Micro Skin Art TREATMENT
Teenzy Tatz are small (generally 1×1 to 2×2 in size), simplistic tattoo designs. We offer a wide variety of fun, cute and meaningful designs/images to choose from. People love Teenzy Tatz because they are small, discreet and easy to hide if needed. Teenzy Tatz may be small, but they can have a big impact and bring huge amounts of joy to those that get them. Email us for a free consultation. A consultation is needed to choose the design, size and location of your new Teenzy Tatz.
Teenzy Tatz Pricing
Teenzy Tatz are simplistic designs comprised of flawless outlines with minimal black & grey shading.
Small (1 X 1)
medium (2 x 2)
Large (3 x 3)
SPECIALIST MICRO SKIN ART TREATMENTS
PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
- For your new body tattoo design to heal with optimum results please refrain from any sun exposure two weeks prior to your appointment.
- Refrain from consuming any alcohol 24 hours prior to your procedure.
- Please make sure you have eaten and are fully hydrated…eat and drink plenty of water.
- Please refrain from any skin treatments such as laser and/or peels in the area of the tattoo two to four weeks prior to your appointment.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Since Teenzy Tatz are teenzy and simplistic…they generally take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. We use only the highest quality machines and needles to ensure the least amount of discomfort and skin trauma. With that said, feeling some discomfort during the tattoo is normal. Bleeding and slight swelling and/or inflammation is also normal for some.
- Once the tattoo is done you may feel what is described as a “sunburn” feeling in the area and that can last for 2 or 3 days.
- Once you leave the studio, your tattoo may continue to bleed and this is normal for some. The tattoo is a wound so it can also weep for the first couple of days. By weeping, we mean lymph/plasma. Please dab any weeping fluids off with a damp, clean paper towel. Dab and pat, DO NOT rub or scrub. If you see ink from your tattoo on the paper towel…don’t panic as this is normal. It is excess ink being secreted from the surface of the skin.
- To avoid stains, please use towels and bedsheets that are darker in tone and wear dark clothing.
CARING FOR YOUR PROCEDURE
- ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS DIRECTLY BEFORE WASHING OR APPLYING OINTMENT TO A FRESH TATTOO.
- Please keep your bandage on for 3 hours then it may be removed. If you feel the bandage is sticking to the tattoo, wet it with warm water and gently remove.
- Wash the tattoo with soap and warm water by making a lather in your hands. NO washcloths, towels or sponges on a fresh tattoo.
- Clean your new tattoo by using a gentle circular motion until all ointment and weeping fluids are cleaned off and rinse the tattoo with warm water thoroughly.
- Gently pat the area dry…no rubbing. Allow the area to completely dry out for 15 minutes.
- After the 15-minute dry time, apply a small amount of the ointment given to you by your Girlz Ink artist. Dab off any excess with a clean paper towel. DO NOT APPLY ANOTHER BANDAGE OR COVERING.
- Continue to wash your new tattoo once a day with soap and water, pat dry and always allow 15 minutes to completely dry out before reapplying the ointment.
- Continue to apply the ointment 2 to 3 times a day until all scabs have fallen off.
- A small amount of ointment only, too much ointment can suffocate the tattoo. We want the tattoo to be able to breathe.
- Please be mindful that your tattoo is a wound and just like any other wound, it is prone to dirt and bacteria which may cause complications or infection. Avoid unclean situations and direct contact with any surface.
- After 5 to 7 days or when peeling is complete, you may switch to a regular lotion. Make sure it is a FRAGRANCE-FREE lotion such as Lubriderm or Eucerin.
- If you notice any sensitivities, bumps or reactions to the ointment given to you by your artist or the lotion you switched to, please stop using immediately and wash the area with soap and warm water.
- Once all scabs fall off, the tattoo may have what we call a “milky” appearance. This is due to dead, dry skin still covering the new tattoo. It can take up to 6 weeks for your tattoo to completely heal and for the color to reach full vividness.
Important Do’s and Don’ts
- If you are a bath person, switch to showers for at least two weeks after your new tattoo.
