Cosmetic tattooing, also referred to as semi-permanent makeup or micropigmentation, is the process of implanting colour pigment beneath the surface of the skin by means of tiny, sterile, disposable needles to produce the appearance of hair strokes, makeup, or to enhance the natural features of the face.

The purpose of cosmetic tattooing is to enhance the natural features of a client. Cosmetic tattooing is softer and subtler – it is meant to be a natural-looking enhancement. Body tattoos use ink while cosmetic tattoo procedures involve pigments. These pigments are designed to gently fade over time. Fading is desired as it allows the artist to make changes to colour and shape over the years as client’s natural colouration and facial changes occur.

A highly-effective, topical anaesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during your procedure. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure. Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure. If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anaesthetic used during the treatment will not last as long. If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure.

You MUST be 18 years or older to receive a tattoo service at Parvaneh Cosmetic Studio.

As a precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.

Cosmetic tattoo treatments will not wash off; however, they will fade over time and may need to be refreshed every 1-2 years. Frequency of sessions depends on several factors including: the pigment colour used (lighter colours fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure), and if any chemical peels meet treated areas. Please note that final results CAN NOT be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. We will re-evaluate how your skin has received the pigment at your second session and make any changes necessary. Multiple sessions are normal for cosmetic tattoo procedures, with each new procedure requiring a minimum of 2 visits. Your second session can be booked no sooner than 2 months after the initial appointment. Additional sessions will be charged according to our current pricing.

For most clients, a minimum of two treatments are usually needed, at least 4-5 weeks apart. With most procedures, the colour looks dramatically lighter after the first week. Some clients prefer this, while others opt for a bolder look. At the second session, we will assess the colour retention and make an adjustment as necessary. Everyone heals differently and at different rates. If your cosmetic tattoo does not heal perfectly after the first session, do not worry! We can always go darker and add more density at your next appointment. 🙂

Sun exposure: The sun will extremely soften the look of your tattoo, so sunblock should be used (once healed) to prolong your enhancement.

The speed at which the skin absorbs the pigment: The slower the absorption, the longer the pigment will hold.

The choice of colour: Some colours fade quicker than others, e.g. a blonde colour will fade quicker than a dark brown colour. The area of treatment: Enhancements to the face, for example, fade more quickly due to constant exposure.

Bleeding during the procedure: Any bleeding during the tattooing procedure will reduce the amount of pigment absorption. Alcohol and certain medications act as blood-thinners and should not be taken prior to and following your appointment.

Aftercare: Failure to follow the aftercare diligently during the first 2 weeks of healing can contribute to less than desired results. For example, sweating during healing can affect the appearance of the hair strokes when fully healed.

Iron Deficiency: If you suffer from Anemia or low iron this could affect the way your body reacts to the pigment. The pigment used contains iron oxide which can result in the hair strokes to fade or change in hue due to your body absorbing the iron.

If you have an ideal shape and colour in mind, bring a few reference photos with you to your appointment. You may fill in your eyebrows as you normally would so we can take into consideration the shape you desire. If you regularly get your eyebrows shaped, waxed, threaded or tinted, please do so at least 3 days before your appointment. If there are any stray hairs that fall outside of our final shape, we can remove them. If you plan to go on a vacation, it is recommended to plan your trip a minimum of 14 days after the procedure. We require our clients to avoid any blood thinning medication for a minimum of 72 hours prior to their appointment. This includes Vitamin E, Aspirin, Niacin, fish oil supplements, and Ibuprofen. Do not drink any alcohol the night before and day of your appointment and limit the amount of caffeine you consume. If you have been on prescription Accutane in the past, you MUST wait at least one year before considering this procedure. It is highly recommended that you avoid SUN and TANNING BED exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the pigment with it.

Your semi-permanent makeup will appear darker and more intense than expected for the first few days. This will gradually lighten during the complete healing process. Redness and swelling is minimal. Please view our detailed aftercare instructions here.

We have detailed aftercare instructions listed here. It is highly beneficial to follow these instructions to ensure a comfortable healing process and to achieve the best results.

During your appointment, we will analyse your skin’s undertone to anticipate how pigment colours will fade in the future. We will also mix pigments to ensure colour blends well with your existing eyebrow and hair colour. Most our clients’ cosmetic tattoos stay true to colour and lighten naturally over time. There are some cases, however, where colours may fade to different tones according to the individual’s response to the pigments (like lifestyle and iron deficiencies). Many factors affect these changes. At your next appointment, we will re-analyse how your body has responded to the initial colour. Special formula alteration to correct the colour and to prevent further colour change is made now. Your eyebrow tattoo will eventually look softer and have more of a “powdered” look. This happens with all clients as the skin ages. To keep your hair strokes looking good, a refresher appointment is suggested every 1 to 2 years. Results vary with each client.

