Krista Leann, eyebrow expert and entrepreneur. Certified and experienced in semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing. The manual method of micro-pigmentation has become very popular all around the world in the past few years.
Cosmetic tattoo studio located in beautiful Thousand Oaks, California. My mission is to provide a high quality experience in a comfortable and professional atmosphere. I take pride in the meticulous and detailed process of tattooing realistic hair strokes one by one to create the illusion of fullness.
1655 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite 201 Thousand Oaks CA, 91360
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Monday through Friday, 9:30am-5pm.
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.No show/Cancellation Policy: No shows or cancellations less than 48 hours before an appointment will result in a $75 rescheduling fee and loss of deposit.
What is microblading?
Microblading is the process of implanting color pigment beneath the surface of the skin by a small, sterile disposable needle to produce the appearance of fuller eyebrows or to enhance the natural features of the face. A well-designed and groomed brow can instantly give lift and emphasis to the eyes, giving a more youthful appearance.
CAN I GET A COSMETIC TATTOO IF I'M PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING?
As a safety precaution, I cannot tattoo pregnant or nursing mothers. I do look forward to serving you once it is safe to do so!
DOES MICROBLADING HURT?
I use a very effective anesthetic before we begin the procedure. It is my goal to make the client as comfortable as possible with each service. Even with that in mind, every client has a different level of pain tolerance. While there may still be a level of discomfort, it is typically minimal.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY APPOINTMENT?
We will agree on the most complimentary shape, color, thickness, and density that you wish to have. We will then continue with the procedure. Optimal results are always the goal. However, there is no guarantee of any specific outcome being how this will vary with each person. New appointments take about two hours and touch-up appointments take about one hour and half.
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY EYEBROW TATTOO APPOINTMENT?
Feel free to bring in any photos that show the shape and color you'd prefer. You may also come in with your eyebrows filled in as you normally would do, and we can use that as reference for color and shape. If you regularly wax, shape, thread or tint your eyebrows, please do so at least three days before your procedure in order to reduce the likelihood of sensitive or irritated skin during the appointment.
WHAT SHOULD I NOT DO BEFORE MY EYEBROWS TATTOO APPOINTMENT?
Please do not take any blood thinning medications (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naicin, fish oil, etc) within 24-48 hours of your appointment. Excessive bleeding can cause the pigment not to take. Alcoholic beverages should not be consumed the night before, of the day of the appointment. Please avoid the sun and tanning bed exposure 30 days before, and 30 days after your procedure.
WHAT FACTORS CAN AFFECT MY COSMETIC TATTOO?
Sun exposure can cause the pigment to fade quicker, so sun block is recommended in prolonging your enhancement. The regeneration of skin cells will also affect how long the pigment holds. The longer the regeneration takes, the longer the pigment will hold. The slower your skin absorbs the pigment, the longer the pigment will hold. Your choice of color will also have an affect. For example, blonde color will fade quicker than a dark brown color. Any bleeding during the procedure will also reduce the amount of pigment absorption.
HOW WILL I LOOK IMMEDIATELY AFTER MY PROCEDURE?
Once the procedure is completed, your semi-permanent makeup will appear much darker and more intense than it will once it has healed. Redness and swelling during the procedure are very rare occurrences and will require no down time after the procedure is complete. Cosmetic tattoos take anywhere from 7-10 days to heal. No makeup, facial soaps or lotions on the tattooed areas for those 7-10 days in order to keep the area from getting infected, irritated, or cause the pigment to fade any more than it already will. The pigment tends to fade anywhere from 30% to 40% for eyebrows, they will also soften and fade as they heal. Cosmetic lip tattoos fade anywhere from 50-60%.
HOW LONG DOES COSMETIC TATTOOING LAST?
Cosmetic tattoo treatments are considered semi-permanent, and will not wash off. However, the natural exfoliation of our skin will cause it to fade over time. Touch ups are standard for cosmetic tattoos. This is why we include one complimentary touch up with your eyebrow appointment. Necessary touch ups thereafter will vary from person to person.
HOW WILL MY COSMETIC TATTOO LOOK IN THE FUTURE?
During your appointment, we will closely look at your skin's undertone to anticipate how the pigment color will look in the future. We will also mix pigments to ensure color remains in the same tone. The majority of our clients' cosmetic tattoos stay true to color. There are some cases in which colors may fade to different tones due to an individual's response to certain pigments. At your touch up appointment, we will re-analyze how your body has responded to the initial color, and arrange a special formula alteration to correct the color in effort to prevent further color change in the future.
Lastly about microblading...
We CANNOT guarantee results for anyone. There is one complimentary touch up included for microblading, but some people require an additional touch to achieve the desired result, and will be charged accordingly. Microblading is not intended to replace makeup but to enhance ones natural brow and beauty.
CAN I GET MICROBLADING IF I HAVE BEEN TATTOOED/MICROBLADED BEFORE?
Yes. BUT it is a case by case scenario and we reserve the right to turn down an appointment with you if we think that you are not a good candidate. In some cases, previous work can be too dark, dense, or discolored for us to be able to properly serve you. Previously tattooed areas and cover-ups will almost always require additional touch-ups for best results, which may require additional costs.
If you are previously tattooed please email us a clear and bright photo of your previous tattoo so we can evaluate and jointly decide the best way to move forward. Emails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY EYEBROWS?
Day 1-10: Gently rinse your brows with warm water & mild soap. Use finger tips only. No scrubbing. Allow skin to completely dry & then reapply almond oil. Once it dries, it will keep your tattoo from anything irritating it.
AVOID THE FOLLOWING FOR 10 DAYS OR UNTIL HEALED:
NO SWIMMING POOLS
NO ITCHING, PICKING, SCRUBBING
Avoid heavy workouts, hot yoga, heavy sweating.
Avoid Neosporin, vitamin e, coconut oil, aloe vera or anything that has anti bacterial properties as these things can pull pigment out of skin.
Do not use products containing AHA's on or near pigmented areas including glycolic, or lactic acids or Retin A products as they will cause the color to fade.
To keep your brows looking their best after they are healed, use a broad spectrum sun block to pigmented area.
**Please note that in the first 6 weeks the amount of pigment that you notice fades varies from client to client. You may feel like you are losing too much color; please be advised that the skin regenerates the pigment and the healing process can in some cases hide the strokes completely. You must allow the full healing time of weeks to see the true color.
The microbladed area will appear around 40% darker and bolder during the initial healing process. In the first week you will begin to see the area soften and the color will start to lighten while healing. The strokes may become itchy and flaky during
the first two weeks. You may experience redness and swelling up to 48 hours following. This is normal.
Day 1-2 “I LOVE MY BROWS”
Day 3-5 “Oh, no! They look too thick & too dark”
Day 5-10 “UGH!! My brows are scabbing & they are flaking off!”
Day 10-14 “Crap! Where did my brows go??”
Day 14-28 “Okay, there they are, but still look patchy.”
Week 6-8 (After touch up) “Aww, they're beautiful. I love them."