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Why Cosmetic Tattoos Fade Quicker Than Body Tattoos

We often hear questions like, “Why does cosmetic tattooing fade faster than traditional permanent body art tattoos?” The answer is a lot simpler than you think. In this blog, we hope to peel back the layers of cosmetic tattooing in Stevenage and give you tips on extending the life of your permanent makeup.


Embrace Natural Beauty


Unlike traditional carbon-based black ink tattoos, which use bolder, non-biodegradable, longer-lasting inks, cosmetic tattoos stand apart from conventional body art in several key ways:


  • Biodegradable Pigments: Cosmetic tattoo pigments utilise pigments primarily based on iron oxide, with some containing carbon in smaller quantities, designed to gradually fade over time (1 to 8 years).

  • Superficial Application: When cosmetic tattoos are applied just beneath the skin's surface, they create a softer and more natural look than traditional tattoos' that are placed deeper.

  • Artistic Techniques: The hair stroke and feathering techniques create eyebrows that look like natural hair, giving them a realistic and less intrusive look.

  • Subtle Shades: Soft hues like browns and blondes blend seamlessly with natural features, fading more elegantly than darker colours like blacks or reds.

  • Adaptability: The fading of cosmetic tattoos allows for changes during touch-ups to suit trending styles, and preferences change over time.


How Do You Get the Most from Your Cosmetic Tattoo?


It's worth noting that with the proper care, you can significantly extend the life of your cosmetic tattoo.


  1. Don't use exfoliating products on the tattooed area directly for 4-6 weeks after the procedure.

  2. Avoid picking or scratching the tattooed area.

  3. Avoid using makeup on the tattooed area until it has fully healed.

  4. Using sunscreen for the foreseeable future with SPF 30 or higher can prevent UV ray damage, even on cloudy days.

  5. Use skincare products (over your eyebrows) that are gentle and free from harsh scrubs and ingredients like glycolic acid to slow the fading process.

  6. Touch up your cosmetic tattoos as required, typically every 1-3 years.

  7. Consult your artist if you have concerns about your cosmetic tattoos.


Expertise That Makes a Difference


At The Brow Lounge, cosmetic tattooist Corinna Calori brings her extensive experience and skill in selecting the finest pigments and techniques to each session. All semi-permanent makeup treatments are tailored to your needs, ensuring stunning and long-lasting results.


Book Your Cosmetic Tattoo Consultation


For a cosmetic tattoo that remains as beautiful as the day it was applied, schedule a consultation today. Experience personalised care and expert advice that will help your cosmetic tattooing in Stevenage remain a testament to timeless beauty.

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