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How To Get Permanent Makeup

If you've ever considered this procedure, here are a few tips to think about before having it done.


  • Step 1: Schedule an appointment with your chosen technician and get plenty of rest the day before.
  • Step 2: Use cool compresses and antihistamines for any swollen or uncomfortable areas after your procedure.
  • Step 3: Follow all aftercare procedures suggested by the technician and plan to stay home for a couple of days to recuperate.
  • FACT: Did you know? A 5,300-year old Tyrolean iceman mummy was found to have tattoos made using fireplace soot.
  • Step 4: Schedule a consultation with the technician. Ask to see a portfolio of work they have done and ask for references.
  • TIP: Not all states require that permanent makeup technicians be licensed. Ask the technician about their training and qualifications prior to having any procedures done.
  • Step 5: Determine the services you want to have done and make a list. This can include eyebrows, eyeliner, lip color, and scar camouflaging.
  • Step 6: Choose a palette of colors that you think are appropriate for each procedure and that will enhance your skin tone. Consult a color wheel if you're unsure.
  • Step 7: Set a reasonable budget for your makeup. Research average costs of each procedure.
  • : As with all tattoos, there are health risks associated with permanent makeup. Be sure to thoroughly research all risks before proceeding.

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