We understand you may have some questions before deciding to book in for your cosmetic tattoo appointment. Please read through our FAQs to find the answers you need. We're happy to talk through any questions or concerns you may have before your appointment.

COSMETIC TATTOO FAQs

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?

All appointments include two treatments. Your second appointment is a perfecting visit where we make necessary adjustments. This appointment must be done no less then 4 weeks and no more then 8 weeks apart. If you have little to no natural brow hair, you may require a third appointment at an additional cost. This will be discussed with you at your first appointment consultation.

CAN I WEAR MAKE UP TO MY APPOINTMENT?

 

Yes you can wear makeup on the day to your appointment if you wish. Your Artist will remove what she needs to before she starts.

WILL MY TATTOO HURT?

 

We use anesthetics to numb the treatment area before and during the procedure which makes each treatment pretty comfortable for you. Each client experiences pain differently. We manage each client accordingly to keep you as pain free as possible.

 

We do request clients who are getting their brows tattooed to purchase Emla numbing cream from your local pharmacy, this can be applied 1 hour before both your initial and follow up appointments. 

HOW IS MY BROW COLOUR CHOSEN?

 

We have a huge range of colours to suited each individuals skin tone plus hair colour. The brow colour is chosen together with yourself and the artist. Your artist will recommend and show you colours close to your natural brow hair colour for the perfect blend. If you tint your brows because they are too blonde, grey, white etc, then you will need to continue to tint them after they are tattooed as the cosmetic tattoo only colours the skin behind the hairs, not the hairs themselves. We recommend to wait at least 3 weeks after the procedure before tinting them again.

HOW LONG DO THE TATTOOS TAKE TO HEAL?

 

The first couple of days your brows will appear darker than your chosen colour. This is because the pigment hasn't healed under the skin yet.  The best time to have a good look at the brow colour is two weeks after your first appointment. The colour will then be much softer and settled in the skin. Your artist will go through the full healing process with you in your consultation. 

SHOULD I GET MY BROWS WAXED BEFORE I COME IN TO SEE YOU?

 

No we recommend you to leave them if you can, as you may remove more then we need. Your artist will do a full custom brow shape before the treatment.

WHAT STYLE SHOULD I BOOK IN FOR?

Cherie and Ariana will go over each option with you in the consultation. If you have a look through our list of styles in our gallery you will be able to narrow it down by personal preference and lifestyle in the info.

 

The Feather Touch brow option is not recommended for clients who have extremely oily skin and or live an active lifestyle

 

Powdered brows are more suited for oily skins and hide larger areas for brow reconstruction on clients with large areas of hair loss.  

HOW LONG WILL MY TATTOO LAST?

 

We recommend 12 monthly colours boosts with our Feather Touch brow option. Powdered brows last longer in the skin so you will get more like 18 months before needing your colour boost.

 

Lips and Eyeliner tattoos last about 5-7 years depending on colour choice.

CAN I GET TATTOO WHILE I AM PREGNANT?

 

Unfortunately we can not do the procedure if you are pregnant. If you are nursing you will need to express for 24 hours after the treatment before feeding again.

I HAVE PREVIOUS MICROBLADING COMPLETED BY SOMEONE ELSE,
CAN I BOOK IN WITH YOU?

Our Senior Artist Ariana is able to work existing tattoo work that has been completed at another salon as long as the existing tattoo is light enough to do so. Please email photos of your brows for approval to feathertouchnz@gmail.com

In some cases, we may recommend laser or saline tattoo removal

Unfortunately Cherie is no longer working over other artists work. 

CAN YOU TATTOO MALE BROWS?

Absolutely, Cherie is able to take on male clients, however due to men having different brow hair & face shapes etc we do request photos to be send through to us prior to booking an appointment. You can email us at feathertouchnz@gmail.com

CAN I BRING A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER TO MY TATTOO APPOINTMENT?

If you are in a position to come alone that is preferred, however we understand getting a tattoo can be a little nerve-racking so we do have a waiting area they can hang out in though. Unfortunately we cannot have extra people in with our tattoo clients while their treatment is being completed.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO MY APPOINTMENT?

As we are working with pigments there is a possibility that this can get onto your clothing while completing your tattoo. We do request our clients to wear dark coloured clothing or clothes you don't mind potentially getting stained with pigment.