IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PROCEDURE: Initially, the treated area will appear a little too dark and
swelling occurs due to the release of lymphatic fluids and histamines that flood the affected region to kick start the whole healing
process. Eyebrows don't swell significantly enough to be noticeable... Eyes swell to different degrees from person to person. The
swelling is temporary and subsides within a day or two. Cool compresses are recommended to reduce swelling and help hold
pigment in place.
HEALED: As the areas begin to heal, the epidermis layer collects and then exfoliates dead skin cells as new cells are generated.
As the dead skin cells in the epidermis layer of the skin begin to slough off, tiny particles of pigment that have been trapped in the
epidermis are also discarded with the dead skin cells. When the total process is complete, the treated area will appear much
lighter because only the pigment in the dermis will remain, which is now covered by new skin cells.
Lips show the most dramatic pigment color changes! Lip tissue does not have pores or oil glands, so they are the first to expel
excess pigment. You can expect to loose from 50% to 70% of the applied pigment within three to four days after the initial
procedure was performed. Lip procedures can require one to three followup sessions depending on how much color is retained
and the depth of color still desired by the client.
The skin is thicker in the eyebrow area and retains more pigment. You may expect to loose 15-35% of the applied pigment.
And the higher your expectations are - the more sessions you will
need. WHY? Because this is ART, that is meshed with living human
skin - that not only relies on me doing a good job, and you taking good
care of it... it also relies on how your body heals - which we have little
There are many variables to consider that all play in to the end result. My
job is to relay these variable to you so that you understand why I use a very
conservative approach. This understanding between me and my clients
has been the cornerstone of my success. In order to get soft beautiful
work, it must be done in stages. This way, TOO MUCH is rare!
#2: BECAUSE OF RULE #1 ~ I am conservative!!
I believe this is the cornerstone of my success. When planning your
permanent cosmetic experience, I cautiously approach my work in
stages! I make every effort to build a platform that will support the most
beautiful results possible. But even though it's still not realistic to EXPECT
perfection after just one visit, my clients are typically very happy with their
results because I go to great lengths to relay proper expectations.
Because they understood the complexities such as:
I have learned that there is a VERY FINE LINE between just enough, and
way too much - permanent makeup. And I recognize that this line is
different for every person who walks through my door.
- Apply too much and well, YOU KNOW!
- Apply too little, and what's the point?
I was originally taught to apply MORE than what looks good in order to
compensate for future fading, and to assure you, that it will fade. (Then
hope it fades enough to not look so painted on...) But the problem with that
is knowing exactly WHEN to stop. By applying more and more, you run a
greater risk of over-applying. So, I felt that I should develop a different
approach. So far, my better judgement has worked like a charm. I just
STOP when it looks good!
From that point, the pigment WILL heal in a little too light, but future
sessions will compensate for that, instead of over applying.... This way,
there will never be too much - and you won't have crazy brows when you
walk out the door! The downside of a conservative process, is that doing it
this way almost guarantees that follow up visits will be needed.
So, why not play it safe from the very beginning!
PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND & AGREE THIS CONCEPT, are almost
always happy with their results and don't mind making the investment
in their face which will end up saving lot's of time every morning. I
believe, that this has been the cornerstone of my success. My clients
know and trust that I will do my best to out-perform my last procedure. Yet
they understand the process and realize that in order to get soft beautiful
work, it has to be done in stages. This way, no one gets TOO MUCH!
ON MY END... The elements that need to come together that you will
benefit from are:
- An eye for beauty
- A steady hand,
- Artistic expertise
- Quality equipment
- Dependable Pigments
- Professional & clean environment
- Years of experience
- An ability to communicate and determine what "YOUR" idea of
I loosely plan my strategy with the intention of trying to get as close to
perfection as I can. I figure that will ceate the best results and I will
develop a good reputation! But realistically, I want to set the following plan
in motion so we can both rely on realistic expectations!
FOUNDATION SESSION (This phase is like baking the cake)
- FOR BROWS, AREOLA & SCAR CAMOUFLAGE: These
procedures take a higher degree of artistic ability in order to make
brows & areolas to look realistic or scars to look perfectly
camoufaged. Which is why I will apply a light, baseline coat of
pigment in order to create the main structures. Later dimensional
strokes will be added to enhance a more realistic appearance.
