Microblading vs Micropigmentation


So you'd like your brows feathered! You love the idea of not having to pencil them in anymore! You also want a natural looking feather brow, like REAL HAIRSTROKES - not a solid, filled in brow. Please read on...

You’ve heard the hype - the words "Microblading" or 'Brow Feathering" and it sounds like a great semi-permanent solution for your eyebrows. Well, it is! However you need to make sure you choose the right "Brow Feathering' procedure for our skin type. There are two types of brow feathering techniques available - "Microblading" and "Nano Strokes".

Here are the main differences:
MICROBLADING is performed with a hand tool made up of tiny blades that the technician uses to implant the hair stroke lines into the skin while implanting pigment at the same time. This is what creates the natural hair stroke look. Unfortunately it is not suitable for all skin types. If you don't have the correct skin type which most do not (normal skin), then this technique can heal with less than ideal results. If your skin is oily or combination with enlarged pores the microbladed hair strokes will often blur and heal a cooler colour.

Microblading also causes some trauma to the skin as the blade creates small cuts and slices to the skin. If you are lucky enough to have the correct skin type and receive perfectly healed results the first couple of times, then great!! However you may want to think about what the the long term blading is doing to the integrity of your skin

NANO STROKES is a very different procedure that is performed with a PMU Machine. This machine is similar to a traditional tattoo machine but designed for permanent make up and therefore is more gentle on the skin with less vibration. The cartridge gently taps the pigment into the skin repeatedly with a very fine nano needle. This causes minimal trauma to the skin yet implanting much more pigment and offering longer lasting results.

Machine tattooing is less intrusive to the skin than the act of slicing with a microblade. Nano Strokes is my preferred brow feathering option for most skin types as the end result is highly satisfactory across the board.

Nano Brows can last up to 2 years as opposed to Microblading which can fade and visually disappear at 6 months. Not only do Nano Brows last longer but they look cleaner, crisper and and wear much better.

So in a nutshell:
• Nano Strokes give you a beautiful natural looking feathered effect just like Microblading.
• Nano Strokes creates crisper, longer lasting hairstroke results
• Nano Strokes cause less trauma to the skin
• Nano Strokes are suitable to everyone (unless you have medium to dark pre-exising pmu tattoo which may require lightening prior).

I hope this information has shed some light on the differences between the two brow feathering techniques available. I am constantly researching and taking advanced training to always bring you the latest techniques and the best. I hold my clients skin integrity and long term results always at the forefront of my work.

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Connie on 0409193599.


Does eyebrow feathering and tattooing hurt?


You are interested in having your brows or lips tattooed but are wondering - WILL IT HURT?

First thing's first - I don't like pain, full stop! I could never expect my clients to undergo a procedure in pain. So I take necessary precautions to prevent this.

Second. Contrary to common belief - tattooing does not go very deep into the layers of the skin. We basically tattoo the upper dermal layer of the skin. So not deep at all. I get it - the tattooing happens to be on the face so that in itself presents a whole number of fears.

I use 2 types of topical anaesthetic. One is a cream based pre-numb which I use prior (and will give you more details on this upon booking) The other is a gel based anaesthetic that I use throughout the procedure. Both work extremely well. I have had clients tell me that it feels like a gentle scratching to the skin initially. As the procedure continues the y dont feel a thing. I have had clients fall asleep during their procedures, I mean nobody would snore on purpose, right?. While doing lip procedures etc. And afterward tell me that the pain level is about a 0-2. Ill be honest.

So if the idea of pain is stopping you - then please don't let it. Permanent makeup is a game changer and well worth it. Whether it be having your brows, liner or lips done - don't hesitate.

So what are you waiting for??

Sanitation during pmu procedures


At Ink Cosmetica (Eyebrow Feathering Melbourne) we practice strict infection control to protect everyone against blood-borne pathogens. Air-borne pathogens are usually a problem easing into the cooler months but especially during the current highly infectious climate.

Strict sanitation before and after every client is mandatory using hospital strength cleaning products.
• All our consumables used during each procedure are disposable single use items and are disposed of as hazardous waste.
• All tools and equipment used in eyebrow feathering, lip blush tattoo and eyeliner tattoo are sanitized accordingly before and after use.
• All our equipment is wrapped in barrier tape and that is disposed of immediately after each procedure.
• Everything is then sanitized with hospital grade chemicals.

So you can feel 100% comfortable that we will look after you during your cosmetic tattoo procedure.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, a temporary hold has been placed a ALL lip tattoo appointments until further notice.

The reason for this is that for all appointments during this time all clients will be provided with a mask to wear on arrival. I wear a mask as standard with every procedure all year round, but for now this requirement is in place (along with all my other standard infection control protocols) is to ensure the studio space is kept sanitary for everyone’s safety. Unfortunately this means lips cannot be tattooed while wearing a mask. Tis wont affect brow and eyeliner procedures. <Br />Thank you for understanding and I hope you still feel comfortable to support small local business during this time.

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Connie on 0409193599.