Permanent eyebrows are applied by a permanent cosmetic professional using tattoo methods. Techniques vary with each technician, but the general procedure is that a person pencils in her eyebrows in the way she wishes to be tattooed or brings in a picture representation of the permanent style she wants.
A client must have an idea of how she wants her eyebrows to be permanently etched, and the permanent cosmetic professional advises her on the final design. The design is then captured in a template for tattooing.
The procedure begins with the eyebrow area being cleaned with a cleanser, and sometimes an anesthetic is applied as well. The technician then uses a disinfected eyebrow to draw in the design before tattooing the design permanently into the skin with a sterilized tattoo needle and single-use accessories.
Breaks are provided if needed during the tattooing process for two reasons: one to allow the client to deal with the pain and also for the client to approve of the ongoing process.
As in any regular tattooing procedure, aftercare instructions are provided after the session ends. A follow-up appointment is scheduled in the next four to eight weeks so that the technician can determine if the healing process is going well and to provide any touch-up work.Learn More
The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals defines permanent makeup as cosmetic tattooing. In other words, permanent makeup is eyeliner, lip pigmentation and other types of makeup that are applied using tattooing techniques. It is sometimes also called "micropigmentation" or “dermagraphics."Full Answer >
Semi-permanent tattoos do not exist. Tattoos are permanent. Tattoo ink is inserted into the dermis, or second layer of skin, and while it may fade with time, it never goes away.Full Answer >
Tattoos are simply ink pushed under the skin with a needle, so ink and a needle are the only supplies you really need. Home tattoos can be very painful and cumbersome without a tattoo gun, but they are now available from most online retailers.Full Answer >
Mehndi is henna paste applied to the skin in the form of traditional designs. You'll need tissue paper, sugar, lemon juice, a pre-filled henna cone and some cotton balls or swabs to apply your own in as little as 20 minutes. Drying time is 1 to 3 hours.Full Answer >