Cosmetic Brow Tattoo

Feather Touch (or microblading) is a method of semi permanent cosmetic tattooing. Unlike normal tattooing, it involves a hand tool called a micro-blade instead of a machine. Using this hand tool and a selection of inks, hair-like strokes are made into the skin in the direction of your natural brow to mimic real hairs. Whether you have naturally uneven brows, are a victim of over-plucking or have suffered from follicle loss due to a medical condition, Feather Touch can help restore your sparse or uneven brows to beautiful, full and natural looking arches.

Powder brow is done using a cosmetic tattoo machine and gives an all over colour as opposed to the individual hairstrokes with feathertouch. It heals slightly translucent and leaves a soft powdery finish. While this is more of a makeup look it can still be done very subtly and does not need to be dramatic. It lasts longer than feathertouch, generally requiring touch ups around the 12-18 month mark and is gentler on the skin long term. It also is far better suited than feathertouch for oily or more mature skins.

Most people require touch up appointments for feathertouch every 9-14 months and powderbrow 12 – 18 months . This is dependent on a variety of factors but ultimately comes down to how well you look after your new eyebrows and your genetics. Oily skins and frequent gym goers generally fade a little quicker. Because it is a semi permanent tattoo, they should be completely gone within 3 to 5 years. In rare cases there may me some evidence left in the skin especially if you have been getting your eyebrows microbladed for several year in which case there could be very faint scarring to the skin

It is more uncomfortable than it is painful. Some say the sensation is very similar to the pinching feeling from threading. The best way we can describe it is as a light scratching sensation. It is nowhere the same as getting a regular tattoo. In fact most people are pleasantly surprised as to how little it hurts!

We require clients to return for a second appointment 4 to 6 weeks after the initial appointment for feathertouch and 6-8 weeks for powder brow. We call this the “Perfection Visit” because, as the name suggests we perfect and refine the brows and add the finishing touches during this treatment. As everyone’s skin heals differently, some clients may develop patchy areas or the appearance of fading after the first treatment This is completely normal and is not a reason for concern or panic. Occasionally due to poor skin retention a further third visit may be required but this is rare.

While we love surprises at Highbrow Society, we feel that they should be reserved for parties and presents NOT for eyebrows. Your eyebrows will be measured and drawn on until you are 100% confident and happy with the shape before we go anywhere near them with microblading tools.

This is one of the facets of our package! We will thread and tweeze your brows for you as required before we proceed with your tattoo, all you have to do is lie back and relax! Please be aware that because of the nature of cosmetic tattooing, we will be unable to tint or wax your brows as we want to minimise disruption to the skin prior to tattooing. We recommend leaving a 72 hour gap between any waxing/tinting brow appointment and your cosmetic tattoo appointment.

The procedure deposits colour under the skin and not in the pre existing hair follicles themselves which means that clients with fair hair will still need to tint their brow hairs. Fair brow hairs can mask the tattoo colour. However, you will be less reliant on the tint to stain skin and provide coverage for sparse areas of growth. This in turn means you don’t have to tint as frequently to achieve the illusion of thick brows.

No, nup, nope, nada, absolutely 100 per cent not! In fact we cannot even fathom a cruller or more unusual punishment to subject a client to (unless you have a suggestion?). Feather Touch aims to blend out hair strokes to the pre existing natural hair growth which means we kinda need your eyebrows intact and not shaved. The hairs help achieve a hype-realistic look.

We would recommend a minimum of four weeks to ensure they are fully healed.

Highbrow Society do not provide cosmetic tattooing services to anyone who is pregnant or might be pregnant. This is a precautionary measure and common within both cosmetic and traditional tattooing cultures. While there are no studies or reports of adverse effects of cosmetic tattooing on the health and well being of an unborn child, we would rather wait until you have had your baby before we tattoo you! Insurance policies DO NOT cover Cosmetic Tattoo during pregnancy.

Yes, you can wear makeup on all areas of the face except the Cosmetic Tattoo site itself. You will need to wait a minimum of 7 days before applying makeup to the tattoo site. It is best to get a new pressed powder and a new mascara post tattoo to prevent infecting the area. Also, who doesn’t like new makeup, right?

Not at all! We give you detailed instructions and special Skin Candy aftercare cream to use. Do be aware they will need to be kept dry for a week which means no soaking the tattooed area, no swimming, and no excessive sweating. So saunas, bikram, facials etc are off the cards until the tattoo has healed. No picking at them under any circumstances! As satisfying as it is to pick at scabs, you do not want to end up with patchy eyebrows.

We use a Serbian range called Phibrows. Phi Brows are a beautiful highly pigmented product with stable colours and no reactions to magnets. It is completely synthetic which means it doesn’t have an iron oxide base like most other pigments on the market. The needles are extremely sharp and precise resulting in crisp, beautiful work every time. The products themselves are on the pricey side which is why we charge accordingly for our appointments. But as the old saying goes good work ain’t cheap and cheap work ain’t good (particularly when you are tattooing your face!).

Far too often for comfort. Yes, it is a good source of income for the business but it is something that we would rather not be doing to the extent we are doing currently. Sometimes it takes several visits to repair. A few cosmetic surgeons in and around Perth send us large volumes of fix ups to see if we can help before resorting to laser removal. About 30-35% of Sara’s work are corrections. There have been situations where we have had to turn people away because there was nothing we could do to help them and that is upsetting in its own right. If you want brow work fixed please send photos through so we can take a look at them and make an assessment. We offer saline removal but often several sessions are required.

Saline removal is achieved by using the cosmetic tattoo machine to implant a sterile solution of finely milled sea salt, purified water, lemon seed extract, orange seed extract, and aloe into the tattooed area. . The lightening solution creates a scab over the tattooed area causing them to naturally scab off as the skin is healing. Saline Removal works on the theory of “Osmosis”. During the healing process the unwanted pigment attaches to the scab and is effectively pulled out and out by the scab.

• Saline removal is safe for most skin types, as opposed to alternative methods that can lead to blistered, hypo/hyper pigmented or scarred skin.

• It tends to be less painful than laser removal and typically, even less painful than when the tattoo was first applied.

• Saline removal is not colour specific, unlike laser, meaning you may have better success treating commonly difficult to remove colours (red, orange, yellow, pale blue and white which can be base colours in cosmetic tattoo pigments).

• Saline removal actually removes ink from the body, whereas a method such as laser removal, breaks up the ink into smaller fragments and may push pigment deeper into the skin, only to then be processed by your lymphatic system.

• You can easily get another tattoo on the same place once it has healed up, which may not be possible with methods like surgical removal or if scar issue has been left behind by laser treatments.

The number of sessions required depends on several factors including skin type, the depth of the pigment implanted, the type of tattoo pigment used and whether we are trying to completely remove all trace of it or just lighten it enough to tattoo a more suited shape over the top. Usually anywhere from 3-6.