Permanent Brows


Hairstroke/Microblading - Powdered/Ombre

Is drawing on your eyebrows frustrating? Canadian Ink Studios Permanent Makeup Ombre Eyebrows are soft, and defined, and offer a gentler approach to a traditional chiseled brow look. They are smudge-proof, waterproof and next to no upkeep. Our technique creates the soft, fluffy, ultimate 3D shape and design to enhance your naturally beautiful look.

Important Information:

  • Stop using any skin thinners (Vitamin A, glycolic acids, exfoliation) on the brow area 2 weeks prior to your appointment. 
  • Any waxing or brow shaping should be done at least 2 days before. 
  • If you tint your brows, tint it at least one week prior to the procedure. 
  • Cosmetic botox or fillers should be done 2 weeks prior or 2 weeks after.  
  • DO NOT consume alcohol, caffeine or take any blood thinners (aspirin, ibuprofen, Niacin 48 hours before your procedure, this will cause excess bleeding and may affect your results).
  • You may come in with how you normally draw in your brows so I can see what you are used to.  This is especially important for clients who desire a specific brow shape. If you are open to suggestions, I am happy to help design a custom brow to personally suit you. 
  • You may experience hypersensitivity and more pain around or during your menstrual cycle.
  • We will not be able to tattoo over any blemishes, sores, and moles in or around the brow area. 
What To Expect
  • DO NOT expect your brow tattoos to heal perfectly after the first session. This can be a 2 step process. It takes time.  BE PATIENT during your 10 day healing process your brows will change and appear different from day to day. 
  • Immediately after your procedure brows will appear darker and more defined and this will last up to 2 weeks . Your brow tattoo can appear more solid, hair strokes may seem to disappear and it may look wet and painted on. 
  • Around days 4-5 you will experience flaking and your brows may look dry. DO NOT PICK your brows, let any dryness fall off naturally. If flakes gets picked off prematurely missing hair stokes will result and cause patchy brows which can lead to scarring. 
  • Your brow tattoo will take up to 4 weeks to fully heal. When the flaking comes off the hair strokes may seem faint this is because a fresh layer of skin has healed over the brow tattoo. Give your brows a few weeks and the hair strokes will become clearer.  Colour will continue to change on a daily basis until all healing is complete at the 4 week mark. 
  • You may experience itchiness in the brows after the 10 days for up to 2 months due to the healing process of the dermal layer. 
  • Not everyones hairstoke brows can heal clean and crisp. Hairstrokes for oilier skin types tend to heal more solid and powdery while drier skin types tend to heal more crisp and defined. Also for those who bleed more may tend to need more touchups as the blood pushes the pigment out while we tattoo. 
What To Avoid
  • DO NOT expose your brows to the sun during the healing process.  UV Rays can alter the pigment of your tattoo.  Following the first 10 days SPF is important for the longevity your micropigmentation.​
  • DO NOT sweat excessively for 10 days. Sweat contains salt and can infect and prematurely fade your brow tattoo. Salt in the sweat may also alter the colour of your tattoo.  Moderate exercise is fine. 
  • DO NOT run direct water on your brow tattoo. This is especially important in the first few days, you do not want to wash out any pigment.
  • DO NOT use Vaseline on your tattoo.
  • DO NOT use any makeup, creams, exfoliants on the brows for 10 days. 
  • DO NOT go into sauna’s, pools, and steam rooms.
  • DO NOT get massages or facials or skin treatments during the healing process.
  • DO NOT go tanning and if you do cover your brow tattoo, UV rays can alter the colour of your tattoo.
  • DO not use exfoliants,retinol acids, or AHA’s on the brow area.  It will fade your tattoo prematurely.
  • DO NOT use laser light therapy on your brow tattoo. This can darken, lighten, and distort the pigment.
Touch Ups

Allow your brows a MINIMUM of 4 weeks to heal before booking a touch up.  This gives you the time to decide if you do or do not need a touch up appointment. It’s takes a full 4 weeks for the colour to settle. 

It is your responsibility to book your touch up appointments. Please keep the high demand in mind. If your tattoo comes back too faded additional charges may apply.

  • Touch ups are typically done within the first 3 months after the initial appointment.
  • This can be a 2 (and sometimes even 3) step process.
  • The first session is used to build shape and gain symmetry.
  • The second session is used to perfect the brows and add density.
  • This is a process and some clients may need multiple sessions to achieve their desired result.  
  • Do not expect perfect results after the first session.
  • Darker skin and oily skin women, permanent makeup will not look as bold or sharp compared to lighter, dryer skin type clients.
  • Some client’s skin may have a harder time retaining pigment and may require additional sessions.  
Long Term Care

THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF RESULTS as everyone’s result will vary due to skin type, lifestyle and the initial 10 day care and long-term care of your brow tattoo.