- Always wash your hands before “handling” your new tattoo.
- Clean towels, sheets and clothes are a must to avoid any complications.
- While your tattoo is healing, wear loose and breathable clothing. No polyester or synthetic materials as these materials can suffocate the tattoo. Avoid bra straps and/or tight waste bands on the tattoo. Loose, non-restrictive, breathable clothing.
- DON’T PICK YOUR TATTOO. Do not pick at the scabs as this can cause loss of color and/or scarring. If the tattoo is itchy…just tap the area or ignore it.
- No Soaking your new tattoo for a minimum of three weeks. This means NO swimming or submerging your tattoo in water in any way, shape or form.
- Avoid direct sunlight for a minimum of three weeks and until your tattoo is 100% healed. This is very important.
- Once a tattoo is a good solid three weeks healed, we highly recommend applying at least a SPF 50 Sunblock on your tattoo whenever you are going to be exposed to sun and do this for the rest of your life. The sun is the biggest degrader of tattoos. It will cause damage to the tattoo, ruin the esthetic of the tattoo and decrease the longevity of the tattoo.
WHAT IS PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Permanent makeup is cosmetic tattooing which is a very specialized form of tattooing. There are many fancy marketing terms out there like “micro-pigmentation” for instance, it is still the technique of tattooing. It is the art and science of implanting pigment through the epidermal layer of the skin into the upper dermal layer of the skin. The epidermis is the outer layer of skin that is visible to all of us and is constantly shedding and renewing itself. Because we implant pigment through the epidermis and into the upper dermal layer, the color we have chosen for you will appear about 15 to 20% darker than what the healed and final result will be. When the color in the epidermis sheds you will see a lighter, softer version of the pigment through a thin veil of healed epidermal skin…this takes about 7 days. So be prepared…your procedure will look darker than you requested at first…then heal into the softer, lighter color you want.
WHAT IS MICROBLADING?
Microblading is a part of the Permanent Makeup industry. Microblading is the art of tattooing eyebrows by re-creating realistic hair strokes using a hand-held manual tool rather than a machine. It is still considered tattooing due to the fact pigment is being implanted through the epidermis and into the upper dermal layer. Realistic hair strokes can also be created equally as natural and beautiful with a machine…some call it machine microblading or nano strokes.
When a skilled and talented artist does a hair stroke eyebrow using a machine or with the microblading manual tool…you cannot tell the difference as they both heal into beautiful, realistic hair strokes for the client. The two clear differences between machine hair strokes and microblading hairstrokes, other than the device being used, is that the machine method does not cause as much trauma to the skin, and hair strokes done with the machine method will last longer.
IS IT REALLY SEMI-PERMANENT?
No, it is not semi-permanent. Some people will market permanent makeup or microblading as semi-permanent due to the fact it will fade in time. Body tattoos will also fade in time and yet they are not marketed as semi-permanent. Although permanent makeup, microblading and body tattoos will fade in time, it is there permanently until it decides to fade in its own unique time frame, and that length of time is different for everyone.
Once your procedure heals, there is no magically erasing it or removing it. As with regular tattoos, it can be lightened with saline or laser tattoo removal which can be a timely and costly procedure all in itself. So, it is permanent until it either naturally fades over time or you seek some form of lightening/removal procedure.
IS PERMANENT MAKEUP SAFE?
Yes. If your permanent makeup artist is highly trained, following all proper guidelines and sets high standards for themselves and their studio, then permanent makeup is safe. It is your responsibility to do your homework and ask questions. Below is just a few of the high standards practiced at the Girlz Ink Studio.
- The same strict sanitation and sterilization guidelines followed by doctors and hospitals are followed by all artists at the Girlz Ink Studio. We are in accordance with the Southern Nevada Health Department as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and OSHA. Sterility and cleanliness are our highest priorities…and performing beautiful work of course.
- All Girlz Ink Artists must take an industry regulated Blood Borne Pathogens course every two years.
- Brand new, single use, high quality sterile needles are used for each client and are properly disposed of after that client’s procedure in a regulation Sharps Container.
