|But, it's difficult to find a good permanent makeup artist
unless you have either a referral or a stroke of great luck
and stumble into one. And your neighbor probably isn't going
to shout from the rooftops where they got their permanent
makeup done! So, in order to find someone who is truly
skilled, you have to either know someone personally, or try
your luck searching on line.... which may have led you here!
Ten and a half years ago, I was introduced to Permanent
Cosmetics. My thought was (in shock): "Wow... and she PAID
to look like that???" I was sure that I could have done a much
better job! Which started my mind began racing! Somehow,
I instantly knew, (that with my background in art, painting
women's faces, and my desire to be self employed in a field
that I found mesmerizing....), that I could easily immerse
myself in permanent cosmetics, as a full time career, for the
rest of my natural life. A few months later, I put the wheels in
motion. I had received multiple certifications, bought a
license and started my own business in Permanent
Cosmetics. I can hardly believe ten years has passed.
Seems like yesterday when I first opened my kit and did a
sample tattoo on my leg, thinking it'll fade soon. Lol... ten
years later, I still have that peculiar line of "test" dots on my
So, In 2002, I quit my regular job to fully pursue a career that I
love. It's been along haul. There are times when I thought I
must be craZy for not listening to people who tried to
convince me that I needed to GET A REAL JOB. Yes, I knew I
needed the stability - by my senses kept me on target. My
main Goal was hitting that TEN YEAR mark without a bunch
of other stuff getting in the way. (DONE!!) I think I should give
myself a plaque! But guess what... I STILL feel that there is a
lot to learn. With every procedure, I strive to do better than the
last. I constantly scour the web looking for new ideas... new
techniques that I may not have considered... new products...
and training! I'm still loving it and looking forward to at least a
couple more decades to come!
The sad part about this field, is the bar can be very low for
some... So low, that I have adopted a certain perspective:
That so many well meaning people got all excited and
wanted to add this "specialty" to their menu of services. And,
because the requirements are so flimsy, we ended up with
people in the field who have no business being there. They
couldn't draw a real eyebrow to save their lives, yet they can
have a Permanent Makeup Business, up and running within
a week or two...
The hard truth is, people who pick up this specialty, have to
start SOMEWHERE! I was no exception. I was just lucky
enough to have been blessed with a natural artistic ability to
draw faces. The hardest part for me was learning to
assemble all of the many supplies! :D
|Be your own advocate!!
|There are other talented artists in this field, but they are not
on every corner! Most people who attempt this work, are not
so lucky! So they mess up a few faces and quit when they
realize that good/great permanent makeup is driven by a
certain level of artistic skill. This is especially true for
eyebrows! Eyebrows are should be PORTRAIT QUALITY!
One of the most tragic things to me, is that new technicians
are able to buy brochures with beautiful pictures of work that
is not their own. I KNOW, because this opportunity was
offered to me but I refused to display any work that was not
my own. Portfolios are even available for purchase... So now,
they show an impressive portfolio, (that they purchased), that
makes YOU THINK they do great work because you don't
know any better... and you end up disappointed! Have you
ever noticed that many of the pictures you see from site to
site, look very much the same? The sad part is, not everyone
who performs cosmetic tattoing, can even draw. If you're
lucky, you might stumble into a newbie who will not destroy
your face. If you're NOT so lucky... you may end up on the
laser table for removal or sitting in my chair for corrective
Also, you may not know - that the field of tattooing (in general),
is very loosely regulated. It has long been considered as an
art form... and for whatever reason, the powers that be, have
had better things to do than to closely monitor tattoo artists.
The professional artists have done a great job of monitoring
themselves by not allowing anyone on the floor who has not
been fully trained.
So, there is NO TEST that you have to pass, No BAR to legally
meet... Licenses mean nothing (when you can buy them) and
Certificates mean very little (when you can snag one in a
weekend workshop) without even being tested. Reputable
Tattoo artists have more understanding (maybe even more
integrity) than many of those starting out in permanent
makeup. They require apprenticeships which demand many
months, sometimes years of training before they allow a new
artist on the floor. Would they even give a person with no
artistic abilities the time of day? Probably not.
I was a beginner once too... I didn't have a mentor, no real
support system, no fellow artists to work with.... Just me and
the internet! From the start, I had a gut feeling that by going
in conservatively, was the only way to go. This approach that
has served me well. I knew from the beginning that I was
good at my new job and that I had finally found my niche. It
didn't take me long to master the machine! I knew it was
imperative that I spend every possible moment polishing my
So, if you happen to live in Houston, or are willing to travel -
you might consider me! I invite you to take a peek at my
portfolio to find images of a few of my clients who now look a
little more attractive and feel a little more confidence - without
embarrassment and without makeup. ...and nothing too
dramatic or trendy!
You still wear the same range of colors and styles that you
could before? YES! I understand, that if I keep natural skin
tones in mind, it'll work everywhere else! And when you're
ready to "spice things up" a bit... you CAN! And more good
news... you'll NEVER HAVE TO START AT ZERO... EVER
|So basically, there are two MAIN things that can go wrong:
A. JUST PLAIN OLE BAD WORK B. UNPREDICTABLE RESULTS
I know, there is a lot of bad permanent makeup out there!! I know the reasons why this problem exists,
I just can't fix the system! But I will do my best to figure out if you are a good candidate for permanent makeup,
educate you about it, and show you pictures of permanent makeup that I have done in the past.
Then you can decide if you are ready to take the plunge!
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