The Truth About Cosmetic Tattooing

What is Cosmetic Tattooing?


Cosmetic tattooing, also known as semi-permanent makeup, is a common procedure that involves inserting pigments into the skin’s surface with a fine needle. Lips, brows, and eye line are also areas that can be tattooed. This makeup treatment not only saves time when it comes to brow care, but it can also boost your morale. Unfortunately, there are many theories and assumptions concerning this method. We’re here to clear the air and dispel five misconceptions of cosmetic tattooing.  About the fact that this is a semi-permanent process, color may be altered or modified. It has been known to last for several years, but it can ‘fade’ or metabolise over time and could require further maintenance or ‘Refresh’ visits.


Is Cosmetic Tattoo Permanent?

Although this procedure gives the appearance of thicker, more formed brows, it is a semi-permanent phase that only lasts up to eighteen months. The pigments used are biodegradable, which distinguishes them from traditional tattoo inks. This means that over time, the immune system forces the pigment out and digests it, allowing the ink to disappear. The longevity of this procedure is also affected by skin type; for example, dry skin will not hold the pigment as well. If you need a touch-up between those eighteen months, we recommend returning to us between the first and third month of the operation.



Is a Cosmetic Tattoo The Same As a Regular Tattoo?

For a variety of causes, this method of tattooing differs greatly from traditional tattooing. Cosmetic tattooing, as previously said, is semi-permanent makeup that uses somewhat different pigment from a traditional tattoo. Since the skin around the eyes and lips is so delicate, semi-permanent makeup treatments involve a sharper blade or needle. We use a pen-like unit with powder fill and a fine blade that is much smaller than the needles used in a tattoo gun at Simply Laser. Since we insert the pigment quickly and with thin strokes, the powder fill cannot be placed as deeply into the skin. The pigments used in cosmetic tattoos are often intended to fade over time. This helps one to adjust the form and color over time.


Is Cosmetic Tattoo Painful?

A widespread misconception of cosmetic tattooing is that it is a painful process. Although everyone’s tolerance levels differ, you are more likely to experience irritation than pain. Simply Laser uses anaesthetic creams before and after the treatment to alleviate any pain. We also use fine scissors, which makes the process less painful than a typical tattoo.



Can Anyone Get A Cosmetic Tattoo?

There are also skin forms that are not suitable for the treatment. Oily skin, for example, may not maintain the pigment as well, and darker skin tones can develop hyperpigmentation problems.  It is important to note that this treatment does not work well for a variety of health issues. We do not suggest having cosmetic tattoos if you are or have any of the following conditions:

  • Pregnant and/or breastfeeding
  • Diabetes
  • Chemotherapy treatment
  • Epilepsy is a medical condition that causes seizures
  • Heart defects that are serious
  • Sensitive skin
  • Viral infections
  • The common cold/flu
  • Botox injections in the last two months

What is Medical Tattoo?

Medical tattooing is sometimes used as a post-operative therapy for patients who have undergone surgical procedures.  Camouflage tattooing is a technique that helps those who have disfigurements. This therapy has proved to be extremely effective for people who seek to alleviate the mental issues created by their disfigurement by trying to regain their image in a more lasting manner. Scars, skin grafts, burn scarring, cleft lip, alopecia, and post-mastectomy scars will all benefit from surgical tattoo therapy. Other permanent makeup can assist with problems like vitiligo, stretch marks, cleft palate, scars, receding or blurred hairlines, among others.


Can Cosmetic Tattoo Be Removed?

When a cosmetic tattoo eyebrow is applied poorly, the effects can be tragic. Your brows can be the wrong colour, pattern, or form, making your facial expression seem angry or unnatural. If this describes you, laser for cosmetic tattoo removal could be the most effective and safer option. Cosmetic tattooing methods and ink compounds vary from conventional tattooing techniques, making them easy to remove. For full removal, most cosmetic brow procedures need 1-5 laser sessions spaced 6-12 weeks apart. The treatment for removing cosmetic tattooed brows is simple and easy.