Asked Questions

What is cosmetic tattooing?

Cosmetic tattooing, also referred to as semi-permanent makeup or micropigmentation, is the process of implanting colour pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of tiny, sterile, disposable needles to produce the appearance of hair strokes, makeup, or to enhance the natural features of the face.

The purpose of cosmetic tattooing is to enhance the natural features of a client. Cosmetic tattooing is softer and more subtle – it is meant to be a natural-looking enhancement. Body tattoos use ink while cosmetic tattoo procedures use pigments. These pigments are designed to gently fade over time. Fading is desired as it allows us to make changes to colour and shape over the years.

Not at all! A highly-effective, topical anesthetic cream and gel are used to numb you before and during your procedure to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure. Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure.

You must be 18 years or older to receive a tattoo service.

If you are breastfeeding, you can still undergo cosmetic tattooing as long as you are able to wait 3-5 hours between feeding sessions.

As a precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant women.

Cosmetic tattoo treatments are considered semi-permanent and will not wash off, however, they will fade over time and may need to be refreshed every 2 years. Frequency of sessions depends on a number of factors including: the pigment colour used (lighter colours fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure), and if any chemical peels come into contact with treated areas. Please note that final results CAN NOT be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. With that said, we will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your second session and make any changes necessary. Multiple sessions are normal for cosmetic tattoo procedures, with each new service type you receive requiring a minimum of 2 visits. Your second session can be booked no sooner than 2 months after the initial appointment. Additional sessions will be charged according to our current pricing.

For most clients, a minimum of two treatments are usually needed, at least 8 weeks apart. With most procedures, the colour looks dramatically lighter after the first week. Some clients prefer this, while others opt for a bolder look. At the second session, we will assess the colour retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly after the first session, do not worry! We can always go darker and add more density at your next appointment.

We have detailed aftercare instructions listed on our aftercare page. It is highly beneficial to follow these instructions to ensure a comfortable healing process and to achieve the best results.

Absolutely! We pride ourselves on having an immaculate and sterile studio space. We only use single use, disposable needles and supplies. This means that each set-up for each new client is discarded safely afterwards and a new one is set up for the next client. Each of our stations are thoroughly disinfected before opening and after each procedure throughout the day.

Appointments can only be made via our online booking system. Please note that a deposit is required to schedule and secure your appointment and is deducted from the total price. If you cancel or miss your appointment, you will simply forfeit your deposit.

We accept Cash, Card, and Interac payments.

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