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Frequently Asked Questions

About cosmetic tattoo appointments and procedures

We have answered some of the most frequently asked questions we get from our clients about cosmetic tattoo (aka permanent makeup) at Enhanced Face Studio. You can find answers to questions like "Is it painful" and "How do I schedule an appointment". If you have a question that is not on this page, you are welcome to email us here.

Click here for more information about preparing for your appointment and aftercare for your tattoo.

  • How do I schedule an appointment?
    You can click here to get to our appointment request page. The BEST way to book an appointment and ask questions is via email. Please send a good quality, full face picture in good lighting WITHOUT makeup to to request an appointment. It is helpful to also include an additional photo with makeup. You will receive a response promptly!
  • What if I need to cancel?
    Please be respectful when booking a service. Late cancellations cannot always be filled. The most advanced notice is appreciated, but life happens. **However, if an appointment is canceled, a NON-REFUNDABLE booking fee of $50 will be required to reschedule subsequent appointments. The fee will be applied to the procedure cost.**
  • What other services are performed at this studio?
    My business is solely focused on cosmetic tattoo procedures of eyebrows, eyeliner, lips and 3D areolae. Beauty marks, freckles, and saline pigment lightening are also offered.
  • Can I bring a friend with me to my appointment?
    No; I work best with total focus, and another person in the studio would be too distracting.
  • Do you ever have sales on your procedures?
    Follow my Facebook and Instagram pages to keep up to date on any specials. FREE 3D areola procedures are offered during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  • Is it permanent or semi-permanent?
    Both! It IS a tattoo in the skin so it IS permanent. However, because it does fade over time, some consider it semi-permanent.
  • How long does my cosmetic tattoo last?
    MANY factors affect cosmetic tattoo longevity such as lifestyle, sun exposure, smoking, skin products, skin consistency, etc. Generally, most cosmetic procedures last a year before needing a color refresher. Color and crispness will fade over time if not maintained.
  • How are pigment colors determined?
    At the beginning of your service, possible colors are chosen based on your skin undertone. The pigments are swatched on your skin. The goal is to match the color of your eyebrow hair. Every color is custom blended for each client.
  • How do I add a new question & answer?
    To add a new FAQ follow these steps: 1. Manage FAQs from your site dashboard or in the Editor 2. Add a new question & answer 3. Assign your FAQ to a category 4. Save and publish. You can always come back and edit your FAQs.
  • What if I have previous/old permanent makeup?
    This is why sending a picture during the scheduling process is necessary. Some old permanent makeup requires a color adjustment before the target color can be implanted; some require lightening or removal before any new work can be done. This will be discussed during the consultation. *Working over permanent makeup done by another artist is NOT a touchup or color refresh.*
  • Can I insert an image, video, or GIF in my FAQ?
    Yes. To add media follow these steps: 1. Manage FAQs from your site dashboard or in the Editor 2. Create a new FAQ or edit an existing one 3. From the answer text box click on the video, image or GIF icon 4. Add media from your library and save.
  • Should I shave my eyebrows before my appointment?
    NO! Please come to your appointment with no makeup on your brows but with your brow hair intact. I try to incorporate as much brow hair into the design so there is minimal maintenance and to achieve a very realistic, natural look.
  • How do I edit or remove the 'Frequently Asked Questions' title?
    You can edit the title from the FAQ 'Settings' tab in the Editor. To remove the title from your mobile app go to the 'Site & App' tab in your Owner's app and customize.
  • Why are my eyebrow hairs still white/grey?
    The procedure is a tattoo into the skin, not an eyebrow dye service. You will still need to tint your eyebrow hair.
  • What kind of pigment lightening is performed?
    The studio uses a saline-based removal system to lighten/remove pigment. Multiple sessions are usually required to lighten pigment satisfactorily.
  • Do permanent eyebrows look natural?
    The goal of cosmetic tattooing is to create a look that looks like very well-applied makeup or natural, well-groomed brows at a conversational distance. Nanobrows, and powder brows/microshading are a form of eyebrow cosmetic tattooing that offer very natural-looking eyebrows. As you will be working with a professional artist during the treatment, we are able to adapt the techniques according to your unique facial structure and preferences. Nanobrows and powder brows (microshading) can subtly change your eyebrow arch, shape and color, blending your natural eyebrows to create a very natural look. The result is an effortless yet beautiful brow look that lasts for years.
