For Women Of Colour!
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Indeed tattoo artists must have intricate knowledge of what happens when the skin is manipulated with a powerful machine and tattoo ink. A good artist knows the correct technique to use on certain areas of the body, how to create certain effects, what voltage to set their machine at, what needle to use, how the tattoo will heal, and how the client should take care of their new “ink” Furthermore, a reputable artist will ensure the client is a good candidate for a tattoo at all, considering risks of infection, possibly scarring, client expectations, etc.
The face is very different for tattooing. In general, there are more nerve endings, blood vessels, sebaceous glands and, most of all, exposure. By exposure I mean sun, elements, pollution, free radicals, bacteria, and irritants in the way of topically applied products, particularly your skin care.
However, there are situations when having melanin-rich skin can carry complications. As a professional, highly trained, and experienced permanent makeup artist in Toronto, where many melanin -rich, dark skinned people reside, I consider it my responsibility to be forthright about these limitations.
It should come as no surprise that the darker the skin, the less likely a tattooed colour will show up—any colour, including black. For permanent makeup this is particularly so in the case of eyeliner. If the colour used is only slightly darker than the natural skin colour, it will not be very noticeable, so not a good permanent makeup investment.
Healed results are less noticeable on dark skin.
Lip tattoo gone wrong on dark skin.
Performing permanent eyeliner and/or lip tattoos on very dark skin is inadvisable. Depending on where you are on the Fitzpatrick scale (light to dark), the credible permanent makeup artist must work with clients to decide what is achievable and what healed results will look like.
Clients who leave my cosmetic tattoo clinic leave with the treatment and result they want. I will not gamble with their money or their skin.
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