It’s an application of pigment into the skin via either a digital machine using a needle or with a small blade as used in microblading, both are a form of tattooing but on the face rather than the body.
Yes it does usually fade, depending on several factors such as; exposure to sun or sun beds, products used on the face such as retinol, skin type and immune system, as such its recommended you have top up every 12 to 18 months on average.
It can completely fade, however, although you may not see the pigment, it will stay permanently in the skin where it was tattooed. This only happens in a small minority.
Yes it can fade the pigment, so it’s best to avoid putting on or too close to the tattoo.
Top ups are recommend every 12 to 18 months; however, those with oily skin may need a top up a bit sooner. If you don’t have top ups, then in most cases the pigment will continue to fad over time.
It depends on the area tattooed; it’s difficult to remove eyeliner because of the closeness to the eyes, although there are a few specialists that have been successful in treating this area with laser removal. The other removal methods of using a bonding agent or salt would be too harsh for the skin in this area.
Eyebrows can be treated with all methods of removal quite successfully.
Lip tattooing is more difficult to remove because of the titanium dioxide present in most lip colours, if a laser is used it will turn it dark gray, therefore non laser methods would be a better option.
Yes it can be used to cover a tattoo but this treatments needs to be done by a specialist.
Yes it can, results depend in the type of scaring, (keloid scars cannot be treated) and the client needs to have realistic expectations.
Permanent make up can assist in giving a more even skin tone but cannot fully cover stretch marks.
Under eye camouflages for dark areas is possible but unfortunately its not available in the UK at present.
It’s not advised to try and cover up with permanent makeup, specialist camouflage makeup would be the better option or removal.
Permanent makeup carries the same risks as traditional tattoos and pose the same risks of infection. Pregnant women should steer clear of the tattooing process during pregnancy in order to eliminate the risk of HIV or Hepatitis B infection. Other risks are also involved, such as skin changes and hyperpigmentation during pregnancy.
You should only ever go to a fully trained permanent makeup artist and preferably one that belongs to an industry association.
It’s advised not to have permanent makeup whilst breast feeding because of the unpredictable behaviour of the pigments caused by hormones, which are very active during breastfeeding. There is a high probability that the pigment will not take or it will fade very quickly. However, everything is very individual, and no one can say for sure what consequences (or lack of them) there may be.
Permanent makeup is tattooing but instead of using ink, coloured pigments are used. The pigment is introduced into the skin using either a tattooing machine with a fine needle or cut into the skin using a microblade.
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Soft tap is a hand tool method used to introduce the pigment to the skin. Brows done using this method are more solid in colour as in a powder brow rather than hairstrokes.
3D or 3 dimensional permanent make up is a reference to the makeup looking natural as in hair stroke eyebrows, which can look quite realistic.
PMU is an acronym for permanent make up.
I use KB Pro pigments and find them very true to colour and long lasting.
It can sometimes be a bit uncomfortable but with the use of a topical anaesthetic in many cases it’s minimal or pain free.