If you're in the know then this probably seems like a pointless post, but there are a few common questions that clients ask time after time, so hopefully this will clear a few things up!
Myth No 1. Will I have to shave my brows off?
Nooo way!! We work with your natural brow as much as we can by following your hair growth patterns which helps to blend the tattoo into your real hair perfectly. Once the treatment is complete your artist will groom the brows to get rid of any strays hairs but they definitely should not be whipping the whole thing off.
Myth No 2. SPMU is exactly the same as a normal tattoo.
Whilst there are some obvious similarities, Semi Permanent Makeup and conventional tattoos are actually quite different. The machine and needles used to implant the pigment are different, as well as the pigment itself. The pigments used in SPMU are designed to fade – this gives us the opportunity to make changes to the shape, colour and style of the brow as it ages.
Myth No 3. It's going to hurt!
Now I won't lie.. this one is partly true but it very much depends on the clients natural pain threshold. Topical anaesthetics are used to make sure you are as comfortable as possible throughout your treatment. - I've actually had a few clients fall asleep during brows. All I can say is that the lasting benefits would far outweigh any discomfort you may feel.
Myth No 4. Anyone can have SPMU.
False. There are a lot of things that we need to take into consideration when checking that you are suitable for the treatment. Unfortunately there are some medical conditions and medications that prevent us from performing a treatment, blood thinning tablets such as warfarin are one example. Some skin types are also not suited to Semi Permanent Makeup. Oily skin will not retain pigment as well and with hairstroke brows the strokes may tend to blur slightly rather than stay crisp. If you have oily skin you can still look to achieve a great colour and shape but we cannot guarantee the clarity of your strokes with eyebrow tattooing. Darker skin tones could hyper pigment in areas, (the pigment will heal darker) more notably on the lips.
It is crucial that you research your technician to ensure they are trained enough to give a proper analysis of you and your suitability for any treatment. We will always put your safety first so don't be offended if your technician says you aren't.
So there it is... 4 common myths well and truly busted!