FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW CAN I BOOK?

Before booking, please send me a picture of your bare brows. I will prescreen to see if you are a good candidate for any of the PMU services that I offer. You can then book directly with me, on my website with the "BOOK NOW" button or on my Instagram page. A non-refundable booking fee of $100 will be required at the time of booking. 

HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?

Depending on your skin, health and if you come for touchup refreshers, your tattoo will last from 1-5 years.

Here are some factors that will cause your semi-permanent tattoo to fade faster:

  • Oily skin

  • Retinol or Vitamin C

  • Iron deficiency

  • Sun exposure

  • Exfoliants

  • Exposure to saltwater

DOES IT HURT?

It is slightly uncomfortable but completely bearable. Topical anesthesia is used as needed to help numb the areas to be treated.  This helps to alleviate any minor discomfort you may experience during the procedure.  Everyone has their own unique level of pain tolerance. With the use of topical anesthesia and extremely gentle technique, this combination will help make it as pain-free as possible. DO NOT take Advil or drink a coffee before your appointment. Coffee and Advil will cause you to bleed lots and also make you more sensitive during the procedure.

DO I NEED A TOUCHUP?

Touchups are recommended for everybody. On touchup sessions, we can alter the shape and color of your tattoo or go bolder or fill in spots that didn't retain pigment as well as others during healing. Touchups will also add longevity to the life of your tattoo. A Touchup can be booked no sooner than 4 weeks of your last appointment. Please read and follow the Aftercare instructions to ensure you have waited long enough for laser treatments, filler, or botox to have a touchup done. 

AM I ABLE TO HAVE THIS TREATMENT?

You may NOT have this procedure if :

  • You are under 18

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Have been on Accutane within the past year

  • Have HIV or Hepatitis or any other infectious or viral diseases

  • Undergoing Chemotherapy

  • You are Epileptic

  • You are taking medications that may affect how your skin responds to blood clotting and healing.

  • You develop infections easily

HOW CAN I PREPARE

 

  • Do not consume caffeine and alcohol for 24 hours prior to your appointment to prevent excessive pain and bleeding.

  • Do NOT TAKE ADVIL or other blood thinners such as Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, and/or Ibuprofen unless medically necessary, 24-48 hrs prior to your procedure. Extra strength Tylenol can be taken if you have low pain tolerance.

  • Avoid exercising the day of the procedure.

  • Do not take or get any chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, vitamin E, retinol, fish oil, at least 4 weeks before your appointment.

CAN YOU COVER UP AN OLD TATTOO?

Please send me pictures of your previous tattoo to confirm if it is able to do a coverup. 

HOW CAN I PAY?

I accept Cash, PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle. 

DO YOU OFFER TRAINING?

Not at the moment.

IS IT CUSTOMARY TO TIP FOR PERMANENT MAKEUP?

Tips are very much appreciated! As in any service-based industry. 

HOW MUCH ARE TOUCHUPS?

Touchups booked within 3 months of the last session are $100, Touchups within 6 months are $150, Touchups within 12 months are $250, Touchups within 24 months are $375, Clients who haven't had a touchup within 24 months will need to be assessed before booking. 

MY PREVIOUS TATTOOED WAS DONE BY SOMEBODY ELSE CAN YOU DO THE TOUCHUP?

The touch-up service fees do not apply to work done previously by another artist. If you are seeing me for the first time, the new client service fees would apply. Please send me pictures if you have previous tattoos done so that I prescreen to evaluate whether I can work on them or correction and removal are needed instead. 

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

I am located at 1773 E Capitol Expressway Suite 107 San Jose CA, 95121. By appointment only. 

HOW DO I BOOK A TOUCHUP?

Please email me directly at quyenartistry@gmail.com if you have seen me previously. The price list is on this website for touchups, if you are looking to book a touchup and you haven't had one in 3+ years, you will need to email a picture of your tattoos to me to determine if they need a complete redo.