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Is It Safe to Do Permanent Makeup?

Embarking on your permanent makeup adventure

Have you ever dreamed about waking up in the morning — an already-busy day ahead — without the need to add an extra “do” to your to-do list? Whether it’s an extra five minutes of cuddle time before school drop-off, or regaining control of your morning routine… welcome to the reality of permanent makeup!

A practical solution designed to make your mornings less hectic, it’s as much about saving precious time as it is about consistency. 

But beyond convenience, permanent makeup serves a deeper purpose. From empowering people who are struggling with hair loss to aiding shaky hands that struggle with makeup application, it’s about enhancing what’s already there — and helping you like what you see in the mirror.

Now, to answer the question “Is it safe to do permanent makeup?”…

Yes, It Is Safe to Do Permanent Makeup!

Relax, breathe out, and let’s address your question head-on: yes, it’s totally safe to do permanent makeup.

Think of permanent makeup as the close cousin of tattooing. However, instead of getting an artistic design on your skin, the process involves strategically tattooing pigment to your face to enhance your natural beauty. 

Whether it’s to define your eyebrows, plump your lips, or accentuate your eyes, the concept is the same – to provide long-lasting results that mimic the effects of daily makeup application.

However, the key to a safe and successful permanent makeup experience lies heavily in two crucial elements: 

  • The artists’ expertise
  • The cleanliness of the environment

Choosing The Right Permanent Makeup Artist

Firstly, the expertise of the permanent makeup artist plays a significant role in ensuring a safe procedure. These professionals undergo intensive training to understand the intricacies of facial features and to learn the best techniques for applying pigment to delicate facial skin. 

Secondly, cleanliness and hygiene cannot be overstated when it comes to any procedure that breaks the skin. A certified artist will work in a space that adheres to strict sanitation and hygiene guidelines to minimize the risk of infection. 

This rigorous adherence to sanitation and hygiene doesn’t just ensure a safe environment, but also shows their professionalism and respect for their clients. Just remember that a procedure involving skin penetration always carries a risk of infection, but these risks are significantly reduced when performed by a diligent, hygiene-conscious professional.

What to Expect After Getting Permanent Makeup

Although it is safe to do permanent makeup, it’s natural to come across a few temporary changes as your body adjusts and heals after the procedure.

Right off the bat, you might notice a bit of redness and minor swelling in the treated area. This is perfectly normal! Remember, your body is pretty great at healing itself, and these effects are just a sign of your skin doing its job. In addition to this, your skin might also feel a bit sensitive or tender during the first few days post-procedure. These feelings are temporary and usually subside as your skin heals.

Lastly, the color of your new makeup might also appear darker initially. Don’t be alarmed, however, because the pigment just takes some time to settle into the final shade. 

Does Permanent  Makeup Have Side Effects?

Like any procedure, permanent makeup comes with the possibility of side effects. 

Although these are relatively rare and mild, they may include:

  • Infections: Though unusual, infections can occur if aftercare instructions are not strictly followed. Avoid touching the treated area with dirty hands and stay away from swimming pools until fully healed.
  • Allergic Reactions: The pigments used in permanent makeup are typically hypoallergenic, making allergic reactions very rare. If you have a history of allergies, particularly to makeup or skincare products, it’s worth discussing this with your artist.
  • Granulomas or Keloids: These are types of raised scars that can sometimes form in reaction to tattoos or injuries and are more common in individuals with a history of such reactions. 

Does Permanent Makeup Change Color?

In the past, some tattoo inks – especially homemade ones – contained ingredients that could change color. Unlike back then, today’s professional permanent makeup artists use top-quality pigments specifically designed to be colorfast and resistant to changes over time.

And while some minor color changes can occur as the pigment fades over the years, with the proper aftercare routine you should be able to reduce fading.

Closeup of permanent eyeliner before and after

What Is the Most Popular Permanent Makeup

Among a plethora of options, the most sought-after procedures include eyebrows, eyeliner, lips, and restorative tattoos.


Shaded and hair stroke eyebrows can give you enviable, well-defined brows, filling them in with a wide range of colors. 


Ready for captivating eyes, all day, every day? Permanent eyeliner might be the choice for you. 


For those desiring fuller, more colorful lips, lip blushing is the answer. 

Restorative Tattoos

Medical tattoos can help restore the natural appearance of certain body parts post surgeries like mastectomies or camouflage scars.

Embracing Your Everlasting Beauty with Permanent Makeup

The rise of permanent makeup has been quite a game-changer in the beauty industry. The idea of waking up with already done-up eyebrows, a touch of eyeliner, and lips that are forever tinted has caught the fancy of many, making cosmetic tattooing an everyday term.

But it’s not just about looking great every moment — it’s about the gift of convenience, confidence, and self-expression even when you’re at your most natural.

Ready to embark on your beauty journey? Contact us today to book a consultation, and let the journey to effortless beauty begin!