frequently asked questions

Disclaimer: Everyone’s skin is unique and will respond to these treatments differently. This information acts as guideance only.

what is permanent makeup?

Permanent makeup, also known as permanent cosmetics, is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos (permanent pigmentation of the dermis) as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as permanent makeup enhancing techniques created on the face and body.

does cosmetic tattooing hurt?

A highly-effective, topical anesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during your procedure. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure. Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure. If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anesthetics used during the treatment will not last as long. If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure.

is the studio and equipment safe?

We pride ourselves on having an immaculate and sterile studio space. We only use single-use, disposable needles and supplies. This means that each set-up for each new client is discarded safely afterwards. Our stations are thoroughly disinfected before opening and after each procedure throughout the day.

can i get tattooed if i'm pregnant or nursing?

As a precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.

what are nano brows?

Hyperrealistic NanoBrows is not Microblading. This is the latest technique on the forefront of the cosmetic tattooing industry because it boasts a number of solutions to the Microblading problem. Whether you have virgin skin, or you want to convert from Microblading to Hyperrealistic NanoBrows, we have you covered.

NanoBrows are gentle on the skin. It implants pigment without cutting open or building up scar tissue on the skin. NanoBrows are great for all skin types. NanoBrows are not painful, there is no bleeding or unsightly scabby downtime after the session.

NanoBrows lasts longer—up to 3 years but you can get touched up annually if you want to keep them looking their best with no effort.

And on top of it all, NanoBrows look more natural.

 A 6-8 week perfecting touch-up session is mandatory following the initial session. This is because it is important for us to study your healed results and to ensure any imperfections are perfected for the final result. Once your perfecting touch-up is complete, this technique can last about 1-3 years, depending on skin type, sun exposure, skin products, or iron deficiency. Touch-ups are recommended every 1-3 years.

A 6 week perfecting touch-up session is mandatory following the initial session. This is because it is important for us to study your healed results and to ensure any imperfections are perfected for the final result. Once your perfecting touch-up is complete, this technique can last about 1-3 years, depending on skin type, sun exposure, skin products, or iron deficiency. Touch-ups are recommended every 1-3 years.

what are nano fusion brows?

Nano fusion brows are a combination of nano hair strokes and the powdered technique. Hair strokes are placed in the front of the brows and along the middle top border of the brow then the hair strokes blend in with the powdered technique. The powered technique portion is concentrated on the tail fading into the arch and body of the brows and also blends in between the hair strokes creating a flawless transition.

The best candidate for this technique are those who have oilier skin, those who lack hair in the arch or tail area of the brow, or those who desire the look of both hair strokes and the powdered look. This technique also works for clients who have no hair, which would provide a more natural look.

A 6-week perfecting touch-up session is mandatory following your initial session. This is because it is important for us to study your healed results and to ensure any imperfections are perfected for the final result. Once your perfecting touch-up is complete, this technique can last about 2-3 years, depending on skin type, sun exposure, skin products, or iron deficiency. Thereafter, touch-ups are recommended every 1-3 years.

what is lip blush?

Lip Blush is a permanent makeup technique that enhances the beauty of the natural lip color, improves the shape of the lips, evens out lip color tone, helps with asymmetry, and offers the illusion of fullness. This permanent makeup technique delivers the most natural results of a lip tattoo and is performed using tiny mechanized needles that deposit high-quality vegan pigments into the lips, building layers of color.

If client has hyperpigmented lips, the first session will be considered a correction, where we will focus on neutralizing the dark areas.  This will give better results with the wanted target color during the touch up. Lip neutralization can take several sessions to fully neutralize.  An additional fee may be required when doing color neutralizing on the lips.

A 6-week perfecting touch-up session is mandatory following your initial session. This is because it is important for us to study your healed results and to ensure any imperfections are perfected for the final result. Once your perfecting touch-up is complete, this technique can last about 2-3 years, depending on skin type, sun exposure, skin products, or iron deficiency. Thereafter, touch-ups are recommended every 1-3 years.

* If clients are prone to cold sores/herpes, taking cold sore/herpes medication one week prior to the procedure is recommended to prevent any possible reactions.

what are powder ombré brows?

This permanent makeup technique mimics the appearance of powdered eyebrow make-up, giving a more “make-up” look. The technique is performed using tiny mechanized needles that deposits high-quality vegan pigments into the first layer of the skin creating a pixelated look which builds layers of color that will give the “powdered” look. Essentially, the tails of the brows are darker and fade to a softer color toward the front of the brows, providing a subtle and soft powdered look.

The best candidates for this procedure are those who have oilier skin, course eyebrow hair, or those who desire a more filled in look. This technique also works for clients who have no hair, which would provide a more powdered make-up look.

A 6 week perfecting touch-up session is mandatory following your initial session. This is because it is important for us to study your healed results and to ensure any imperfections are perfected for the final result. Once your perfecting touch-up is complete, this technique can last about 1-3 years, depending on skin type, sun exposure, skin products, or iron deficiency. Thereafter, touch-ups are recommended every 1-3 years.

how many sessions will I need?

For most clients, a minimum of two treatments are usually needed, at least 6 weeks apart. With most procedures, the color looks dramatically lighter after the first week. Some clients prefer this, while others opt for a bolder look. At the second session, we will assess the color retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly after the first session, do not worry! We can always go darker and add more density at your next appointment.

Additional appointments will be charged according to our current price list. Your second session, if needed, may be scheduled no sooner than 8 weeks following your first session, although later is better. We must give your skin ample time to fully heal and regenerate before tattooing it again. Refresher appointments are generally required every 1-2 years.

where can I find before care instructions?

Visit the Before Care Instructions page to find information about what to avoid before your appointment and other things to consider before booking an appointment.

what if i've had previous work done?

If you have had your brows previously tattooed, we cannot guarantee results for cases such as these. In some instances where the previous work is too dark, dense, discolored, or large, tattoo removal will be highly recommended before our services will be considered.

Previously tattooed areas will almost always require additional sessions and will be charged accordingly. Some special cases may be considered. Photos are required prior to your appointment for approval. Please text 805-231-7015 a photo of your previous tattoos. If you show up to your appointment without prior approval for the appointment, you will forfeit your deposit.

what to expect?

Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined. This can last up to a week after the treatment while the initial healing process takes place. The treated area may feel a bit like sunburn afterwards, but there should be minimal discomfort.

During the initial healing period, there should be minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin. If there is some scabbing or flaking, do not pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own. The complete healing process takes about 6-8 weeks, at which time the true color of the tattoo is evident. During this process, your tattoo will soften and lighten. Be patient, even if you think too much color has been lost, as your skin is still regenerating and naturally exfoliating. Wait at least 6-weeks to see the true color, as it seems to take on new strength, and it is only after 6-8 weeks that your touch-up/adjustment can be done.

where can i find aftercare instructions?

Visit the Aftercare Instructions page to find information on what to expect, what not to do, and instructions on how to care for the tattooed area.

what are your policies?

Visit the Policies page, for more information on Eleven & Rose Aesthetics’ policies.