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EYEBROW TATTOO

 

Semi-permanent makeup can redefine the shape of your brows, fill in empty/sparse areas, thicken, extend, balance symmetry and create brows for clients who have lost all their brow hair. Pigment is implanted into the surface layer of the dermis (skin) and will typically last 1-3 years before a refresh is desired. Pigment is either implanted using a hand tool or with a digital machine.

 

Eyebrow Tattoos can create the appearance of individual hair strokes or more of a shaded and filled in appearance, or, a combination of both. Results can be customized to be soft and lightly saturated or more of a solid, defined look.

Eyebrow tattoos can be done in a variety of styles and techniques, including: 
 

-MICROBLADING

NANO BROWS

- POWDER BROWS

- OMBRE BROWS

- COMBO BROWS

Other names used for eyebrow tattoos include: (Brow Embroidery, Feather Stroking, Airbrushed Brows, Stardust Brows, Borderless Brows, 3D/4D Brows, Hybrid Brows).

Technique preferences will be discussed on the day of your appointment.

 

To learn more, see our guide to microblading

We currently have a Calgary Microblading offer for all Calgarians!

TOUCHUP (from another artist)

This technique is applicable for clients that have had prior brow/tattoo pigmentation done (from another artist) and need refreshing or correction of their shape and/or color. Depending on the saturation of previous work done, some limitations may apply, or removal may be warranted first. Please inquire and send close up photos of your brows to info@candidcosmedics.com so we can advise further.

THE BENEFITS OF EYEBROW TATTOOS

  • Have fuller, more defined brows, while still looking NATURAL

  • Look good 24/7 – wake up with makeup

  • WATERPROOF and SWEATPROOF (beneficial for those with active lifestyles or oily skin that cause makeup to smudge and wear off quickly)

  • Convenience – improve daily lifestyle and save time

  • Replace hair loss or loss of pigment (due to alopecia, vitiligo, chemotherapy, thyroid disease, age related changes, injury)

  • Removes difficulties of makeup application (if you have bad vision or unsteady hands)

  • Even out asymmetrical features 

  • A possible option if you have allergies to cosmetics​

EYEBROW TATTOO PRICING

Senior Artist - Kersten         
               

Eyebrow Tattoo                               $750

(includes a touch up within 4-8 weeks)


Touch up (for existing clients only)

within 6 months                                $175
6 to 12 months                                  $225
12 to 24 months                               $300

24 to 30 months                              $375

30 to 36 months                              $450
after 3 years (36 months)               full price

Touch up (from another artist)       full price - includes 2 appointments

Combine 2 permanent makeup procedures = 5% off 

Combine all 3  (brows, eyeliner & lips) = 10% off

*procedures must be purchased together for the discount

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?

Semi permanent pigments will fade over time naturally. Many different factors affect the life of the implanted pigment, such as color choice, lifestyle, sun exposure, skin type, hormones, medications and immediate and long term aftercare. Results typically last 1-5 years, but most clients will prefer a touch-up every 1-2 years to refresh the color and shape of the eyebrows. Oilier skin types tend to fade quicker than drier skin types. Frequent smokers or those with iron deficiency anemia may have results fade sooner. Results vary with each client.

WHAT WILL THE FINAL RESULT LOOK LIKE?

Hairstrokes work best for clients with dry to normal skin types. Hairstrokes on oiler skin types tend to heal softer and more blended. Clients with more natural existing hair will have more of a 3D look, whereas clients with less hair, will have more of a 2 dimensional look. Our goal is to achieve the most natural looking brow that compliments your face, regardless.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE EYEBROW TREATMENT?

An in depth consultation where expectations are discussed, facial measurements are taken, colors are determined, and a removable drawing of what your brows will look like is performed for your approval before the tattooing procedure. The procedure can be performed the same day of the consultation. We allow enough time to complete paperwork, take before/after photos, 15-20 minutes of topical numbing, the procedure, and finally a review of aftercare.

WILL NATURAL EYEBROW HAIRS BE REMOVED?

