You Get What You Pay For

You Get What You Pay For
June 16, 2014

Many people who are considering having a permanent cosmetic procedure don’t take into account the cost of it. It is somewhat expensive. Below are a few reasons why it is worth it to go to a professional, why you should not go to someone who is not trained in the art and how the cost of buying makeup can add up to more than the cost of the procedure.

A permanent makeup procedure can be costly. Just like any type of tattoo session, you are paying for the time and the professionalism of the permanent makeup artist. You are paying for the experience that you are getting when it comes to the makeup being permanently applied. As with many things in life, you get what you pay for and you want to make sure that you are paying the right price in relation to what you are having put on your body.

Many times, people will gravitate toward the belief that getting the best deal possible is the best way to get a service performed. When it comes to tattoos and cosmetic tattoos, getting the best deal will likely result in getting a cheap piece of work. It is always best to pay more for something and get a higher quality piece of work, especially when that piece of work is going to be permanently on your body (most likely on your face or other important parts) for the rest of your life.

When you choose to have a permanent cosmetic procedure performed, it is important that you see a professional. Choosing a novice over a professional can result in getting unsatisfactory results, getting a communicable disease or getting an infection after the procedure has been performed. A professional will be sure to follow the health procedures and the directions specifically given. A professional will understand both the rules for makeup application, as well as the rules for tattooing procedures.


While there are many instances of botched tattoos and tattoos that did not turn out the way that the client wanted them to, there are fewer instances of it happening with permanent cosmetics. This could be due to the fact that the procedure has only recently grown in popularity and there are many reputable tattoo artists who will not perform the procedure. Perhaps one of the most famous cases of a botched permanent cosmetic job comes from a woman in California. This woman, who still remains to be named due to privacy reasons, wanted a few simple things in the form of permanently applied makeup. Not knowing very much about the makeup, about how much a tattoo should cost in the first place or even where to find an artist, she visited a small tattoo shop in the center of her downtown. She went in to find out if they did permanent applications of makeup. The head of the shop, looking to make a quick buck, said yes and offered her a price that was much lower than it should have been. She signed the release, took a deep breath and sat down to have her new lip liner and eyebrows tattooed on. She walked out of the tattoo shop with one very large eyebrow and one that stretched almost to her hairline. She also had lip liner that was very uneven and, due to the lack of professionalism by the tattoo artist, it began to spread out to areas around her mouth. Since tattoos on the face are nearly impossible to have removed, this California woman has spent hundreds more than she would have in the first place to have the botched cosmetic job covered up for good… although she will never look as good as she could have if she had visited a professional permanent makeup artist.

There are many possible outcomes when it comes to your permanent cosmetics, but you will generally get the best outcome possible when you visit a reputable and professional artist. You will be able to tell them exactly what you want and they will be able to tailor their specific skills to all of your needs. This will ensure that you get the best outcome and that you will not have to worry about having a botched job like the California woman who was in the preceding story and visited an illegitimate shop.

Permanent make-up artists are not only tattoo artists, but they are also skilled artisans when it comes to professionally applying makeup and understanding the way that different colors, tones and shades work with different types and colors of skin. There are many possible outcomes when it comes to your permanent cosmetics. You will generally get the best outcome possible when visiting a reputable and professional artist. You will be able to tell them what you want and they will be able to tailor their specific skills to your needs. This will ensure that you get the best outcome.


In one single year, women throughout the United States spend millions of dollars on the makeup that they purchase. Due to inflation and increased pressure to be the hottest, youngest woman out there, makeup sales are continuing to rise. While the cost of a permanent cosmetic application can seem like a big cost for you, it is a one time, single, up front cost. It will often pay for itself in a few years at the most when you do not have to continually buy eyebrow kits, eyeliner, lip liner, lip stick and concealing or age reducing products.

When you visit a professional cosmetic tattoo artist, it is important that you know everything you can about them. Make sure that they have extensive experience in the field and are not just starting out. Consider asking for a portfolio or examples of work they have done in the past that is similar to the work you are requesting.
Choosing what type of makeup procedure you want permanently applied to your face is dependent on what you want, what you feel will make you look better and what will help boost the confidence that you have in yourself. There are a few procedures you can choose from when it comes to permanent cosmetics:

These are the most popular options you can choose from, but your permanent cosmetic professional may be able to tailor a permanent application that fits your specific needs and lifestyle. It is important to remember that while the options are limitless (yes, you can have yellow eyeliner tattooed on or your lips permanently colored blue), they are permanent and many colors are difficult to cover up and nearly impossible to remove.

Anyone that has undergone a permanent cosmetic tattooing procedure will tell you that there are many benefits to it. The most popular benefits that people who have been tattooed are among these. They no longer have to buy makeup staples, they do not have to worry about “putting on their face” before leaving the home. They feel more confident in the way they look. They have a younger and more youthful appearance. Most people also mention that there was hardly any pain during the procedure and what they felt was more like a tickling or a scratching feeling throughout the tattoo process.

During the procedure and application, it is important that you stay in the position that your artist has put you in and that you try not to move too much. You must also follow the after care instructions they have given you. Doing this will not only ensure that you do not get sick or have an infection as a result of the procedure, but you will also be able to have a more beautiful and lasting makeup application as the result.
Choosing to have makeup permanently applied to your face is a great way to make your life more convenient, increase your self-confidence and have something that will last forever. While the cost of a permanent application may seem very expensive, it is worth it for those thinking about undergoing the procedure. Anyone considering permanent cosmetics should make a consultation appointment today.

Contact Sally Hayes now to schedule your consultation and be on your way to amazing looking eyebrows.