Technician Articles

While many of our articles are geared toward the general public, the articles listed below are specifically intended for technicians.

  • The Color Brown – Featured Newsletter Article by Elizabeth Finch Howell, CPCP
    This article will help you to better understand and how to stay out of trouble with brown pigments.  The majority of clients want shades of brown eyebrows whether it is a blonde (the lightest of the brown tones,) a light brown (darker than blonde,) a medium brown, or a dark brown, (some bordering on the appearance of black.)

  • Combining Cosmetic Tattooing with Other Surgical Procedures – Featured Newsletter Article by Whitney D. Tope, MPhil, MD
    Frequently asked questions by cosmetic tattoo artists concern the advisability of performing cosmetic tattooing in association with other common surgical procedures. Does one negatively affect the results of the other? Can multiple procedures be performed at the same time or at different times? Which should be performed first? How long should one wait before performing the second procedure? The answers to these questions lie in understanding the individual procedures, the changes they create in the skin, and the timing of wound healing.

  • Good Blood/Bad Blood – Featured Newsletter Article by Marjorie Grimm, CPCP
    Frequently students, clients, or observers to Permanent Makeup procedures will become somewhat taken aback that there is blood involved with our procedures. There are those that even fear fainting from the sign of the smallest amount of blood, theirs or others.  But blood is important to us as it can tell us some very important things about our clients.

  • Infection Control Update – Featured Newsletter Article by David Vidra
    This is the first in a series of articles dealing with infection control issues in the modification industry i.e., tattooing and piercing.

    Infection “control” is the process of preventing infection from occurring, not only to our clients but to ourselves, as practitioners. It is not enough to practice the learned routines of protection. You must know why you do what you do. Only then are you able to understand the process of infection control and practice it safely.

  • SPCP Delegates Attend the FDA Science ForumExecutive Director, Kate Ciampi, CPCP, President Dixie Medford, CPCP, and Director Elizabeth Finch-Howell, CPCP attended to hear and participate in one of the breakout sessions:  Body Markings: Tattoos, Permanent Make-up and Laser Removal.  The session covered the FDA interest in regulatory status, chemistry, adverse events associated with Premier Pigments, and the dermatological implications of tattoo removal.
  • Latex Allergies   Latex Reactions in the Modification Industry: Understanding Why They Occur and How Best to Prevent Them
  • The Age of Caution    On the importance of safeguarding yourself and your clients from communicable disease.
  • Permanent Cosmetics Are Here to Stay   Advice on what to look for in a training program.
  • It’s Time to Protect Yourself   Information on Hepatitis, including how to protect yourself and your clientele.
  • The Diverse Profession of Permanent Cosmetics   by Jorie Grimm about why there is such an attraction to Permanent Cosmetics.
  • Why Join the SPCP?    A brief article on why joining the SPCP is a critical part of your Permanent Cosmetics career.