Micropigmentation (known more commonly as cosmetic tattooing) is a state-of-the-art method of creating realistic, natural, and permanent augmentation to eyebrows, eyeliner, and facial freckles.
We first create the perfect shape and dimensions to suit your personal preferences and features.
Then, using a state-of-the-art, digitally-controlled Micropigmentation machine, the specialist deposits pigment into the dermis layer of the skin. The Micropigmentation machine, needles, and pigment are purpose-built to create a more permanent effect, but are very different from traditional tattooing.
We are able to select the size of needle and exact depth of penetration. This allows a much higher degree of precision then standard cosmetic tattooing and a consistent distribution of pigment.
The results can range from subtle and natural or bold and beautiful depending on the personal style and preferences of each client.
What’s the difference?
Types of Micropigmentation
Gives the effect of a natural hair that blends in with the client’s natural hair growth pattern. This is great for a client who is looking for something very natural and not too drastic of a difference from their appearance.
Ombre brows is a natural and gradual gradient of shading throughout the brows. The brows will be lighter in the head region and darker and more defined in the body and tail region.
This can be combined with either microblading or hair stroke micropigmentation and ombre brows. The hair stroke effect gives realism to the brow while the shading throughout gives depth and dimension to the brow. This is a very realistic and polished look to the brow.
Full Powdered brows is a very intense and highly pigmented technique. This is a very long-lasting form of micropigmentation and will last 5-10 years. The brows will look very solid.
Lash Line Enhancement
This effect deposits a small amount of pigment in a pattern that mimics the natural pattern of eyelashes. It creates the effect that there are more lashes which makes the eye more defined without looking like makeup.
Standard eyeliner is a technique that creates a very subtle and natural makeup effect on the eye. Neutral colours are used to enhance the clients eyes.
This technique is dramatic for clients who wear a bold eye everyday.
This technique is a little softer but can still create drama around the eye. It is like slightly smudging out your eyeliner for the imperfect, perfect look.
What is Micropigmentation?
What is the difference between Micropigmentation and traditional body tattooing?
Do I need a consultation appointment before booking the actual procedure?
NOTE: Our other Micropigmentation procedures require a consultation prior to the procedure itself; except for the Micropigmentation Freckle service. The consultation for Micropigmentation Eyeliner or Lip Blush allows us to ensure we have the correct pigment shade for your procedure, check the procedure area to ensure we can perform your service as well as educate you on the service itself and take you through all pre-procedure information specific to you.
Will Micropigmentation work well for me?
In addition to our standard contraindications, if you have any of the following skin conditions Micropigmentation will likely NOT work well for you:
- Excessive sebum (excessive oil)
- Severe acne
- Moles in the procedure area
- Very dry skin
Additionally, if you are iron deficient or Anemic, the pigment will fade sooner, and bleeding/bruising may occur during and/or after the procedure.
Do my natural brows have to be shaved or removed?
No! We aim to keep as much of your natural brow hair as possible. Microblading and Micropigmentation Brow procedures work to enhance your existing brows and give you the fullest shape possible for your face shape. We ask our clients to arrive to their appointment with full untouched brows as a shape and tint are included (if desired/needed) during the consultation portion of the Microblading and Micropigmentation appointments.
How long does Micropigmentation last? How often do I need a touch up?
Frequency of touch ups for Micropigmentation depend on a number of factors including: the pigment colour used (lighter colours fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement), and if any chemical peels come into contact with treated areas.
Before semi-permanent tattoos fade out completely, the pigment colour may fade to a lighter brown, an ashy blue or have a slight grey hue. This is completely normal and can be adjusted with a touch up. Red pigment tones are absorbed by the body faster than the yellow and black molecules, this is why tattoos often look ashy when they are fading as there is an absence of red.
Soul Survivors Body Art recommends touch ups every 2 to 5 years for Micropigmentation depending on individual client needs.
How many appointments are needed?
What should I do to prepare for my procedure?
All Microblading and Micropigmentation Brow appointments have an optional shape and tint service included with the cost, so please avoid waxing or tweezing your brows before your appointment. Our Brow Specialists like to work with the fullest brow possible to achieve the desired results.
