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EYEBROW DESIGN

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TATTOO

EYEBROW DESIGN

HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE LAST?

The procedure can take anywhere from 2 to 3 hours, and a sketch is made beforehand, so you have an idea of what the final result will be like.
The design I do is always according to the measurements of your face and the shape of your eyes, forehead, nose and mouth, so that your expression is harmonious and balanced, keeping your personality.

HOW DO I KNOW THE BEST TECHNIQUE FOR ME?

I will help you decide which procedure is best for you.
We will have to take into consideration your skin type, the actual situation of your eyebrows and your goal with micropigmentation!
Only after a conversation, or preferably an appointment, will I be able to help you with this.

DO YOU USE ANESTHESIA?

The procedure is done without anesthesia, so you may feel some discomfort, but it is very bearable because it is superficial.
However, in case you are extremely sensitive, I can put anesthetic from the second phase of the procedure and you won't feel anything anymore.
But for a better and more beautiful result of your micropigmentation, the ideal is not to apply anesthesia during the procedure.

DO I HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING FOR THE RETOUCHING?

There are two possibilities:


-If after healing (30 days), your eyebrows have pigmented between 90% to 100% , but some small parts have not picked up, which is common to happen because our skin does not behave equally in all its extension, a symbolic fee of $50 requested. The retouching should be done between 30 to 40 days after the first procedure.


-If the eyebrows have pigmented between 90% and 100% but you have decided you want a darker, more striking color or a different shape than previously approved, $200 is charged for the touch-up, which must be done between 30 to 40 days after the first procedure.

IS IT GUARANTEED THAT MY EYEBROWS WILL PICK UP, AND STAY EXACTLY THE COLOR I WANT?

Working with pigment implantation in the skin is not an exact science!
Each person has different skin, including each part of the face has a different texture and density.
Usually the results are very satisfactory! 

WHAT DO MY EYEBROWS LOOK LIKE AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

The tattooed area is well pigmented for at least 7 days, mainly from the 3rd day on, which is when the bark starts to form and therefore becomes very dark.


After this period of 7 days, when they start to peel off, they lighten about 50%. At this stage, external healing is taking place and a film is forming between the pigment and the outer layer of your skin that still doesn't let you see the exact color. Between the 10th and 15th day, the internal healing is still happening and this film starts to break down.


Then we start to see the real result. It is important to return in 30 days, when the eyebrows are totally healed inside and outside, and it is important to check if the skin absorbed the pigment well in all the extension of the eyebrows, because in some cases the pigment is not totally collected in the first application, being necessary a retouching. On the return, we check together if you want to keep the resulting color or if you want the eyebrows darker.


One piece of information I always like to pass on is: right after the procedure, your eyebrows will look like they were drawn in a pen. The pigment is bright and has high definition. After the healing process, they will look like they were drawn with a pencil. They will be more opaque (regardless of the technique you choose).

WHEN IS MICROPIGMENTATION OF THE EYEBROWS NOT RECOMMENDED?

The procedure cannot be performed on the following occasions:


- If you have Psoriasis in the eyebrow area. Psoriasis is a scaling that looks like dandruff. The area becomes sensitive and reddish as well. It can happen due to stress, allergies (shampoo, medicine, gluten, nail polish), eating the wrong food, etc. But while this condition is active in the area of the eyebrows or the base of the forehead, and depending on the degree of flaking, this procedure is not recommended. We will need to analyze.


- If you have herpes: and if you are prone, it is necessary to take a herpes pill starting 3 days before the procedure.
 

- If you have lupus: if the lupus has been controlled for more than 6 months, the procedure can be done with a written authorization from your doctor.
 

- Sun tanned: It is necessary to wait for the complete peeling of the facial skin before performing the procedure.
 

- If you are taking medication for high blood pressure, Diabetes, heart or depression- in these cases the procedure can only be performed with written authorization from your doctor
 

- If you are prone to very strong keloid, the procedure is not recommended. Only with the written authorization of your dermatologist.
 

- If you are pregnant, only with your doctor's written consent
 

- For those under 18, in NYC, it is prohibited.
 

- If you are undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy, the procedure is not recommended
 

- If you have had Botox or facial fillers in less than 20 days
 

- If you are using or have used Roacutan in less than 6 months
 

- For women, I advise against getting the procedure if you are close to your menstrual period. We are always more sensitive!

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

After the procedure, some very important care is needed for proper healing :


- Avoid washing your face abundantly for 3 days. After this period (3 days), wash your face with water at room temperature, in the sink, with neutral soap, very light movements and dry with light touches using disposable paper towels.
 

- Avoid very hot baths for 10 days. The steam can soften the micropigmentation peel and this is very bad for the result.
 

- Do not wash your hair for 3 days after the procedure, unless it is in a salon, so you avoid water falling on your face.
 

- On the day of the procedure, try to sleep with higher pillows to help blood circulation, this is great to avoid any swelling
 

- Avoid alcohol, chocolate, pepper, peanuts and seafood for at least 24 hours after the procedure
 

- Starting on day 3, apply ointment for 10 days (1 time a day if you have oily skin, morning and 2 times a day if you have dry skin, morning and evening), you will receive this product at your procedure. Attention: this product is supposed to be enough for 3 sessions, because it is very little that is applied on the eyebrows, so preserve this product because you will need it for retouching, in case this is done.
 

