• What is Cosmetic Tattoo?

    Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos (permanent pigmentation of the dermis) as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as eyelining and other permanent enhancing colors to the skin of the face, lips, and eyelids. It is also used to produce artificial eyebrows, particularly in people who have lost them as a consequence of old age, disease, such as alopecia, chemotherapy, or a genetic disturbance, and to disguise scars and white spots in the skin such as in vitiligo. It is also used to restore or enhance the breast’s areola, such as after breast surgery.

    Most commonly called permanent cosmetics, other names include dermapigmentation, micropigmentation, and cosmetic tattooing, the latter being most appropriate since permanent makeup is, in fact, tattooing. In the United States and other countries, the inks used in permanent makeup and the pigments in these inks are subject to FDA or similar agency regulation as cosmetics and color additives.

  • Results of Cosmetic Tattoo

    Immediate results Permanent makeup results in enhanced features of the face—definition is rendered to eyebrows, eyes and lips by the use of colors. Results can imitate topically applied cosmetics or can be quite unnoticeable, depending upon the design, color value and amount of pigment used.

    At first, permanent makeup results may look harsh. This is due to color remaining in the outermost epidermal layers of skin at the start. Color softens within a few days during the healing process as the upper layers of epidermis slough and are replaced by new epidermal cells.

    Long term results The best possible color results can perform for many years or may begin to fade over time. How much time is individual per person. While permanent makeup pigment remains in the dermis its beauty-span may be influenced by several possible factors. These can be environmental, procedural and/or individual factors. Sun exposure fades color. The amount and color of pigment deposit at the dermal level can affect the length of time that permanent makeup looks its best. Very natural looking applications are likely to require a touch-up before more dramatic ones for this reason. Individual influences include lifestyles that find an individual in the sun regularly such as with gardening or swimming. Skin tones are a factor in color value changes over time.

  • Candidates for Cosmetic Tattoo

    • It is ideal for women who are always on the go and have no time to apply make-up every day.
    • Women who have been allergic to cosmetics and have not been able to wear make-up can do so now.
    • Professional athletes, models, and entertainers can look their best at any time of the day.
    • After all, they are always in the public eye.
    • Men and women with pale, thin, or poorly defined lips can go in for cosmetic lip tattooing.
    • Women do not have to worry about leaving lipstick marks anymore.
    • Do you have asymmetrical facial features that dissatisfy you? Cosmetic tattooing is your answer.
    • Extremely oily skin can cause your make-up to smear. However, with this tattooing you do not have to worry about your smeared make-up anymore.
    • Women who wear contact lenses and are not able to wear eyeliner, cosmetic tattooing gives you a chance to sport eyeliner top and / or bottom.
    • It helps women who are suffering from arthritis or cataracts and are unable to apply make-up on their own.
    • People suffering from alopecia (hair loss), vitiligo (uneven pigmentation), or uneven hairline can turn to this form of tattooing.
    • Accidents, diseases or surgeries can affect your skin, hair, eyebrows or lashes but cosmetic tattooing can restore that too.
    • Cosmetic tattooing can recreate the areola surrounding the nipple on a breast after a reconstructive surgery.
    • If you have gone in for subtle shades and you wish to change the shade or darken it a little bit, you can always do so by using cosmetics over the tattooed area. If not, then your favourite flavoured lip-gloss will do nicely.
  • The Procedure

    Cosmetic Lip

    f you feel dejected and less confident due to your lips, then the good news is that now even you can fulfil your cravings of perfect, kissable lips by simply going in for cosmetic lip tattooing. This procedure can change the way your lips look and make you and your lips look hotter, sexier, and desirable only by enhancing the contour of your lips. Sounds exciting, doesnt it?

    Cosmetic lip tattooing, also known as scarification, is a non-invasive procedure. This means that the recovery time is comparatively less than the other cosmetic tattooing procedures. The procedure of cosmetic lip tattooing either gives a new shape to your lips or re-establishes the existing outline of your lips. You can also permanently tattoo your lips with a different colour. Lip tattooing is great for women who suffer from excessive depigmentation, oral cancer, and are not able to apply lipstick and lip liner properly. However, people who suffer from Herpes Simplex viral infections should avoid lip tattooing as the procedure can leave ugly marks on the treated area due to the outbreak of sores.

