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What is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent cosmetic makeup is cosmetic tattooing. The specialized techniques used for permanent cosmetics are often referred to as “micropigmentation”, “micropigment implantation” or “dermagraphics”. The cosmetic implantation technique deposits colored pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis

What Types of Permanent Cosmetic Procedures Can Be Done?

Is it Painful?

Most people experience some sensation or minor discomfort. This will vary according to each individual’s pain threshold. There are different methods available to help prevent pain as much as possible. We use various topical anesthetics that are specifically developed for our industry. Your permanent cosmetic professional will discuss what numbing agents will work best for you. 

Is it Safe?

If proper sterilization and disinfection guidelines are met, permanent cosmetics should be completely safe. Professionals in the permanent cosmetic industry routinely attend Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) classes to become well versed on safety principals. These guidelines include, but are not limited to the following: IMPORTANT Things To Look For:


  1. All Needles should be new and sterile for each client. Unopened new and sterile needles should be opened in your presence.

  2. Disposable sterilized one-time use machine parts should be purchased by the artist, and disposed of in a sharps container immediately after the procedure has been completed.

  3. Personal protection equipment such as disposable one-time use aprons and gloves should be new for each client and changed during the procedure when needed.

  4. The technician should be clean and neat.

  5. Disposable one-time use chair/bed covering should be new for each client.