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  • What is Permanent Makeup ? Is it Really Permanent ?
    Permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation, and cosmetic tattooing is a revolutionary cosmetic technique, and one of the most sought-after cosmetic treatments of today. It involves permanent pigmentation of the dermis. It’s achieved by inserting colored natural pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. It produces articulate designs that resemble makeup. Permanent Makeup procedures are considered permanent because pigment is tattooed into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and can not be washed off. However, as with any tattoo or pigment in general fading does occur, requiring periodic maintenance such as annual color boost after your second touch up session. It’s Semi-Permanent and the procedure can last between 1 to 3 years, depending on how you maintain your tattoo, lifestyle, skin type and health condition. With permanent makeup you can enhance your brows, eyes and lips to add more definition to your face, boost self-confidence and overall make your life a little easier and feel your best all the time
  • What’s the Difference Between Microblading vs Nanoblading?
    Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo manual technique in which a small handheld tool made of several tiny needles is used to deposit pigment. This technique causes more trauma to the skin. Whereas, Nanoblading also known as machine Microblading is performed with a permanent makeup machine that uses ultra-fine nano needles to deposit pigment into the skin to emulate hyper realistic looking strokes that mimics the diameter and dimensions of real hair, which causes less trauma to the skin. Both are suited for clients with normal to dry skin.
  • What’s the Difference Between Microblading/ Nanoblading and Combination/ Combo Brows?
    Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo manual technique in which a small handheld tool made of several tiny needles is used to deposit pigment. This technique causes more trauma to the skin. Whereas, Nanoblading also known as machine Microblading is performed with a permanent makeup machine that uses ultra-fine nano needles to deposit pigment into the skin to emulate hyper realistic looking strokes that mimics the diameter and dimensions of real hair, which causes less trauma to the skin. Both are suited for clients with normal to dry skin. Combo Brows is also a semi permanent artistic tattoo technique that includes both Nanoblading and Shading. Shading is done by using a permanent makeup machine that is able to create more of a gradient throughout the brows to give the appearance of more density. Best suited for clients with normal to dry skin.
  • What are the Benefits of Permanent Makeup?
    ● Save time- How long does it take you to do your eyebrows!? Nonetheless, your entire makeup? Think about the amount of time you will save without having to fill in or draw your brows daily. By getting PMU you spend less time doing your makeup and have more time to enjoy the day. You'll look put together from the moment you wake up. ● Save Money- If you do the math it's pretty obvious! How much do you spend on buying brow pencils, eyeliner and lipsticks? By getting PMU you'll save a big deal! ● Unhappy with changes to your appearance resulting from aging, illness or injury ● Find makeup frustrating, but you still want to look put together ● Your lifestyle makes it wearing makeup difficult ● Boost your self-confidence ● Never worry about undefined and sweating off your brows with Ombre brows ● Even-out and naturally brighten your lips with Dark lip neutralization. ● Never have to re-apply lipstick, have luscious, fuller-looking lips with Lip blush Tattoo ● Wake up with brighter eyes, fuller lashes, smudge-proof and flawless lash line with Eyelash enhancement.
  • Am I a Good Candidate?
    Candidacy is based on factors that involve skin type, skin texture, previous tattoo work in that area, ability to heal, medications, medical conditions, or others. We will ask you to complete a health questionnaire prior to your consultation in order to better discuss your specific concerns. In some cases, medical clearance may be needed. The discontinuation of any drug or supplement is NOT suggested or implied and any desire to do so must be discussed with your prescribing physician or medical professional. Please notify us of any change in medications or health since your last visit. For the safety of your health and outcome Posh Beauty Artistry CAN NOT perform procedures on: ● Under 18 years of age ● Pregnant or lactating (3 months post pregnancy) ● Hypertrophic scarring or keloids ● Allergy to dyes/or numbing agents ● Transmittable blood conditions (e.g HIV or Hepatitis) ● Active skin cancer in the area to be tattooed ● Acutacne usage within the last year in the treatment area ● Uncontrolled high blood pressure or mitral valve disorder ● Eyeliner on those with Macular Degeneration, skin lesions or obstructions ● Blood disorder e.g. sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, blood clotting disorders or congenital heart failure, shunt or a pacemaker recipient. ● Skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and undiagnosed rashes or blisters on the site that is to treate
  • Do I Need To Have A Consultation Before My Appointment?