FOLLOW UP SESSION (Like: Icing on the cake)
- EYELINER AND LIPS: Each require a slightly different technique
than brows. Skin in these areas are different. Sometimes even
rubbery, so more pigment might be applied at first session than on
other procedures. But, we still don't want to overdo them, because
too much trauma to the skin at once can create scar tissue that will
In 4-6 Weeks, You'll return for your next treatment, where I will :
- TOUCH UP THE FOUNDATION - Now that I know how your skin
responds, I will be able to tweak the color if necessary.
- LAY IN THE FINE DETAIL - Sometimes, I can get some detail in on
the first session. But it always looks better when the skin around it
is not too chewed up.
PERFECTING SESSIONS (Like: Decorating AND adding the last candle!)
As time goes on, you will know if further work is necessary. If you do,
just call for an appointment. If you are uncertain, feel free to schedule a
complimentary assessment. If you need more work, I'll show you
where and why... If you opt for another perfecting session, the price will
be $149. If you request extend the treated area on to "new" skin,
the process starts over for that area. IF not, you owe nothing. I will
need to take final photos during this appointment.
- TOUCH UP THE FINE DETAIL - If you are satisfied with how things
are looking, we have no more work to do! If we decide that
further touch-up is needed, we will do that at this time.
A: THE ONE SHOT WONDER (Sort of like a Basic Cake)
Some people may only be able to have one session with me, for
whatever reason... To those I ask, would you rather lean toward too
little or too much color? Then I try my best to get it right - one time!
This normally turns out just fine, but it does NOT give me the chance to
refine the work... which is a bummer for me because the beauty - really
is in the detail... and I lose the chance to show it off.
B: CREATIVE LAYERING (More like a Beautiful Wedding Cake)
Follow-up visits ensure the best possible work. You NEVER have to feel
self conscience over your appearance and we can totally bypass that
TOO DARK stage as you heal. We do this by layering the color as an
artist would do in a painting. This is really the best way to get crisp
detail, while we create a masterpiece!
So can you see why creating BEAUTIFUL Permanent Cosmetics
becomes a delicate balancing act? It needs to be strong enough to
LAST, yet soft enough to look NATURAL! How could one not approach
this line conservatively?
Here are a few examples of the variables that make Permanent
Makeup such a concentrated effort:
- The intensity, or lack of intensity, desired by each client... has to
be effectively communicated to me. My idea of light/dark may
differ from yours. We have to be on the same page...
- The depth of placement of pigment will help determine how long
it will last, but will not necessarily keep you from future
touchups, because pigment colors shift and fade over time...
- Aftercare is crucially important following the procedure. It's
very important that you realize, that the care you take during the
healing process, does affect the outcome...If you don't apply
enough ointment during the healing process - you'll loose
pigment. If you apply too much - you loose pigment. So you have
to always follow the instructions for proper healing.
- Your immune system could reject some of the pigment. In
worst case scenarios, your body could reject ALL particles...
- Excessive muscle tension during a procedure could cause poor
retention of pigment... so you need to be relaxed.
- As hard as I try to avoid this ...there could be a
miscommunication between me and a client. Some people still
experience extreme disappointment if perfection is not
achieved after the first visit. While other have more realistic
expectations and understand there is more work to be done.
- Clients that exhibit extreme levels of expectation levels are met
with more caution of perfection is conveyed, the more careful I
am = more follow-up sessions!
- These, and other unknown variables make it impossible to
predict a perfect outcome
The main difference between this process and traditional tattoos... is
depth of pigment placement. "Tattoos" which are meant to be bright,
bold and last forever! Permanent makeup should be done more
delicately, in order to avoid an obviously harsh look and allow for
changes and adjustments to occur - as aging progresses.
#3: CONSERVATIVE APPROACH NEEDS MORE FOLLOWUPs! Almost
always requires at least two followup sessions, six weeks apart. And
because this is LIVING art, that depends on MULTIPLE variables like
artistic abilities, conscientious aftercare and how well the body
decides to heal it all in! In addition, the various colored pigments are all
derived from many different origins, and each are metabolized
differently from person to person.
