Permanent make-up, will it save you time and is it worth it?
The time we spend applying make-up every day could probably be used to do something much more worth while, so what if I were to tell you there is a way that you could wake-up every day and only have to apply the minimal make-up?
You make think to yourself that I am crazy and that what I am talking about is some complete fantasy but, believe you me, it really isn't.
Permanent make-up, yes permanent. The technique which employs tattoos as a way to create designs that resemble make-up. This can be for your eye-brows, eye-liner and can also be used to enhance colour on your face, eyelids and your lips. This technique is known by a few different names; permanent cosmetics, micropigmentation, dermapigmentation and cosmetic tattooing. They are tattoos and like any tattoos the removal process is a long and painful process so always think hard before going through with it.
On the up side from that though there is the massive time saver that you will gain every day by already having, for example, your eyebrows and eyeliner pre-done. It may only seem like you save 5 to 10 minutes a day but that may give you that extra time to relax and have a coffee before rushing off to work.
This concept of permanent make-up is not a new idea, it dates back years, all the way back to the start of the 20th century in fact, but early on it wasn't sold as permanent make-up but a "complexion treatment".
The immediate effects are quite stunningly obvious, as you can imagine, the finished product looks a lot darker than it would eventually look. This is because the colour remains the the outermost layers of the epidermal skin to start off with but after a few days this till soften down and start to look more natural when the skin starts to heal. Like any tattoo though as the years go by it will fade slowly and you may need it re-done to maintain the look you are trying to achieve. Life style choices will effect the look as well as time. Spending hours in the sun will change the look of the tattoo as well as your skin changing with time.
In the long run it would save you a lot of time if you like to have the same eyeliner, eyebrows or any other selection of make-up on a daily basis but you must remember this is a tattoo, it is permanent and it will hurt. If you are considering going through with it you need to weigh up all the pros and the cons to having it done. Some people may just jump in there and think heck yeah this will be the best option and then later regret it. Generally though I would say if you are serious, go for it. It's your body, your life and your choice.
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