- Avoid using make-up, creams, oils, including sunscreen, and especially acids, on or near the eyebrows for 10 days.
 

- Avoid going to the gym or sauna for at least 10 days (oily skin should be avoided for longer, at least 15 days)
 

- YOU MUST NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, REMOVE THE PEEL DURING THE HEALING PROCESS. Removing the peel can cause infection, leave scars, and will compromise the pigmentation result. The peel needs to come off naturally.
 

- The healing process can cause itching, if this happens, take a cotton swab and lightly touch the itchy spot.
 

- After 15 days you can go back to using sunscreen all over your face, but avoid using it on your eyebrows and avoid sun exposure for 30 days.

An excellent result of healthy healing and beautiful finishing of your micro eyebrows is only possible if we work as a team! I will do all the work with excellence standard for you to have a wonderful pigmentation, but what you will do after the procedure, is what will contribute the most to the best healing and consequently leave it more beautiful and lasting on your skin!  After 100% healing (30 days), always hydrate daily with some neutral moisturizer or with the same ointment I indicated, this will keep the shine of your eyebrows for the next years. Follow the care strictly and contact me if you have any questions during the healing process.

WILL I KNOW WHAT THE FORMAT WILL LOOK LIKE BEFORE I PERFORM THE PROCEDURE?

Taking into consideration your biotype, skin type, forehead size, nose, mouth, style, and desire, I make the millimetric measurement of the ideal design for you.
I simulate this perfect design according to your characteristics and we verify together if it is to your liking.
We do several expression tests and only after everything is approved by you, will I perform the procedure.

ARE THE PIGMENTS SAFE?

Pigments are composed of minerals and are biocompatible with the human body!

HOW CAN I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?

Send an email to contato@deboramendonca.com stating your desire, availability, and phone number.

 

LIPS

DO YOU USE ANESTHESIA?

I use anesthetic starting in the second phase of the procedure, so you may feel a little discomfort at first! But it is extremely bearable, I often don't need to use the anesthetic at any point during the entire procedure If you have very sensitive skin, I apply anesthetic from the second phase of the procedure on. But the less anesthetic we use, the better for the result.

HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE LAST?

The procedure can take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours, and a sketch is made beforehand, so you have an idea of what the final result will be like. The drawing I do is always according to the measurements of your face, eye shape, forehead, nose, so that your upper and lower lips are harmonious and balanced, keeping your personality.


It is a delicate procedure and I prefer not to do it if I can't do it calmly, without worrying about the time. So set aside at least 4 hours of your day only for this procedure. 

DO I HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING FOR THE RETOUCHING?

There are two possibilities:


If after healing (30 days), your lips have pigmented between 90% to 100% , but some small parts have not picked up, which is common to happen, because our skin does not behave equally in all its extension, a symbolic fee of $50 requested. The touch-up should be done between 30 to 40 days after the first procedure.


If your lips have pigmented 90% to 100% but you have decided you want a darker, more striking color or a different shape than previously approved, you are charged $200 for the touch-up, which should be performed 30 to 40 days after the first procedure.

IS IT GUARANTEED THAT MY MOUTH WILL TAKE AND STAY EXACTLY THE COLOR I WANT?

Working with pigment implantation in the skin is not an exact science! Each person has different skin, even each part of our mouth can have different textures and densities! 


Usually the results are very satisfactory!

WHAT DOES MY MOUTH LOOK LIKE AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

After the procedure the lips may swell!


Something difficult to measure, some people swell while others swell almost nothing. 


The micropigmented area gets darker for at least 3 to 4 days, usually after the 4th day the peel starts to form and consecutively the scaling starts and stays around 50% to 60%. In this phase, the external healing is taking place and a film is forming between the pigment and the outer layer of your skin that still doesn't let you see the exact color. Between the 10th and 15th day the color reveals itself a little more. It is important to return in 30 days, when the lips are totally healed inside and outside, so we can check if the skin absorbed well the pigment in all the extension of the lips, because in some cases, the pigment is not totally collected in the first application, being necessary a retouching. On the return, we check together if you want to keep the resulting color or if you want darker lips.

WHEN IS MICROPIGMENTATION NOT RECOMMENDED?

The procedure cannot be performed on the following occasions:


- If you have herpes: and if you are prone, you must take a herpes pill starting 3 days before the procedure.
 

- If you have lupus: if lupus is controlled for more than 6 months, the procedure can be performed with a written authorization from your doctor.
 

- Sun tanned: It is necessary to wait for the complete peeling of the facial skin before performing the procedure.
 

- If you are taking medication for high blood pressure, heart or depression - in these cases the procedure can only be performed with written authorization from your doctor
 

- If you have a tendency to very strong keloid, we will need to analyze it.  Request written authorization from your dermatologist.
 

- If you are pregnant, only with a doctor's written permission
 

- For those under 18, in NYC, it is prohibited.
 

