Who wouldn’t love to get up every morning, hop in the shower, get dressed, do their hair and head out of the house without the need of applying makeup? It means extra time in bed, the benefit of enjoying breakfast at your leisure, perhaps giving you time to do yoga. No matter how you want to spend the time you will save – the way to get it is through cosmetic tattooing.
Cosmetic tattooing is offered by Better Brows & Beauty in New York and is a great solution for women who have cosmetic allergies, who have gone through a hair loss disease, or are not satisfied with how they do their own makeup.
So, what is cosmetic tattooing? There are a variety of terms used for the various techniques that are used, so you may be more familiar with terms such as microblading, lash enhancements, micropigmentation, permanent makeup, or semi-permanent makeup. Much like a traditional tattoo, the process sees pigment deposited into the skin. However, cosmetic tattooing relies on pigments that are designed to fade over time. This means that while the procedure is referred to as permanent, they aren’t, though you do enjoy the benefit of anywhere from a year up to five years of results. Additionally, the tools and machines that are used in cosmetic tattooing are wildly different from a standard tattoo gun. Each procedure relies on a different tool because a different look is created in each one.
The process will vary depending on what procedure you have chosen. However, there is a lot to consider. For example, one of the reasons the process is semi-permanent is because aging, sun exposure, and skincare products can completely change how pigments look in the skin. Not to mention the fact that trends and styles change frequently and no one wants to be permanently dated with the look they chose when they had their cosmetic tattoos completed. This is why it is desirable for the work to fade over time, as it’s easy to adjust or change, whether it’s a color issue, a shape, or even the size.
A lot of people are concerned about the pain aspect of the procedures. In every situation, your Better Brows & Beauty technician will apply a numbing cream to the area before they start. If you are particularly sensitive to pain you may want to let the technician know as they can add a bit more of the numbing cream to the area. For the most part, patients report feeling little pain, depending on the procedure you may experience a level of discomfort. Certainly, far less than you would if you were having a traditional tattoo done.
How long will it take? It depends on which procedure you are having completed, but the majority of them take anywhere from an hour to two hours or so.
The beauty of cosmetic tattooing is that you can go swimming with confidence, enjoy a long session of hot yoga, cry at the latest television movie, or take a long, hot shower knowing that no matter what you do your makeup will stay in place and look as good as ever.
Of course, one of the biggest benefits is that you won’t need to spend money on cosmetics or waste your time applying it every day. You can walk through your day with confidence, knowing that your makeup won’t smudge, you will always look camera ready, whether you just woke up or you’ve been through a long, hard day of work, gym, and errands.