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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Permanent Makeup & Temporary Tattoos

Tattoos are everywhere! I thought it would be interesting to search online to see more of what is available in a beauty sense after reading about Lip Tattoos in one of my trade mags. Permanent makeup is widely available-risks should be assessed. The lip tattoos initially looked fun & intriguing, see the review [below]. There is even a company I found online that sells flavored temporary lip tattoos! You gotta love it! What appeals to me the most is the henna temporary tattoos.  Very cool & global. It takes me back to the 1970's. As in all popular culture, there are several popular songs with a tattoo reference. 

Permanent Make-up

Permanent Eyeliner, Lipliner & Eyebrows

Permanent make-up is possible through a procedure called micropigmentation, which is similar to tattooing. It can mimic eyeliner, eyebrow pencil & lip liner when performed by a trained medical professional, permanent make-up can appear natural and attractive.

Advantages of Permanent Make-up

Permanent make-up is ideal for on-the-go women who always need to look their best but cannot afford the time to apply make-up throughout the day. At the end of the day, your make-up looks as though it was just freshened. You can select your color of make-up from a wide variety of shades, or a new shade can be created for you.

Cost of Permanent Make-up

The cost of permanent make-up varies significantly depending on the training of the person performing it, the quality of result, and the number of areas being tattooed. The cost for tattooing a single area, such as the lips, eyes, or eyebrows, ranges from $300 to $1000.

Risks of Permanent Make-up

Your greatest risk in cosmetic tattooing is having an untrained individual perform this procedure. Cosmetic tattoos currently are available everywhere and are not necessarily regulated. Disadvantages of having a lay person place your tattoo abound. If they use contaminated needles, infections can be transmitted. The ink may not be of medical quality and may cause irritation. Placement of cosmetic tattoos demands precision. Eyeliner placement has little room for error. If your eyebrow tattoo is placed high you may have a permanent look of surprise.  If your cosmetic tattoo is botched, removal may be fraught with difficulty. Removal of eyeliner or eyebrow tattoos with laser may damage the hair follicles and result in loss of eyelashes or eyebrows. 

Temporary Lip Tattoos: Cool or Just Plain Cuckoo?

Henna tattoosextracted from From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Paint the Body Beautiful with Earth Henna
earth henna tattoos

Main article: MehndiHenna tattoos, also known as Mehndi, is another form of temporary tattoo. Coming from a south Asian tradition, henna uses a paste made from the powdered leaves of the Henna plant, Lawsonia inermis. Its active dye, Lawsone, binds with the keratin in skin, fingernails, and hair. Traditional henna is drawn in delicate patterns on the hands and feet, but modern henna is applied in all sorts of designs anywhere on the body. Unlike other forms of temporary tattoos, henna does not allow for a full range of colors but only shades of reds, browns, and near-blacks. The paste is applied and left on the skin for several hours to stain. The stain will gradually fade away as the skin sheds. Henna tattoos can last days to over a month depending on application and aftercare.
However, caution should be taken as many products labeled henna are misleading. Fast-staining "black henna" can contain para-phenylenediamine (PPD) which can cause allergic reactions and scarring.

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Svetlana Ryazanova

Works at LG GroupLives in Moscow, Moscow City, RussiaMarried to Alexander RyazanovKnows English, SpanishFrom Pskov, RussiaBorn on January 19
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