- If you are undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy, the procedure is not recommended
 

- If you have had Botox or facial or lip fillers in less than 1 month.
 

- You are using or have used Roacutan within 6 months.

IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO DO BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?

Yes! 
Besides taking medicine for herpes in case you are prone to it, two more precautions are needed in sequence, which are extremely important for a good result of your lip micropigmentation.


In the 3 days before the procedure, in the morning and at night, start a light exfoliation and moisturizing of the lips.
Without hurting yourself, remove any peeling skin. The lips need to be smooth for the procedure to take place! But don't force any peel, do everything lightly and in three days everything will come off.


I recommend using a wet towel (get a clean one just for this), exfoliate lightly, and soon after moisturize the lips with Aquaphor in a tube for lips (the original, without sunscreen).


Keep moisturizing during the day, at least 5 times a day for the 3 days before the procedure. This will be excellent for the result of your investment in lip micropigmentation!

IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO DO BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?

The following are extremely important precautions:


- Avoid washing your face abundantly for 3 days. After this period (3 days), wash the face with water at room temperature, in the sink, with neutral soap, very light movements and dry with light touches using disposable paper towels.
 

- Avoid very hot baths for 10 days. The steam can soften the micropigmentation peel and this is very bad for the result.
 

- Do not wash your hair for 3 days after the procedure, unless it is in a salon, so you avoid water falling on your face.
 

- On the day of the procedure, try to sleep with higher pillows to help blood circulation and prevent the eyebrows from swelling
 

- Avoid alcohol, chocolate, pepper, peanuts and seafood for up to 24 hours, both before and after the procedure
 

- Avoid placing hot food near the lips for the next 2 days
 

- Avoid the beach, sauna and swimming pool for 30 days, not even to be in the "shade" or with clothes on. The sand is dirty, the sea air is bad, and excessive heat is bad for the micro. The sauna will make you sweat, and the pool has chlorine, which is a depigmenting poison. Avoid the sun as much as possible, especially during the first 30 days.
 

- Apply Aquaphor for lips for 30 days, whenever you need (never leave your lips dry)
 

- Avoid using make-up, creams, oils, including sunscreen and mainly acids, on or near the lips for 10 days
 

- Avoid going to the gym or sauna for at least 7 days 
 

- YOU MUST NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, REMOVE THE PEEL DURING THE HEALING PROCESS. Removing the peel can cause infections, leave scars and compromise the pigmentation result. The peel needs to come off naturally.
 

- The healing process can cause itching, if this happens, take a cotton swab and lightly touch the itchy spot.
 

- After 15 days you can go back to using sunscreen all over your face, but avoid sun exposure for at least 30 days.
An excellent result of healthy healing and beautiful finishing of your micro is only possible if we work as a team! I will do all the work to a standard of excellence for you! But what you will do after the procedure, is what will contribute the most to the best healing and consequently leave your micro more beautiful and lasting in your mouth! After 100% healing (30 days), always hydrate daily, this will keep its shine for years to come.


Follow the care strictly and contact us if you have any questions during the healing process.

WILL I KNOW WHAT THE FORMAT WILL LOOK LIKE BEFORE I PERFORM THE PROCEDURE?

Yes.


I measure the design millimeter by millimeter, simulate how your lips will look, everything according to your characteristics, and show it to you so we can check together if it is to your liking.


Only after everything is approved, will I perform the procedure.

ARE THE PIGMENTS SAFE?

Pigments are composed of minerals and are biocompatible with the human body!

HOW CAN I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?

Send an email to contato@deboramendonca.com stating your desire, availability, and phone number.

 

EYES

HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE LAST?

The procedure may take between 2 and 4 hours, and a sketch is made beforehand, so you have an idea of what the final result will be like. The drawing I do is always in accordance with the size and shape of your eyes, so that your expression is harmonious and balanced, keeping your personality.


It is an extremely delicate procedure and I prefer not to do it if I can't do it calmly, without worrying about the schedule.
Another detail that can make the procedure take a little longer is the resistance that each person has to touching the eyes. Some people are more sensitive to touching their eyes.

DO YOU USE ANESTHESIA?

I use anesthesia from the beginning of the procedure.

DO I HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING FOR THE RETOUCHING?

There are two possibilities


- If after healing (30 days), your eye liner has pigmented between 90% and 100%, but some small parts have not taken, which is common because our skin does not behave equally in all its extension, a symbolic fee of $50 is required. The touch-up should be done between 30 to 40 days after the first procedure.
 

- If the lips have pigmented 90% to 100% but you have decided you want a different shape than previously approved, you are charged $200 for the touch-up, which must be done 30 to 40 days after the first procedure.

HOW DO MY EYES LOOK AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

The tattooed area may be swollen until the next day. Between the 5th and the 7th day you already notice the creation and peeling of a shell.


After the period of 7 days to 10 days the outline loses the strength of the black. At this stage external healing is taking place and a film is forming between the pigment and the outer layer of your skin that still doesn't let you see the exact color.


Between the 10th and 20th day, the internal healing is still happening and this film starts to break down. Then we start to see the real result.

