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210 Samuelson Street
Cambridge, Ontario
Canada

5192676847

ENVY INK STUDIOS is an art and beauty atelier located in Cambridge Ontario, founded by Luna Vie and Aura Nox, EST. 2010. Best known for Tattoo services, offering a wide range including; Traditional Tattoos: cover ups, reworking existing tattoos, restoration and customized work; Cosmetic Tattoos/Micropigmentation, also known as Permanent Make-up; Paramedical Tattoos: pigmentation/scar camouflaging.

FAQ

Traditional Tattoo FAQ

Are the needles new?

Yes. Envy Ink Studios only uses the highest quality disposable/one-time-use needles and tubes, so nothing that comes in contact with skin is reused, ever. We use Cheyenne needle and cartridge combos, which are pre-packaged and pre-sterilized. These needles/tubes are the most sanitary and highest quality needles/tubes in the field, and for our customer satisfaction needles are always opened in front of our clients for extra assurance of safety and sanitation. 

 

Can I view the facilities beforehand?

Absolutely. Booking a consultation is a good chance to have a detailed tour of our studio. If you'd like to drop in to view the studio without discussing tattoo details, we welcome you to call/email during business hours and drop in. You can view our business hours online here.

 

Does it hurt?

Everybody has a different tolerance for pain and different parts of your body are more sensitive than others, therefore the pain is relative. Generally tattoos are not painless. It's always better to expect your tattoo to be painful because then you may be pleasantly surprised by how your body takes it. However, assuming a tattoo won't hurt at all pretty well guarantees it will hurt more than you expect it to. There are many factors aside from your "pain tolerance" that will affect how much a tattoo hurts, such as your diet, medications, how hydrated you are, even your mood, and for this reason we supply our clients with a complete pre-tattoo guide of what to expect and how to properly prepare - whether it's your first tattoo or not, it's always good to be prepared. 

 

Can I numb it?

Yes. Many tattoo parlors don't support numbing agents as they believe the pain is a part of the experience. At Envy Ink Studios, we're more concerned about the comfort and ease of both the client and our tattoo artists; not feeling pain minimizes the chances of involuntary body movements associated with coping with pain and therefore can make a big difference in how long a tattoo session takes. Clients will be advised of numbing agents potentially affecting the healing process if they choose to numb, and Envy Ink Studios must be advised prior to the tattoo appointment if the tattoo will be numbed. 

 

How long does it take to heal?

Tattoos generally take 1-2 weeks to heal superficially, but it will take up to 6 weeks for your skin to completely heal. All clients at Envy Ink Studios are supplied with an aftercare guide with thorough instructions of what to do and what not to do. After 2 weeks you can resume any activities that aren't recommended during healing. 

UV Tattoos

What are UV tattoos?

UV Tattoos are tattoos created using invisible UV pigment. Once the skin heals, the ink will be invisible unless under a blacklight. 

 

Are they safe?

Our UV pigments comes from a reputable and regulated supplier, a very well known and well received brand name of tattoo pigment in which most tattoo parlors use on a regular basis. No tattoo pigment is actually approved by the FDA because the FDA does not regulate tattoo ink, but UV ink has been approved for the food industry. There are no known issues with UV ink, or anything that separates this type of ink from regular tattoo ink. This pigment is relatively new to the market, (it's been on the market for approximately 17 years) so long term effects haven't been thoroughly studied at this time, however there hasn't been any indication that there should be cause for worry down the road.

 

Are they toxic?

The MSDS sheets for the ingredients in the UV ink used by Envy Ink Studios report a non-hazardous status. They are safe and non-toxic to use. 
 

How long do they last? 

There are many factors that determine how long the ink will react to a blacklight, which means the lifespan of this tattoo varies, however these types of tattoos should fade just as regular tattoos do, they just fade a bit faster. 

 

Are there different aftercare steps?

The aftercare for blacklight tattoos is the same as any tattoo, however these types of tattoos do take a bit longer to heal.

Permanent Make-up FAQ

IS PERMANENT MAKE-UP SAFE?

Having permanent make-up done is virtually risk-free when it's done by a fully certified technician. There are a lot of technicians out there who offer cosmetic tattoos at an abnormally low price, and it's important for you who are interested in having permanent make-up to understand the differences between somebody who is operating without proper training and those who have been taught professionally. 

