Semi Permanent Eyebrows – On this page you’ll see my portfolio of work and full details about eyebrow tattoo appointments. New client photos are regularly posted to the blog pages
Booking time about 2 hours
You are not left alone for 40 minutes with the numbing cream and a magazine, I use this time to discuss exactly the look you want to achieve. Then I spend 20/30/40 minutes drawing and confirming the shape with you, before tattooing when you are completely happy and aware of what happens, during the treatment, and after, the healing process. There are no surprises !
Working together we create your perfect eyebrow. Eyebrows can be very natural, or highly styled. No rush appointments, understanding any concerns
Lisa 07530 978856 or 0800 987 5457
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Before and after tattooing
There’s often a confusion that the immediately after colour is what will stay, but it only stays dark for a few days (unless a dark or solid colour has been requested or the technician’s inexperienced)
The reason the colour is dark for a few days is obvious when you think about it. The area has just been tattooed, blood has been brought up into the skin as pigment was tattooed into the skin. Blood mixed with pigment will look dark
When I’ve finished tattooing, I remind my clients of the colour we used, making a little smear of it next to the tattoo. They can see under my bright light the difference, and feel confident the dark colour will not remain. More pigment also sheds during healing. The needle makes a hole, pigment falls in and a tube of colour happens. Colour that is not in deeply enough sheds during healing. For the lady above we added more colour during the top up visit, as the implanted colour had healed very subtly
The different techniques Beautiful Ink use are:
- Feathered – Colour can be subtle or quite dense. Has the effect of soft powder or an eyebrow pencil. Perfect for most eyebrows, adding definition to fine, pale, sparse or full brows
- Textured - A natural hair stroke effect with dense and more subtle coloured areas. The colour covers some areas more times than others and gives a very natural effect. Perfect for ladies with very sparse or missing eyebrows
- Block - Very dense, solid colour with a smooth edge. Perfect for styled fashion brows. This is a high maintainance effect as for many people the colour does not stay solid for long. For most people lasting colour saturation takes many visits to achieve, just like when colouring hair
- Hair stroke & powder - Subtle hair strokes with a feather powder effect. This is a very subtle effect for ladies with missing areas of an otherwise good eyebrow. Beautiful Ink does not offer full hair stroke eyebrows as they rarely heal in fine lines
The photos below show before, after and healed eyebrow tattoos. Fresh tattoos are always darker than the healed version and healed results are very individual. All work in these photos was carried out by Lisa at Beautiful Ink
If you generally pencil in your eyebrows, please come with them pencilled in as it helps me visualise your comfortable style, and suggest new ones. During the consultation we look through my book of semi permanent makeup before and after pictures, and any photos you’ve brought along. I start getting us talking the same language about the kind of brow you’d like to have, here’s where you say you want them looking natural, or a little more styled, naturally or not
I don’t have a fixed shape of brow I adapt to each person, so during the drawing of your semi permanent tattooed eyebrows I really do work with your preference, muscle movements, expressions, and your ideal brow. Eyebrow designing is a part of an eyebrow tattoo booking, working together we create and perfect the eyebrow shape to be tattooed. This is not a quick process, 30/40 minutes is normal to get the right shape for you. I feel one of my and Beautiful Inks strengths when offering clients semi permanent makeup, is the time and care we spend creating your unique browline
We discuss at length the best colour for you, and to be honest, if the colour you walk out with is perfect, it will actually heal too light. It should be noted that being too cautious with colour, or wanting to change the shape or brief between visits, can mean extra visits are required. You will always be advised fully during your appointment, and notes taken
The cosmetic tattooing process is surprisingly the easiest for you, numbing creams help greatly, tho it has to be said, I’m very gentle in my technique. You get to lay on a comfy treatment couch, and the only bit that may bother is when I ask you to sit up a few times so I can check the shape with gravity doing it’s thing
Full aftercare advice, a written sheet and ointment are given. After a month we contact each other to check how the pigment healed, and arrange your top up visit, the cost is included in the initial price.
Will I need to shave off my existing eyebrows ?
Not at all, it’s good to see the natural flow and shape of eyebrow hair when it’s still in place. If your brows are very ‘wild’ in shape you may want to have them threaded or waxed into a better idea of the shape you’re looking a few days before your treatment, although we are quite happy to tattoo through the wildest of brows. Hair removal is not a part of our service. Having sparse or a missing brow is also not a problem in creating the perfect brow shape for you.
I’ve heard about the horrid scabbing and pain with eyebrow treatments, will I get this ?
With some of the older cosmetic tattoo machines, and the cheaper ones today, the action of implanting pigment is quite traumatic to the skin, scratching away until the pigment finally stays. Causing skin trauma like this leads to the body producing lymph fluid, which settles into a scab. Beautiful Ink use a highly advanced digital machine which causes minimal skin trauma, full aftercare advice is given in how to minimise any scabbing, so a mild shedding of the healed surface layer is really all that can happen. During the tattooing process Beautiful Ink use numbing creams which dramatically reduced any expected pain, to the point where the needle vibration can actually become relaxing !
I’m worried my eyebrows will be too dark ?
For the first few days they will be, this is until the first shedding of healing reveals the remaining implanted colour. It’s best to start off too light and add further colour on your second top up visit, than starting off too dark, so have no fear of ending up with darker brows than you intend.
I’d like my eyebrows to stay really dark, like when they’re first tattooed, will they ?
A healed tattoo will always look softer than when freshly done. This is the same for all tattoos. The fashion at the moment is for really bold drawn/waxed/powdered eyebrows and this look cannot be achieved with permanent makeup, or any other kind of tattoo. Your skin heals on top of the pigment, and the pigment settles into the skin.
If you want really bold eyebrows, why not have a long term natural shape tattooed, so you can work with it and add any fashion shapes and extra colour with makeup. I do offer block solid eyebrows, this is a high maintainance effect as for most people the colour does not stay solid for long. For most people lasting colour saturation takes many visits to achieve, just like when colouring hair. It’s best I also say that I don’t tattoo black eyebrows or really dark eyebrows on blonde ladies. These pigments last in your skin longer than the current fashion for this look.
Will I be able to see my new eyebrow shape before you implant the pigment ?
Yes of course, Eyebrow Design is a part of this booking. Your perfect brow shape will be hand drawn on your face, and we adjust it to your own personal style, arching, flattening, fattening, slimming, until both brows are symmetrical and are a shape you’re pleased with. The pencilling in will be quite dark and stark to look at, but this is only a shape guide for me to work within. It’s normal for this measuring and drawing of your brows to take 30/40 minutes, it’s not a stage to rush.
Why is the pigment semi permanent ?
Semi permanent makeup is also called Micropigmentation as it uses micro pigments. Because they lack size, they also lack density of colour, so the colour fades quicker. Were the pigment molecules bigger, the colour would be more dense and more permanent, just like normal tattoo pigment.
How long will a semi permanent eyebrow tattoo last ?
After achieving your desired result, you should expect to do annual top ups to keep the colour looking fresh. Without further top ups the colour will fade away, but some may remain for many months or years. This is best understood by comparing it to hair colouring. When letting hair colouring fade, the colour the hair fades to cannot be predicted nor how long it takes to disappear, if at all. For this reason it is so important to have someone you trust, and whose work you have seen, perform any cosmetic tattooing on your face
Full written and verbal aftercare is given and a healing ointment
Beautiful Ink Ltd and Skin Confidence – Trained by Dawn Cragg MBE of Harley Street to offer Dry Tattooing and Derma Roller, Finishing Touches of Haywards Heath to offer Meso Vytal and Permanent Makeup
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