WHEN IS IT NOT RECOMMENDED TO DO MICROPIGMENTATION ON THE EYES?

The procedure cannot be performed on the following occasions:


- If you have herpes: and if you are prone, you must take a herpes pill starting 3 days before the procedure.

 

- If you have lupus: If the lupus has been controlled for more than 6 months, the procedure can be done with a written authorization from the doctor.
 

- Sun tanned: It is necessary to wait for the complete peeling of the facial skin before performing the procedure.
 

- If you are taking medicine for high blood pressure, Diabetes, heart or depression - in these cases the procedure can only be performed with a written authorization from the doctor
 

- If you are prone to very strong keloid, we will need to evaluate and get written authorization from your doctor.
 

- If you are pregnant, only with your doctor's written consent
 

- For those under 18, in NYC, it is prohibited.
 

- If you are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy, the procedure is not recommended
 

- If you have had Botox or facial fillers in less than 20 days
 

- If you are taking or have taken Roacutan within 6 months
 

- If you have tersol or any eye infection
 

- For women, I advise against having the procedure if you are pre menstrually.

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

Some care is extremely important for the good result of your micro-eyes:


- Avoid washing your face abundantly for 3 days. After this period (3 days), wash your face with water at room temperature, in the sink, with neutral soap, very light movements and dry with light touches using disposable paper towels.
 

- Avoid very hot baths for 10 days. The steam can soften the micropigmentation peel and this is very bad for the result.
 

- Do not wash your hair for 3 days after the procedure, unless it is in a salon, so you avoid water falling on your face.
 

- On the day of the procedure, try to sleep with higher pillows to help blood circulation, this is great to avoid further swelling 
 

- Avoid alcohol, chocolate, pepper, peanuts and seafood for at least 24 hours after the procedure
 

- Starting on day 3, apply ointment for 10 days (1 time a day if you have oily skin, morning and 2 times a day if you have dry skin, morning and evening), you will receive this product at your procedure. Attention: this product is meant to be enough for 3 sessions, as very little is applied to the eyes, so preserve this product as you will need it for retouching, should this be done.
 

- Avoid using make-up, creams, oils, including sunscreen, and especially acids, on or near the eyes for 10 days.
 

- Avoid going to the gym or sauna for at least 10 days (oily skin should be avoided for longer, 15 days at least)
 

- YOU MUST NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, REMOVE THE PEEL DURING THE HEALING PROCESS. Removing the peel can cause infection, leave scars, and compromise the pigmentation result. The peel needs to come off naturally.
 

- Scarring can cause itching, if this happens, take a cotton swab and lightly touch the itchy spot.
 

- After 15 days you can go back to using sunscreen all over your face, but avoid using it on your eyes and avoid exposure to the sun for 30 days.


 Avoid the beach, sauna, and swimming pool for 30 days, not even to be in the "shade" or with clothes on. The sand is dirty, the sea air is bad, and the excessive heat is bad for the skin. The sauna will make you perspire putting ink out and the pool has chlorine that is a depigmenting poison for the tattoo. Avoid the sun as much as possible, especially during the first 30 days.
An excellent result of healthy healing and beautiful finish of your micro is only possible if we work as a team! I will do all the work with a standard of excellence so that you can have beautiful eye lines! But what you will do after the procedure, is what will contribute to the best healing and consequently leave your micro more beautiful and lasting in your skin! 
Follow the care strictly and contact us if you have any questions during the healing process.

WILL I KNOW WHAT SHAPE IT WILL BE BEFORE I PERFORM THE PROCEDURE?

Yes.


I take a millimeter measurement of the outline design, a simulation, according to your characteristics, and show it to you so that we can check together that it is to your satisfaction.


Only after everything is approved, will I perform the procedure.

ARE THE PIGMENTS SAFE?

Pigments are composed of minerals and are biocompatible with the human body!

HOW CAN I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?

Send an email to contato@deboramendonca.com stating your desire, availability, and phone number.

 

Areola

DO YOU USE ANESTHESIA?

Normally the breast area is more resistant to pain, since it has been through so many procedures. In the first phase of the procedure it is done without anesthesia, but if you feel discomfort I apply anesthesia and you will feel nothing more.

DO I HAVE TO PAY ANY RETOUCHING FEES?

There are two possibilities:


If after healing (approximately 45 days), the areola(s) have pigmented between 90% to 100%, but you still want more color or more detail, there is a fee of $100 for the touch-up.


 In another case, which is very rare, is when the pigment does not pigment almost completely, having to redo several parts, in this case, it will be necessary to evaluate, because many times the skin expels the pigment due to the several aggressions that the skin has already suffered in the area that was tattooed. 

DO I HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING FOR THE RETOUCHING?

The procedure can last between 3 and 6 hours. It will depend if it will be only one areola or both, if it will be only a correction or if it will be a complete reconstruction of the areola(s). An appointment in person or photos are required for analysis.  

WHEN THE PROCEDURE CANNOT BE PERFORMED?

 The procedure cannot be performed under the following conditions:


- If you have herpes, this means low immunity and therefore the procedure is not recommended until everything is stable in the body.
 

