Perfectly groomed, eyebrows hold more power and visual impact on overall facial appearance than any other singular feature. Catherine understands that balance is the key to flawlessly shaped eyebrows. Under Catherine’s expert hands, your own brows can be restructured to lend the correct definition and strength to your face. She will discover the potential in your existing shape and create the ideal brows you were always meant to have.
Starting with an in-depth personal consultation regarding your unique facial features and eyebrow’s natural hair growth pattern, Catherine will proceed to customise a brow design perfectly suited to frame your eyes, face and hair colour. Through a detailed and precise sculpting process, your eyebrows will be crafted to ultimate perfection
THE ART OF SEMI – PERMANENT MAKEUP
We take the same knowledge-based and personalised approach to our aesthetic treatments as we do to our therapeutic skin improvements. Coupled with sophisticated state-of-the-art technologies, our passion for facial aesthetics allows us to create a soft, natural and youthful appearances with hyper realistic, semi-permanent makeup. We strive to create a more harmonious flow to your features by taking a highly individual approach, because true beauty is always unique.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to prepare for my appointment
NO ALCOHOL or CAFFEINE before the procedure (at least 24hrs for alcohol) NO ASPIRIN or other blood thinners such aspirin , Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen unless medically necessary, 48-72 hrs prior to your procedure. Extra strength Tylenol can be taken if you have low pain tolerance. If you have recently tanned this will affect the outcome of the healed colour. If you’ve had laser removal of previous work done by someone else, the treated area has now more scar tissue and can affect the outcome of the result. More treatments may be necessary to have the skin take the colour. Botox / Fillers should be done 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after the procedure. Avoid exercising the day of procedure as this will open up the pores. Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle. No waxing or tinting 3 days before.
The first appointment is about structure, design, and building hairstrokes.
The touch up is about seeing how the skin heals and retains pigment, as well as making any necessary adjustments to achieve more definition and volume.
How long will my semi-permanent makeup last?
All cosmetic tattoos are designed to fade over time and should be refreshed every 1-1. 5 years for maintenance. Fading is desired as your skin and facial structure will change as aging occurs. However this does not mean that your semi-permanent makeup will completely disappear. Depending on your skin and health, overtime your semi-permanent makeup may leave a soft haze of residual pigment behind.
These factors will cause your semi-permanent tattoo to fade faster:
- Iron deficiency
- Oily Skins
- Sun exposure
- Vitamin A / AHAs,Exfoliants
- Strong immune systems
- Exposure to salt /chlorine water
Can I have this procedure?
You may NOT have this procedure if :
- You are under 18
- You get Keloid scars
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- You have been on Accutane within 1 year
- You have irritation of the skin of any kind such as blemishes, pimples, rash, psoriasis, eczema, Rosacea, sunburn on the area of procedure.
- You are on Retin-A or Retinols. Be off 7 days before appointment and avoid 30 days after procedure.
- Diabetic (consult your doctor)
- Have HIV or Hepatitis or any other viral infections and/or diseases
- Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
- A Pacemaker or major heart problems
- Had an Organ transplant
- Sick (cold, flu, etc. Will affect the healing process, please reschedule)
- You generally don’t heal well and develop infections easily
- If your old tattoo is too dark (please contact me to send a picture so I can see how faded your old tattoo is
Can we cover up an old tattoo?
* IMPORTANT: PRIOR TO BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT– PLEASE SEND A PHOTO OF YOUR OLD TATTOO
NOTE – old tattoo must be very faded in order to achieve desired results. Going over an old tattoo that is still too dark, will give you disappointing results. So it is best to remove the old tattoo first, before getting microblding done.
If we are covering up an old tattoo previously done by another artist, please come with realistic expectations of what is possible to achieve. If the former tattoo is extremely uneven or dramatic in shape, we may not be able to achieve your exact desired shape or symmetry. Any hairstrokes done within the old tattoo may blend in and will not be as crisp, giving an appearance of unevenness in colour and the old tattoo will still show through the new hairstrokes.
If you want to correct the colour of your old tattoo (that has faded to red/orange/blue/gray) so it doesn’t end up showing between the hairstrokes, colour correcting can be an option by shading in the area with a colour correcting pigment done by machine. This must be done at least 8 weeks prior to an Eyebrow Feathering appointment. Hairstrokes will still not be as crisp with colour correcting.
