Ok so this is something I have been thinking about for a long time, and to be honest this has been getting worse and worse as I get older, like many things I might add haha.
I have been looking into eyebrow tattoos in Sydney, maybe Brisbane as I have never liked my eyebrows and I am sick to death of penciling them in every day! So to after Mary had her eyebrows done at a clinic called The Harley Clinic in Brisbane, I thought I would have a look at them in their Sydney practice.
I had a good look at the information on their website and they seem like they know what they are doing. Mary said that she visited four clinics to have a free consultation until she settled on this place so I trust what she is doing.
To be honest when Mary bought it up when she was down from Brisbane to stay, I had never heard of this before. So I did some research and found this really helpful video.
The thing that I found interesting is that they also call it permanent makeup but it is not permanent which I guess is a bit miss leading. Because the inks are not permanent they will fade or even change colour over the time they are in your skin.
What if I don’t like them… I did ask this question of Mary and she had asked the same question and they said that you can have them removed with a normal tattoo removal machine but it can cause them to spread when you go to remove them. It can also make them change colour because of the head that is generated during tattoo removal. Mary had a friend remove hers because she got them done when she was in Thailand. Personally I could not think of any place that would be worse to get your skin cut or injected with a cosmetic needle… yuck no thanks.
Looking into the ingredients of the inks they use and they are usually a natural pigment. They take solid colours and disolve them in solution. Typically they can include iron oxides, carbon, copper and other substances. The thing I found interesting is that some companies call their pigments organic but this has nothing to do with them being organically certified… I guess the food industry has trained us with their marketing.
I found these few before and after photos helpful
I did actually contact one clinic in Sydney to see what they charge. However one thig I found out is that the colours that each clinic use are not standardised. Why is this important, because I have the same skin tone as Mary and I love her colour so I though why not just go to the Harley Clinic in Sydney and get it done there, they said they use the same pigment in both clinics so I will be able to get exactly the same as Mary. Even though it is not “permanent” I don’t want to have a colour that I am not happy with, life is too short!
So a bit exciting to be looking into this, will update you once I have got round to having this treatment.
Lots of love