Dear ladies! Please be very careful and thorough when choosing a specialist for cosmetic tattoo procedure.
I am simply astonished by the amount of girls that come to me asking for help including things like needing to cover up the results of a poorly performed permanent makeup procedure, post microblading correction, and tattoo removal.
Prior to booking your first permanent makeup appointment, carefully study photos of the tattooist work. Make sure you look at photos of the healed result, as the result might look very different after healing to what it does immediately after the procedure!
Things to watch out for with eyebrow permanent makeup:
1) Healed eyebrow permanent makeup should never look like a single tone stripe. Quality eyebrow permanent makeup is a gradual shift in colour. The gradient must to transition from the lightest bit in the beginning of the eyebrow to the dark eyebrow end.
2) Please make sure your tattooist is using quality pigments intended for micropigmentation! It absolutely cannot be tattoo pigments (using actual tattoo pigments for cosmetic tattoo results in the makeup staying with you for decades and turning blue as it fades out). Watch out for cheap Chinese pigments: they will fade from the skin unevenly and can potentially look purple, yellow, pink and blue marks on your skin.
Things to watch out for with microblading procedure:
1) Correctly executed microblading looks like thin hairs that are shaped to look natural with the shape of your own eyebrow hair growth.
2) Be mindful of the fact that lately there has been an emergence of microblading “specialists”. These are your manicurists and eyelash extension specialists and all the various others. Microblading procedure is extremely complex and requires an enormous amount of skill. The specialist must know and understand multiple aspects of human skin. Not every cosmetic tattoo specialist would seriously develop this complex technique. Imagine just how poorly and sloppily it can be performed by someone who just recently joined the trade! Unfortunately “specialists” like this are the reason for microblading technique having a bad reputation. Horrible blue marks, scars and misshapen eyebrows after microblading ARE NOT the norm!
It is the result of a procedure performed by an unqualified practitioner! Choose your specialist very thoroughly: do look at pictures of healed results, do make sure the specialist is indeed a qualified permanent make up specialist. Keep in mind that microblading is a cosmetic tattoo – complex, detailed procedure done manually. Same as any other industry permanent makeup industry has skillful specialists who are constantly striving to improve their technique as well as people who just want to make some cash.
Cosmetic tattoo makeup is an exclusive procedure, it cannot and should not be cheap if it is performed by a skilled specialist.
One might speculate why there is such a big price range when it comes to permanent makeup.
Let’s think about what the price is composed of. Firstly of all, it is, of course, the amount of resources the makeup artist has invested into themselves professionally. This includes money, hours of work and hours in training. The price of a procedure is also directly proportional to the place the technician works at, the materials and the tools they use as well as the amount of service they provide.
At the heart of it all, however, is the sense of taste of the artist as well as statistics of client satisfaction and the number of people that come back unhappy with the service received. Permanent makeup technicians absolutely must know how their work behaves over multiple years!
Therefore, if the makeup artist has not invested as much in their craft, their tools and their materials are all cheap, then it is very easy for them to charge very little for their work. Just like in any market environment, every permanent makes up artist has their price, which is often representative of the quality of work provided.
An unfortunate manicure or haircut is a matter of one month. A permanent makeup mistake will cost you removal expenses, scars, a terrible look and can seriously self-esteem.