  • Are eyebrow tattoos high maintenance?
    Cosmetic tattoos offer a safe solution for eyebrow enhancement, with natural-looking results. While there are several eyebrow-shaping options in the market, nanobrows and hyper-realistic tattoo techniques have become increasingly popular for those who want a more detailed eyebrow look. So are cosmetic tattoos high maintenance? The short answer is no. The results usually last from 12 to 18 months, depending on skin type and overall care that your brows receive after treatment. However, it's important to take care of your eyebrows with regular visits to a professional cosmetic artist or at-home eyebrow maintenance routine such as cleaning and moisturizing the eyebrows and always using high SPF. If done correctly, eyebrow tattoos should offer low maintenance but long-lasting excellent results.
  • How painful is eyebrow tattooing?
    To make sure you are as comfortable as possible during your cosmetic tattoo eyebrow procedure, a topical numbing cream is applied before and during the service. Your comfort level is continually monitored. Clients frequently fall asleep during an eyebrow procedure!
  • How long do Nanobrows last?
    Nanobrows is a cosmetic tattooing technique that shapes, defines, and enhances the eyebrows in a very natural style using a machine technique that is gentle on the skin. The results of a nanobrow treatment typically last 18 to 24 months depending on your skin type and lifestyle. For example, if you apply sunscreen regularly and limit direct UV exposure nanobrows can last much longer than expected. It’s also important to note that nanobrow color will lighten over time which gives you a subtle but beautiful result without having to commit to always wearing makeup.
  • How often do you need to touch up Nanobrows?
    Nanobrows are becoming increasingly popular as a long-term, fuss-free cosmetic solution to over-plucked or sparse eyebrows. An important question to consider before committing to nanobrow treatment is how often touch-ups may be necessary. Generally, nanobrows will last for one to two years and require a touch-up appointment annually or biannually depending on skin type, lifestyle, medical conditions, medications, sun exposure, and skin products used.
  • Do Nanobrows heal faster than microblading?
    Nanobrows is a cosmetic tattoo technique using a machine that carefully places pigment under the skin to resemble eyebrow hairs. One of the advantages of nanobrows compared to microblading is the healing process. There is less likelihood of a crust or scab. Most clients just experience mild flaking and peeling, if at all, during the nano brow healing process.
  • What are Hyperrealistic brows?
    Hyperrealistic brows are a type of cosmetic tattooing that aims to create a realistic look that resembles eyebrow hair. Your cosmetic tattoo artist will create overlapping eyebrow hair strokes in a unique pattern to blend in with the natural movement and direction of your natural eyebrow hairs. Hyperrealism focuses on creating the most realistic-looking brows for the client, without them having to spend time filling in their eyebrows each morning. The artist decides which techniques and types of pigment need to be used, depending on your skin type and desired effect. Hyperrealistic brows are an increasingly popular choice for those wanting to enhance their natural shape and add definition.
  • How long do hyperrealism brows last?
    The hyperrealism technique is perfect for those who want cosmetic tattoo eyebrows that last up to a year or more. The process creates a very natural look, so it won't appear overly 'tattooed.' A variety of techniques can be used by the tattoo artist, such as shading and dotting, which create the most realistic eyebrow look.
  • How much does a permanent eyebrow tattoo cost in New Jersey?
    Cosmetic tattooing is an increasingly popular way to maintain an attractive eyebrow shape without daily effort. In New Jersey, the cost of a permanent eyebrow tattoo may vary depending on factors such as the reputation and experience of the artist, the complexity of the technique used, and any other fees that may be included in the final price. At Enhanced Face Studio, eyebrow services start from $595 for a professional brow procedure with lasting results. You can view our price list here.
  • How long will permanent eyeliner last?
