Permanent Makeup FAQs

How long does the treatment take?

Lips: 2.5 hours.

Brows: 2.5 hours.

Liner: 1.5 hours.

How long can I expect it to last?

All forms of permanent makeup/tattooed cosmetics are considered permanent. The pigment will fade over time and may start to fade within 12 months. In order to keep your results looking fresh, a touch up or color boost is recommended every 12 months to 24 months (Liner typically isn’t needed as often). After 2 years, full price for all procedures will apply.

For clients that choose a softer look & lighter color shade initially, or those who did not follow the after care instructions properly, will require more frequent touch ups/color boost.

Factors that will cause your PMU to fade more quickly include:
• Iron deficiency

• Autoimmune Disease(s)

• Sun exposure

• Exfoliants

• Strong/hyperactive immune systems

• Exposure to salt water

• Smoking

Does the application hurt?

We take every precaution necessary to ensure the  procedure is as pain free as possible. A strong topical anaesthetic cream is used prior to and during the procedure to keep you as comfortable as possible. Some clients find the procedure a little uncomfortable while others report no discomfort at all and find themselves taking a little PMU snooze!

How long is the recovery or healing time?

Lips 5-7 days.

Brows 7-14 days.

Liner 3-5 days.

What types of pigments do you use?

We use iron oxide pigments that will fade over time and are naturally absorbed by the skin. Iron oxides are innocuous, harmless and perfectly safe for your skin.

Can I get PMU if I’m pregnant?

It is not advised to get any PMU while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Does it hurt afterwards?

The area can be a little sore for the first few hours and tender to touch for a couple days.

Can you correct previous PMU?

It is possible to do corrections, but you must come in for a consult prior to your initial procedure to be sure you are a good candidate.

Are there any side effects during or after the procedure?

This depends on the client. If you take blood thinners on a daily basis, then some bleeding
may occur. Bruising is rare but can occur. There is usually some tenderness for a few days. Scabbing, as well as itching while healing, may occur. All of this varies for client to client.

How do I choose a PMU artist?

Inquire about their training & how long they have been doing PMU. Look at their work, including pictures of healed procedures. In the state of Texas they should be a tattoo shop permitted through the Health Department. Inquire about how they protect themselves & clients from Blood Borne Pathogens.

Be sure to research ALL of these things! Do not use discount services (Groupon, Living Social, etc.) to find a PMU artist.

Contraindiactions for PMU are:


• History of Keloids/Hypertrophic Scarring

• Diabetic (Require Doctor’s Clearance)

• Chemotherapy (Doctor’s Clearance if Within 6 Months)

• Viral Infections and/or Diseases

• Epilepsy

• Pacemaker/Major Heart Problems

• Organ Transplant

• Skin Irritations/Psoriasis on/around Area (Rashes, Sunburn, Acne, etc.)

• Sick (Cold, Flu, etc.)

• Accutane (Within 12 Months)

• Heart conditions, Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure, Poor Health.

• Any treatment, medication, or illness that compromises the immune system / healing. This would compromise your results and you WOULD NOT be a good candidate for PMU.

Have more questions? Schedule a complimentary consult with Jettie today!