- All machine parts are one time use and disposable after each client procedure.
- Brand-new, high-quality nitrile gloves are new for each client and changed out during the procedure as needed.
- A new plastic bed sheet is used for each client that is properly disposed of after each client procedure.
- A brand new disposable apron is worn by all Girlz Ink Artists and disposed of after each client procedure.
- All appropriate areas in the room are cleaned with a hospital-level disinfectant after each client.
- Girlz Ink uses only high quality tools, pigments and products and practice the highest standard of sterility and cleanliness keeping both the artist and the client safe.
The possibility that you would have any allergies, reactions, or complications from these procedures, pigments or any products used during your procedure is extremely rare, especially with today’s health standard. It is important to follow all aftercare instructions provided by your Girlz Ink Artist to keep any of the risks mentioned at a minimum or non-existent.
ARE YOU LICENSED?
Yes. All artists at the Girlz Ink Studio are either a licensed Tattoo/Permanent Makeup Artist with the Southern Nevada Health Department (SNHD) or they are a part of our Apprenticeship program in accordance with the SNHD. The Girlz Ink Studio is subject to unannounced inspections by SNHD health inspectors and take great pride letting you know that we have received an “A” on every single inspection dating back to the inception of Girlz Ink in 2001.
DOES IT HURT?
In most cases, discomfort is minimal and tolerable. Here at the Girlz Ink Studio we use only the best and the strongest anesthetics allowed to us. They are specifically formulated for permanent makeup and they are safe. With the combination of the pre-numb along with the secondary anesthetic, discomfort for most is very minimal. With that said, there are some people who have hyper-sensitive skin, have a very low pain tolerance or do not anesthetize well and those clients may feel more discomfort than the average person.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
The time a procedure will take can vary from artist to artist as we all work a little bit differently. Generally speaking, eyebrows will take two to three hours. Eyeliner, depending on the style and thickness, will take two to three hours. Lips depending on the style will take two to three hours. Keep in mind these times quotes include client/artist discussions, the designing and drawing, the twenty-minute numbing time in addition to actually performing the procedure.
DO I HAVE TO SHAVE MY EYEBROWS OFF?
No, not at all. Hair makes our work look dimensional and more natural. Another fact to point out is that performing permanent makeup does not make your eyebrow hair or eyelashes fall out.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL?
It will appear visually healed in about seven days. Although it will appear visually healed in seven days, it will take an additional 4 to 6 weeks to be considered fully healed. This is why we wait a minimum of six weeks before doing any touch up appointments.
CAN I DRIVE MYSELF HOME AFTER GETTING MY EYELINER DONE?
Yes, most client can. Even those that may get some swelling and bruising can drive themselves home just fine. The exception would be if you take any medication before the procedure that can affect your driving…in that case, please arrange for a driver.
Day 4 – The peeling begins. The dark, outer color will start peeling off, revealing the softer, lighter color. Keep the brows moist but don’t overdo it.
Day 5-8 – The dark, outer color finishes peeling off. The color is lighter and softer, and the brows themselves are a little thinner. The color may have a grayish or ashy tone for a few days until the color clarifies. It could appear that you are missing color and have light areas at this time due to layers of dry skin over the new pigment. Give your eyebrows 3 full weeks to heal and for the color to fully bloom. Use ointment no longer than 10 days.
Absolutely NO pet grooming, gardening, dusting, or anything that causes dust, dirt and dander for a minimum of 72 hours. Waiting 5 full days is best. Wearing glasses outdoors is a good way to protect healing eyeliner. NO EXERCISING FOR 10 DAYS…NO EXCEPTIONS. DO NOT DO ANY ACTIVITY THAT CAUSES SWEAT IN THE AREA OF THE PROCEDURE OR YOUR FACE TO HEAT UP AND TURN RED. ABSOLUTLY NO LAKE ACTIVITIES. DO NOT GO TO THE LAKE OR BEACH. NO HORSEBACK RIDING, NO CAMPING OR RIDING ATVS. NO NOTHING OF THIS SORT. DON’T’ DO IT! STAY OUT OF THE SUN! KEEP IT PROTECTED AND KEEP IT CLEAN! TLC FOR YOUR NEW PROCEDURE.
