Karey began her career in permanent makeup (aka cosmetic tattooing) over 12 years ago. Her passion is helping women feel prettier and more confident! She specializes in creating the look of hair with her eyebrow tattooing skills. She uses fine lines to create, shape, and define a beautiful frame for your eyes and face!
Karey uses the traditional technique of "tapping" for all procedures, not the microblading technique. Microblading is actually a technique where small cuts are made in the skin where pigment is absorbed. It is fairly invasive and usually doesn't last as long as the tapping technique. Due to the popularity of fuller brows as seen on social media sites, "microblading eyebrows" has become known as the "look of hair" in the brows. The same natural look is achieved with the tapping technique, it's just a different way of using the same tool.
At Fine Lines Studios, each client is treated respectfully and great care is given to ensure that you are happy with the outcome of our services!
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Does it hurt? For brows, it feels like tweezing during the first pass, then on a scale of 1-10 after numbing, maybe a 1 or 2! Eyes and lips are pre-numbed & comfortable!
How long does it last? One to three years.
Do you shave the brow hair? NO!
Define your eyes and create a more youthful look with new brows!
Create and design the ideal shape for your face!
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Each hair will be drawn and your new shape will be a collaborative effort between you and your artist before anything is tattooed. (Upper lash enhancement was also done here)
Whether you have light or dark hair, or full or sparse brows, a beautiful shape with appropriate color will be created that suits you perfectly!
A small amount of color right in the lash line will make your lashes look fuller and creates nice definition for your eyes!
Color is precisely "tapped" into the skin creating a fuller, darker look to the lash bed. This fee includes one follow up session 4-10 weeks later.
A smudgy lower liner can give your eyes a nice pop! Permanent makeup can be very subtle, or a little bold, depending on your liking.
Give yourself a more youthful look! The permanent makeup combo of eyebrow tattooing and upper lash enhancement can make an amazing difference!
PROCEDURES OFFERED SOON AND MORE PICTURES COMING SOON! The best non-surgical alternative to a face lift! This is a low risk, minimally invasive treatment that eliminates excessive & sagging skin, and smooths out fine lines anywhere on the face and body!
Finally, a way to reduce "smoker's lines" without filler! Tighten the jowls too! (example is from a different technician)
Minimize wrinkles and tighten the skin around the eyes. (example is from a different technician)
Pinky-nude tones are added to the lips and brought to the edges - creates a beautiful blush of color & gives a more youthful look to the face!
Note: Rates are subject to change and are non-negotiable
A $100 deposit is required to book an appointment. It will be applied toward the procedure cost and is refundable with a minimum of a 48 hour notice.
If you will be more than 20 minutes late for an appointment, please call to reschedule. Your deposit will be forfeited and a new date will need to be set, requiring another $100 deposit.
If you are a NO SHOW for an appointment, your deposit is forfeited, and the full cost of the procedure will be due upon booking a new date.
A 48 hour cancellation notice is required to cancel an appointment. If you fail to call within 48 hours prior to your appointment, your deposit will be forfeited. A refund will happily be granted with at least a 48 hour notice.
Sometimes, unforeseen circumstances may arise that could force you to postpone or reschedule your appointment. If you need to reschedule your appointment, a minimum 48 hour notice is needed or the deposit is forfeited.
If you DO NOT call with a minimum of 48 hour notice, you will lose your deposit and any other future appointments will require another $100 deposit to book a new date.
CREDIT CARDS, VENMO, AND PAYPAL ARE ACCEPTED FOR DEPOSITS.
THE BALANCE IS DUE THE DAY OF THE APPOINTMENT VIA CASH, VENMO, PAYPAL, OR CREDIT CARD.
If you have had work done by another technician, it must be very light in order for you to be accepted as a new client at Fine Lines Studios. If you have previous tattooing by another technician, you will still be considered a "new client" and refresher fees listed below do not apply to another technician's work.
Additional costs for additional sessions may be required when covering older color.
If you have had Cosmetic Tattooing before, and fail to let Karey know prior to the appointment, it will be up to her discretion as to whether or not services may be performed and your deposit may not be refunded.
How much are Refresher Fees?
$150 within 90 days of initial procedure
$275 3 to 6 months after last procedure
$400 7 to 12 months after last procedure
$525 13 to 24 months after last procedure
Full and current cost 2+ years after last procedure
How much is a consultation?
In person consultations are $25.
If you choose to book a procedure, the $25 is applied to the cost.
How do I prep for my procedure?
Use a mild soap and non-oily moisturizer for several days prior to your appointment, and eat well before the appointment!
Do NOT take aspirin, aspirin-containing medications, or other blood-thinning medications, fish oil, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen (Advil), unless medically necessary, for two weeks prior to your appointment and two days afterward.
Do NOT take any pain killers or tranquilizers or Benedryl prior to your appointment. Use Tylenol if you need pain relief.
Note that pain and tenderness while on your menstrual cycle is heightened. I recommend scheduling any procedure completely away from that week!
Avoid alcohol and caffeine for at least 2 days before your appointment AND especially the day of the procedure. This will minimize bleeding during and after the procedure.
You have to be off Accutane for 6 months.
Any tweezing or waxing or tinting should be done at least 3 days prior to your appointment. Do not resume any form of hair removal for at least 7 days, tinting may be done 30 days after the procedure.
