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Back To Basics: What Is Tattoo Makeup?

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This next installment of Back to Basics will help you understand what tattoo makeup is and how it can benefit you and your makeup routine.

Imagine waking up in the morning, doing your hair, and leaving the house with a full-face of makeup — without spending any time doing your makeup. Permanent tattoo makeup lowers the amount of time you need to spend getting ready each morning. From eyeliner to your eyebrows and lips, you can have those staple makeup features permanently done so you can skip some steps in the morning.

If you’re a cosmetician looking to perform permanent tattoo makeup for your clients, sign up for our training courses at Premier Pigments to learn about the different permanent makeup procedures that can be done. When you’re ready to start, make sure you order our high-quality makeup pigments for a product that’s safe and world-renowned.

How Permanent Tattoo Makeup Works

Permanent tattoo makeup — also called micropigmentation — is a process that tattoos traditional makeup elements onto your face so you can always look like you’re wearing makeup. Types of tattoo makeup include:

  • Lipstick
  • Lip liner
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Eyeliner
  • Eyeshadow

But this permanent tattoo makeup can also go further than wanting the appearance that you’re always wearing makeup. This type of procedure can also provide aesthetic healing and correction from:

  • Cleft lip
  • Scars
  • Birthmarks
  • Stretch marks
  • Freckles
  • Age spots
  • Receding hairlines
  • Missing areolas following a mastectomy for breast cancer

Regardless of why you choose permanent tattoo makeup, understanding the process that goes into the procedure is just as important.

Skin Depth

Essentially, permanent tattoo makeup is a tattoo for your face. The main difference comes with the tools used to perform this procedure. Instead of a normal tattoo needle, cosmeticians use a specially designed tattoo pen that will inject permanent ink into the skin.

This tattoo pen is unique because, instead of going through the dermis layer of skin, it will sit just underneath the epidermis layer. This makes a shallower tattoo that won’t look as dark or prominent as a traditional tattoo.

The pigments used for this are also strictly regulated to ensure that the best type of pigments are being injected into your skin. Manufacturers, like our team at Premier Pigments, make sure that these pigments comply with the guidelines set forth by the Alliance for Safe Practice.

Healing From Permanent Tattoo Makeup

The recovery time following a tattoo makeup procedure can vary based on the amount of tattoos you had and where they were. But for the 24 hours following your cosmetic tattoo, you can expect swelling and redness around the area. Usually, by four to seven days following your appointment, you can expect to be mostly healed.

We always advise, however, that you check with your personal cosmetican for specificity about care and maintenance for your new cosmetic tattoo. You’ll want to carefully follow their instructions to make sure you get tattoo makeup that will last and blend with your natural hair and facial features.

Pigment Colors

How do you pick the pigment colors for your permanent tattoo makeup? This is where your cosmetician comes in. Before starting with the needle, your cosmetician will have a consultation with you to help determine what you’re looking for with the procedure. This is the time to discuss things like potential lip colors and if you want your brow pigment to match your hair color.

Before any pigments are put onto your skin, your cosmetician will pencil in lines and other makeup to ensure you’re getting exactly what you want. Once that’s clarified, the procedure will start and your cosmetician will carefully draw in individual hair strokes or other lines needed to create the final result.

Trust Premier Pigments

Now that you know exactly what permanent tattoo makeup is and just how you can benefit from the procedure, it’s time to get started.

If you’re looking to have a tattoo makeup procedure, get your appointment scheduled so you can start seeing the benefits of permanent makeup. Just make sure you find a specialist you can trust!

If you’re a cosmetician looking to make permanent tattoo makeup your new speciality, choose from our wide selection of educational training programs at Premier Pigments. Get started today and learn from the leading manufacturers of makeup pigments in the world!