Permanent Makeup

A few months ago I opted for permanent makeup as I'm very pale, and the procedure made me think of the Egyptian royalty at the time. Also because I'm fair my eyebrows were not prominent, so the makeup artist tattooed darker brows, which according to my friend make my eyes stand out. It takes time to get used to darker eyebrows, which hasn't quite hit home yet, they are brownish and also more defined now so I don't need to pluck. Originally I only wanted a crimson lip liner tattooed, as it fades slightly in time, but the gals convinced me to have the eyebrows done too.

Was it worth it? You bet it was, and not nearly as painful as I was led to believe, although the lips were more painful than the brows. At least my face has a tinge of colour when the lipstick wears off.

Have you had any work done on your face or body, like plastic surgery or tattoos?

cheeringpeace

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Hi Keepers wave

All my girlfriends in my hometown have had their eyebrows tattooed and a handful of them had their lips tattooed pink.

I’m the only odd one out. Didn’t wanna do it coz every few years you gotta fill in them colours again?

However, I gotta say my girlfriends look really nice with just that simple procedure thumbs up
Hello MiMi, nice to make your acquaintance. lips

If it makes you feel better why not, my next step is death so may as well have fun before it comes. heart wings rolling on the floor laughing
I will stick to looking naturally fugly.

Congrats for feeling confident wave
Ah, that's interesting! As a redhead I have totally white eyebrows and lashes so I did look at permanent makeup a few times over the years. The trouble is I like to play with my blank canvas so to have a fixed look could be limiting

I do sometimes dye my lashes and eyebrows brown before holidays so that I don't startle my companion(s) with my morning face laugh it's great so I know you must be enjoying that convenience
In my teens I toyed with getting a tiny lizard tattooed on my hip. Glad I didn't, though, there was a time in my life it would have looked like a komodo dragon and it still wouldn't be tiny. uh oh

When and if the 2 year tattoo comes out, though, I think I might be more adventurous. laugh

A friend of mine's daughter has 'made in Africa' tattooed just under her hairline on the nape of her neck, only visible when her hair is up, I like that.
Hey Mercedes, nice name. You are still a baby. laugh Wait till you get to my age, you'll try everything because your days are numbered.

MiMi forgot to mention, I only have the lip liner, not full lips coloured. Just a touch of well needed colour.lips And think about it cosmetics costs money and I can still see Anthea's (a friend) lip liner 5 years later. love

Hey Ele, Durbs sends her love, heart beating the weather is gorgeous now and for the next 9 months. Blank canvas is cool too, and I loved your friends idea "Made in Africa" other than this tatts don't interest me at all, although if I was a mother in today's world I might have different views, to mark my child, so she/he is easily identifiable, as a safeguard against human trafficking.
Stargazer111
Hello Ms. lovely Keepers wave

First of all, I'm very glad that the work done went well and "was worth it"!

" The eyebrows frame and are like a frame to the eyes", a friend beautician said. I believe this to be true.

As far as plastic surgery is concerned,
No, thanks! No plastic surgery for me, ever! Neither on my body nor my face, especially on my face!

I'm natural without any make up, temporary or permanent at almost all times and days of the month!

However, I did body piercing on my nose & belly button that I absolutely love. This, while a student at the university, between the ages of 18-19.

That's the nose ring on my nose.



I had to take the nose ring off in the West due to work as it's not that well accepted/seen/taken and no possibility of a woman to be taken seriously in certain serious environments & work places with it.

I only make sure not to go through the herendous pain of piercing my nose again by placing a ring every once in a while for a few hours.

The nose piercing has really been extremely painful for me when done, and more painful than the belly button piercing.

On the contrary to the nose piercing, my belly button is decorated 24/7 and only change the jewellery on it.

I also absolutely love tattoos but, as with body piercing, not all over the body. I have always to do at least a couple of them but, the permanence of a tattoo and my fear of needles have really prevented me from going ahead with it up to now.

However, it's my belief, that won't be for long.

I have absolutely know idea how I managed to do both body piercings due to my person being absolutely horrified of needles but, in the end, I did them.

So, I might as well go for the tattoos next time and if I regretted what I chose to be tattooed on me...well, it's over! Won't be removing it & left with a mark in the end as I've seen to be the case with those who decided to remove their tattoos.

