Frequently Asked Questions
Taking the plunge..
If you're ready and excited about taking the next steps to booking your appointment towards a new and improved YOU, check out some frequently asked questions below to help solidify your decision.
What is cosmetic tattooing
Also referred to as semi-permanent makeup and micropigmentation; is a skilled process in which pigments are deposited beneath the surface of the skin with very fine sterile needles attached to a manual pen-like tool to create the illusion of hair strokes and makeup to enhance one's natural facial features.
What do I need to know before getting a procedure done?
- All clients must be 18 or older
- Clients should avoid waxing or threading the brow area three days prior to your appointment date
- Clients must avoid any blood thinning medications including Ibuprofen, Aspirin, and Naproxin 72 hours prior to the appointment
- Avoid consuming any alcohol 24 hours prior to the procedure and limit the consumption of caffeine
- If you were on Accutane (acne medication) in the past, you must be off of it for at least 6 months before being getting a procedure done
- Clients MUST notify me of any previous work done by another artist
- FOR CLIENTS WANTING EYELINER / LASH ENHANCENMENT SERVICES - Please remove lash extension prior to your appointment and refrain from wearing contact lenses the day of your procedure
- FOR CLIENTS WANTING LIP SERVICES - If you are prone to cold sores, you MUST be on prophylactic medications prior to your appointment
What is the difference between microblading and powder blend?
Microblading/feathering - uses a manual pen-like tool consisting of tiny sterile needles that are etched along the skin in fine stroke to implant pigment, creating natural hair stroke patterns under the dermis of the skin.
Powder Blend - uses a tattoo machine to implant pigments, creating a very soft powder-filled look which is ideal and great for those with oily skin types or those who are looking for longer lasting results.
How long does a cosmetic procedure last?
Feathered/microbladed brows will last 1-3 years depending on various factors inlcuding: skin type, lifestyle, and proper care of the treated area. To prolong the length of your desired results even longer, it is recommended that you come in for a maintenance appointment once a year or so.
Powder blend/powder ombré will last 2-5 years depending on the same varying factors listed above as well as the depth of colour used during the procedure (the softer and lighter the appearance, the faster it will fade). NOTE This method is great for those with oily skin types and those looking for longer lasting results.
Eyeliner will last 2-5 + years
Lips will last 2-5 years
How long does it take?
The initial appointment for all procedures (excluding multiple services done at once) are approximatley 2.5 hours, including discussions, the design process and application of a topical anesthetic.
What is the healing process like? Will I be able to go about my day?
Absolutely! The healing process here at INK. is nothing like what you may have seen elsewhere. Immediatley after getting your brows down, you will notice that there isn't any swelling or redness; instead, just a fresh set of fabulous brows. They will appear a little darker and more pronounced than what you're used to as the pigments are fresh, but will lighten throughout the healing process (which can take anywhere from 5-10 days for most people). Rather than a thick and obvious scab, you will experince only a thin layer of dry and flaking skin that will fall off on it's own. NOTE It is very important to not pick or rub at the area during the healing process and to follow the aftercare instructions provided. Failure to do so may affect the end results.
Will my brows fade to blue or green?
Rest assure your brows will not fade to a scary colour. I only use the best pigments offerered in the industry which heal true to colour. Altering of colour only happens with poor quality pigments consisting of black or when an inexperienced artist implants the colour too deep into the skin.
Can you correct or remove my previously tattooed brows?
I do offer correction services, but would require photos to be sent in order to determing the type of work that needs to be done. Results may vary depending on the depth of the previous work along with other factors for each individual.
How do I make an appointment?
Simply fill out the contact form or email INK.BYJESSFX@GMAIL.COM
Safety and health standards?
Have no fear! I take pride in having a beautiful and sterile studio that goes above and beyond to follow and meet all health codes. All tools used are the most reputable in the industry and are single-use, sterile and disposable. A new and thorough set up is completed for each individual followed by a sanitizing clean-up.