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Permanent Makeup Guide: Everything You Need To Know

When you think about face tattoos, you probably think of rappers and music artists such as Post Malone. However, facial tattoos go beyond making a statement—they can be subtle additions to the face to enhance natural features or correct any imperfections.

Here’s all you need to know about cosmetic tattooing or permanent makeup:

Modern techniques

Tattoo artists have used more or less the same techniques over the past few decades to create permanent makeup and decorative tattoos; however, these deeply deposited pigments often faded over time or gave fuzzy results. Permanent makeup artists have reformulated their pigments with finer blades to apply a more superficial layer to create a natural and temporary result.

While longevity varies, cosmetic tattoos can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years since people’s bodies metabolize the pigment in different ways. Also, since the ink is deposited rather close to the skin’s surface, it naturally sloughs off over time. This requires multiple touch-ups to keep looking fresh and sharp.

Popular permanent makeup options

Some of the most popular options for permanent makeup include:

  • Microblading: A pigment is gently pressed by hand into hairlike cuts that fill in or extend a person’s natural eyebrows. The first treatment can take around 2-3 hours with the use of numbing cream, but touch-ups don’t take nearly as much time. People with patchy or sparse eyebrows who want a fuller shape with natural hair strokes are the best candidates for this technique.
  • Permanent eyeliner: A line of pigment is carefully placed along the lash line to mimic eyeliner with or without a wing at the corner. The procedure can take up to 2 hours with numbing cream, and results can last up to 3 years. People who love wearing eyeliner on a daily basis and don’t want to go through the effort of putting it on are the best candidates.



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Get affordable permanent makeup supplies!

Looking for a place to get high-quality cosmetic tattoo equipment without breaking the bank? Allure Brow Supplies has got you covered! We have tattoo machines for beginners, permanent eyeliner tattoo services, and permanent makeup eyebrows. We aim to provide affordable solutions for beauty queens looking for ways to enhance their natural gifts!

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