For optimum results with Eyebrow Feathering, you may also remove your old tattoo. This option may require more than 2 session (done before your procedure at least 8 weeks apart) for desired results. It works by implanting a special saline solution to lift out the old pigment. The healing process will be the same as the tattoo treatment. There is no guarantee that the old tattoo will completely go away. It will however, at the very least, be drastically lighter.
All options will be discussed during the consultation, and tattooing will not start until the final design is agreed upon.
Please contact us to send a picture of your old tattoo prior to booking an appointment for cover up, colour correcting, and removal treatments to eliminate the risk of losing your deposit due to not being able to work over the old tattoo.
Can I get them wet, put makeup on, or workout?
No, not for at least 10 days. Getting them wet may cause premature lifting of your scabs and increase the chance of infections and loss of pigment. You must keep them dry to avoid complications and undesired results such as smudgy blurred lines, scar tissue, and uneven pigment.
Can I wash my face and wear makeup after – Not on the brows for at least two weeks but everywhere else is fine. Chemicals found in makeup and cleansers may alter the colour of the pigment and affect the healing process.
All needles are single-use, come in a sterilized package ,opened in front of the client and are disposed of after each client.
Implements such as gauze, cotton swabs, etc. are single-use and disposed of after each client .
Gloves and mask are worn at all times during the procedure and disposed of after each client.
What to expect after the procedures
Immediately after, the area will be dark and get 4 shades darker over the next 2 days as a light scab forms in the area. 30-50% of your pigment will be in the scabs. Over the next 7-14 days your scabs should flake off bit by bit. Some people scab in light flakes and some develop a thick scab. Everybody is different, but whatever you do, DO NOT PICK and make sure you read through and follow the AFTERCARE INSTUCTIONS properly to obtain the best results.
After the scabbing phase is over, you will see that the colour of your pigment appears foggy and muted in colour because a layer of skin has grown over the pigment to seal it in. Not to worry, over the next several weeks your skin will regenerate and the pigment will be more vibrant in colour. The complete healing process takes at least 6 weeks which is when the true orientation of the pigment will show.
Do I need a touchup?
The first appointment is about structure, design, and building hairstrokes. The touch up is about seeing how the skin heals and retains pigment, as well as making any necessary adjustments to achieve better symmetry, definition, or volume
In most cases, only a minor touch up is necessary to fill in any sparse areas for a very natural look and some do choose to skip the touch-up appointment to keep the look more natural.
If you are opting for a fuller more defined look, then the touch-up is recommended to achieve desired results.
Some may need a 3rd session to complete the process. Especially if you have little to no hair to begin with, have scar tissue, oily skin type, or we are trying to cover up an old tattoo. A price will be quoted on the touch up for a 3rd touch up if the artist feels you need this.
What's your cancellation policy?
If you must cancel your appointment please note any cancellation made within 72 hours of the scheduled appointment, will incur a 50% cancellation fee, if you are cancelling any other treatments we will hold your $100 deposit. If you cancel your tattoo appointment within 72 hours we will hold your deposit. For any tattoo cancellations outside this period we will refund your deposit and hold a $50 admin and processing fee.
All new tattoo appointments will require a $200 non refundable deposit that will come off the total price on the day. For all other appointments we will require a non refundable $100 deposit.
For health and safty practices we kindly ask that you please do not bring your children to appointments without discussing this with us prior. As this is clinical procedure we have items that may harm a child when left unattended.Our priority is your children’s safety and we appreciate your consideration in honoring this policy.
Please also note if you reschedule more than twice we will require a 50% upfront deposit upon booking.
Consultation $100 (Includes Brow sculpt / tint/ henna)
Cosmetic Tattoo $995
Includes Consultation, aftercare touch up 6 weeks after initial treatment.
Bottom – $695
Thick/ Winged -$995
Lip Blush / Liner $995
6-12 Months – from $350 12-18 Months – From $500 – 18 Months Full Price
NOTE: Colour refresher appointments DO NOT apply Tattooing over old previous work done by another artist. You must book an initial appointment first to see if you are a suitable candidate.
Catherine is a member of the Tattoo Association of Australia and frequently updates her techniques by qualified , talented industry leaders and trainers nationally and internationally.