Everything You Want to Know About Permanent Makeup and Cosmetic Tattoos

Are you considering permanent makeup but want to know a few details before making an appointment? Perhaps you’re a current client at my studio or somewhere else, and you’re looking to sharpen your knowledge of the craft. Either way, we’re here to help provide you with some important information!

Permanent makeup encompasses a variety of services, so we developed this FAQ page to help answer some common questions you might have. If you have any questions that you do not see on here, please ask me a question anytime and I’ll be happy to talk more with you.

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Also known as cosmetic tattooing, permanent makeup is the process of applying ink to the skin that matches your natural skin tone or hair color to give the appearance of perfectly applied makeup – every time!

Permanent makeup can be for adults of all ages, genders, and lifestyles! Whether you want to cover up a scar, fill something in, keep your beauty low-maintenance long-term, or any other need – it helps inspire confidence in people for a variety of reasons.ng on your skin type and preferred look.

Of course! I’m always happy to answer any permanent makeup-related questions you have. Just complete the form here or connect with me on Instagram and I will get back to you in a timely manner.

This depends on the type of service you want. A touchup can be as short as 30 minutes, but I have clients that also make appointments for sessions that span multiple hours.

No, we are not a traditional tattoo shop – though my husband is a tattoo artist! KaraBella is solely dedicated to permanent makeup services.

We are an appointment-only business. You can request an appointment here.

Similar to as if you were getting a traditional tattoo, we recommend not arriving with an empty stomach or in a dehydrated state for your cosmetic tattoo appointment. It is commonly known that many people who are hungry or dehydrated may experience a sudden drop in blood sugar during a tattoo service.

To help avoid that from happening to you, we recommend you do the following before arriving for your appointment:

  • Eat a regular-sized meal approximately an hour before arriving
  • Consider eating a piece of fruit with your meal to give a healthy boost to your blood sugar
  • Drink at least one bottle of water shortly before arriving
  • Relax – don’t psych yourself out! These are common procedures, and your safety is our #1 priority.
  • If you are still worried, consider having someone drive you or take a ridesharing service to the studio.

To help keep your skin healthy and infection-free, we always sanitize the area you are receiving your service with medical-grade product. After you leave the studio, however, you are responsible for all aftercare.

Don’t know where to start with aftercare? We have a whole in-depth page about that here.

For most permanent makeup services, periodic touchups are required. Similar to how traditional tattoos fade over time, so will cosmetic ones.

Touchup sessions are often quicker and cost less than your initial service. Many of my clients are repeat customers that return for maintenance sessions.

No, we are a boutique service and do not currently offer discounts at this time.

We take the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic extremely seriously and put your health and safety first and foremost. I personally clean and sanitize the studio on a regular basis and abide by all regulations for business owners. Unless a mask interferes with your procedure of choice, you may keep one on for your entire session, and I will be wearing one as well.