    If you are considering cosmetic lip tattooing, then your options are lip liner, lip blend, or a full lip colour. A lip liner tattooing procedure produces a striking lip line that will enhance the shape of your lips and mouth and looks absolutely stunning with or without any additional make-up. A lip blend tattoo uses shades similar to your lips and gives a well-defined and natural look. You can select between a lip liner and a lip blend tattooing or both depending on your needs. This procedure is ideal for people with pale lips, uneven lips, sun damaged lips, small lips or those who have lost the shape of their lips due to injury or cold sores. As the name suggests, a full lip colour tattoos the entire area of your lips and frees you from the task of applying and re-applying your favourite lipsticks.

    Lip tattooing can be done using a tattoo gun or manually. The method depends on how painstaking the entire procedure is. Manual tattooing is less bruising and causes minimum bleeding and swelling but takes longer to tattoo. On the other hand, although the tattoo gun is less time consuming, it can be painful on the sensitive and fleshy area of your lips. The cost of the treatment depends on how much time you spend at the practitioners clinic. This is only an indicative price and will depend on the solution suggested to you by the tattoo artist. Usually, the treatment last two to six years but for your lips to look good at all times, it is advisable to touch-up every two years. Before you go in for a lip tattooing procedure, it is advisable to consult a professional technician.

    Cosmetic Eyeliner

    You can select from applying eyeliner only on the top or only on the bottom. However, if you feel like going in for a dramatic look, then you can get the eyeliner tattoo applied top and bottom.

    Applying eyeliner is truly a task for women who have unsteady hands. It is also difficult for women with poor eyesight, arthritis, or allergies to make-up. Cosmetic eyeliner tattooing is a godsend for women. Come rain or shine, your eyeliner will remain intact. There will never be any smudges or smears, even when you get emotional during your best friends wedding. Of course, when they say permanent, it does not mean it will last forever. It will last for up to five years and with retouching every two years, your eyeliner will look as good as new.

    A professional tattoo artist will consider the colour, shape, and the fact if the eyes are aging or not. You can select from many different styles as well. If you are a fan of the smokey effect, then you can get that done. If you are looking for something simple yet classy, you can ask the tattoo artist to apply the eyeliner in a traditional way. You can also select the thickness of the eyeliner applied. Although, you will need to note the fact that the thickness of the eyeliner applied top and bottom varies from each other. Choose from a range of thin, thick, tapered, with tails, without tails, full line, half line, or three quarter line. If these choices leave you confused, consult the tattoo artist for the style that suits you the best. Using a hollow needle that vibrates, the tattoo artist will apply the pigment into the top layer of the skin. A droplet of coloured pigment is released into the hole that is made by the needle each time the needle penetrates the skin. There will be a slight stinging sensation.

    Cosmetic eyeliner tattooing normally takes about four to five days to heal. For the first few days, the eyeliner may appear darker than the actual colour and may not look straight due to the swelling. It usually takes a week before the actual colour and the swelling settles in. For the swelling to reduce, you can apply cold pads to your eyes for a day or two several times a day. For the first week after tattooing, it is recommended that you avoid mascara, spas, cleansers, swimming, rubbing your eyes, crying, and direct running water. If you have gone for a lighter shade, then many tattoo artists recommend a second visit to darken the shade.

    Cosmetic Eyebrow

    Well-shaped eyebrows are essential for giving a structure to your face. They frame the eyes, balance the face, and also help show emotion. Some people are blessed with perfect eyebrows, just the right amount of thickness and hair growth while some have very scarce eyebrows. Many women who do not have shapely eyebrows have to pluck or tweeze their eyebrows often. There are many women who cannot apply browliner due to allergies or their poor eyesight means putting makeup on properly is impossible. The loss of eyebrows can be caused due to chemotherapy, alopecia (hair loss) or a traumatic accident. These are only some of the reasons why men and women alike, would opt for cosmetic eyebrow tattooing.

    reasons why men and women alike, would opt for cosmetic eyebrow tattooing. A cosmetic eyebrow tattooing procedure is very much like lip tattooing. Depending on the intricacy of the work, a tattoo artist may use a tattoo gun or tattoo your eyebrows manually. If you desire thin eyebrows, or where a delicate tattoo procedure is required, then manual tattooing with needles is more favourable. Since it is tattooing, pain is inevitable but it can be reduced by applying a topical anaesthetic. If you think that you cannot bear the pain, then you can ask your tattoo artist to numb the area. The actual procedure of tattooing is less time consuming if the tattoo artist is planning to use an outline or stencil to guide them. The time taken waiting for the area to become numb is the longest part of the procedure.

    The experience and expertise of the tattoo artist should be considered while going in for eyebrow tattooing. Since the cosmetic eyebrow tattooing procedure requires skill and the work is considered artistic, you will need to invest in a professional person who knows his area well and is free of errors.

