Semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo that creates the look of youthful, sun-kissed freckles or beauty marks on areas such as the nose, cheeks, shoulders, collarbone, and more. Colors and placement are fully customized for each client.
THE BENEFITS OF FRECKLE TATTOOS
A sun-kissed, youthful appearance without the sun damage
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
Removes difficulties of makeup application (if you have bad vision or unsteady hands)
A possible option if you have allergies to cosmetics
Artist - Kersten
Freckles (application of up to 20) $175
* Includes a touch up within 4-8 weeks
Beauty Mark minimum $80
Touch up (for existing clients only)
within 6 months $50
6 to 12 months $75
12 to 24 months $100
after 24 months full price
Touch up (from another artist) full price
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE TREATMENT?
An in depth consultation where expectations and desires are discussed and a removable outline is drawn before the procedure. The procedure is generally performed the same day of the consultation, so long as there are no contraindications. We allow enough time to complete paperwork, take before/after photos, apply topical numbing, the procedure and a review of aftercare.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY TREATMENT?
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.
It is recommended to plan any vacations a minimum of 14 days after the procedure.
Some cosmetic procedures should be completed prior to your freckle tattoo:
- Facial fillers (4 weeks in advance)
- Chemical peels, laser treatments, microdermabrasion (4 weeks in advance)
- Discontinue the use of retinol and AHA products to the area (1 week in advance)
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
Aftercare involves not touching the area (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 freckles.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Levels of discomfort vary upon each individual’s pain threshold and sensitivity. To ensure maximum comfort during the procedure, a topical anesthetic (4-5% Lidocaine and/or Tetracaine) 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.
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 sun exposure, skin type, general health and immediate and long term aftercare. Results typically last 1-2 years or longer, before a touch-up is needed to refresh the color and design. 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?
Bold or soft, depending on the look you are trying to achieve. Pigment will be darker, larger and crisper immediately after the procedure, but will soften and shrink slightly over the weeks that it heals.
WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR FRECKLE 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 infections (localized to the area or systemic) and/or diseases or are sick (cold/flu)
Have major heart problems
Had an organ transplant
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)
Tanned in a UV bed or had excess sunlight in the last 7 days
Have sensitivities to dyes/pigments or local anesthetics (patch testing is available)
Clients who wish to have future laser, chemical peel or microdermabrasion treatments run the risk of premature pigment fading; this includes the regular use of retinols, AHA or vitamin C products, unless tattooed area is avoided.
WHAT PIGMENTS & TOOLS DO YOU USE?
We use iron oxide pigments deemed safe for the skin that are specifically formulated for permanent makeup procedures. Lasting Impressions and Permablend 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.