History of Permanent Cosmetics

Most will agree that permanent cosmetics/makeup has been in existence since the Ice Age, when crude natural substances were used to create color and instruments for placing colorful art in the skin. Cleopatra is believed to have been adorned with permanent makeup and Egyptian mummies have been recovered with face and body tattoos intact. The ancient Japanese art of Tebori boasts full body tattooing intricately done by hand.


1853: Dr. Pauley begins treating port wine stains.
1858: Dr. Schuts begins camouflaging skin grafts.
1879: Dr. DeWicker uses India Ink to tattoo corneas on corneal scars.
1911: Dr. Kolle tattoos scars in lips.
1920: Corneal tattooing becomes popular for the treatment of glaucoma discoloration & corneal scars.
1940’s: Tattooing for coloration of skin grafts & flaps becomes popular with physicians.
1960’s: Dr. Beard uses hypodermic needles & a syringe to tattoo eyelids.
1980’s: The field of cosmetic tattooing emerges. Natural Eyes & Permamark begin teaching physicians. Huck Spalding markets “FDA approved” “natural” cosmetic pigments.
1990’s: Some states begin regulating cosmetic tattooing.

Today permanent cosmetics are becoming increasingly popular for medical & non-medical procedures. There are thousands of technicians in the United States. Texas just started regulating cosmetic tattooing ~3 years ago. Many states have no regulations of cosmetic tattooing or of the technicians or their offices/salons. Some are certified & some are not. Be sure & ask if they are. Some have licensed salons & some do not. Be sure & ask if they operate a licensed salon. Be cautious in using a non-certified technician &/or a non-licensed salon when choosing your permanent cosmetics technician. Ask to see their certifications, salon license, & portfolio’s of procedures. Just because they have practiced as a technician for years does not mean they are good at it. Permanent cosmetics & paramedical procedures are an art & science. All paramedical procedures are still considered experimental in nature with no guarantees.

General Information

3 layers to the skin: Epidermis, Dermis, Subcutaneous Tissue.

Permanent cosmetic tattooing is a revolutionary method of applying micro insertions of natural pigments into the upper dermal layer of the skin. This artistic technique is medically proven & specifically designed to be completely safe. It is used for a variety of enhancements such as permanent eyebrows, eyeliners, lip liner/full lip color, and beauty marks. Other procedures, called paramedical procedures, include camouflage of vitiligo (loss of color to areas of skin), some birthmarks, & most any type of scar tissue, also areola restoration, hairline enhancement, some tattoo removals, etc. Cosmetic tattooing & paramedical salons or studios are NOT tattoo parlors. Tattoo Parlors usually implant much deeper into the dermal layer & are not usually facial cosmetics or medically needed, they are body art.

I only use sterile, 1 time use disposable pre-sterilized needles, machine parts/instruments that are made specifically for permanent cosmetics, top of the line topical anesthetics, approved pigments that are safe and intended for cosmetics. I use a very “clean technique” during all procedures with one time use gloves. I use an ultrasound cleaner and cold sterilizing solution to clean and sterilize equipment. I use a sterilizing solution to wipe down all tattooing areas, tables waste baskets, etc. All tattooing or skin care procedures are done in a manner so as to not contaminate myself or clients or have any cross contamination between clients. As a former office nurse I keep my studio exceptionally clean.

For more information or to schedule a consultation call
512-659-3989 or email pcbynancy@yahoo.com

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