Cosmetic tattoos, or semi-permanent makeup, are a growing trend taking over the beauty world right now. You may be interested to know that this includes eyebrow, eyeliner and lip tattoos, which increases self-confidence in women (and men!).
These beautiful semi-permanent tattoos are for everyone; young, old, and in between. What’s at least one thing everyone has in common? They’re all spending less time on their make-up!
What’s more, cosmetic tattooing is great if you don’t have steady hands or have allergies to makeup.
We answer the following questions in this article;
What are cosmetic tattoos?
Do you use different inks to regular tattoos?
Is the method different to regular tattoos?
Is it painful?
Is it permanent?
So, what are Cosmetic Tattoos?
Getting a cosmetic tattoo is now a widely popular form of tattooing whereby the artist creates soft designs that resemble makeup. Our artists use colour pigments applied into the dermis layer of the skin, which leaves a lasting and beautiful impression.
How does the ink in Cosmetic Tattooing differ from regular tattoos?
While cosmetic and regular tattoos have similarities, there are also some very distinct differences. One of which is the ink used; the pigments in cosmetic tattoos are made up of smaller particles and suspended in a diluter, which allows for a more natural, softer colour in the skin.
Is the method used for Cosmetic Tattoos the same as regular tattooing?
There is also a significant difference in the methods used in these two types of tattoos. Regular tattoo machines have needles that pierce the skin while creating a vacuum that pulls the pigment into it. However, cosmetic tattoos machines work on a rotary mechanism that turn and slice to apply the pigment. Cosmetic Tattoos do not go as deep as regular tattoos and are designed to blend into the skin seamlessly.
Is there pain involved?
Like any form of tattoo there is always going to be some degree of pain involved, however during eye area procedures a high-quality anaesthetic is applied, and a dental block is administered during lip procedures to try and significantly reduce the amount of discomfort you will feel.
How permanent is Cosmetic Tattooing?
Something you might not know, is that this style of tattooing is only semi-permanent. That means it will generally fade overtime. These tattoos require maintenance and touch ups in the future.
At Celebrity Ink every cosmetic tattoo is performed with a high level of skill and knowledge, and the results speak for themselves. All of our technicians have years of experience to ensure you receive first-class results. At Celebrity Ink you will walk away feeling like a Star every time.
Different Styles of Cosmetic Tattoos
Eyebrows have always been an integral segment of the beauty industry. But drawing a perfect arch every time can be frustrating!
Our clients have increasingly begun to tattoo their brows as an effortless solution to beauty maintenance. Micro-blading is what’s called our semi-permanent eyebrow technique where natural pigments are used to create naturally fuller brows.
Lip Blushing is a very natural looking semi-permanent tattoo makeup which uses natural pigments as a cosmetic tattoo designed to boost the colour and shape of your lips to give you a fuller look.
Natural shades, often two to three times darker, is used to your requested colour and applied with a cosmetic tattoo machine. It delivers an enhanced version of your lips in shape, colour and size.
By deepening the colour of your lips, you can create a fuller healthier look. Using unique shading and a pixelating technique, you can customise the colour to match your lip colour.
Typically, there are two different types of eyeliner tattoos. One is where the tattoo pigment is placed within your eyelash layers to create a slight enhancement of your eyes. This looks quite natural and creates a subtle effect.
The other style is more defined, with the eyeliner applied above your lash line, giving you a sweeping ‘cat eye’ look. You should only opt for this style if it’s something you already apply every day and enjoy, as it’s quite a statement style to wear all year without the option of removal.
With so many people suffering from hair loss (both male and female), Scalp Micropigmentation can be a real confidence booster!
Scalp Micropigmentation (otherwise known as SMP) can give the appearance of a head full of hair or it can work towards concealing scars with a special tattooing technique.
Semi-permanent freckles are created by our artists by using either a rotary motor or a single needle (almost like bamboo tattoos!).
Wake up every day with youthful, wistful cheeks!
This style of cosmetic tattooing is a brilliant way for people to hide unwanted scars. We call it ‘Scar Camouflage’ and its a unique treatment that blends an existing scar with the skin around it. Effectively, it looks like there’s no scar at all!