Since there really is no way to guarantee the end result - I treat EACH
session as experimental because each client presents a new
challenge. So I prefer to move cautiously! Especially with EYEBROWS!
Because there is a VERY FINE LINE between just enough and too much!
Through discussion, we will come to a point where we decide what
YOUR needs are - and from there we develop a plan. It is always wise to
set your expectation level toward improvement, not perfection. Once
you get to a satisfactory point in the procedure, its usually best to leave
things alone, let healing take place -then re-evaluate the results when
healed, and make further adjustments later...
because... "PERFECTION IS THE ENEMY OF A JOB WELL DONE!"
Meaning, sometimes its best to stop while you're ahead. Trying to get
that final tiny tip on the end of the eyeliner - when the skin is too
chewed up - could result in more of a blob, than a fine point. It's better
to leave it and hit it again at the beginning of your next session BEFORE
all the swelling kicks in.
all for it, not sure or totally disgusted
with the idea.
Of course, those feelings are going to be largely
based on your own past experiences or on what
you've actually have seen.... whether it be the
your friends beautiful work - or on what you've
seen on line... Some good, some bad, rarely
First, let's try understand is WHY this field has
such a weak reputation, with often horrifying
results. I think it boils down to three reasons:
REASON # 1: The "ART" of Permanent Makeup
is not currently regulated in the State of Texas!
REGULATIONS in this field are way to lenient.
ANYONE can LEGALLY pick up a tattoo machine
and work on you - with or without certification.
The ONLY "law" currently in place is that it must
be done in a licensed facility.
- How is licensing obtained? You BUY
one... To get a license all you have to do is
send the state money to pay for licensing
the structure where you will be working.
But this ONLY licenses the FACILITY, not
- There is currently NO standard of testing
that is required by law to assess the
skills, knowledge and abilities of each
technician or artist...
- And those plaques on the wall are also
very easy to come by. Beginning and
Advanced Certificates (even mine...) can
be acquired by taking a course that can
be completed in a week, or less!
- And don't be too impressed with that
portfolio either... unless you KNOW it is
original work! Some courses actually sell
PORTFOLIOS of before and after pictures
to use until you can build your own (which
is wrong, in my opinion!).
REASON # 2: The appeal of earning a relatively
large sum of money in a fairly short period of
time is a huge draw for some! And
understandably so! But because of REASON #1,
people who have no idea how to draw end up
being sucked in by "opportunity" before even
realizing how much skill is required to create
good results. So if your area of expertise, does
NOT require an ability to draw - you should
probably stick with what you excel at...
Especially for those in the beauty scene who
excel at doing nails, hair, facials - and even
some doctors and nurses take a try at it.... Some
can pull it off if they are artistically minded and
who move conservatively. But most fail
miserably when they destroy a few faces and
realize it's much more difficult than it seems to
get a beautiful outcome... and end up saying ,
"oooops", when they realize it's actually a
difficult and unpredictable task. Then they end
up quitting - because their heart's not in it and
it's just not within their scope of talents to
Even a well respected, trusted, and successful
plastic surgeon could wreak havoc behind the
needle if they have not had proper exposure and
experience in TATTOOING!! Trust me, I've seen
the result of THAT arrogance! I've worked on
repairing the bad work and broken emotions
done by one who actually said to his patient...
"It's a tattoo! How hard can it be?...
THIS IS HIS WORK... THIS IS MINE...
|Does the idea of PERMANENT MAKEUP appeal to you?
Of course, this feeling is going to be largely based on either your own
past experiences or influenced by what you see on-line. You'll see
horrific stuff that will stop you in your tracks... or you'll see work so
amazing that you can't believe it's not REAL! What happens to you,
largely depends on WHO YOU TRUST!
So, I've outlined some main points to consider BEFORE committing to
having PMU applied, and BEFORE settling on where you go... (Here's a
NUTSHELL LIST... Each point is explained in more thorough detail below).
#1: PERMANENT MAKEUP IS UNPREDICTABLE:
Because it's art. And each artist has different abilities. And this
art is meshed with YOUR living, moving, changing human skin.
And further - success depends on good after care as well as
blending well with your own skin pathology!
#2: BECAUSE OF #1, A VERY CONSERVATIVE APPROACH is best.
#3: FOLLOW-UP SESSIONS ARE A MUST to obtain fine detail.
