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Cosmetic Tattoo and permanent makeup in Perth

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Cosmetic Tattoo & Permanent Makeup.

At Elite Look, we offer the highest-quality cosmetic tattoo services in Perth. Our permanent makeup services include but are not limited to eyebrows tattooing, lip tattooing, eyelash tinting, Tattoo, and permanent eyeliner. We also do sugaring hair removal & areola reconstruction tattoo. For all cosmetic tattooing, at Elite Look we use only the best pigments & carefully selected colours to enhance the beauty of our customers.

Over the last five years, permanent and semi-permanent makeup has come a long way and changed a lot. At Elite Look we offer the very best and modern techniques in semi-permanent and permanent cosmetic tattooing Perth. The industry of permanent makeup has shifted towards more natural-looking effect as well as pigments, products and tools became much safer than they used to be.

Cosmetic tattoo Perth

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Cosmetic Tattoo & Permanent Makeup Services
Lip tattoo Perth

Hollywood secret now available to you. Our society have always been obsessed with lips. With cosmetic lip tattooing, your lips will always look good, day and night, at the party, in the morning and on the beach. At Elite Look, we will enhance your natural features through cosmetic lip tattoo, finding the perfect shape and colour that suits you. You will forget about lipstick and lip liner.

Eyebrow Tattoo Perth

Drawing on your eyebrows every day can be a tiresome and time-consuming. Your eyebrows always will be perfect, every day, perfect when you wake up in the morning and after swimming on the beach. Very few people born with perfect-looking eyebrows. Eyebrow tattoo will make you noticeable for all the right reasons. You’ll stand out from the crowd and it will boost your self-confidence.

Eyelash Tinting & Eyebrow Tinting

Eyelash Tinting and Eyebrow Tinting is a process wherein your eyelashes are dyed to make them look darker. Your lashes and brows will always have the perfect shade. It will save time you spend with your brow pencil, and you will be able to skip the mascara. Eyelash Tinting and Eyebrow Tinting will provide a beautiful definition and enhance your eyes, giving you a polished look for weeks.


Sugaring is a hair removal techniques that lift hair from the root. It is suitable for all hair types and all types of skin and especially for sensitive skin. It is done at body temperature. There’s no need for heat. The pain level of this technique is lower in comparison with waxing. Sugaring paste adheres to the hair, not the skin, and lubricates the root for easier removal from the follicle. Unlike waxing, sugaring past applied against hair growth and removed with hair growth.

tattoo removal Perth

There are a number of problems that can occur after permanent makeup aka micro pigmentation, dermal pigmentation, permanent cosmetics or semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing. We have seen many patients requesting tattoo removal after result they were not happy with. Elite Look provides service of no laser cosmetic tattoo removal. Eyebrow tattoo and lip tattoo removal is the method of fading, and or completely remove unwanted tattooed eyebrows or lips without laser, restoring them back to as close to their pre-tattoo state as possible.

3D Areola Reconstruction tattoos in Perth

Women who had a mastectomy to treat breast cancer usually undergo reconstructive surgery to rebuild the shape of the removed breast. Breast reconstruction doesn’t typically involve the nipple.
A 3-D nipple tattoo offers an alternative to breast cancer survivors who want nipples and provides a very realistic and much less invasive alternative to the another surgery.

Women who wish to “complete” the final phase, nipple/areola tattooing, adding pigmentation is an effective permanent solution.

Eyeliner tattoo is the application of pigment along the lash line and in the space between them.

Eyeliner tattoo allows you to forget about the daily eye makeup for a long time. Women use to carefully and for a long time shaded arrows on their eyelids in front of a mirror. But now, after visiting the master at the beauty salon, this time can be spent on a cup of fragrant latte in the morning before leaving for work.
Your new eyeliner tattoo always will be perfect, in the morning after bed and in the evening after the beach on the cocktail party. Just imagine that.

