Cosmetic Tattooing FAQ


1. Who’s a candidate for permanent makeup? Permanent makeup is ideal for anyone that wants to enhance their looks and eliminates the inconvenience of applying and reapplying makeup throughout the day.

It’s also ideal for anyone that suffers from the following;

  • Hair loss or lack of definition
  • Chemotherapy
  • Alopecia
  • Scars
  • Asymmetry correction
  • Active lifestyle
  • Trouble applying conventional make up
  • Those allergic to regular eye make-up
  • Those who have difficulties applying eyeliner or have a poor eye sight
  • Those with thin or non-existing lashes
  • Those with thin, uneven or asymmetrical lips and the size and shape can be altered as desired
2. Who is not recommended for Cosmetic Tattooing, Permanent Makeup or Permanent Cosmetic? We do not recommend Cosmetic Tattooing, Permanent Makeup or Permanent Cosmetic for anyone that is;

  • 18 years old and under
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Diabetic
  • Under going Chemotherapy or Radiation (consult your doctor)
  • Viral infections and/or diseases
  • Epilepsy
  • Pacemaker or major heart problems
  • Organ transplant
  • Skin irritations or Psoriasis near the treated area (rashes, sunburn, acne, etc.)
  • Sick (cold, flu, etc.)
  • Botox in the past 2 weeks (For better results, we recommend getting this service after your treatment.)
  • Antacids, thyroid and anxiety medications have been reported as interfering with permanent makeup either by affecting retention or shifting the pigment to an undesirable tone. Remember, everything we eat and drink have their own chemical structure and the electron ends that are unattached or free, may get attached to others compounds inside the body forming a new molecule that may show a different color spectrum. With that info, an educated client may have better expectation and know that she / he may need more frequent adjustments that others. The better condition your skin is in, the better the final result will be.
  • Mature clients may need an additional one to two weeks healing for the final results to appear. The better you take care of your skin and protect it from UV rays, the better the outcome and lifespan of the permanent cosmetic procedures.
3. What is Swiss Color International? Swiss Color is a global company with expertise in micropigments for permanent make up and microblading. The company’s headquarters are located in Switzerland. They promote confidence through performance, flexibility and an open dialogue. Their prestigious products meet the highest standards in quality and value for money. All products are made in Switzerland and Germany.
4. Why did RusticGlo chooses Swiss Color as first choice for Cosmetic Tattooing/Permanent makeup? After researching so many different permanent makeup lines out there, the integrity and values of Swiss Color fits right into our philosophy of high standards and quality and value for your money.
5. What makes Swiss Color pigments different from other pigments on the market? Swiss Colors pigments contains only fully synthetic pigments of which the quality of raw materials (according ResAP2008/1) is guaranteed and run further tests by independent accredited laboratories, and have MSDS Material Safety Data Sheets about the ingredients available. The pigments contain no hazardous AZO dyes, no PAH = polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, no heavy metals, and no hazardous aromatic amines including NDELA = Nitrosodiethanolamine.

All Swiss Color Pigments are Iron Oxide free.

6. What is Cosmetic Tattooing, Permanent Makeup or Permanent Cosmetic? Cosmetic Tattooing, Permanent Makeup or Permanent Cosmetic is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as eyelining and other permanent enhancing colors to the skin of the face, lips, and eyelids.

It is also used to produce artificial eyebrows, particularly in people who have lost them as a consequence of old age, disease, such as alopecia totalis, chemotherapy, or a genetic disturbance, and to disguise scars and white spots in the skin such as in vitiligo.

It is also used to restore or enhance the breast’s areola, such as after breast surgery.

7. How long does it last? Cosmetic Tattooing, Permanent Makeup or Permanent Cosmetic can last anywhere from 2 to 4 years depending on the intensity of the pigmentations as well as skin type and the chosen pigment. We recommend a follow-up or booster treatment for the longevity of the pigment. Also, by using a sun protector can help reduce colour from fading.

Skin treatments such as laser, chemical peel, dermabrasion etc. can cause your permanent makeup to fade prematurely.

The use of Retin­A/Tretinoin or any other rapid skin exfoliation products used regularly on the forehead area will cause the permanent makeup to the eyebrow area to fade prematurely.

Healed results will vary with from person to person and can result in less than desirable. – NO guarantee will be made. Additional follow-up or booster treatments may be necessary for desired outcome. Additional fees may apply. Click HERE for price list.

8. Does it hurt? Pre-numbing cream is applied for 30 minutes before actual procedure. Pain is usually minimal but everyone has a different level of pain tolerance and will vary from person to person.

Topical anesthetic is applied in between passes.

You may take a pain killer before your treatment as long as it does not contain aspirin, ibuprofen or anything that contains a blood thiner.

9. Do you reuse your needles and is it safe? The answer is NO! – We do not reuse any needles on clients. At the beginning of your treatment a new needle will be taken out of a sterile prepackaged casing. The package label will be placed in your file for history purposes, and upon completion of your treatment the needles are placed into a sharps box and then disposed of correctly.

The Swiss Color TOP hygiene cartridge offers the highest level of security and comfort for optimal working conditions. The cartridge is made out of medical proved plastic and stainless steel needle to reduce the risk of infections to a minimum.

10. What are the risks and how long is the procedure? During your 1 hour consultation appointment, we will go through the following with you;

  •  A health questionnaire to make sure you have no concerns that will prevent us from carrying out the treatment.
  • A patch test may be given to make sure you have no allergy to the pigments.
  • A read through of the Cosmetic Tattooing Before and After care to prevent infections and lasting results.
  • Clients expectations and desired result.
  • A walk-thru of the procedure from start to finish.
  • Swelling and redness after treatment.
  • The procedure can take anywhere from 2-3.5 hours long depending on treatment. This will be discussed during your consultation.
11. My previous treatment is poorly done, can you help correct it? We recommend you book a consultation appointment with our specialist for options available to you. During this appointment the specialist will assess your previous work and provide recommendations on which correction treatment best fit your concern. ***Additional fee will apply.***

Correctional work can range from pigment colour change and/or altering the shape to fit the facial features. At this time, we do not offer pigment lightening removal can be used to lighten or remove original work for new design to be created.