Cosmetic Tattooing FAQ

Where can I find pricing information?

Pricing can be found via our booking pages. Some of our services require a full consultation before we can give out a price. 

All of our services require a non refundable deposit. 

 

Is the follow up appointment included?

No, the follow up appointment is a separate cost. Not every client needs a follow up and follow up times can vary, these will be discussed during your consultation. 

 

What is Microblading?

Microblading is the process of implanting colour pigment beneath the surface of the skin using a small, sterile, disposable needle to produce the appearance of fuller eyebrows or to enhance the natural features of the face.

 

How long does microblading last?

The treatment is considered semi-permanent and will not wash off, however, it will fade over time and may need a follow up every 1-3 years. The frequency of follow up appointments depends on a number of factors including: the pigment colour used (lighter colours will fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure, sweat), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement), and if any chemical peels and strong skincare come into contact with treated areas.

Please note that final results cannot be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. The tattooed hair strokes tend to have a more crisp look once healed on dry skin compared to more blurry strokes on oily skin.   Fiona will re-evaluate how your skin has retained the pigment at your follow up appointment and make any changes necessary. 

Follow ups are normal for cosmetic tattoo procedures, with each new procedure requiring 2 visits. The initial procedure is followed by a follow up procedure if needed about 6-12 weeks later. 

 

When can I get Botox/fillers?

You can get Botox & fillers 4 weeks prior to your appointment or 4 weeks after your appointment. If you have had botox or fillers within 4 weeks prior to your booking please get in touch with us via fionathomsonstudio@gmail.com

 

Can I get cosmetic tattooing done if I have allergies?

If you have any allergies, please check with us prior to booking an appointment. We will provide you a list of ingredients of all products used.

 

Can I get a cosmetic tattoo if I have a history of keloid scarring?

No, we do not work on clients with a history of keloid scarring.

 

Can I get my eyebrows microbladed if they were previously tattooed?

Unfortunately no, we do NOT work on previously tattooed/microbladed eyebrows. Please contact us with any questions.

 

How many treatments are needed?

Two treatments are usually needed. treatments are done at least 6 weeks apart. Sometimes just one treatment is sufficient, but a touch-up appointment is offered at low cost if needed. With most procedures, the colour looks dramatically lighter after the first week. Some clients prefer this, while others opt for a bolder look. At the second treatment, Fiona will assess the colour retention and make adjustments as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly the first time, do not worry! We can always go darker and add more density at your next appointment.

 

How will I look immediately after? What is the healing process?

Your  new tattoo will appear darker and bigger than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Please view our aftercare section. 

 

Can I exercise after getting a cosmetic tattoo?

You must avoid working out for 7-10 days following your cosmetic tattoo appointment. Light exercising is allowed (minimal sweating), but you MUST clean the tattooed area with lukewarm water as soon as you are done exercising. The salt in the sweat will fade the pigment very quickly and give poor results.

 

Can I get tattooed if I am currently doing chemotherapy?

You must have been cleared by your doctor to get tattooed prior to starting chemotherapy, or once you are finished with the treatments.

 

Can I get tattooed if I am pregnant or breast feeding?

As a precaution to avoid any complications, we do NOT perform cosmetic tattooing on any person who is pregnant or breastfeeding.

 

Can I get tattooed if I am on Isotretinoin capsules (Roaccutane)?

No, you must have been off Isotretinoin capsules (Roaccutane) for at least 12 months.

 

Can I get tattooed if I use Retinol?

You MUST stop using Retinol 2 weeks prior to your appointment and avoid using it for the 2 weeks following your appointment.

 

Can I get tattooed if I have an iron deficiency?

You MUST be taking iron supplements 6 weeks prior to your appointment and 6 weeks following.

 

How old do I need to be get tattooed?

You must be 18 years old to get any cosmetic tattoo service. Photographic ID is required. We accept a valid passport or driving license. 

 

How can I book an appointment?

Booking can be made in the studio or through this website. Please refer to the booking pages for more information.

 

How much is the deposit?

A deposit is required to book an appointment. The deposit is non-refundable and goes towards the total amount of your appointment. Deposits will vary depending on the procedure being booked on our website. All cosmetic tattooing requires a minimum deposit of £50. 

 

Can I bring a friend/family member with me to my appointment?

Yes, you may bring a person with you to your appointment. Please be aware this person will not be permitted into the treatment room with you. They will be asked to wait in the reception area. Cosmetic tattoo procedures can last around 3 hours. 

 

Studio Policies

Our reschedule/cancellation policy is a minimum of 48 hours. Any no-shows or cancellations within 48 hours will forfeit their deposit and will be required to re-book a new appointment with new deposit of 50% of their procedure fee.

Any client 30 minutes or more late to their appointment, without prior notice, may impact scheduling and be forced to rebook their appointment. Please take into account travel time and parking to avoid being late for your appointment.

Cosmetic Tattoo - Semi_permenant Makeup - Body Piercing - Body Jewellery

118 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3DH

Tel: 0141 332 0338

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