If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended that you schedule your second (touch up) appointment a minimum of 14 days prior to departure to allow for proper healing – for best results, we recommend 4 weeks of full healing before travel to hot or tropical vacations.
We require our clients to avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to their appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen.
Do not drink any alcohol the night before and day of your appointment and limit the amount of caffeine you consume. It is also highly recommended that you avoid sun and tanning bed exposure for 30 days before and after your procedure. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.
What should I do after the procedure?
Do I need to take a day off work? Can I go out after?
What am I supposed to avoid while healing?
If you plan to go on a hot vacation, it is recommended to wait a minimum of 4 weeks after the touch up (second appointment) procedure for best results. Please keep your brows covered while in the sun and apply sunscreen after your brows have healed (after the 7 to 10 day initial healing period). For extended aftercare instructions, please see the “Aftercare Instructions” section below.
Can I wear makeup while my brows are healing?
How old do I need to be?
Can I have Micropigmentation if I'm pregnant or nursing?
What health conditions would prevent me from getting Micropigmentation?
- Are pregnant or nursing;
- Are undergoing chemotherapy or have undergone chemo in the past 12 months;
- Are sick or unwell;
- Are under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs;
- Have taken any pain medication within 24 hours prior to the procedure;
- Have taken any anti-coagulant medicine (I.e. Advil/Ibuprofen) within a minimum of 72 hours prior to their appointment;
- Have a distinctive previous tattoo, a skin disorder or rash in the brow area;
- Are under the age of 18;
- Have Keloid scarring anywhere on your body;
- Are on any acne medications such as Acutane;
- Have had or are planning to have Botox, fillers, or injections within 2 weeks before or after your appointment.
If you use Retin A, please prohibit use for 2 weeks before and after your appointment; chemical peels extend the wait time to 4 weeks.
We require a doctor’s note if you have or have ever had a history of Keloid scarring, HIV, an autoimmune disorder, Hepatitis, Hemophilia, Diabetes, Epilepsy, heart problems, a skin condition that enters the brow area, take blood thinners or have any medical condition that might affect the body’s ability to heal in the procedure area.
Can I get Micropigmentation if I have previous Microblading, Micropigmentation or a previous tattoo from somewhere else?
Does it hurt?
How long does a Microblading/Micropigmentation appointment take?
What are Microblading and Micropigmentation pigments made of?
Your Brow Specialist will custom mix your pigment shade to match personal preference, hair colour, skin tone, etc. Please let us know of any allergies or sensitivities prior to your appointment. We can always do a patch test on your arm during the consultation if required.
What should I know before my Micropigmentation Eyeliner appointment?
Why do you need my credit card to hold my appointment spot? Will it be charged?
Soul Survivors Body Art requires a credit card or deposit in accordance with our cancellation policy. Services are not charged to the credit card provided, unless our cancellation policy is broken. A $1 authorization may be made temporarily (and refunded automatically) to ensure the card is valid.
Please view our Policies page to read about our 24-hour cancellation policy (this policy is also outlined in our confirmation email sent out once an appointment is made).
Do you offer a patch test?
The purpose of a patch test is to determine if you have an allergy or sensitivity to a product(s) that will be used during your service. If you are concerned about a possible reaction, you can come to our studio for a patch-test at least 3-days before your appointment date. We will perform the patch test on your inner wrist, however the side or back of the neck or any spot you are comfortable with, is acceptable.
All Soul Survivors Body Art products are available for patch testing. The most common products requested for a patch test are: Microblading & Micropigmentation pigment, numbing cream, and numbing gel.
What to expect while one of our team members is performing a patch test:
1. We will gently cleanse the area chosen.
2. We will place a small dab of the product(s) chosen with a Q-tip or microswab.
3. We will gently wipe the remaining product off.
4. If testing pigment, numbing cream/gel or any cleanser, you will be advised to wipe the product off in 1-2 hours.
5. We ask you to monitor the area for signs of a reaction. Signs of a reaction usually appear within 0-48 hours.
6. If there is a reaction contact us immediately. If no reaction, we will proceed with your chosen service!