  • A good sunscreen should be applied daily AFTER healing and is required to help keep colour true. As with any tattoo, sun exposure will make the colour soften faster.
  • Fading speed depends on your skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure, pigment colour used, broken capillaries, and if any chemical peels were done after your procedure.
  • If you are planning a chemical peel, laser treatment or other medical procedure, please inform the technician that you have had a cosmetic tattoo. Careful application must be taken to avoid affecting the tattooed area.
  • If you have extremely oily skin, the hair stroke eyebrow technique will NOT work well for you. The constant production of oil will cause the hair strokes to heal with a diffused, softer look. Your result will look more powdered than you would expect.
  • If you have little to no existing hair, tattoo will appear more 2-dimensional than those clients who have more hair naturally.
  • If you are a frequent smoker, your pigment may fade sooner.
  • If you are iron deficient or Anemic, your pigment may fade sooner and bleeding/ bruising may occur during and after the procedure.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have had your eyebrows previously tattooed we cannot guarantee results for cases such as these. In some instances where the previous work is too dark, dense, discoloured, or large, tattoo removal will be highly recommended before our services will be considered. Previously tattooed areas will almost always require additional sessions and will be charged accordingly. Some special cases may be considered. Please send us photos PRIOR to booking so that we can ensure that your brows are workable at this time. Failure to do so could result in the loss of deposit. Please contact us with any further questions. We can be reached at hello@parvanehcosmeticstudio.co.nz

Absolutely! We pride ourselves on having an immaculate and sterile studio space. We only use single use, disposable needles and supplies. This means that each set-up for each new client is discarded safely afterwards. Each of our stations are thoroughly disinfected before opening and after each procedure throughout the day.

Thank you for choosing Parvaneh Cosmetic Studio! We look forward to working with you to create the perfect cosmetic tattoo for your unique facial features. First, here’s a few tips on how to prepare for your new ink before visiting the studio. Note that we often experience high appointment volumes and may close our books for periods of time. We appreciate your support and patience.

Appointments can be made via our online booking system. Please book your first appointment using our booking system for all services. Touch-up appointments can be scheduled by emailing hello@parvanehcosmeticstudio.co.nz or booking page and select the second treatment. To respect the time of an artist non– refundable deposit is required to schedule and secure your appointment and is deducted from the total price. This deposit is to ensure that you are committed to undergoing a cosmetic tattoo. If you cancel or miss your appointment, you will forfeit your deposit. Please email hello@parvanehcosmeticstudio.co.nz or call 0210460415 if you need to reschedule or change your appointment time 48 hours’ notice.

Due to recent side effects experienced by clients who are in between COVID-19 vaccine doses, we ask that any new or returning clients ensure they have completed both doses BEFORE booking an appointment. Several clients who are in between doses have experienced excessive swelling and symptoms similar to an allergic reaction. If you are scheduled for an appointment but are awaiting a second dose please contact us immediately to reschedule. Clients must wait a minimum of two weeks after their final dose.

We accept CASH, VISA CARDS, DEBIT CARDS, LAY BAY. All available when pay in Studio.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid- 19 we are NOT accepting cash at this time.

On your appointment day, we ask that you come prepared to be as relaxed as possible for the duration of your cosmetic tattoo. Eat a light snack 20 to 30 minutes before arriving. Not drink coffee. Wear relaxed clothing that you can sit and lay down in for an extended period of the time. Not using the cellphone during the treatment. 

Consultation & Parvaneh cosmetic studio: (30 min) This is the opportunity to meet with director to create a plan for your tattoo. As artist, we will work with you to design your custom cosmetic tattoo to highlight your natural features. Parvaneh cosmetic studio includes not only the shape outline, but also each individually hand- drawn hair stroke. From there, we choose a pigment match based on your skin tone and hair colour. We’ll also discuss care and healing during this time.

Numbing: (30 min) Prior to the procedure, a topical anaesthetic (Phenylephrine 0.02%) is applied. We also layer an additional numbing agent during the tattooing to increase your comfort.

Tattooing: (Duration depends on service) we will carefully implant pigment to mimic the appearance of natural hair, freckles within the designed shape.