Microblading Feathering / Ombre Powder Brows
At Skin Rejuvenation Day Spa we aim in achieving the most natural looking Brow Tattoo art results possible. Belinda has developed her own specific technique, and takes much pride in her work & the industry. We use the highest quality tools and pigments available internationally and tailor each brow to complement the client’s face and to achieve symmetry and fullness without looking harsh or “tattooed”.
Before commencing the procedure, Belinda (who is a certified Cosmetic Tattoo Artist) has a consultation with the client to find out exactly what they would like to achieve with their brows.
She then measures the client’s face in order to confirm exactly where the brows should start and finish and where the arches should sit in regards to the client’s face shape. She will then hand-draw the shape, keeping in mind what the client wants to achieve and what the technician feels will suit the client’s features. When the client is 100% happy with the shape the procedure will commence.
Following the natural growth of the hair, we use a hand tool and a micro blade to etch tiny hair-like strokes into the skin with hypoallergenic pigment, which generally lasts up to two years. A very small tattoo gun is used for the Ombre Brows. All of our needles are sterile and individually packaged for one time use.
Difference Between Ombre Brow And Feather Stroke Brow Tattooing
- Microblading uses a small hand tool of needles
- Ombre Brow Tattooing offers a more defined solid look
- Ombre Brow Tattooing uses a small tattoo gun to create natural looking brows
- Feather Touch Brow tattooing is done manually to mimic brow hairs and ink is inserted into the upper layers of the skin via the strokes
- Both are a type of permanent makeup lasting 1-2 years
- The Ombre Brow Tattooing is known to last longer. The pigment is lighter at the start of the brow and gradually gets darker on the tail.
- The technique is used when the client would prefer a powder filled brow look, similar to applying brow powder makeup.
- Feather Stroke Tattooing is a less defined more natural look
- Both results fade over time
You can also combine the two techniques together so make sure you ask about this at your consultation.
Cosmetic Tattooing FAQs
Is it Painful?
Our clients’ comfort is of the utmost importance. Topical anesthetic is applied before and throughout the procedure.
How long does the appointment take?
The appointment takes around 120 minutes. A retouch appointment approx. 4 – 6 weeks after the initial appointment is required to make minor adjustments to the brows. In most cases there will be areas in the brows that haven’t taken to the pigment as well as others. These areas are very minor in most cases so it is a short appointment. In some cases it only takes one appointment for brows to be complete.
What Aftercare Do I Need?
Proper aftercare is very important for long-term success, effectiveness, health, and overall satisfaction with your new cosmetic eyebrow tattoo. It is very important to follow the instructions given in order to achieve the best possible results from your permanent makeup procedure. You will be given aftercare instructions & cream to help limit any infections or other problems, and assure healthy and successful healing occurs as quickly as possible.
Aftercare Immediately After Your Procedure
Immediately after your cosmetic eyebrow tattoo procedure you will feel slight tingling and tenderness, and likely some swelling in the tattoo area. This is due to the numbing cream/anesthetic starting to wear off and the newly exposed wound beginning the process of healing immediately.
It is likely that you will experience some skin sensitivity, redness and swelling for about 1-2 days. DO NOT WET OR USE ANY OTHER PRODUCTS ON THE TATTOO AREA FOR 5 DAYS. NO soaps, cleansers, makeup or creams. Make sure you give the eyebrows approximately 2 weeks to heal and set, and limit any physical activity (like swimming or saunas) and exposure to direct sunlight that might cause premature fading. All tattoos carry the inherent risk of infection and/or allergic reaction. If pain or tenderness persists for longer than a few days consult your doctor immediately.
Please note: The ink from a fresh tattoo will most likely appear slightly darker and much thicker than expected, while others might seem bright (eg. blondes and browns), so don’t be alarmed. This is normal and usually after a week or so the top layer starts to scab and fall off. This process is called shedding. Comparatively, these sections may appear extremely light next to the non-shredded segments. This pigment will eventually soften and settle into the appropriate shade when shedding is complete. It should take about 2 weeks in total for your new eyebrow tattoos to shed completely and appear natural.
Swelling and/or Bruising
Swelling, redness, skin sensitivity and some minor bruising are normal side effects of the eyebrow tattoo procedure but they shouldn’t last longer than a day or two. How easily and extensively a person swells and bruises depend on factors such as their age, skin type, and circulation.
Aftercare During The First Two-Week Healing Period
You brows may feel itchy in the days following the procedure while your skin heals. This is a normal part of the process and a good sign the cosmetic tattoo is healing properly. Be careful not to rub, scratch, exfoliate or pick at the shedding skin. You can cause trauma to the tissue and actually increase the possibility of skin damage, infection or prematurely removing the ink.
Average Healing Time and Process
Average healing time will vary from person to person and will depend on several physiological factors such as age, skin type, circulation and hormonal cycles. Generally, as with any type of skin trauma, older looser skin tends to take a bit longer than younger skin to heal. Other factors that may affect healing time include diet, excessive physical activity, exposure to direct sunlight, and any medications you might be taking.
Touch Up Procedure
After approximately 2 weeks your eyebrows will have mostly healed during the “shedding” or “scabbing” process. As a result the initial intensity and thickness will fade and the desired shade will begin to appear. At about the 3-4 week mark you should have “touch up” procedure, especially if you would like to make any changes to the shape of your brow, or fill in any areas needing modifications after some areas faded in the shedding process. During the “touch up” the original procedure will be repeated. This repetition helps the tattoo last longer and encourages the ink to embed more permanently into the skin.
The Life and Longevity of Your Tattoo Brows
The longevity of your brow tattoo depends on sun exposure. Swimming in chlorinated water also affects the tattoo ink so it is advisable to avoid excessive exposure. Also be mindful of these ingredients in your daily facial products (they have a bleaching effect): Glycol Acid, Retinol, and Vitamin A & C. We recommend you check your cleansers and moisturizers for these ingredients as they can fade the tattoo prematurely.
BEAUTY TREATMENTS such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, IPL and lasers should be completely AVOIDED in the tattoo area.
Prices & Bookings
Microblading/Feathering - $320.00
Ombre/Powder Brows - $380.00
Perfection Visit - $120.00
This is done 4-6 weeks later to complete your brows. This appointment is an absolute necessity as they are a two-step process.
Soak up the slow releasing warmth of basalt stones on your body while your procedure is being done. You will leave feeling refreshed, full of energy along with beautiful brows.
For bookings, please phone Jodie 0403 116 696. A $50 deposit is to be paid with all new bookings.