#4: NOT EVERYONE IS A CANDIDATE.
#5: YOU DON'T NEED TO BE AFRAID OF PAIN OR THE FINAL OUTCOME.
#6: IT WILL AFFECT YOUR LIFE... IN A POSITIVE (OR NEGATIVE) WAY.
#7: NEVER LET NON ARTISTS WORK ON YOUR FACE!
THE ACTUAL PROCESS
STARTING THE PROCEDURE: After the numbing process, I will test the skin
to make sure it has responded appropriately to the numbing agents. If you
need more time, we will wait. As the procedure begins, I will make a few
identifying marks (tiny specks) to indicate the designs dimensions, then I
start layering in the base colors first. I never use the "outlining" techniques. I
find they create an unnatural appearance, and I prefer to use feather strokes
DURING THE PROCEDURE: Some technicians will NOT let you use a mirror
during a procedure. I don't know about you, but I think I would go insane
wondering what is happening to my face. So, I feel it is important to let you
see what is happening, if you want to. As long as you know that we will be
going through some awkward stages before completion... At several
points during the session, I will ask you peek into the mirror to check that
we are on the right track BEFORE we get too much pigment packed into
the skin. It normally looks "undone at this stage, because it is! So don't
be scared, just enjoy watching your face come to life. I do understand those
who do not want to look, and want the surprise at the end.... That's OK too.
Immediately following the session, your face will be cleansed, then
photographs of the work will be taken to show the final results.
YOU KNOW THE STATE OF YOUR HEALTH BETTER THAN ANYONE... If
you have ANY medical issues that you feel MIGHT be would be a
contraindication, then I suggested you get clearance from your doctor.
Refer to Risks & Contraindications for more information.
#5: YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE AFRAID!
Because I deliberately apply a little bit at a time... this process should
significantly reduce, or totally eliminate your fear factor, Subsequent
sessions are done on an as needed basis, at a pace that will not scare
you to death. We'll inch our way into a beautiful creation, at a slightly
slower pace, rather than just trying to cram it all in - all at once!
#6: IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
No more worries about missing brows, smudged eyeliner or fading lips!
There are many other benefits to permanent makeup as well! Read
more on my BENEFITS page!
#7: NEVER LET NON ARTISTS WORK ON YOUR FACE!
Even for a talented artist, it takes a good long while to learn how to get
ART to look good in someone's SKIN! This is especially true for
eyebrows! If there is ever any question of a person's level of skill - just
ask them to draw an eyebrow on paper. Then ask yourself if you want
that one on your face.
BEFORE YOU DECIDE THAT YOU WANT
PERMANENT MAKEUP, YOU MUST come
to the realization that this is a procedure
that may take several sessions to
complete. If you are not OK with that,
then you should not do it... So also
important to know HOW AND WHY, I DO
WHAT I DO...
So, go ahead and look at my portfolio and pricing
pages! Then, come on back and read this and the
other pages to get a realistic view on what
permanent makeup can, and cannot, do for you.
How to prepare for it... How to care for it... And what
the pitfalls are... Be sure to READ as much as you
can - to gain understanding and become a well
I hope to convince you that almost any person who
wears traditional cosmetics is a potential candidate
for permanent makeup, even for the most
discerning of women! All we have to do is approach
it in a conservative manner!
WHAT YOU CAN DO... There are a few keys to
consider before taking the plunge into permanent
cosmetics and you should:
- Be willing to plan this out
- Be willing to educate yourself
- Understand that all procedures are not
created equal. If your sister's brows turned
out PERFECT, yours may not!
- Be willing to follow all instructions
- Have the patience to see the process
through to the end! This means be willing to
quit when it looks "good", then return for
follow up procedures to PERFECT!!
- Remember, that I said: Permanent Makeup
is a Process! Because some colors heal in
darker and stay in the skin longer... while
other colors heal in lighter and fade faster
on others. Unfortunately, there has not been
a "what you see is what you get" pigment
invented - which means there is just no way
to guarantee exactly what yours will look like,
how much it changes or how long it will last.
- Understand that SOME people will have
immediate, fantastic results - while others
will need more attention and subsequent
sessions to make the necessary
- The higher the expectations, the more
followup sessions it will take.
