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Eyebrow Tattooing

Feather-Touch | OMBRé BROW | POWDER BROW | Combination Brow

 

 

Your appointment will take approximately 2 hours and includes:

  • A consultation where the style and colour will be discussed

  • Before photos

  • Pre-numbing

  • Brow mapping (drawing on desired brow shape)

  • Tattooing with a manual hand tool or rotary PMU machine, depending on chosen style

  • After photos

  • Aftercare Instructions

Cosmetic tattooing is a process, often requiring multiple applications of colour to achieve the desired result. Therefore a complimentary touch-up appointment, 6-12 weeks after the initial treatment, is included in the price.

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Pre-Procedure

  • It is recommended to eat something before your appointment to make sure your blood sugar levels stay stable during the procedure

  • Please do not wear any makeup (at least on and around your eyebrow area)

  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hrs before your appointment. Alcohol can thin the blood, which can cause the skin to be hypersensitive and bleed easily.

  • Avoid blood thinning medications for 72 hrs before your appointment. This includes ibuprofen, aspirin and fish oil tablets. Please consult your doctor if this is an issue.

  • Make sure your face is not sunburnt

  • Do not get brows waxed or tinted for 2 weeks prior to your appointment

  • If considering Botox, it is best to have your brow tattooing done first. If having Botox before your treatment, please do this at least 2 weeks before your appointment

  • If you have been taking acne medications such as Accutane or Retin-A within the last year you have an altered skin condition that will not heal well after the procedure. It’s very important that you wait a year before tattooing the skin. Retinol and Vitamin A are very similar and should be discontinued to use a month prior to the procedure.

Aftercare

First 4-6 hours let it rest don’t wash it, don’t put any cream!

  • UniCura Handzeep, every hour-two ( for two days ).
  • Bepanthen Tattoo cream ( For 7 days).
  • Sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher for covering your tattoo. ( for 30 days – when needed )

For the first 2 days gently wash your eyebrows every hour or every two hours to remove bacteria, build-up of product, oils and dead skin. Do this each morning and night with water. Use your fingertips to very lightly and gently rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water, ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids.

Once your eyebrows are completely dry, apply a small amount of aftercare cream ( Bepanthen ) with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be careful not to over-apply, as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The cream should be barely noticeable on the skin. NEVER put aftercare cream on a wet or damp tattoo. Choose a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher for covering your tattoos and the rest of your body. If your skin is more sensitive to the sun, choose an SPF of 50. For the best result keep your tattoo out of the sun anyways!

Important Reminders

  • Keep your tattoo as dry as possible for the first 7 days

  • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for the first 7 days

  • Avoid long, hot showers for the first 7 days

  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 7 days

  • Do not put skincare, makeup or sunscreen on your brows for the first 7 days.

  • Try and stay out of the sun or wear a hat for sun protection instead

  • Avoid face-down swimming and hot tubs for the first 14 days

  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks

  • No facials, botox, chemical treatments or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks

  • Do not rub, pick or scratch the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin exfoliate away naturally. Picking can cause scarring or loss of colour

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Eyebrows tattoo color correction by iTattooBrows.nl

Eyebrows tattoo color correction by iTattooBrows.nl

One of the most frustrating things about the eyebrows tattoo is the right color matching the pigment at first. Eyebrows color corrections are a huge part of Permanent Makeup Artist practice. Although not every Permanent Makeup studio provides this service. If you have old permanent makeup or microbladed eyebrows, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

There are so many aspects of proper micropigmentation that it could be difficult to understand how pigment heals in the skin. First of all, to neutralize the unwanted color, we need to understand why the color has changed over time.

Many new clients are wondering how to correct or refresh discolored eyebrows with permanent makeup or microblading. The biggest problem occurs when we deal with very old pigmentation many times very saturated tattooed eyebrows done many years ago with black pigment that has lots of carbon black.

Back in the day, the whole tattooing process looked different, Artists were using dark pigments and worked more aggressively, depositing the pigment into a deeper layer of the skin. Sometimes to the color correct artists were using camouflage – lighter flesh skin tone pigment. This is a big mistake! This type of covering of old permanent makeup looks bad after years and closes the possibility of laser removal.

Before the color correction, we also need to consider shape correction. It is good to create a pre-drawing to see if we can improve the brows design without former removal.

Nowadays, we have better access to knowledge and understanding of how pigment behaves in human skin. Manufacturers are continually working on finding the perfect pigment formula that is safe and color stable in the skin. Artists are focusing on new gentle techniques for the most natural results with less trauma to the skin.

Old Permanent Makeup and Microblading Coverup

From the Permanent Makeup Artist’s point of view, it is essential to have good long-term coverup results, with less trauma to the skin, many clients expect immediate results. Eyebrow correction is a process and doesn’t happen overnight. It is important to explain and advise what’s best for a client, every case is different. We need to find out as much as possible about the client to prepare a treatment plan.

