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General FAQs


Permanent Makeup (PMU) is a great option for anyone who: •   Doesn’t want to spend so much time applying precision makeup •   Has lost definition in the brow, lip or lash areas •   Plays sports, Exercises or Swims regularly •   Suffers from hair loss conditions •   Has trouble applying makeup ie poor eyesight •   Wants either a more natural look or even a bolder makeup look Cosmetic tattooing is customisable to suit everyones needs.


Procedure times vary from client to client, but as a guide: Allow 3 hrs for Lip or Brow appointments Allow 5-6 hrs for Packages (more than one service on the same day) Allow 2.5 hrs for 6-10 week Touch Ups Allow 3-4 hrs for Package Touch Ups Allow 2.5-3 hrs for annual Colour Boosts However please refer to individual services for time allocations and please remember that all skin takes pigment differently and many factors can impact on appointment length. For example mapping may take longer, or pigment may implant very easily. If you are worried about time please discuss this with your artist on the day, this is not the kind of procedure you want us to rush or feel under pressure for. We appreciate your understanding for this.


How long cosmetic tattoos last comes down to a few factors. The type of pigment used (inorganic which fades the fasted, and organic which lasts the longest or a hybrid which is a mix of both inorganic & organic). Skin type, skincare ingredients and your artists technique also play a part in how long your cosmetic tattoo will last. Normal to dry skin tends to retain pigment longer than oily skin. As a rule of thumb expect brows to last 1-3 years, lips 2-5 years and eyeliner can last upward of 5 years in some cases. Cosmetic tattoos are designed to fade over time, but they should be considered a permanent procedure that requires maintenance such as colour boosts and touch ups. The frequency of these will be dependant on your individual skin and lifestyle etc.


All pigments used are of the highest quality and are gamma ray sterilised, vegan and cruelty free. The main pigment lines used at our studio are inorganic and inorganic based hybrid pigments. Inorganic pigments are designed to fade which gives you the ability to change shape, style and colour as your face and trends change over time. If you would like more information or a copy of the MSDS for specific pigments please contact the studio.


The simple answer is that skin can only hold so much pigment. Because of this, if you are having colour boosts before your tattoo has faded enough to accept more pigment, you risk over saturating your skin. Other reasons you may need removal include pigment being implanted too deeply in the skin, you have an undesirable shape or style, there is the possibility that body ink was used instead of specially formulated pigment for permanent makeup. Removal options include Saline Removal or Laser. If you are unsure which would work best for you, please send photos of the area and this way we can advise you which would work best.


We apply a topical numbing cream prior to the procedure and a secondary numbing agent that is specifically formulated for broken skin. This will ensure your comfort during the procedure. Many clients fall asleep or say that it is no worse than a scratching feeling. Remember, cosmetic tattooing is not deep like a traditional body tattoo.


Guidelines for donating blood are frequently being updated, the best advised I can give is please check with your state and local offices for the most up to date recommendations. For the Love of Ink is a licensed studio and follows strict infection control practiced specific for skin penetration procedures.

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