Basic Question and Answers for Permanent Makeup


Q: Is it a tattoo?
A: Yes, Softap® is a cosmetic tattoo. Softap® pigments include iron oxide and glycerin. Softap® does not use FD&C or D&C dyes in their pigments.

Q: Does it hurt?
A: The sensation can be loosely compared to tweezing the eyebrows. For your comfort, a topical anesthetic (OTC) is used. Most clients experience mild discomfort; however, some experience more discomfort due to varying tolerance levels.

Q: What if I change my hair color?
A: Since all color choices are selected to harmonize with your skin tone and natural coloring, changing your hair color will not affect the look of properly applied permanent makeup.

Q: What is the recovery time for permanent makeup?
A: The hand method results in less trauma to the skin and no bruising of the eye and eyebrow area. It is common for a person to return to work the same day. Lips, however, will have some residual swelling. Varies on an individual basis.

Q: Can I still wear traditional makeup over the tattooed area?
A: Yes! Permanent makeup is designed to be only an enhancement to your natural features. Wearing additional cosmetics is a personal choice.

Q: What if I decide to have cosmetic surgery?
A: Plastic surgery has no affect on properly placed permanent makeup.

Q: What is the difference between coil machine and the Softap® method?
A: It is the technician behind any given tool that makes a procedure successful. The biggest difference with SofTap® is the technician is the power source. The manual method is very quiet, controlled and very natural looking when healed. All tools come pre-sterlized and are tossed after every procedure in a sharps container. There is no assembly required. Also most clients find the lack of vibration and noise very comforting. There are very little touch ups with a well trained professional.

Q: How long does it last?
A: Permanent makeup never washes off or smears. It can soften through the years. The length of time will vary based on colors chosen, skin type, and compliance with after care instructions. Color refreshers will range from one to three years and vary on an individual basis.

Q: How long does it take?
A: The hand applied method requires one or two applications. The first appointment is considered a "foundation", The second appointment will need to be scheduled 6 to 8 weeks later to perfect your makeup, if warranted.