Questions & Answers

"Is semi-permanent make-up right for me?"  
If you apply makeup daily - Yes!
If you are allergic to many makeup brands - Yes!
If you have hair loss, or Alopecia - Yes!
If you are Athletic, like sport, and swimming - Yes!
If you are disabled, or find applying makeup a chore - Yes!
If you want to correct facial asymmetry - Yes!


How would you describe Micropigmentation to someone who had never heard of it?

Micropigmentation, or Semi Permanent Makeup, is a tattoo process that delivers organic pigment into the epidermal layers and the first "Reticular" dermal layer of the skin using very fine needles. The treatment is semi permanent because we all, eventually, shed our epidermal skin layers, leaving a faint trace of pigment in the reticular layer. People shed the epidermal layers at different rates, meaning that fading of colour varies from person to person. The colour of the tattooed area will seem darker than expected until healed, which is about 5-7 days, when the colour fades by about 30%, leaving a lovely, soft, natural result.

Who can it benefit?

Many people can benefit from Semi Permanent Makeup, for instance, lots of women have over plucked there brows, leaving very sparse hair, and sometimes, no hair at all. I can create a very natural look no matter what hair I have left to work with. Eyeliner can add great definition, and create the illusion of much thicker eyelashes, it can be a subtle look, or something a little more dramatic. Lip shape and colour can be improved. If you are a very active person, who likes the gym, or swimming and you don't want to have to bother with makeup, its's perfect! If you suffer with conditions such as Parkinson's Desease, or have had a stroke and really find applying makeup a chore, this is the perfect solution. All kinds of skin problems, including scars and burns, can be camouflaged, scar tissue loosened for more comfort. Women who have undergone reconstructive breast surgery, following breast cancer, can have new areolas created.

Where did it come from?

Semi Permanent Makeup goes back to at least the 20th century, but it really became fashionable in the 1930's, where vegetable dyes would be injected.

What advice would you give people interested in getting it?

The best advice I can give to somebody considering Semi Permanent Makeup, is to really do your homework when looking for a practitioner. I suggest making sure that the practitioner is fully certified and licensed. If the price seems too good to be true, then beware. Hygiene and skill is of the utmost importance, also recommendation from a friend is always a good idea. A patch test and consultation should always be offered.

How long does the tattoo last?

Semi Permanent Makeup fades gradually over time. If you are having “Microblading", I suggest a Top-Up between 6 months and a year after treatment and with "Machine Tattooing", I normally suggest a Top-Up at around a year after treatment. This keeps the result fresh and the shape  nicely defined. I offer a special Top-Up rate for my clients.

How long does the process take?

Each tattooing treatment takes approximately twenty minutes.  The entire session is for an hour and a half, including form filling, and preparation, unless you are having more than one treatment,  in which case the session will be longer.

Are there any side effects?

I offer a Consultation and Patch Test for a fee of £35, which will be fully refunded on the day of your treatment, which should rule out any allergic reactions, and if you follow all the after-care instructions during the initial healing period, there should be no side effects.

When can I wear make-up again?

When your tattoo has completely healed, which is normally after about a week.

How much does it cost?

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Please feel free to contact me with any further questions you might have.

Although an allergic reaction to any of the products used is extremely rare, a consultation/patch test is mandatory prior to treatment.

Consultation / Patch Test £35, payable on day of consultation.