    Cosmetic tattoos can be a great way for those who are looking for long-lasting makeup solutions and want to reduce the time it takes in their daily makeup routine. Tattoo eyeliner is a cosmetic tattoo procedure that lasts between 1-3 years depending on your skin type and other lifestyle factors. It's important to choose an experienced and reputable cosmetic tattooist, who can help you understand the risks involved prior to your eyeliner tattoo treatment. This will ensure that you get the most out of your cosmetic tattoo so that it looks wonderful for years to come.
  • Does permanent eyeliner make your eyes look bigger?
    An eyeliner tattoo is a great way to create subtle eye enhancements without the time commitment of applying makeup every day. In fact, this type of permanent tattooing technique can be used to give your eyes a more prominent and youthful look. For example, an eyeliner tattoo enhances the natural shape of your lash line which may give your eyes a bigger appearance. Those looking for extra oomph can also opt for an eyelash enhancement tattoo which gives lashes an even more exaggerated look. The best part? It's completely smudge-proof so you never have to worry about daily makeup touch-ups.
  • What is the recovery time for permanent eyeliner?
    The recovery time for eyeliner tattoos depends on several factors such as your age, natural healing abilities, skin sensitivity, lifestyle choices and aftercare techniques. Generally, it takes 1-3 weeks for the healing process to complete. During this period of time, you may experience some redness and itching around your eyes but this will eventually subside. Taking good care of your natural eyeliner tattoo can help ensure that you have long-lasting results with minimal discomfort during the healing process.
  • How much does permanent eyeliner cost?
    Cosmetic tattoos for eyeliner can be a great option for those who are looking for a natural and long-lasting enhancement to their natural beauty. At Enhanced Face Studio, natural eyeliner tattoos start from $375 for upper eyeliner and $495 for upper and lower. You can view our price list here.
  • What's the difference between lip blushing and permanent lip color?
    Lip blushing and lip color are both forms of cosmetic lip tattoos. The main difference between them is that lip color gives you a solid fill of colour while lip blushing provides a subtle tint to the lips that mimics a blush look. With lip color, a base colour will be applied over the entire lips and can be adjusted for intensity depending on your desired look. Lip blushing is more like shading to achieve a softer wash of color which resembles more of a natural pink flush on the lips. Both treatments are long-lasting when done correctly, but due to their deeper pigmentation technique, lip color generally lasts longer than lip blushing.
  • How painful is permanent lip makeup?
    Having a cosmetic tattoo to create the look of lip makeup is an increasingly popular procedure among beauty-seekers. While it provides long-term results with minimal upkeep required, you may experience some mild discomfort during the application process. Your experienced artist utilizes topical numbing cream on the lips for a more comfortable experience; although mild sensations may still be felt due to your individual sensitivities and pain tolerance levels. Ultimately, the discomfort during your lip color procedure usually fades away quickly after the treatment.
  • How long does lip blushing take to heal?
    After the lip blush procedure, lip swelling and redness will last for about 2 to 4 days, then fade into a beautiful tinted lip color. The healing process typically takes around 20 to 30 days if aftercare instructions are followed properly. A touch-up procedure may be needed in order to achieve the desired color results and longevity. Additionally, drinking lots of water, protecting your lips from the sun, and avoiding makeup on the area during the healing process can help keep lips looking smooth and colored for longer.
  • How long does permanent lip coloring last?
    Lip coloring is a cosmetic tattoo technique which typically lasts 1 to 3 years, although this can vary from person to person. The lip blush color fades gradually over time and regular touch-ups are usually needed for longer-lasting results. During the procedure, lip liner and lip filler are combined to create a soft and subtle lip color that compliments skin tone and lip shape.
  • Can permanent makeup make lips look fuller?
    A lip makeup cosmetic tattoo can give the illusion of fullness to the lips. During this type of cosmetic tattooing, a pigment is used to create a subtle lip definition and color that gives a natural look similar to lipgloss, lipstick or lip blush. This method greatly enhances the lip's appearance by making lip contours appear more visible. It can also improve uneven lip textures or add volume to thinner lips.
  • How much does permanent lip coloring cost?
    Lip tattooing is an ideal choice for those who desire fuller-looking lips or smoother lip contours. Although your lip color cosmetic tattoo can last up to 3 years, results tend to vary depending on skin type and lifestyle habits. At Enhanced Face Studio, lip color tattoos start from $650. You can view our price list here.
