What is the difference between Semi-Permanent and Permanent make up Tattoo?
When it comes to differentiating permanent makeup versus semi-permanent makeup, Sep believes it’s important to know that many artists use different names for the same procedures due to cultural differences, artistic expression, and marketing.
This can get confusing. “Cosmetic tattoo” regulations vary from country to country, technically all treatments are considered permanent from a health department standpoint. Either way, whether it’s a permanent or semi-permanent procedure the treatments can’t be washed off, this can be confusing for the client. Some may think they want something semi-permanent for a fear of commitment and some may think they want something to last forever so they never need to worry about it again. All of these treatments require opening the skin, correct sterilisation and sanitation.
Since the skin is a living breathing organ it’s desirable to have pigments that fade over time. Our skin and appearance can change over time, so the fading process allows us to make tweaks as the years go on to adapt to a look that’s current and flattering.
In order to maintain your Semi-permanent or permanent make-upa retouch is required every 12-18 months for Eyebrows. Every 2-3 years for Eyeliner and Lips as your skin retains the colour for longer in these areas. Very blonde pigments (used for fair eyebrows) will fade from the skin quicker and may require retouches sooner.