Cosmetic vs Artistic Tattooing

Cosmetic tattooing is meant to be a natural-looking enhancement of the facial features, rather than creating distinct artwork on the body.The colour pigments used for cosmetic tattoos differ in that they are usually non-organic and either mineral or iron oxide-based, and will fade over time. This allows changes to be made to the tattoo, and the colour and shape can be adjusted over the years as your preferences and features change.

A rotary tattoo machine is used for feathering, powdering, shading, and some other techniques most of the fine hairstroke eyebrows are tattooed using a manual tool. It is often called microblading or eyebrow embroidery because the lines are created with a tiny ‘blade’ which is actually a very tight,¬†flat, angled needle configuration. This technique allows for a lot of control and fine, crisp healed lines.

The cosmetic tattoo is permanent and will not wash off. However, it will fade over time and will likely need a retouch every 1-3 years to maintain its appearance. Frequency of touch-ups depends on a number of factors including the pigment color used (lighter colors fade faster), your lifestyle (sun exposure), iron deficiency (your body absorbs iron-oxide as a supplement), and if any chemical peels or laser treatments come into contact with tattooed areas. It will vary for each individual.