- If you have lupus: If the lupus is controlled for more than 6 months, the procedure can be done with a written authorization from the doctor.
 

- Sun tan: It is necessary to wait for the skin to completely peel before performing the procedure.
 

- If you are taking medicine for high blood pressure, Diabetes, heart or depression - in these cases the procedure can be done only with a written authorization from your doctor
 

- If you are prone to very strong keloid, we will need to analyze it.
 

- If you are still undergoing chemotherapy, or radiation therapy, or within 7 months of the last treatment.
 

- if you are not within 7 months of your last breast treatment (prosthesis, expansion, any other surgery)
 

- If you are using or have used Roacutan in less than 6 months.

HOW DOES MY BREAST LOOK AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

On the day and the day after, swelling and redness may occur in the micropigmented area.


The tattooed area is well pigmented for at least 7 days, very dark mainly from the 3rd day on, which is when the peel starts to form and therefore becomes very dark. After the 7-day period, in which they should already be peeling, they lighten about 50% to 60%. At this stage, external healing is taking place and a film is forming between the pigment and the outer layer of your skin that still doesn't let you see the exact color. Between the 10th and 15th day, the internal healing begins and this film starts to break down, and then we start to see the real result. It is important to return in 45 to 50 days, when the areolas are totally healed inside and outside.

 

This return is also important to check if the skin absorbed the pigment well in all of its extension, because in some cases, the pigment is not totally collected in the first application, being necessary a retouching. In the return, we verify together if you want to keep the resulting color or if you want to retouch leaving the areolas darker.

GOING TO CASCA? CAN IT INFLAMATE?

With proper care, there is practically no chance of it getting inflamed! But since it is an area that has already been "moved" a lot and still depends on the immune system of each person, this is something that cannot be guaranteed not to happen.


As for the peel, there are cases in which a thin layer of skin is formed that peels off slightly, and there are people in whom healing is more difficult and a thicker peel may form. Both should peel off naturally from the body. Never remove the peel during healing.

WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?

It is - extremely - important that the skin is well moisturized in the area that will be tattooed. So start applying moisturizer 5 times a day, for at least a week before the tattoo (ideally, start today!).


It is important that you come well rested and nourished. Don't go out late the night before your tattoo day, and avoid alcohol and any other drugs the day before, the day before, and the day after your procedure. Eat a light but substantial meal, as an empty stomach can cause problems such as a drop in blood pressure and nausea. 


Ideally, you should have your shower already taken as you will not be able to shower the day of the procedure.

WHAT ARE THE POST-PROCEDURE CARES?

Some very important cares are necessary for adequate healing:


1- Whenever you need to perform something on the areola(s) or in the region, be with clean hands.
 

2- Tegaderm will be placed on the areola(s) soon after the procedure.
 

3- Avoid washing the region abundantly for 3 days. In the bath, avoid that the water falls directly on the breasts, deviate the body from the water fall, leaving the region to be washed with delicate movements when you are finishing the bath, using your hand to bring the water to them. I will explain further in person. Wash this way for the next 15 days (even after removing the plastic - Next step)
 

4- On Day 3, remove the tegaderm as carefully as possible, moisten the area with water while removing the tegaderm. Wash them with water at room temperature or cold (preferably in the sink), with neutral soap ( I recommend Cetaphil ) with very light movements and dry with light touches of disposable paper towel. Let the areola(s) breathe for 1 hour. Do not iron anything at all. Do this at a time when you can do without your bra and blouse. Note: it is normal to have lymph (yellowish transparent liquid) and ink accumulation under the tegaderm.  
 

5- Continue cleaning the same way instructed in point 3, same care in the shower for the next days.
 

6- Apply the specific ointment for the procedure, whenever the skin is dry, for the next 30 days. You will receive this product on the day of your procedure. Do not cover the region with gauze, cotton or anything else. However, in the first 10 days, it is interesting to cover the ointment with plastic film in the hours that you cannot be without a blouse or bra. But at every moment that you can, let your areola breath, using only the ointment.
 

7- Avoid long, hot baths for 15 days. The steam can soften the micropigmentation peel and this is very bad for the final result. 
 

8- Do not wash your hair for 3 days after the procedure, unless it is in a salon, so you avoid that the water with shampoo falls on the breasts and also avoid excessive movement of the breast region.
 

9- Try to sleep with your belly up until your breasts are externally healed (approximately 10 days).
 

10- Avoid the beach, sauna and swimming pool for 30 days, not even to be in the "shade" or with clothes on. The sand is dirty, the sea air is bad for the skin and excessive heat is bad for micropigmentation. The sauna will make you sweat putting ink out and the pool has chlorine that is a depigmenting poison for the tattoo. Avoid the sun as much as possible, especially in the first 30 days, unless it is from 6am to 8am.
 

11- Avoid contact with pets, especially in the tattooed area. Animal hair can bring impurities to the tattoo and they can also end up licking or passing their paws and nails on the tattoo and hurt the work. The same care should be taken with babies.
 

