What is Nano Eyebrows?

Nano Eyebrows is hair like strokes tattooed into the skin using a digital machine. Strokes are made to mimic your natural hair, and blend in seemlessly. Nano Eyebrows is NOT microblading and differs because a tiny "Nano" tattoo needle and tattoo machine is used to create the very thin hair like strokes. These strokes are tattooed into the skin the same way a body tattoo is deposited, only the machine is designed for the face, making it less abrasive. Nano Eyebrows is recommended for anyone, but especially those who have oily skin as the colour retention is much better than microblading. A bit of shading can be added to the nano strokes for added dimension at no extra cost to you.

What is Ombre Powder Brows?

Ombre Powder Brows are fully shaded eyebrows that are tattooed softer at the front near your nose and graudually get darker towards the tails. They will be dark when they are first tattooed but will fade to a softer powdery look.

What is Micro-Shading?

Micro-Shading is a combination of mostly Ombre Powder Brows and a bit of Nano hair Stroke tattoo. The hair strokes are only added to the front of the brow for added dimension.

What is Eyelash Enhancement Tattoo?

Eyelash Enhancement Tattoo - Not to be confused with Eyeliner! is a very tiny thin line that is tattooed directly into the lash line to make the natual lash line appear darker and lashes to appear fuller. Is a great combo with eyelash extensions, making it less noticable when a lash fill is needed. PLEASE understand the difference, as Robin does not tattoo thicker eyeliner.

What is Lip Blush?

Lip blush is a tattoo on the lips that can improve the colour of your pout, as well as the overall symmetry of the lips. A custom colour is created based on your personal preference, and skin tone. Expect the Lip Blush to be quite bright at first, but will minimize by 50-60% when healed. It is important to take this into consideration when choosing a colour, as well as managing expectations.

Do you Microblade?

No. Only a digitial machine is used to create brows at Robin Yu Cosmetic Tattoo.

Where are you located?

Robin Yu Cosmetic Tattoo is located in Kincora NW Calgary.

Can I keep my Eyelash Extensions on to get Eyelash Enhancement Tattoo?

Unfortunately all Eyelash Extensions will need to be removed before Eyelash Enhacement tattoo can be completed. Lashes cannot be applied until the tattoo is fully healed at 14 days.

Do I need a Touch-Up for Eyelash Enhacement Tattoo?

A touch up is recommended at the 6-8 week mark for optimal results.

How many sessions do I need for any Eyebrow Tattoo?

After your initail appointment you will return at the 6-8 week mark for a minor touch-up to perfect any areas that did not heal as well. Please keep in mind that this is a 2 step process, and not to stress if any areas are a bit lighter than others, as they will be perfected at the 6-8 week touch-up. After that appointment, most come annually for touch-ups, but there are some factors that may have you coming in a bit earlier. Excessive oil, sun exposure, and use of Retin-A and similiar exfoliants will cause premature color loss. Please see the EYEBROW TATTOO tab underneath SERVICES for more information regarding touch-ups.

How long is the healing time for any Eyebrow Tattoo?

Healing time varies per individual, but brows should appear fully healed on the outside by 14 days. The new eyebrow tattoo will still be healing beneath the skin, so please wait until the full 6 weeks for full colour retention.

What is the aftercare for any Eyebrow Tattoo?

After any procedure a detailed aftercare sheet is provided, as well as ointment to be applied during healing. It is important that the brows stay dry for a period of time, as well as no sweating for a 1 week period. Due to these factors it is important to please plan your appointment accordingly, as proper aftercare is essential to a great healed result.

What is your pricing?

Please see the INVESTMENT tab for more information regarding pricing.

How long does the Lip Blush Tattoo Last?

Lip Blush tattoo can last up to 2 years, but does require touch-ups to maintain the colour.

What is the aftercare for Eyelash Enhancement Tattoo?

Please see the AFTERCARE tab for more information regarding Eyelash Enhacement Tattoo aftercare.