In many cases, those corrections are challenging, because it involves many unknowns like:

  • brand and composition of the pigments line used by the previous practitioner
  • color or mix of colors used
  • fading
  • clients skin’s natural pigmentation
  • length of time since the most recent application
  • number of previous procedures
  • structure of the skin

There are many factors that might cause a color shift, like the melanin in the skin and skin undertone, climate, and lifestyle.

Additional factors behind eyebrows discoloration:

  • Medications
  • Health
  • Client’s ethnicity
  • Skin condition
  • Skin-care products and treatments
  • Sun exposure

Microblading Color Correction

In some cases, previous deep pigmentation might cause scarring, especially with the manual microblading technique done by an inexperienced microblader. In this case, it is harder to implement evenly new pigment to perform color correction of the eyebrows.

Because of this, there is no guaranty of a specific result. It is hard to determine how many pigment removal or color correction sessions the client needs. The good news is that we can usually improve the appearance by proper color and shape correction.

We Don’t Always Perform Color Correction

We do not always perform procedures to cover old permanent makeup or microblading. Especially when the client is looking for a more natural outcome and the pigmented area is oversaturated and poorly shaped, we recommend starting with the removal of old permanent makeup or microblading.

Once an old tattoo fades at least about 50% we can consider color correction. It is important to have realistic expectations and make sure the client knows about all the possibilities.

Color Theory In Permanent Makeup

How to correct blue brows?

If the clients’ previous brows have a blue tint on them, this is usually due to going too deep or the other colors have faded. In this case, you must first correct the brows by adding a yellow pigment to the blue-tinted area to first neutralize the color before proceeding to add a brown pigment.

How to correct green brows?

If the clients’ previous brows have a green tint on them, this is usually due to other colors that faded too quickly. This is a less common situation and in this case, you must first correct the brows by adding a red pigment to the green-tinted area to first neutralize the color before proceeding to add a brown pigment.

How to correct red brows?

If the clients’ previous brows have a red tint on them, this is usually due to other colors that faded faster. This is very common especially due to poor color choices or old brows. In this case, you must first correct the brows by adding a green pigment to the red-tinted area to first neutralize the color before proceeding to add a brown pigment.

How to correct gray brows?

If the clients’ previous brows have a gray tint on them, this is usually due to colors healing too cool or needles going too deep. This is very common especially when it comes to old brows or inexperienced technicians.

In this case, you want to warm up the gray color by adding some warm color to it first. Depending on how gray the brows are, you can choose to correct the brows with a warm orange pigment or just cover the brows with a warmer brown pigment.

How to Apply Color Theory to Permanent Eyeliner

The color theory is also highly applicable when it comes to eyeliner. You might ask, isn’t eyeliner just putting in black color? What is the science behind that?

Going back to our color wheel, the color black is not a primary color. It’s a color that resulted from mixing red, blue, and yellow. You might have seen a lot of women with old eyeliner tattoo that turned blue or gray. This is common because the black pigment is made up of blue, red, and yellow. Often, more blue is added into the mix to produce a darker and rich hue of black.

Over time, the red and yellow components of the black will fade and what remains is the large percentage of blue pigment in the eyeliner. You can also correct the blue hue in the eyeliner by adding warmer brown color instead of covering it with black pigment again.

Preventing Color Fading

To prevent the eyeliner from shifting into a blue tone, artists like to modify their black pigment by adding drops of orange and red color in the mix. Adding a small amount of red pigment will not change the black color much. Our eyelid areas tend to be cooler in tone, that is why it’s always good to add a drop of orange or red pigment into the mix when doing black eyeliners, just to reduce the color from turning blue.

How to Apply Color Theory to Permanent Lip Blushing

Last by not least, color theory also comes in handy for lip blush procedures.

For clients who have a darker and purple hue on their lips, it is a must to first neutralize the color instead of going right into the procedure of putting in a red or a pink pigment. This may even prompt the lips to turn darker. So to cancel the purple hue, apply an orange pigment first.

This may sound and look daunting, as the lips will appear to be orange right after the procedure. However, when the lips healed, the orange and purple will result in a more soft pink color. However, there is a limit on how much you can correct.

For clients with very dark lips, it’s not recommended for them to have a lip blush procedure since there is a high risk of hyperpigmentation which can result in permanent dark purple lips. For clients with naturally pale lips, this procedure is a green light and they can choose a pink color and proceed with the procedure.

Permanent makeup may seem like an easy job, but it’s quite a science! The colors used in each procedure are very important, especially when we think about not just right after the procedure, but also the years that come after.

If you have previous microbladed brows, eyeliner, or lip blush that you don’t quite like the color of, call us to schedule for a free consultation on how we can color correct it. Call us to get the best microblading in Vacaville, best microblading in Davis, best microblading in San Francisco, best microblading in Sacramento, and the best microblading in Bay Area.

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