$50 Deposit Required to book an appointment which goes towards your service or is non refundable if you cancel within 48 hours of your appointment. **Prices below are subject to change**
Ink'd Cosmetics customers receive a complimentary Touch up to add or even out color and/or lines. Complimentary Touch ups MUST be scheduled within 5-6 weeks of your first appt with Ink'd Cosmetics, or the appointment is no longer complimentary and will result in paying full price for a Touch up.
* If you need to cancel or reschedule your free touchup appointment, I will need at least a 48 hour notice from your touchup appointment date, or you will be charged a $50 rescheduling fee to rebook.
As long as the lines are still there. If the lines are gone, then this will result in full price for Brows of $450.
Any additional touch ups, after your complimentary touch up, will require a $50 set up fee. Your complementary touch up is limited to one month out from your procedure date.
The cosmetics implantation technique deposits color pigment into the upper reticular layer of the skin and is considered permanent because it cannot be washed off. Unlike traditional tattoos performed on the body, permanent cosmetics professionals do not use traditional tattoo ink (dye). Permanent cosmetics pigment is more delicate and designed to work with the skin’s undertones and to mimic hair. Every person’s skin is different in regarding pigment retention. Factors which effect longevity of permanent cosmetics are: color selected, age, thickness of skin, scarring of skin, use of skin care products, injectables, laser treatments, medication and sun exposure. You will need periodic refreshing of color, depending on how light the shade of implanted pigment, as well as factors mentioned above.
A General Color Retention Guideline is:
Blondes and light taupe shades may need to be refreshed every 6 to 12 months.
Mid-tone Browns may need a touch-up every 9 to 12 months.
Dark Browns may need a touch-up every 9 to 24 months.
Very Dark Brown and Black colors may need to be refreshed every 6 months, especially if the client has pink to ruddy skin undertones.
It is a fact that clients with pink to red undertones will pull gray or even blue-gray. Even if Ra'Chel uses a very warm colored pigment, the color could possibly pull gray-blue over time if you don’t have frequent touch-ups. This is the nature of the skin chemistry which Technicians can only control with frequent touch-ups.
Alopecia: Once the brows are completed the brow color can look “ashy” due to the thickening of the epidermis.
Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia: The client may have some areas that will not take the pigment due to the scarring nature of their condition.
Trichotillomania: There is usually a lot of scarring around the hair follicle due to pulling. Therefore, the crispness of the look of the hair stroke cannot be guaranteed and some areas may not take at all.
*Please note — if a technician tells you only need one visit to complete your procedure and you will not need a touch-up, then he/she is not being truthful. Run!
Ra'Chel will discuss the shape which would be most flattering for your face as well as the color which will harmonize with your skin’s undertones. Ra'chel is an artist and is very skilled at blending pigment for a client’s skin tone. She will show you some before and after photographs to give you an idea of how the procedure can transform and give youth to your facial features.On the day of the procedure, Ra'chel will spend much time determining the shape before she begins and she adjusts as she works with the client to give you the perfect shape for your face. Ra'chel will usually schedule another visit to give you the perfect result. During the second or visit the color can be adjusted, made warmer or cooler if skin chemistry demands it. Ra'chel works conservatively, so she will increase the width of the brow or eyeliner as the sessions progress. This can give a client time to adjust to the look of having their facial features refreshed with color.
Once you and Ra'Chel have decided on the best brow shape, any hair within that shape can stay and will only make the work look more natural. Any hair outside the shape can be waxed or tweezed just as you would normally do with your normal brow maintenance.
Permanent cosmetics will fade gradually over time, so there will not be an obvious change in your applications. The color will fade and when you return for a touch-up you can also change the color (within reason) as you age. Natural is always the best way to go! With permanent cosmetics the goal you want to achieve is to wake up looking refreshed, not like you are going out to a party. If your goal is a dramatic look, then Ra'Chel is not the practitioner for you.
Yes, permanent cosmetics can benefit any woman of any age or complexion. Darker skins are particularly good candidates for any procedure.
In most cases Ra'Chel can significantly improve your bad brow procedure, depending on how much time you want to invest and whether or not your skin is scarred. Correcting bad work is never going to give you the same beautiful brow as Ra'chel could have created on virgin (untattooed) skin, but certainly an improvement is possible.
If tattoo removal is required Ra'Chel will refer you to a professional laser technician.
When someone calls and say they “only need a touch-up of work done elsewhere” the client may not realize that a “color correction” is often needed and not a simple touch-up. A consult is important to assess the situation. Before your consultation, please send a photo via email so Ra'Chel can assess the situation.
Ra'Chel does not recommend Micro Blading! Micro Blading is incising the skin with what is basically a small blade. The micro blading technique was originally developed by tattoo artists who perform body/skin modifications, aka intentional scarring. It is often done by brand new technicians who do not have the experience to control the depth of the blade in the skin while working. This past year many people have taken a two-day micro blading course and try to practice “under the radar” of licensing by health departments. These unlicensed technicians are basically committing fraud, as they claim micro blading is not tattooing or micropigmentation, but in fact they are putting color into the skin with a blade which falls under the health department laws regulating body art and tattoos. Ra'Chel frequently sees clients who have been scarred by this method. So please check your technician’s state licensing before considering any procedure.
Ra'Chel uses the strongest topical anesthetics available. The sensation to pain will vary between clients. Once the topical anesthetic takes effect, many clients report that they feel no discomfort during the brow procedures.
Not if you look at long-term cost and effect. Micropigmentation actually costs little compared to lifelong daily make-up expenses. Permanent make- up doesn’t run or wash off! Consider it a beautiful investment in yourself. Ra"chel’s practice consists of nearly 1/3 of services which are corrective procedures from bad work done elsewhere. When you go bargain shopping for the lowest price, the work you receive may be reflective with unsatisfactory results. Your face is too important to chance having such serious work done by a technician who does not have the experience, training or artistic talent to achieve the best result.
All procedures performed adhere to strict OSHA standards for safety and sterilization. Ra'Chel takes a yearly Blood Born Pathogens exam.Here is our safety protocol:
Pre and Post Care Procedure Instructions