What to expect: Microblading at Birds of Prey

Watch this video as we walk you through the entire procedure of microblading

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Skin Care


We have a talented team of aestheticians to meet your skin care needs. We offer both clinical and holistic treatments to target any skin care goal. . 

Permanent Makeup

Want to wake up in make up? Tired of spending hours a week perfecting your brows, eyeliner or lip co

Want to wake up in make up? Tired of spending hours a week perfecting your brows, eyeliner or lip color? Permanent make up is not only a game changer for some but a time saver as well! We are most known for our Microblading & specialize in all permanent makeup also known as cosmetic tattooing.

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We take pride in our luxury brow & body waxing services. We aim to make your experience as painless and comfortable as possible. We use both hard wax & soft wax. Hard wax is our preferred method & is used for the most delicate areas. 


Note: Rates are subject to change and are non-negotiable
Note: Rates are subject to change and are non-negotiable

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Pre-procedure Information

All permanent cosmetic procedures are multi-session procedures. You are required to come back for at least one touch-up before it can be determined that your work is complete. Touch-up visits are scheduled at 4-8 week intervals. Be prepared for the color intensity of your procedure to be significantly sharper, brighter, or darker than what is expected for the final outcome for the first few days. Your brow tattoo will go through stages of looking darker, then lighter to sometimes non-existent. Do not panic. As this is the nature of the healing process. New skin develops over the brow area and once that new skin exfoliates you will see the true color reappear around week 3-4. This is why we wait 4 weeks before your touch-up session so proper changes (if any) can be made for lasting results.

What To Expect At your Session

Disclaimer:  Please do not schedule important plans the day of  or right after your scheduled appointment. Although most clients are in and out within 2.5 hours sometimes you may be there longer, especially if there is someone getting worked on before you. Tattoos cosmetic or not should never be rushed and every persons case is different and can take more or less time. We are perfectionists here and do not rush any service. Most clients come with that understanding and appreciate that their service will also not be rushed for any reason. We appreciate your patience and understanding in advance that you respect that sometimes this nature of our profession. 

At your appointment I will apply a topical lidocaine for 35-45 minutes to ensure you are comfortable during your procedure. After I remove the lidocaine we discuss your desired shape and pigment. I will measure and map your perfect brow shape. You can make any adjustments to the shape prior to starting. There are no surprises in this service. You see and confirm your shape before I proceed.

All needles and blades are disposable. Strict sanitation and sterilization is strongly enforced. I will then create tiny strokes into the skin with cosmetic tattoo pigment, press pigment into the cuts then allowing it soak in for 5 minutes. I repeat this process 2-3 times each time numbing for a few minutes in between.

Although there is no downtime and most clients do not experience redness and swelling. It is always best to avoid these procedures within months of an important life event such as weddings. Procedures may take longer than expected to be complete under some circumstances. If you are planning a vacation it is recommended you get your microblading service done at least 2 weeks prior to your vacation to allow proper healing time or just wait until you return. Sun protection is strongly advised.

- Chemical peels, retinols & topical medications should be discontinued at least 1 week prior

- No microdermabrasion or facial laser services 2 weeks before or after the procedure

- Avoid blood thinning medications 72 hours prior to your appointment. Please consult with your physician before discontinuing any medications.

- Caffeine/alcohol/advil should be avoided the day your appointment. These thin the blood, I always know because clients tend to bleed  much more which can effect the retention of pigment.

We cannot tattoo you if you have the following contraindications:

- Bleeding disorders

- Pregnant

- If you've used accutane within the last 6 months

- Have had botox injections within 2 weeks

- If you are under the age of 18



Eyeliner tattoos takes approximately 5 days to heal completely. Please arrive without eye makeup. If you wear contacts please remove them before your procedure starts. You may bring eyeglasses to wear. The client is advised to keep the area make up free and clean during the healing time. Ointment such as Aquaphor is applied 1-2 times daily to keep the area from irritation. 


If the client has ever in their lifetime had a cold sore/fever blister they need to have a script of Herpes B medication to prevent an outbreak. Take as directed by your physician. 

