Permanent Makeup Adelaide
Believe Cosmetic Tattooing specialise in permanent makeup in Adelaide. We provide a range of permanent makeup/cosmetic tattooing options including Lip Line and Blend, Powder Brows, Eyeliner and Beauty Spots.
Permanent makeup can help many different people on many different levels or it can simply give you a few extra minutes in the morning (for some of you…many extra minutes in the morning). For some, I am making a real difference and changing lives and for others it is a luxury and a matter of convenience. No matter what your reason for choosing permanent makeup, I will make sure it is one of the best decisions you have ever made for yourself.
What is Permanent Makeup?
Lip Line and Blend, Powder Brows, Eyeliner and Beauty Spot…..
Permanent makeup is cosmetic tattooing, and very specialized form of tattooing.
There are many marketing terms out there like micro-pigmentation and semi-permanent, and they all mean the same thing, ‘the tattooing of makeup’.
Tattooing is the art and science of implanting pigment through the epidermal layer of the skin into the upper dermal layer of the skin. The epidermis is the outer layer of skin that is visible to all and is constantly shedding and renewing itself. Due to the fact the pigment was placed into the epidermis and the upper dermal layer, the color we have chosen for you will appear a bit darker then the healed and final result. When the color in the epidermis sheds you will see a lighter softer version of the pigment through a thin veil of healed epidermal skin.
Is Permanent Makeup Safe?
Yes, your artist Pauline always follows the correct guidelines. The same strict sanitation and sterilisation guidelines that are followed by other medical professionals, are followed by Pauline, and all are in accordance with Council Regulations, and industry requirements. This includes; brand new single use sterile needles which are properly disposed of after each client, all machine parts are either disposable or sterilised after each client, gloves are new and clean for each client and changed during the procedure as needed, a new bed sheet for each client that is disposed of properly after each procedure, a new and clean disposable apron is worn by myself and disposed of after each client, as well as many other precautions to insure my clients safety as well as my own.
The possibility that you would have any allergies, reactions, or complications from these procedures or pigments is extremely rare, almost non-existent, especially with todays health standard. It is however important for you to follow all aftercare instructions. I provide an after care kit for each client which includes your ointment and instructions.
All of the pigments I use are manufactured under strict sterile conditions.
Does Cosmetic Tattooing Hurt?
Once again, this is where the skill of the technician is very important and not only can but will make all the difference. With the topical anesthetics available to us. Pauline uses a pain management system to ensure any discomfort is absolutely minimal and works for most. Even my full lip clients are absolutely amazed on how comfortable it is!
How long does it take?
Eyebrows, eyeliner, and lipliner will generally take an hour and a half to complete. Keep in mind this includes approximately twenty minutes to fully anesthetize the area.
How Long Does Cosmetic Tattooing Last?
All permanent makeup fades over time, due to the exfoliation process, this is the process of the epidermis continually shedding and regenerating itself. Permanent makeup will last longer for some and not as long for others due most importantly to lifestyle, health, and skin type. Some contributing factors that will accelerate fading are: sun exposure, using products that promote cell regeneration. Extra oily skin which regenerates more rapidly, unhealthy skin and some medications.
How much does Permanent Makeup Cost?
The fees for permanent make-up vary between the technicians from extremely low to very expensive. Be very careful of extremely low fees. You absolutely get what you pay for in this business and it will show. Those that are good and do great work are charging for their talent, skill, training, and education. Those who are not skilled and talented are making their living off those of you who are price shopping. This does not mean the most expensive is the best choice either. Look, I fix a lot of work and see a lot of things that just breaks my heart. My advice to you is to ask the right questions and look at the artists portfolio. The portfolio should be extensive and impressive. Ask about training and education and ask to see their certificates. Get what you pay for and it will show.
Our charges are $450.00 each procedure, which will include your touch up appointment.
What is a Touch-Up and will I need one?
A touch-up is an appointment that is needed most of the time to complete the procedure process. The touch-up appointment is a fine tuning session to make any adjustments that may be needed or desired to the shape, fullness, and color and to go over any areas that may not have taken well the first time. My personal experience is that most will require one touch-up, whereas some will require a second touch-up appointment. Once in a while I will have a client where everything healed just perfectly and a touch-up is not needed at all, rare, but it does happen. A second procedure will give you depth and longer life. We put a second coat on our nails and on our walls. Everything looks better and lasts longer with a second coat, so will your eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips. I love touch-up appointments. This is where I get to look at my work and add the finishing touches to make what already looks great even better.