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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Single Needle Tattooing?
    Ssingle needle tattooing is a highly specialized and cutting-edge technique that delivers flawless finish and perfect definition. Single needle tattoos are characterized by the high levels of detail that can be achieved in comparatively small designs. Modern, single needle tattoos use an approach that is reminiscent of pencil drawings, with airbrush-like, smooth shading and hyper-realistic details. The precise and detailed appearance is polar opposite to the usual bold lines and bright colors found in the traditional tattoos.
  • I sent an message? Will I receive a response?
    I am immensely grateful for the volume of interest and inquires received. However, being only one artist with a fully booked schedule, in a private studio without a receptionist or assistant; I am unable to answer emails or direct messages via text, Instagram or Facebook. Questions that are sent via email, that can be answered by looking through my Frequently Asked Question(s on either my website or Instagram) will not be prioritized. All other Emails and Voicemails will be answered in the order they were received. Please note, that I do not respond to emails with inspirational photos for your tattoo appointment unless I have a question regarding the subject matter. Thank you!
  • How much does it cost?
    My shop minimum is $200 + GST and tattoos are priced per piece. This means that the cost is determined by the intricacy, size, and design complexity of the tattoo.
  • Do I tip on my tattoo?
    Tipping is greatly appreciated but not expected! I understand that tattoos are an investment and I appreciate that you have chosen me as your artist. If you wish to tip, I have the available options of 12%, 15%, 18% or Custom Amount on my payment machine. Some clients choose to surprise me with a coffee gift card which I adore! or a hug which is always welcomed!
  • What forms of Payment are accepted?
    I accept Visa, Mastercard, Debit and Cash!
  • Minimum Age Requirement / Parental Consent.
    Even with parental consent, all clients must be 18 years or older to get tattooed. If you are 17 years old, you may book a future appointment as long as you are 18 years of age at the time of your appointment. A piece of Government ID is required to prove age.
  • Does it hurt?
    Although perceptions of pain are highly subjective, single needle tattoos are known to be considerable more comfortable than traditional tattooing! This is because there is only 1 needle entering the skin to create a thin crisp line; where as traditional tattooing uses 3-20+ needles to create bolder lines.
  • How long will it last?
    Fine line tattoos are just as permanent as traditional tattooing. However, do to the delicate technique - the final result will appear softer and more subtle.
  • Why try Single Needle tattooing at Lovely Canvas?
    The precision involved in the artistic style involved with this tattoo lies not only with the artist, but also the tools used to achieve a masterful result. Thin lines and accompanying details require tattoo artists to use a single needle. This allows for enhanced precision and space for details when it comes to the tattooing process. Single Needle tattooing requires a very steady and accurate hand. Unfamiliar artists might be hesitant because this type of tattoo leaves little room for error. However, I specialize in Nanoblading which involves tattooing single hairstrokes within the eyebrow and used these skills to transition into my body tattooing service. It feels like second nature to me!
  • What is the Tattoo Touchup Policy?
    If you book a future tattoo appointment for a new piece, touchups on previous tattoos are complimentary during that appointment. Notice is required when scheduling the appointment in order to reserve enough time for the touchup. Please note that touchups are not complimentary if the tattoo has undergone any trauma due to physical injury. If you wish to book a touchup only, a fee may be required to cover operational costs. To book a touchup, please leave a voicemail at my studio (778) 426-4432 and I will return your call to book the appointment. A NOTE ON HANDS, FEET AND OTHER FLEXION POINTS: The healed results on body parts that move a great deal or have extra rough and thin skin, are less predictable than on more stable areas of the body. Therefore, they have a much higher probability of fading and/or uneven healing. Many tattoo artists refuse to tattoo these areas for this reason. If you choose to proceed with having the following areas tattooed, you understand that you may experience fading and/or uneven healing. Therefore, areas such as the hands, wrists, fingers, feet, ankles, necks, and other flexion points may require multiple touchups over many years to maintain your desired results.
  • Can I bring a friend/ family member to my tattoo appointment?
    Absolutely! I have two chairs in my waiting area for any guests you wish to bring to your appointment.
  • Areas on the body that I will not tattoo.
