Permanent Make Up?
So permanent make up is a technique which suppose to use pigmentation for improving your look. The procedure is basically the same like you are getting a tattoo. It is applied on your skin with needles. The difference between a tattoo and permanent make up is only the depth the needle is putting the pigment. Tattoos are made deeper in your skin than permanent make up. You can get your eyebrows, you lips or some kind of an eyeliner done. You can choose the shape, color and intensity. There are a couple of different techniques now, so you can choose what suits you best.
During the procedure and right after it
Like I mentioned above it is the same way like you are getting a tattoo done. It is not very painful but it depends on your skin and sensitivity. Right after the procedure you can’t actually see the real results. You skin may be red and a little bit swollen. The colours may look a little bit darker too. In next couple of days/weeks you have to use some kind of cream to hydrate your skin. Also it is good to avoid direct sun light. You may need to go for retouches a couple of weeks later and that is normal.
After a couple of weeks you will be able to see the final results. Depending on what color has been used, your skin type, cosmetics you use, and basically your lifestyle, your permanent make up can last for a couple of months or couple of years. Then whenever you feel like to you can get it redone.
I got my eyebrows done a couple of years ago. I wanted to get them done because mine was pretty much gone and I wanted a little bit different shape. I was thinking I will not have to use make up to shape them once I get them done permanently.
So I was reading different forums and asking girls who already got their eyebrows done. All of the people I know were very happy with their results and I decided to give it a try. So I got recommendation for one woman who had a salon where she was doing all type of permanent make up and some other beauty procedures.
I wanted my eyebrow to be brown because I am blonde. They turn out pretty dark, much darker than I expected. So color was one problem. The shape at least was fine. So because the color wasn’t suiting me I had to use make up all over them again. I expected the color to fade but it didn’t. After one year when I started reading more I found out something is wrong with my permanent make up. So I reached out to a couple of specialists at this area, they all told me that it for sure is donee wrong and instead of permanent make up I got a tatto! Which will never fade! So I was so shocked and panicked because it literally means I have ruined my eyebrows forever?! ;( Instead of putting the pigment very lightly how it supposed to be with permanent make up, the lady over did it and made it too deep into my skin, like a real tatto.
Removing a tattoo?!
So once it is done, that is it… I did my research and there are not so many options on removing a tattoo. I decided to try a laser removing. It is a little bit painful but it is ok, the feeling is same like you are getting it done. Again after you need to hydrate your skin and avoid sun light for a couple of days. Then you can see the results. Depending on what type of your tattoo is, is it colourful and of course again on your skin type, it can take a couple of visits to the laser studio. Colourful tattoos for sure will take more time to be removed. Same is if you have toо much pigment. For instance some parts can fade easily than the rest. Each time you have to wait a couple of weeks so your skin can recover and then you can go again. I have been only two times. And I am happy with my results so far.
Advices on Permanent Make Up
- Before going for it, definitely do your research.
- Don’t go to somebody based on just 1-2 recommendations. Be sure the specialist does it right and uses nice quality pigments.
- And once you decide ask everything you want to know, choose you shape and shades. Ask what is going to suite your face and so on.
- Last but not least do it if your 110% sure you want it.
P.S: Let me know about your experience