Testimonials & Reviews
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Expectation or perception are individual to each and every person. As a Cosmetic Tattooist I will always endeavour to make sure to the best of my ability to meet this expectation of a client each and every time.
A Good or Bad review is one persons opinion on the service or experience they have had and throughout life in all aspects at times no matter what we dothey as a person can see a result different. Whilst I appreciate a "good review" I do not wish to become a keyboard warrior and sit behind a computer or such device and enter into a back and forth keyboard war if receiving a bad review.
There is always and always will be individuals whom can not be satisfied and who can as an example visit several places for the same treatment/service and be unhappy with each of them! Perhaps this is the persons unrealistic perception and expectation and not a faulty service at all.
I am aware of an unhappy review I have had done and I chose as I said above to not enter into a online discussion because I know what happened as does the client involved.
I will take this opportunity online to thank the many clients whom have taken the time to do a Good Review after having their expectation meet.
Having my eyebrows done I feel so much more confident, the shape is great and the extra definition really shows my eyes. Jackie, Oct 2005
I was hopeless doing my top and bottom Eyeliner — now I don’t have to,Thanks so much.
Karen, Feb 2006
My eyesight was getting worse and I thought I was too old for Cosmetic Tattoo—boy was I wrong, my eyebrows look so natural and even. Too old,no way!
Judith, Aug 2006
I was really concerned having long lasting permanent make up top and bottom eyeliner done, there was no reason for concern it was not at all bad to have done and it looks sensational and its been 18 months, Kelly thanks very much.
Lauren, Nov 2007
Words can’t express how much I love my new eyebrows. It was the best decision I have ever made. My fiancé loves it too as it means more weekend rides on the motorbike. Before, I had to pack a small mirror, eyebrow pencil and quickly find a bathroom to reapply my eyebrows as they had rubbed off with the helmet! My only regret is that I didn’t have them done sooner! I highly recommend Kelly to anyone who is considering cosmetic tattooing.
Michelle, May 2007
Kelly - Here's my notice for you to post.....
The very first time I meet Kelly, any concerns I may have had were put at ease immediately. She was very professional and explained the procedure in great detail. She assured me all needles used were brand new by setting up the device right there in front of me. After a long consultation and drawing exactly where I wanted my eyeliner to remain permanently, she proceeded to work her magic. I have since been back and had my eyebrows done also and they are shaped perfectly. What makes her so great is that she didn't risk giving me something I might not like. We have gotten the exact look I want gradually and perfectly. Next week I'm going for another visit to touch up my eyebrows and I can’t wait. This time, I’m not going alone as my sister was so impressed by the work; she too is getting her make up permanently tattooed. Thanks Kelly, I really have enjoyed working with you to achieve my dream, which was to wake up every morning not worrying about my make up. I simply wake up, splash some lip-gloss on and I’m off. Thanks again and I'll make sure that everyone I know knows about you.
Florie (Effie), June 2007
After many years of over plucking my eyebrows they were left thin uneven and patchy. Everyday became a hassle for me to have to draw them on and I dreaded Summer time as my eyebrows would literally just wash off every time I went for a swim. I decided to look into cosmetic tattooing procedures.
After extensive research I decided to get my eyebrows done with 'Tatume'. Kelly was extremely informative from the very start; she answered all my questions, my concerns and reassured me that I would be so happy once I had the procedure done. She thoroughly explained how her service consisted of two visits, as she preferred to start off lighter and thinner with the brows rather than thicker and darker, which could not be reversed later. She set my mind at ease so I booked the procedure at a salon closest to me. As a stay at home mother I was also very impressed that Kelly said it was no problem for me to bring my 7 month old baby with me as I could not find a baby sitter, other practitioners advised me that "babies were not allowed into their salons?
In conclusion I now have perfect eyebrows that are on as soon as I wake up in the morning, and will never wash off. The procedure was very comfortable thanks to the anaesthetic.
Kelly was very kind, down to earth and most importantly genuine, she provided me with an excellent service for a very reasonable price. I have no hesitations in recommending Kelly for future interested clients.
