General + Pricing
What is a cosmetic tattoo?
Cosmetic means “involving or relating to treatment intended to restore or improve a person’s appearance”. Cosmetic tattoos help to restore and improve appearance by mimicing traditional cosmetics and makeup to enhance eyes, brows, lips, and more.
The cosmetic tattoo services offered at Cinnamon Girl Clinic are known for being the best in the city of Calgary, and include Eyebrow Microblading, Permanent Eyeliner Tattoos, Lip Blush Tattoos, Scalp + Hairline Tattoo. Cinnamon Girl also offers non-permanent cosmetic services such as Eyelash Extensions.
What is a paramedical tattoo?
The term Paramedical relates to services and professions that supplement and support medical work but do not require a fully qualified physician. Paramedical tattoos can be used to aid in healing as related to medical conditions whether that includes hair loss related to Alopecia, scarring left from surgeries and skin grafts, 3D tattoos related to mastectomies, or radiation marker camouflage related to cancer treatment.
The Paramedical Tattoos offered at Cinnamon Girl Clinic include treating Acne, Stretchmarks, Alopecia, Radiation Markers, 3D Areola + Nipple Tattoos, Scar and Skin Camouflage.
In Jody Stoski Paramedical Tattoo Academy, tattoo artists can also learn these paramedical tattoo skills to offer in their own clinics.
How many appointments will it take to complete my cosmetic or paramedical tattoo procedure?
All eyebrow, eyeliner, and lip tattoo appointments include your first appointment, and a free touch-up within 3 months to ensure complete satisfaction.
What is the difference between a “touch up” and a “colour boost”?
A touch up is included in your original appointment as must be booked within 6-8 weeks of the original appointment. Touch ups are intended to take care of anything that may have been missed in the first appointment, for example adding a few more strokes to your brows, lengthening your eyeliner wing, or going a bit darker with your lip colour. Because we like to go modest on first appointments and allow you to get used to the new look, your touchup is included to make sure you are 100% satisfied.
A colour boost is just as it sounds, intended to boost colour and add to the longevity of your cosmetic tattoo! At Cinnamon Girl, if you come back within 3 years of your last appointment, we will consider this a colour boost and offer you reduced pricing from $250 to $450.
Appointments made outside of 3 years are considered new appointments, as your ink is mostly all gone, and we will be starting fresh. This means full price service, with a touch up included.
Unlike cosmetic tattoos, paramedical tattoos typically last forever and do not require touch ups or colour boosts. The price you are quoted at your initial consult is the price for the full service with the intention it will last forever. If for some reason you do require a touch-up, we will work with you individually to determine pricing.
What is the difference between microneedling and dry needling?
Dry needling is a term that might be used by a physiotherapist referring to an acupuncture-like deep treatment for muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction.
Microneedling on the other hand is a treatment provided by aestheticians that uses much smaller needles to create microscopic punctures in top layers of the skin to boost collagen production which helps treat scarring from acne, stretchmarks, burns, and more.
Cinnamon Girl Clinic and Jody Stoski Paramedical Tattoo Academy covers microneedling, and NOT dry needling.
How much is a touch up?
Touch ups are always included for free within 6-8 weeks of your first appointment. Just one of the reasons Cinnamon Girl has become known as Calgary’s best cosmetic tattoo, eyebrow microblading, permanent eyeliner, and lip tattoo clinic.
How much is a colour boost?
Colour boosts are priced according to your service, artist, and how long it’s been since you last had an appointment. For example, if it’s been 1 year, it will cost less than if it’s been 2.5 years. View colour boost pricing on the service page you are inquiring about, ie. brows, lips, eyeliner. Please remember to come within 3 years, otherwise you will have to pay full price again.
How painful are tattoo procedures and do you use numbing?
Pain levels will vary based on procedure and personal tolerance, but we always do our best to keep pain levels to a 5 and below. Most of our clients say they’re at a 1-3 when we ask and we do have multiple numbing options to choose the best one for you including topical options like Bactine and Anesten, and even dental freezing for lip tattoos. If you have anxiety, your doctor may recommend you take your prescribed medication prior to your appointment as well.
Will my insurance cover my areola tattoo?
In most cases insurance companies do not cover the partial or full cost of areola tattoos unless the procedure is completed by a healthcare professional. There have been cases at Cinnamon Girl Clinic where clients were able to apply their healthcare spending account towards the cost of areola tattoos. You will need to research your own insurance plan to find out. Learn more about our 3D Areola + Nipple services.
Can I get a cosmetic or paramedical tattoo when pregnant?
You should not get a cosmetic or paramedical tattoo when you are pregnant. However, after pregnancy you may safely do so, even when nursing.
How do you choose the right lip blush shade?
Bring in your favourite lipstick or gloss for us to colour match our pigments to! We carry a wide range of shades at the clinic and can also make suggestions based on photos, and testing them on your lips first! It is important to note that colour will be darker immediately after the appointment, fade, and then full colour will return by week 4 when you are fully healed. Colour will fade over time, which is why we recommend colour boosts every 1-3 years.
Can I just get my lips outlined and NOT filled in?
Yes! Request your online consult here.
