Frequently asked questions
What is MicroStroking?
The microstroking/microblading technique is a cosmetic tattoo. It is also referred to as eyebrow embroidery, feather brows, permanent makeup, 3D and 6D brows, is the manual method of implanting color into the dermis of the skin using a hand held tool. This technique creates very fine, crisp hair like strokes that emulate the natural eyebrow hair.
Will it hurt?
Everyone experiences different levels of pain tolerances, however I make every effort to keep you comfortable with topical anesthetics. Most clients report feeling very comfortable while having their permanent brows applied. Most equate it to the discomfort from tweezing or waxing.
How long will it last?
Every individual heals differently depending on a number of circumstances; skin type, oily skin, sun exposure, chemical & laser peels, health and hygiene can all have an effect on pigment retention. Most results last for an average of 2 years. Each procedure consists of two sessions, with the second session taking place 8 weeks after the first. The initial price includes the first and second session. Additional sessions are charged accordingly at prices at the time of service. After 2 years the procedure will need to be fully redone and will be charged at prices at time of service. Please be aware that final results CANNOT and ARE NOT guaranteed due to the individual nature of your skin, healing ability and personal diligence of aftercare.
What kind of pigments do you use?
I use only the best, LI Pigments. LI Pigments is committed to ensuring the safety of their line by always adhering to current good manufacturing practices, consistently testing their products, using only the highest quality raw materials, and constantly researching innovative ways to make their pigments the safest possible. They have been top quality for over 25 years.
What are your standards of practice?
Washington State doesn't require much when it comes to cosmetic tattooing. So you're right to ask. I adhere to the highest of standards in the industry. I received my training from the best in the world, Daria Chupry's based in Beverly Hills. I am certified for knowledge of bloodbourne pathogens as required by OSHA. I am licensed and insured for practicing cosmetic tattooing. Everything I use is sterile, sanitary and disposable. After every client, the studio is cleaned and disinfected.
I have a few things going on, can I get this done?
Cosmetic tattooing is not recommended and in some situations, absolutely cannot be done when certain contraindications exist. This is by no means a complete list. Please call if you have any questions.
If you are pregnant or nursing you absolutely cannot get cosmetic tattooing during this time.
If you are currently on or have taken Accutane in the past year, you absolutely cannot get cosmetic tattooing done. Your system must be free of Accutane for one year - no exceptions.
Chemotherapy (please consult your doctor)
Viral infections and/or diseases
Pacemaker or major heart problems
Skin irritations, eczema or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, etc.)
Acne in the treatment area cannot be worked on. You must wait until the treatment area is clear before getting a cosmetic tattoo.
Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
Botox in the past 2 weeks
how old do I have to be?
You must be 18 or older to get cosmetic tattooing. There are no exceptions to this law, RCW 26.28.085
How long does this take?
The session takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. This includes designing your brow shape, numbing the area and the procedure itself. Your touch up appointment will take 1.5 to 2 hours.
How many treatments are needed?
Getting your eyebrows cosmetically tattooed is a two step process. The initial session, healing time and then 6 - 8 weeks later a touch up session. At the touch up I assess the color retention and make any adjustments needed. This second session is included in the initial price. After your second session, any additional treatments will be charged accordingly.
I've had my brows done before, can you correct them?
I take corrections on an extremely limited basis. If you've had your brows done at any time in the past, you must email me a picture of your brows BEFORE booking an appointment.
how clean is everything?
Super clean! The tools (needle and handle) I use are sterile, one use and fully disposable. For every session, everything is one use and disposed of afterward. My studio is fully disinfected before and after every session using hospital grade disinfectants. I maintain and practice all the Washington State standards of sanitation and universal precautions.
How do I make an appointment?
You can see my schedule and book online here. To hold your appointment a deposit of 135.00 will be taken at time of booking. This amount will go towards your balance. Your remaining balance will be due at the time of service. I accept cash and all major credit/debit cards only (mastercard, visa, american express, discover).
Is there paperwork involved?
Absolutely. Informed consent is a requirement and a must when getting any kind of treatment. You can become more informed and save time by downloading and filling out the paperwork here. Please remember to bring your completed form with you to your appointment.
What's your cancellation/lateness policy?
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy and 20 minute late policy. If you cancel within 48 hours of your appointment, your deposit will be forfeit. If you forget or just don't show up, your deposit will be forfeit. If you are more than 20 minutes late to your appointment, I may not have time to complete your service and your deposit will be forfeit.