Permanent Makeup is NOT what it used to be many years ago, please read the following information before considering an appointment at Pinup Ink.
Permanent makeup does not replace your at home makeup completely, it's meant to enhance your natural features and help compensate your everyday routine.
Pinup Ink goes for a sterile medical office environment, but with a fun spin on it! This requires the investment in high quality disposable equipment, which most definitely costs more, but client safety is priceless!
YES permanent makeup is an investment, but once you are a client at Pinup Ink, it actually PAYS OFF to have it done in the long run! The annual pricing is there, but broken down the maintenance is much less than repetitive waxes, laminations, tints, buying and using makeup pencils/lipsticks, walking around with no proper shaping- or you can wake up with a perfect face card DAILY! It's a no brainer!
With that being said, there is an $800 introductory rate to have any style of brows or lips done, then $400 top up sessions as time goes on within a 1-6 months time frame until satisfied with your results. This means if the client wants a whole new shade or style, it's coming right up! When talking about lips, this is actually less maintenance, less cost and more powerful than lip injections if you really think about it. Even once the 1-3 years go by, you will receive Pinup Loyalty Pricing to essentially completely redo the tattoo, and you're back to perfection! Each session you receive at Pinup Ink also includes an aftercare kit and post care instructions to ensure safe healing every time.
Permanent makeup is not a one and done thing. Modern day styles are supposed to fade out so new ink can be deposited into the skin. We're also going for natural work here, not your Grandma's cosmetic tattoo. (Sorry Grandma!) You will need touch-up sessions roughly every 1-3 years. SPF IS YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND! (If very oily skin, expect potential fading more often. Lips you can also touch up more often if you're a fun one and like to switch it up or pump up the juice!) At the end of the day, when it comes to strokes in particular, they are not real hairs, and ink is still ink therefore it can shift or fade away, and potentially discolor. Touch-up sessions are actually very important and should not be taken lightly, especially if the client wishes to keep the tattoo looking very natural for years to come. This includes but not limited to color correction, shape enhancement, further detail, etc.
Kati has been Microblading specifically for a long time now. It's a beautiful and life changing technique with it's hair strokes. Here at Pinup Ink we LOVE Microblading and Kati still offers it like many other artists because the technique and tools have come SO far, and the procedure is painless these days, but she is just more SELECTIVE on who it's performed on due to experience. You MUST have proper skin & hair flow to obtain this style to ensure a proper result. Kati will decide at your session which tools are appropriate for the job. Pinup Ink now offers hair strokes with a machine as an alternative option for ALL skin types/ages. There is also a pinup brow or powder brow done with a machine, which many believe it will look more tattooed, but upon healed they come to find it is a beautiful touch of soft makeup. Please do trust that permanent makeup technology has come such a long way, and every technique is beautiful!
Kati has been tattooing in general for nearly 7 years! If you have had your brows done at any shops she has previously worked at, and they are now potentially a discolored shade or a bit oversaturated (it happens as we grow, thank you for the endless support), you may contact Pinup Ink to seek removal options. If you wish to have your brows redone you will still receive Pinup Loyalty Pricing, and you will also receive 50% off your first touch-up session. (Reminder! This offer is ONLY for those who have had their brows done by Kati in the past.)
Results aren't always guaranteed, just as much as any cosmetic procedure on the market, despite it being tattooing. Permanent makeup is not only an art, but more importantly a science and definitely not a "one size fits all." We are both only human, please allow at least two sessions before proper judgement.
This brings us to PRECARE & AFTERCARE. These two very important factors WILL affect your end results. Permanent makeup is a form of tattooing, therefore it is a wound and needs to be cared for like one. Any directions that are not followed properly will result in either having to reschedule your session or needing an additional session at your expense.
Last but not least, with the permanent makeup industry increasing at an exponential rate, along comes many untrained artists out there with lack of education when it comes to proper microblading/tattooing knowledge. Keep in mind this is your face, as well as a form of permanency! This alone should make your decision on choosing an artist that much more important!