Q & A with Sarah: How long will my cosmetic tattooing or microblading last?

This is a question I frequently get asked in the salon and to be truthful, there is not a ‘one size fits all’ answer on this one as it depends on each client.

Things such as how much sun exposure you get, any medications you might be taking, what skincare you use and what it contains all have an impact on the longevity of your treatment, it also comes down to your skin type i.e. if you have oil or dry skin. As a general rule of thumb, I usually say between 12 – 18 months which is where the biggest percentage of my clients sit in terms of how long it lasts before needing a refresher or touch-up. There are some exceptions with oily skin though – I have found their skin doesn’t tend to hold the colour as well so tend to be more around the 12 month mark.

In addition, if you’re out in the sun a lot, if you use a lot of skin peels, Vitamin A or things that are going to rejuvenate the skin, it has the potential to also strip the colour from the skin sooner as well. But for a more thorough understanding of how long we think cosmetic tattooing will last for you, the best thing to do would be to come in for a consultation where I can discuss all these factors with you. Simply give us a call for your complimentary consultation – we operate out of salons located in Narellan, Gregory Hills, Menai and Pyrmont.