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Permanent Makeup


I am a true believer that Permanent Makeup changes lives and gives confidence to anyone who needs it. 

This page has lots of information about permanent makeup, what to expect, how to prepare, aftercare instructions and contraindications. I hope you find it helpful in understanding what is involved before, during and after the procedures so that you can make a fully informed decision.


If you are shopping around and thinking about having permanent makeup for the first time this page will be informative but please get in touch with me should you still have questions. I will never pressurize you into having a procedure done with me if you simply have queries.


I am super passionate about permanent makeup and I find it extremely rewarding. My specialist client base is mostly people who have suffered illness resulting in brow or lash hair loss. I specialize in hair stroke brows for clients with Alopecia and other forms of hair loss. These can be the most tricky canvases as the hair stroke pattern must look exactly like real hair to avoid it looking fake. However, I have fully embraced the work for brows with sparse or no hair. I have my own signature brow technique which allows me to consistently create perfect sets of eyebrows. 


I only use organic pigments for all permanent makeup procedures. Organic pigments stay true to colour and fade extremely well. Many artists use inorganic pigments and these fade orange, pink or purple over 6-12 months. Who wants purple brows! No thanks! This is why I am completely committed to using only the best possible products that not only give you an excellent quality finish immediately but a result that also ages well over time. 


I use the ONLY micropigmentation machine in Europe to carry class 2A medical certification. This European standard allows the equipment to be used in all areas of a hospital or clinic since it has status as a medical device and not a beauty device. I find this sets me aside from other practitioners in my area.


Nano needle technology is relatively new to the industry and I mostly use this type of needle in my clinic. The Nano needle is so tiny it is flexible and can barely be seen. It literally just tickles the very surface of the skin implanting tiny particles of pigment into the very top of the skin. The result is super fine hair strokes that look real, very minimal to no discomfort, no bleeding and an easy healing process. 

An introduction to permanent makeup


What is permanent makeup?

permanent makeup is a form of tattooing that is used for cosmetic purposes. types of cosmetic tattooing are eyebrows, eyeliner, lip colour, freckles, areola pigmentation, scalp micropigmentation and skn camouflaging for scars, stretchmarks, vitiligo and birthmarks. all permanent makeup services begin with paperwork, consulting, ''before'' photos, mapping and pre drawing. I use pre numbing agents to minimize discomfort and finish with aftercare instructions, ''after'' photos and booking a follow up appointment if needed.

What is the difference in permanent makeup and microblading?

Permanent makeup, semi permanent makeup, microblading, and micropigmentation are all names for the same thing - a cosmetic tattoo. there are several techniques used to create the same result. all methods use a needle and pigments/ink to permanently tattoo a cosmetic area. It is sometimes referred to as semi-permanent makeup as cosmetic tattoos tend to fade quicker than a more common body tattoo therefore need retouching every 6-24 months. However it is still a form of tattooing! My digital machine uses a single tubular Nano-needle which pulses in and out of the top of the hand piece inserting a tiny droplet of pigment with each pulse. Tiny super-realistic hair strokes can be tattooed using the digital machine as well as shading to create a soft powder look, Ombre brows or even a combination. Microblading is a hand tool where a row of needles is gently dragged across the skin to create the illusion of hair strokes. however, microblading is not recommended for oily, mature, thin or sensitive skin. the most common method for permanent makeup used in my procedures at my clinic is the digital machine method because it tends to be much gentler on the skin and heal quicker. due to this method being gentler on the skin it can be used on all skin types. 


Who should consider permanent makeup or microblading?

Anyone who finds makeup to be frustrating. Needs to save time and energy in the morning. Lacks confidence without makeup. Has a lifestyle that makes wearing makeup difficult. Is unhappy with changes to their appearance resulting from injury. Illness or aging. Has unsteady hands or poor eyesight that makes it difficult to apply makeup.


I have a huge clientele following who suffer from loosing their eyebrows from alopecia, thyroid problems, and chemotherapy therefore this has become my specialty. I have also treated many clients who have unevenness in their face due to stoke or bells palsy. In this instance it is not possible to get perfectly symmetrical eyebrows due to muscle tone and how the facial muscles move however, bringing symmetry to the face by subtly correcting the asymmetry is incredibly rewarding as this affects peoples confidence immensely. corrective work for these kind of clients is hugely enjoyable and what I actually do most of.


When's the right time?

I strongly suggest that you should only get permanent makeup done if you are 100% ready! Most of my clients debate for about a year before committing. Permanent makeup is not something to rush into! It's best to do your research into the procedure that you are interested in, how it ages, what it's like to have done and most importantly which artist is right for you. When you feel fully informed on the process, trust your artist and can commit to proper aftercare, it's time to get booked in.

Where should I go for it?

Choosing the right artist first time around is critical. If you ''get it right from the start,'' you wont have to worry about costly/painful removals or corrections. When selecting an artist keep these 4 major factors in mind.

