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Q: What is an Ombre/ Powder Brow Tattoo?

A: Ombre and Powder Brows are a semi-permanent makeup technique that create a soft, shaded effect on the eyebrows that is achieved using a cosmetic tattoo. Through the use of a digital tattoo machine, pigment is expertly deposited into the skin, resulting in a more precise and controlled application compared to traditional manual tattooing methods. These techniques creates a effect by using a series of small dots to mimic the appearance of softly shaded, filled-in brows. The end result is brows that have a natural softness and a filled-in appearance.

 

Q: What are the differences between Ombre/Powder Brows and Microblading?

A: The main difference between Ombre and Powder Brows VS Microblading is the technique used. Microblading creates individual hair-like strokes, while Ombre/ Powder Brows use a stippling method for a soft, powdered effect. As a result, advancements in technology have shifted away from Microblading and towards Ombre & Powder Brows as the preferred choice for low-maintenance, long-lasting, and personalized brow enhancements.

 

Q: What are some of the advantages of Ombre and Powder Brows over Microblading?

A:

  • Suitable for all ages: Ombre or Powder Brows can be performed on individuals of all ages, while Microblading may not be suitable for mature skin types due to the increased risk of bleeding and scarring.

  • Suitable for all skin types: Ombre or Powder shading is recommended for all skin types, while Microblading may not be suitable for oily skin types due to risk of smudging and blurred lines.

  • Longer lifespan: Ombre and Powder Brows can last up to 5 years with proper care, while Microblading typically lasts 1-2 years due to the skin's natural oils breaking down the pigment more quickly.

  • Restores natural-looking brows: Ombre and Powder Brows can help restore natural-looking brows for those with medical conditions like alopecia that have caused hair loss, while Microblading may not be recommended for those with sparse hair.

  • Less painful: Ombre shading is generally considered less painful than Microblading due to its gentler technique and use of numbing cream.

  • Shorter healing time: Ombre and Powder Brows typically have a shorter healing time than Microblading, which can be beneficial for mature individuals who may take longer to heal.

 

Q: What is the Ombre/Powder Brow tattoo process like?

A: First, we'll review the consent form, addressing any questions or concerns you may have. Then, we'll capture before photos and/or videos. Next, we'll meticulously map and pre-draw your brow shape, which typically takes the majority of the appointment time. Once we've finalized the shape you love, we will then  select a color that matches your natural shade, taking into account your skin overtones, undertones and Fitzpatrick scale. Next we will do the outline, first pass and then apply numbing. After the procedure, we'll document the results with after photos and/or videos and provide comprehensive aftercare instructions and an after-care kit to aid in the healing process.

Q: Do I need to do anything before my procedure?

A: To achieve the best results, I recommend refraining from tweezing, plucking, waxing, threading, or sugaring before your appointment. It is essential to avoid caffeine and alcohol 24 hours prior to the procedure, as they can cause bleeding during tattooing. Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in rescheduling.

 

Pro Tip: Take a shower before your procedure to promote an easier healing process. Please avoid consuming caffeine or alcohol 24 hours before your appointment, as they can lead to bleeding during tattooing. We may need to reschedule if these instructions are not followed.

Q: Are you licensed and certified?

A: Absolutely! I hold a valid license and certification in California, and I am also Blood Bourne Certified and insured to ensure the highest level of safety for my clients.

 

Q: How long do Ombre or Powder Brows take to heal?

A: The healing process for Ombre Powder Brows may vary for each individual, but typically takes 7-14 days to complete. During this time, some redness, tenderness, and slight swelling may be expected. It is also normal to experience minor scabbing or flaking as the skin heals and the pigment settles.

 

Q: Do I need a Touch Up after my initial Ombre or Powder Brow appointment?

A: Scheduling a touch-up session 6-8 weeks after your initial Ombre or Powder Brow appointment is highly recommended. This important step ensures that your brows are perfected in terms of shape, color, and density, and that they last for the maximum amount of time. By filling in any gaps or uneven areas that may have occurred during the healing process, the touch-up session ensures that the pigment is distributed evenly throughout the brow area. In short, the touch-up session is crucial for achieving flawless, long-lasting Ombre/Powder Brows.

 

Q: How long will my Ombre/Powder Tattoo last?

A: The longevity of Ombre or Powder Brows can depend on various factors, such as skin type, lifestyle, and aftercare. Typically, Ombre Powder Brows last between 2-5 years before they begin to fade. Following proper aftercare instructions, such as avoiding excessive sun exposure, avoiding harsh exfoliants, and moisturizing the area regularly can help prolong the life of your brows.

 

Q: Is the Ombre or Powder Brow Tattoo procedure painful?

A: The level of discomfort experienced during an Ombre or Powder Brows appointment may vary, but most people report feeling only mild discomfort during the procedure said to be 3/10. To minimize any discomfort numbing is added after the 1st pass and I use a gentle hand and a specialized technique to ensure maximum comfort. Some clients fall asleep during the procedure.

 

Q: What if I don't like the results of my Ombre or Powder Brow tattoo?

A: If for any reason you are not satisfied with the results of your Ombre or Powder Brows, options are available to address the issue, including removal. It is essential to note that the color and shape of your brows may look darker and more defined immediately after the procedure but will soften and fade slightly during the healing process. It is best to wait until the healing process is complete before making any decisions about the final results. If you still have concerns, we can discuss your options and explore corrections, adjustments, or touch-up sessions to achieve your desired results.

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395 Civic Dr. Suite E

Pleasant Hill, CA

925-286-7828

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