In recent years, permanent makeup has become one of the hottest segments in both the traditional beauty supply and body modification industries. That means there’s no better time to add it to your service offerings, and PainfulPleasures has all the permanent makeup supplies you need to get started.
Permanent makeup basics
Permanent makeup refers to various types of cosmetic tattooing that deposit specialized permanent makeup pigments into the epidermis, the uppermost layer of skin. Permanent makeup pigments are made of smaller, lighter particles than normal tattoo inks, and they are less concentrated in the carrier solution, giving them a softer, more natural appearance. For that reason, and because the pigments are deposited into only the uppermost layer of skin, permanent makeup will gradually fade and need to be touched up. Depending on the specific permanent makeup procedure, as well as the customer’s care routine and lifestyle, most of today’s permanent makeup will last 1–3 years before needing to be redone.
Permanent makeup is typically applied using a permanent makeup machine, which is basically a pen-style rotary tattoo machine. Just like normal tattoo needles, permanent makeup needles come in a variety of styles and groupings to help artists achieve the perfect look and texture for their clients.
Permanent makeup procedures
Permanent makeup can be used to modify nearly any feature, but today’s most popular procedures aim to enhance the eyes.
Permanent makeup eyebrows generally rely on either the ombre technique, which uses a permanent makeup machine, or the microblading technique, in which ink is applied using a specialized hand tool called a stylus. Both techniques can create fuller, bolder eyebrows, but microblading allows for extremely fine, precise strokes that closely mimic the appearance of real hair, making it one of the most popular permanent makeup procedures out there. Permanent makeup eyeliner is achieved by applying pigment with a permanent tattoo machine between and/or above the eyelashes to darken and enhance the lash line for a clean and bold look.
Additional procedures such as scalp micro pigmentation involves the use of scalp micro pigmentation supplies to apply ink to the scalp to mimic the appearance of hair follicles.
Permanent makeup supplies
PainfulPleasures carries industry-leading permanent makeup machines, permanent makeup pigments, and permanent makeup needles. We also offer permanent makeup accessories including permanent makeup aftercare supplies, topical anesthetics, permanent makeup practice skins, permanent makeup machine power supplies, and educational resources, like The Permanent Makeup Manualand The Art of Microbladingto help those who are just getting started.
Whether you’re an experienced permanent makeup technician or just learning the ropes, PainfulPleasures has the permanent makeup supplies you need at the best prices you can find online.