What is microblading/cosmetic tattooing/3D brows/micropigmentation?
Microblading is the process of delicately implanting pigment beneath the surface of the skin by using sterile, disposable, tiny hand needles to create the appearance of hair strokes. Hairstroke brows are meant to be a natural, subtle looking enhancement that creates the illusion of fuller brows.
Unlike regular body tattoos, hairstroke brows are designed to gently fade over time, allowing the artist to make small changes to color and shape over the years, as client's natural coloration and facial changes occur.

Does Microblading hurt?
Pain tolerance varies from person to person. I use two strong topical anesthetics for numbing before and during your procedure to maximize comfort. Most clients rate the pain a 3 in a scale of 1-10, and compare it to having your brows threaded. Some sensitivity comes immediately after the topical anesthetic wears off and after that, there is minimal tenderness and swelling.
Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure. If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anesthetics used during the treatment will not last long.

How long does the procedure take?
Initial appointments take approximately 2.5-3 hours, during which time we will design the brows, discuss color, numb and tattoo. Follow up appointments take approximately 1.5-2 hours. This is YOUR FACE, and I prefer to ensure we have plenty of time to create the perfect eyebrows for you.

How is brow shape and color decided?
When you come to your appointment, I will analyze your skin type and undertones, as well as brow color, natural growth patterns, facial shape, bone structure and will take into consideration how you normally shape/fill in your brows. With my professional opinion and your preferential input, we will design and shape a custom brow to something that is natural and flattering for you. I will match the color closely to your natural brow hair, and only hair that sits outside the newly created frame will be removed.

What kind of pigment do you use?
Regular body tattoos involve carbon based ink, cosmetic tattoo procedures utilize pigments. I use iron oxide based pigments of the highest quality.
These pigments are safe to use and are created to slowly fade over time.

How many treatments are needed / Will I need a touch-up?
Microblading IS A TWO STEP PROCESS: an initial session to establish shape, and a perfecting session 8-12 weeks later, during which,  we will assess your pigment retention and make adjustments. Please schedule your follow up visit 8-12 weeks after the initial service, to give the skin the proper time it needs to fully heal. Depending on your skin type, or if you have very little brow hair (including alopecia), additional touchups might be required and will be charged according to the current price list.

How long will my cosmetic tattoo last?
Different factors including skin type, sun exposure, pigment color (lighter colors fade faster), chemical peels coming in touch with the area, will affect how fast the pigment breaks down. 
For best results, it is important that you follow up the aftercare instructions AND touch up your brows every 1-2 years to keep the color looking fresh.
*Please note that final results CAN NOT be guaranteed, as each unique skin type has different retention and breaks the pigment down at diverse rates. We will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment during your 8-12 week touch up and make any adjustments necessary. Some people may require additional sessions (at the current listed price) if they have previous tattoos, light hair, very sparse brows or oily skin.

What factors will affect my cosmetic tattoo?
Oily skin: it can cause the pigments to blur and heal more "powdery" and lighter, it will also not last as long.
Smoking: smokers may notice their tattoo will fade faster.
Sun Exposure: Increased sun exposure will result in premature fading, so Florida beauties, avoid sun while healing and once healed, put sunblock on your brows.
Color of pigment: lighter colors will fade faster.
Bleeding during the procedure: any bleeding will reduce the amount of pigment absorption. Avoid blood thinners (consult with your physician first) prior to and following your appointment, including certain medications (blood thinners, ibuprophen, tylenol, etc.), alcohol and coffee.
It is important that you prepare properly for your appointment. Preparation instructions are listed here.

What can I expect immediately after getting microblading? 
Your 3D brows will appear darker and more intense than expected for the first days. They will gradually soften as the skin heals. You may have some redness and swelling, but it will be minimal and should subside after a couple hours. Slight tenderness may occur for a few days.
It is recommended that you follow the aftercare diligently. Aftercare instructions are listed here

How will my cosmetic tattoo will look in the future? What can I expect once it has healed?
There are many variables that will affect your final result including your skin type skin tone, colors used, skin thickness, medications, lifestyle, amount of natural hair, etc.
During your appointment, I will analyze your skin's undertone to anticipate how pigment color will fade in the future, and mix pigments to ensure a good match to your current eyebrow hair color.
Most of the time, the color will stay true and just soften naturally over time. Sometimes, colors may fade to different tones, which can be corrected at your follow up appointment. Eventually, the eyebrow tattoo will soften and have more of a powdered look. This happens with all clients as skin ages. To keep your strokes looking crisp and fresh, a touch up is recommended every 1-2 years. Results will vary with each individual and can NOT be guaranteed.

What should I do before and after my procedure?
Very detailed instructions can be found on my PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT and AFTECARE sheets. Please read carefully, as it is extremely important that you are aware of the proper preparation and aftercare needed for your procedure and healing.
If you have any questions after reading the documents, don't hesitate to contact me.

Is Microblading right for me?
If you are guilty of overplucking, have sparse/uneven eyebrows, or simply desire to change your shape or get a fuller look, we can make your dream brows come true with Microblading.
There are some cases in which you won't be a good candidate. You can read more about in the POLICIES section on the site.

What payment methods do you accept?
CASH or VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER and AMEX credit cards are welcome. No checks are accepted at this time.

Do you offer consultations?
Yes, consultations are free of charge for anyone who would like to discuss their cosmetic tattoo before booking an appointment. In person consultations are not required (but they are highly recommended) to book a Microblading appointment, however, if you have previous microblading or tattoo work, and need a correction, a consultation MUST take place BEFORE booking an appointment, otherwise, your deposit will be forfeited and your appointment cancelled.