During your healing process DO NOT expose your new procedures to chemicals, hot tubs, saunas, direct shower spray, hot water, salt water, chlorinated pools, lakes, or ponds. Direct sun exposure and tanning beds should be avoided indefinitely….both are counter-productive to the cosmetic procedure.
Absolutely NO topical makeup on the healing procedure(s) for a minimum of 5 days. Topical makeup is bacterial and your new procedures(s) need adequate time to heal to avoid irritation and/or infection. You may apply your makeup around the new procedure area but avoid applying ON the healing areas.
No tweezing or waxing the eyebrows for 10 full days. NO FACIAL, PEELS OR ANY OF THAT FACE STUFF FOR TWO FULL WEEKS!
Some tenderness, puffiness (even bruising), redness, and itching is quite normal for the tattoo healing process. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR SCRATCH the treated area as this could result in your color healing uneven, as well as the risk of scarring and infection.
Lastly….relax. Don’t worry about a thing. It’s just a tattoo that will lighten, soften and heal in a matter of days. Do exactly as I have advised you to do OR not to do and all heals well. Complications are extremely rare.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
How long your permanent makeup procedure lasts will depend on several different factors. It can last years for some people, while others will need to refresh their color annually. Although some clients will need to refresh their color annually, it is our experience that for most it will last much longer than that.
All permanent makeup, microblading and body tattoos will fade due to the exfoliation process which is the process of the epidermis continually shedding and regenerating itself. Permanent makeup will last longer for some and not as long for others due most importantly to lifestyle, health, and skin type. Some contributing factors that will accelerate fading are: sun exposure, using products that promote cell regeneration (Retin-A, Renova, Glycolics and Alpha Hydroxy Acids), extra oily skin which regenerates more rapidly, unhealthy skin, medications, and smoking.
WHY CAN'T PERMANENT MAKEUP LAST AS LONG AS TATTOOS?
There are a few reasons why permanent makeup typically will not last as long as a body tattoo. One reason is due to the type of pigment colors we use for permanent makeup. If we were to use those bright, vivid colors used in body tattoos, that would help with longevity. But we want our eyebrows to look soft and natural so we use pigments in shades of soft blondes, browns and taupe. Those more natural shades tend to fade faster than the bright, vivid colors. Sometimes a client will choose a brighter, more vivid color for their lip procedure and in that case…that color could last years and years.
The second reason is that we generally are not packing in a ton of solid color so it ends up looking like a sticker. It’s our goal to mimic the look of topical makeup and in order to do that we are careful with our color saturation. We don’t want our work to look like a tattoo…unless that’s what the client requests and once in a while we do get that request.
The third reason is we are tattooing the face and facial skin is way different than body skin. Facial skin is thinner, more vascular, its oilier and it has more pores. All these aspects particular to facial skin contribute to pigment fading faster. And consider this…our face, hence permanent makeup is exposed to all the elements, where body tattoos are often covered by clothing.
HOW MUCH DOES PERMANENT MAKEUP COST?
The cost of permanent makeup varies throughout the industry from very low all the way to very expensive. Here at the Girlz Ink Studio it was important to us that we set our prices fair and that they reflect the skill and talent of our artists. Please refer to our price list here
WHAT IS A TOUCH-UP, WILL I NEED ONE AND IS IT INCLUDED?
A touch-up is an appointment that is needed by some to complete the procedure process and end up with the desired finished result. The touch-up appointment is a fine-tuning session to make any adjustments that may be needed or desired to the shape, fullness, and color, and to go over any areas that may not have taken color well the first time.
Some clients will need a touch up and some clients will not. We cannot predict who will need one and who will not. It will take four weeks of healing to determine if a client needs a touch up due to some of the color not healing in and showing visible light spots. If all your color healed in, but you want to go darker or thicker than that would require a touch up. If all your color healed in nicely, you do not want to go darker or thicker…you are happy with the healed result…you would not need a touch up.