There are a lot of different styles of body tattoos, depending on whether they have a cultural origin (Maori, Japanese) or merely aesthetic (Old School, New School, Black and Gray, Dotwork, Watercolor, Trash Polka, Realism …) and can represent a variety infinite of things. From simply because you like it to the need to express an experience, an experience, or a memory full of emotions on your skin.
In Elite Look, you can get your next tattoo from woman artist in comfort and confidence about quality and safety of private tattoo studio.
On our website, you also can find ideas and tattoo designs for small tattoos, finger tattoos, forearm tattoos.

Lash Lifting has become a global phenomenon and a preferred beauty service for lash lovers around the world.

Lash Lift from Elite Look offer you stunning lashes that can last up to 12 weeks, in a professional and safe 35-minute treatment. Results are preserved even after bathing or swimming.

Lash Lifting opens your eyes! It gives the appearance of longer, thicker and darker lashes and requires much less maintenance than lash extensions. In Elite Look we use a safe chemical process to break down the hair’s disulphide bonds to redirect the lash to a new lifted style.

At Elite Look, we believe that eyelash health is paramount and of great importance. We have specialised in eyebrow and lash enhancement for over 10 years, and we believe that eyelash health can only be achieved with a combination of product innovation, state-of-the-art training with safe treatment practices, and home care.

The virtually painless scalp micropigmentation procedure involves the use of highly specialised equipment and unique techniques to carefully and expertly inject all-natural and custom-colored pigments into the scalp creating a completely natural look to the patient’s hairline.

Scalp Micropigmentation is a practice that has been used for years, although its uses were limited to aesthetic concepts. To date, hair tattoo had always been applied in beauty procedures, mainly in women, coming to be considered a permanent makeup technique, although it is not a permanent pigmentation tatto but rather a long-lasting one, since it is advisable to review the pigmentation every some time.

As scalp micropigmentation name suggests, it is about pigmenting certain areas of the skin. There are many beauty centres in which cosmetic tattoo is used to outline the eyebrows or lips, but scalp micropigmentation is more aimed at covering areas of the scalp. This is a simple, yet meticulous, procedure in which the skin is pigmented with tiny dots, and the process itself is quite similar to getting a tattoo.

Quality can be affordable

Cosmetic Tattoo price in Perth​

Eyebrow Tattoo

Powder Brow
$ 420
  • Last up to 1.5 years
  • No pain
  • No crust

Lip Tattoo

Lip Blush Tattoo
$ 420
  • Last up to 2 years
  • No pain
  • No thick crust

Areola Tattoo

Areola Restoration
$ 390
  • 3D realistic look
  • No pain
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Testimonials and Reviews
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Elite Look

