Semi-Permanent Makeup Info

Permanent Makeup Information

She...answered all my questions before and after the procedure.
— Adry

What is permanent makeup?

Semi-permanent makeup is the perfect solution to a quicker morning routine! This technique differs from traditional tattooing in a few ways…

  • You can update your look every few years as trends change, because permanent makeup will fade evenly over time. "Semi-permanent makeup" and "permanent makeup" are used interchangeably. The word "permanent" is used because it doesn't just wash off.

  • Permanent makeup will not blur or discolor in time (on the right skin type, keep reading).

  • Shorter healing time.

  • Much lower risk of scarring.

Will it work for me?

If you want to wake up with your makeup to save time, energy, and frustration, this is for you. If you want to feel more confident without your full face of makeup, you're in the right place. Permanent makeup can benefit all ages, genders, skin types, and ethnicities. Over 30% of women are interested in some type of permanent makeup.. for good reason!

Who permanent makeup is not for:

There are many contraindications to permanent makeup services. Not only to ensure the best result possible, but for both your safety and ours. Safety is our absolute top priority. If any of the following points apply to you, you must discuss details with your artist as soon as possible, as we may need to:

Postpone or alter your service:

  • fish oil supplements within the last week (natural blood thinners)

  • steroid or immunosuppressant use

  • prescription antacid use

  • having waxed the area within the last 48 hours

  • electrolysis near the area within the last 5 days

  • piercings in/around the area that cannot be removed

  • alcohol/drug use within the last 24 hours

  • chemo treatments within the last 6 months

  • caffeine consumption within the last 24 hours

  • staph or mrsa

  • active breakouts of eczema or psoriasis within 1” of the area

  • use of Retin-A within the last 2 weeks

  • botox/fillers within the last 2 weeks

  • prescription antibiotics within the last 2 weeks

  • blood pressure issues

  • chemical peels within the last 6 weeks

  • spa-grade AHA usage within the last 2 weeks

  • trichotillomania

  • Acutane usage within the last year

  • pregnancy

  • plans to nurse within the next 3 months

  • sunburnt skin on the area to be treated

  • lesions/moles or broken skin in the area to be treated

Get a doctor's note:

  • ANY regimented medication, including aspirin

  • epilepsy

  • anemia

  • diabetes

  • artificial heart valves

  • heart problems

  • blood problems

  • liver disease

  • diabetes

  • hemophilia

Rethink performing this service:

  • alopecia (please contact us to discuss)

  • allergies (please make us aware of any prior to coming in)

  • HIV/AIDS

  • lupus

  • intense scarring on the area

  • history of keloid scarring

  • any type of immunodeficiency

  • hepatitis

If any contraindications listed above prevent you from getting your service done on the day of, a cancellation fee must be processed, so please be sure to read this page thoroughly, and reach out with any questions right away. Additionally, if you choose not to follow through with your service after arriving for any reason, a cancellation fee must be processed.

Additional info for lip clients only:

  • If you have a history of cold sores, we highly suggest contacting your doctor to start a course of antivirals. Starting the course at least 3 days prior to your service, and finishing it throughout healing (under your doctor's supervision), will ensure the best result.

  • Deep wrinkles around the mouth may result in an uneven look. For the best result, you may want to consider subtle lip fillers 2+ weeks prior to your service, just to plump out the creases around the lips. Feel free to contact us for reccommendations on a local injector.

  • The following may increase your risk of infection: smoking while healing, braces, recent sinus infection, dental implants, dentures, tongue piercings, sexual contact within 1 week after your service.

  • Clients with hyperpigmentation on the lips or dark-deep complexions, may not be able to achieve their desired result as pigments heal semi-sheer. Please contact us with photos ASAP to discuss.

  • Clients that have had lip injections may be more likely to experience swelling.

  • TIPS TO PREVENT EXCESSIVE SWELLING: In the 3 days prior to your service, we suggest starting a regimen of Arnica tablets (found at Whole Foods) & eating pineapple. Pineapple naturally prevents swelling. Immediately after your service, you may want to ice your lips (with a clean paper towel between the ice pack and your skin) in 15-minute increments. If you typically react well to ibuprofen, that may also reduce swelling post-procedure. (We are not medical professionals; These suggestions are based on personal experiences and permanent makeup training. Always consult your doctor before using any new vitamins or supplements.)


Permanent Makeup Prices

Listed on each of the service pages.

Please note: We are typically booked 4-6 weeks out, so plan to book in advance. Great results are worth the wait!