  • What is an areola reconstruction tattoo?
    Areola reconstruction tattooing, or 3D nipple tattooing, is a way to restore the delicate look of your areolas after a mastectomy. This type of cosmetic tattooing helps to create an incredibly realistic replication of the areolas, giving you the confidence you need to feel natural about how you look. With 3D Areola reconstruction, the tattoo artist creates an approximation of the areola's color and contours from a wide range of colors and techniques.
  • Do areola tattoos fade?
    Areola tattooing is an increasingly popular form of tattooing which can act as a vital step in the self-healing process for cancer survivors. A tattooed areola typically lasts between 1 to 3 years before it begins to fade, depending on the tattooing technique used. Factors such as your skin type, lifestyle habits and environmental conditions all have an impact on how quickly a tattooed areola will fade over time. To ensure fading does not occur too quickly, sunscreen should always be applied, together with regular moisturizing and aftercare following your tattoo session.
  • How long does it take for areola tattoos to heal?
    How quickly the areola tattoo healing occurs depends on several factors such as your skin type, and the tattooing technique used. Generally speaking, for most tattooed areolas complete healing can be expected around 4 to 6 weeks after the tattoo session. In some cases, it may take up to 8 weeks to fully heal, however, this is usually only due to pre-existing medical conditions that prevent quicker healing in the area. Taking good care of your tattoo will contribute greatly to how quickly it heals, so make sure you follow your tattoo artist’s aftercare instructions exactly to ensure you achieve desired results.
  • Is 3D areola tattoo painful?
    The 3D nipple tattooing procedure itself can be more sensitive than other tattoo artistry due to the fact that it is being done on the breast area and involves multiple layers of inks and shading. That being said, some clients may experience slight discomfort during the tattooing, there is generally no long-term pain or soreness associated with 3D tattooing. If you have further questions or concerns regarding tattooed areolas and the procedure of 3D tattooing, don't hesitate to reach out to us here at Enhanced Face Studio and ask us for advice.
  • How much does 3D areola tattoo cost?
    When it comes to tattooing areolas, precision and artistry are key. A 3D tattooed areola is one of the most intricate tattooing procedures and requires great expertise. Prices vary depending on the complexity of the tattoo. We offer FREE 3D areola restoration during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, please get in touch for more details. If you're looking for skilled 3D nipple tattooing, reach out to us and we will be more than happy to provide an accurate quote based on your individual needs.
  • Can you get permanent faux freckles?
    Faux freckles tattooed on the face have become increasingly popular in recent years. This type of cosmetic tattooing involves getting small pigment dots tattooed onto your skin, creating an effect similar to sun-kissed freckles or permanent beauty marks. A major positive is that these can last longer than conventional makeup and provide you with a more natural look.
  • How long do faux freckle tattoos last?
    If you're wondering how long these tattooed freckles will last, it's good to know that results can vary depending on your skin type and how much exposure it gets from the sun. Generally speaking, however, faux freckles can last between 1 and 3 years with proper care. This includes using sunscreen and avoiding exfoliants, which can fade the tattoo quicker than normal. With proper aftercare of your tattooed freckles, you can maintain your desired look for many years.
  • Can I get a tattoo of a beauty mark?
    Yes. With cosmetic tattoo techniques, your artist can recreate beauty marks of different shapes and sizes on almost any area of the skin. When done correctly with quality inks, beauty mark tattoos can last for years before they need to be refreshed.
  • Where is the best position for a beauty mark tattoo?
    Popular beauty mark locations are on the cheekbone, just above the lip line, or beneath and to the side of the eye. The safest option for beauty mark tattooing is only through trained and experienced professionals who specialize in this type of aesthetic facial tattooing.
  • How much do faux freckle and beauty mark tattoos cost?
    Faux freckles and beauty marks are considered an intricate type of tattoo, that requires a high level of skill. The cost can vary depending on the complexity and size of your design. At Enhanced Face Studio, Faux freckles start from $150 for up to 20 freckles and Beauty Marks start from $95. You can view our price list here.
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