Owner of Beautiful Ink Permanent Makeup & Tattoos
Amie Connors is a licensed tattoo artist and certified Permanent Makeup & Paramedical Artist with over 18 years of experience in the industry. Amie is one of the most sought after permanent makeup tattoo artists in Rhode Island. She was a Master Instructor at a local Permanent Makeup school and has over 15 years experience teaching in the beauty industry. She specializes in all permanent makeup (delicate natural brows, perfect eyeliner and perfect lips), body tattooing and color correction/removal/lightening for people who have tattooed makeup which has turned an undesirable color. She has travelled all over the USA teaching advanced beauty techniques and color correction to educators and advanced professionals looking to learn her techniques and has taught at conventions all over the USA. She currently teaches private advanced permanent makeup tattooing lessons at her studio for advanced permanent makeup artists looking to progress their skills to the next level. Amie is one of the extremely few artists who do both artistic tattooing and permanent makeup every day, and this cross over can be seen through her realistic and delicate makeup tattooing and extensive portfolio.
You can see and follow Amie's Body Art Tattoos & Permanent Makeup work at Instagram.com/amieconnors
To book an appointment directly with Amie, call or text the scheduling line 401-579-2987 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Irene Murray has been in the beauty field for more than 15 years and is a licensed permanent makeup artist in Rhode Island specializing in delicate hair-stroke eyebrows using the microblading technique.
Her experience as a licensed aesthetician and skin care business owner for over 15 years in Massachusetts has greatly benefited her as a permanent makeup tattoo artist. Irene has always had a passion for helping people feel and look their very best.
You can see and follow Irene's work at Instagram.com/browsbyirene
To book an appointment directly with Irene, call or text the scheduling line 401-579-2987 or email: email@example.com
Kat Webster has been licensed in the beauty field for more than 3 years and is a licensed permanent makeup tattoo artist specializing in delicate hair stroke eyebrows. Since Kat was 6 years old, she has been hanging around the studio with her mother Amie and grandmother Irene, taking in all aspects as of business and beauty.
Her experience as a licensed cosmetologist and brow tattoo specialist has greatly benefitted her as a permanent makeup artist. Kat has an artistic eye for face structure and beauty. She is skilled at giving beautiful natural brows that are perfect for each individual face structure.
You can see and follow Kat's work at Instagram.com/kat.beautifulink
To book an appointment directly with Kat, call or text the scheduling line 401-579-2987 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Permanent Makeup is the art and science of implanting color into your skin. It is putting the right color in the right place, so you can look better naturally. Specialized instruments allow your Micropigmentation professional to place color into the layer of skin known as the dermis. Because the outermost layer on skin, the epidermis, is always shedding and renewing itself, you are looking at the color through a thin veil of skin. When a procedure is completed, the color will flake off during the healing process, lightening the overall effect. Because the color is placed in your skin and not on your skin, a more natural, softer look results. Cosmetic tattoos are a way to save time and make your life easier. Wake up every morning with perfect make up. Go for a swim, to the gym, have a run, play tennis, golf, shower or perspire, your make up won’t smudge or run off.
Convenience. You just need more time.
Sensitive skin or allergies.
You wear glasses or contact lenses or have had Lasik surgery or watery eyes that smudge your eyeliner.
Arthritis or painful hands.
Difficulty applying make up, or you don’t like the way it smears and disappears.
Aging changes in brows, lips, eyes.
Active, outdoor lifestyles.
Alopecia or other causes of loss of hair.
Micropigmentation lasts a long time, but not forever, and it does fade. As you become accustomed to your new make up, it’s not uncommon to want more. You will want to freshen up your new make up every couple of years. The darker the color, the longer it will stay unchanged in your skin. Lighter delicate colors are more vulnerable to the effects of sun, swimming and breakdown by body’s natural response. SPF is a NECESSITY to your color lasting and not changing tones. Buy the lip balm with SPF 45 and use that daily on your brows or lips.
Color, shade and definition are built up and designed during your appointment. With this approach, color can be accurately blended with a persons undertones. By proceeding cautiously and slowly, we can make adjustments in color, tones and shading. We also believe in a “less is more” approach when proceeding. It is easier to add more later, than be aggressive in the beginning.
The initial procedure will generally take approximately from 1.5 to 2.5 hours. Follow up procedures (rarely needed) usually do not take as much time as initial procedure.
WE BELIEVE IN A NATURAL BROW AND A NATURAL PERMANENT MAKEUP LOOK. Fads will go away faster than your permanent makeup will.
There may be slight swelling or redness in the skin, but usually not much. You may resume your normal activities immediately after procedure, with the exception of heavy exercise and excessive sweating. Complete healing takes 14-20 days while pigmentation matures and reaches it’s final color. Health indications play a part in pigment retention, as well as how careful the aftercare instructions are followed during the healing process.
Aftercare will involve a gentle scentless cleanser such as Cetaphil and a healing ointment such as Aquaphor or Redemption.
We use excellent topical anesthetics developed especially for permanent make up procedures. These creams and gels are applied to the desired area before and during the procedure to assure you of the most comfortable experience possible.
Some people describe the sensation as a scratching feeling or plucking sensation. How much pain? On the scale of 1-10, you will usually be somewhere between 0-4 (everyone has a different pain tolerance and some experience zero pain, and your hormonal schedule will play a large factor in this).
Rarely is anything stronger than a Tylenol necessary for discomfort and you won’t have to miss or take time off to recover. It is not necessary to take any pain relievers before your appointment.
