At Erica's Cosmetic tattoo in Kingston, Canberra, all Cosmetic Tattoo treatments are carried out by Erica herself. She is a registered member of the Australian Cosmetic Tattoo Association. Trained in the distinguished Golden Eye cosmetic tattooing technique in Finland, Erica specialises in creating cosmetic tattoos for the brows, lips and eyes that are natural-looking and specifically suit and compliment your individual features.
This internationally recognised method uses very fine and exact drawing techniques providing exceptionally natural results. As an example, eyebrows are created by drawing each hair individually (feathering technique) instead of creating two solids; the result is subtle and natural, even with no make-up applied.
Erica combines her technical knowledge with an in-depth understanding of skin and facial anatomy and makeup industry techniques, from her professional makeup artist background.
Due to this experience, Erica is exceptionally talented in working with more challenging cosmetic tattoos - such as neutralising pigmented lips, colour correcting brows that have turned pink, purple of ashy over time or after laser tattoo removal. She can also tackle 'tough' skin that other artists may have struggled to retain the ink in.
Advanced Cosmetic Tattooing by Erica
Cosmetic Tattoo is perfect for those requiring their features enhanced, those who suffer from poor eye sight or shaky hands, cosmetic allergies or those who can not wear makeup due to their work or hobbies. It suits anyone who always wants to look their best with little or no effort. Cosmetic Tattoo can semi permanently enhance lip lines, eye lines or the eyebrows.
Within the procedure, pigment is applied using a small sterile needle to distribute colour under the surface of the skin. Erica's Cosmetic Tattoo only uses proven safe and high quality pigments, such as Permablend and Nouveau Contour.
The length of time the results will last, is contingent on many factors including skin type. Oily skin has a rapid metabolic and cell turnover rate, and usually causes the result to fade faster than comparable drier skin. On average the results last for approximately 1.5 years (fair eyebrows) to 6 years (black eyeliner).
In preparation for enhancing the lips and eyebrows, Erica draws a sketch on the area to ensure suitable and desired colour and shape. It is not necessary to remove any existing eyebrow hair before this point. The procedure takes about 1-2 hours depending on size and depth of colour of the treatable area. Immediately after the procedure, the skin is usually slightly swollen, and the result is darker than the final result. It takes up to one week for the colour to settle and during that time it will slightly lighten.
The desired result is usually achieved within 2 applications (included in cost). The follow up appointment should be scheduled within 5 to 8 weeks after the initial application. Cosmetic Tattoo is a safe but not a fully painless process, however a topical anaesthetic is used throughout the entire procedure. After the procedure, the treated area may be slightly swollen for up to one to three days, depending on the skin type.
Below are some examples of cosmetic tattooing carried out by Erica.
Examples of Cosmetic tattoo carried out by Erica
Cosmetic Tattoo Home care
After the treatment make-up application to the treated area must be avoided for three days. For the duration of a week, please avoid swimming, steaming the face, tough cardio, sun beds and sun bathing. It is also strictly forbidden to scratch and touch the treated area with your fingers as this will lift the ink out of the skin. It is very important to keep the pigmented area moisturised at all times during the first week post application.
Erica is a qualified CIDESCO (Internationally recognised) beauty therapist, certified in the advanced Goldeneye micro-pigmentation method with over 10 years of experience in this field. Erica is a member of the Australian Cosmetic Tattoo Association, and enjoys learning the latest techniques the industry has to offer, and keeping her knowledge current.