Permanent Makeup

Lets’ face it, we all know that no matter what you’ve heard it called, permanent makeup is a specialized form of tattooing done to cosmetically enhance facial features.

Typically, permanent makeup looks natural, not made-up. As a rule it’s just not as vivid as applied makeup. However, there are exceptions to this rule. Results vary by individual and that has as much to do with the client as with the practitioner (assuming, of course, the practitioner is skilled).

Let me explain, During the process, pigment is placed into the dermal layer of the skin. The fibroblasts grab onto and lock the pigment into place. The health and strength of that layer affect the outcome of the result. If the pigment is placed too deep or too shallow that too will affect the result.

Skin thickness plays a significant role. Thick skin will hold better than thin skin. Body weight can be a factor because of the depth of the dermal layer. It is absolutely necessary to put the pigment into the dermal layer. The heavier a person, the harder to judge the depth of the dermal layer. Poor skin quality can affect the outcome as well.

All of these factors are the reason for a courtesy touch-up procedure to be done 6 to 8 weeks following the initial procedure. The touch-up procedure is for perfecting the procedure for a beautiful and perfect final result. And, at It’s Permanent, you will have up to six months to take advantage of your courtesy touch-up.

Hand Tool vs Machine Method

The difference between the two is one tool has a motor and the other doesn’t. Both methods implant pigment. As stated above, there are a lot of factors that determine the outcome of your permanent makeup, not just technique. Actually, if your practioner is skilled, hand method or machine really has very little to do with the final result. Most practioners are only trained in one method. However, I am certified in both Softap hand method as well as a variety of machines.

I personally like using a machine. The hand method usually takes a little longer. I find that it is quicker and I am able to implant more pigment in the skin with less time using a machine.

When choosing permanent makeup, your choice should be based on your feeling about the practioner and the practioner’s credentials, not the method the practioner uses.


Q. Can the lips, brows, and eyeliner procedures be done on the same day and are there touch ups?

A. Yes, there is usually no problem having multiple procedures done at the same appointment. This can actually be beneficial because you can have any touch-ups that you need done at the same time. One touch-up is included in the price if done within the first six months.

Q. Will permanent makeup fade and when should the color be freshened up.

A. Yes, permanent makeup does fade over time. How often it needs to be freshened up depends on a lot of factors and can be one to five years.

Q. Are the procedures painful?

A.. This is the most common question. Everyone is different in their tolerance and sensitivity. We use a medical-grade topical anesthetic to numb the area before and during the procedure. If deemed necessary, oral medication may be perscribed by Dr. Goodyear.

Q. Do people ever have an allergic reaction to permanent makeup?

A. The chance of developing an allergic reaction is extremely rare. Less than 1% in over 1,000,000 procedures.

Q. What is a good age to have permanent makeup procedures done?

A.. It is never too early or too late to enjoy permanent makeup. My youngest client is 16 and my oldest is my grandmother, MeMe, when she was 96. She lived to be 100+.

Q. Will I be able to see each procedure drawn on before the procedure is started?

A. Absolutely! You will bring your personal lip, brow, and liner colors with you to your appointment so that we can match your favorite colors. You will also come with your makeup on so that we can get an idea of what you like or don’t like. Once colors, shapes, and designs have been decided, we will begin. You will also be able to see the progress throughout the procedure.


Permanent makeup is a specialized form of tattooing done to cosmetically enhance facial features.

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