Can I get my eyebrows microbladed at Cinnamon Girl if I’ve had them done before elsewhere?
Absolutely. In fact, this is very common. We do a lot of eyebrow microblading corrections, and as such, we ask that you please note the price of non-virgin (previously bladed) brows, as it is $100 more if they were done elsewhere.
How is eyebrow shape determined?
Our eyebrow tattoo artists work with your face shape and personal preference to create a unique shape for you that compliments your natural features! Prior to your tattoo, you’ll confirm the shape you want as drawn in with eyebrow pencil. Dots will be used to outline the shape, and things like arch, length, and density are taken into consideration.
What if I don’t like how my eyebrows turn out?
Although this hasn’t happened to us yet, we understand that this is your biggest fear! If at your consult and initial appointment you do not feel ready to proceed, simply tell us and we won’t. Your satisfaction is our number one priority, and that’s why we always take our time to talk to you about shape, make sure you’re happy with what we draw, and go from there… no pressure! It’s also why your first touch-up is FREE, because we’d prefer to work modestly and then go bigger or bolder at your second appointment if and when you feel more comfortable doing so.
How long do henna eyebrows last?
The tint from henna eyebrows lasts up to 2 weeks on the skin and up to 6 weeks on the eyebrow hairs.
How do you choose the shape for an eyeliner tattoo?
The choice is yours! You can choose between a subtle, full, or cat eye shape. Request your online consult here.
How long does an eyeliner tattoo last?
Results last anywhere between 1-5 years before a color boost is required.
How many appointments will it take to lighten an old tattoo?
It takes just ONE appointment to lighten a tattoo, lasting approximately 30 minutes.
Scalp + Beard Pigmentation
Can I get my beard tattooed?
Yes! We use the same technique for beard micropigmentation as we do for our scalp + hairline tattoo. If you are looking to add density in thinner areas, cover a scar, add darker stubble between grey areas, beard micropigmentation is for you! Contact us for a consult as pricing varies depending on the size of the area.
How much will I save on my hairline tattoo if I have alopecia?
Scalp, hairline, and eyebrow tattoos for individuals with alopecia may be subject to a discount of up to 50% depending on your healthcare plan and how many areas you are looking to have done. Please contact us and we’ll provide you with a quote right away!
What is the difference between microneedling and micropigmentation?
Microneedling does not have any pigment/ink being deposited into the skin, and is not a camouflage procedure, rather a softening practice that helps the natural skin heal and regenerate without the need for pigment. Sometimes microneedling is done as the first step in a camouflage strategy with micropigmentation done at the next appointment.
Can microneedling be used to help wrinkles?
Yes, microneedling is often used to not only treat acne scars but wrinkles too. Microneedling encourages the body to produce collagen and elastin using micro punctures to the skin which will result in an overall lifted, tightened, and rejuvenated appearance.
How does camouflage react in the sun? Does it change color? What precautions should be taken regarding sun exposure?
It is recommended that all clients use sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) to protect their tattoos.
Pigments used in camouflage are stable and have been formulated to stay true to color.
So, the area that has been camouflaged may stay lighter in the sun than the rest of the skin that is getting a tan, as the pigment does not tan with the sun.
With that said, if the skin is suntanned the camouflage will still blend better than before the tattoo.
Once the skin is not tanned it will be perfectly blended again!
Clients should always come in at their most regular skin tone to ensure the perfect colour match.
What aftercare do I need to know following my procedure?
Aftercare protocol will always be explained to you at your appointment, and at Cinnamon Girl we provide you with your own take home ointment.
Please click here to watch our Aftercare Video.
Please click here for a downloadable Aftercare Sheet including guidelines about picking (DO NOT PICK), swimming, tanning, getting facials, and more.
Gift Cards + Appointments
How do I book an appointment?
The best way to book an appointment is online here but you can also call us at (403) 288-2769 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is your cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance. We sincerely appreciate your consideration for our team and other clients.
Missed Appointments and No-Shows
Failure to show up for your appointment, or notify us in advance may result in a $50 additional charge on our next appointment. If you miss a touch-up appointment and need to rebook outside of the touch-up window, you will be charged full price.
If you are running late, we will hold your appointment for 10 minutes, and appreciate if you can call or text to let us know you’re running behind. If there will not be enough time to complete your service and we have other clients waiting, we may need to reschedule your appointment.
About Online Shop Orders
Where do you ship to and how much is shipping?
Standard shipping is $11.00 flat rate through Canada Post to all Canadian provinces. If you live in Calgary, save yourself shipping and drop into the clinic to pick-up!
What is the return and refund policy?
All Sales Final
For customers who have purchased a brow mascara, brow soap, gift vouchers, or other product from the Cinnamon Girl Shop, all items are FINAL SALE, and there are no refunds or exchanges. If you aren’t sure what colour to buy, please feel free to email us and we’ll help you shade match!
Present your gift voucher for payment at Cinnamon Girl Clinic. This is not a credit/debit card and has no implied warranties. Cinnamon Girl is NOT responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged cards or any authorized card use. Card is redeemable for purchases only. Unused value remains on card and cannot be redeemed for cash, except where required by law.