There are in fact many risks to having permanent make-up tattooed onto you, and these risks revolve mainly around the type of pigments used and the techniques. There are a few areas in your face where your dermis is unstable. Tattooing these high-potential problematic areas risks future pigment migration beyond repair. A permanent make-up procedure may appear to be done with quality results, however if you are a victim of an unprofessional procedure then what you must understand is that these issues will not arise until years down the line. A quick google search can enlighten you as to what is most likely in store for you should you decide to chance a cheaper alternative (uncertified technicians). 

Micro-pigments are different than traditional tattoo pigments and tattoo pigments should never be used for a cosmetic procedure. The consistency of these inks will determine the ultimate type of pigment migration, coupled with technique. 

For these reasons it is important that you have your permanent make-up done by a certified professional. 

 

IS IT PAINFUL? 

There is some pain involved in the procedures but the pain is minimal and will always vary depending on the procedure and your personal pain tolerance. All procedures are done while your skin is numbed by a high grade fast acting numbing agent, but in order for the numbing agent to take effect your skin must be gently pierced to allow the agent to be absorbed. This is the only pain involved during the procedures. Post-procedure your skin may feel slightly agitated for a few days. 

 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO HEAL?

Your new cosmetic tattoo will take 7-10 days to heal superficially, but will generally take 3-6 weeks for the colour to fade into its final shade. An initial touch-up may be done 3 weeks after your first procedure. 

When your cosmetic tattoo is freshly completed, the colour will appear 50-70% darker than what it will ultimately become for the majority of its lifespan. 

 

WILL MY FACE BE SWOLLEN/RED FOR THE WHOLE HEALING DURATION?

Post-procedure you will experience swelling and redness for up to a few days. In  many cases though swelling will subside within a few hours. If possible it is best to plan your cosmetic tattoo procedure appointment for right before an at-home relaxing weekend, and stay away from social events and strenuous activity until the swelling dissipates. Swelling will be minimal though, but depends on how sensitive your skin is. You will be able to drive post-procedure with no issues. 

 

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT BEFORE WEARING MAKEUP? 

You can wear make-up 2 days post-procedure. 

 

HOW LONG WILL THE PROCEDURE TAKE?

Generally it takes about 1-2 hours per procedure but can vary depending on your skin.

 

HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?

Permanent make-up --contrary to its name-- is actually only semi-permanent. It will last up to 7 years depending entirely on your skin and lifestyle. Generally it is advised to have an annual touch-up done to keep your permanent make-up looking fresh, always. 

 

CAN I TATTOO EYELINER IF I WEAR CONTACTS? 

Yes, however you should avoid wearing contacts for a few days post procedure. 

 

Lash Lift & tint fAQ

IS it SAFE?

It is completely safe! Some people have minor reactions if they are more sensitive. Though not many experience these, they are very normal and will go away quickly.

 

IS IT PAINFUL? 

Not at all! It is a very comfortable and enjoyable experience. You just lay back, close your eyes and relax, and when you open your eyes it will be with new and gorgeous lashes! 

 

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT BEFORE WEARING MAKEUP? 

Please wait 24 hours before washing your eye area and using any products on your eyes. 

HOW LONG WILL THE PROCEDURE TAKE?

The procedure is typically 35-45 minutes long, with some exceptions. If makeup needs to be removed first or if your lashes are coarser and the solutions need to take longer to develop, etc.

HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?

The results will last up to six weeks for both Lash Lift and Lash Tint.

 

How do I prepare for my appointment, and how do i care for my lashes afterward?

Please come to your appointment makeup free. If you must wear makeup to your appointment, there is a small $10.00 fee to remove it, and doing so will result in a prolonged appointment length. After your appointment, you will notice that your lashes are a bit more clumped together than usual. This is normal. The solutions are still sitting on your lashes and will be left on for the next 24 hours. This means that for 24 hours you cannot wet your face, rub or touch your eyes, sleep on or crush your lashes, or apply anything to the eye area in that time. After 24 hours, you can wash your face in the shower, taking special care to ensure that you are removing all of the product off of your lashes before opening your eyes. If you do open your eyes accidentally, do not panic if the product gets in and causes a slight sting! It will dissipate very quickly and is not dangerous for your eyes. After they are washed, you can treat them as you would your regular lashes and they will appear more fluffed out than when you first had them done! Enjoy your gorgeous, glamorous lashes!