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Body tattoo artist that also provides Permanent Makeupdone

Body tattoo and Permanent Makeup artists receive different training, therefore, clients should be aware that just because one artist can create beautiful art on the body does not guarantee that they will provide good permanent makeup artistry on the face.  The skills needed to draw on your body and face differs significantly. Our skin on our body may be thicker than the skin on our face.  Therefore, different tools are used. Black pigment should only be used on the face for Eyeliner procedures.  Never on the brows.  Black pigment usually fades blue or grey. Body tattoo artists favor bold and striking colors, while permanent makeup is best when applied subtly and natural in color. I have a client that has numerous body tattoos.  Since her tattoo artist produced beautiful work on her body, she thought it would be ok to let him provide eye brows on her face.  She drew the brows first with a topical brow pencil to provide a template to her artist.  The end result was as exp

Permanent Makeup, tattoo and MRI

Tattoo and Permanent Makeup pigment have low traces of iron oxide. In low doses, it is not irritant to most skin. Prior to an MRI, the technician may ask if you have any tattoos.  Permanent Makeup is a tattoo.  So your answer would be... yes. In the simplest term, an MRI machine is a giant magnet that scans through your body.  It will pull/attract metals, including the iron oxide.  If you have a tattoo on your body, the MRI Technician may put a cool, wet towelette to ease the possible warm sensation. However, the amount of pigment used on Hairstroke brows, liner and lips is minimal.  Therefore, the likelihood of feeling discomfort is not likely.   Remember to ask and be informed. prettypleasestudio San Ramon, CA

Permanent Makeup Patch Test: what is it and why it's done.

What is a "Patch Test" or "Allergy Test" and why is it performed? People who are allergic to foods and products are hesitant to get Permanent Makeup.  They are concerned with adverse reactions to the tattoo pigment. Prior to tattooing the face area, the artist can tattoo a small area of the skin that is hidden from plain view.  For example, most common area is behind the client's ear, areas of the body that is usually covered under clothing, or on the client's feet.  After the patch test, the client is instructed to go home and keep a close watch for any excessive swelling, irritation, or feeling nauseous.  This reassures the client, in the event of adverse reaction, their face will not be affected. Here is a list of common ingredients in most tattoo pigments:  Mixture of various inert iron oxides, chromium oxide, titanium dioxide, carmine, and glycerin.   In all the years of practicing Permanent Makeup, I have not encountered clients who