What to expect

 

Welcome to Miss Shannons' Studio, located inside Body Piercing Unlimited & Tattoo on 5th, located directly across from the Fifth Avenue mall.

 

Please read through the list of contraindications thoroughly.

Please note that ANY stimulants, ANY blood thinners still in your system will automatically cancel that days appointment and require reschedulingThese substances all greatly affect the outcome and results of permanent cosmetic services directly. If this happens, you will be charged a fee for the time you were scheduled for. 

Parking is available all around, many clients are happy with street parking, usually a spot can be found in front of the Tattoo Studio. Some choose to use the parking lot to the side of the building, and others prefer the covered parking garage on C street & 5th avenue. 

Complimentary 30 minute consultations are required and booking is handled through the automated system on this website. 

 

Permanent cosmetic and Microblading services my be booked at the time of consultation, whether in person, or over the phone if you're coming in from out of town.  A Non-Refundable deposit of half the service cost will be due at time of booking.  


Microblading and PMU appointments are two hours long, from walking in to walking out. You will be welcomed with water or calming herbal tea and a small optional snack.

We begin the appointment by applying topical numbing your skin with a gentle lidocaine cream while you fill out paperwork. This free time also gives you opportunity to relax your body and mind before the treatment begins.

 

When your paperwork is done and numbing time is up we begin to design your outline. Each design is customized to the client and no two are alike. We do not believe in or practice 'stencil makeup'. Rest assured your designer cosmetic will be yours, and yours alone. We take symmetry seriously. Throughout your appointment from design to final strokes, measuring will happen numerous times to ensure precisely the correct shape and size.

 

What is Microblading?

Microblading is a more subtle cosmetic tattoo technique than conventional machined methods. This look is achieved by imitating the look of brow hairs with delicately placed tattoo strokes, expertly weaved in to blend with your natural hair growth pattern. This is done with a small handheld stylus that has a blade-like needle setup on the tip. Each stroke delivers a controlled and small amount of pigment to a superficial layer in the skin between the epidermis and dermis. This small amount of pigment gently fades over time. Clients of Miss Shannons' Studio tend to book a Color-Boost once a year on average to keep up with this fading.

Microblading is known as a semi-permanent tattoo, as the hair strokes fade they require a Color Boost every 1 year or so. Clients of Miss Shannon's Studio tend to book once a year to retain their beautiful shape and color. The frequency of if and when you’ll need a touch up depends on a number of factors. A tattoo can fade much quicker on clients who have more oil production, high sun or UV exposure, and those who use chemically exfoliating products. These products increase your cell turnover rate and will shorten the life of your cosmetic tattoo. 

Optional Touch ups are not included in the initial service cost, and are booked as necessary. If you are a new client to Miss Shannon's Studio, please expect to be paying new client prices.  Touch up pricing is applicable to current clients of Miss Shannon's only. Please contact Miss Shannon to book your touchup in cases of mishaps during healing and where modifications are wanted. 

To ensure the highest quality, sanitation and safety, all of our tools are one time use only. ALL blades, hand tools, wipes, and any other product used during the procedure are disposed of as biohazardous waste after each appointment.
 

Does it hurt?


We do all that we can to ensure that the process is as comfortable as possible. Before the Microblading begins, the skin is cleansed thoroughly, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area to minimize discomfort followed by a topical lidocaine gel with epinephrine as we move on from side to side. Some clients may feel a slight discomfort, and you will be aware of some sensation, but it’s relatively pain free. You will feel the first few strokes and become more comfortable as we proceed and apply more numbing.

(PLEASE NOTE that if you are a frequent smoker, ingested caffeine within 12 hours or have your appointment during your hormonal/menstrual cycle, the pain level could be intensified)

Healing Process

Immediately following your Microblading procedure, the tattooed strokes will appear darker and bolder. During the healing process, your tattoo will soften and lighten. Not until your touch up session approaches will you notice the faded strokes reappear. This is normal, as they’ll go from dark to faded and light, to just right. 

During your touch up session Six to Eight weeks post treatment, your artist can make any modifications necessary. You will feel healed around four weeks in and wondering why it still looks so light, but have patience! Your skin is still healing the inner layers. Wait at least 6 weeks for your skin to heal fully and become semi translucent again, revealing the pretty and true color of your Microbladed Brows.

Contraindications

Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for Microblading or PMU. 

Permanent cosmetics services cannot be performed if you are:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • Under the age of 18.

  • Taking immunosuppresion medication/have been diagnosed with an immune disorder.

  • Have any active infection.

  • Have an upcoming surgery within 4 weeks.

  • Taking blood thinning medication.

  • Taking adderall.

  • Noncompliant with aftercare instructions.

  • Commonly suntan.

  • Diabetic.

  • Currently taking painkillers, street narcotics, or have drinking problems.

  • Taking krill oil/fish oil.

  • Have an undiagnosed/untreated heart issues.

  • Have taken antibiotics in the past 30 days.

  • Have tendency to keloid.

  • Have had peels/laser/microneedling within the past four weeks.

  • Have used chemical exfoliates in the last two weeks

  • Have taken accutane in the past year.

  • Have had laser resurfacing in the past year.

  • Have had botox injections on the forehead within three weeks.

  • At high risk of infection/must take antibiotics during dental work.

  • Trichotilloma diagnosis.

  • Some people who have had their brows tattooed in the past will be turned away. Please contact Miss Shannon with a photo of your brows to see if she will take you as a client.