12- YOU CANNOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, REMOVE THE BARK DURING THE HEALING PROCESS. Removing the peel can cause infections, leave scars and will compromise the pigmentation result. The peel needs to come off naturally. Scarring can cause itching, if it does, take a cotton swab and lightly touch the itchy spot. Observe if you are moisturizing the skin enough with the ointment, if the skin is dry it will itch more.


An excellent result of healthy healing and beautiful finish of your micropigmentation is only possible if we work as a team! I will do all the work to a standard of excellence in the art of the areola(s) for you! But what you will do after the procedure, is what will contribute the most to the best healing and consequently leave your micro more beautiful and lasting in your skin! After 100% healing (30 days), always moisturize daily, this will maintain its glow for the next years. Follow the care strictly and contact us if you have any questions during the healing process.

WILL I KNOW HOW IT WILL LOOK LIKE BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?

I measure the design millimeter by millimeter, simulate what the ideal areola(s) would look like for you, according to your characteristics and skin color, and show it to you so we can check together if it is to your liking,
Only after everything is approved will I perform the procedure.

ARE THE PIGMENTS SAFE?

Pigments are composed of minerals and are biocompatible with the human body!

HOW CAN I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?

Send an email to contato@deboramendonca.com stating your desire, availability, and phone number.

 

Tattoo

I WANT TO GET A TATTOO, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

First of all, choose the design. Choosing the right design and the right location can guarantee the success or failure of your tattoo, do it with criteria and never on impulse. It is important to have passion for the design you choose, so that your relationship with your tattoo does not wear out over time.


By choosing the right design and place, you will live in full harmony with your tattoo, and for sure you will be admired for the living art that you will become.


It is extremely important to make up your mind so that you don't regret it later. Take the professional's opinion into consideration as well, many times he/she can help you decide what is best for you.

IS THERE THE RIGHT TATTOO ARTIST FOR ME?

It is your responsibility to make sure of the quality of the professional you choose. Take a look at his work, look for recommendations. If the photos of his work match your expectations, get in touch to find out if the artist's personality also matches your way of being! There are from the rockiest studio to those where you will lie down and relax listening to meditation music!


Tattoos are personal and it is good to get tattooed with someone you can trust and identify with.
The artist should be open to answering your questions and should be involved in the process of creating your tattoo art. If the artist doesn't like any of your ideas, can't get your wishes down on paper, or tries to lead you to something you don't like, you may be in the wrong place.


Find an artist who will give you what you want and stay true to your instincts.
Just know one important detail, I for one do not copy any tattoo. Some tattoos are actually in the public domain, that is, many people have the same, like infinity with Love, various words, even the Poseidon, many people have the same, however, an art that I notice was made exclusively for a client, telling his personal story, I don't copy. I suggest modifications and adaptations to make the tattoo uniquely yours!

HOW CAN I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?

For quotations, please fill out the form above (on this page), put as many details as you can so I can give you an accurate value

DOES IT HURT TO GET A TATTOO?

This is very relative! The perception of pain is something very personal. The same design tattooed in the same place can, in two different people, give different sensations, ranging from pain to pleasure! More pure truth!


I would say that the tattoo, at the moment of its execution, is something that bothers, a slight burning sensation that can be more or less intense, but that is bearable and gives a huge satisfaction when you see the work of art, the tattoo, ready! There are some regions that are more sensitive, such as the thorax, neck, ribs, and the inner part of the arm.


But don't be afraid of pain, in smaller or larger proportions, this depends on each person and it will be part of your tattoo's history! Think about it, if it was so painful, why do so many people come back for more?  The key word is to relax and enjoy the process!
If you are already in your procedure and are feeling a lot of pain, try to relax, concentrate on your breathing, think about something else, read a book or listen to your favorite music on your phone with a headset, whatever you want! But try to relax! This is something I can't do for you, so embrace the cause and be as still as possible so that the tattoo doesn't linger and the discomfort doesn't continue any longer!


That way, in the end, you will be proud that you did your part to make the procedure successful!
Of course I will stop if you need to go to the bathroom or stretch! Even I need to do that! But fidgeting because of discomfort with pain will only prolong the process and may even make me miss the drawing. We certainly don't want that! 


 So RELAX!

IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET INFECTIONS OR DISEASES FROM TATTOOS?

Yes, in several ways but two are the most common, they are through the studio and tattoo artist and the other through you. 
As for my studio, your risk is nonexistent. I am a serious professional and extremely dedicated to offering you the maximum of safety, because if I offer a safe environment for you, I will also be safe. I only use disposable needles and materials, and there is always a wide and deep cleaning with proper hospital cleaning products for biosecurity, avoiding any kind of contamination. 


But as for the healing of the tattoo, it is up to you. It is essential to follow the instructions you will be given to avoid infection and inflammation. You need to take care of your tattoo like any other wound. See the topic How should I care for my tattoo for more details.
If you follow the care to the letter, your healing will be great and your tattoo will look great!

I WANT A TATTOO BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO TATTOO! DO YOU CHOOSE THE DESIGN FOR ME?

I always try to give suggestions, but it is not up to me to choose a design that you will carry with you for your entire life! I can advise you, see if the design you have chosen is appropriate for the area you want to tattoo and guide you to choose something that is more suitable!


