Permanent MakeUp - Is it Permanent?
Permanent Make-Up is it Permanent?
Well, just about... If the procedure is done correctly pigment is implanted into the dermis layer of the skin (the upper layer of skin). All cosmetic procedures should be considered a permanent decision, but the truth is that the tattoo will gradually fade with time. Unlike regular tattoos that last a lifetime, cosmetic tattoos will fade and require touch-ups or colour boosts. How often these touch-ups are done will entirely depend on what look you like and your lifestyle will affect the longevity of your tattoo
What is your enemy? The sun! Sunshine will fade your cosmetic tattoo faster than anything. To help prevent this, sunscreen can be used if you do not want to wear a hat out in the blazing sun. So if you are a sun-lover you may want to boost your colour every one or two years. Generally, cosmetic tattoo artists will offer a discounted price depending on the time frame since the original appointment, so make sure to ask your artist about this.
What about tattoo removal? There are options available to remove a cosmetic tattoo. Among these techniques to remove pigment are; clay, saline, laser, glycolic acids and pigment exfoliators. An issue that comes with the laser is the inconsistent results. The type of pigment used will hugely affect a laser’s ability to properly remove a cosmetic tattoo. Some pigments turn black or bright white when hit by the laser as an example, so a test spot is extremely important when wanting to try this option. Pigment exfoliators can pull the tattoo pigment out during healing process but results tend to vary and can require multiple sessions. Before tattoo removal alternatives should be tried, even removals are not a quick fix but require multiple sessions to receive desired results.