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Custom Cosmetic Tattoos and body art in Bend, Oregon

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Adored Tattoo Boutique was started by Melanie Kehoe, a talented cosmetic tattoo artist known for opening and running Bend’s most favored tattoo studio, Monolith Tattoo– voted “best place to get a tattoo” for 12 years running. 

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With an equally skilled team of cosmetic tattoo artists behind her, Melanie decided to branch out of solely doing the stunning cosmetic tattoo work she was known for with a new mission in mind: empowering clients to build and strengthen confidence and to enhance their natural beauty.

Adored is the first studio in Bend with all cosmetic tattooers. Offering the best of the best in Bend and providing all cosmetic tattoo services in the industry, rest assured that when you come get work done it will be the highest quality and safest procedures completed by experts in their area. The shop also offers tiny tattoos, permanent jewelry, and various retail items for sale in their boutique.


Frequently asked questions

What is Microblading?

Microblading (also referred to as Microstroking, Eyebrow Embroidery, Feather Stroke Brows, 3D Brows, micropigmentation, etc) is the process of manually implanting color pigment into the top layer of the dermis, by means of tiny, sterile, disposable needles to create the appearance of natural looking hair strokes. For a client with excessively oily skin, this technique will result in a soft powder stroke. Dry to normal skin types tend to heal with more crisp defined results.

If you are a client who does not normally fill in their brows with makeup and you are looking for a very natural look, this technique is great. If you are used to filling in your brows, we would highly recommend a Combination Brow as Microblading may not be enough color for you.

Microblading is ideal for normal to dry skin types.

What is the difference between Microblading, Ombre Shading and a Combination Brow?

While Microblading is done using a manual tool to etch hair-like strokes within the brow, ombre shading is done using a tattoo machine to create a soft powdered look within the brow. Both methods are done using the same type of ink and require at least two appointments (an initial appointment and a follow up 6-12 weeks later). When needed, shading can also be added to a Microbladed brow to create depth, also known as a Combination Brow.

How is brow shape, color, and style decided?

At the time of your appointment, your skin type, texture, thickness, and undertones will be analyzed, as well as brow hair color, natural growth patterns, and asymmetries, facial shape and bone structure. Melanie prefers natural brow styles and will design and shape the brow to something that is both flattering and balanced. Color will be selected to closely match your brow hair and unwanted brow hair will be removed. The technique used during your appointment (hairstrokes, shading or combination) will depend on your skin type and desired results.

Is Microblading right for me?

Factors to consider associated with skin type include:

Oily Skin: Microblading heals best on normal to dry skin types. Microblading may not work well on clients with more oily skin types or large pores. Increased oil production can cause hair strokes to blur and heal lighter and more powdery than you would expect.

Mature Skin: Tends to be thinner and more delicate which may increase the likelihood of bleeding and loss of pigment.

Darker Skin: There may be less contrast and visible detail in the strokes.

Previously Tattooed Brows: Previous tattooing must be nearly invisible. Scar tissue associated with previous tattooing may affect pigment retention. A consultation is required if you have had your brows previously tattooed.

Microblading is not meant to entirely replace makeup. Eyebrow pencils or powders may still be wanted.

You can not receive Microblading if you are:

  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Under 18 years old
  • Are currently using Accutane or have used Accutane within the past year
  • Have a freshly tanned/sunburned face
  • Are on blood thinning medications
  • Have Rosacea
  • Have Eczema or Psoriasis in or around your brow area

*Please note I cannot tattoo over raised moles or acne/blemishes within the brow area.

Please make sure you are healthy enough to be tattooed before booking an appointment! If you have any concerns about whether or not you are a good candidate for Microblading please book a free consultation, email or call the studio.

What is brow tattoo correction?

Individuals who have had permanent makeup that is improperly shaped, doesn’t suit your features, or the color has turned to an unnatural and unwanted shade, a consultation is required before you schedule an appointment. 

EXISTING BROW TATTOOS: We are extremely selective when working over existing tattoos and other tattoo artists' work. If you have had your eyebrows previously tattooed, we request that you email us clear photos of your brows for approval ( BEFORE your appointment booking. In addition to the photos in your email, please include the date of your last brow tattoo, how many sessions you received, and the business name and artist name who performed your service.

How long does it last?

Depending on how well you take care of your new semi permanent enhancement, your skin type, amount of uv exposure, brows should last for between 9-24 months. A color boost will be required after this time to keep them looking on point; this is priced accordingly.

What is a Lip Blush tattoo?

Lip Blush tattoo is used to enhance the natural lip shape, symmetry, and color. A customized pigment is applied to add definition to your lips and conceal imperfections based on your skin tone and personal preference.

Your lips will look like lipstick on the first day, and soften as they heal to become a very subtle, natural looking lip tint. Apply a little gloss or balm and your lips look beautiful 24-7!

If you are prone to cold sores, lip tattooing can cause outbreaks. We ask that our clients take their prescribed antiviral medication a few days prior to their appointment and after the procedure to prevent any cold sores.

If you have an outbreak, or any other type of scratch/acne we ask that you reschedule your appointment.

What can I expect during a lip blush procedure?
  • There may be moderate swelling, redness and bruising for the first 3 days.
  • If you experience swelling, use an ice pack for no more than 15 minutes at a time to reduce swelling.
  • During the initial healing period, there should be minimal scabbing or flaking of the skin. If there is some scabbing or flaking, do not pick, and allow the scab or dry skin to come off on its own. This usually takes place within the first 3 days.
  • Expect the color to lighten up to 50-70% once the healing process is complete.
  • Color may appear uneven at different stages of healing. Be patient. This is a process that does not yield immediate results.
  • Permanent makeup ink is not the same as body art ink, and by design it does not last as long as body art ink. Permanent Makeup does fade and is expected to last 2 to 5 years before requiring a touch-up. Maintenance touch ups are suggested for best results.
  • It can take 2 sessions prior to achieving the level of saturation you may desire. Touch ups are not included in the cost of the initial Lip Blush procedure.
What is lash enhancement?

Lash enhancement involves tattooing an ultra-thin black line along the top lash line at the roots of the lashes to create the illusion of fuller, darker, thicker lashes. The result is a natural, youthful, eye-opening effect. Depending on your preference, the bottom lash line can also be subtly tattooed.

How is the lash enhancement procedure performed?

The tattoo machine used to deposit pigment is entirely different from the manual tool used for Microblading. The device is a tattoo machine that delicately applies pigment into the skin for natural-looking results.

Who is an ideal candidate for lash enhancement?

Lash enhancement can be a great solution for anyone who wants thicker, darker, healthier-looking lashes, including those with naturally sparse lashes or medical conditions that cause their lashes to fall out (e.g. alopecia). Those with Graves' Disease and glaucoma may not be good candidates. You’ll also want to hold off if you’ve recently had eye surgery or plan to have surgery in the near future. Reach out if you have questions about whether lash enhancement is right for you.

What will the results of lash enhancement look like?

Similar to Microblading, the liner color will typically appear much darker for the first 10 days. A touch-up is recommended six to eight weeks after your initial appointment to ensure the pigment is evenly applied for beautiful, long-lasting results.

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