Permanent Cosmetic Tattoos - How to Find the Right Tattoo Artist

Permanent cosmetic tattoos use the tattooing process to correct facial features and create the effect of everlasting makeup. Popular cosmetic tattoos include eyeliner, lip coloring, and eyebrows. If you are looking into having cosmetic tattoos done, it is important to make sure you choose the right artist to perform this permanent and very visible procedure.

Ask around

If you know anyone with permanent cosmetic tattoos and you like what you see, now is the time to ask where they had it done. Ask your friends if they have heard anything, good or bad, about local artists. You will do your own research later, but word of mouth can give you clues in the right direction.

Go online

The Internet is one of the best sources of information and reviews for artists that offer permanent cosmetic tattoos. Research those that you may have heard about through friends, or whose advertising you may have seen. There is a Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, and any artist who is a member will most likely advertise that fact on their website. Check out the before and after pictures and see if the results resemble what you want.

Visit and ask questions

When you find an artist that you think might be the right one, call and make an appointment for a consultation. This allows you to meet the artist, to explain exactly what you want, and to ask questions about the procedure. The artist will look at the area to be tattooed and give feedback about how the color and shape of the tattoo will look with your features.

This visit should give you a clear idea of what to expect for the procedure. The staff should be friendly, the office should seem sparkling clean, and there should be clear communication between yourself and the artist about what you want. If anything about the experience is uncomfortable, leave and go somewhere else. The right artist should leave you happy and excited about getting your permanent cosmetic tattoo.

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