OK so lets talk Tattoo’s….
I decided to get a cover up of an old tattoo I had a long time ago on my foot and it prompted me to look into the differences between your regular tattoo’s and a Semi Permanent Makeup tattoo. There are some people out there who believe this is done in the same way with the same equipment and a lot of clients worry their eyebrows will go green blue. I can confirm that that is not the case but the methods are similar.
The stars on the side of my foot. A Chinese symbol on my hip on holiday in Malta when I was 16! My “Live, Laugh, Love” quote on my ribs was an Ibizan induced haze with my close friend Rach, and a set of crossed arrows with my Husbands initials on my forearm. Do you know what? Every single one takes me back to exactly where I was and who I was with at that moment in time and its very Nostalgic. Its a reminder to me that at one point in my life that was exactly what I wanted and thats true with a lot of things in life.
So the reason for the cover up on my foot was really an excuse to get another tattoo! LOL Its strangely addictive! Being the wild child that I am, I have documented my before and after pics below for you to have a good look at. Heres what I have found out regarding differences between my tattoo and Semi permanent make up and what us SMPU technicians do on your face.
Semi Permanent Cosmetics are a process of placing permanent pigment into the Upper Dermal layers of the skin which fade over time as the skin regenerates, however some of the pigment may reside in the skin indefinitely. Other names include Derma pigmentation, Micro pigmentation, Microblading, etc. It all comes down to the same process which is in fact, Cosmetic Tattooing. It is just that the method, technique and tools used are all gentler and in the upper skin layers.
General Tattoos are placed much deeper into the skin layers and the pigments used will remain indefinitely. Boy did I find that out! Anyone who has had a foot tattoo and a rather large one at that, will relate to what I have just been thorough. No numbing creams were used and needles were placed ALOT deeper than I do on your brows, lips and eyes. If one more person asks me do eyebrows hurt, I might cry. LOL Joking! So afterwards, I was limping and out of action for 3 days and being waiting on by my husband hand and foot (sorry I couldn't help it!). Which you can gather, he wasn't very happy about having to do things for me.
I consider myself to have quite a high pain threshold butthe comparison to a foot tattoo with no numbing cream for 2.5 hours and having my eyebrows tattooed…there is no contest! I can safely say that I could sit there for 10 hours having eyebrows tattooed all over my body! I genuinely have people fall asleep while I am designing their brows and most people say on a scale of 0-10, the scratchiness is a 0.5-1 on that scale.
So the moral of the story is, If you have given birth, had a foot tattoo, surgery etc etc I would say you are a Queen and will nail this. If you have not and consider yourself a wimp, I can assure you… IT DOES NOT HURT LOL!!!!
I will make you as comfortable as possible and relax you. I use stretch techniques to lessen the scratch sensation and you can also be numbed. This is your choice.
Check out my latest video on My Facebook page (Feathered Ink Permanent Cosmetics by Jade Jefford) of my lovely Client Natalie getting her brows done. You can see her saying it does not hurt with no face flinches at all.