Have you ever wished you could be less dependent on makeup and still look good?  Now there is a way with permanent makeup!  It is an exciting procedure, a cosmetic form of tattooing in which color is implanted within the skin and can look more natural than makeup.  Imagine makeup that won't come off during jogging, swimming, or exercise.  It offers beauty and freedom for active people of today.  The medical use of permanent color for camouflaging can be tracked back 150 years.  Physicians have successfully used tattooing of colors to disguise birthmarks and various kinds of scars.  Permanent makeup has been around for more than 20 years.  For many years, medical articles have been written describing the use of permanent makeup colors iron oxide, thus assuring us the safety of using it permanently for eyelids, lips, and brows.

Who are permanent makeup clients?

Those who:

Wear contact lenses or glasses

Feel washed out without makeup

Are active in sports

Have eyes that tear frequently

Are not artistic when applying makeup

Have a problem seeing objects at close range

Are very busy or don't want to take the time

Are too busy to worry about makeup

Are tired of using eye, lip, and brow pencils

Love to have color on the lips all the time

Have allergies to ordinary makeup

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

How do you select the colors?
Colors are usually selected by a client requesting a certain color for the particular procedure that is being performed.  Also, you may consider what your permanent makeup technician may advise on what color they feel will look best with your skin tone and hair coloring. 
How safe is permanent makeup?
When permanent makeup is done under proper conditions, there are no opportunities for disease transmission according to the Center for Disease Control.  Permanent makeup is very safe.

How do I get Started?
There is some paperwork to fill out, then we will discuss what to expect, choose colors/shapes, and take photos.  Consultations require a $50 deposit (which will be applied to your procedure costs).  The consultation will take approximately 30 minutes.  During this time we will do a patch test using a tiny needle and the intended color you chose.  Your procedure will be scheduled a week later.

Will permanent makeup fade over time and when should the color be freshened up?
Yes, permanent makeup does fade over time.  Most people will need a to have their permanent makeup freshened up at some point, which is usually from one to five years.

Are the procedures painful?
Everyone is different in their tolerance and sensitivity.  A topical-numbing solution is used to help numb the area that will be worked on before starting the procedure.  Reapplying the numbing topical is usually permitted during the procedure. 

Can permanent makeup ever look smudged after a period of time?
Permanent makeup does not look smudged over a period of time.  One of the reasons permanent makeup is so popular is because it does keep its color and shape and can even last for years.  That is why women who have had permanent makeup procedures always say they wouldn't trade their permanent makeup for anything. 

Do people ever have an allergic reaction to permanent makeup?

The chances of developing an allergic reaction to pigments is extremely remote.  Less than 1% in over  100,000 permanent cosmetic procedures resulted in an allergic reaction, according to "Micro Pigmentation, State of the Art" by Charles S. Zwerling, M.D.