What is Cosmetic Tattooing

Permanent makeup (pmu) is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos (permanent pigmentation of the dermis) as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as eyeliner and other permanent enhancing colours to the skin of the face, lips, and eyelids.

Although referred to as permanent, cosmetic tattooing is a semi-permanent procedure, which starts fading after around one year depending on the client’s skin type and technique used. Cosmetic tattooing is very different to the more common body tattoo art forms that use different equipment pigments, and deposits the ink deeper into the skin, resulting in a permanent tattoo.

At Mien Brows we believe eyebrow cosmetic tattooing is a form of eyebrow architecture designed to achieve fuller, more structured brows thereby alleviating the regular routine of applying brow makeup.

You will often read descriptions relating to eyebrow cosmetic tattooing as, “feathering, feather touch eyebrows, 3D brows or microblading”. Simply all these refer to the cosmetic procedure that uses a special blade consisting of a number of tiny needled to create the look of individual hairs to enhance the natural brow. 

Eyebrow cosmetic tattooing uses two application methods, microblading and the digital machine technique. It is essential that you learn both of these techniques, as not all skin types suit microblading, and the digital machine allows for different techniques to be used.