Take years off your face and create a natural eye-lift with a permanent cosmetic enhancement. Cosmetic tattooing is fast becoming the preferred method to apply makeup. The advantages are waking up with defined shape, colour and symmetry in your brows. Enhance sparse eyelashes and give more detail to the eye with permanent eyeliner. Getting ready in the morning or evening to go out is a breeze. Life can be made easier if you have a physical or visual impairment. People who swim or are active will love not having to worry about make up running, and it is great for those who are allergic to makeup products. The best part is it wont wash off – but fades naturally over time.
Hannah Fox (B.S.N)
Permanent cosmetics also referred to as micro blading, micro pigmentation, 3D brows, softap and feathering is simply cosmetic tattooing. It is a specialised skill utilising a variety of techniques to apply natural pigment into the upper dermal layer of the skin. It is different to traditional body tattooing that implants pigment much deeper into the dermal layers and uses pigments of different composition which are designed to maintain their colour for a long time. Cosmetic tattooing pigments are designed to fade gently over time and will exfoliate out due to the fact they are implanted much shallower in skin and the skin on our face is constantly renewing itself. It is often referred to as being semi permanent as the pigment does fade over time but technically it is permanent as no one can claim that it will fade completely.
Cosmetic tattooing is fast becoming the preferred method to apply makeup. The advantages are waking up with colour and shape in your brows and no longer having to apply eyeliner. Getting ready in the morning or evening to go out is a breeze. Life can be made easier if you have a physical or visual impairment. People who swim or are active will love not having to worry about makeup running, and it is great for people who are allergic to makeup products.
Hannah is a fully qualified nurse with over a decade of experience to draw on. Her many years of performing highly skilled nursing procedures have proved invaluable in the training and understanding of permanent cosmetics, skin healing, precision skill level and infection control required to insure the most desirable outcome for your cosmetic enhancement. In addition to this Hannah has undergone further in depth training in colour theory for cosmetic tattooing.
As a permanent cosmetic professional, Hannah utilises multiple techniques to achieve the most natural look, this is all done using a hand held implement, and no machines are used. This includes mirco blading sometimes referred to as feathering to create fine hair like strokes. The powder brow and eyeliner are achieved by using the softap technique. Not everyone is suitable for micro blading so choosing a professional who offers different types of cosmetic tattooing methods ensures you receive a result that is bespoke to you. By using these methods Hannah has complete control over where the pigment is deposited. All supplies are a 100% disposable to obtain a high level of infection control and the pigments used are natural and hypo-allergenic.
Hannah is patient and detail orientated – you will love her gentle hand and professional manner.
Tattooing live colour – Girlzink
Fundamentals in permanent makeup
Bachelor of Nursing
Blood borne pathogens certification
It is important that you understand the process and what to expect from your cosmetic tattooing experience with Hannah. In here you will find a detailed description of how to prepare yourself before the appointment, what is involved during the procedure and how to care for your cosmetic tattoo after. Please read this information so you can plan accordingly for this. The final result is achieved over 2 appointments. After your first appointment, a follow up appointment is requires 6-8 weeks later to touch up and perfect the area. This is a two part process.
In order to achieve the best results it is important your skin is in optimal condition. Much like a professional painter would prepare the area to paint by sanding, filling and using an undercoat we too need to make sure your skin is prepared. Please avoid the following in the lead up to your appointment:
If you wax, pluck or tint your eyebrows this must not be done 2 weeks prior to your appointment.
Please allow at least 2 ½ hours for your first appointment and 1 ½ hours for your follow up. Hannah will measure and style your brows and discuss your expectations and answer any question you have. Once you are happy with your enhanced brow design or discussed eyeliner a suitable pigment colour is chosen. Hannah can mix colours to achieve the best match based on your skin tone. She will apply a topical aesthetic that numbs your skin prior to the procedure and will continue to apply this during the procedure so you remain comfortable. Hannah follows strict infection control protocols and uses a disposable hand held sterile implement with fine needles to create either fine – hair like stokes (micro blading) or to add a soft shaded background or powder brow (softap), and to create eyeliner. Pigment is deposited into the upper skin layers using the hand held implement.
Hannah will go over the after care in detail with you so you understand your responsibilities to ensure the best healing outcome, a hand out will be given to you to follow along with a cream specially formulated for cosmetic tattooing aftercare. The area treated will appear very intense, exact and darker in colour due to the pigment oxidising when first treated – but this won’t last! The skin heals from epidermal layer up and as it does there will be 10% – 40% loss in pigment colour and a slight shrinking in shape. Healing is different for everyone but some peeling or flaking of skin is normal – DO NOT PICK! You can expect some pigment loss during the healing this is why it is a two part procedure. Hannah asks you to avoid the following so please plan for this procedure accordingly.
The follow up appointment is an important step in completing the procedure and needs to be made 6-8 weeks after your initial appointment. This is where we will fine tune and perfect areas that have faded too much and make colour adjustments if needed. This comes at no extra cost to the initial price.
You will require a colour refresh approx 1.5 years after the first procedure. You can expect your brow or eyeliner tattoo last anywhere from 1-3 years. This will vary between individuals and is affected by a person’s lifestyle, skin type, medications, sun exposure, and the use of certain skin care products, age, smoking, and metabolism.
Not always! If you have extremely oily skin the micro blading technique may not work well for you. The constant production of oil will cause the hair strokes to heal with a diffused look so strokes are not so crisp looking. In this case a powdered brow technique may be better suited. Medical conditions and medication can also determine your suitability. Hannah only accepts previous cosmetic tattoos done elsewhere with caution and will refer you for removal first if required. Hannah completes detailed client paperwork during consultation so it is important that you disclose anything that may affect your suitability.
No absolutely not! I try to retain as much of your natural hair as possible and work to enhance your natural features. Brow hair that is outside the perimeters of the brow design will only be removed.
Hannah uses a topical anaesthetic to pre numb your skin prior to the procedure so discomfort is very minimal. Hannah’s years of experience nursing have given her a good understanding of pain management. She will reapply anaesthetic as needed throughout the procedure and focuses on good technique so your experience is as comfortable as possible. The discomfort is minimal and may feel similar to a light scratch or a plucking sensation.
None! You can leave the clinic after the procedure and carry on as normal. Some pinkness may be present for an hour or so after. Eyeliner can cause some swelling so it is advised you have someone drive you from your appointment. If you have an important event or trip away Hannah asks that you plan accordingly for this by reading the “what to expect section”.
Hannah has undergone further in depth training in colour theory for cosmetic tattooing. Your skin type will guide this process and other factors specific to you are taken into consideration so modifications can be made to ensure an appropriate healed result. Multiple shades are rubbed onto your forehead to determine the best shade. Hannah can also mix colours to find the perfect match specifically for you.
No you cannot, but once you are no longer breast feeding you can.
This depends on number factors and varies between individuals. The technique used microblading vs. powdered brow, lifestyle choices and our individual bodies’ responses all affect the long term outcome. You should expect your cosmetic tattoo to last anywhere from 1.5 – 3 years.
Appox 1.5 – 2 years to maintain its fresh natural appearance. If your shape is still present then Hannah can give you a colour refresh but if you leave it too long so no shape is present it is considered a full treatment again.
2.5 – 3 hours. The first part of the appointment Hannah will design the outline of your desired brow shape. Topical aesthetic is applied to numb the area treated and left for 20 minutes to take effect. Hannah then performs the procedure and will then spend time educating you on after care.