This is very often asked question since we see various prices for this treatment on the market. Cost is a major consideration for many clients looking for this procedure. The reality is that cosmetic tattooing should cost a few hundreds of dollars. If the price is low beware! The lowest price doesn’t mean the same quality of the service, remember it has to be performed under legal health and safety requirements.
Make sure what is included in the price the price doesn’t always include a touch-up visit, many technicians charge for each appointment separately. Remember the second visit is required to check healed results and make some adjustments. Follow up visit after 4-8 weeks cost is much lower than Initial sessions since it requires less work unless you have an old tattoo that needs color correction, reshaping or removal. In this case, it might take more visits and patience.
Especially in this industry higher costs often mean a higher quality of service. Before the procedure technician should show you singly packed equipment and unpack it in front of you. Disposable sheets, gloves, bibs, headcover, and plastic barriers are required. Sterile and sanitary business procedures costs are significant, we can’t forget about licensing and proper insurance. Professional equipment, surroundings and of course constant training. This is standard care in this industry.
We have different kinds of tools and machines for permanent makeup, best quality devices provide better-healed results. Prices vary from hundreds to thousands of dollars, of course, a lot depends on Permanent Makeup Artist technique of stretching the skin, correct hand movement and pressure. Make sure the technician took hands-on training since there is a lot of online courses that provide certification and some states have no regulations at all. Properly working device won’t cause trauma to the skin and decrease the risk of scarring.
Location is a major consideration that determines the permanent cosmetics service prices if the area or city is more expensive automatically the costs are higher. The work should be done in a private room, without any contaminants like nail dust or hair spray.
Please notice that Permanent makeup is a form of tattooing. You will not only be wearing this look for many years, but it also needs some maintenance and an annual refreshment, so it is good to find a Technician that you will feel comfortable with, whose aesthetics you like and who will give you long-lasting look in a safe environment. Get it right the first time because any corrections are more complicated. Make sure the communication is good between you and Technician and you both have the same goals in mind.
Touch up sessions and annual refreshment visits price depends on pigment fading. The retention is a very individual thing, something that neither the technician nor client can control. Usually many places provide some discounted rates for loyal clients. Touch up procedure many times needs the same amount of work as Initial sessions, we can’t skip pre-drawing or numbing the skin, with this procedure any rush is not recommended.