It will have to follow me until the end of my life, I guess.
peace

Take care. thumbs up hug
Stargazer111
Keepers,
"although if I was a mother in today's world I might have different views, to mark my child, so she/he is easily identifiable, as a safeguard against human trafficking".

Unless, a baby is already born with a tattoo or a birth mark(resembling a tattoo) that distinguish them from the rest. peace thumbs up yay
Yea that is true Star. applause
I just noticed your comment before the last one Star. dancing Piercings are much more painful than permanent makeup. The brows are no big deal, I almost feel asleep while she was busy... except the outside of the eyebrow, that is sensitive and the lip liner is also sensitive because they do it twice to make sure the line penetrates deeply.
I think you were brave to do that, but congrats on the results and it's fabulous that you're happy with the results cheers

My eyebrows have always been fair due to my blonde hair and fair complexion, as I've grown older they're almost non-existent conversing

But I've mastered the art of the pencil lol only when I have full slap on though

I prefer to have them natural when I go makeup-free conversing
My eyebrows have always been fair due to my blonde hair and fair complexion, as I've grown older they're almost non-existent

That's the thing, although I didn't care about the eyebrows, everyone else seems to. I won't do the brows again, not necessary and since Anthea's lip liner is still visible 5 years later, I might not need to redo that either. It's a new procedure according to the beauty consultant, a lot less painful than the old way of doing permanent makeup. But you are still young and therefore should be saving money until you get to my age. hug thumbs up rose wine lips
Stargazer111
@Keepers wave

Piercings are much more painful than permanent makeup. The brows are no big deal, I almost feel asleep while she was busy... except the outside of the eyebrow, that is sensitive and the lip liner is also sensitive because they do it twice to make sure the line penetrates deeply.

I almost passed out when the piercing on my belly button was done as for the nose piercing, it was like a horror movie in which I was going through torture by a woman who looked a vampire to me. I don't remember my eyes popping out due to horror ever before. Not a process I want to go through again for sure laugh wow

Coincidentally, I watched a video of permanent eye brow tattoo, before and after.

Seriously, it made such a huge difference on the face of the presenter. It just looked absolutely gorgeous and whole face much much better with it. No need for a brow pencil for sure! Eye brows are done 24/7.

I've also met a woman in her 70s who did a permanent lip liner tattoo many years ago(didn't tell me exactly how many).

It was almost black, not pink or red colour. As far as I know, "she wasn't happy with it but, there wasn't anything she could do about it" as she told me , "because it was permanent".

Again, glad that yours worked out and was "worth it". thumbs up peace

I coloured my eyebrows last year but not permanently, just temporarily and to define this but, unfortunately, it has not worked out at all!

I have seen no difference whatsoever, before and after. It was like, absolutely nothing was done. I asked around another beautician and was told that happened because, the same colour as my eyebrows was used, that's why there was no difference made.

I don't know whether to believe this or not. All I know is that, the money for this temporary colouring of the eyebrows was completely wasted. Could have used this to dine twice or three times in a very nice restaurant. wine sigh

That's what I've been doing instead of colouring my eyebrows again laugh peace
Could have used this to dine twice or three times in a very nice restaurant.
That's what I've been doing instead of colouring my eyebrows again


That's not a bad idea either. wine But to be honest I seldom drink anymore, it's like I overdid it when I was young so now I find it boring. peace yay thumbs up bowing waiter dancing buddies
Stargazer111
Keepers wave

I usually don't drink at all, just water or an orange juice or a coke at the restaurant for me!

However, I do eat very well and healthily.

What I'm saying about my student years is that "I literally drunk my death and for the rest of my life".

Cheers with some natural juice! cheers hug thumbs up
Hi Keeper... I had my eyebrows tattooed a few years ago as mine are very fair, almost invisible.
At the same time, I had some eye liner and lip liner done which all looked very nice and also very handy not to have to wear any makeup. Especially I tend to be allergic to all those product.

Fortunately, I never felt a thing as a friend of mine (a dentist and a cosmetic surgeon) did it under anaesthetic.

Unfortunately, it doesn´t last forever! Mine lasted about 6 years.

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