5.0 102 reviews

  • ★★★★★ in the last week
    I love coming here because not only do I feel pampered, I feel safe. This was possibly the gentlest lash lift and tint I have ever had (and I turn 49 on Friday, so I've had a few). Elena is so gentle and thorough and very light handed. My lashes look long and black and perfectly natural, and you can actually SEE them above my hooded eyes. So very happy with Elena's beautiful work. Thank you so much!
  • ★★★★★ in the last week
    My first time experience and this place is great! The sugaring is really nice and gentle on skin. I have very sensitive underarm skin and previous waxes have caused rashes etc but there were no issues with this wax. It was the least painful wax I’ve ever had! Very efficient as well. And the facilities were clean! I will definitely be back, and am glad to have found a good waxing salon in Perth! Highly recommend.
  • ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    Elena has done amazing work on my eyebrows and eyeliner. I first went to her almost 2 years ago, and she did amazing work with eyebrow tattoo and transformed my eyebrows. I went again this year and had the same professional experience from Elena, who is so precise with her attention to detail. I loved my brows even more than last time. I have had several touch ups, weeks later, and cannot recommend Elena enough. Very experienced. I have full confidence in her.
  • ★★★★★ a month ago
    All faces are sensitive and I have big chemical allergies. NOT here though. Only the very best products are used for your sensitive areas, the touch up visit is like another consultation and catered just for you. PAINLESS, best products, new products that are catered just for you throughout your visits to ensure best results. Perfectionist, professional fabulous product and a very happy customer. Enhance your features, book a consultation. Price = 100% just right for the level of service, products, time, care and all the extra time the specialist takes to make sure comfort and results are at the client's satisfaction. What you may think is right for you may not be. I took specialist advise and the compliments I receive but more importantly my joy is why I am going back.
  • ★★★★★ in the last week
    I did my cosmetic eyebrow tattooing with Elena and I am SO glad I picked her! I had my brows done elsewhere last year and the difference was unbeatable. I felt really confident with my new look, and my friends and family love my eyebrows already. Elena doesn’t just treat you like a number, you feel like she really cares, and the ongoing support has been really helpful. Thank you, Elena, you’re the best! 😍
  • ★★★★★ a week ago
    Such a lovely lash lift and eyebrow tint experience here!! Elena, was so gentle that I honestly almost fell asleep during it! She chose the perfect lash style for me, was so happy with the finished result! I also appreciated the information pack I was given + aftercare I purchased. Extremely professional & would recommend highly 🙂 xx
  • ★★★★★ a week ago
    Had my eyebrow tattoo done, and super like it! Elena was so kind, professional she's just amazing. Also had a very good conversation during the making and the music was so relaxing. I can't wait to see my after retouch but would definitely love it cause I love it since it first done. Thank you for making my look more sharp but yet very natural 🙂 I am loving my new brows (even after this first session)….Elena did an incredible job! She is very knowledgeable and meticulous. I can already tell that my brows will be very natural and look stunning! Great job!
  • ★★★★★ a week ago
    Had my eyebrow tattoo done, and super like it! Elena was so kind, professional she's just amazing. Also had a very good conversation during the making and the music was so relaxing. I can't wait to see my after retouch but would definitely love it cause I love it since it first done. Thank you for making my look more sharp but yet very natural 🙂 I am loving my new brows (even after this first session)….Elena did an incredible job! She is very knowledgeable and meticulous. I can already tell that my brows will be very natural and look stunning! Great job!
  • ★★★★★ a week ago
    I want to say a huge thank you to the wonderful warm person and just a brilliant permanent makeup artist Elena for the fact that now I look great in any situation whether in the morning right after sleep or in the pool as well as on trips, at home and at work! Elena did for me a full set of cosmetic tattoos - eyebrow tattoo, lip tattoo and eyeliner tattoo. I don't waste my time on this and I don't worry that I will be seen at the wrong moment "without a face" because I know that I am fine. Thank you Elena for this confidence! I also want to mention the outstanding quality of the work. It just can't be better! The color, the lines – everything is harmonious, neat, and delicate. But at the same time my shortcomings are hidden and what is needed is emphasised. I noticed that I began to approach the mirror more often just to take another look at myself. Dear ladies, if anyone doubts whether to do permanent makeup or not and where to do it do not hesitate. Certainly … More do it! And only with Elena cause she is the best!
  • ★★★★★ a month ago
    Elena is the friendliest most experience brow expert ever. I have no brows at all and she had to design my brows from scratch and she did the most amazing job. I was concerned we couldn't get them symmetrical but they are fantastic. I always get compliments on my eyebrows. She really knows how to pick the best brow colour to suit you as well. Have been going to her for years for beauty as well. She is lovely highly recommend her. You really don't feel much with the numbing cream on.

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About Permanent Makeup

Cosmetic tattoo Perth

Cosmetic tattoo (permanent makeup) has a number of significant advantages:
• is not washed off with water (beach, pool, sauna, shower);
• there is no need for eyebrow plucking and chemotherapy, with the help of tattooing you can not only create a pattern of thin hair, but also create the effect of thick hair;
• with the help of permanent makeup, you can make very natural moles or freckles;
• there is no need for a daily tedious makeup procedure.
Solves the problem of clogged pores and skin irritation from decorative cosmetics.

