frequently asked questions

What is permanent make up?


This medically developed procedure is a method of implanting color pigments into the skin to create a lasting cosmetic effect.


Why use permanent make up?


  • Permanent make up gives you the freedom to swim, exercise, shower, and even cry- without worrying about your make up smearing or coming off. It can    also save you time in your daily routine.
  • Permanent make up allows you the option to enhance your natural features or to create a dramatic effect. The choice is yours!
  • Permanent make up is perfect for the woman who is allergic to standard cosmetics on the market.
  • It is ideal for women with poor eyesight- a polished look without the daily hassle.
  • It is ideal for cancer or thyroid patients.


What can permanent make up do for me?


Eyebrows: Permanent eyebrows will make the brows look fuller and more natural, and add the perfect balance to your face. You will never need to use brow pencil again! Permanent make up can be applied in the hair stroke or solid technique.


Eyeliner: Eyeliner is applied in the lash line to enhance your eyelashes and to make your eyes stand out. You choose from a natural look or a dramatic look.


Lips and lip liner: Permanent lipstick and lip liner are available in almost any color. You can enhance the shape of your lips, enlarge or reduce the appearance of your lips. Colors can be custom blended. Lip color will fade up to 70% after the first time and some people may not see lip color at all depending on the color that they choose. Lips may have to be done more than once. To see a lot of color in the final result you may want to choose a darker color.
How long does permanent make up last?


The treatment is permanent. It will not wash off. However it will soften with age, sun, skin peel, cleansing lotions and will sometimes need to be re-touched. A retouch will depend on each individual person to how soon they will need to be done.


What colors are available?


Color selection today is unlimited, if you don’t find a color on the color chart, a color can be custom blended to suit your needs.


How long does it take?


Most sessions take one to two hours. Eyebrow applications may take longer- due to the design time. A retouch (which is included in the original fee ) will take one half hour – one hour.


Does it hurt?


A topical numbing cream is applied. It is important that you do NOT use an injection to numb the area as this will cause the pigment to migrate in the skin. Comfort levels vary from person to person.


Could I have an allergic reaction?


There is very little chance of an allergic reaction, the pigments that are used are safe and approved for use on the face. A patch test is administered before proceeding.


Is it safe?


Yes, this procedure is done under strict sterilization rules.


Is it a form of tattoo?


Yes, it is considered a form of a tattoo. Although the permanent make-up goes into the second layer of skin, these pigments will not turn the skin blue or pink like tattoo ink will.


Can I go back to work the same day?


Yes, most people do return to work the same day. You may have swelling or puffiness. Your eyes will look like you had a good cry after the eyeliner. The lips stay swollen for about three days. The eyebrows have very little swelling. Bruising and swelling may occur differently in each individual; this may last 3-5 days. The intensity of the color will be about 50% darker in the first week or two. Instructions will be given to care for your permanent make up following the procedure.


What is the difference between a tattoo artist and a permanent make up technician?


A permanent make up technician has been trained in that particular field, and usually has a background in the beauty or cosmetic industry. A background in the cosmetic or beauty industry is very important to the permanent make-up technician this allows them to have a vast knowledge of the balance and proportioning of the face. Although a tattoo artist may be very talented, if the wrong pigment is used the results could be dissatisfying. The color could turn blue or to an undesirable color, the proper tool or machine is also important due to the fact that the skin on the face is thinner than the rest of your body. The first thing you should look for is if your technician is actually wearing the permanent cosmetic make- up. Ask for references of people done years earlier to be sure they didn’t fade to an unwanted color. Also ask to see diplomas or certifications. Some tattoo artists have also trained in permanent cosmetic make – up, but most haven’t.


What to expect AFTER your Permanent Makeup Service


Please realize Permanent Make-up almost always takes 2 times to look the way you would like it

  • Most people DO require a follow up visit to “fine tune” the  procedure
  • You can expect some swelling, redness soreness especially on older skin – this will vary depending on each individual person
  • You may see some color loss after a few days – this is normal * In some rare cases some skin will not hold pigments this is out of our control and we cannot return your money in this situation.
  • Please keep in mind that only ONE follow up visit is included in the initial price.

**You MUST follow the PREP and AFTER care carefully to ensure good results of the procedure


*You may cause harm to your skin IF YOU PICK OR RUB YOUR FRESHLY DONE MAKE UP!  You MUST follow the prep and after care exactly as listed!


  • If the Prep and after care are not properly followed this could cause the make-up to not “take” or “heal” properly- causing a person to need more than 1 or 2 treatments (only 2 treatments total are included in the initial cost) any more visits will require additional charges
  • The most experienced tech could perform your services but if the proper prep and after care are not followed this could affect the results of healing.



  3.  YOU FOLLOWING THE AFTERCARE. (Before and aftercare are provided by your technician and must be followed exactly for best results)
  • When having a service done – most importantly the eyeliner procedure-  you must do your best to hold still – (it will be numbed) if you do NOT this could cause the needles to  bounce on the skin – this could cause the needles to not penetrate the skin during the procedure- if the needles do not penetrate the skin due to excessive moving around this could also result in color loss.


For questions call Deb 309-370-1629