    As the location of the tattoo is close to the eyes, the tattoo artist needs to exercise caution since it is a delicate area. Some tattoo artists apply a solid block of colour that can look very artificial and made up. You need a tattoo artist to give an impression of actual hair, which means the tattoo needs to be applied in the form of individual tattoo lines for more realistic and natural looking eyebrow tattoos. It is always better to ask the tattoo artist to show examples of his/her previous work. After the eyebrow tattooing procedure is over, there will be some bruising and swelling that can last from three days up to a week. Nevertheless, it can be reduced by using ice packs on the swollen area.

    Areola Repigmentation

    If you are dissatisfied with the way your breasts look after undergoing a mastectomy or any other breast surgery, then areola repigmentation is definitely for you. Due to the loss of pigment in the nipple area, many women resort to cosmetic tattooing surgery repeatedly.

    Areola repigmentation is considered as one of the easiest cosmetic tattooing procedure among others. It involves cosmetic tattooing done in such a way that it mimics the look of a healthy areola. It very easily enhances the colour of the skin and looks completely natural if a skilled technician applies it. The process makes use of hypoallergenic pigments, which are set in to the topmost layer of the skin. The technician would use either a tattoo gun or pen.

    It is very essential that you consult various technicians before you zero down on one who would do it for you. As it is tattooing, it is permanent for at least two to six years. In case, you are not happy with your areola repigmentation after the procedure, then removing it would definitely be a difficult task. Hence, clear all your doubts and ask as many questions as you want before going in for areola repigmentation. The level of pain varies from person to person. If a woman who is undergone breast surgery undergoes this procedure, then the pain is not there because due to the surgery, there are no nerves in the area. If women with healthy breasts resort to areola repigmentation, then the technician will usually apply topical anaesthetic an hour prior the cosmetic tattooing procedure.

    You may also be asked to avoid vitamin E, aspirin, and alcohol a week before tattooing as these can cause bleeding during the tattooing procedure, which in turn affects the outcome. It usually takes seven to ten days for the tattoo to heal. The various technicians may have different views for the aftercare routine once the procedure is completed. However, as a general rule of thumb, you will be advised no cosmetics, swimming, sun tanning, hot tubs. The technician will ask you to apply an ointment and wash the tattooed area several times a day until it heals.

  • Risk

    As with tattoos, permanent makeup may have complications, such as allergies to the pigments, formation of scars, granulomas and keloids, skin cracking, peeling, blistering and local infection The use of unsterilized tattooing instruments may infect the patient with serious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis. Removal problems may also ensue, due to patient dissatisfaction or regret, and they may be particularly difficult to remove in places such as eyelids and lips without leaving permanent sequelae. On very rare occasions, people with permanent makeup have reported swelling or burning in the affected areas when they underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

  • Recovery

    There will be slight swelling and redness in the skin, which will subside quickly. You may resume normal activities immediately after the procedure. Complete healing take one to six weeks while the pigmentation matures and reaches its final colour. Most people do not need to take time off from their employment for eyebrow tattooing or eyeliner procedure, however it may be advisable to take the day off if having the lip tattooing procedure done.


    Is this Permanent Make-Up procedure painful?

    The sensation can vary from person to person. Topical anesthetic creams/liquids are used to minimize discomfort.

    Do I have a choice of colours?

    Definitely! There’s a wide spectrum of colours that you may choose from.

    Do I have a choice in the placement of pigments?

    Of course. You will be fully aware during the procedure, instructing the technician where you wish the implants to be located.

    What is the Pigment Colour?

    The pigment used contains Oxide, Alcohol, Distilled Water and Glycerine which is non toxic. The Pigment Lotions are specifically manufactured for implantation into the human skin. A powder is suspended in a solution of distilled water, alcohol, and glycerine, which results in a smooth, fine creamy liquid. Permanent Make up Pigment Colour’s have been created for use on the face and are pre-mixed and pasteurised.

    What Does It Look Like On The Skin?

    It looks as if you applied a pencil; a little softer and more muted. The colour immediately after the treatment will be stronger, brighter and possibly darker than you desired colour. In most cases you lose approximately 20-40% of intense colour during the healing process within 4 -14 days, excluding full lip colour which you can lose up to 50% after the healing process, again that depends on the colour used, type of skin and if you have followed the Home Care instructions.

    All machine attachments are disposable and treatments are performed under sterile conditions, with every precaution taken for the client and my self.

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