What type of brow can I have?

Skin suitability

When treating the skin, whether it's micro-blading, ombre or combo, the effect and result can be completely governed by your skin type. What this means is, if you have oily skin, you won't be suitable for Microblading at all... with any artist. this is because when you etch into the skin with the blade the ink will sit nice and look great for a few weeks, but as the skin heals and your pores secret oil, or perhaps you naturally sweat often and secrete oils (often the case with large pores) the ink that "was" sitting nicely in the skin now starts to blend and blur in skin because it's "spreading" the final result is not pleasing to the eye, and will often require removal to rectify. 

Again, perhaps you have been suitable for Microblading in the past? Did you know skin types can change as we get older? We enter the peri-menopausal or menopausal stage (if female,) and as a result, the skin can change its typical skin type? Even medication and lifestyle can make the skin fluid depending on many, many factors and so you may never be one skin type all of your life. Just please know that due to the many factors you may need to change methods to achieve the best result overall.

Please click across to find your suitability below;


Dry to normal skin

​I would strongly only advise you to have Microblading if you have normal to dry skin and tight pores.  Microblading will not suit clients with oily skin types.

A possible alternative to Microblading should you still desire the hairstroke effect could be nano machine hair strokes. This is using a machine to create the hair effect but please note these hair strokes will still be slightly softer looking than Microblading.

Despite Microblading being a popular treatment, I would strongly advise after 1-3 years of Microblading, to really consider having a soft ombre colour boost or opt for the machine hair strokes. This will be much less damaging to your skin long term.

Years and years of having Microblading will eventually cause scar tissue build up and your new bladed hair strokes will most likely become blurry/powdery looking and less visible. Having an ombre colour boost will be kinder to your skin, last much longer and fade much more evenly.

(Please see the medical section to ensure you are suitable medically to undergo this cosmetic procedure.)

Violets & Ink

Am I medically suitable?

You must be 18 years of age or over.

You must not be on medication for acne (Accutane). If you have previously taken Accutane, you must have stopped taking this medication for 12 months before a microblading session.

Under no circumstances should you have this treatment if you are pregnant/breastfeeding.

Have type 1 or 2 diabetes, undergoing chemotherapy/radiation/cancer treatment.

If you have any allergies/disorders/disabilities, please let me know upon enquiry.

If you have had your brows tattooed/Microbladed before, they must have been done at least one year before your booking & they must have significantly faded.

Please contact me if you have any further questions, some medical waivers can apply at the discretion of a doctor's note.

Booking Information

Please also see T & C's for booking etiquette

Thank you for your interest in Violets & Ink,

Here you will find booking and studio information.

Studio Location

Violets & Ink



(Full address will be confirmed upon confirmation of booking)

Parking is available outside the Studio.

Booking Information

A non-refundable £50 deposit is required to secure each semi-permanent makeup appointment.

Please note

  • If you are late for your appointment, we may have to reschedule due to a potential knock on to other booked appointments.

  • Payment is required before you leave, we accept cash or bank transfer, please.

Pre-procedure advice

Avoid any activity that will cause you to sweat on the day of treatment. do not take aspirin, fish oil, coudamin, vitamin E or Ibuprofen 48-72 hours prior unless medically advised to do so.

Accutane 1 year cease of use, no exception. Avoid caffeine the day before and on the day of treatment.

Avoid alcohol, 48hrs prior to treatment. (alcohol will cause your blood to thin, you will bleed more, essentially pushing the pigment out of the skin.)

Refrain from sunburn on your skin, we will refuse to work on burnt or damaged skin and will be forced to reschedule your appointment.

Waxing and tinting, 1 week before the treatment. 

Aftercare Advice

30 minutes after your treatment, gently wipe the brow area with cool, boiled water, using clean cotton pads to remove any blood and lymphatic fluids. Repeat this 2 more times at 2 hourly intervals, if your brows have been done late in the evening then also do this once the next morning. 

For the next 2 weeks dry heal completely. If they are very itchy then you may use a tiny amount of Bepanthen, (use very sparingly.) The aim is to keep them dry as much as possible.

Scabbing is a normal part of the healing stage. Please do not pick the scabs when formed as this will result in uneven and patchy or even scarred brows, the scabs will naturally drop away.

Do not apply any makeup or product on the brow area for 2 weeks! You can get your brows wet after 2 weeks, but all scabs must be off. 

Absolutely NO;

  • Sunbathing/sunbeds 

  • Saunas

  • Water, swimming, direct shower on face etc...

  • Products, makeup, moisturisers, wipes.

  • avoid sleeping on your face for 2 weeks whilst the healing process is taking place.

If swimming after your healing period it is advised to pop vaseline on your brows after the 2 weeks of healing to ensure longevity to protect the brow area from salt and chlorine.

Your pre and post-procedure advice is just as important as the treatment itself.

Please adhere to the precautions to ensure the best for you and your brows. 

Please note: If you have had your brows previously treated, it can take 1-3 treatments to reach the desired result due to scar tissue that may have formed, additional fees for further treatments will apply.