    I will not tattoo the palms of the hand, bottom of the feet, inside the lip or on the face.
  • Cover – Up Tattoos
    I do not tattoo coverups, however I am happy to add on or work around existing tattoos!
  • What is nanoblading?
    Nanoblading, is a semi-permanent, cosmetic tattoo treatment for eyebrows that uses a combination of ultra-fine nano needles and pigment to mimic the diameter and dimension of a real hair stroke in the skin.
  • What’s the difference between nanoblading and microblading?
    Despite the name, neither nanoblading nor microblading uses a blade. Both use needles to penetrate the skin, but nanoblading involves thinner needles to create the finest hair strokes with the least amount of skin trauma. Nanoblading uses a digital machine to implant pigment rather than manually cutting into the skin’s dermis layer. It has minimal to no bleeding, faster healing time, minimal scabbing, longer lasting results, and is suitable for all skin types. Nanoblading also provides an ultra-realistic effect by creating the illusion of texture, depth and movement. Soft shading can also easily be layered to mimic density, creating the illusion of fuller brows; a result that cannot be achieved or replicated by microblading. Nano is the newest technology in the permanent makeup industry, and therefore obtains cleaner, precise results, through gentle application.
  • Why are the benefits of Nanoblading?
    It removes the need for daily makeup application - saving you time and energy It’s ideal for those who are active and constantly sweating or rubbing off their makeup. It’s suitable for those who have allergies to traditional makeup. It can help with alopecia or loss of brow hair due to chemotherapy. It can help restore over-plucked brows
  • How long does nanoblading last?
    Nanoblading is a semi-permanent treatment that normally lasts 1 to 2.5 years depending on lifestyle, skin type and aftercare. Touch-up appointments are available throughout the year to maintain the desired result.
  • Will I need a touch-up after my initial appointment?
    The majority of clients will require 2 sessions to perfect their desired result. After achieving your desired brow, an annual touchup is recommended to maintain results.
  • How long does a nanoblading session last?
    The average treatment runs from 2.5 to 4 hours.
  • Does nanoblading hurt?
    Although perceptions of pain are highly subjective, I make every effort to ensure you remain comfortable for the duration of your appointment. I use topical anesthetic cream and gel to numb the treated area before and during the procedure. I can also use an elevating knee wedge to help reduce back strain and pressure. Please keep in mind, if you are on your menstrual cycle, you may be more sensitive to pain.
  • What is brow lamination?
    Brow Lamination is an affordable and non-invasive three-step brow treatment that relaxes your brow hairs, resulting in a versatile brow that can be worn full and fluffy or sleak and tamed. Lamination will give your brows a set, uniform shape by positioning the hairs to hide small gaps and give the illusion of major hair growth. Brow Lamination is an amazing solution to misshapen or thinning brows, and a great alternative to nanoblading.
  • How long does brow lamination last?
    Your brow lamination should last up to 2 months, but you can prolong the look with brow gel or wax until your next appointment.
  • Why try brow lamination?
    Brow Lamination is beneficial for both men and women who have coarse, stubborn brow hairs that do not lay flat or in the same direction or for those who want a temporary alternative to nanoblading.
  • Why choose Lovely Canvas?
    At Lovely Canvas, you’ll get beautiful brows in a comfortable and safe setting. Safety is my highest priority for every procedure, so I invest in the most cutting-edge products for high-quality results. All equipment is customized for accurate results that reflect the client's uniqueness and individual needs. All my pigments are developed to achieve long term color retention and safety. They contain the highest grade of cosmetic and pharmacological ingredients, are produced with purified water, and are sterilized. All pigments used also have an internal correction factor to counterbalance any potential red or grey healing. They are vegan and 100% free of preservatives, parabens, and azo pigments. Each client is with an aftercare kit with an aftercare instructions pamphlet so you can protect and maintain your newly treated brows.
  • Where is Lovely Canvas located?
    The Lovely Canvas studio is located at 9713 A Second Street, Sidney, British Columbia.
  • How do I book an appointment?
    All consultation appointments and most eyebrow services can be booked by using our online booking system. Nanoblading and Tattoo treatments can only be booked after an initial consultation with myself.
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