How long does Eyelash Enhancement Tattoo Last?

Eyelash Enhancement Tattoo can last up to 2 years, but annual touch-ups are recommended to maintain colour.

Do I need a Touch-Up for Lip Blush Tattoo?

Yes, a 6-8 week touch-up is necessary to perfect your new lip tattoo, and after that annual touc-ups are recommended to maintain colour.

Do You Travel?

At this time Robin does not travel to perform her services, but may in the future.

Is getting a Cosmetic Tattoo Painful?

A topical numbing cream is used before the procedure begins, and another one throughout the procedure. With this being said, there are different levels of tolerance to pain and it cannot be certain how you will feel during the tattoo process. If you are worried about pain, please take a tylenol before your appointment, but please no advil as it can thin the blood.

What can I do to prepare for my appointment?

Please stay out of the sun for at least 30 days prior to your appointment day, and 30 days after. If you are booked into have your eyebrows tattooed, please no botox for at least 4 weeks before your appointment. If you are using lotion exfoliants such as Glycolic Acids and Retin-A, please refrain from using such products for at least 2 weeks before your appointment. Please do not consume blood thinners, alcohol, and/or caffeine at least 48 hours before your appointment (ibuprofen, advil, aspirin, etc) as these items cause blood thinning, which can cause excess bleeding during the procedure. It is best to come showered to your appointment as all tattoos need to remain dry for a certain period of time. Please cancel any yoga dates, or personal trainers as you cannot sweat for at least a week after the appointment.

Can I transfer my deposit to another day?

Yes, as long as 7 days notice is given. If 7 days is not given deposit will be forfeited.

Do you offer refunds?

No refunds will be given under any circumstance. Each procedure is carried out at a cost, and results are not guaranteed.

Can I get a Cosmetic Tattoo while pregnant or nursing?

No, Robin does not perform any tattoos on anyone who is pregnant or nursing.

Can I get a Cosmetic Tattoo if I am on Accutane?

Accutane thins the skin so much that the skin cannot be tattooed for at leats 6 months after coming off the acne medication.

Can I get a Cosmtetic Tattoo if I just had chemo?

A duration of 6 months must pass from the last day of treatment before any procedure can be carried out.

Does oily skin fade Cosmetic Tattoos faster?

Oily skin can cause the tattoo to fade faster, and nano strokes to not appear as "crisp". In extreme cases it can cause the strokes to bleed together entirely. With that being said, the nano technique has better colour retention than microblading, and has the reputation of great retention.

Do you offer Touch-Up pricing on other artists work?

All new clients are considered new brows due to the fact that every artist has their own style of tattooing, which can make it extremely difficult to cover. If the previous tattoo is done unevenly, or the colour has changed to an undesirable one, the process of covering up is almost always more work than a client with virgin eyebrows. All potential clients that have had previous work done must submit photos via email or text before booking an appointment at Robin Yu Cosmetic Tattoo.

Do you shave the eyebrow hairs?

NEVER! only the hairs outside of the eyebrow design are removed. The goal is to keep as much natural hair as possible.

How long does is an appointment for Eyebrow Tattoo?

Nano Blading appointments are booked for 3.5-4 hours, which leaves time for paperwork, design, numbing, colour choice, and the actual procedure. 6-8 week touch ups range between 1.5-2 hours, and Annual appointments are 2.5-3 hours in duration.

How long is the appointment for Lip Blush?

Lip blush appointments are booked for 4 Hours, which includes paperwork, numbing, design, colour choice and procedure.

Why are Cosmetic Tattoos semi-permanent?

Cosmetic Tattoos fade due to the fact that the pigment is designed to fade. Style changes all the time, and due to fading you are able to make any changes you may want in the future. Also, cosmetic tattoos are not implanted as deep as permanent body tattoos so they will fade faster.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, E-transfer, and all major credit cards are accepted.

Do you offer training?

YES! Please see the "EDUCATION" tab for more information regarding what classes are offered, and what the investment is.