FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

Q: How long will my medical tattoo last?

 

A: The pigment deposited in your skin will fade with time. The amount of time is unique to your body chemistry, lifestyle, and skincare. It is estimated that your cosmetic tattoo/micro-pigmentation can last 1-5 years. Lighter pigment colours will fade faster than dark pigment colours. Oily skin will expel pigment faster than dry skin. Sun exposure increases rate of colour fading. Scar tissue has unique pigment retention.

 

 

Q: Do I need to schedule consultation prior to booking my procedure?

 

A: If you have previous cosmetic/medical tattoo on the proposed treatment area, or are planning areola or camouflage tattoo please schedule a consultation before booking any procedure appointments.

 

 

Q: How old do I need to be to have a medical tattoo procedure?

 

A: You must be 19 years of age or older.

 

 

Q: Can I go to work the next day?

 

A: Yes. Your medical tattoo will appear slightly darker and bolder than the desired outcome during the healing process. All aftercare products will be supplied.

 

 

Q: Can I wear my make up to my appointment?

 

A: Yes!

Q: Is the procedure painful?

 

A: Topical anaesthetics are applied before and throughout the procedure; however, some people may experience mild to moderate discomfort. Scar tissue is usually naturally desensitized.

 

 

Q: Am I a candidate for medical tattoo/ para-medical tattoo/cosmetic tattoo/micro-pigmentation?

 

A: This service is NOT recommended for any person who is/has:

 

- Pregnant or nursing.

- Diabetic (consult your doctor.)

- Undergoing Chemotherapy (consult your doctor.)

- Viral infection and/or disease.

- Epilepsy.

- A Pacemaker or major heart problem.

- Had an Organ transplant.

- Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)

- Sick (cold, flu, etc.)

- Used Accutane in the past year.

 

 

Q: Is medical tattoo/ para-medical tattoo/cosmetic tattoo/micro-pigmentation the same as a body tattoo?

 

A: No. Although both are forms of tattoo. Our micro-blading/semi-permanent make up/cosmetic tattoo/micro-pigmentation artists use iron-oxide based pigment that lasts 1-5 years. Body tattoo artists use ink composed of larger molecules that the body is unable to naturally breakdown.

250.415.8496

1417 Stadacona Avenue

Victoria, BC V8S 5J3

 

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