Humanity learned about tattoos a long time ago, and about what permanent makeup is – only at the end of the 20th century. With the invention of the American cosmetologist O’Reilly, who in 1880 invented the first electric tattoo machine, it became possible to apply designs faster. The adaptation of this technology to permanent makeup took place gradually. Special thin needles, absolutely safe pigments and high-speed machines for the application of the picture appeared relatively recently.

Permanent makeup or cosmetic tattooing is a method of colour correction of the shape of the lips, eyebrows, eyelids, which allows you to create the desired contour of the eyebrows, eyes and lips, practically without traumatising the skin.

Permanent makeup

How the cosmetic tattoo procedure is carried out and its consequences.
Permanent eye make-up allows you to forget about the need for constant eyeliner once and for all. It favourably emphasises the shape of the eyes, visually enlarges or reduces them. In permanent eye makeup, there is a division into the upper and lower eyelids. Emphasising the ciliary edge of the upper eyelid makes the eyes more expressive: the eyelashes appear fluffy, the pupil brighter. This makeup looks spectacular on any face, with any cut and shape of the eyes and any skin tone. Emphasising the ciliary edge of the upper eyelid can be an independent procedure.

The lower eyelid is not always emphasised: often the drawing of both the upper and lower eyelids visually narrows the eye. In addition, emphasising the lower eyelid visually can lower the level of the eyes, which is not always the desired result.

There is only one row of eyelashes on the lower eyelid. A very thin, clear line is drawn near the roots of the eyelashes or under the eyelashes, thus visually enlarging the eyes.

Women who are tired of torturing themselves with regular eyebrow plucking and waxing will definitely appreciate the benefits of permanent eyebrow makeup. Permanent makeup can be applied both, in the form of a separate thinnest line, and completely repeat natural eyebrows, with each hair being drawn separately. Any shape and thickness is possible.

Do you want to change the shape of your lips, give them volume, enlarge, align, change their colour? Unbelievable, but true – modern technologies of permanent make-up and tattooing allow you to do all this!

Permanent makeup nipple and areola tattooing, often also called correction, is also possible. Of course, without surgery, changing the shape of the nipples is impossible. But the competent use of all available technologies and techniques, such as: drawing the contour, pigmentation, allows you to make the nipples more expressive and, of course, sexy. This procedure is absolutely safe.

Besides, permanent makeup is “prescribed” for those who have to touch up, mask, paint over something on their face several times a day with makeup in their hands in front of the mirror. It allows, without damaging the delicate skin of the face, to change the shape and colour of the lips, eyebrows, and to emphasise the eyes. Spicy moles can be applied if desired. And you can solve more serious problems – to hide the “hare lip”, to mask small scars, spots.

Tattooing will provide significant assistance to patients with congenital and acquired defects in appearance:
• “cleft lip”;
• alopecia (loss of eyebrows and eyelashes);
• facial trauma and the consequences of reconstructive plastic surgery;
• will help correct and emphasise the contours of the nipple halo and areola after mastopexy surgery.

Cosmetic tattoo

One should be prepared for mild painful sensations in some cases, although external anaesthesia is used during the micro pigmentation procedure. After the procedure, a slight swelling may occur, which does not disfigure the face, but somewhat increases the volume of the lips and eyelids. Eyebrows usually do not swell. The next day it goes away, but the contour within the next 4-5 days will be 50%, and on the lips up to 80% brighter, until a very delicate crust leaves, which looks more like skin peeling off. The pigment that has been absorbed will be less bright than immediately after the procedure.
The shade of the tattoo pigment can vary depending on the pigmentation of the client’s skin and it is very difficult to determine exactly how it will turn out in the end. The shade can also change at any time due to the use of new drugs or prolonged sun exposure without a sunscreen.

To match the exact colour, you need to take into account the individual skin colour. And this is quite difficult. Therefore, to help the specialist, guidelines have been developed, where there is information on the individual selection of pigments for 300 types of skin (including problem ones), which are not carried out “by eye”, but based on an accurate mathematical calculation, exact recipes for mixing and correcting shades are given.

