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A word on Natural Vegetable Pigment Inks

Making choices as to what goes into our bodies and skin should be as natural as breathing. It’s up to us as individuals to inquire what is the best solution regarding permanent colour solutions.

Naturally we want to feel confident that the pigment inks implanted into our skin are safe and will stay true to colour after the initial cosmetic tattoo process.

The good news is that natural vegetable pigments are iron oxide free. These gorgeous non iron oxide pigments are equal in colour retention to regular pigments, and don’t change colour even after years.

Look after your cosmetic tattoo by using sun screen and understand that exfoliating substances directly on any cosmetically tattooed areas will help remove pigment eventually. Care and common sense practised after the great permanent makeup decision is the answer!

Getting back to iron oxides, most of us have heard of the common problem of browns changing to orange or mauves, and black to blues even after six months. Iron Oxides deteriorate when subjected to UV Rays so have a tendency to discolour. Natural inks don’t create these ‘unusual’ colour hues, as they do not contain metal substances.

Ask me about natural vegetable inks that require little if any touch up procedures later, and won’t cause unnecessary bafflement through colour change!

Ingredients: Vegetable Pigment, Glycerine & Isopropyl.


  1. Sharon on October 11, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Natural inks sound great, I’ve only ever heard of traditional style tattoo inks. Do you travel to people’s homes or do you only perform services at your Gold Coast location? I’m in Brisbane. Thanks!

  2. admin on October 11, 2009 at 9:36 am

    hi Sharon, yes I travel with my natural vegetable pigments and regular pigments as well. I’d be happy to visit you in Brisbane or where you will be most comfortable.

  3. robyn on October 13, 2009 at 11:28 am

    love my new lips. janey really helps to relax you during the process. i would recommend her to anyone wanting cosmetic tattooing – especially if they are worried about anything. janey constantly makes sure that you are happy with what she’s doing – asking you how you’re feeling – handing you a mirror to see what it looks like etc. janey is vey professional

  4. Jill on October 15, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Hi Janey. I have just started a new job and and it is often dusty so my eyes water and even though I wear waterproof mascara, its the eyeliner that smudges and runs. I was thinking of cosmetic tattoo – but is there any down time? I was wondering if I will have ‘scabby eyes’ for a week or two? How long before they look natural? (I don’t want to scare the people in my new job!)

    • admin on October 18, 2009 at 10:35 am

      Hi Jill,

      Permanent makeup is ideal for your kind of job or vocation and smudgy, runny eyeliner is the last thing you want. I would recommend you seeing me on a day off perhaps before a weekend or when you are not working. Taking into consideration your working environment though, two or three days without dust is the answer. I would also recommend some eye protection, either protective glasses or sunshades if you can’t take time of work.

      Down time is minimal and most times healing is unnoticeable by others. Usually by the third or fourth day, exfoliation of the top layer is well under way, if not completed. So don’t worry Jill, you won’t scare your co-workers off, they won’t even know, unless you tell them!


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Cosmetic tattoo known as Permanent Makeup or more accurately Semi-Permanent makeup, Micro-pigmentation and Colour Implantation is the process of implanting natural iron oxide or titanium dioxide pigments or and natural vegetable pigments into the dermal (middle) layer of the skin.

Cosmetic Tattoo is a long lasting beauty treatment which is effective for up to 8 years and often a lot longer depending on the individual.

At Gentle Cosmetic Tattoo there are new and exciting shades of pigments available, although stunning pure black still seems to be a favourite for eyes. We service all parts of the Gold Coast, Brisbane and in between.