Permanent make-up tattoos can go horribly wrong. So the caveat is: do your research before embarking on this journey. Makeup tattoos, or if we want to get technical, micropigmentation, involves depositing colour into the top layer of the skin using tiny needles or blades to tattoo the skin.
Cosmetic tattoos have been around for many years. They’re now experiencing a renaissance thanks to more natural looking and advanced techniques. Many people want to get their eyebrows tattooed, lips, and even eyeliner. Some people choose eyebrow tattooing purely for cosmetic and practical purposes. But others may have lost their hair and therefore choose to do it.
At Lasermed we’ve seen many botched eyebrow tattoos. Some go blue or red, others don’t follow the natural hairline, a few end up with twice as many eyebrows. Worse still, some people get infections and a couple of clients were left with startlingly unnatural looking brows that looked like they were done with a thick marker.
It’s important you do your research before delving into makeup tattoos. Look carefully into the background and experience of the person you choose. If you don’t, you could end up with permanent tattoos that you’ll regret forever.
On the featured photo, you’ll see the amazing job Alta van der Merwe of Lasermed did with tattoo removal on a client who was left with blue eyebrows. This was the result after five treatments. This particular client will now opt for microblading with a highly recommended technician.