What is Cosmetic Tattooing? Your ultimate guide to getting permanent make-up.

Feb 10, 2023 | Cosmetic Tattoos, Paradise Guides

Cosmetic tattooing, what is it and how can I start my Cosmetic Tattoo journey?

Cosmetic tattooing, (also known as permanent makeup, PMU, semi-permanent makeup or micropigmentation) is a form of tattooing used to enhance your natural facial features, treatments available include eyeliner, brows, lipstick and freckles. 

Cosmetic Tattooing (or Permanent Makeup as it is commonly referred to) is suitable for people of all ages, genders, and skin tones. The effects can last for several years so cosmetic tattooing is a great way to save time in your routine and wake up looking fresh every day!

If you’re looking to find an artist or studio to fulfil your cosmetic tattoo desires, simply look no further than Paradise Tattoo in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. We serve clients from the Cotswolds, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Bristol, Bath and beyond. It’s important to research and choose a reputable, experienced studio & artist, take a look at some of our Google reviews to see exactly why we are putting PMU on the map!

How does Cosmetic Tattooing work?

Similar to traditional tattooing methods, our artists use specialist, sterile needle cartridges and devices, that are made for specifically for tattooing delicate areas such as the face, to insert pigment into the skin with ease. Creating beautiful PMU treatments, such as powder brows, ombre brows, smokey eyeliner, lip blush and freckle tattoos.

All our artists here at Paradise Tattoo Studio in Cheltenham personalise each and every cosmetic tattoo to suit each individual’s face and desired look. 

As well as carefully preparing and mapping the area, creating a stunning brow shape, eyeliner or lipstick tattoo tailored to your facial features; we will also take you through our wide selection of pigment colours, choosing the perfect shade to compliment your skin tone, hair colour and desired aesthetic.

Our Studio Owner & Artist Tanya Buxton is sponsored by Killer Beauty PMU supplies, which enables us to have the best range of pigments and products on the market.

We practise the highest level of medical-grade hygiene, ensuring you have complete peace of mind that you are in safe, sanitary and comfortable surroundings.

What are the benefits of cosmetic tattooing?

One of the biggest benefits of cosmetic tattooing is the time you will save in your daily beauty routine. Wake up looking fresh and flawless everyday without the need for daily make up application and make up touch ups through the day!

 Additionally, those who have makeup allergies, or who have difficulty applying makeup due to physical limitations, can benefit greatly from permanent makeup – giving you the perfect look every single day!

Cosmetic Tattooing can also be used to help people in their transition journey, by enhancing and shaping their facial features. For some examples of our work for members of the trans community, browse through our gallery: (insert trans cosmetic page)

Does a cosmetic tattoo hurt?

Most permanent makeup procedures are relatively pain-free. We all have different pain thresholds but most people find the procedure perfectly fine with minimal discomfort, and actually say they find the whole process quite relaxing!

How do I prepare for my cosmetic tattoo procedure?

We provide all our clients with thorough and clear pre-appointment advice at Paradise Tattoo Studio in Cheltenham, at both their free consultation appointment and via email. You can also view our pre-appointment advice guide here.

What is the aftercare for my new cosmetic tattoo treatment?

Full aftercare advice will be carefully explained to you by your artist along with an aftercare pack containing everything you need after your permanent makeup procedure is complete at Paradise Tattoo Studio. We have also included some extra advice in our post-appointment advice guide here.

We look forward to welcoming you to Paradise and creating the natural-looking and long-lasting permanent makeup results of your dreams!

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