No, touch ups are not included in the initial price. The Girlz Ink Studio is a “pay as you go” studio. Not everyone needs a touch up so we do not include it in our initial pricing. Touch up fees are charged separately as needed. Touch ups are to be done 6 to 12 weeks after the initial procedure date in order to receive “touch up pricing”.
WHAT IS A COLOR REFRESH AND WILL I NEED ONE?
If you have made the decision to have permanent makeup done, then you will need periodic maintenance appointments to keep your eyebrows, eyeliner and lips looking fantastic. This is called a “Color Refresh”. A color refresh appointment is needed every 1-5 years after the completion of the initial procedure and/or any touch-up appointment(s) that may have been needed to complete the initial procedure. Some clients do require an annual Color Refresh with the majority of clients requiring one every two to three years. We have our Color Refresh fees listed here
WHO BENEFITS FROM PERMANENT COSMETICS?
Everyone and anyone who can identify with one any one of the following:
- Poor vision or just can’t see well to apply your makeup anymore.
- Allergies to topical makeup or skin sensitivities.
- People who wear contact lenses.
- An unsteady hand or poor motor skills due to Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, or stroke survivors.
- Loss of hair due to thinning or scars.
- People with busy lifestyles and hectic work schedules who want to look their best all day long without having to stop, check, and reapply their makeup due to smudging or smearing. Those of you whom after a busy day want to look great for your evening without having to do a darn thing.
- People who enjoy activities like working out at the gym, yoga, swimming, boating, hiking, biking, tennis, camping, etc., that are concerned with their eyebrows or makeup coming off. Some people even avoid activities such as these because of that concern. Through permanent makeup, we can give you the personal freedom you need to go do the activities you enjoy and look great doing it.
- People who have albinism. We have worked on many clients with this condition and the difference color and definition can make with permanent makeup is remarkable.
- People suffering from Trichotillomania. We have found this disorder to be prevalent mostly in young to middle-aged women. To those of you who struggle with this disorder, we can help you.
- Women who have had reconstructive breast surgery and now want their nipple and areolas tattooed back on. We do 3D Areola tattooing…we give the illusion of protrusion.
Permanent makeup can help many different people on many different levels or it can simply give you a few extra minutes in the morning (for some of you…many extra minutes in the morning). For some clients it’s life changing, while for others it’s a luxury and a matter of convenience. No matter what your reason for choosing permanent makeup…we will make sure it is one of the best decisions you have ever made for yourself.
DO YOU DO CORRECTIVE WORK AND CAN YOU FIX MINE?
Yes, we do corrective work and, in most cases, we can help you. Unfortunately, 40% of all our work is corrective work…turning bad work into good work. This is why it is so important to choose a talented, skilled, and experienced artist. The Girlz Ink Studio has an industry wide reputation of performing some of the most compelling and transformative corrections. If you have had permanent makeup or microblading done that you are dissatisfied with, please call or email the studio for a free consultation.
CAN YOU LIGHTEN MY BAD PERMANENT MAKEUP…CAN YOU MAKE IT GO AWAY?
Yes, we do saline pigment lightening here at the Girlz Ink Studio. The owner of Girlz Ink®, Teryn Darling is globally recognized and respected as the industry’s leader in this field. Along with thousands of artists all over the world, she has trained all the Girlz Ink Artists to be just as skilled and capable. If you have botched eyebrows, eyeliners, microblading, lips and small body tattoos…we can lighten them. We can often times lighten areas to the point it is no longer visible. Please refer to our price list
WHAT IF I JUST GOT MY EYEBROWS DONE YESTERDAY AND I HATE THEM?
Don’t worry we can help. Teryn Darling invented and developed the technique Emergency Removal®. Emergency Removal® can lift and lighten a freshly done pair of eyebrows before the pigment heals in the skin. It is of the utmost importance you get to us within 48 hours of the time you had the eyebrows done…the sooner the better. Emergency Removal® is saving faces. If you have had eyebrows tattooed in the last 48 hours and you don’t like them…call us…we can help.
If there is any questions you did not find the answer to here, please feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email, we are happy to talk with you.