Cosmetic Tattoos FAQ

Am I a good candidate for Cosmetic Tattoos?

Cosmetic Tattoos save a great deal of time getting ready in the mornings, but unfortunately these treatments aren't for everyone. There are Contraindications which may prevent or restrict treatment, or require doctor clearance from a medical practitioner in order to proceed with a cosmetic Tattoo. If any of the below contraindications apply to you, we unfortunately cannot provide Cosmetic Tattoo services to you:

  • Active acne

  • Hepatitis A, B, C

  • Pigmented birthmark or mole, skin rash, skin trauma

  • Diabetes


  • Keloid formations

  • Bleeding Disorders

  • Life Threatening Allergies

  • Sun Burnt

  • Pregnant

  • Breastfeeding (can continue with no pain relief)

  • High Blood pressure (Doctor clearance required)

  • Undergoing chemotherapy/radiation therapy (doctor clearance required)

  • Recent Surgery

  • Eye Disease

  • Herpes Simplex Virus

  • Facial Surgery/Cosmetic Injectables (allow 3 months after your injectables)

  • Taking Accutane (client must stop taking Accutane for 6 months before receiving Cosmetic Tattoo)

  • Ezcema, Seborrheic Dermatitis and Psoriasis

  • Eye Disease

  • Existing eyebrow tattoos will need to be assessed prior to booking an appointment by clear photos to Face Artistry by Jeuels

How long will my cosmetic tattoo last?

The longevity of cosmetic tattoo will depend on your skin type, aftercare treatment and maintenance, medical and lifestyle. Say twin 1 and 2 had their eyebrows done at the same time with the same cosmetic tattoo artist. Twin 1 is a regular beach goer, gets exposed under the sun and twin 2 works in an office. Exposure to the sun over time can cause fading and colour change. Twin 1 will most likely need a touch up sooner than twin 2.​ Many medications/supplements also have an affect on the treatment, with some medications hampering the pigment staying in the skin and some causing the colour to change. Depending on skin condition or maintenance, for oily skin types this usually lasts 10 to 12 months. For normal skin types this lasts 18 to 24 months. A Color Refresh is recommended annually to refresh the tattoos, some may need it at 6 months.

I have existing Cosmetic tattoo from another artist and I want to book an appointment. Will I be charged full price?

Yes. During your appointment the desired treatment will be measured, mapped, and sculpted. Please respect the time it takes to start your treatment from the beginning including modifying your existing colour implanted in your skin. You will need to email clear photos of your previous cosmetic tattoo before making your appointment as sometimes going over old tattoos don't always give the best outcome. I will need to determine if doing work over the tattoo is possible as some older tattoos were created with pigments that hold heavy metals such as Titanium Dioxide that don't break down.

In the event of an allergic reaction, what should I do and will I be issued a refund?

If you experience the rare occurrence of an allergic reaction, I advice you to call me immediately. The reaction could either be from the anaesthetic or the pigment. Please keep in mind that an allergic reaction can be an unforeseen event that I am unable to predict, therefore a refund will not be issued. Your filled-in Consultation forms are thoroughly reviewed by myself prior to booking your treatment. If you have allergies present on the form that is likely to affect the suitability of your treatment, you wouldn't be booked in to begin with.

Will the procedure hurt? What kind of pain relief is used during the procedure.

Every one has a different pain tolerance. I have made an arrangement with Kepperra Compounding Pharmacy to use a compounded 10% in strength Topical Anaesthetic cream and gel, stronger than any over the counter products for maximum comfort. Topical Anaesthetic cream and gel used during the appointment contains Lidocaine, Tetracaine, Benzocaine, Prilocaine and Adrenaline (ephineprine). By law we cannot supply anaesthetic to you unless it is prescribed to you. Before booking your appointment, you need to order your anaesthetic from KCP and allow 3 business days for the anaesthetic to be delivered to Face Artistry by Jeuels. Please note you will not be treated for treatment/s if you prefer to use over the counter pain relief.

How long will the appointment take?

The appointment can take 2-2.5 hours, sometimes more. Perfection Visit (4-8 weeks after the initial appointment) can take 1-1.5 hours.

How many treatments will I need?

Two treatments are required to perfect and finish your tattoo (initial appointment and perfection visit). Perfection Visit price is included in the initial appointment. Depending on skin types, some may need an additional touch up appointment after their Perfection Visit. If you require an additional appointment, this will be a fee of $150, $200 for lips procedures and must be booked in within 2 months after your Perfection Visit. Any later than this timeframe is considered a Color Refresh.

What can I expect after the treatment?

Your tattoo will produce excess lymph fluid (clear fluid) and you'll be instructed to dab this off with cotton pads every hour for 3 hours and then applying the aftercare cream. Immediately after your treatment, your tattoo will be intense in colour for 7 days. Naturally this colour will fade 30-40% of its intensity and the true colour will come out around 4 week mark.

What are your payment options?

There is Eftpos available and Afterpay. Afterpay will need to be organized with Jeuels prior to your appointment. Please let us know if you wish to put your treatment under Afterpay. You can also pay via cash, PayPal and bank transfer.

How can I care for my Cosmetic Tattoo long term?

  • Apply sunscreen on the treated area as sun exposure causes your cosmetic tattoo to fade.

  • Avoid glycolic acid, facial peels and exfoliants on the treated area as these will fade your tattoo.

  • Advise your technician prior to having chemical peels, laser procedures and MRI scan as your tattoo could fade or worst, turn black.

I'm a good candidate for Cosmetic Tattoos and I'd like to book my appointment.

You will need to fill out a Medical History form online once you have booked your appointment. Please don't hesitate to ring 0401 937 292 or email if you have any questions.