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Founder of Re:Pigment.Me Beauty Studio “fell in love at first sight” with Microblading after working as a makeup artist for over 5 years in 2016. The idea of ‘waking up with perfect brows every morning’ and helping women like you to reduce the often frustrating morning ritual of preening. It felt to her like a valuable contribution to the often rushed & hectic lives that modern women endure.
After getting her basic permanent makeup training at Esthetic Institute and receiving her permanent cosmetics license in the state of Virginia she decided to train with the best Microblading academy in the world – PhiBrows. That’s when she became the very first PhiBrows certified Microblading artist in the state of Virginia in 2016.
Permanent makeup is cosmetic tattooing. The specialized technique used for permanent cosmetics is often referred to as “micropigmentation”. “Microblading” is also a form of permanent makeup, it is a cosmetic tattoo just like the other techniques. The cosmetic implantation technique deposits colored pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis. Please make sure that you’re comfortable with the permanence of facial tattooing. Like with any form of tattooing, pigment colors change in the skin over time and become duller. Cosmetic tattooing is somewhat less permanent than body tattooing but traces of pigment will more than likely always remain in the skin and need ongoing annual touch-up sessions.
Please check our work and style at www.instagram.com/www.repigment.me. You should look at both the fresh work and the healed pictures because it will not look the same. If you expect your eyebrows/lips/eyeliner to heal like the freshly done ones you see online, you will be very disappointed. This is not how it works. Pigments fade after your skin heals and look lighter and softer under the skin. We don’t do unnatural eyebrows, round eyebrows, eyebrows double the size of your natural ones, eyebrows above your brow bone, extremely thin eyebrows, etc. Find the artist whose style speaks to you, don’t expect them to change their style for you.
Please come with the realistic expectations. This is cosmetic tattooing procedure, not magic. If you don’t have much hair, unfortunately, your eyebrows will not look the same as on clients with lots of hair. When looking for the before and after pictures, look for the before eyebrows/lips that look similar to yours (the amount of hair, the thickness of the hair, skin color, skin texture, brow bone structure, lip size and color) because we are all different and will have different results.
Most clients go to work the same or the following day. All procedures do look bold initially and will be their darkest in the first 48 hours following the procedure. Please ensure you read the “healing agenda” for your procedure prior to booking and prepare yourself accordingly.
State of Virginia requires all individuals performing permanent cosmetics, including Microblading to hold a valid Permanent Cosmetics Tattooer License and the procedure can only be performed in the salon that holds a valid Permanent Cosmetics Tattoo Salon License. Marina holds both of the licenses that can be looked up on the Virginia’s Government Website http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/LicenseLookup/. Our licenses numbers are 1236000556 and 1238000117. In addition to the mandatory licenses Marina holds Permanent Cosmetics Tattooer Instructor License 1250000066 and Master Permanent Cosmetics Tattooer License 1237000029.
All needles and hand tools are single-use only, come in a sterilized packaging, and disposed of after each client.
Machines or anything non-disposable are completely covered with disposable coverings and disposed of after each client.
Implements such as cotton swabs, wipes, brow razors etc. are single-use only and disposed of after each client.
Gloves are worn at all times during the procedure and disposed of after each client.
All stations are covered with disposable plastic and then thoroughly disinfected with a cleaning spray after each client
We only touch-up our own work. There are no touch-up prices on work done elsewhere. In most cases we don’t work on clients with excising cosmetic tattoos unless the previous pigment is 99% faded or removed first. If your photo was approved by us, you will be considered a new client and your procedure will be charged accordingly.
In most cases we don’t work on clients who has an existing cosmetic tattoo, unless it is 99% faded or removed first without any scar tissue left behind.
In person consultation will be required to determine if your eyebrows/lips/eyes are workable because scar tissue is not detectable on the pictures in most cases.
GOING OVER AN OLD COSMETIC TATTOO WILL GIVE YOU DISAPPOINTING RESULTS.
If you come to your scheduled appointment and you have an exciting cosmetic tattoo that wasn’t mentioned in your booking email, even if you have just few hair strokes left or you think is faded, your appointment will be canceled, and you will forfeit your non-refundable booking fee.
If you are interested in a removal, we do offer saline solution tattoo lightening procedure. Our saline removals are the least invasive type of removal and lighten the ink by breaking the pigment particles and pulling it to the surface of the skin. Unlike laser tattoo removal, it doesn’t affect the existing eyebrow hair.
Clients typically need at least 3 sessions to move forward. The entire lightening process could take up to 10 sessions, 6 weeks apart depending on how deep your previous artist deposited the ink into the skin and how saturated it is.
After the first lightening session, the pigment will actually appear darker since the ink is being pulled to the surface of the skin. The pigment will then become lighter after the second/third removal.