At Bumblebee Waxing, microblading is performed by a registered nurse. Please come 20 minutes prior to start of appointment time for numbing application.
Am I a good candidate for microblading
Microblading is a three (3) step process with a two (2) step procedure, 6 weeks apart
- Consultation (required)
- Construction of brow design/shape
- Microblading tattooing Procedure (final color desire decided then)
A consultation is required prior to scheduling the tattoo procedure. A $25 deposit is required and will be applied towards the cost of the procedure. The deposit is refundable if you are not a candidate or decide not to follow through with the procedure.
During consultation we will spend around 30 minutes collaboratively creating and deciding the shape that fits your face structure/features. Keep in mind finding the right shape, thickness and liking of your eyebrows is not like designing the dress/home/pinterest brows of your dreams, so please do not do hours of research and printing tons of pictures. Eyebrows are unique to each person and brows are sisters not twins.
Every single face has its own unique shape, contour and requirements. How cool is that!? With our knowledge and passion for brows, along with your ideas and collaboration we will determine the correct shape unique to you. #goteambrows
We do want you to spend your energy to determine that you are 100% sure about permanent cosmetic tattooing being the best fit for you and that you are open to suggestions from a licensed professional while choosing the look you’ll love, okay we will also accept 99.9% : ). This is why we offer/require the pre-consultation that will cover our plan to meet your expectation and reality and before you come in for the procedure.
Synopsis on Consult (pre-brow tattoo)
As discussed above, all appointments require a consultation prior to the tattooing procedure, this will not occur on the same day as the procedure. We want to allow you the time needed to make this decision. During the consultation we will share the entire process. What microblading is, what shape/size it could/would be, what to expect and do prior, during and after the first session. We also explore possible color choices and desires.
Please come in make-up free but with your eyebrows filled in how you would shape them at home. To be clear no eyeshadow, no foundation, no powder. Mascara and drawn on brows are acceptable.
Our goal, dream and desire is to give you the best results fathomable. That’s why we require the pre consultation and do not allow same day booking. This is a long term commitment. We take it seriously.
IMPORTANT: We do require a $25 deposit that will be refunded or credited towards your first procedure upon arrival. We have a STRICT one (1) week cancellation policy, if “life happens” and you cancel within that one (1) week, you will forfeit your $25 deposit. So please no sad emojis nor hateful #’s.
You can make your deposit two simple ways:
- During your online scheduling you would select Microblade deposit then follow prompts to pay online
- Add a credit card to our secure system and we will do the rest for you.
NEXT: Some FAQ”S
What the heck is involved in determining the shape (drawing them on)?
The custom drawing (shape) will give you a pretty accurate idea of how your eyebrows will look when the procedure is finalized. Sometimes it is hard to truly visualize the final shape so some trust fall will be required and that is A-OK. We can handle the pressure.
During this time we will, as a team (you and I) will determine your shape: thickness, where your arch will be and height, where your brow starts and ends, what color options work for you skin tones: overtones and undertones. Many things we take into consideration. Again, long term relationship.
We want to be on the same page and have both parties be content with the final decision. This is a no “I” in team situation. In the end we are the licensed professional and have the final decision but this is your body, face and life so we must work together. We are not asking you to be critical and have strong opinions but we are asking for your input. #healthyrelationship
The actual procedure: CosmeticTattooing
So you’ve made it past the preliminary consult and we’ve arrived at the BIG day.
The last step to “growing” brows! You’ll arrive, on time of course : ) and the first thing we will do is apply pre-numbing cream to the area ( 5% lidocaine for those who must know)
While you are “marinating”, we will complete the intake/release form. We will go over the fine details, like what to expect after (emotionally & physically) emotional emoji chart included (insert an emoji here), home care, do’s and don’ts, schedule your follow up 6 week appointment, answer any final questions, concerns, take joy in your excitement and woes. We call this the golden opportunity moment. So respectfully, please DO NOT hesitate to ask and this is the time to share thoughts, concerns, joys or fears. Heck, print out questions prior to coming in.
Top questions asked:
Does it hurt and how scared should I be?
Depending on your pain tolerance, the procedure may be painless, or you may feel minimum discomfort. On pain scale, 0 being nothing at all and 10 being the worst pain you can imagine, it is a 3/10. Some areas hurt more than others, some none at all. Some parts sting some do not. It’s all relative to you. Just like your brows being unique, so is your reaction.We also recommend bringing in some headphones. During the procedure you will hear velcro sound and some people really dislike that sound : )
Please note, you are always free to opt out of pre-numbing. We understand we carry different believes/views. We do however use a different, quick acting numbing pain reliever after the procedure has started, it contains epinephrine so please let us know if you have an allergy to it (we will ask in advance)
How long will it take once we get started?
This step “usually” takes about an hour to an hour and a half. During this time we will work with you laying down on a super comfy massage table and at some point during process we will have you sit up to view it straight on (eyes open and closed). We will show you (if you prefer) and ask your opinion, we’ll possibly ask your opinion on where future strokes where go, so expect this a few times during the process. Up, down, up down…. : )
How often do I need to come back in?
This is a permanent procedure, however since it does not go as deep as a “permanent” tattoo, you can expect to return once a year for touch ups on strokes. Some strokes will last longer than other strokes created. We will also cover oily skin folks vs. not oily skin folks and results based on that. So it is a loaded question with a unclear answer so to the best of our experience and our fellow mentors you can expect a visit to us once per year or here and there as needed.
Will I need to still fill in my brows?
Microblading creates small hair like strokes, a very natural look. We find some of our guests still like to fill in their eyebrows when they want more drama to the eyebrow. The biggest thing they share is that that they do not mind because it’s so easy to fill them in since they have a frame/shape to follow
Does it cause scarring?
Any kind of tattoo creates micro scarring however touch ups are every 1-3 years, on average yearly so this is allowing the skin to heal. Keep in mind we are organic canvases and everyone responds differently. We always evaluate if the skin is strong and healthy enough to take on this procedure
What if I have zero brows? What if I have brows but want to tweak them?
No problem at all. We get to create the brow of your dream together.
How do I know what color is best for me?
We will go over this in the consult and again day of the procedure. We will look at different cosmetic pigment choices together, we can even match those grey, salt and pepper brows, blondies, red heads, dark brows. We can customize this for you. We use a high quality, top certified pigment line. We have also taken multiply cosmetic pigment courses.
What does it cost?
It is a two step process, 6-8 weeks apart and it is $500 for both sessions. The yearly touch up is $250. If you had microblading completed some where else and wanting your touch up session we will need to complete a
We are a licensed tattoo establishment, we have our individual tattoo licenses and Amber who performs the procedure is a registered nurse. The major risk is the risk for infection. We will educate you on the home care routine during the healing process. In the studio we use all one time use disposable tools.
What if my brows are asymmetrical?
We will definitely discover this during the consult and there are a few ways to attack this. We will chat all about the couple options there are
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Much Love to you and your future brows