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what is the best way to learn about makeup tattoo-ing? Answered

I got my eyebrows done a few  years ago, and I've  LOVED them ever since.  but Now they are showing signs of age, with fade and the ink color turning pinkish.  so, i saved the money, (it's not cheap!) and i went in for a 'touch up', I WAS NOT SATISFIED.  All the guy had to do, was color in what was already drawn!  well, the ink FELL OUT, a week later.  when i returned, seeking resolution, they guy wanted MORE cash, to get the "better ink", which really rubbed me the wrong way, so to speak,...  anyway, in light of this, i was wondering if it would be just as much trouble to do it myself. 

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AngryRedhead

Best Answer 8 years ago

I think the equipment would be too expensive and not worth it unless you were going to become a tattoo artist, and since you'd have to do it in a mirror, it might be tricky with the possibility of horrible consequences.  Tattoo artists spend a lot of time practicing before moving on to actual human flesh.  You could try prison-style tattooing with a DIY tattoo gun, but I'm pretty sure you'd need another person to do that for something on your face and if it gets messed up, well, it's on your face.  I don't think I'd recommend it.  I'd probably find a new tattoo artist through reliable recommendations.
 
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wickedsmileeAngryRedhead

Answer 8 years ago

as far as the price, a couple sessions is the same price as a new gun, sample ink, and needle kit.   this leads me to wonder about the courses to become certified, and go into this field myself!  hmmm 

thank you for your insight!

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Marsh

8 years ago

Go to an actual tattoo artist, not a cosmetology major. tell them what happened and they can fix you up. Sadly, you're going to kick yourself at the difference in price.

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wickedsmileeMarsh

Answer 8 years ago

i did this, only to find out that a "real" tattoo artist cannot perform the procedure.  i suppose if i wanted a skull on my forehead, they'd accomodate me, but as far as asking for their expertise in eyebrows, they cant by law.  it's a different gun, and requires special training. thanks tho!