Frequently asked questions
How do I choose a permanent makeup specialist?
It is important that you choose someone: who shows reference pictures of their previous jobs, or you saw them working personally, who answers all your questions before the procedure during a consultation and prepares a test-drawing on you, who precisely draws the shape of the permanent makeup with a pencil and the shape can be modified on request with whom you check the pre-drawing all along in the mirror, who shows you a wide variety of colours and does not want to force one colour on you, who does not want to complete the whole procedure in half an hour, who does permanent makeup regularly as a main profession, not only occasionally, who provides you with sufficient information, who works meticulously, prepares even the pre-drawing very precisely with whom you feel yourself safe, who works with safe materials, state-of-the-art devices, whose recommendations came from reliable sources, who is always available to answer your question Choose well for the first time. Correcting imperfect permanent makeup is much more expensive, painful and takes longer. It is possible to improve the shape and colour of the permanent makeup but it may never be perfect.
How painful is permanent makeup?
Everybody has their own pain threshold, therefore, each person bears pain differently. Our pain threshold can be various, it is affected by our mood, fatigue, hunger, menstrual cycle, position of the Moon, etc. The procedure is not completely without pain but I use different lidocaine based creams to relieve it, continuously during this process, whenever you ask for it, this way the whole process will be easily bearable. There are several advertisements that promise “painless permanent makeup”. Sadly, those promises are not reflecting the truth, if it were true, we would use that… a needle is a needle. But as you could read above, anaesthetics make it much easier to take. And the final result will make up for the inconvenience. In many cases our clients tell us after the procedure that they expected much more pain. Therefore, after the initial excitement they easily take everything until the permanent makeup is finished. Usually the fear of pain fades right after we start to work on them. Then our guests calm down and simply look forward to be done with the procedure.
Which permanent makeup hurts more?
Permanent eyebrow makeup is nearly completely painless during the procedure, only at the beginning can you feel some sort of irritation like sneezing. You feel only some dull vibration. Lot of my clients referred to it as it was better than plucking the eyebrows. The inconvenience of permanent eyelid makeup arises from the fact that the procedure is directly around the eyes and knowing this is what makes it frightful. Your eyes must be closed until the job is finished with both the upper and lower eyelids. Due to the special stretching technique, your eyesight is entirely protected! During the whole process we stop occasionally, we anaesthetise, so you can rest and your fear will fade with time, and the process will be more bearable. Most of our guests tell me that they were expecting something much worse. In case of permanent lip makeup, creating the contour line of the lips is bearable even without anaesthetics, shading is more inconvenient, especially at the middle of the lips. By using anaesthetics, you will not feel worse than if you were at the dentist. Therefore, bearing this procedure is not too difficult either. Be it either type of permanent makeup you desire, the most important thing is that having the right attitude is the best painkiller. In the end, only the result will matter anyway.
What can I do to make permanent makeup less painful?
Menstruation: Where you are in your menstrual cycle strongly affects pain sensation. Women are more stressed during the first two days of menstruation and two days before it, and their pain threshold is lower. Therefore, I do not recommend having permanent makeup done in this 4-day interval. Time factor: Manage your time correctly, so you do not have to hurry anywhere right after finishing permanent makeup. Having to rush makes you impatient and nervous, and your sense of pain will be higher. Hunger: If you are hungry or thirsty, your pain threshold will diminish. You should not come with an empty stomach. Rest: Lack of sleep also makes you impatient and more nervous. Do not come straight from the party last night to have your permanent makeup done, get some sleep first. Hydration: If your skin is sufficiently hydrated, it will be more elastic and the permanent makeup will hurt less. Hydrating your skin is very important regardless of permanent makeup as well! Solarium: you should avoid UV light one week before permanent makeup because it makes your skin dry, this way the procedure becomes more inconvenient and painful.
What can I feel during the process of tattooing?
You will feel that the area we work on is numb. Additionally, there will be some mild vibration due to the device we use. You are going to hear a very faint sound of the device, it is not that loud as most of the body tattoo devices.
Will my skin be swollen?