    Consultation is not obligatory. We understand the procedure can be daunting and we want to make sure all our clients feel comfortable with their decision. If you have a lot of questions about the procedure, feel free to book a free consultation. We will be happy to help you choose the service that suits you best and answer any questions or concerns about any procedure and the process, please fill out the contact us form and we will get back to you within 24 hrs to schedule a 30 minute complimentary phone consultation to discuss your questions and help dispel your concerns.
  • Do I Need to Consult My Physician?
    We will require medical clearance to state that you are healthy enough to get a cosmetic tattoo procedure for the conditions listed below. While tattooing is considered safe the process of breaking the skin barrier may have a temporary effect on your immune system much like any other injury would. Those with a lowered immune system should always consult their health care provider when considering breaking the skin in a treatment such as tattooing. Those undergoing chemotherapy, a wait period of 12 weeks accompanied by medical clearance is needed. Those who have had recent surgery a wait period of 12 weeks accompanied by medical clearance is needed.
  • Does Permanent Makeup/ Cosmetic Tattooing Hurt?
    With each procedure we numb throughout the procedure for your comfort. We have found that procedure preparation is a key factor directly related to a person’s comfort level AS WELL AS the final outcome. When clients communicate with their Artist and follow the Pre-Care, the experience is a positive one. To minimize discomfort: ● We suggest planning your tattoo when not on or expecting your menstrual cycle. ● Avoid NSAIDS and Omega three supplements- typically 7 days pre and post-treatment. (Seek healthcare guidance pertaining to your health & safety) ● Avoid alcoholic beverages ( 24 hrs or 48 hours prior) ● Avoid exercise the morning of your treatment. ● Observe the appropriate amount of time after a surgery or laser treatment near your tattoo site. ● Ensure there are no infections or skin irritations present.
  • Will I Still Need To Tweeze, Wax or Thread ?
    Yes! Permanent Makeup does not interfere with your hair growth.
  • How Long Does the Procedure Take?
    All procedures are done in two sessions. The first takes 3 to 4 hours. Six to eight weeks later, the client returns for the second session for touch up/perfecting session, this takes 2 to 3 hours. We start each session with a full in-depth consultation to go over your eyebrows, eyeliner and lips goals. For brows we measure to create perfect symmetry based on each client's own facial proportions. Next up, we draw the outline so you can first approve the pre-drawn shape before we get started. After you fall in love with the shape, we begin the tattoo procedure. For Lips we map your lip to fix any asymmetry. We believe in an open communication throughout the procedure and will constantly be checking in on you and allowing you to see the progress that way you feel a part of the process.
  • Do I Get to See the Design Before it’s Tattooed?
    We draw all of our techniques beforehand except certain eyeliner techniques where we follow the lash line. We want you to be happy with the eyebrow, eyeliner and lips we are creating for you. A drawing will depict the size, placement, and curvature but it does not mimic the exact color, texture, or minute details within the tattoo itself. There is a measure of trust when working with your artist in order to come up with a design that works. As professionals, we want to guide you in the right direction. The vast majority of the time we are able to come to a design that both the Artist and client agree upon. To ensure you are happy with the shape, design, and overall color (even if not exact) you will have several opportunities to see your design and make adjustments. If you have any reservations about the tattoo you are getting it is your responsibility to inform your artist so the changes can be made PRIOR to approving your design and going forward. Once you agree on the design you will be photographed with your “thumbs up” next to your design indicating you “APPROVE”. We want clients to take part in the design and ultimately make the decision to whether or not to move forward rather than feel they need to wear something they will never like. Keep in mind, a professional artist will and should make suggestions for design. If you are not comfortable with the possibility of professional suggestions that may differ from what you typically wear, you may not be ready for tattooing. These concerns could be discussed in your consultation.
