Each permanent makeup appointment will take at least 2-4 hours from beginning to end. I will draw each item on to your satisfaction. I never rush the consulting process because it is extremely important for you to see and understand what the end result will be. I will also not rush the numbing process. I make sure that you are fully numb before starting. The actual tattooing work is fairly quick but it is all of the set up work that ensures that each person is getting exactly what they want.
I use a very effective blend of topical numbing anesthetics. It’s a unique combination that I’ve perfected over my 17 years of experience for the areas that I will be working on. I create a calm peaceful environment and work to each clients comfort level to achieve their permanent makeup goals. Basically, it’s really not that bad. On average, one or two of my clients (per week) will fall asleep while I’m doing their permanent makeup.
Most people intuitively know the answers to this question, but just to give a little more insight... Firstly, many permanent makeup artists use all one time use supplies. Meaning, anything that touches each individual client goes in the trash afterwards. Setting our equipment up properly to avoid cross contamination every single time is expensive on top of the cost of doing business (rent, equipment maintenance, insurance, media, etc). My advice is to be wary of lower priced permanent makeup... I’ve seen so many regretful clients that just wished they hadn’t “saved” $100 or $200 getting their makeup done.
Training and keeping current is also an expensive process. Usually if you’re saving money getting your permanent makeup done, the technician is cutting a corner somewhere. It should cost a certain amount so please just do a little extra saving and save your self the heartache of getting bad permanent work.
There are many factors that will determine how long your permanent makeup will last before it needs a touchup. The simple answer is on average, 5-10 years for eyeliner, 2-5 years for brows and lips. There are many factors to keeping your permanent makeup fresh looking though. Staying out of the sun and not using glycolic or salicylic acid face wash over the tattooed area(s) are a couple of ways to preserve your makeup. The longevity is also dependent on how dark your initial permanent makeup color was to start. For example, a black eyeliner is going to last 5 times longer than a blonde eyebrow.
The simple answer is when your technician knows what they are doing its a breeze ;). I use a close eyed technique which allows me to work on even the most nervous clients. I will walk you through each little move I make and you won’t even feel it. I do all of the standard permanent makeup items, but Eyeliner and Lash Enhancements are my specialty.
I advise my clients to wait at least a week to 10 days before they get back to most normal activities after their first appointment. You will want to hold off on swimming, working out, gardening, deep cleaning/vacuuming and other sweaty, dirty activities for at least a week.
Your permanent makeup also looks much more bold and over done initially, so you may not want to have any social events scheduled for at least a week or two until you are healed.
All of your aftercare supplies will be provided for you along with written do’s and don’ts.
Please make sure you read ALL of your do’s and don’ts. Many times touchups can be avoided if you are taking care of your makeup properly while you are healing
You will want to stop all non-essential medications and supplements at least 3 days before your appointment. Please do not drink alcohol at least 24 hours before your appointment. You don’t need to remove your everyday makeup before you come in as it will help me understand how you usually look with your makeup on. I will wipe your makeup off before I start the consulting process of drawing your permanent makeup template on you.
It is also wise to bring me examples of makeup that you like and think you might want done. I can then try some of those styles on you and see if you like them :).
Yes! I will have beverages (water and soda) and snacks available. There is a an extra seat for a friend or family member to come and chat/give moral support while we work :).
You can book online through my website or you can text me at 480.215.4014 to ask me follow up questions before you schedule your appointment.