We incorporate as much of your natural eyebrow hair as possible. Any strays that lay outside of the eyebrow design will be removed.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY EYEBROW TREATMENT?

  • It is recommended to plan any vacations a minimum of 14 days after the procedure.

  • If you have an ideal shape and color in mind, bring a few reference photos to your appointment. You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would so we can take into consideration the shape you desire.
     

  • Do not consume alcohol, caffeine or blood thinners (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, other NSAID medication, fish oil, niacin, vitamin E) 48 hours before your procedure, to avoid excess bleeding, which directly affects color retention.

  • Avoid sun/ tanning bed exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the tattoo pigment with it. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit.

  • Vaccines/Immunizations - please ensure your cosmetic tattoo appointment is scheduled a minimum of 14 days either BEFORE or AFTER to avoid any potential immune reactions. 
     

  • ​Some cosmetic procedures should be completed prior to your brow tattoo:
    - Brow waxing/shaping (48 hours in advance)
    - Brow tinting (1 week in advance)

    Botox/fillers (4 weeks in advance)
    Facials (48 hours in advance)
    - Facial laser treatments, chemical peels, microneedling (4 weeks in advance)

    - Skin products containing Vitamin A or Retinol and AHA on the brow area (2 weeks in advance)

WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR EYEBROW TATTOOS?

  • Under the age of 18 years

  • Pregnant or nursing

  • Diabetic on the needle (will require doctor’s clearance)

  • Have an autoimmune disease (will require doctor’s clearance)

  • On blood thinners

  • Have epilepsy

  • Have infections (localized to the area or systemic) and/or diseases or are sick (cold/flu)

  • Have major heart problems

  • Had an organ transplant

  • Trichotillomania (dependent on severity and consultation)

  • Have skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis) or irritations (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.) in or near the procedure area

  • Prone to keloid scars or hypertrophic scarring

  • Used Accutane in the past year

  • Undergoing chemotherapy or radiation (consult with your doctor)

  • Have sensitivities to dyes/pigments or local anesthetics (patch testing is available)

Brow Tattoo: FAQ

ARE EYEBROW TATTOOS PAINFUL?

Levels of discomfort vary upon each individual’s pain threshold and sensitivity, but the sensation can be compared to tweezing of the eyebrows or a light scratching. To ensure maximum comfort during the procedure, a topical anesthetic (4-5% Lidocaine) will be applied before and during your treatment. Please note, if you are on your menstrual cycle you may be more sensitive to pain. Sleep, stress and caffeine can also play a factor in pain sensitivity.

WHAT IS THE TATTOO HEALING PROCESS?

Generally, no time off work is needed for healing as mild redness and swelling immediately after the procedure will subside within 24 hours. Healing time is approximately 10- 14 days for the top layers of skin. Initially after the procedure, brows will be much darker, more saturated and thicker than what the final result will be once fully healed; it is important to understand that brows will become 10-15% thinner and up to 40% lighter. Between 4-6 weeks, the area and deeper layers of the skin will be fully healed and reveal its true shape and color. There can be some minor patchiness in healing between your first and second appointment - this is the purpose of your touch up or "perfecting" appointment, which can be booked 4-8 weeks after the initial treatment. In some cases, clients may need a third appointment to achieve their desired result.

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER THE EYEBROW PROCEDURE?

Aftercare involves not touching your brows (picking, scratching, pulling) while they are healing and potentially scabbing/flaking the first 7-10 days. Avoidance of excessive sun exposure, water, perspiration (working out), skin care products, makeup and exfoliation to the area is important so pigment and healing are not disturbed. Detailed aftercare instructions will be given on the day of the appointment, as well as an aftercare kit with specific healing ointment to maintain the health and longevity of your new brows.

WHAT PIGMENTS & TOOLS DO YOU USE?

We use both organic and synthetic pigments deemed safe for the skin; they are stable, high performance pigments that undergo rigorous testing for carcinogenic compounds, unsafe dyes/colorants, heavy metals and microbiological sterility. We do not use pigments made in China. We only use sterile, single use needles that are opened in front of you. We are Alberta Health Services inspected.

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