Micropigmentation, also known as cosmetic tattooing provides a safe and natural-looking alternative to your daily makeup routine. This can be accomplished by various tattooing methods that include: microstroking (machine), microblading (hand) or a combination of methods called microfusion. There are various reasons why people would choose to receive cosmetic tattooing. The more common reasons include:

  • Improving the appearance of thin or absent eyebrows and lashes

  • Improving the appearance of thin or small lips

  • Correcting a thin or uneven hairline

  • Boosting self-esteem and confidence

  • Providing an alternative solution for those allergies to makeup

  • Saving you time and money on makeup

Medical tattooing, is an advanced form of cosmetic tattooing. This option facilitate the restoration of appearance after unsightly surgeries, injuries or medical conditions. Firmly established as being part of medical aesthetics, medical tattooing offers a range of treatments that include:

  • Restoration of the areola after mastectomy

  • Enhancement of lip symmetry due to a cleft lip

  • Simulation of hair on the scalp due to alopecia or androgenic baldness

  • Reduction of the appearance of scars due to trauma and burns

  • Vitiligo colour restoration

Looking for a qualified cosmetic tattoo practitioner is not an easy task, nor should the decision be taken lightly. Deciding to undergo cosmetic tattooing is a big decision. It is important to know the qualifications of the practitioner or technician, including their educational background, their certifications and their work experience.

Monique Pedersen is a certified cosmetic and medical tattoo practitioner and a full member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals. The SPCP membership represents professionals in the industry who are dedicated to promoting the ideals and standards of the SPCP, offering permanent cosmetics that are conducted in accordance with safety standards specific to the permanent cosmetic process, and those who stay abreast of and participate in industry activities.