Semi-Permanent Makeup Info

Permanent Makeup Information

What is permanent makeup?

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

  • You can slightly modify your look every few years as trends change, because permanent makeup will fade over time when done properly. "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, when done properly; 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

  • SSRI usage or any other prescription mediation for mood, anxiety, or depression (these may cause excess swelling, leading to poor color retention. see notes on preventing swelling below, and keep in mind that you may need an additional touchup.)

  • 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.

Please note: The bed in our permanent makeup room has a 300lb weight capacity. If this is a concern, please reach out to us privately.

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.

  • Clients with dark-deep complexions are not candidates for lip tattooing. These skin types are prone to hyper-pigmentation and keloid scarring; the risk is too high in such a delicate area.

  • Clients with medium-dark complexions may need 3 sessions to achieve their desired 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 recommendations on a local injector.

  • We do not tattoo outside of the natural lip border. Pigments heal much differently on the lip, than they do around it. If you’d like your lips to be significantly fuller, we suggest lip fillers 2+ weeks prior to your service.

  • 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 vitiligo affecting the mouth area may not be candidates for lip tattooing. Please contact us with photos ASAP to discuss.

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

  • TIPS TO PREVENT EXCESSIVE SWELLING: In the 3 days prior to your service, you may want to begin 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.)

Additional info for eyeliner clients only:

  • Lash growth serums: You must be “off” prescription serums for 4 weeks prior to your service, or off over-the-counter serums for 2 weeks prior. To protect your investment, do not continue using it until 4 weeks after your liner touchup.

  • YOU CAN NOT WEAR CONTACT LENSES TO YOUR APPOINTMENT.

  • If you can only use certain types of eye drops, please BRING WITH YOU the ones that you prefer. Otherwise we will be using the drops on hand to hydrate the eyes in the event of dryness.

  • If you wear lash extensions, they must be removed. If you plan to have them chemically removed, please do so 3 weeks prior to your service. If you plan to have them removed manually, or remove them at home with oil, they can be fully removed no less than 1 week prior to your service. Note: oil removal at home can take quite a few nights of repeated soaking to remove all extensions. To protect your investment, keep extensions off until at least 3 weeks after your touchup.

  • Risks of permanent liner services include, but are not limited to: pupil dilation, corneal abrasions, and blindness. If you are not certain that you can stay relaxed and in control of your eye movements throughout your service (no squinting, squeezing, fluttering, or opening unexpectedly), then this may not be for you. Your safety is our number one priority, but we cannot guarantee it alone. You and your artist will be working as a team to make this a safe and easy experience.

  • TIPS TO PREVENT EXCESSIVE SWELLING: In the 3 days prior to your service, you may want to begin 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 lids (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!