The second and third procedures (touch up) with a frequency of 4-6 weeks are needed to enhance the saturation of the contour and its correction, because pigment can be absorbed unevenly (it depends on the individual properties of the skin) and some areas may look paler, some brighter. Repetition achieves uniform saturation and symmetry of the pattern. The treatment sites must be lubricated with cream. It is not recommended applying makeup until complete healing. It is not recommended visiting the sauna, swimming pool, solarium, swim in the ocean for 7-10 days. The face should be protected from direct sunlight, not to do other cosmetic procedures. After the procedure, there may be edema in the eyes, which usually disappears by the evening of the next day.

Immediately after the procedure, the specialist applies a special cream to the affected area, which has a bactericidal effect and relieves inflammation and irritation.

After the permanent makeup procedure it is recommended to rinse the tattoo area with purified cool water to avoid the formation of a thick crust during the first day. In extreme cases, if dryness occurs, you can use hygienic lipstick. Means that accelerate skin regeneration should be used from the second day. After that, it is recommended to apply a protective layer of hygienic lipstick or sunscreen. During the healing process, direct exposure to ultraviolet rays and any steaming procedures (bath, sauna, cosmetic procedures) must be avoided. You cannot remove the crust yourself. Final healing occurs in 3-4 weeks.

Remember that it is almost impossible to correct some physiological features with the help of permanent makeup: deep-set eyes, drooping eyelids, “bags” under the eyes, but most of the natural “inaccuracies” can be corrected.

This procedure is already widely represented on the market for cosmetology services, but there are still cases of poor-quality tattooing – these are blurry and blurred lines on the eyelids, incorrectly executed lip contours, a sharp change in eyebrow colour up to red or blue … This is due to low professional level of masters. In some cases master can be 20 years in the business and have terrible results. Permanent makeup is a very delicate and painstaking work.

The most difficult and important thing in the permanent makeup procedure is the correct injection technique. This concept includes: the required depth of application of the pigment, the ideal character of the lines and uniformity of colouring. The main thing, of course, is the puncture depth, which is controlled only by the hand of the master.
Permanent makeup will very likely become your companion for the coming years once you tried it.

How Long Does Permanent Makeup Heal?

Everything is very individual and depends on the characteristics of the organism.
For one, everything is very quickly renewed and healed, while for the other it lasts for a long time.
The rule of thumb is the younger the person the faster everything heals, but there are exclusions from this rule.

Healing time:

Eyebrows and eyeliner cosmetic tattoo:
on average, heal from a week to nine days. The longest healing time for work done in our studio is two and a half weeks. With proper care, it looks like a slight peeling.

Lip tattoo:
the lips have different skin and healing is faster. Around the fifth day, the crusts begin to peel and crack. And on the seventh, eighth day, they go completely.

Precautions for Healing
Protect and keep dry, neither touch nor steam.

Water should not come into contact with any area that has undergone permanent makeup. Otherwise, the crusts come off in large pieces and under them the tattoo will be either lighter or generally clean skin.

Under no circumstances should the crusts be peeled off or soaked!

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ADVICE Try to wash your hair without getting wet, preferably with an assistant. As a way out of the situation - go to the hairdresser. You shouldn't wet out your eyes, but clean them gently in the morning dry. Keep your lips under a thin layer of Vaseline for 4-5 days.

RECOMMENDATIONS We do not recommend any healing creams or ointments after cosmetic tattoo procedure. With them, it heals faster, but the ointments accelerate regeneration and prevent the pigment from remaining in the skin in large quantities. After the crusts have come off, you can wait about a month for the colour to fully develop. The skin is restored for a month. Therefore, it is not worth doing a second touch up procedure earlier than 30 days later. With proper care, everything heals very quickly!

The benefits of permanent makeup or cosmetic tattoo.

