Frequently Asked Questions

How Can a Cosmetic Tattoo Enhance My Appearance?

Cosmetic tattoo will save you time and frustration, you look good 24 hours a day and you don't need much make-up any more. You can swim, sleep, perspire, have a sauna, play sport, wash your hair, eat and still look GREAT! It won't wash off and lasts for years. All the treatments are performed in hygienic conditions using the finest quality equipment.

 

What Are the Pigments?

The pigment used is based on Iron Oxide, a safe non-reactive substance. The pigment lotions are specifically manufactured for implantation into human skin. Pigment lotions are inorganic, excepting most of the lip colours, which are organic. A powder is suspended in a solution of distilled water and glycerine, which results in a smooth creamy liquid. There are 45 base colours to choose from and mixing colours can create more colours.

What should I do prior to my appointment?

Your eyebrows will be filled in and shaped during your appointment so it’s not necessary to do this, however you're welcome to arrive wearing brow makeup as you normally would.

 

It is imperative that you cease use of any medication which causes blood thinning for a minimum of 72 hours prior to your treatment. If you are unsure, please check with your doctor. These medications include Fish Oil, Krill Oil, Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin and Ibuprofen. As well as blood thinning medication, alcohol and caffeine is to be avoided 24 hours prior to your treatment.

 

Avoid excessive sun exposure as well as UV tanning beds for a minimum of 3 weeks prior to your treatment.

 

Please wash your hair the night before your treatment and lightly exfoliate your brow area.


NOTE: If you are using prescription Accutane, you MUST wait a minimum of six months before considering undertaking a cosmetic tattoo treatment. The treatment cannot be performed whilst on Accutane.

What should I expect after the treatment? 

You can expect very little, if any, swelling or bleeding. The procedure is so benign that most clients go back to work immediately. Immediately after treatment, the colour will appear darker than your chosen shade. This is because the pigment takes around 7 days to enter the deeper layers of the skin. After 7-10 exfoliation takes place. The top layer of the skin peels off, leaving a softer, lighter colour below. The result is a natural looking enhancement.

 

As the treated area is settling down, itching may occur. This is a good sign as it means the skin is healing. Apply the recommended cream to the treated area for 7 days.

How many treatments are required?

Two treatments are usually needed, at least 4-6 weeks apart. Sometimes just one treatment is sufficient. With most procedures, the colour fades dramatically after a week. For the second treatment, your cosmetic tattooist can gauge the colour retention and will add the required amount of pigment.

 

Note: If you have previous tattooing from another technician, you MUST advise Visual Beauty and email through photos prior to your appointment. Addidtional charges may occur.

How long will my cosmetic tattoo last ?

Semi-permanent makeup can last several years. Depending on your skin type, sun exposure and lifestyle. Longevity of pigment also varies depending on how well your skin holds the pigment. We recommend a colour boost to be taken once a year to keep enhancements looking fresh. Should you choose not to have a yearly colour boost your enhancement will fade over a period of approximately 2 years. Lips and Eyeliners tend to last longer.

Is the clinic safe?

Visual Beauty pride themselves on an extremely high level of hygiene and adhere to infection control laws. Disposal needles and equipment are always used and a sterile and safe environment is provided at all times for the clients and technicians.

Who Can Benefit From Cosmetic Tattoo Treatments?

Eyebrows

  • If you've over-plucked the hairs from your eyebrows

  • If you have gaps or scars where the hair has not grown back

  • If you are suffering from Alopecia

  • If you have visual problems

  • If you want a particular shape for your eyebrows. Colour is implanted to your desired shape framing your eyes with a beautiful defined brow. Colour can be implanted in a solid line or with hair-like strokes for a softer look
     

Lips

  • If you have no definite lip shape or lips that have lost their shape because of cold sores or injury

  • If you have pale, sun-damaged or uneven lips

  • If you'd like a definite lip shape to emphasise or enlarge your mouth - ideal for ladies with crease lines or ladies who have had lip augmentation

Eyes

  • If you have oily skin that causes make-up to smear

  • If you have small eyes that need definition and shape

  • If you have poor eyesight or wear contact lenses

  • If you like to wear eyeliner to enhance your eyes

  • If care about your appearance and would like a better public look 24 hours a day

  • Top and bottom eye line can be fine or wide, tapered or dotted in between lashes; giving the eyes beautiful definition and making eyelashes look thicker.

 

How many treatments are needed?

Two treatments are usually needed, at least 4-6 weeks apart. Sometimes just one treatment is sufficient. With most procedures, the colour fades dramatically after a week. For the second treatment, the practitioner gauges the colour retention and adds the required amount of pigment.

Does Cosmetic Tattooing Hurt?

For some clients, it hurts a little but the result far outweighs the discomfort. Everyone has a different level of tolerance for pain. Some feel it more than others. The new topical anaesthetics keep pain at bay during the treatment.

What Should I Expect Immediately After The Treatment?

With the new tattoo machine there is very little, if any, swelling or bleeding. The procedure is so benign that many women go back to work immediately. Immediately after treatment, the colour will appear darker than your chosen shade. This is because the pigment takes around 7 days to enter the deeper layers of the skin. After 7-10 exfoliation takes place. The top layer of the skin peels off, leaving a softer, lighter colour below. The result is a natural looking enhancement. As the treated area is settling down, itching may occur. This is a good sign as it means the skin is healing. Apply the recommended cream to the treated area for 7 days.

How Long Will The treatment Last?

Permanent makeup can last several years. This depends on your skin type, sun exposure and lifestyle. Longevity of pigment also varies depending on how well your skin holds the pigment. We recommend a colour boost to be taken once a year to keep enhancements looking fresh. Should you choose not to have a yearly colour boost your enhancement will fade over a period of approximately 2 years. Lips and Eyeliners tend to last longer.

What if I'm sick or unwell on the day of treatment?

If you are sick or unwell on the day of your appointment, you must advise your cosmetic tattooist prior to your arrival and request to reschedule. Not only can this affect the retention of the pigment in your skin but we are also heavily booked and our cosmetic tattoo artists cannot afford any cross-contamination.

 

Are There Any Other Important Things I Should Know?

Many factors can affect the ultimate colour of the pigment in the skin - acid, oils in your skin, the pigment itself, neglecting to follow the home care Instructions.

 

If you have a history of cold sores, fever blisters or any other type of sore on the lips, you are likely to experience a recurrence of those conditions after lip treatments. The virus always lies dormant in the skin and trauma or stress can activate it. We recommend a course of anti-viral cold sore treatment (such as Lysine or Zovirax tablets purchased from a pharmacy or health food store) for at least one week prior to any lip procedure and one week following the procedure.

How much is the deposit?

We require $100 deposit to secure any booking's. If your appointment is cancelled within 48 hours, this will result in loss of your deposit.

Do you have payment plans available?

Yes, we now have Zippay available. Please ensure you have an account set up prior to your appointment.

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Shop 3/630 Wynnum Rd,

Morningside Q 4170

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10am - 7pm

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0451 BEAUTY (232 889)

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