There are individual differences in this area as well. After permanent eyebrow makeup, the area around the eyebrows will be a little bit red which passes away in 1-2 hours, mostly it is just the feeling of swelling that is noticeable for you, it is barely visible. Eyelids usually swell more, for 1-2 days it might appear to others as if you just cried. After permanent lip makeup, patients with thicker lips look forward to have their lips subsided in 1-2 days, guests with thinner even like this temporal side effect. You can joke around with your guests about celebrities who had their lips augmented. Oedema is a usual phenomenon after permanent makeup, which will not last longer that 1-2 days, it vanishes on its own. You can put ice gel or some frozen peas on the tattooed skin at home in order to reduce swelling. Nevertheless, it is very important that your skin should touch only a dry and clean textile! Moisture, freezing cold and risk of infection should be strictly avoided!
What will I look like after the procedure?
For a one-week period your permanent makeup will be more intense and will seem like it was dyed recently, during the process of pigmentation, it will begin to look much more natural, harmonic, the texture of your skin becomes normal. Within 4 weeks, you should already see a colour which is about 3-4 tones lighter than it was on the first day.
Will wounds form on my permanent makeup?
No, they will not! In the beginning it will have a bright colour and in 4-7 days a thin membrane will peel off the surface of the skin, resulting in the colour of your permanent makeup to be more moderate. This is similar to the dry skin when it starts to peel off. This is the process of healing. You might feel slight itchy sensation during this period.
How should I take care of my permanent makeup at home?
After your permanent makeup is done, I give you a special cream which you have to apply on the freshly done permanent makeup for 10-14 days, during several times daily, so that it always covers the surface of the permanent makeup. This is really important for you. This cream hydrates your skin and does not let it dry, thus ensures balanced pigmentation, in order to achieve the perfect final result. Dehydrated, hardened skin will almost pull the implanted pigments out of the skin and will result in a patchy surface! So keep the little jar of cream and some cotton swabs we have given you at all times, so you can use it several times during the day.
How should I take care of my freshly done permanent makeup?
Stay away from the solarium and direct sunbathing for at least 2 weeks, furthermore, avoid going to the beach, to public baths and the sauna, so the permanent makeup must not get soaked. You have to protect it from all kinds of mechanical injuries and infections. Despite the itchy feeling during the healing, you must not scratch or rub the skin! You must not peel off the little pieces of skin, they must come off by themselves.
Can I have my permanent makeup done in the summer?
Yes, you can. But you have to avoid going to the beach and direct sunbathing for at least 2 weeks.
How long will my permanent makeup remain beautiful?
It can be individually different. It depends on various things: age; hydration of the skin, fat content, structure, thickness of the skin; frequency of sunbathing or sauna usage. (For example, in case of a young person with oily skin, who uses solarium on a regular basis, the pigments will wear off sooner.) It depends on the quantity and tone of the colour that was used. The lighter colour I used, the faster it wears off, so it might need refreshment sooner to make it look continually beautiful. The darker the colour is, the more durable it will be. So if your hair is fair, accordingly to that I will use a lighter colour for permanent eyebrow makeup for example. This is the only way your face will look aesthetic and harmonic, but it also means that it will need to be refreshed more frequently. The same is true about permanent lip makeup as well. Regarding permanent eyelid makeup, using colour black gives the best and most durable result. To sum up, the general tendency by all kinds of permanent makeup is that they start to fade slowly with time. When you feel that you need to draw on the tattoo with a makeup pencil or eyeliner every morning to achieve the desired colour, then it is the time for refreshment. That's what loyalty discounts are for, and all my loyal guests are eligible for it. Generally speaking, permanent eyebrow makeup remains beautiful for 2-3 years, if it was done with light colour, then for 1-2 years, permanent lip makeup remains pretty for 3-4 years, the lighter colours need to be refreshed sooner, while the darker colours can last longer. Permanent eye makeup remains pretty for 3-4 years as well.
Why is it so expensive?
You know the saying... cheap is more expensive! Behind aesthetic, beautiful permanent makeup there are a lot of things in the background, like high-quality materials, tools, trained professionals, lots of time spent, talent, diligence… I had many clients who came to me already with previously done permanent makeup, which was cheaper, prepared with lower quality pigments and a simple device, without planning and wrong colour choice. Most of the time it was too late when they realized their mistake. They came to me for help, to correct their permanent makeup, to make it disappear. Sadly, this cannot be done simply and quickly. Usually at first we need to have the old pigment removed from the skin with either laser therapy or biochemical method. Only after that can we start making a prettier, new permanent makeup. In case the original permanent makeup is not totally ruined, I can use a so called “camouflage” technique, which just covers the old tattoo and then we can prepare the new one on top of the old, covered one. So, in such cases the path to beautiful permanent makeup is much lengthier, costly and more painful than if you had chosen a good professional at first!