The general public is often confused about permanent makeup (cosmetic tattoos). Permanent makeup can be mistakenly equated with regular tattoos.
There are many similarities but also important differences. Consult a qualified practitioner who is open and honest about the risks because experience matters. Here are some tips to help you make an informed decision.
What is permanent makeup?
Permanent makeup refers to the application of pigment (solid particles) under the skin to give the appearance of cosmetics. A needle is used to place the pigment on the skin.
What makes cosmetic tattoos so different?
Permanent makeup can be described as a tattoo but it has a different purpose than traditional tattooing. Permanent makeup looks subtle, rather than draws attention. The artist aims to blend with skin tones and facial features.
What are pigments?
A pigment is defined as a colored, black or white particulate organic/inorganic solid which is insoluble in and essentially chemically and physically unaffected by the substrate or vehicle into which it is incorporated.
The specialist must ensure that the pigment is evenly distributed throughout the mixture. The specialist will repair the pigments of the skin and give you an even skin tone. But the specialist should be aware of any sort of reaction.
Usually, true allergic reactions are rare. Itching and burning can be caused by permanent makeup during an MRI. The FDA says that it is rare and unlikely to have any lasting effects. Permanent makeup should be disclosed to your doctor and MRI technician.