Take care Kelly and thank you again,
Carole and Baby Jesse, July 2007
Eyebrow Tattooing – A client’s story 2005
I had been considering permanent make up for over 12 months when I finally went and had it done last month. There was nothing really wrong with my eyebrows; they had a natural look and looked nicely curved when waxed and maintained regularly. But while my hair, eyes and eyelashes are a dark brown, my eyebrows have always been a fairer shade of light brown that I would always darken with eyebrow pencil, preferring the look that stronger eyebrows gave my face.
I started researching permanent make up practitioners near me on the internet and discovered that while obtaining perfect eyebrows was a simple process the choice of a practitioner is a decision where you must be totally sure of whom you choose. I found Tatu Me and contacted Kelly. I called her and after a brief discussion about my requirements and the methods involved in an eyebrow tattoo I made an appointment to visit her in a week’s time at a salon near me.
Having had my eyebrows shaped a few days earlier than my appointment by my beautician to exactly the shape I wanted her to follow, I arrived at the salon with a list of questions and requirements that I would take along to any practitioner I was considering getting work from. Happily most of my questions were not relevant; her work area was clean and better equipped than a lot of the salons I had been in and after a more in depth discussion of what it is I wanted to achieve I was happy to commence the eyebrow tattooing.
Kelly laid out her equipment in front of me, each a brand new disposable piece, explaining exactly how the process worked. The device she used to insert the pigment into the skin was a 'pen' like device with disposable pieces. She laid out the small bottles of pigments in various shades of brown and after looking at my hair and eyes in natural light we decided on a dark black-chocolate brown colour.
'Micropigmentation' or 'permanent make up' or 'cosmetic' tattooing, while permanent make up such as this does not penetrate the skin as deeply as regular tattooing and is designed not to last as long as normal tattooing (two to four years), a tattoo most certainly is. Cosmetic Make Up will fade with time (and exposure to UV light, various creams and abrasive cosmetic treatments such as peels also. However it cannot be guaranteed that all pigment will not be lost from the skin after a certain amount of time and so even if it is billed – as it often is – as 'permanent make up', for that reason it should always be considered a permanent process.
She used some local anaesthetic cream to numb the area around the eye. Despite the cream I felt a little sensation, but it certainly wasn't pain – at the worst it was like a safety pin being dragged lightly across my skin and mostly it was just a strange buzzing against my brow bone. She worked quickly, and in two or three minutes the first eyebrow had been done. Wiping an extra layer of pigment over the skin with a cotton bud to sink into the incisions in the skin, she started on the other eyebrow. Within several minutes both eyebrows had been done and I relaxed for a few minutes whilst new anaesthetic gel was layered on the newly created eyebrows until the whole thing was repeated again. All in all my eyebrows were gone over three times plus a final touch up once I had seen for myself at the completion.
Once it was done Kelly explained that my eyebrows would seem very dark at first, but that the area would probably exfoliate a little and once the eyebrows had flaked away I would be left with the colour that was intended which would be much lighter. The cost of a top up should they be too light or any bits have been missed was included in the original fee paid on my first visit. They certainly were very dark at first and looked as though they'd been drawn on with a thick dark colour, not natural at all, and despite her telling me that this wasn't the final result to expect I still had to go through a little panic at the thought of being left with these huge scary eyebrows.
My eyebrows only exfoliated lightly, however, and after five days they began to come away to reveal the final colour and shape underneath which was perfect. Kelly had chosen the shade perfect and applied the pigment with a very light, feathery touch, so even close up you wouldn't be able to tell that the colour wasn't 'natural'. They frame and add definition to my face in a way that I'd always been trying to achieve with the eyebrow pencil but never could manage, and I've had numerous comments telling me I'm looking good but not being able to put their finger on why – the very definition of good cosmetic tattooing.
Kelly, once again, I just want to say a huge thanks for being so caring and understanding.Getting my eyebrows tattooed is something I've been thinking about for some time, I met with Kelly from Tatume and felt at ease straight away. I went ahead and had the procedure done. Thanks Kelly so much, see you in five years!
Franca - February 2008
After about 8 years of my Mum having cosmetic tattooing & touch ups, by Kelly, l finally worked up the courage to have my eyebrows done.
I was so happy with my eyebrows, I'm going back to have my eyeliner done.
Kelly did a fantastic job and I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to have any cosmetic tattooing.
Lisa Grattan & Sue Ramsdale Dec 2013