WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GET A TATTOO ON YOUR FACE.
The face is an area unlike any other on the human body. Here we show ours emotions, our age, and our beauty. The skin on our face is delicate and active at the same time. It's a very sensitive place. When someone touches our face, there is a connection, a trust that needs to be present. Certain social barriers between people need to be overcome before we let someone invade that special space, which is why Noël believes in the hand-held method of micro-pigmentation.
The hand held method is gentle & quiet.
COMMON CONCERNS & FAQs
+ Safety first. Noël follows very strict sanitation, safety standards & regulations provided by and approved by the State of New Jersey's Health Department. She holds certifications from the American Academy of Micropigmentation for the state of New Jersey as well as from OSHA in blood borne pathogens, safety and disease. Noël takes every precaution to protect you and herself from harm. Each client will see Noël open a sterile wrapped hand held tool/needle(s) that is discarded in a sharps container immediately after each every individual client.
+ Unlike body art, the pigment used for permanent makeup is much more degradable. Permanent makeup tattoos exist mostly in the epidermal/dermal junction. Your microblading strokes as well as lip blushing and eyelash line tattoos, can last up to 2 -5 years depending on your skin and lifestyle. Ongoing touch ups are suggested to keep the color looking fresh as fading is normal with time.
+ Most people require 2 sessions to achieve the best healed results. One first session and then a complimentary touchup within 4-10 weeks. This time frame is important because the skin may "push out" pigment and in some areas the skin may not be as saturated or may be missing ink completely. You will be able to tell if there are any areas that may need enhancing after the first session after your skin has completely healed. This is all normal and to be expected.
+ Some skin retains pigment better than others. Very oily skin tends to be more difficult to work with because they are more at risk for their skin rejecting the pigment, and more importantly they are prone to pigment hydration, which is where the pigment fans into each other. The strokes sort of blend and it ends up looking like a powder-filled brow more than it looks like distinct hair strokes.
+ Your eyebrows are sisters not twins. Your eyebrows will not look identical. This is important to understand so expectations are realistic. Nobody's eyes are equidistant from the bridge of their nose so the starting points of each eyebrow may vary. As for your ocular cavities, the bony structure right above your eyes may be more flat or rounded than the other. All this is accounted for when creating the ideal eyebrow shape.
+ Yes, it might hurt. It is a tattoo on your face, and as we know your face is a very sensitive place. Noël suggests using the numbing agent however the choice is totally up to you.
+ Your permanent makeup application may lighten up to 50-55% after the first 2 weeks. This is the normal during the healing process. It is a common fear of ending up with really dark eyebrows or lips. This is not the case. Even though your treated area will look darker the first 2-5 days or so, by the 6th and 7th day, you may expereince tiny scabs that start to slough off or skin may start to peel away and by the 14th day or soon after you can start see the final result revealing itself underneath. The healing period is a process.
+ Refining a few strokes, deepening the color or something about the shape can be enhanced during your touchup session.
+ What if styles change? As long as we strive for a natural, classic shape, and color - which is determined by you, Noël's recommendations, and measurements drawn out on your face to anatomically enhance your best YOU, then you will be safe from style fads and changes.
+ Be prepared. Do your research. Talk to your artist. If you do not feel comfortable with it, then do not do it. This is O.K. Noël wants you to be as excited as she is about the new YOU!