Is Permanent Makeup Worth It?

Is Permanent Makeup Worth It?

You’re not alone if you’ve ever considered getting a regular tattoo to enhance and beautify your body. The beauty tattoo business is large and growing as tattoos have become more accepted as a form of self-expression.

But did you know there’s another fantastic body art choice for you? Permanent makeup is the art of enhancing your natural beauty through applied makeup that has permanent effects. But you’re probably wondering, “Is permanent makeup worth it?”

We’re here to answer those questions and more in this complete guide to permanent makeup.

Permanent vs. Semi-Permanent Makeup

Before we get into things such as the hidden costs or risks that come with cosmetic tattoos, it’s essential to understand the differences between various forms of cosmetic makeup.

The truth is there is no difference because they are the same thing.

Cosmetic permanent makeup falls under several names, including:

  • Cosmetic tattoo
  • Micro-pigmentation
  • Semi-permanent makeup
  • Permanent makeup

Cosmetic tattooing is when a professional takes pigment and inserts it directly into the papillary layer of the skin.

What should be understood about this form of cosmetic tattooing is that there will need to be some maintenance throughout the years to ensure it remains aesthetically pleasing for the person receiving the service.

Benefits of Permanent Makeup

Several benefits come from having permanent makeup, with the first being low maintenance. You don’t have to worry about waking up every day and applying makeup because you quite literally ‘woke up like this.’

No matter what you’re doing throughout the day, you don’t have to worry about having to reapply your makeup, which saves you time throughout your day. Another benefit of semi-permanent makeup is not having to test different makeup products.

Several processes are used to manufacture products, which can result in an allergic reaction for those using them. With permanent makeup, you can reduce the chances of interacting by going through the trial and error of finding a product that your skin and body agree with.

Lastly, permanent makeup can help you feel more confident in your appearance. You wake up every day presenting the best version of yourself possible because permanent makeup is used to enhance the beauty of your features.

Risks of Permanent Makeup

With anything that you do to your body, there are some risks you can encounter when choosing this form of makeup application. The first risk, understandably, is the pain that comes from receiving the cosmetic tattoo.

Several factors can increase the level of pain you feel, including your pain tolerance threshold and the thickness of the skin that’s being tattooed. Depending on the professional that performs the cosmetic tattoo, they may apply a numbing cream before they begin the procedure.

Another risk is the risk of infection. While this is a lowered risk, there still is the possibility of the location of the cosmetic tattoo becoming infected.

Factors that could increase your risk of infection are the instruments used for the tattoo not being adequately cleaned.

Another factor that could lead to risk is if you don’t perform the aftercare procedures the way the licensed professional has instructed it to be followed. Lastly, you could end up being unsatisfied with the work done.

This is why we recommend doing your due diligence. Taking time to vet the professionals that you hire to perform the tattooing procedure before sitting down for it to be done.

You’re entrusting yourself to these people and facilities; therefore, you need to ensure they can provide the results you’re looking for.

Types of Permanent Makeup

Much like the number of products a person can choose from when shopping for makeup, someone can choose several types of permanent makeup. The first we’re going to discuss is permanent eyeliner, which is a great way to enhance the natural beauty of your eyes.

There are several ways to have permanent eyeliner tattooed, whether to create a more natural or dramatic look. Another commonly sought-after form of permanent makeup is lip blushing.

Lip blushing is used to bring more natural color to your lips as well as help to make them appear fuller than they are. Some women choose to have permanent liner applied, but also, in some cases, permanent lipstick.

Other types of permanent makeup include:

  • Permanent eyebrow tattoo
  • Cheek blush tattoo
  • Freckle tattooing
  • Hairstrokes

Before you have permanent cosmetic makeup applied, ensure you take time to vet the artist beforehand.

After all, this makeup is permanent, and you’ll need to ensure they’re able to deliver the look you want and will live with for years to come.

Costs of Permanent Makeup

The costs of cosmetic tattoos vary depending on the facility providing the service and the area you live in. We recommend collecting prices from several beauty spas in your area to ensure you’re getting the best price.

Remember that higher prices don’t mean you’re receiving quality service. Nor does a lower price mean the spa isn’t qualified to provide the service.

Cost should be one factor you use to influence the rest of your decision when scheduling to have a cosmetic tattoo completed.

Permanent Makeup: A Detailed Guide

Many people are turning to permanent makeup as an alternative to applying makeup every day. There are various types and benefits you stand to gain from having permanent makeup applied.

Are you ready to take the next step and enter the league of women that choose permanent makeup? Book an appointment with Laser Lounge Spa, and let us help you achieve the look you’ve always wanted.

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