Permanent Makeup: Why and How?
Want to throw away your eyeliner, lip liner, and blush forever? Some women are turning to permanent makeup, or cosmetic tattooing, for makeup that does not run or smear.
Permanent Makeup Returns
Cosmetic tattooing was practiced by several ancient Mediterranean cultures, as evidenced by the tattooed mummies found by archaeologists. Cosmetic tattooing experienced a rebirth in the United States in the late 1970s, and today there are a growing number of cosmetologists, tattoo artists, nurses, and aestheticians in the industry.
Not Just Vanity
For women who have arthritis, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or other conditions that cause tremors, putting on makeup can be an impossible task. Permanent makeup eliminates their frustration. Women with vision problems, who are blind, or who have cataracts may also be good candidates.
Cosmetic tattooing also helps women who have allergies or hypersensitivity to makeup. Female athletes and other physically active women are turning to permanent cosmetics, as are business women, entertainers, models, and housewives. For women who have lost their hair because of chemotherapy, permanent eyebrows and eyeliner can restore self-esteem and eliminate the need to reapply eyebrows every day.
How Is It Done?
Regardless of the body area or the technique, the concept is always the same: placing iron oxide or titanium dioxide pigments below the skin. The amount of pigment, the color, and whether manual or electrical instruments are used can vary.
Before having your procedure, you should have a consultation with the technician and review your medical history.
Note: All treatments are performed in office by a licensed medical professional.