Information for the Public

If you’re looking for information on Permanent Cosmetics, you’ve come to the right place!  We have a wealth of information and articles available in our Public Information area. A Permanent Cosmetic procedure is also known as a Cosmetic Tattoo, Permanent Makeup, or Micropigmentation.

Frequently Asked Questions
Start here for answers on the most common questions posed by people considering Permanent Cosmetics, such as “Will it hurt?”, “How much does it cost?”, “Is it safe?”, and “How long does it take?”  Have a question you don’t see listed?  We’ve got an answer for that, too!
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Selecting a Permanent Cosmetics Technician
What could be better than to wake up looking as good in the morning as you did in the evening?  And once you have made the decision to have Permanent Cosmetics applied, you have the important task of finding a qualified technician to do the work for you.
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Information on Specific Procedures
  • Lip Liner: Are you tired of refreshing your lip liner and/or lipstick several times during the day? Do the current all day lipstick brands make your lips dry or chapped? Is your inventory of $20 lipsticks getting financially out of hand and a burden to keep fresh and environmentally clean? Do you wish you had some of the natural coloring you had when you were younger? If so, Permanent Cosmetic Lip Liner is for you!
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  • Eyebrows: Are you eyebrow challenged? Are your eyebrows sparse due to over tweezing or a medical condition? Do you have little or no eyebrow hair? Do you find it difficult to put them on without your glasses, but your glasses are in the way? Does the drawn on design come out crooked or uneven? Do your penciled brows wear off during the day? For these reasons and many, many more, Women all over are finding permanent cosmetic eyebrows are perfect for them.
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  • Eyeliner: Is eyeliner important to your appearance and feeling of self confidence? Does your eyeliner smudge? Does it wear off during the day? Do you have trouble getting it straight or even? Are you allergic to cosmetic products or your allergies causing you to re-apply several times a day? Maybe your job requires that you go make-up free. If so, permanent eyeliner procedures are perfect for you
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  • Other Procedures: A variety of other advanced procedures may be available from your permanent cosmetic technician.  These procedures include blush, camouflaging, recoloration, and others. 
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Permanent Cosmetics, Tattooing, and the Truth
Thanks to the art of tattooing, many woman in all stages of life and even some men are having their eyebrows, eyeliner and lips colored permanently, and loving it!
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No Runs, No Smears, No Fuss
Women from all walks of life are choosing to share something in common with all those glamorous Hollywood celebrities like Raquel Welch, Dolly Parton and Wynonna Judd. What they share with these, and many other celebrities is Permanent Cosmetics. Whether you call it Cosmetic Tattooing, Dermapigmentaton, Microimplantation, Micropigmentation, Permanent Makeup, or Permanent Cosmetics, it is a way to get up feeling good about how you look and to make your life easier.
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Looking Your Best with Permanent Makeup
Permanent Makeup is the perfect solution for those with eyesight impairment or unsteady hands due to medical conditions such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, paralysis, or a host of other problems causing physical restriction.The uses for permanent makeup expand beyond eyebrows, eyeliner and lips. For those who are convinced that permanent makeup serves only the daily face makeup user, this column will bring new light. There are many medically related reasons for having permanent makeup applied.
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Permanent Cosmetics Techncians: Diverse, Professional, and Life-Changing
Joyce Singer, Guest Columnist, attends the SPCP Convention and provides her take on this fascinating and life-changing profession.
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A Place for Permanent Cosmetics
By Emily Marshall.  From the Northwest Dermacolor Center, a short introduction to Permanent Cosmetics, including selecting a technician. September 1998.  Updated by Susan Preston 11/2000
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Semi-Permanent Makeup?
During the past year there have been press releases and other media publications on the subject of “Semi-Permanent Makeup” as it might relate to cosmetic tattooing. The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP) has monitored these public media releases and patiently waited for these non-truths to become evident to the public and for those who would use the term to “adjust” their positioning according to facts, not fiction. For those who might still be in a state of confusion, the SPCP is pleased to provide further clarification.
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