I almost got up the nerve to have a tiny one engraved years ago when my sister and I booked appointments together in Toronto at a well known tattoo parlour. She went ahead of me and came out with a beautiful little butterfly but then when it was my turn I chickened out. I don’t like needles or pain so no tattoos to date.
But if I were to reconsider the BROW tattoo (to fill in some of the sparse areas) would be the route to go. If only because it comes highly recommended and I know someone who went and is happily satisfied with the results. Because her brows were thin and light and now they’re perfect and more natural looking (even though they’re tattooed). Sometimes we tend to over pluck and they don’t grow back fast enough and when they do, they don’t look the same. This sounds like a good solution. And it will give the appearance of fuller brows which I think is nicer than thin brows personally. Even though thin was in.
Cosmetic tattooing is designed to enhance and refine your beauty and can be a life changing option for many reasons. Every individual has a unique set of requirements when it comes to their own personal beauty. The pros at BE are trained and experienced to ensure you get the look you desire.
Brianna Errelat, founder of BE Studio, is an accomplished makeup artist based in Vancouver, BC whose work can be seen extensively in fashion, commercial, print, editorial and wedding applications. All services are completed by Brianna Errelat, certified in Permanent Makeup, Paramedical and Skin Revision.
WHAT IS COSMETIC TATTOOING?
Cosmetic Tattooing, also called Semi-Permanent Makeup or Micro pigmentation, is the process of implanting color pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of a tiny, sterile, disposable needle to produce the appearance of cosmetic makeup or to enhance the natural features of the face.
HOW LONG DOES THE TATTOO LAST?
Typically 1-3 years but a few factors come into play here. The ink is iron oxide based, which means if you have an iron deficiency your tattoo will fade faster. If you’re a sun worshipper, get chemical peels, AHA, Glycolic etc. it will also cause the tattoo to fade faster. I recommend wearing SPF 50 on your tattoo (and your whole face really as we know what the sun does to our skin!)
I’M NERVOUS…IS IT GOING TO HURT?
Don’t be nervous, I use an amazing topical anesthetic to numb the area before we start. Your comfort is very important to me! I also have a brow tattoo so I know how it feels. Everyone’s pain threshold is different. If yours is low feel free to take a NON BLOOD THINNING pain killer before your appointment like Tylenol. I continue to use numbing agents during the procedure as well.
DO YOU HAVE TO SHAVE MY EYEBROWS OR EYE LASHES TO GET THE TATTOO?
Don’t laugh, this is a common question! No it’s not like a body tattoo where the tattoo artist has to shave the area before we start. I use the natural hair growth of your brow as a guide to give you the most beautiful result, and if you have no hair I create a brand new natural growth look for you!
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT SHAPE AND COLOR TO USE?
I have 12 years of experience in the cosmetics industry, which has allowed me to work on every skin tone, brow shape, face shape, eye shape, and lip shape you could possibly think of! This gives me a major advantage when it comes to choosing the design and color that suits you. Having being “known” for brow design you can be confident you will walk out with a shape that suits your face and makes you look youthful, happy and polished!
HOW TO BE PREPARED FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
It is best to avoid alcohol, Aspirin, and Blood thinners (if possible) before your appointment.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AFTER YOUR SERVICE?
For the first 3 – 6 days, the color intensity of your procedure will be significantly darker, as well as larger and sharper than what is expected for the final outcome. Although the area will appear healed after 10 days, it will not be fully healed for 4-6 weeks (8 weeks for lips) to reveal the actual color, this is based on how quickly the outer layer of your skin exfoliates.
How do you feel about this? Would you do it?