Cosmetic Tattooing

Permanent Make-up

Permanent Make-up


Permanent make up or cosmetic tattooing is ideal for women who need to always look their best but however do not want to go through the regular daily ritual of applying then reapplying make-up all through the day.

Cosmetic tattoos as a general rule are applied in a plastic surgeon’s practice. Alternatively, a trained medical professional

or even a certified nurse can do the procedure. The process involves using a tattoo pen which injects a permanent ink into the patients skin. The procedure normally takes around half an hour to two hours to complete under a local anaesthesia.

Types of Permanent Cosmetic makeup which are common:

Eyebrow enhancing

This can work well for those individuals with ill shaped or sparse eyebrows. The procedure aims to provide a more natural look to the eyebrows than that which is achievable using a regular eyebrow pencil.

Improving overall appearance of the lips

This process involves the application of a permanent lip liner to help define the lips without the need to apply lip liner each morning. But choosing the correct blend of colour is important since the choice will be long term. In addition to colour, thicker lips can also be made to appear thin or indeed smaller thin looking lips can be enhanced to provide a much fuller look. This process is not only for women as more and more men are using this same process to disguise any scars, marks or discolouration due to smoking cigarettes or cigars.

Enhancement of eyelashes

The process of implants of soft pigments between the eyelashes. This can be done for both women and men, eyelash enhancement also helps to give the appearance that the lashes appear thicker which in turn helps to make the eyes look more attractive.

Camouflaging Scars

Sometimes the use of make up can not cover or conceal skin which has scars or permanent marks. Cosmetic tattooing in these cases can prove most valuable. This involves the procedure of filling affected areas with a colour which closely matches the patients skin tone.

Re-pigmentation of Areola’s

Another term for this is nipple tattooing. Some women who feel their nipples are either too dark or too pale may desire to improve the look of their nipples. Women who may of had a mastectomy may also use this tattooing process to help recreate or reconstruct a nipple that has been lost. Hypoallergenic pigments are used in the process of micro pigmentation which are then implanted into the patients top layers of the skin with a tattoo pen or gun.

Risks/Disadvantages Of Permanent Cosmetic Make-up:

There are also disadvantages to having cosmetic tattooing done. The individual can be scared forever if the procedure is not done in a correctly.

Applying a trendy style of cosmetic tattoo is not recommended. A look that enhances beauty and which looks natural is the most recommended procedure to have done. The application of additional makeup can then be applied if a trendy look or an special occasion requires that a change of colour is needed.

Over the passage of time there will be changes in the tone of a persons skin as they age which may mean a cosmetic tattoo may start to look unnatural.

The process of removing a tattoo can mean that tattoos are difficult to remove, the same is for cosmetic tattoos as with any other form of tattoo.

Infections can be transmitted from person to person due to the process involving needles.

Further irritation can be caused by the use of low quality pigments and inks.

Allergic reactions may occur like itching, bumps, burning, swellings or so-called granulomas, peeling dryness, bleeding, and the formation of constant yellowish fluids.

Over a few weeks a tattoo will eventually fade and the desired colour reached, but all tattoos may at first appear darker or brighter than desired. There may be swelling of the area for around 1 week and tattoos can on occasion appear crusty whilst healing.

It is essential not to rub or scratch the tattooed area as itchiness during the healing period is normal. Aftercare of a tattoo is very important and cleanliness is at the top of the list. There are speciality lotions and creams available to help support the healing process of the tattoo. These can be fragrance free, non-petroleum based formulas designed exclusively for tattoo aftercare, and which are safe to use on all skin types.

Natural ingredients in creams are the ones to look for, it is safe to apply on the most sensitive areas such as the face or large areas of the skin. These creams can help in strengthening skin, providing natural moisture and minimizing allergic reactions.

Make sure that the person who is carrying out the procedure is correctly trained as cosmetic tattoos are presently available worldwide and are not always certified or regulated.

Before taking the plunge, make sure of the skill and legitimacy of the technician or doctor. Rule out any allergies by having a patch test prior to and procedure. Once You have verified the technician and the allergy test is clear then the next step is to choose the correct colour to match the skin, this should be your natural tone and not suntanned.

Due to the fact that infections can be easily transmitted, be strict about cleanliness. As mentioned earlier the ink may be low quality and may cause additional irritation. Precision is key to the placement of cosmetic tattoos. If not done professionally a tattoo will look unnatural. Flesh coloured tattoos may turn black in response to laser removal so if at a later date you regret the decision to a cosmetic tattoo, then removal may be difficult. To ensure the best results the decision to undertake cosmetic tattooing should not be taken lightly.

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