Makeup You Never Have to Take Off: A Dream or a Nightmare?

How would you like to wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and appear as if you have already had a full team of makeup artists working their magic on your beautiful face?  You’re glowing and you look ready to walk down the red carpet.  What about not needing to re-apply your eyeliner or mascara that may fade while you’re out on a date.  Sounds like every girl’s dream, right?  For some, this dream could be a reality very shortly.

The practice of getting permanent makeup put on, or cosmetic tattooing is becoming increasingly popular for some in the health and beauty industry.  If you have never heard of cosmetic tattooing, also known as micropigmentation, it is exactly what it sounds like, getting a tattoo on your face to resemble your makeup.  Eyeliner, lip liner, eye brow pencil, eyelash enhancement, and even sometimes full lip color are all procedures that trained cosmetic tattoo technicians have been known to provide.  And yes, I said trained cosmetic tattoo techicians which should be following specific guidelines set forth by The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and the FDA.  Don’t get too excited now and run right down to your local tattoo shop before you get all the details, we’re dealing with precious cargo here, your face!

So I’m sure by now I have some of you cringing, and the others are becoming a little bit curious.  You’re probably wondering if there’s any pain involved.  Well, I’ll be blunt here, it’s a tattoo, and it’s your face which happens to be home to one of the most sensitive areas on your body.  Yes, there will be some pain.

Personally I would never be able to have this procedure done.  I am way too much of a baby when it comes to pain to ever get a tattoo, let alone so close to my eyeballs.  Anyway, I have way too much fun applying makeup and testing out new trends and different styles.  For some people, like my grandmother who always had a perfect cat eye up until her last days, cosmetic tattooing might be the right choice, but for now at least I’ll stick with my bottle of makeup remover and I’ll take the risk of a smudge every once in a while.  Talk about living on the wild side.

Source: Sweet Talk on the Spot

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