Also known as cosmetic tattooing, permanent makeup has become hotter and hotter over the past few years. In the past it was a technique used mainly by models, actresses, or others in the entertainment business who wanted to shave lengthy hours sitting in the makeup chair.
However, more and more women are learning that they too can shave off this time in front of their mirrors.
Eyebrows, for example, are one of the top areas that are tattooed on. Years of over tweezing eyebrows can make it difficult for them to ever grow back naturally, so with cosmetic tattoing it's possible to instead put them in place without worrying about it.
Another area of the face that you might want to consider permanent makeup on is the mouth. Lip tattoos can give definition to the lip line, and eliminate the possibility of ever having lipstick bleed.
Colored lip tattoos can cover or disguise any scars in this area and eliminate the need to keep reapplying lipstick.
Eyeliner tattoos are another hot trend, making sure that you will never again need to use an eyeliner pencil.
If there are any techniques or styles of makeup that you know you never change, such as black eyeliner or a certain shade of lipstick, then this permanent cosmetic technique saves you time and money.
Be sure that you never plan on changing your lipstick shade before getting it tattooed on, however, or you may have a difficult time removing it later.
The process of applying permanent makeup is the same as with any tattoo. This involves penetrating the skin over and over again with a needle, with pigment or dye being released into the hole.
This is an ancient technique that is usually used for more elaborate designs, but it also may be used for these cosmetic reasons.
The needle must always be sterilized properly, so be sure that you are going to a licensed tattoo artist before you have any of these procedures done.
You will need to have a skin patch test first to see if you are allergic to the pigment, and then you can choose the colors that you want.
If you're going out on the town, you can combine your basic tattooed makeup with a more dramatic evening enhancement. For example, if you already have a line of dark eyeliner above your eye, you can then enhance this with black mascara and darker eye shadow blends.
By working with your regular makeup that is in place, you can adjust it as needed. This is what celebrities who have had this procedure do as well. The permanent coloring is there only as the primer for the rest of the makeup style.