Here are our responses to the questions we are most frequently asked by our clients and prospective customers:
How much is it for a sleeve, back piece, etc.?
There are many factors to take into account when determining the price of a tattoo. Style, placement, color, and skin type are just but a few of those factors that can influence the price of a tattoo. You may as well be asking, "How much is a bag of groceries?" It all depends.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Fill out our booking form online. Call the shop if you need help or assistance. You are more than welcome to stop by the shop, where we will have you fill out the form in person, and will be able to answer any questions or concerns you might have.
Do you take walk-ins?
If our artists have availability, then yes. However, we cannot make the guarantee that we will be available to tattoo you. Our artists can be booked for days, or even weeks, in advance. However, sometimes our artists get cancellations for their scheduled appointments which frees up their time. Appointments are always recommended in order to guarantee you getting tattooed.
How much is the shop minimum?
Our shop minimum is $100.
Do you guys do any sort of deals or discounts?
We frequently have flash days where artists offer their original, custom designs that they tattoo at a discounted price/rate. It is important to follow us on social media in order to see when these events will take place. They generally happen on various holidays or specific days such as: Halloween, Friday the 13th, Valentine's Day, etc.
Do you offer piercings?
No. At this time we don't offer piercings
Can I get a tattoo if I'm under the age of 18 and have the consent of my parents?
No. It is illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18 in the state of Minnesota. Other states have different laws regarding this issue, but Minnesota does not permit minors to get tattoos even with their parents' consent.
Does it hurt?
Yes. Some places on the body hurt more than others. It is also worth mentioning that are also several tattoo products on the market that can help numb the area prior to being tattooed.
1. ARE YOU CERTIFIED?
Yes, I am Certified Permanent Makeup Artist or Cosmetic Tattoo Artist. I studied at the Academy of Advanced Cosmetics in Atlanta Georgia. I am also a licensed Tattoo Artist.
2. WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
It is a semi-permanent makeup method; the technique is natural feathering of hair-like strokes directly on the skin's surface that creates natural looking eyebrows. Microblading creates the background and fills in the areas of the eyebrows that look empty so that a full and complete look is accomplished. Unlike a traditional eyebrow tattoo, Microblading does not leave a flat, dull and fake look that tattoos leave behind is a MUCH SAFER treatment. Microblading method can fill in sparse brows or create an entire brow, which makes it the perfect procedure for Men and Women.
3. DOES IT HURT?
We get mixed reviews on pain. Everyone has a different level of sensitivity so topical anesthetics are applied before and during the treatment to alleviate any sensation or discomfort. Some clients naturally feel one brow sorer than the other. You will hear a scratching noise/ sensation throughout. Music is usually played during the procedure; however, feel free to bring your own earphones and music to distract you.
4. IS IT SAFE?
Absolutely. Sterilized, disposable needles and supplies are used during the process.
5. WILL I BE SWOLLEN?
You will not be swollen. You might have slightly red skin around the eyebrows, but this would last no more than 1 hour. If you are getting eyeliner or lips you will be swollen.
6. WILL I NEED A TOUCH UP?
Most likely. Within a week of your first treatment the color will fade significantly and over the next four to six weeks can continue to fade as much as 50%. This is considered an extremely positive occurrence as it allows you time to reflect on your shape and color. After this period your follow-up appointment is carried out. At this point any changes you would like to make are discussed.
7. HOW OFTEN DO I NEED A TOUCH UP?
In order to keep your eyebrows tattoo results looking fresh, we recommend a touch up every year.
8. HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
It will last as long as it's maintained. Untouched, the ink will last up to 18 months. For lips and eyeliner it will last 2- 5 years.
9. WHY DO I NEED A TOUCH UP IF THIS IS SEMI-PERMANENT?
Because color is implanted in the facial area there tends to be more fluid circulation than other parts of the body. Your face sees the most wear of any piece of you-exposure to the sun, food, facial products-the list goes on and on. All of these things cause permanent color to fade; this is why you need a touch up.
10. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
The procedure takes roughly about two hours, sometimes more sometimes less. Please allow a solid 3-hours window for your appointment. I likely will not need that much time, but this isn't something I want to rush.
11. DO I NEED TO TAKE A DAY OF WORK?
No. There's no downtime associated with the treatment. Redness and swelling will dissipate within an hour after. Your brows will appear darker initially, but not so dark that you will be prevented from your activities of daily living.
12. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
Healing time varies from individual to individual. Usually, it takes about a week to ten days for the epithelial crust to form and slough off. Your skin will be considered healed after that happens. Then, the pigment takes some time to settle into the skin. A good month should pass before I consider the process complete.
13. WHAT'S THE PROCESS LIKE?
Eyebrows tattoo is a two-step treatment, consisting of an initial procedure and then a touch up between 4 to 6 weeks after. After taking your before photo, I will draw the brow design in pencil so you will get an idea of the shape and form. (Please know that nobody's face is totally symmetrical and, you need to be realistic with your expectations. There is no point in trying to make the eyebrows identical or match a photo of your favorite celebrities' eyebrows if your face shape looks nothing like theirs.) Once we have agreed on a final shape (ultimately it is your decision-but I will always voice my opinion on what I think suits you aesthetically), I will shape your eyebrows then we will decide on the color. Shortly after that, a topical anesthetic will be administered to ensure comfort. Once you are numb, the pigment is deposited. During healing, it's normal to experience some pigment loss; this is why we have the touch up in place.
14.WHAT CAN I NOT DO AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
You are advised to keep the skin clean and dry-that means no swimming, sweating or otherwise getting the area wet; no tanning or prolonged sun exposure; no picking, peeling, scratching or rubbing the tattoo, this may result in a loss of color and scarring. You can still wash your hair and face once they are healed.
15. HOW MANY COLORS DO YOU HAVE?
Of the 9 main colors I use, I can blend several to achieve even more shades to suit the client. ALL clients who have had the procedure done will be conscious they have brows that are very obvious, however please bear in mind, the skin has been broken to allow the pigment to settle, and healing has yet to take place. This is why I ask you to bring your eyebrow pencil (if you use one) with you at the appointment-so I can match the pigment to the desired HEALED
RESULT, which emerges after the crusts naturally fall off and the skin gently exfoliates naturally itself to reveal the new brow. Clients, who are used to having no brows for a long time, can find this few weeks challenging. I usually advise clients who have no brows to start wearing pencil or brow shading for some time before the process so they get used to having a brow!
16. DO YOU HAVE TO SHAVE OFF MY OWN EYEBROWS?
No. Every attempt is made to retain all natural hair and integrate it into the design of the permanent eyebrows. In some cases, where shaping of the natural brow is required, a few hairs here and there may need to be removed to create a clean and aesthetically pleasing result.
17. I HAVE HEARD SOME CLIENTS JUST DO NOT RETAIN PIGMENT EVEN AFTER A FEW VISITS. COULD THIS HAPPEN?
Yes, it does happen and yes it's true! A third appointment is often set up so that the client has the opportunity to return and I get the chance to review the work and sort out any (if any) tweaks that might need to be done. Often times the clients cancel this appointment as all is usually well, however there are the occasional few that may need one or two extra strokes to finish off the look. Some peoples' skin may react to the trauma of tattooing, and the skin may try to push out the foreign body of pigment by producing an extreme scab, so they eventually fall off taking all the pigment with it. There is a condition called Pigment Allergy (PPD)
Allergy, a condition known by dermatologists) or Autoimmune disease symptoms (the client may not even be aware of it). The skin would have overreacted and become super sensitive to the pigment and reject it at any cost.
18. CAN YOU GUARANTEE YOUR WORK?
Unfortunately, I can't. How the skin will react is different for everyone and many factors are to be taken into consideration. Skin type, age, scarring, diet, stress levels, facial products used, etc. all play a key role in how the pigment will hold, which is why it is important to know that more than one touch up may be required. I can guarantee that your face is important to me and that I will act in accordance with my experience and expertise to give you my absolute best. I can guarantee that I will strive to make you gratified and content every time. But there are no guarantees in this industry. Please think long and hard before you decide to go for it.
19. WHAT IF I DO NOT LIKE IT?
Although Microblading is considered to be semi-permanent, the procedure does allow flexibility for color or shape change to some extent. However, I will work closely with you to endure that you are satisfied with the proposed technique. I will allow you to have as much control over the procedure as possible, so there is very little room for error. If you do not like the decision you made, the Touch Up can be canceled and the pigmented area naturally fades away over time. If you are not 100% sure you would benefit from this procedure, please opt for a more temporary option.There are no refunds, please come in for a consult if you want to discuss this in greater detail.