I advise you to inform yourself as much as possible: look for references on the Internet, in tattoo books and magazines. There is a range of possibilities to get to know all the varieties of styles until you choose the one you want to tattoo. Think of moments and details that are part of your life, for example a turtle that represents the realization of the dream of going to Hawaii (I have one!), or a bicycle if you love this sport, choose something that has a story or some meaning to you.

WHAT IS THE PAYMENT METHOD?

The appointment is made only upon a $100 deposit. This deposit is non-refundable and is the first step in getting started with the artwork for your tattoo. 


I usually require up to 10 business days to deliver 3 design options that are created based on your specifications. From these options, we define everything you approve for the creation of the final artwork! You can still request minor adjustments to the art up to 1 week before your appointment! After this period, any adjustments to the artwork are charged separately.


For estimates, please fill out the form above (on this page), put as many details as you can so I can give you an accurate value.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GET A TATTOO?

The minimum investment for a tattoo is $250. In this value it's normally possible to make something delicate, simple, up to 3cmx10cm.


A drawing that is previously defined by you and that I will only make small modifications (I don't copy other tattoo artists' work). 
But a bigger drawing, with more details, shadings and textures, or any drawing that I have that I do from scratch and personalized for you (I usually say it's a custom drawing), the value is only informed after we talk through your budget request.
For quotes, please fill out the form above (on this page), put as many details as you can so that I can give you an accurate value.


It is interesting to know that tattooing is a work of art, and therefore there is no table for this. It will depend on the location (of the studio), the infrastructure offered and especially the quality offered, the place to be tattooed e.g.: chest, fingers and ribs may have different values due to the difficulty of the work. Putting all these factors together, keep in mind that it can be a high investment, depending on what you want to tattoo.


One thing I like to mention is: a woman spends on average $ 1000.00 per year at the hairdresser's, and this cycle repeats itself for all her life, the tattoo is paid only once, and this experience is unique!


So don't skimp when it comes to choosing your design or tattoo artist, you are only paying once. Avoid regretting it later by saying that you could have done it a little bigger, or that you should have chosen that other design and didn't do it for a little more money. There are things that are not worth saving!

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TATTOO PRICE?

In addition to the artist's time, dedicated to your artwork, immortalized on your skin, whether it is sent by you or drawn from scratch by me (which counts the time dedicated to the drawing), also included are:


-all the disposables used in your tattoo (protective plastic for stretcher, for the machine, and everything else that is used in your procedure),
 

-good quality absorbent paper
 

-needles made in the USA,
 

-recipients for pigments,
 

-high quality pigments made in Germany or in the USA,
 

-alcohol,
 

-deep cleaning hospital products for biosafety,
 

-Paper for printing your design,
 

paper for printing your design, -specific and own paper for decal of your design,
high-quality lint-free cotton on your tattoo

 

-saline solution,
 

-Distilled and purified water to use for the procedure (I don't use tap water),
 

-soap used by doctors to properly clean your tattoo
 

-disposable mixer for the pigments
 

-and a host of other materials that could make a huge list.
 

-It is also included in the tattoo fee, everything I can offer for your comfort in my studio, a clean, cozy and bright environment,

pleasant music, air conditioning in the heat, heater in the cold, a clean bathroom, healthy granola bars and cookies in case you feel hungry during the procedure, coffee or tea if you feel like it, and water...
 

- Last but not least: also included is my total dedication and respect to you, you can be sure that I will give you the best of myself to accomplish your tattoo, trying to exceed your expectations!

I AM UNDER 18, WILL YOU DO MY TATTOO?

No. Under no circumstances. Not even with the written permission or accompaniment of parents or guardians. It is forbidden.

CAN THE TATTOO DEFORM IF I GAIN OR LOSE WEIGHT?

Yes, tattoos tend to take different shapes when we create LOTS of muscle mass or lose LOTS of muscle mass and fat.
It is interesting to avoid the belly region, the elasticity that is created there can also interfere with the tattoo. Especially women, due to the fact that they can get pregnant and consequently stretch the skin there.


The back region and from the waist down, the thighs and the leg potato, with the passing of the years are perhaps the regions that suffer less from anatomy changes and flaccidity.


But this is really for very large losses or gains of muscle or fat. Around 30, 40 kilos for example.
Or when you get a tattoo at a very young age and then gain a lot of muscle mass and stretch in size.

I AM PREGNANT, CAN I GET TATTOOED?

Although there are no proven contraindications, I do not perform the procedure on pregnant women. It is worth remembering that a woman's body changes completely during pregnancy and may not respond in the normal way during the procedure and healing.


Better safe than sorry!

I AM DEPRESSED, FRUSTRATED, UPSET, SHOULD I GET A TATTOO?

I don't recommend getting a tattoo when you are down on your luck!


There is no reason to get a tattoo that will bring unpleasant memories in the future. I have heard several stories of unhappy people who got tattooed in unfavorable states of mind and later regretted it bitterly!


