BEAUTY + THE BLADE IS AN ADVANCED COSMETIC TATTOO  STUDIO BASED IN ARLINGTON, VA. 

IN 2016, EMILY FOUNDED BEAUTY AND THE BLADE TO ELEVATE COSMETIC TATTOOING ABOVE THE TYPICAL SALON EXPERIENCE INTO A HIGHLY SPECIALIZED NICHE TATTOO STUDIO HYPER FOCUSED ON CRAFTING THE HIGHEST QUALITY COSMETIC TATTOOS.

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 SERVICES

NATURAL MICROBLADING

MICROSHADING

OMBRE BROWS

VELVET LIPS

SCAR CAMOUFLAGE


VELVET LIPS

AN INNOVATIVE ENHANCEMENT THAT CREATES DEFINITION WITH OR WITHOUT LIP FILLER. 

 

OFFERING LIP TATTOOS FOR ALL SKIN TONES. UTILIZING ADVANCED SKILLS TO CAMOUFLAGE SCARRING, DISCOLORATION AND STAINS FROM SMOKING.    

LIP LINER COULD NEVER...

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DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND BOOKINGS ARE AT FULL CAPACITY. TO SERVICE MY EXISTING CLIENTS I HAVE INSTITUTED A BOOKING PROCESS TO TRY TO BEST ACCOMMODATE EVERYONE. 

 

NEW OPENINGS ARE RELEASED ON THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH

AT 8AM (EST) EXISTING CLIENTS RECIEVE A BOOKING EMAIL. IF ANY SPOTS REMAIN AT 8PM (EST) A BOOKING EMAIL WILL BE SEND TO THE WAITLIST MEMBERS.

 

STEP 1

Review the FAQ to ensure you're a candidate for cosmetic tattooing. 

STEP 2

Opt-in to the waitlist to be included in the booking process. 

STEP 3

Set up a calendar reminder at the times below as spots go quickly on booking day.

HOW TO SCHEDULE

 
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HOW LONG DO COSMETIC TATTOOS LAST?

The treatments will not wash off, however, it will fade over time and touchups are required to keep color crisp. Retention depends on a number of factors outside of our control including but not limited to: the skin, pigment color, lifestyle, and if any products come into contact with treated areas. Please note results can not be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates. 

Microblading touchups are usually every 12 - 18 months

Ombre touchups are usually every 12 - 36 months

Lip touchups are usually every 2 - 3 years

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WHAT MAKES ME INELIGIBLE FOR  COSMETIC TATTOOS?

Epilepsy, Liver Disease, Chemotherapy, Pregnant or Nursing, Major Heart Problems, Viral Infections/ Disease, Accutane in the past year, Psoriasis, Rash or Sunburn on or Around Treated area

Allergy to Lidocaine, Tetracaine or Epinephrine

 

CONDITIONS REQUIRING DOCTOR'S NOTE prior to booking: Diabetes (Type 1 + 2), high blood pressure, auto-immune disease, and any disease causing slow healing and/or high risk of infection

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WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER MY BROW APPOINTMENT?

DO NOT exercise/sweat heavily until your tattoo has fully peeled (about 7-10 days for brows)

Use aftercare products as recommended by your technician

Avoid sun exposure, sunscreen and/or moisturizer on the forehead area until the area fully heals

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ARE TOUCHUPS INCLUDED?

No, all sessions are purchased individually for new and existing clients. 

New clients are recommended to have a perfecting session 6-8 weeks after their first session. Perfecting sessions are $100.

Touchups must be requested and scheduled with your artist. All appointment fees are for the time scheduled only and do not include any future touchups. 

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DO YOU OFFER CONSULTS PRIOR TO BOOKING?

Each client is evaluated during the first hour of the appointment - this is the full consultation where we pick a color match, talk about the best technique for your skin, the style you want, and shape your brows. 

I offer virtual consultations via email or text. Please send full face, well-lit photos without brow and/or lip makeup for a virtual consult. 

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WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?

BROWS $999 (1st appointment only)

LIPS $799 (1st appointment only)

PERFECTING SESSION $100

(6-8 weeks after initial session)

ANNUAL TOUCHUP $500 

(existing clients only - up to 36 months after last session)

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CAN YOU WORK OVER BROWS FROM ANOTHER ARTIST?

I do not Microblade over work from other artists. Depending on the shape, color and saturation of the previous work I may be able to cover them up with shaded brows. 

Prior to scheduling you MUST email or text photos of your full face in a well lit area with no makeup on your brows. If you schedule prior to obtaining written consent you will forfeit your reservation fee. If you arrive to your appointment without obtaining written consent to book with previous work you will be charged the full procedure, sent home without being tattooed and will not be rescheduled. 

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HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?

DO NOT exercise or sweat heavily the day of the procedure

Discontinue tanning for three weeks prior

DO NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 48 hours before the procedure

No alcohol 24 hours before or caffeine the day of procedure

Please note that Lip clients with a history of cold sores (even once years ago) MUST obtain an antiviral medication from their physician and begin their course PRIOR to the procedure to avoid an outbreak

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WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER MY LIP 

APPOINTMENT?

DO NOT take Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E or Ibuprofen 48 hours before the procedure

Avoid spicy foods the day of your procedure

Avoid sun exposure and hot water until the area is fully healed

Use aftercare products as recommended by your technician

Lip clients with a history of cold sores (even once years ago) must complete a full cycle of antiviral medication to avoid a breakout while healing

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HOW DO I KNOW WHICH TECHNIQUE TO SELECT?

I create a custom technique for each client based on their skin, lifestyle and desired results. All techniques are the same booking option and price. Each client is evaluated during the first hour of the appointment - this is the full consultation where we pick a color match, talk about the best technique for your skin, the style you want, and shape your brows. 

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HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING THIS?

I have been a cosmetic tattoo artist for six years and have performed thousands of procedures in that time. I have over eighth certifications in PMU education.

I specialize in hyper-realistic brows and lips for the client who wants to enhance their natural features and simplify their beauty routine without anyone knowing they have face tattoos. 

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ARE YOU ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS?

My books are 90% full year-round from my existing clientele that has built up over the last six year. If you would like to be notified when new client slots arise please subscribe to the waitlist. 

You will be notified via email when openings become available. Please be patient as it usually takes 3-6 months to get in as a new client. 

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2219A N Columbus Street #202

Arlington, VA 22207

703-340-1456 (text only)

beautyandthebladetattoos@gmail.com

PARKING

There is a small parking lot and plentiful, non-permitted free street parking surrounding the studio.