No wonder people are scared to death!
But eventually, I hope to convince every woman
that wears makeup, that she CAN have a
beautiful foundation to serve as a natural
looking starting point for regular makeup - and
to never again have to be caught totally bare
Now, I know there are some who are just born
naturally beautiful and don't need any help from
me at all. But to those who suffer from no brow
hair and faded features... I can help!
So here is where we start... UNDERSTANDING!
Having a clear concept of what your needs are
and what I can do for you takes understanding
on MULTIPLE KEY POINTS! This, is your ticket to
beautiful results & your ultimate satisfaction! So
please read on.
|I REALIZE, THAT YOU CAN GET A BETTER PRICE SOMEWHERE ELSE...
BUT IT IS REALLY A BETTER DEAL? Before dismissing high quality work because of pricing issues, remember that every
technician has a different approach and different levels of dedication to thier clients. A few are great, some are good, others are
just scary and should NOT be doing this type of work - at all. I've seen work that should be considered a criminal. (I am not
Do you really want to go with cheap? Also, think about this when trying to justify the cost... What do people pay for a skilled
stylist who knows how to deliver beautiful results? You go there because of how they can transform your hair. You drop a couple
hundred, Then what happens next? Your hair grows out. Then every 3-6 months - you have to do it AGAIN. Which adds up to a lot
more by the end of the year - and every year. But permanent makeup can last for several YEARS. Comparitively, this is a much
|NOTE: If you cannot afford the procedures that I offer, I will be happy to discuss options
that will help ensure that you get what you deserve. So please don't let pricing land you in the chair of someone offering a better
deal, if they can't match in performance. The cheapest price may bring with it deep regret... but THE BEST deal of all, is the one
that lights up your face with an amazing smile - and no regrets!
So, before dismissing high quality work because of pricing issues, remember that every technician has a different approach
and different levels of dedication to thier clients. A few are great, some are good, others are just scary and should NOT be
doing this type of work - at all. I've seen work that should be considered criminal. (I am not exaggerating.....). And I would imagine,
that people who put less value on their work will want to move people in and out much faster - just to get on to the next deal.
Do you really want to be rushed? So please give careful thought to what goes into creating beautiful results and consider
the following points:
- What if you wanted to display a beautiful family portrait in your home... Would you ask someone who CANNOT DRAW - to
do YOUR painting? Probably not! But since you already know that there will be definite contrasts in pricing and quality,
you would probably want to research all of your options, compare (actual work) from artist to artist, then settle on the one
who suits your style and needs?
How much MORE does good art work matter - when the work is being done on your face? Because you can't just throw it
in the ATTIC! : )
- And the time and aggravation it will save, will be realized day after day when you no longer have to struggle with losing the
brows you spent so much time trying to perfect every single morning. You now have perfectly placed, worry free makeup...
and the assurance that your beautiful new face will still be with you, even after a long day on the lake!
- I can guide and advise you for the style and direction but I can do a better job if you bring some information to the table.
Like, tell me what you, personally, find beautiful. in the end you are the only person that can state your preferences.
Regardless of my skill level, no one can tell you what you think looks good! So, we'll work together to get you where you
want to be! You'll be involved in making every little decisions (with me) throughout the entire process! NO SURPRISES at
the end when you look in the mirror.
- So, if you are strictly shopping price, you may get lucky and find satisfactory results somewhere else. Or you may end up
with someone who doesn't even know how to use a stencil. And what if the stencils are ever SLIGHTLY misplaced? Think
back on the times when you plucked just ONE too many hairs... and you suddenly realized that you made a huge mistake.
The same thing can happen in reverse when ONE STROKE is tattooed out of place.
JUST GIVE YOUR DECISION SOME SERIOUS THOUGHT...
Has it become clear
yet WHY there is so
much bad work out
People (even well meaning
doctors and nurses) can
underestimate the skill set
that is required to do good
And great work takes years
of practice to refine...
REASON # 3: Some people are candidates,
some are not. Some skin takes well, while
other persons skin does not... (and all this is
this website).this website).