Lip color tattoos take about 3-5 days to peel. The client is advised to keep the area hydrated with an ointment like Aquaphor from getting dry at anytime during the healing process. The client must keep the area clean and make up less. 

Freckles/Beauty Marks

Keep dry for the first 24 hours. Avoid any exfoliants or harsh cleansers. Keep the skin make up less for 3-5 days. Cleanse and moisturize with mild products.


- DRY HEALING Its exactly what it sounds like... Keep those brows as dry as a bone.

I have a unique method of healing called dry healing which I absolutely swear by. I truely believe that our facial skin produces enough sebum and oils to protect and hydrate so any additional after care balms, oils and patroleums are not necessary. Dry healing allows the skin to breathe, allows crisper strokes and better pigment retention.

Following strict instructions will ensure your strokes remain crisp and do not blur out.

- DO NOT get wet for 7-10 days. Immediately after the procedure a small amount of Aquafor or grape seed oil will be applied to protect the area.

- DO NOT EXCERCISE FOR 7-10 days unless its light to where you are not dripping sweat. Sweat is worse than water as it contains saline and saline is actually used to remove pigment. Give your body a break and your brows will thank you

- Do not sleep directly on the treated area
- Do not pick or stratch
- Do not apply makeup on the treated area for 7-10 days
- Avoid swimming, saturating your face in water, saunas
- Avoid glycolics, retinols, anti-acne, anti-aging products for at least 2 weeks. This will result in loss of pigment.
- Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning bed for at least 2 weeks
- Do not wax, tweeze or thread at least 2 weeks after procedure.


For brows particularly...Even though scabbing and flaking can take 7-10 days. Your brows will go through some stages for about 3-4 weeks. They are NOT complete until the second session is done. My clients and I get a kick out of the funny meme at the top because it's SO accurate!

Cosmetic Tattooing Appointment Policy & Payment Info

In booking your service you agree and acknowledge that you have fully read, understand and agree to our policy/terms and conditions. In order to book your cosmetic tattooing appointment a $100 non-refundable retainer is required to hold your appointment time. This ensures that you are serious about your commitment and appointment time. PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME WISELY, YOU WILL FORFEIT YOUR RETAINER EVEN IF YOU RESCHEDULE WITH NOTICE. 

The retainer comes off of your final total. 

Partial payment is due at your first session. This pays for half the session PLUS secures another $100 as a retainer for your second appointment- the same cancelation policy applies to the second session too.  This means if you change or cancel you forfeit that $100, which means you will add to that remaining balance and owe double as you will have to resubmit a deposit plus the $150 if its over the 6 week limit. If it is within the 6 week limit you will owe $100 at the second session. Exceptions can no longer be made.

-Second session- The remaining balance is owed if you show up to your scheduled appointment

- If you have a session that you fail to show up at/no call-no show you will have to call and pay the full total up front prior to rebooking. This insures me that I am not taking a loss if you decide not to show up for your appointment. 

- If you have a paid remaining balance and you no call no show you will be asked to pay that balance upon booking your next perfecting session. If you don't have a balance but no call no show to your perfecting session you will be required to pay $150 upon booking your next session.  No calls and no shows are not only extremely inconsiderate but also inconvenient to those who may have wanted that appointment. If you no call no show for more than one appointment we will on longer service you.

-If you show up to your session and get cold feet and decide not to have it done you forfeit your deposit so please be 100% sure about your commitment

- Pricing does NOT include gratuity. It is standard to tip your tattooist/cosmetic tattooist

- If you are more than 15 minutes late you  may forfeit your appointment, deposit and have to re-book all over again. The remaining balance will be owed upon rescheduling your appointment if you fail to show up for your appointment.

-  Street parking is available. We are in a residential neighborhood. Free two hour street parking is available. Myself or the shop will not responsible for any parking tickets

- If driving to our location give yourself a little extra time for parking...
Being in a busy city these are things to be mindful of :)

- Bring valid ID

- Eat something prior to your appointment

- Remember NO coffee, caffeine, or pain medication 12 hours prior to your appointment.

Microblading Process

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Birds Of Prey Artistry & Wellness

1146 mckean st., philadelphia, PA 19148, US

(267) 687-8655