  • Use at least SPF 50 to protect your brows, sun exposure will cause fading and can alter the color of your tattoo.
  • Do not use chemical exfoliants on the brows, this will case the brows to fade faster.
  • Do not do laser your brow area (IPL etc), some lasers may change the color of the ink.
  • As the tattoo fades the strokes will get fainter and less defined. 
  • Maintenance is required to maintain desired results. Touchups are done on average every 9 – 24 months to maintain you brow tattoo.
  • Hairstroke brows typically last 1-3 years.
  • Eyebrows can make the most dramatic difference to the basic symmetry and enhancement of the face as a whole.  Why not frame your eyes with instantly perfect brows that won’t wash away?

Micropgmentation or Permanent Make-Up is a term used to describe facial cosmetic tattooing. Color pigments are placed just below the dermis of the skin for the purpose of creating definition to enhance the individuals natural beauty. This service is custom designed for each individual client according to their face shape, skin-tone, eye colour, hair colour and most importantly, skin type. Semi-permanent make up as the name implies requires periodical maintenance to ensure the freshness of the look.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you use clean needles?

Every client has a new, single use needle.  At the beginning of the treatment you can observe the needles being taken out of a sterile pre-packed casing.  On completion of the treatment, the needles are placed into a sharps container and then disposed of correctly.  Artists at Shay Danielle use Harmony Microblades.  To be the best in this industry, you must use the best tools available.  Harmony microblades are one time use disposable blades.  

Beauty & Beast Cosmetics Tattoo Clinic is fully licensed, certified, insured as well as Alberta Health Service inspected and approved, having met and exceeded all requirements for aesthetic and tattoo health services.  

Is it Painful?

Everybody has a different level of pain tolerance but most clients are completely comfortable and relaxed during the appointment. You may feel slight discomfort but the results will far outweigh this.  You may take TYLENOL prior to the appointment but NOT ASPRIN.  A highly effective numbing solution is applied before and during the treatment to keep you feeling as comfortable as possible.  Clients have compared the sensation to tweezing or threading your eyebrows.  (I have even had a few clients fall asleep during the procedure)

Is it safe if I am pregnant?

Permanent Cosmetics are not safe for women who are pregnant or nursing.  Pregnancy can cause undesirable results due to hormonal changes in the body.

How long does it last?

Many different factors play a role in the lifespan of the implanted pigment. 
Clients skin type plays the biggest role in longevity and the general outcome of the procedure. Oily Skin types hair strokes may heal softer with a powder finish while drier skin types may heal more crips and defined.  Darker pigments tend to last longer.  Proper UVA/UVB protection will prevent colour from fading as quickly when in sunny climates. 
Aggressive skin treatments such as laser, chemical peel, dermabrasion etc.

How long is the appointment?

Appointments are booked on a 1-2 hour basis, allowing for thorough consultation and treatment. Tattooing time varies for each treatment.

What is the appointment like?

We begin by mapping out your new brow design with makeup and use various measuring devices to create ideal symmetry between both eyebrows.  Over 5 years of micropigmentation experience and continuing education play a crucial role in choosing the correct blade/needle size for each clients specific skin type as well as correct colour choice for each skin tone.  We can also test colour choice against your skin so you can see it prior to the Micropigmentation.  A numbing solution is used during the procedure to ensure the appointment is as comfortable as possible for the client
​The 1.5 hour appointment is extremely interactive to help keep clients nerves at rest.  My clients have access to a mirror throughout the entire appointment to check in and watch the process whenever they would like to.  Healing is a simple process.  There is no scabbing, no need to hide or take time off work, no down time at all.  I send clients home with a moisturizing ointment to apply throughout the following 10 days.  

What can I expect after the treatment? 

​Most clients leave the appointment with no redness.  The numbing solution used during the appointment helps to control any swelling or redness which means you can continue your day with no funny looks or questions.  Clients even come on their lunch hour and return to work directly after the appointment. Your results will vary depending on skin type, lifestyle and the immediate and long-term aftercare of your new tattoo. Once healed (after 4 weeks), the colour will reduce by 30-50 percent. Patchiness and lightness can be perfected during your second session.

Will I need a touch up after my initial appointment?  How long will my new brows last?

Most clients require 2 sessions to have their brows perfected. Touch up appointments can be made 4 weeks after your initial appointment with the online booking system.  Clients with fuller brows may not need a touchup.  Annual touchups are highly recommended to maintain fresh looking results.

Your brow tattoo can last 1-3 years depending on sun exposure, lifestyle and skin type. Oily skin types tend to fade faster than dry skin types.

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