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Sarah Hardy Permanent Makeup & Medical Tattoo Artist

Permanent makeup FAQ's

What is Permanent Makeup?

Also known as cosmetic tattooing, micropigmentation and digital microblading. Permanent Makeup is the process of implanting colour into the top layer of the dermis. I use the digital machine method as the results last longer and the method is less invasive.

How old do I need to be?

You must be 18 or over and not pregnant or breastfeeding. I will go through your medical history with you before any treatment to ensure there are no contraindications.

How long will it last?

Permanent makeup can last anything from one year to a few years. Treatments usually require an annual colour boost to keep it looking fresh.

Will it hurt?

Most people only experience a little discomfort during a permanent makeup procedure. High quality numbing creams are used before and during your treatment.

Can you guarantee the result?

Permanent Makeup is a process, not an exact science and I cannot guarantee you an exact colour result. Colours heal differently in everyone, lighter colours fade faster than darker colours, and all colours will change with time.

What do I need to do afterwards?

This will be explained in depth and you will be given written instructions to take home. It is vital that you adhere to your aftercare instructions to ensure that you are not vulnerable to infection once you have left the environment of my clinic. 

Do I need to have the second session?

Yes you do. Permanent Makeup is always a two part process. If you don’t have this top up within the advised timescale the colour will disappear quickly. Make up with one session is not finished and you will not have a great result.

How do you choose what colour to use?

Part of your cosmetic tattooing consultation is to colour match you. I will discuss with you the look you are hoping to achieve from permanent makeup, then I will be guided by your hair colour and skin tone and of course your colour preference!

Are you qualified, licensed and insured?

Yes! I have my certificates displayed in my treatment room, I am insured and registered with The New Zealand Association of Registered Beauty Professionals, and am Licensed by Auckland Council.


Consultations are free and there is no obligation to book a procedure.

During the consultation I can take a look at your skin and advise on the best method of treatment. I will take a full medical history and check for any contra-indications. If a tattooing treatment is requested then I will patch test you with the pigments. Consultations can ether be done at the time of a procedure or they can be done at an earlier date. 

Permanent Makeup is not a spur of the moment procedure so it is essential to ensure you are a suitable candidate, feel comfortable that it is the right treatment for you, and that all aspects of the treatment and healing process have been fully explained by myself. 

Please use the online booking form and select Free Consultation.