be required. Blood thinning medications, Diabetes and Alcohol can be factors considered when assessing a clients suitability.
If you are or suspect that you are pregnant, suffer from medical conditions or are on any medication, it is important that you notify us prior to treatment. In some cases a letter from a GP will be required. Blood thinning medication, alcohol and diabetes are some of the reasons why we turn clients away.
7. What will I look like straight after and when can i resume normal activities?
There should be no bruising or swelling after the procedure, only a little redness and puffiness that will settle down after a few hours. The colour of the tattoo will be bright, but that will fade in a few days. You could go back to work straight away of you wanted to. It is recommended you keep your tattoo away from direct running water, or refrain from swimming for the first couple of days following the procedure. Immediatley after the procedure, the area treated is an open wound, it is recommended you avoid touching your tattoo for at least a few hours.