  • Why is it Necessary to do a Touch up/ Perfecting Session?
    Touch up is necessary because everyone heals differently and therefore the outcomes vary. Sometimes it is necessary to adjust the color, filling missed spots and thickness. During the touch up session, final adjustments are made to assure the client’s satisfaction.
  • I Had my Brows Done by Someone Else, Can you Touch Them Up?
    All new clients are required to book a FIRST session appointment. We are extremely selective when working over existing tattoos and other tattoo artists' work. If you have had your eyebrows previously tattooed, we request that you email us clear photos of your brows for approval. It is not considered a touch up if the procedure was not done by us. Please email us (hello@poshbeautyartistry.com) pictures of your previous work prior to booking.
  • What are Some of the Risks and Complications with Permanent Makeup?
    Proper procedures and precautions are used to ensure safe procedures. Sterilized tools and disposable tools are used in a sanitized environment. When pre and post care instructions are followed the risk of complications are minimal. Allergic reactions to pigments are very rare, but sometimes occur. For this reason, a pigment patch test for those with sensitive skin or to topical makeup products, gold , silver, nickel, or hair dyes should be patch tested a few days in advance before the procedure.
  • What if I Don't Like the Results?
    Having a clear idea of what you like or what you don't like and being able to clearly communicate this to your artist will help your artist make sure the end result is something you are extremely happy with. It's a collaborative process between you and the artist when deciding shape, style, and color. The process involves checking in with you, taking into consideration the shape of your face, how you wear your makeup, and what you personally want. You will always have a say at every step, so there's no fear of ending up with something you're not fully satisfied with or didn't agree to.
  • Can I Have Eyebrows, Eyeliner and Lips On The Same Day?
    Sure! One advantage is that your aftercare and healing time for all the areas is consolidated into the same time frame. However, You’ll want to be prepared for each procedure, this is something you’ll want to plan for to ensure your experience is an easy one. There may be specific instructions for the particular treatments you will be getting so be sure to contact us by phone 571-336-7571 OR Email us at hello@poshbeautyartistry.com
  • What is Dark Lip Neutralization?
    Dark Lip Neutralization is a specialized treatment series for those with cool or dark lips in which we neutralize the darkness in the lips to reach a desired color. It is a gradual permanent makeup procedure that implants ink to even-out lip tones and brightens naturally darker lips. This procedure neutralizes the cool tons in your lips and creates an even tone across the top and bottom lip for an even lip tone. Three or more sessions are required for this procedure to see desired results, each session is spread out at least six weeks apart. Dark lip neutralization is a procedure that requires patience, but it’s one of the most rewarding. Each session is spread out at least 6 weeks apart. It may take 2-3 sessions to achieve your look, and there are special cases in which additional sessions are needed. Typically, dark lip neutralization is recommended for clients who are Fitzpatrick Scale 3 and up.
  • How long will it last?
    Results will always vary from person to person, after your initial session and the touch up, your results should last between 2-5 years. Annual color boost is recommended for any permanent makeup procedure.
  • When can I schedule my Cosmetic Tattoo if I Get other Cosmetic Treatments like Botox, Fillers, Laser etc
    ResulThose who have had recent cosmetic injections to the facial area. A 21 day wait period is necessary to allow settling. This wait period helps for a more positive outcome in terms of symmetry. It is a good idea to wait for your injections to settle so they are not displaced during the tattoo treatment before they have had a chance to settle. Lips- We suggest having lips filled after cosmetic tattooing for the best symmetrical outcome. We love the combination of both tattooing and lip filler! We prefer to wait a minimum of six weeks after any facial laser resurfacing treatment or deep chemical peel. We may also suggest a melanin suppressant. Low-level exfoliating peels only need to wait two weeks.ts will always vary from person to person, after your initial session and the touch up, your results should last between 2-5 years. Annual color boost is recommended for any permanent makeup procedure.
  • What Will I Look Like After The Procedure?
