By cosmetricks on February 27, 2008
Apparently cosmetic tattooing can give you eyebrows, eyeliner, eyelash enhancement, and lipliner on a permanent basis! Some specialty clinics also offer full lip color, scar camouflage, and hair imitation.
Each procedure takes only 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours. Follow up procedures take less time.
As with tattoos, safety of the procedures has not been confirmed. It all depends on the technician, who must be fully trained in permanent makeup application. They must use only sterile equipment and only brand new needles for every client. Be sure your technician is up to date on all the latest safety requirements. You’ll want them, as well as the room they will be using, to be neat and clean.
Beware there is a chance that you may be allergic to the pigments that will be used. Always ask for a pretest. Even if your technician adheres to all the safety guidelines there is a chance that they can make an artistic mistake. There are some complaints lodged with the FDA about procedures going wrong, things you never want to happen to you.
For example, the makeup pigments can slide around under your skin, blurring the lines that you want, resulting in a messy appearance. So make sure to do your research and really be sure you want it to be permanent!
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