Permanent Makeup is technically micropigmentation or in other words, a cosmetic tattoo. An ancient Asian beautification practice, permanent makeup has gained popularity around the world. Tattooing for medical reasons such as scaring or vitiligo are essentially the same procedure, this is sometimes the last resort when no other solution exists.
Cosmetic tattooing or permanent makeup did not exist in the United States until early 80′s. During the mid-ninties, a California woman started flying all over the country promoting her new service. A popular industry was born, and as it grew, many people from various backgrounds got into this business. Many are tattoo artists that came up the traditional ways – under an apprenticeship of a senior tattoo artist and or self taught.
Many permanent makeup artists today are still entering into the business without any formal training nor state licenses. This is often when you will see a permanent makeup business where it is advertised that the business specializes in and only does permanent makeup. The reality is that they are unable to do ANY service in a beauty salon because they have not have met the educational requirements for beauty professional licensing, nor have they received formal disinfection and sanitation training according to state boards. You definitely should ask questions when you allow someone to use a needle on you.
Some cities have municipal bans and zoning restrictions on tattoo shops. In the late eighties, a California beauty professional appealed the regulation, and the ban was updated to exempt aestheticians, cosmetologists, electrologists, and physicians. As an aesthetician, my background includes the study of psychofigurism – the study of the facial features, facial symmetry, and facial bone structure. Along with artistic ability, I customize brows, eyes and lips for a client’s face and individuality.
Additionally, application service of false eye lashes, and lash extensions are not allowed unless they are licensed Aestheticians or Cosmetologists in California. As a true beauty professional, I’ve had hundreds of classroom hours on disinfection, sanitation, eyebrow shaping, lash extensions, and permanent makeup.
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