If you have faint eyebrows, no eyebrows, or partial eyebrows, a cosmetic tattoo can help. A lip tattoo can reduce "lipstick bleed," and give definition to the lip line. With a coloured lip tattoo, lip scars disappear, plus you can kiss lipstick good-bye. After an eyeliner tattoo, you can put away your eye pencils for several years.

Cosmetic tattooing also has more serious applications, such as improving the appearance of a nipple after breast reconstruction or scar camouflage.


Before getting permanent makeup applied, you'll get a patch test on your skin to check on whether you have an allergic reaction to the pigment that will be used.

After that, you will choose the colour, based on advice and suggestions from the makeup artist. The technician will then use a sterile surgical pen to sketch the area to be tattooed and then put an anaesthetic gel on your skin.


Using a hollow, vibrating needle, the technician will apply the pigment into the top layer of the skin. Each time the needle penetrates the skin, a droplet of pigment is released into the hole the needle makes. You will feel a slight stinging.


After getting permanent makeup, it takes about three weeks for the colour to fade to its permanent shade.


At first, the colour will likely look dark and shiny, and the surrounding tissue will have little swelling and red.


You can use a cold compress to reduce swelling and antibiotic ointment to help prevent infection. Strict sun avoidance and use of sunscreens that block the entire ultraviolet light A and B spectrum for several weeks is important to prevent post-inflammatory colour changes. Complications are rare but can include infection or allergic reactions to the tattoo dye.

Permanent makeup - cosmetic tattooing - cosmetic tattoo - Cambridge New Zealand
Permanent makeup - cosmetic tattooing - cosmetic tattoo - Cambridge New Zealand


  • Do not work out the day of the procedure
  • Do not tan or have a sunburned face.
  • Do not take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 24hours before procedure.
  • No alcohol or caffeine on the day of the procedure.
  • No waxing around the area at least 3 days prior to the procedure.
  • You might be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
  • Do not use any eyelash serums, or eye cream 2 weeks before procedure.


  • No water, cleaners, creams, makeup or any other products on treated area for 10 days.
  • 4-5 hours after the procedure, clean the area with sterile water and a cotton pad, gauze or earbud and allow to air dry.
  • DO NOT pick, scratch or rub the treated area. Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate off. Any picking or scratching can cause scarring and loss of pigment.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after procedure.
  • Avoid heavy sweating for the first 10 days.
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.


Please note: Eyeliner and contour will appear darker and bolder due to natural scabbing and healing for the first 10 days. This is very common for all permanent cosmetic procedures.

Precautions for clients looking at having Permanent Makeup:

  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Diabetic
  • Chemotherapy (ask your doctor)
  • Viral infections and/or diseases
  • Epilepsy
  • Pacemaker or major heart problems
  • Organ transplant
  • Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treatment area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
  • Sick (colds, flu etc.)
  • Botox in the past 2 months
  • Accutane in the past year


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