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What's Your Opinion of Permanent Makeup?

What's Your Opinion of Permanent Makeup?

If fans of permanent makeup are on to something, we might all sport tattooed-on eyeliner in the future. A story about permanent makeup sheds some light on the procedure. Like any other tattoo, permanent eyeliner and lipstick are applied with an ink gun; the process can take up to two hours, and it usually costs between $400 and $700.

Personally, I fear commitment too much to settle on just one kind of makeup. (Being needle-phobic doesn't help, either.) But as cosmetic tattoos become more popular, is it something you'd consider?

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emilyleeann emilyleeann 6 years
i recently got mine done and i love it. *i can go swimming and not have eyeliner running down my face *i can go to the gym and still have a tiny bit of makeup on.*and when i dont enough time it's just enough to mkae my eyes stand out. i did not choose to get it really thick or trendy looking because i love playing with my make-up i just got a thin line on my bottom lid. if i want more makeup i just put extra liner over it. it really did not hurt during the process. the lady numbed it with a gel and i didnt even feel it. my bottom lid got a little swollen towards the end and afterwards were sore for 2 days but nothing bad and you couldnt see the swelling much at all. My best friend has had her bottom eyeliner tattooed on for about 3 years now and it looks amazing, her mother, cousins and aunts all have it also, looks great on everyone i have seen.of course you do need to think about it to make sure its right for you and know that you will have to get it touched up. also make sure it is someone experienced and look through their portfolio to see past work. but i love it and dont think i will ever regret it.
Allytta Allytta 6 years
i can let anyone do my eye make up, let alone let someone put sharp things next to my eye. i just flinch and freak out like Rachel in Friends :D when i got contacts for the first time (I was 17) from a specialist who measured my eye balls and created contacts just for me and then he wanted to show me how to put them in... and the nurse was helping as well. i was yelling at them to leave me alone and not stick their fingers at my eyes, cause i will start blinking like crazy and i can't help it. it took me an hour (literaly) to get them in and one was inside out, so it felt really uncomfortable. my mom helped me get them out by calming me down and talking me throught it. learnt how to do it in a week (a week from hell and torture). so no, i don't think permanent anything next to my eyes would work.
SashaP SashaP 6 years
As someone who has had eyeliner tattoo done last year, I'd like to clear up a couple of things. Beauty therapists don't use a permanent ink, that's readers being seriously mis-informed. The ink lasts from 5 to 7 years and it does not fade or spread or do any of the things you think of when you think normal tattoos. Secondly, this doesn't mean you will always look the same. The design is never over-bearing and during the consultation the therapist and your self would agree upon a design that compliments your eyes every day, it's not over the top, it literally is something to accentuate your eyes. Thirdly, just because you have the base tattoo doesn't mean you can't draw on top of it if you feel like Amy Winehouse one day. In fact, if you want to use eye shadow, you can cover it up altogether. Then again, I wake up every day perfectly happy with me eyes and accessorise as I see fit. Any questions? p.s. those are some hefty prices! I got mine done for 150 dollars...
monkfish monkfish 7 years
After the house fire, I could no longer grow facial hair, so I had permanent eyebrows done at Angelbare in Newton, Massachusetts and was delighted with the results. I included their website for reference. Take care, Monk http://www.angelbare.com
omlove omlove 7 years
Definitely not for me. I like myself the way I am. I apply make up for fun but I wouldn't want to change anything about myself in that way.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
I don't want to end up with a bad job. Plus who is going to want eyeliner when they're 70?
xmargarida xmargarida 7 years
Ive had many clients who have had this procedure done and most of them regret it. Also, i find that time keeps changing and looks keep evolving. I would hate to be stuck with a look I deeply loved at the time it was 'in' and then looked dated 10 years along the road. I just keep in mind the poor souls that sported the teardrop eyebrows from the 70s and have failed to change the shape till this day. At one time - it was cool.
americana170 americana170 7 years
We love make-up becuause it lets us express ourselves in a different manner from day to day. I need flexibility in my life. It would be crazy to think I no longer could be creative in what i put on my lips.
creepupmytee creepupmytee 7 years
I think it's insane. Tattooing near your eye area is just mad!
tglynn tglynn 7 years
OMG bookish- those picture are SCARY! esp. the last set of permanent lipstick- I think it defeats the purpose if your mustache gets in the way...
tglynn tglynn 7 years
OMG bookish- those picture are SCARY!esp. the last set of permanent lipstick- I think it defeats the purpose if your mustache gets in the way...
tglynn tglynn 7 years
do not want!
tglynn tglynn 7 years
do not want!
Bookish Bookish 7 years
DreAST- here's a link to some before and after photos if you're curious. http://www.permanentcosmeticsbytheresa.com/pager.php?pageName=before-and-after-main
Bookish Bookish 7 years
DreAST- here's a link to some before and after photos if you're curious.http://www.permanentcosmeticsbytheresa.com/pager.php?pageName=before-and-after-main
kpatel1980 kpatel1980 7 years
No way. I hate to think what it would look like as you age.
DreaAST DreaAST 7 years
i would never do this. but, i would love to see someone with this in real life. i have never seen it on someone.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 7 years
No thanks. I love removing my makeup at the end of the night... there's something therapeutic about washing it all off & going to bed with a clean face. Besides, I love experimenting with different looks & colors. While I usually wear black eyeliner on the upper lash line on most days, some looks don't call for it. I would hate to be limited.
megnmac megnmac 7 years
I am sure that there are times this is a good idea - like those people who have had missing eyebrows and it really would save time... But I absolutely hate how this looks as permanent eyeliner, it is harsh and then the person can never just look au natural again. The ultimate look is tacky to me... blah.
megnmac megnmac 7 years
I am sure that there are times this is a good idea - like those people who have had missing eyebrows and it really would save time...But I absolutely hate how this looks as permanent eyeliner, it is harsh and then the person can never just look au natural again. The ultimate look is tacky to me... blah.
bevkay bevkay 7 years
makeup changes every seasons!!
Tabloid Tabloid 7 years
I think it's horrible and I would never do it.. I'd rather have tattoo then that.
LadyP LadyP 7 years
Bad, bad idea.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
I agree with everyone but SillyGirl. Cancer patients I thinks it's wonderful, but to take away the fun of doing your makeup to suit your mood, outfit, event or whatever defeats the purpose of makeup. It's just a big no-no for me. Don't like the needles so close to the eyes plus I too know women who have done the eyeliner and really regretted it soon afterwards.
Slightly-Mad Slightly-Mad 7 years
I wouldn't want something to go wrong and have me be blind!
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