The year has started in a refreshing new way. Clients and friends are talking of new job placements, new studies, new babies, and new trips and holidays. They are all on the horizon. There’s a positive feeling in the air!

Many ladies have taken advantage of Gentle Cosmetic Tattoo’s specials so far this year too. Some long time clients are coming back for complimentary colour through or above their present semi-permanent eyeliner. The technique allows for equally intense lines or soft smudges of semi-permanent colour to liven and refresh the eyes. Impish green, smokey greys, blues and browns, clear emerald, or ice blue are colours you may be able to imagine now. They are often imaginery colours that materialize from your ideas,  and created before you. You, the client are able to conduct where you wish this colour to go, and then little by little, with our professional expertise, and your approval…it’s done! Colour starting deliberate or ashy, as if smudged by an artist’s finger, and finished to a wisp at the eyelid fold –  or strong woody lines blending with earth greens that give great shape to your features.

Imagine waking up to all this without even a wave of a wand because you’ve done that already! Could you be nervous at the idea of colour on the lids, that stays? After enjoying lash enhancement or liner for a few months, one inevitably wants to explore more. Well, again it’s a time-saver……and what if you are wearing pinks or blues today and your cosmetic tattoo is in your signature ‘clear aqua’ or a ‘powdered stone’? Natural vegetable pigments create such a natural look that you may brush over with complimentary fuss whenever you like.

Consultations with Gentle Cosmetic Tattoo are always free without obligation. We understand ideas and pictures of beauty materialize best over talk and coffee.

It was brought to my attention the other day that some ladies out there would like some information on what to expect after their semi-permanent make-up. This makes sense to me, and could make the difference as to whether or not one would go ahead with such a procedure, and when.

Before I talk about ‘after care’, I should mention that if you have an important event coming up and you suddenly think “oh I should get some cosmetic tattoo done because we’ll be eating and drinking, celebrating and so on (hey, maybe it’s your wedding day!) and I want to look great the whole time” –  it’s a good idea to plan your first cosmetic tattoo appointment at least 2-3 weeks before the special event, and several weeks before full lip procedure. Why? Your new make-up does require a healing period, and care and common sense over this time is important for the best results.

After your first session which includes a consultation, a second meeting  is made to check the finer details of the work and to look at colour depth, shape and design.  You see, a repeat of the first procedure means deeper, stronger colour and the special flicks, or tasteful wings (for eye liner) or other details you decide on, are often best done at this appointment.

Recognise that to get the desired results of Cosmetic Tattoo require time and attention to detail.

Now, here’s your after care –

Cleansing & Moisturising

Use only water to cleanse the area for the first four days. For example, no cleansers or moisturisers and no oil. Healing balm will be given to you at the completion of the treatment and other ointment or balm may be recommended. Vasoline is also ideal.


It is quite normal for the pigment to peel. this occurs during the first week. The degree of peeling may vary. Do not ‘help’ the peeling process in any way. No scratching please.


Swelling may occur on the areas which have been treated, such as eyelids and lips. Brows rarely swell.
This usually subsides with a few hours and need not interfere with your normal home/work activities. Applying ice compresses to the area will sooth it and aid swelling.

Lip Line, Lip Blend & Full Lip

Those prone to Herpes Simplex (cold sores) should take L-Lysene for 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after the procedure as a preventative. Also applying Zovirax will help. Keep lips moist and avoid lipstick for the first week where possible. 

 As a remarkable booster to aid healing and general health, I’ve always endorsed ‘Vital Greens’.

Your micro-pigmentation (cosmetic tattoo) will be treated with photonic light therapy for speedy healing before you leave. 

I hope this has been a help ladies, and gentlemen too!

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.