Cosmetic tattoos are used to replicate or enhance the body’s natural features. Cosmetic tattoos work by tricking the eye into thinking that one’s natural features appear to be fuller and more clearly defined than they really are.
Cosmetic tattoos are becoming a widely accepted option for replicating or augmenting a variety of features including:
- Eyebrows for people experiencing fading, thinning, or loss of hair from the brows.
- Scars on the head which prevent hair growth.
- Areola restoration and 3D nipple tattooing following breast cancer and breast augmentation surgeries.
- Balding and thinning hair on the scalp.
- Hair loss from all forms of alopecia.
Cosmetic tattoos are also used to create “permanent makeup” solutions, which can minimize or eliminate the need for daily application of makeup in a variety of ways:
- Eyeliner and lash enhancement tattoos are used to make lashes appear fuller and darker.
- Cosmetic tattoos are a terrific alternative for people who are allergic to conventional makeup products.
- Cosmetic tattoos are perfect for people with poor eyesight or shaky hands who find it difficult to apply makeup correctly day-in and day-out.
- Cosmetic tattoos are also used to enhance lips by improving lip color and shape.
- Cosmetic tattoos can save time in front of the mirror and are ideal for people with active, busy, or athletic lifestyles.
Cosmetic Tattoos, permanent make-up, permanent cosmetics, and micro pigmentation are all different names for the art of inserting pigment into the skin to accentuate or replicate the body’s natural features for a variety of different reasons.
Color pigments specifically formulated for cosmetic use are implanted into the dermal layer of the skin with either manual or electrically powered tools. Cosmetic tattoos are not a total make-up replacement. Instead, cosmetic tattoos are subtle, beautiful enhancements of your own natural features.
Are Cosmetic Tattoos really permanent?
Because the pigment of cosmetic tattoos heals into the skin and doesn’t wash off, it is considered permanent. Ultra-violet exposure from sun or tanning booths, aftercare, and skin treatments all may affect the permanence of the micropigmentation.
Protection from the sun will greatly prolong the longevity of your cosmetic tattoos. Fading does occur, however, requiring periodic maintenance to keep cosmetic tattoos fresh. This cosmetic tattoo technique is designed to provide maximum comfort, fast healing, complete control, and minimal touch ups.
The artists should employ the highest standards before, during, and after every cosmetic tattooing procedure.Dragonfly uses single-use disposable needles and pigments for each client.
These practices, along with regular hand washing and glove changing, are a part of a thorough cross-contamination practice. Although very rare, allergic reactions may occur, primarily with reds pigments. Patch tests are available upon request.