  1. By law cosmetic tattooing in just that: tattooing! Don't be afraid to ask to see tattoo licenses and proof of insurance coverage. If these absolute musts aren't readily available its safe to assume that this is not a safe or dependable environment to get tattooed in.

  2. Never bargain hunt for what's essentially a face tattoo. A high price doesn't always equal high quality either but 'Groupon brows' are usually discounted for a reason. While you may save initially, you'll likely end up paying 4x that initial investment on removals and corrective work and still not end up with the look you wanted.

  3. Portfolio and clear examples of artists own work. Its important to ensure that your artist can deliver the look that you want. If you are not sure on the look that would suit you then your artist needs to display clear examples of what their typical work looks like so that you can make an informed decision if they are right for you.

  4. Reviews don't lie! Always check out reviews on Facebook, Google and yelp! if you're not impressed, you may want to look into a few other artists.


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General preparations for cosmetic tattooing

Before you arrive at the clinic please make sure you have prepared for your cosmetic tattoo appropriately for the best results.

  • Remove any pricings obstructing the area to be treated.

  • Do not exercise on the day of your procedure.

  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, vitamin E, Aspirin and Ibuprofen for 24 hours before.

  • Do not take fish oil or CBD for 1 week before.

  • Do not have electrolysis, laser hair removal, or any waxing done in the area within 1 week in case of burning/irritation.

  • Minimize sun exposure and avoid tanning beds for 2 weeks prior (I cannot work on sunburnt skin)

  • Do not have Botox done within 2 weeks before.

  • Do not have fillers done within 2 months efore.

  • Do not use retinol or retin-A products on the face within 3 weeks before.

  • Take extra precautions 2 weeks before to ensure there will be no broken skin or lesions in the area to be treated.

  • If you are on an aspirin regimen, please speak with your doctor about possibly taking a break for the 2 weeks leading up to each procedure, (initial and retouch). If possible, this will mean a much better healed result. If you're unable to take a break, I can still perform the service but may have to alter it and cannot guarantee optimal results.

  • Do not schedule any skin peels within 6 weeks before or after.

Aftercare advice


Most permanent makeup clients report that the healing process was much quicker and easier than they expected it to be! Will it look a bit bolder and more makeup-y at first? Absolutely. Will you need to take a week off and hide in your bed? Absolutely not!

There's no need to take any time away from work or socializing during the healing process. It will be over before you know it, and truthfully, you may be the only one that even notices somethings off!

This easy healing is a result of me working shallow in the skin, only performing procedures on the right canvases, and providing you with specific, time-tested aftercare instructions.


Important - Contraindications


There are many contraindications to having permanent makeup services done. This is not only to ensure the best result possible, but for your safety. Safety is my absolute priority, closely followed by predictable, world-class results. Please review this section in full. Thankyou.

Medical contraindications that will require a doctors note:

  • Epilepsy

  • Diabetes

  • Recently completed Chemotherapy (within the last 3 months)

  • Artificial heart valves

  • Heart, blood, liver disorders/disease.

Medical contraindications that will prevent me from performing your procedure:

  • Allergies to dyes and/or numbing agents: Please make me aware of any allergies upon booking.

  • Vitiligo that has not been stable for 7 or more years.

  • Uncontrolled haemophilia: Excessive bleeding will result in a poor healed result.

  • Any medication that thins the blood such as Asprin or Warfarin.

  • Any Medication that thins your skin such as Roaccutane or topical steroids within the last 6 months.

  • HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, lupus, any immune disease/disorder, active staph/MRSA infection and uncontrolled blood pressure issues: I do not anticipate desirable healed results when any of these concerns are present and I cannot ensure that this will be a safe procedure for those with compromised immune systems.

  • Accutane usage within the last year: The skin will be too thin/delicate to achieve a desirable healed result.

  • Current antibiotic use: Several side effects can hinder healed results.

  • Active psoriasis/eczema breakouts within 1 inch of the area to be treated.

  • History of keloid scarring after even minor injuries: A keloid could result after permanent makeup for these clients.

  • Over filled lips (lip clients only) The risk of pigment migrating under the skin is too high.

  • Pregnancy and/or breastfeeding: As tattoo inks/pigments are not regulated by the FDA, I cannot assume responsibility for the effects that they may have on non-consenting minors. Additionally, anytime the skin is broken, there is a risk of infection. I cannot risk the transmission of infection to an unborn or new born baby. And finally, I cannot use numbing agents on pregnant/breastfeeding clients. Numbing agents not only make the services comfortable, but are typically necessary for me to create the best work possible.

  • Any vaccinations within two weeks before or after your procedure (including covid vaccines). vaccines boost the immune response and there have been some reports of an exaggerated immune response when PMU and a vaccine have been performed close together.

If any of the 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.

I strongly recommend booking in for a separate consultation and test patch appointment before your initial procedure but if you prefer to not have the test patch then you can sign to say you are declining my offer/recommendation of a test patch. A test patch can also be sent in the post to you prior to your appointment if you wish. Please get in touch if you would like me to post it to you.

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