Being well informed IN ADVANCE will help you make an INFORMED
DECISION prior to your procedure. And when it comes time for a
followup, you take it "with a grain of salt"! Because you have been
DO I REALLY NEED FOLLOW UP SESSIONS? Yes... And there is
something else you should know, in advance, before selecting ME to do
your work.... Because of the varying dynamics involved in applying
permanent makeup, I deliberately apply pigments with a conservative
approach in mind. This means that occasionally, the initial procedures
may heal in somewhat light and possibly a little sketchy in areas. THIS
IS NORMAL for my style of work.
practice in - if you are busy with primary
occupations. A person with a Phd shows title,
This current system allows well meaning, but
"unskilled" people out there doing work that
REAL TATTOO ARTISTS don't even attempt
until they have reached full understanding of all
the proceses, which can take years under an
So here we have people who are allowed to
almost instantly offer a new service to thier
Especially for the amount of time invested in
each procedure... .
This puts a lot of unskilled "technicians" out
there, that do not have the skill set necessary
to do quality work on a professional scale.
So what kind of bargain is it to find cheap work
if they destroy your face? Then all they can
say is, "sorry", when they suddenly realize it's
actually a difficult and unpredictable task
because it's a process beyond thier
capabilities. So they end up quitting, and you
are left hanging.
Choosing a Permanent Make-up Specialist is
very important, so make sure you do some
research before you trust just anyone with
your face. Ask to see a portfolio with many
before and after pictures, and ask to see their
certification before making a final decision...
And remember... Never base your decision on
price alone! clear yet WHY there is so much
bad work out there? People under estimate the
skill that is required to do good work. And
great work takes years of practice to refine...
I realized what effort it would take a long time
ago and made a decision to NOT seek a job to
help me make it through tough times. I stuck to
doing this full time... because I want to be the
best in my field!
|GOOD PERMANENT MAKEUP is very hard to find...
(Because it's not so easy to do!) It takes years of
hard work and consistent dedication in order to
master your skills and produce exceptional results.
Also, did you know that the whole field of tattooing is
(for the most part) unregulated? I am not in favor of
what doesn't make sense to me is that I had to
attend school for a year to work with hair and another
year to become a massage therapist... Yet all I HAD
to do to get into this field was purchase a license -
Ok! Well that worked out GREAT for me and a few
others who actually have some talent. I was very
easy for me to start a new career... But on the flip
side - that wide open door also makes it very easy for
ANYONE (regardless of talent) to get involved...
"Reputable" Tattoo artists have more understanding
(maybe even more integrity) than almost anyone who
starts out doing Permanent Makeup. They just DON'T
turn out "new artists" after offering a weekend
course. They require apprenticeships which
demand many months, sometimes years of training
before they allow a new artist on the floor.
And do you think any one with no artistic ability would
even THINK of becoming a tattoo ARTIST? Probably
not. But since most people don't think of PMU as
"art", they jump in thinking they can swim...
So I think the POWERS THAT BE, (for some reason)
have long been content to just consider this an art
form that takes place between the artist and the
client - and at the client's own risk. There are no
EDUCATIONAL GUIDELINES, there is NO TEST, no
STANDARD or BAR to legally meet... In reality, a
licenses mean nothing other than the government
will have a list of those tattooing (legally) and will
inspect to make sure OSHA guidelines are being
followed - NOT what is being produced - art wise!
essentially BUY them by attending a weekend
workshop, without even being tested on skill. The
same person who is about to butcher someones
face can have the SAME certificate as the person
who really does beautiful work... Fair? No!
So what happens? People there are many well
meaning people who get excited and decide to add
this "specialty" to their menu of services. And,
because the requirements are so flimsy, we end up
there. Plus, they are up and running within a week.
Some people are lucky enough to have been born
with a natural knack for it. If not, they mess up a few
faces and quit when they begin to recognize that
good/great permanent makeup is driven by a certain
level of artistic skill.
Actually, in the beginning of my career... I
too, was one of those well meaning
people who was allowed to jump into this
field with only the knowledge that my
first training classes taught. I didn't know
HOW TO TATTOO.. But, at least, I DID
KNOW HOW TO DRAW and PAINT!
Because of that, I had an advantage over
many I've never destroyed anyones face
during my learning process.
