Arrowhead Tattoo specializes in several forms of permanent cosmetics including microblading, eyeliner and freckle tattoos. Our technician and shop owner, Anna Sica, has been in the industry for over ten years and has studied with Audrey Glass in Los Angeles, from the famous Studio Sashiko brow studio. Her specialty is natural, subtle and beautiful permanent cosmetics that elevate her clients appearance.
What is Microblading?
Microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing that creates hairlike strokes to fill in sparse or thinning brows. It is used to even out the brows, correct the shape, or simply add density.
Carefully applied with a small, sterile, and disposable needle, the result is waterproof, hassle-free, and natural looking eyebrows that will last 1-2 years depending on how well they are cared for.
Specialized instruments allow your microblading professional to place color into the layer of skin known as the dermis. Because the outermost layer of skin, the epidermis, is always shedding and renewing itself, you are looking at the color through a thin veil of skin. When a procedure is first completed, the color will appear darker than the final result. The color in the top layer will flake off during the healing process lightening the overall effect.
Permanent eyeliner can be anything from a soft haze to a darker, more defined effect. With this procedure, you always wake up looking your best. This is the perfect answer for those with allergies, contacts, eye problems or difficulty applying makeup.
Does it hurt?
Although pain sensitivity varies, the application of permanent cosmetics involves minor discomfort. Topical anesthetics are used during the procedure to make sure you feel comfortable. The procedures range from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
How long will your makeup last?
Permanent cosmetics lasts a long time, but not forever. As you become accustomed to you new makeup it's not uncommon to want more. You will want to freshen up your new makeup every couple of years. The darker the color the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. Natural, delicate colors are oftentimes more vulnerable to the effects of the sun and breakdown by the body's natural exfoliation.
Great reasons for permanent cosmetics:
1. Convenience. You just need more time
2. Sensitive skin or allergies
3. You wear glasses or contact lenses
4. Arthritis or painful hands
5. Difficulty applying makeup or you don't like the way it smears or disappears
6. You'd like more defined or pronounced brows, lips or eyes
7. Active, outdoor lifestyles
8. If you like a natural "no makeup" look
9. Hair loss from alopecia, chemotherapy or cosmetic surgery
Length of each procedure:
Eyebrow: 2 hrs
Eyeliner: 1.5 hrs
Touch up: 1.5 hrs
Consultation: 30 minutes
Eyeliner Upper Only: $300
Eyeliner Upper and Lower: $400
Touch-up within 6 months: $75
Touch-up within 24 months: $150 and up
Eyebrow Microblading: $375
Touch-up within 6-12 weeks: $50
Eyebrow Touch-up within 12 months of your last appointment: $250
Touch-up between 12-24 months: $375