From breast augmentations to scars left from injuries or cosmetic procedures such as facelifts, scar camouflage is a wonderfully modern use of cosmetic tattooing.
Known to last for several years, it will only require maintenance visits every so often. Makeup that you can wear all day and night for years to come has to be empowering! If you’re ready to start dreaming up your next tattoo, head over to our Pinterest for inspiration.
“Definitely 5/5 stars! Boo was absolutely incredible! I got EXACTLY what I asked for, if not better! The detail is amazing, he is such an amazing tattooist, so glad to have found him. I was initially nervous as I’d never been here but all the staff are amazing too & even played some tunes just for me 😊👌🏼”
Sam Stanislavskis, Tattoo Client - Highpoint
“Such a great experience from the minute you walk in the door ,amazing friendly eager to help with design and make changes as wanted. Extremely happy with finished result. I’m not easy to tattoo as I can’t sit still and nerves were jumping however artist completed an awesome tattoo. Thank You so very much. I couldn’t not be happier. 🐘💜🌺”
Colleen Wing, Tattoo Client - Kata
“My husband and I visited yesterday to get our wedding date tattooed on our fingers. The guys were super professional and helpful, and we got exactly what we wanted – very happy with the result. Was hubby’s first tattoo, he doesn’t like needles and even he was impressed with the experience.
The studio is very clean and hygienic. 10/10 recommend and will be back next time we’re in Thailand 🙌🏻”
Lauren Pendlington, Tattoo Client - Otop
“My First tattoo experience was with Celebrity Ink. It’s a great family friendly shop always making sure we were ok offering drinks. Vee my Artist had a good understanding of what i wanted and was on point with everything he did. Nice clean and fast work. I’ll be back for sure”
Steven Zammit, Tattoo Client - Otop
“Massive thanks to Luke at celebrity Ink southport.
Im blown away with how much effort and detail was put in to make my half sleeve exactly what I wanted. Everybody was friendly and very welcoming. Will be back again without question.
Mitch Keys, Tattoo Client - Southport
“My daughter and myself booked in to have 2 small tattoos done, her first so it was important that her experience was memorable. Dane made me feel right at home when I booked and both himself and Alex kept us laughing when we rocked up. The whole design process was seamless from start to finish and I am very grateful that the communication was so effortless – it made the experience really enjoyable for both of us! Our artist was David and I really loved both tattoos that he designed and inked, suskma David. I can’t fault Celebrity Ink, they honestly were superb. I have already referred my friends and we will be back ourselves on our next holiday. Keep on rocking’ boys”
Lisa Thackray, Tattoo Client - Bali
“If I could give this review 10 stars, I would. Dane is truly running an amazing ink shop. I was only in the chair for a little over an hour, but was treated as if I was getting a 30 hour piece. Clean shop, great artists, and a very personable experience. What more could you ask for? If you plan on getting tatted in Bali, do yourself a favor. Look no further and come here.”
Douglas Juhasz, Tattoo Client - Bali
“I popped in to your Southport store on a whim after talking to Mitch and Brad, I was very confident that Jamie was the artist for me… he’s quick efficient and amazing at his profession, I would not hesitate to see him again and will be booking my next sitting with him in the coming weeks absolutely stunned with the work he produced for me today! And a massive thank you to the team for all the help and ease in booking and getting to today’s sit! I can’t wait for the next!”
Dylan Bedford, Tattoo Client - Southport
“Jimmy was honest with his advice and what he knew was best for my design, skin type, time frame, quote etc. It’s realised it’s not as easy as just drawing a picture!
Jimmy cared about every aspect of my tattoo and his talent/passion for his work has given me the ultimate tattooing experience! I’m so happy with how everything turned out.
Cheers Jimmy. I’ll be back soon for round 2.”
Tanya Moore, Tattoo Client - Coomera
“Got a tattoo yesterday, she was so lovely, the people made me feel very comfortable and the tattoo itself is amazing, real eye for details.