Also known as micro pigmentation or cosmetic tattooing, permanent makeup is the art and science of implanting color under the skin, creating natural eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner, and full lip color.
It is one of the top beauty trends these days!
With our busy lifestyles, we can benefit from any time we can save each day. You can save countless hours in a single year that were formally spent struggling to draw on eyebrows evenly or eyeliner halfway straight.
It is not necessarily intended to replace cosmetics completely. Because the color is placed "in" and not "on" your skin, a more natural, softer look results. Most people won't even notice the change, they will just notice that you look better. With the use of topical anesthetics, the procedures can be applied with minimal discomfort. Plus, imagine the money you will save not buying expensive cosmetics that rub off, smear, smudge, and disappear during the day.
Women do it for many reasons:
- Natural results
- Can't see as well as they used to
- Shaky hands
- Active lifesyle
- Watery eyes
The pigments used for are high quality colorants. While they have a long safety record and reactions are very rare, (less that .001%) there is no reliable test that a practitioner can give to determine the occurence of an allergic reaction. The history of tattooing has shown the great majority of tattoos and permanent makeup procedures to be safe and free of adverse events.
Choosing a artist carefully is very important. Do not choose your artist based on price. What is most important is the reputation, experience, skill, knowledge, and training of the artist. Permanent makeup is a specialized practice requiring a astute eye for detail, fine motor skill, and manual dexterity. Also, knowledge of the art of facial symmetry, balance, and color are a must.
Permanent makeup, as we know it today, has been performed for approximately 20 years although it has gained more widespread popularity in this country over the past ten years. It has evolved into a refined art and technical skill requiring in-depth knowledge and training.