Long gone are the days of dodgy 1980's cosmetic tattooing.
Welcome to the new era of 3D cosmetic eyebrow embroidery, the new semi permanent makeup technology that can give you that natural stylish look you're after. What's more, is the amount of time you will save re-drawing your eyebrows.
What is 3D cosmetic eyebrow embroidery anyway? 3D cosmetic eyebrow embroidery is a semi permanent technique using colour pigment drawn onto the skin giving you natural looking eyebrows. The technique used is natural feathering of hair like strokes creating a beautifully designed brow.
Is this the same as an eyebrow "tattoo"?
No. Far from it.
The work involved with eyebrow embroidery is only performed on the skin surface. The color can also be adjusted in alignment with the original eyebrow hair color, which results to a realistic look and feel. Eyebrow embroidery creates the background and fills in the parts of the eyebrows that looked empty so that a full and complete look is accomplished. The "3D" effect gives it an added realism to the end result.
Unlike an eyebrow tattoo, 3D eyebrow embroidery does not leave a flat, dull and fake look that tattoos leave behind.
Natural Looking Permanent Makeup
The Evolution of Cosmetic Tattooing is here.
This particular client has such beautiful brows, although she was tired of penciling in the inner corners, so we simply hair stroked it to blend with her natural hair. The picture was taken immediately after the procedure, which is why it looks a bit darker that what it actually will when it heals. It is important to note that with all permanent makeup, the tattoo will always look about 2 shades darker than the final results once it is healed into the skin.
Gone are the days of color blocking, stenciling, and drawn on looking Permanent Cosmetics. Thank goodness.
Permanent Eyebrows can be a blessing for women AND for men alike. Imagine going into the bathroom at work and realizing that one of your eyebrows was rubbed off~ or every time you sleep or take a nap, you have to re-draw them on! These are common stories that I hear every week. It is amazing to be a part in the lives of others, and helping them ease their insecurities, stresses, and boost their self esteem!
In order to keep your permanent makeup in the best condition, there are a few powerful things you can do to make sure you are getting the most out of your application.
This doesn't mean that you won't need a touch-up years later, but it can definitely improve the longevity of your cosmetic tattoo.
Remember, every body is different, and the time needed in between touch-ups always varies depending on a variety of factors (the fade time is 1-5 years). Permanent Makeup pigments are different from tattoo pigments- they are iron-oxide based, and designed to gently fade into your skin over time. This fading is actually ideal, as it allows for the technician to make color & shape changes as your coloration and facial structure changes over time.
What you can do:
1. Cover your cosmetic tattoo in the sun & in a tanning booth. UV-rays will lighten and fade your tattoo. Wearing brimmed hats & UV-blocking sunglasses while in the sun for long periods of time will help this. It will also be important to invest in an organic sunblock for daily wear.
2. Do not use Glycolic Acid enriched cleansers. Glycolic Acid is a very common ingredient used in face washes specifically targeted for those with an oily skin type. The alternative to this is Salicylic Acid, which is just as awesome and effective. If you love your glycolic acid cleanser, just be extremely mindful to avoid your cosmetic tattoo while washing your face.
3. Pay attention to your diet. Following a healthy diet, rich in nutrients, will help not just keep your permanent makeup looking great, but also your entire body! There is a lot of evidence to support that a diet that is full of alkalizing foods will keep your skin extremely healthy & happy. (See chart below)
4. Be aware that medications can effect the fading of your tattoo. Certain medications will effect the pH balance of your whole body, causing a potential fluctuation in hormones, and other chemical processes: which in turn can affect your skin. Do not stop taking your medication! There is a solution: An effective way to counteract this is to simply incorporate alkalizing, nutritional foods.
If you have specific questions regarding fading with your permanent makeup application, please contact a professional directly at email@example.com.
What is a Lash Enhancement?
Lash Enhancements are one of my very favorite permanent makeup applications to do for women - simply because it is so subtle, yet makes such a big difference in the appearance of your eyes.
The lash enhancement is simply tattooed into the lash line to subtlety enhance. It is not as thick as an eyeliner, so you don't get the obvious "line".
I personally feel that this is a style of permanent makeup that I feel is appropriate for any age. A lash enhancement is more likely to need touch-ups sooner than an eyeliner, but has approximately 5-7 years of wear depending on your lifestyle.
Color corrections are an essential part of the permanent makeup process. As with all tattoos, fading over the years does occur, and is completely natural (& beneficial) to do so.
Ideally, touch-ups should be done approximately every 10-15 years for eyebrows, and every 3-5 years for eyeliner. These time frames are very generalized, as all skin is different. Depending on environmental factors, and your body's chemistry, tattoos will fade at different lengths of time. It is important to educate yourself on the way tattoos will wear in the skin over your lifetime.
Luckily, corrective cosmetics is available, and is often a simple application. If your permanent eyebrows have faded into a base color of either purple, red, or blue, this is very common, and in most cases can be easily corrected. It is ideal that permanent makeup does eventually fade - as this allows the technician to make changes to the color & shape, as your face changes over time.
