Permanent Makeup: What is it? Permanent Cosmetics, also known as Permanent Makeup or Cosmetic Tattooing. It is all the same as tattooing, and regulated and licensed as such in the State of Tennessee.. It involves implanting specially formulated pigments into the upper dermal layer of skin in the area, i.e. eyebrows, eyeliner or lips.
Permanent Makeup: Is it permanent? Yes and No. The colors may soften or fade in 1-3 years depending on skin type, skin care and environmental exposure, but it is considered to be permanent. However, periodic color re-saturations are required to maintain the desired aesthetic appearance.
Permanent Makeup: Does it hurt? The end result of improvement in appearance and convenience is considered to be a great investment. It is an end to smudging and smearing topical makeup, and it helps define and accentuate the facial features in the area of application -
eyes, brows and lips. Any discomfort involved with the procedure as the color is implanted in the area is minimized with the use of specially formulated topical products.
Permanent Makeup: What does it cost? Permanent makeup is an investment you get to enjoy every day. It truly is "All Day Glamour!". Facial features are defined with no chance of smearing or smudging. Procedure Costs:
*Eyebrows: shaded - $350 / combination shaded with hairstrokes - $450
*Eyeliner: upper & lower - $450 / Upper only - $400
*Full Lip color: - $495
*1-3 year Refresh visit: $150 each area, unless the design or color is almost completely gone, in which the original procedure cost applies. This decision is at my discretion and will be discussed and agreed upon before any procedure.
All procedures include the initial procedure as well as a perfecting follow-up visit. Note: Prices are subject to change without further notification.
Permanent Makeup: More questions? You can call me to schedule a free consultation. You may also visit the website of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (www.SPCP.org) for Frequently Asked Questions. I am a member of this professional organization, as well as a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional (CPCP) through the SPCP. As such, I meet and maintain Continuing Education requirements which include regular Bloodborne Pathogen training.
Tennessee Regulations and Licensing Requirements All professionals performing Permanent Cosmetic procedures, which also includes Microblading or Microstroke Eyebrows, require a Tennessee Tattoo license. A Tattoo license in Tennessee is only available to those who have completed a One Year Apprenticeship under a Tattoo Artist/Permanent Cosmetic professional with a minimum of Five Years of Experience in the profession. It is the Client's responsibility to ascertain that the person performing the procedure is also licensed by the State. As a consideration, please be aware that it is less expensive to receive Permanent Cosmetic Services from a properly trained and licensed professional. Those who price shop for Permanent Cosmetics procedures on the face often have remorse forever when the results are undesirable - or even worse, require laser removal and correction. Unfortunately, not all procedures can be corrected. Choose your Permanent Cosmetic Professional carefully. I require a client consultation before proceeding with any procedure. This ensures that you get your questions answered and that I am able to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the Permanent Cosmetic procedure you desire. I completed my Apprenticeship years ago, and am a licensed Tattoo Artist in Tennessee. I still continue to attend Training and Continuing Education events every year.
Are Eyebrows done by Microblading / Microstroking a tattoo? Yes, brows done using a Microblade or referred to as Microstroking, or implanatation done with any type of tool are still a tattoo. The State of Tennessee has determined that implantation of any pigment by any method is still a tattoo. As such, the person performing the procedure must comply with Tennessee law and be licensed in the State after a One Year Apprenticeship. Anyone performing these procedures without meeting these State requirements is working illegally. Clients seeking services from those not properly licensed may be left with no financial or legal recourse from any procedure "gone wrong". Price shoppers and buyer please be advised.