I just knew that I had finally found my
niche because I have a natural gift for
creating beauty. Luckily for ME, it didn't
take me long to master the machine!
|AS A MINIMUM. IF YOU WANT TO TAKE A CONSERVATIVE ROUTE, IF YOUR SKIN IS RESISTANT OR YOU ARE VERY
- BROWS - Need At LEAST 1 FOLLOWUP SESSION. More may be required depending on your skin and level of satisfaction.
- EYELINER - Needs 1+ FOLLOWUP SESSIONS are required depending on your level of satisfaction. .
- LIPS - 3 SESSIONS are normally recommended for Lip Procedures to "take" due to the excessive moisture on the lips. .
Some people may even need more, while some need less.
- COLOR BOOST: Maintain your NEW LOOK with a COLOR BOOST every 1-5 years - as it becomes necessary.
BE SURE TO ASK ABOUT THE TOUCHUP PACKAGE DEAL THAT IS AVAILABLE TO HELP REDUCE COST OF EACH FOLLOW UP
VISIT, but is recommended only in extreme cases where people want to move very cautiously.
Choosing a Permanent Make-up Specialist
So make sure you do some research before you trust just anyone with
ORIGINAL before and after pictures that were performed by them - AND
ASK FOR REFERRALS - before making a final decision... Licensing and
Certification are important, but that does in NO WAY reflects true talent...
as explained in the column on the left side of this page! And remember...
Never base your decision on price alone! You don't want to end up paying
more to repair bad work. SO, BEFORE YOU ELECT TO RECEIVE ANY
COSMETIC TATTOO PROCEDURE - THERE ARE THINGS YOU SHOULD
KNOW - PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT!
For starters, I think that ALL technicians have a sincere desire to do
well... And most would love to promise you absolute perfection after just
one visit. The reality is... it's a difficult task mainly because of the
HEALING aspect. Example... if you paint or draw a picture - it's there and
doesn't change like it does in LIVING tissue, which moves and changes
things a bit. It either allows the pigment to stay, or it gets kicked out
altogether - or somewhere in between. We never know what it's going to
Occasionally, perfection happens after just one visit. But that's usually
because ALL factors played in your favor. But, you really should have
more realistic expectations. Which means, that most of the time, 2-3
SESSIONS are required to complete the whole process! This is
considered "NORMAL" in our field and to understand why this occurs,
you need to consider quite a few factors.
Cosmetic tattoos are applied with a softer touch, using softer colors
than are regular tattoos! The downside to all this "softness" is this...
There is absolutely NO WAY to determine exactly how much color will be
retained from person to person! We just know we don't want your
eyebrows to look stamped on!
Why? Because we are dealing with human skin! Once pigment has been
placed into your skin - it still has to heal in properly! Some pigmented
areas heal in just fine, while other areas gets kicked out. In extreme
cases where a person has certain medical condition and/or on
medications - the pigment may not take at all. Also, it can heal perfectly
or can appear patchy. We can never be 100% sure what the outcome will
For this reason, I feel it's best to approach the whole experience in a very
conservative fashion. Taking this route will take a little more time, but it
will definitely produce more beautiful results in the end. And you'll never
have to be embarrased by that TOO DARK SCARY BROW that comes
around the corner before you do!
2. Depth of placement: Since your pigment is not mechanically implanted
by robotic measures with the ability to measure the depth of each cell -
some of your pigment can be placed slightly deeper or more shallow in
areas. This is not always apparent during the session due to swelling
and the redness which makes everything look darker... After healing
takes place, you will see areas that may need a little more tweaking and
can be taken care of on subsequent sessions.
3. Areas of placement: Areas such as EYELINER and LIPS may lose more
color than other areas (like the brows) due to the moisture content in
those areas. These areas also tend to get wiped more, which can cause
even more pigmentation loss.
Some people wonder if your lashes or
natural brows will fall out as a result
of having permanent makeup done...
The answer is this: NORMALLY, NO!
If the tattoo is performed correctly, and
not too deeply it does not normally cause
harm to the hair follicles. This depth is
approximately the width of a dime.
An inexperienced technician might go
deep enough into the skin and destroy or
damage the hair follicle.
So just stay out of that person's chair! : )
|Pigments are injected through the Epidermis and just
into the upper layers of the dermis, which keeps the
work from blurring out too much and prevents damage
to structures deeper in the skin, such as glands and
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