Sometimes, being impulsive, wanting to prove something to someone, that doesn't usually work out so well!
Tattoos are permanent. Also, avoid fad or fashion tattoos. Be sure of what you want, plan with me, and be emotionally well enough to receive your tattoo.


Tip: Never get a tattoo while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

THE BIG DAY IS COMING, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

It is - extremely - important that the skin is well moisturized in the area that will be tattooed. So start applying moisturizer 5 times a day, for at least a week before the tattoo (the ideal is to start today!).


It is important that you come well rested and nourished. Don't go out late the night before your tattoo, and avoid alcohol and any other drugs the day before, the day after, and the day after your procedure.


Eat a light but substantial meal, as an empty stomach can cause problems such as a drop in blood pressure and nausea. 
Please arrive on time! A few minutes early is fine, but avoid arriving too early (10, 15 minutes), as I need a specific amount of time to get everything ready for you. And especially avoid arriving after the scheduled time, because I need time to offer you the best of my work, with calm and tranquility. Tattoos should not be done in a hurry!


Therefore, if you are coming by car, count on the time you will need to look for a parking space or count on the unforeseen events of public transportation.


If the time you arrive is not compatible with the time I need to perform the work with quality, it will be necessary to reschedule your session and a new deposit will be required for your new time.


It is ideal that you have your bath already taken because it is best not to shower the day you have your tattoo done.

I WANT TO CHANGE THE DESIGN CAN I?

Yes!!
you can request minor artwork adjustments up to 1 week before your appointment! After this period, any adjustments to the artwork are charged separately.

HOW SHOULD I CARE FOR MY TATTOO?

Some care is extremely important for the healthy healing of your tattoo:


1 - You will leave the studio with the tattoo clean and protected from external agents. I will put a waterproof plastic that you will only remove after 3 days. After this time, remove the plastic gently, wash your tattoo with neutral liquid soap and cold running water, dry it with a paper towel only touching the skin (NEVER rub the skin) and start applying a specific ointment (I have it for sale in my studio for $12) / a specific ointment for your tattoo, you will get this ointment on the day of your procedure. (But before these 3 days - tattoo day + 2 plastic days - let the skin close the "bruise" naturally, without intervention of any ointment or cream). Apply a thin layer of ointment whenever the tattoo is dry (it's not to flood the tattoo with product, making it oily. If it's uncomfortable to sleep, use the plastic film only at this time to avoid that the tattoo scraping on the clothes and sheets.
 

2 - Avoid beach, sauna and swimming pool, for 30 days, not even to stay in the "shade" or with clothes. The sand is dirty, the sea air is bad, and the excess heat is bad for the tattoo. The sauna will make you perspire putting ink out and the pool has chlorine that is a depigmenting poison for the tattoo. Avoid the sun as much as possible, especially during the first 30 days.
 

3 - Avoid these foods the day before, the day after and the day after your tattoo: pork, seafood, chocolate, peanuts, pepper, acai nuts and a lot of fried food. Also avoid alcohol and any other drug as already mentioned.
 

4 - You can't scratch the tattoo ANY WAY! Scratching is part of the healing process and it is important to respect this! Besides our nails being dirty and can cause infections, scratching can remove the skin that would naturally get loose with the healing process, bringing along the ink and this will fail the drawing of your tattoo. So if you scratch, with clean fingers or cotton swab, give light touches where it is scratching. Observe if you are moisturizing the skin enough with the ointment, if the skin is dry it will itch more. The skin may or may not create peels, this depends a lot on the healing of each person and on the care that must be followed to the letter to ensure a healthy healing for the tattoo.
 

5 - Avoid contact with pets, especially in the tattooed area. Animal hair can bring impurities to the tattoo and they can also end up licking or passing their paw and nails on the tattoo and hurt the work. The same care should be taken with babies.
 

6 - Use sun block. After this healing process of more or less 15 to 30 days, depending on the body of each person, every time you are in contact with the sun for a long period, use sun block for the tattoo not to lose its shine. Coconut oil is an excellent natural and fĩsico sunblock, does not contain Zinc, which is depigmenting.
 

7 - Avoid the gym for 7 days, avoid exercising because it will heat up your body. After this time of 7 days, think of the following way, if the tattoo is on the upper part of the body, work out the lower part until the fifteenth day of the tattoo and vice versa. After 15 days you can work out normally.


An excellent result of healthy healing and beautiful finishing of your tattoo is only possible if we work as a team! I will do all the work with excellence standard for you to have a wonderful art eternalized in your skin! But what you will do after the procedure is what will contribute for the best healing and consequently leaving your tattoo more beautiful and lasting on your skin! After 100% healed (30 days), always hydrate daily, this will keep its shine for the next years. Follow the care strictly and contact us if you have any questions during the healing process.
The rest is all joy!

IF I DON'T LIKE IT WILL I GET MY MONEY BACK?

No.
The whole project of your tattoo will be done with care and dedication, with a lot of details using information passed by you, and everything will be decided by you before the work is done.


A tattoo is not only the drawing on your skin, but also all the work done before and after it, the time dedicated to it, and the products used in it.  I will be 100% dedicated to your procedure and offer you the best of myself with total exclusivity, comfort and responsibility.