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Permanent makeup allows every girl and woman to look perfect in any situation. Well-done eyebrows tattoo, lips, and eyelids will allow you to forget about the need to keep an eye on floating lipstick or a constantly smearing pencil on vacation, and will also eliminate the need to run to the mirror in the early morning and spend from half an hour to put yourself in order.

Long-lasting semi-permanent makeup is performed by injecting into the top layer of the skin an organic and harmless paint made on a mineral basis and does not cause allergic reactions. Before the tattoo will appear on the face, the master must draw a sketch that allows the client to assess the future result. Only after receiving approval, a special machine is used, which allows you to make an indelible makeup.

The range of services in Elite Look is diverse. Clients have the opportunity to make permanent makeup for eyebrows, eyelids, or lips with a professional master. The work is carried out using modern materials and modern instruments in a sterile environment.

Cosmetic tattooing makes it possible to always look well-groomed, save a lot of precious time, and last but not least save money on lipsticks and other types of cosmetics used for daily makeup.

Nature has not endowed everyone with beautiful eyebrows. That is why many women choose cosmetic tattooing. It allows you to create the effect of thicker eyebrows that have clear outlines, hide possible defects or asymmetry, and change their shape.

Lips become visually larger and more expressive after applying permanent makeup. Also, with the help of tattooing, you can make flirty moles in any part of the face, as well as improve the shape of existing ones (except for convex ones).

The laborious and painstaking process of drawing arrows on the eyelids will also remain in the past. The master, using a special pigment, will apply a kennel of the desired shape.

A well-done cosmetic tattoo will save a lot of time every day. The time for how long last a new cosmetic tattoo depends on many factors such as the type of skin and age of the customer etc. The cosmetic tattoo may last from a year to up to 2 to 5 years.

Permanent Makeup: Why and How?

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Want to throw away your eyeliner, lip liner, and blush forever? Some women are switching to permanent makeup or cosmetic tattoos, so that the makeup does not smudge or smudge. Will you submit to the needle in the name of beauty?

If someone had told Claudia last year that she would get a tattoo at the age of forty-eight, she would have told them they were crazy. Now she’s delighted with her new look.

“When people ask me, ‘Where is the tattoo?’ I tell them they are seeing it. ” Then wink your eyes. “The liner and lip color are permanent. People say it looks like makeup and I tell them they’re right.”

Various ancient Mediterranean cultures practiced cosmetic tattooing, as evidenced by the tattooed mummies that archaeologists found. Cosmetic tattooing experienced a renaissance in the United States in the late 1970s and today there are a growing number of cosmetologists, tattoo artists, nurses, and aesthetic professionals in the industry.

If you think permanent makeup is purely for vanity, think again.

“Cosmetic reasons is one area, but there are many more practical applications,” says Charles S. Zwerling, MD, FACS, director of the American Academy of Micropigmentation. For women with arthritis, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or other conditions that cause tremors, putting on makeup can be an impossible task. Permanent makeup takes away your frustration. Women with poor eyesight, blindness, or cataracts are also good candidates.

“Cataracts make putting on makeup impossible,” says Margaret, a 60-year-old grandmother. “Now my makeup looks good all the time!”

Also, a cosmetic tattoo helps women who suffer from allergies or hypersensitivity to makeup. Female athletes and other physically active women are opting for permanent cosmetics, as well as businesswomen, artists, models, and homemakers.

For women who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy (alopecia is a scientific term for hair loss without knowing its cause), permanent eyebrows and eyeliner can restore self-esteem and eliminate the need to reapply it to all eyebrows. The days. Also, the cosmetic tattoo helps to treat vitiligo (a condition in which the skin loses its pigmentation). Permanent makeup can blend light skin tones with the surrounding normal-colored skin.

The most common procedures are eyeliner, eyebrow liner, as well as lip liner, and the largest age group seeking treatment are women in their 30s to 40s, says Dr. Zwerling. Another popular procedure is for a “paramedical” restoration of an areola.

