Permanent Makeup Artist

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What is an artist? There are a number of definitions. Many of them vary from person to person. But overall it is fairly safe to say an artist is someone who has pursued a certain skill through study and practice in order to become a master at it. A good artist is a learned and passionate person who continually strives for excellence, and works hard at making their chosen craft “a fine art.”

A professional Permanent Makeup Artist is truly an artist in the practice of permanent makeup.

The goal of a top-notch permanent makeup artist to enhance a client’s natural beauty and appearance. It is often described as “undetectable makeup.”

There are many known benefits of relying on the talents of a permanent makeup artist. However, the most recognized ones are freedom, and the saving of time and stress.

Permanent makeup allows you to literally “Wake Up with Makeup” in the morning and go about your day with it. Think about the many freedoms which come with this, such as the time and effort you save being able to quickly and easily leave the house in the morning for work or a walk, go our dancing at night, or simply being free to splash cool water on your face to feel refreshed.

Perhaps the greatest freedom of permanent makeup comes from within. Great work by a permanent makeup artist usually allows you to feel free in trusting more in your natural beauty, and simply being more comfortable and confident with the face you show to others and see in the mirror every day.

What exactly is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup is sometimes referred to in more formal or scientific terms as micropigmentation. Whichever name is used, when done properly the proven practice of permanent makeup is nothing more than a subtle yet sophisticated form of facial tattooing designed to enhance one’s natural beauty and appearance.

The primary areas in which most permanent makeup artists specialize are the eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips. What a professional permanent makeup artist will actually do is inject color under the skin for long-term cosmetic eyebrow shaping, long-term cosmetic eyeliner, and long-term cosmetic lip color. In some cases, permanent makeup artists will work with clients using more advanced techniques. Purposes for this type of expertise would include permanent blush and scar camouflage.

A permanent makeup artist will use different products, tools and techniques than those of a traditional body tattooist. But basically they are similar. The big difference is a permanent makeup artist doesn’t work anywhere near as deep under your skin as a traditional body tattoo artist.

What permanent makeup is not is “one-stop shopping.” Work with every professional permanent makeup artist will require at least 2 visits. It is important to realize and remember that unlike topical makeup which is applied on your skin, the pigment is located under your skin. So, every individual is different.

A seasoned permanent makeup artist knows your skin (hair color and other features) will dictate the ideal color for you. Hence, a second visit enables a true artist to adjust and perfect the color and any other necessary touches.

Permanent Makeup Artist: Training and Skills

The growing popularity of permanent makeup today has included both greater interest in the field from clients as well as permanent makeup artists. Today, those who now do work as permanent makeup artists can range from also being estheticians, tattoo artists, and even physicians.

What is good about this expansion for clients is many permanent makeup artists come into the field with training in another licensed practice such as cosmetology, electrology, other forms of specialized beauty, or even various medical areas such as nursing. What’s not so good is permanent makeup training has not been elevated to match the growing demand. And a permanent makeup artist touting their certification knows it is good for marketing more than serious clout or credibility.

Some of the skills required for success by a professional permanent makeup artist are rather obvious. They include:

· Excellent motor skills, eye to hand coordination, a “steady hand.”

· Good eyesight. In this case, it means excellent vision as well as a keen eye for precision and creativity.

· Knowledge and understanding of facial symmetry and morphology.

· Solid communication skills. This means understanding the balance of listening to clients as well as talking to them.

In choosing a permanent makeup artist, be sure to closely examine the person’s work experience and history. Seek out information on the internet.

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