    Your cosmetic tattoo will be dark at first and more intense immediately after the procedure. The color will soften and the true color will be seen after the healing process is over. Some of most common Post- Procedure client expectation are: ● Swelling might occur, and will subside within 24 hours. ● Tenderness in the area. ● Itching sensation in the area. ● Pink or redness around the affected area ● Thickening and darkening of the area ● Moderate to thick scabbing 3-4 days after the procedure ● Scabs will begin to flake off anytime between days 5 - 10 ● After scabs flake off, pigment color will look light, and blurry ● After the area is fully healed (4-6 weeks after procedure) the pigment will return in color. ● Please see the aftercare card provided for more details.
  • When Can I return to Work after my Eyebrows, Eyeliner and Lips tattoo Procedure
    Facial areas are pretty quick to heal and most clients get back to work the next day. If you work in an environment where you are exposed to biohazards or work in a sterile environment you may not be able to attend work for safety reasons. Swelling for facial areas tends to last anywhere from one to four days depending on if you are having brows, eyes, or lips worked on. Discuss expected time frames with your artist. Once swelling has subsided the skin will begin to shed and may be a bit itchy. The shedding of skin lasts about two to four days and can look like a severe case of dry skin in that area. We provide ointments which will be comforting and soothing but will not remove the dead skin. Unfortunately, this is one part of the process you cannot speed up, but it is short lived. It is essential to not pick or rub the excess skin off to help it along. This will remove pigment and cause scarring.
  • How Long Can I Expect My Eyebrow, Eyeliner and Lip Tattoo to Last?
    Tattoos fade from several factors including: sun exposure, topical skin care products such Retinol, hydroxy acids etc, medications for thyroid, iron-deficiencies, unique metabolic activity, and the type of treatment performed. For example a soft and subtle eyebrow treatment will not last as long as one packed with color. Softer techniques look more natural but also need more maintenance in terms of touchup. After your second session ( touch up/ perfecting session) we suggest touch-up applications anywhere from 1 to 3 years before a complete re-do is needed. We classify touch-ups as faded color that has a neutral undertone. If the color shows imbalanced tones (pinks, grays, etc) there are other factors that are contributing to this fading and a single touch up may not be enough to redirect the color back to the original application. In this case two sessions may be needed.
  • What Activities Should I Avoid After my Permanent Makeup Procedure?
    After any permanent makeup procedure, you should avoid any activity that includes sweating. So, no working out, visiting saunas, sitting in the sun. No swimming also, water can damage your freshly done procedure or any other permanent makeup procedure.
  • Can I Wear Makeup After My Procedure?
    We advise not to wear traditional makeup until the skin has completely healed as this may hinder the healing process and may cause infection. Keep the treatment area hygienically clean and lightly moisturize with the ointment provided to promote great healing. Once you’re done healing you can resume wearing makeup though you will not really need it anymore!
  • What Is Your Reschedule/Cancellation Policy?
    Last minute cancellations, reschedules, and "No Shows" leave spaces in our schedules that cannot be filled without timely notice. We do our best to be on time and our goal is to provide outstanding customer service. Your time is precious to us, so we ask that you consider ours as well and notify us of any changes. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, we ask that you please call or text us at 571-336-7571 and let us know, (leave a voicemail if need be) or email us at hello@poshbeautyartistry.com 72 hours (3 DAYS) from your appointment time is required to reschedule and transfer your deposit. If the 72-hour window has passed, an inconvenience fee of $50 will be required to re-book. Please note that the fee will not go towards your appointment. You have 24 hours from your appointment time to cancel your appointment. If you cancel within 24hours, you will be charged an inconvenience fee of $200.
  • Do You Have a Referral Program?
    Yes, we do! We love referrals and feel it is the best way for others to catch a glimpse of what we can do for them too. Refer a client who books and completes a new procedure and you’ll get a $50 credit to use towards any future service.
  • What Forms of Payment Do You Accept?
    Cash is preferred. However, we accept all electronic transfers: ZELLE, VENMO, APPLE PAY, OR PAYPAL
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