Frequently Asked Questions

Before Booking a Cosmetic Tattoo, Please read thru all of the following FAQ's

It is a semi-permanent form of tattooing that uses different pigments and techniques designed for the face and not implanted as deep into the skin as a traditional tattoo. Allowing it to age more gracefully and fade over time.

All cosmetic tattoos are designed with soft buildable layers and require at least 2 sessions, 5-10 weeks apart to create.

Touch ups are required 5-10 weeks after your initial treatment because the healing process varies form person to person. Based on your skin type, immune system, genetics, and how well the pre/after care instructions were followed, We won’t be able to tell how your tattoo will truly look until it is at least 6 weeks healed. Seeing a healed first session allows us to adjust treatment to optimize lasting results.

Most looks take at least 2 sessions to create. On occasion, some clients may desire a 3rd session to achieve desired results. Any additional touchups must be completed within 5-12 weeks from the last session and are charged accordingly.

Depending on your skin type, lifestyle, and aftercare, a cosmetic tattoo can last anywhere from 6 months to 3 years or longer. In order to keep brows looking fresh, a touchup is recommended every 1-2 years.

Topical 5% Lidocaine with epinephrin is used to make you comfortable during your SemiPermanent Cosmetic procedure, however pain tolerance varies from client to client. Having the procedure during your menstrual cycle may increase your sensitivity. Most clients state it wasn’t nearly as bad as they thought it would be and tend to fall asleep.

Initial appointments take approximately 3- 3.5 hours.
This includes the consultation day of, mapping out your new shape, application of the cosmetic tattoo, aftercare instructions and before/after photos are taken.
Follow-up sessions take approximately 2 hours.

No you do not need to book a consultation. There is a built-in consultation as part of your initial service. I am ALWAYS available via email or text if you just have a few questions prior to booking.

I do offer in-person consultations. Where we can go over all of your questions and discuss what style would be ideal for skin type. You can meet me and see my space to determine if you would feel comfortable with me as your artist.

If you have any of the following you are NOT eligible for the procedure:

• Under 18 years of age (even with parents consent)

• Pregnant/nursing

• History of Keloids or Hypertrophic scarring

• Diabetic (require doctor’s clearance due to poor healing)

• Chemotherapy or Radiation in the last 6 months (consult with your doctor)

• Take blood thinner medication or supplements

• Those with epilepsy, hemophilia, viral infections and or/disease

• Skin irritations/conditions on or near the eyebrows. This includes rashes, psoriasis,
eczema, rosacea, shingles, open cuts, wounds, acne, sunburn, etc.)

• Taking skin medications like Accutane in the last 6 months.

• Those who have auto-immune disease, thyroid disorders, other healing disorders,
pacemaker, mitral valve disorder, other major heart conditions, uncontrolled high
blood pressure. Any medical condition that affects your skin, prevents blood from
clotting OR affects how your body HEALS will lead to unpredictable healed results
(ex. blurry hair-strokes, migration of color, spectacle to infection, extreme fading)

• Poor General Health will lead to a poor healed results

Shape, size and placement are dependent on your facial structures and natural brow growth that you have. I will carefully take measurements of your face and map out the ideal shape based on your unique features and brow goals. The color choice is based on your skin tone and natural color of your eyebrow hair. The goal is create an enhancement that blends seamlessly into your natural brow hair.

Most clients go to work the same or the following day. All procedures do look bold initially and will be their darkest in the first 48 hours following the procedure. Please ensure you read the Pre-Post care for your procedure prior to booking and prepare yourself accordingly.

True healed results are not seen until at least 5-6 weeks after any cosmetic tattoo is performed.

Day 1 – will appear sharp, detailed, slightly red or irritated

Day 2-5 – they become darker and raised as they form a light scab. Color in this phase will appear 40-60% darker than healed result.

Day 5-12 – the scab naturally exfoliates, peels and flakes away over the course of several days. DO NOT PICK. The fresh skin underneath is whitish with a waxy coating, brows will appear lighter than final result

Day 12-30 – The color will slowly come back darker as the new skin settles and heals. Wait at least 6 weeks to see the true color and healed results.

Day 30+ – Cosmetic Tattoos are a 2 step process, you should not expect to see full results after one treatment. Your look is built with buildable layers. The second appointment is to fine tune your shape, fill in any areas, touch up any light spots and also to assess how your skin reacts to the process, and the chosen color.

Yes, the healing process and pre-post care instructions are exactly the same.

There are many factors that need to be considered before applying a brow tattoo over previous work as not all work can be covered up. I currently do not offer complex correction work or removal services.

To ensure I can help you enhance your look, I require pre-approval before booking.

Please email 3 clear photos of your full face and eyebrows with no makeup on them, unfiltered, and in natural lighting for review.

1. Front facing profile
2. Right side 3/4 turn
3. Left side 3/4 turn

Include what you are hoping to achieve, so I can determine if I would be a good fit for you as an artist.

If you are eligible, it is considered a New Client appointment and a color/correction fee may apply, quote will be given upon approval. I only offer touch-ups and color boost services when touching up my own work.

Email Requests to: browsbytamsen@gmail.com

I accept cash and all major credit/debit cards, cash preferred.

Yes, I am located inside of Sola Salon studios and there is ample free parking. Please
park near the front entrance as it is the only entrance unlocked and open to the public.
Once you enter the building I am located towards the back of the building inside the spa
corridor. Studio 66

Gratuities are always appreciated in the beauty service industry but never expect.