With the lips, if you EVER had fever blisters/cold sores (even once), we suggest that you obtain a prescription for Zovitrax or Valtrex capsules from your physician and begin taking them two days prior to the procedure (5 days total). Not taking this WILL result in your body creating a breakout on your lips and an uneven loss of pigment.
Some clients find taking a Benadryl on the day of eyeliner procedures helps with swelling for eyeliner. If you have had any previous lens surgeries on your eyes, a doctors note will need to be obtained to make sure you can have permanent eyeliner done.
Reduce alcohol intake for 2 days before your procedure to minimize bleeding.
Taking Arnica tablets before your eyeliner or lip tattooing appointment can make a huge difference in swelling.
Please be assured that your health and safety are most important to us. Sanitary surroundings, sterile equipment, disposable needles and quality products are a must at Beautiful Ink. We are all extensively trained and certified in Blood Borne Pathogens, cross contamination and safety procedures.
With that in mind, please do not bring outside food into the studio, as we strive for a clean environment for you.
Permanent makeup is a personalized beauty service, therefore gratuities are given only at your discretion. To give you a guide, most clients give a similar gratuity as they would give their hair stylist.
Gratuities are never expected but always appreciated.
Gratuities can not be accepted on credit/debit cards.
Do not tweeze, wax or dye brows for 2 days prior and at least one week after. Letting as much hair grow as possible will allow us to shape your brows perfectly for YOU.
Electrolysis should not be done for a week prior.
Please try to grow as much of your own natural eyebrow hair as possible (no matter how unruly they seem) so we have more natural hair to work with.
Your brows will be shaped perfectly with your approval and unnecessary hair will be waxed.
Wear your normal makeup to the procedure, with the exception of foundation.
After brows are healed, wearing foundation near or over your brows will cause a concealer affect to your brow color, making the color look different than intended. Try and avoid skin colored foundation over your tattooed brows.
Understand that fever blisters/cold sores are a very common side effect of lip tattooing, but ONLY if you have had them in the past. Lip tattooing will not cause fever blisters/cold sores if you've never had any. We strongly suggest getting your doctor or dentist to prescribe an oral medication prior to any lip procedures.
If you ever suffered from fever blisters/cold sores, you need to take Valtrex 2 days prior procedure, on the day of the procedure and 2 days after the procedure.
If you have had any type of lip surgery, consult with your physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent makeup procedure on the lips. Most physicians are giving a 3 week "ok" after lip filler injections like collagen or Restylane.
If the lip surgery involves an incision (such as with a lip implant), the incision needs to mature 6 months before tattooing on top of it.
If you are required to take an antibiotic pre-med before dental treatments, you should take it before any permanent makeup procedure.
For best numbing and color results, gently exfoliate your lips daily for a week before with a sugar scrub (can be made easily with sugar granules and honey.)
ARNICA IS AMAZING TO KEEP SWELLING AND BRUISING AWAY! You can purchase Arnica homeopathic tablets and take them as directed. We recommend 5 tablets under your tongue 3 times a day every day for 10 days prior to your procedure. Continue this for 10 days after. It really works wonders!
Drink minimal caffeine before your appointment to reduce eyelid fluttering.
Do not wear contact lenses to the procedure or for 4-5 days after.
Bring sunglasses to wear home. Eyes may be light sensitive.
Do not dye or perm lashes for one week prior and for one week after.
Do not use eyelash curler the day of the procedure.
If you have had any type of eye surgery, consult the physician about how long you should wait before having a permanent eyeliner procedure or if you can have the tattooing done at all.
Please wait until your eyeliner is healed to see if you will need a touch up appointment before you get lash extensions put on. Lash extensions should be removed at least 2 days prior to your appointment.
PLEASE ADVISE US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HAVE USED ANY LASH THICKENING/GROWING MEDICINES/SERUMS (such as Latisse) IN THE LAST YEAR. THIS WILL CAUSE UNNECESSARY BRUISING, SWELLING, BLEEDING AND POSSIBLE PIGMENT MIGRATION. It is important to let Amie know how long you have been using Latisse or how long you have stopped using it for.
Please be aware Amie will be working on your eyelids and you need to be able to have them touched without scrunching them tightly or shut. Scrunching them will result in not being able to tattoo them properly and will result in additional swelling and/or bruising of your eyelids as well as a result you may not be happy with and will probably need touching up. If this is something you do not think you can do, then reconsider having permanent eyeliner done. This procedure is not for everyone.
If you are prone to seasonal allergies, taking an antihistamine such as benedryl can help with your eyes watering though the process which is extremely conducive to a quick procedure. It can also help with swelling.
ARNICA IS AMAZING TO KEEP SWELLING AND BRUISING AWAY! You can purchase Arnica homeopathic tablets. We recommend 5 tablets under your tongue 3 times a day every day for 10 days prior to your procedure. Continue this for 10 days after. It really works wonders!
Having your eyeliner tattooed really is more of a mental hurdle than a physical one. It numbs up excellently, but if you scrunch or do not let Amie tattoo the area with ease, pain can be increased by the act of not relaxing. You will need to be able to relax and let Amie tattoo your eyelash area and manipulate your eyelid area. Scrunching your eyes and stiffening up will cause your blood pressure to rise in your face and WILL cause excess swelling and/or bruising. Healing can be exponentially quickened by letting yourself have a relaxing time while having an awesome service.
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Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 2pm