Cosmetic Tattooing FAQs

Is cosmetic tattooing safe?

Leila uses 100% hygienic practices. Pigments that we use in our cosmetic tattooing are of the highest quality and do not use chemicals, only natural vegetable products. All equipment is sterile and individually disposable, and NEVER EVER re-used.

 

Does cosmetic tattoo hurt?

A very valid question. Your comfort and wellbeing are of extreme importance. That’s why Leila has spent a lot of time researching this area of the treatment, ensuring that she uses only the highest quality and intensity of topical anaesthetic. You just need to read our testimonials in the about page, to find out how pleasantly surprised our clients are about how comfortable the procedures are. Topical anaesthetics have been developed especially for cosmetic tattoo procedures. These creams and gels are applied to the desired area before and during the procedure to assure you of the most comfortable experience possible. Some people describe the sensation as a tingling feeling. However, most people still experience some discomfort, especially for lip colour procedures. How much pain? On a scale of 1-10, you will usually be somewhere between a 0-3. Rarely is anything stronger than a Tylenol necessary for the discomfort and you won’t have to miss work or take time off to recover.

 

How long does cosmetic tattoo take?

On average, applying the cosmetic tattoo takes 1.5-2 hours. Before the treatment, Leila will ‘draw on’ the desired end result  and apply a topical anaesthetic. All in all, you will require approximately two hours for your first treatment, followed by two to three sessions of about one hour each, with a period of four weeks between treatments.

 

How long will it take me to recover ?

Your eyebrows will just look darker for a few days. Your eyeliner may look like you’ve had a cry. Lips will look very bright and plump. It is advised to apply cold packs (not ice) for 10 minutes at a time during these first few hours.  You must let Leila know if you have a history of fever blisters so medication can be prescribed.

 

How long will cosmetic tattooing last?

Cosmetic tattoo will last for a long time, but not forever. As you become accustomed to your new permanent makeup it’s not uncommon to want more. You will want to freshen up your new makeup every couple of years. The darker the colour, the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. Natural, delicate colours are often more vulnerable to the effects of the sun, swimming and breakdown by the body’s natural response. The amount of time your cosmetic tattoo lasts for depends on your body and how fast it metabolises as well as the amount of existing sun damage of your skin, but generally speaking you can expect 3–5 years of great, easy to care for looks. After that, a touch up session is required to regain the full benefit of the cosmetic tattoo.

 

Will I have to keep my eyes open?

No, during your cosmetic tattooing procedure, you keep your eyes closed and relaxed, as if you were resting.

 

How do I look after my cosmetic tattoo?

You don’t really have to do anything, just enjoy it. Maybe avoid using…

 

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