THE VERDICT – Why is Cosmetic Tattoo ‘Semi-Permanent’?

This is one of the most common questions I get asked on a daily basis – “Why is Cosmetic Tattoo semi-permanent and not permanent like body art?” Essentially, Cosmetic Tattoo does implant colour into the skin like traditional tattoo, but it is also very different…

“Cosmetic Tattoo is meant to fade naturally over time” Colour is implanted approximately 1-2mm into the skin.

Pigments VS Inks
Cosmetic Tattoo pigments are very different to body art inks – which is the reason behind why it is called ‘Semi-Permanent Makeup’. They will gradually fade over time from environmental factors or simply due to the clients skin type of skin regime. Body Art inks contain ‘carbon’ which generally wont fade and are also are made up of primary and secondary colours which are brighter (which I’m sure you would agree, these would not look natural on the face. The scientific make up of Cosmetic Tattoo Pigments is different and are made from tertiary colours, which is why they look so natural, and can mimic the same colour hair as your brow or a very natural lip colour. They will gradually fade over time from environmental factors or simply due to the clients skin type and how shallow the pigment is implanted into the skin.
Some of you may be reading this and thinking “Why wouldn’t you just use body art ink to save having to come get a colour refresh every 12-18 months??” It’s a good thing that the colour gradually fades. You may want to alter the shape of your brows in a few years time or you may not want your full lip colour as bright anymore – Semi-Permanent Makeup gives you the ability to change colours and shape as the years go on – so this is definitely a good thing! Just think, how many times have you wanted to change your style or hair colour? As a technician, I can re-evaluate your look and re-adjust colour and shape to flatter your face every 12-18 months.

Creatively Yours,

Unique Blendz Cosmetic Tattoo Specialist

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