A recent article posted by a popular teen magazine listed the hottest up-and-coming tattoo trends to watch in 2017. As a laser tattoo removal business, we watch tattoo trends with interest. Trends fade after a while – be it media, music or fashion – and tattoos are no different. We remove a lot of tattoos that were once considered trendy. One of the tattoo trends on that up and coming list caught our eye: cosmetic make-up.
We wrote about the removal of permanent make-up back in September. Because cosmetic tattooing is a rising trend, we decided to take a closer look at the trend of cosmetic tattooing and what concerns and risks are associated with cosmetic or permanent make-up tattoos.
One of the fastest growing trends is getting freckles tattooed on the face, usually on the cheeks or the bridge of the nose. Freckle tattoos are semi-permanent tattoos that eventually fade to match the person’s skin tone over time. By about three years, the freckles will be blended into your skin. Want to keep your freckled sun-kissed look? Simply go in and get your color boosted whenever you need to.
Tattooed eyebrows have been around since permanent make-up hit the scene in the 1970s. A far cry from the penciled on eyebrow look is a very recent technique known as microblading, which is a similar process to the semi-permanent freckles. Microblading is big business and it is one that is growing in popularity. Brows look more natural with this method because the ink is inserted in feather-like little cuts to give the appearance of hair.
Even though both freckling and eyebrows are semi-permanent, they are still considered tattoos. There are a few differences to note: microblading uses a hand tool instead of a machine, the ink composition is slightly different, and the ink colors are often different. When done incorrectly, microblading can actually go deeper than a tattoo because there is no machine to regulate the needle depth.
There are many risks with this tattoo procedure. If permanent or semi-permanent makeup is something you are interested in, please do your research. Tattooing is an art and those that are performing these procedures should be highly trained, certified, and able to show finished products of their work.
It should also be noted that while both freckles and eyebrows with this method fade over time, they do not completely disappear. If you are not happy with the cosmetic tattoos or want to change your look in a few years, you may need to consider laser tattoo removal for permanent removal.
At this time Remove A Tattoo does not treat permanent cosmetic tattoos, but we may be adding this treatment option in the near future. Remove a Tattoo is located conveniently in Glendale, serves the Greater Milwaukee Area and is a physician performed tattoo removal treatment center. If you are interested in having a regular tattoo removed with laser, give us a call today at 414-617-2849.