Cosmetic Tattooing

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Cosmetic Tattooing, also referred to a s Semi-Permanent Makeup is really having a moment. There are a few reasons for this. The technology is better and our increased need for solutions that add ease to looking our best.

Cosmetic tattooing involves the controlled insertion of colour pigments into the dermis layer of the skin. This procedure can instantly improve appearance, definition and is a long-lasting effect. This cosmetic treatment defines your eyes, your eyebrows and lips.

Previously the effect of cosmetic tattooing could be harsh, but now a soft, natural appearance that looks, and stays looking, like perfectly applied make-up. Eventually all cosmetic tattooing fades to some degree over time which is due to a number of individual factors.

The Procedure

The three main cosmetic tattoo treatments are eyeliner, eyebrows and lips.

Eyeliner comes in two types of looks. One is the traditional eyeliner look that sits above the lash line to give the appearance of a distinct eyeliner line. The second type is the subtler tattoo line that sits within the eyelash line that also gives the impression of fuller lashes. Understandably, this subtle, lash-enhancement eyeline tattoo is increasingly popular.

Eyebrows can be treated in various ways. Microblading is the most popular form of semi-permanent makeup. Instead of the intense, dark, ‘block’ brows of olden days, the microblading technique mimics individual hair strokes for a more natural look, with cosmetic tattoo artists using a super fine pen to deposit the pigment directly under the skin. Digital tattoo machines are also increasingly popular for this procedure especially. 

Lip cosmetic tattooing Lip tattoos have also come a long way. Once the domain of drag queen-style makeup, the latest lip tattoo technique is often referred to as lip blushing or lip tinting. The tattoo is a simple wash of sheer colour across the entire lip. The look can be a wonderfully, subtle addition of colour to lips that have lost their natural blush.  


Q, How long does the treatment last?
A. Semi-permanent is the more precise term. All tattoos eventually fade, depending on a few factors, such as sun exposure. In broad terms, lips tend to fade in about 18 months, with eyeliner and brows longer, sometime requiring touch ups. This is definitely a discussion to have with your practitioner.

Q, How long does it take to heal from cosmetic tattooing?
A. The are You will have 10 days of healing after your procedure. This means you cannot wet or apply any product to the brows for 10 days.

Q, Does Cosmetic tattooing hurt?
A. This depend on where you have the tattoo. Eyeline and eyebrow are quite tolerable. But lips, especially if you have your entire lips tattooed, a local anaesthetic injection (sometimes known as a block) cannot be highly recommended enough. Just being real here!

Q. Is the procedure safe?
A. Tattooing anywhere on the body comes with some risk. The first in the risk of infection. But as any procedure you choose to have – ensure you consult with a cosmetic tattooist boasting the highest qualifications and experience.


The costs vary for this procedure from what you have tattooed – and who tattoos you where. Expect to pay anywhere from $300-$2000.

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