Cosmetic Tattooing & Microblading
With Cosmetic tattooing's rapid evolution of new techniques and procedures and the old tattooing systems with needles that penetrated deep into the skin and the use of solid block colours that would change colour and last well over 10 years being well behind us, these have now been replaced by less invasive topical methods that fade over time allowing clients to alter the colour or shape every 12 to 18 months Elegant Image now fully embraces the technology and have invested quite heavily into making the best technologies available.
About Cosmetic Tattooing and Microblading
A quick check through Instagram’s #semipermanentmakeup, #permanentmakeup and #micropigmentation hashtags is all it takes to realise that cosmetic tattooing has made a comeback and is here to stay for a very long time. Hot off the heels of microblading’s global success, treatments such as microfeathering and lip blushes, cosmetic tattooing offer the chance to kiss lengthy make-up routines goodbye, so that you can literally get up and go at any time.
Cosmetic Tattooing System
UNDERSTANDING OUR TECHNIQUES
While semi-permanent eyeliner is popular,, we prefer to use tiny micro-droplets of pigment nestled in between each lash, it gives the appearance of thick, fluttery lashes and creates undetectable eye definition.
The tattoo machine we use is incredibly gentle, it uses light vibrations, so feels more like an electric toothbrush. Even so, your eyes may feel sore afterwards, so "lets not do it en route to a party". Like brows, they need to be kept dry for at least 48 hours afterwards.
Microblading (the catch-all phrase for individually tattooed hair strokes) is continuously spawning new techniques. We prefer the Microfeathering method in which native hair to fill-in gaps and sparsely covered areas, this results in the most natural look possible; and allows a perfect Ombré where the brow is slightly faded towards the front of the face with a sharper arch for added depth.
During this procedure we replace your lip’s lost border and gives them a more youthful appearance. It’s also a great way to create the illusion of a fuller pout without injections, while leaving a beautiful hue so you don’t need lipstick.
Lip blushes get their name thanks to using a dark shade around the lip line blended with a softer shade in the middle with almost no colour in the centre. Expect tenderness after the procedure.
Backstage artists such as Charlotte Tilbury and tanning guru Nichola Joss have been recreating sun-kissed freckles for the past few seasons and the new Duchess of Sussex’s “Markle Sparkle” has only increased the trend. They are inherently youthful and hey, what a great way to get freckles without sun damage.
Our procedures ensures your desired result by drawing in the freckles and getting your prior approval before the procedure start.
Pain & Aftercare
Thanks to numbing creams, most clients say that most procedures feel similar to very light scratching. Typically there is no formal downtime and treated areas should be kept dry for at least two days. Don’t panic if the tattoo looks too dark at first,– colour fades as they heal and the results last for about a year.
Aftercare is minimal, simply refrain from touching treatments and apply your antiseptic cream as instructed. Protect the tattoo with a prudent showering technique to keep them dry for a week.
Peels or Botox should be avoided for six weeks prior to treatment and refrain from taking blood-thinning medications and fish oils to prevent bruising.