“Areola restoration after breast reconstruction is a very acceptable procedure and offers spectacular results,” says Dr. Zwerling. Cosmetic tattooing is used also to make scars less visible and to blend them with the surrounding skin color.

Blush application is not recommended for anyone who gets a lot of sun exposure. Women with vitiligo who choose permanent makeup should limit their time of exposure to the sun. The tattoo does not protect them from the UV rays of the sun. Both procedures generally require several sessions to complete.

Regardless of the body area or technique, the concept is always the same: place iron oxide or titanium dioxide pigments under the skin. What varies is how much pigment is used, the color and whether manual or electric instruments are used, says Dr. Zwerling. Pamela Netz, owner / operator of a permanent cosmetology salon in Tucson, Arisona and a member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP), prefers hand tools.

“They don’t seem to hurt people as much or cause as much inflammation,” she explains. “And there is no scab formation because there is no bleeding.” Also highly trained machine technicians can provide a light touch.

Before having your procedure, you should have a consultation with the technician and review your medical history, Netz says. “We like to know if clients need antibiotics before dental or medical procedures and if they get cold sores in the case of lip procedures.”

The amount of discomfort from this type of tattoo depends on the lower back pain, the skill of the technician, and the procedure. Various topical anesthetic and paralytic products are used to make the procedure as painless as possible. “The key is allowing time for the anesthetic to take effect,” says Netz.

Expect some bruising and swelling, Netz says. This lasts 2 to 3 days for eye procedures and up to a week for lip procedures. Ice and an antibiotic ointment can relieve symptoms and you should avoid using alpha hydroxy acid products or topical tretinoin on tattooed areas as they can lighten pigments.

How permanent is the permanent makeup?

“It’s a difficult question,” admits Netz. “Pigments are permanent, but they fade over time and will require touch-ups.”

Both sunlight and regular light can lighten the color. Another reason is that the pigments are not set as deep or as strong as they should be on the arm due to the very delicate facial skin. For some women, the pain lasts for more than a decade without fading significantly.

According to Dr. Zwerling, for ten years, less than one percent of people who undergo permanent cosmetic procedures have had an allergic reaction to pigment. To help prevent problems, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have established industry standards.

If you take blood thinners or immunosuppressant medications or have an acute illness, do not have permanent cosmetic procedures. According to the Dermatology Times, anyone with a history of oral herpes should take an antiviral medication before undergoing permanent makeup.

Also, not following sterilised standard procedures could be a means of transmission of different pathogens such as viruses (eg, hepatitis C ). However, there is no information in the United States that indicates that only people with tattoo exposures are at high risk. Less than 1% of people with newly acquired hepatitis C who reported to the CDC sentinel surveillance system had a history of having a tattoo.

High-energy, short-pulse lasers (for example, Q-switch type lasers, which emit visible and near-infrared light) have recently been developed to remove tattoos, with the risk of scarring. The mechanism of action and possible adverse effects other than scarring and hypo pigmentation are completely unknown. People with cosmetic tattoos need to be very careful when undergoing laser treatments to the area. There are multiple cases of pulse-induced laser tattoos, with immediate and irreversible darkening of the cosmetic and tattoos of white, flesh (skin color) and pink with red coloration. Irreversible ink darkening can be an insidious complication, because the immediate whiteness of the skin temporarily obscures the subsequent imposing color change. Among these cases, the irreversible darkening of the ink occurred with ruby ​​lasers of the Q-Switch type (694 nm), with neodymium lasers of the Q-Switch (Nd) type: YAG (1064 nm / 532 nm) and with lasers green ink pulse (510 nm).

Generally, the initial procedure takes 1½ to 2½ hours; touch-ups generally take less time. But beauty comes at a price – the average cost per procedure is $ 400 to $ 600. Skilled work is generally charged by the hour, often starting at $ 150 to $ 250 per hour.

Susan Preston, past president of the SPCP, recommends acquiring a permanent cosmetology technician in the same way that she does acquiring a doctor. Learn about the industry and procedures, and visit the place where you are considering doing them.