Talking one-on-one with your technician is always the best way to be 100% comfortable in knowing exactly what to expect when it comes to permanent cosmetics.
Each week, I see many women whose lives are enhanced greatly by the beauty and luxury of permanent makeup. It is always my priority to keep my clients informed on the realistic exceptions of these applications. It is my hope that you have found this article helpful, and if you have any questions regarding corrective permanent makeup corrections, to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Does Permanent Makeup Hurt?
What is Micropigmentation?
Micropigmentation is simply the planting of pigment into the dermal layer of the skin.
This is also known as permanent cosmetics, permanent makeup, and cosmetic tattoo. Applications available are: permanent eyeliner, permanent lip liner, permanent eyebrows, scar camouflaging, and even areola re-pigmentation.
Is Micropigmentation for everyone? Just as in traditional tattooing, depending on your health history, the answer will vary! To find out of it is right for you, call us schedule a free consultation! Although we are currently closed because we are moving to 128 Ashman Circle, Midland MI - we will be re-opening July 11th 2013!
Permanent Cosmetics for Men
Micropigmentation has a little something to offer everyone.
You may be surprised how natural permanent makeup can be these days as a result of combining innovative technology & a technician with an eye for detail. So natural, that the applications can be done to look as though there isn't makeup at all - for example, someone who doesn't have much definition on their upper lip, may want to enhance only the shape without adding "lipstick" per say. These natural types of applications are ideal not only for women, but for men as well.
Many famous celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, and Nicholas Cage wear permanent cosmetics in a way that is distinguished & unnoticed.
With that being said, it is just as important for men to feel their best, as it is for women. For ages women's common fuss about their appearance has been socially accepted - & it's important that men feel like they are worthy of making changes that enhance their personal self-esteem as well. The photos below were taken from www.perfecting touch.com-an all men's permanent cosmetic center in Canada. I found this was incredibly inspirational & wonderful that a studio existed catering just to men in this fashion.
Hair simulation is a common application that is done for men, as well as scar camouflaging Eyeliner can be applied in light shades of brown to enhance the lash line, and eyebrows can be filled where there are vacant areas.
Have a look below at some of the possibilities:
The Metaphysical Nature Of Tattoos
Spiritual Skin by Tania Marie
My dream is to create a full-service tattoo studio (permanent makeup, tattoo removal, and tattoos) that is geared specifically for women. I have been to enough tattoo parlors in my life to know how intimidating it can be to muster up the guts to walk into one. My goal is to create a space that is comfortable for any woman to walk into, whether they want a small tattoo or a more elaborate piece.
When most people think of tattoos, they correlate association of pain. This old school mentality is a deserving one- afterall, a tattoo IS a tattoo. But after years of studying holistic wellness and alternative medicinal lineages I have come to believe that there is another perspective. Tattoos are healing. Our body is comprised of a vast network of nerves, all in communication. From a holistic approach, many of our memories are stored in the physical body, and can influence the way energy flows- potentially causing blockages that eventually turn into physical ailments.
Tattoos can stimulate the physical body, and create an intention through the impression of an image on the body. It can be a profound way to release negative emotion of the past, and to move forward in our lives. It is easy to see how naturally this occurs, as most people tend to get tattoos at pivotal transitory times in life. Because of this, it is important to have your intentions clear before getting tattooed so that you can make the most of this energetic release. Your tattoo can act as a conduit for positive change.
An amazing book on the subject was written by Tania Marie called Spiritual Skin - well worth the read!!
Does Permanent Makeup Hurt?
Does Permanent Makeup Hurt?
Does getting Permanent Makeup hurt? I get this question so often! I will be tattooing someone's arm, and they will say-"how do people do this on their eyes?!" The answer is...well, they cheat!
Cheating meaning- Topical Anesthetics! Numb those eyes, lips and brows up! This is key. Permanent Makeup is bearable under the expertise of an experienced technician who uses generous amounts of anesthetics. This will almost completely minimize the pain, although there is still the issue that is impossible to get around, which is the fact that your body is being tattooed. You feel the vibration from the machine, and the stretching of the skin. If the technician has a great machine, the vibration is very mild compared to a normal tattoo machine, and everything goes very smooth!
Another concern is the closeness of the needle to the eye. Although it is close, it is actually quite far away. Your eyes are closed to whole time, and the technician should be using a magnifying set of glasses to see minute detail.
A last concern that I often hear, that is a valid one, is the potential reaction to the pigments (ink). It is always a possibility that you will have adverse reactions to pigment, as your body might treat it as an "invader". This is very rare, but can occur. It is important to understand this risk. Make sure that your technician is using very high quality pigments.
The procedure will about an two hours total, including your consultation time. It is so important to be educated prior to consulting with your technician. Do your research! Find a great technician, and you have nothing to fear! Visit www.scpc.com for the United States list of properly trained & certified professionals.