Avoid having Cosmetic Tattooing done within months of an important life event, such as a wedding. Procedures may take longer than expected to be complete under some circumstances.
Do NOT have dark tanning or a sunburn on your face prior to your appointment. Your skin may peel, taking color with it as it fades & will also heal the pigment darker than expected. If you show up to your appointment with a dark tan or sunburn, you will be required to reschedule and your deposit will be forfeited.
No exercise or exertion OF ANY KIND should be done the day of your appointment and for 72 hours afterward.
If you are pregnant or nursing, you must wait to have any tattooing done at Fine Lines Studios.
How do I care for my new tattooing?
Use an old pillow case, or an old t-shirt on your pillow, that you don't mind getting stained during your five days of healing.
Do not panic. The color will lighten!
Do not exercise for 72 hours after the procedure. Sweating will prematurely fade or blur the pigment, and may even cause it not to take at all.
No direct sun or tanning beds for 30 days after the procedure.
No spas, swimming pools, whirlpools, or ocean swimming for at least 14 days. No hot tubs for 72 hours, even if you do not 'go under.'
Avoid direct shower spray on the treated area after the procedure.
No makeup, lotions, pencil, or powder on the treated area for the five days of healing.
Ice packs protected with a cloth may be applied for 10 minutes per hour as necessary to minimize any discomfort. Sleeping slightly elevated helps alleviate swelling that may be noticeable the morning after procedures.
Wash your hands before touching the treated area. If you feel uncomfortably itchy during the 5 days of healing, SWIPE or DAB a small amount of Vaseline (or a plain white lotion) into the skin, do not RUB it in.
Some itching is normal. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR SCRATCH the treated area. If you have an itchy area, tap your finger on the spot & it should subside.
All tattooing will appear bold at first, but WILL soften up in appearance as the skin heals. The tattooed area may shed, taking some color with it. This is normal.
Red heads, blondes & fair skin types may experience more swelling, redness, and fading than darker skin types.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT ALL PROCEDURES:
Cosmetic Tattooing procedures yield best results when a touch-up session is completed between 4 and 12 weeks after the initial procedure.
During the 5 days of healing, be prepared for the color intensity to be significantly sharper and darker than what is expected for the final outcome. It will take time for your tattooing to look lighter, based on how quickly the outer layer of skin exfoliates.
While tattooed colors may initially simulate the exact color and tone desired, they will not always remain a perfect match. Your skin color varies, depending on exposure to heat, cold, sun, and circulatory changes. Cosmetic Tattooing procedures are affected by the canvas they're performed on, your skin.
Additional Notes from Karey, PLEASE READ:
Cosmetic Tattooing, aka permanent makeup, is NOT "permanent" in terms of lasting FOREVER! It is called "permanent makeup" because the pigment molecules will still be in your skin, even though the pigment will fade over time and may even seem to disappear. Most clients will need a refresher every 1.5 to 3 years.
You are not a good candidate for hair stroke brows if you have severely oily skin. Your results may appear more powdered instead of the look of hair strokes. This doesn't mean you can't have them done, but be knowledgeable about the outcome.
With darker skin tones, the tattooing may not appear as bold as with lighter skin tones, it will look more solid or powdered.
Smoking WILL cause the pigment to fade prematurely and topical numbing agents will not work as well on you.
It is recommended to apply a little Vaseline to the treated area prior to swimming, even after it's healed, to prevent the chlorine water (or salt water) from penetrating the area.
Use a good sunscreen daily on your brows. Sun exposure will cause your tattooing to fade.
If your skin is sun-damaged, thick and uneven in texture, or excessively dry/oily, or if you have large pores, the result will not be as defined as it would be without those things. Lifestyle, medications, metabolism, facial surgery, and age, all contribute to color fading.
If you are planning a chemical peel, an MRI, or other medical procedures, please inform your physician of your tattooed brows.
If you donate blood, it is a Red Cross policy that you wait one year after any tattooing procedure in unregulated states - check if restrictions apply to you.
Healing is specific to each client. Your tattooing will need a refresher approximately every 1.5-3 years to maintain its desired color. Due to the potential build up of scar tissue, refreshers will not be done any sooner than one year from the last session. If your tattooing fades more than you like, use topical makeup over the treated area to create the look you desire until it has been a year since your last appointment.
If you are in the sun a lot, have oily skin, use anti-aging creams, Retin-A/retinol products, acidic cleansers, have regular chemical peels, or exercise frequently, your permanent makeup will fade sooner than if you didn't do or use those things. The better you take care of the treated area and follow the aftercare instructions, the longer it will last.
As we age, our skin changes. Hair stroke brows will eventually look more powdered and filled-in.
No two sides of the face are the same. Symmetry is my goal, and I'm a perfectionist, but nothing is PERFECT.
If you have had your original cosmetic tattooing done by me, and you choose to go elsewhere for touch-ups, I may or may not do any future tattooing on you. The decision will be determined case by case. Sometimes clients move out of the area, or I'm not available when needed, and you may need/want to go to someone else. Those situations are understandable, and we will communicate about going forward together if/ when that situation arises.
If you have read all the way to the end,
We ask that you give us 48 hours notice if you need to cancel your permanent makeup appointment.
4126 West Sepulveda Boulevard, Torrance, California 90505, United States
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