Updated: Jul 14
Are you looking to level up your career as a professional permanent makeup artist in Arizona? Have you taken a PMU course but are still not quite confident about your skills? Don’t worry, we have got you covered here at Desert Ink Co!
As more people are becoming aware of the benefits of both permanent cosmetics and semi-permanent makeup, we believe that now is the best time to start your practice. Learning how to enhance the facial features and skin color of your clients can be life-changing.
Being knowledgeable with proper makeup techniques is one thing, putting your skills into practice is another. There is no substitute for hands-on training, especially in makeup and cosmetics! Don’t worry, we are here to help you make your mark in the beauty industry and be a sought-after permanent makeup artist.
The Basics of Permanent Makeup
Permanent makeup, cosmetic tattooing, micropigmentation, and permanent cosmetics pretty much mean the same thing. It is the procedure of improving a person’s facial features such as eyebrows, eyelids, and lips with the help of cosmetic pigments. The procedure can also even out skin color and improve the appearance of scars.
How does permanent makeup work?
Like traditional tattoos, the process involves applying special pigment on the skin using a pen or needle-like device. It may look simple, but in order to achieve natural-looking results, a certified technician must be really skilled at the art of pigment application.
Since the pigments penetrate the skin, the effect is long-lasting and semi-permanent.
Who might want to get permanent makeup?
The most obvious reason why people get permanent makeup is to save time on a daily basis. Some have difficulty applying traditional makeup on themselves due to physical limitations like having a visual impairment or hand tremors.
However, what most people don’t realize is that microblading and other forms of permanent makeup can greatly benefit those who have allergies to traditional makeup products.
The art of permanent cosmetics is also not limited to microblading and lip blushing. In fact, it can also be used to improve scar appearance. Another amazing application is addressing hair loss with the help of scalp micropigmentation.
Are cosmetic tattoos really permanent?
While we most often use the term permanent cosmetics, it will last for years but a touchup may sometimes be needed . The pigment applied to the skin will slowly fade over time. This is why regular touch-ups are recommended as part of maintenance.
What if I want to get them removed?
Permanent makeup removal can be difficult, but possible. A professional should be able to do this for you. Common methods are laser removal and dermabrasion.
Is permanent makeup really safe?
In general, the process is safe. However, there may be risks associated with permanent makeup just like with any other cosmetic procedure. To prevent harsh skin reactions, a patch test must be done a few days before the actual procedure.
How do I get permanent makeup certified?
You need to enroll in a permanent makeup school and finish the required training before getting a certificate of completion. Licensing and certification guidelines vary in each state so make sure to take note of this.
Permanent Makeup Courses
Out of all permanent makeup courses available, microblading classes are probably the most popular around the world. Many people have now discovered that eyebrows are a gamechanger. Just alter the arc, shape, or thickness of the eyebrows and you can significantly alter the way a person looks.
In essence, microblading is a form of cosmetic tattooing where pigments will be deposited on your skin in thin strokes using a super fine pen. The goal is to mimic the appearance of natural eyebrows to give the illusion of fuller or thicker brows.
A good part of microblading training focuses on choosing the right eyebrow color. Factors that will affect your decision include hair color, eye color, skin type, and client preference.
Some clients don’t like traditional microblading. A good alternative would be to offer ombre powder fills instead. This is perfect for those who already have thick eyebrows and are just looking to get them more defined.
How to Become a Microblading Artist
While Arizona does not specifically regulate license requirements for microblading artists, it is still a huge advantage to be a licensed and certified technician. Learn microblading in a formal class and then get advanced training if possible.
Lip Blushing Course
Another way to enhance beauty with permanent makeup is through lip blushing. With this, you are expected to improve the lip color and shape by applying colored pigments through a needle. The results are beautiful, even-colored lips that can last for at least two years!
The lips are highly sensitive and you need to thoroughly inform your clients of what to expect about the procedure. While you will be using a numbing cream to lessen the pain, clients might still feel minimal pinch-like sensations.
Swelling is common but will quickly disappear in 24 to 48 hours. The complete healing process will take weeks before the lips fully recover.
As the artist, you need to carefully study the face of your client and talk to them to understand how you can best help them achieve the right lip shape, color, and definition. You can reapply numbing agents in between passes to minimize client discomfort.
Lastly, always be mindful of the pressure you are using during the procedure to make sure that your client is comfortable. A number of hands-on training can help you with this.
Permanent Eyeliner and Lash Line Enhancement Course
Many clients find applying eyeliner to be time-consuming while some are just admittedly not good at creating symmetry. Enter permanent eyeliner and voila, problem-solved! The effect will last for years and will just require regular touch-ups every now and then.
Permanent eyeliner can be applied in various styles such as classic, smudged, or smokey depending on client preference, eye shape, and overall facial features. The width or thickness of the line could be customized as well.
For people who wish for a more natural look, lash line enhancement could be the better option. You will tattoo an extra thin black line at the root of the top lashes, just enough to make them look fuller. Because the line is very thin, lash enhancement is sometimes called invisible eyeliner.
Before performing the procedure, make sure to discuss the following: length and thickness of the liner, pigment color, and style. You also need to consider the shape of the eyes before deciding on the final design.
Permanent Cheek Blush Course
Having natural rosy cheeks is no longer a dream if your client wants to get permanent blush. Unlike other permanent makeup procedures, applying permanent blush is easier and relatively painless for your client.
Most clients would want a youthful, natural glow. The biggest challenge for you would be determining the best shape, color, and placement most suited for your client. Make sure to discuss all possible options before you start with the procedure.
This is a highly specialized area of permanent makeup. In fact, you need to study the fundamentals of micropigmentation before you can proceed with scar camouflage training. If you decide to offer this service, you are also expected to have a thorough understanding of human skin and tissues.
Why Choose Desert Ink Co
Too much information at once can be overwhelming. It is hard to absorb every detail when you attend a permanent makeup school course, which makes it highly possible that you missed a tip or two during these classes.
It is always ideal to get refresher courses plus some actual tips and tricks from an expert in microblading and permanent makeup.
By now you already know that enrolling in makeup courses can be expensive. Having said that, you also need to recognize that not all permanent makeup training programs are equal. You need to choose a reputable school and professional artist to make sure you get the best out of your money.
Keep in mind that getting quality training and the right support especially when you are just beginning can be very crucial to your success.
Better Your Skills With Erin’s Help
Erin of Desert Ink Co is one of the best cosmetic artists in Arizona. Quality training from someone actively practicing their own craft will give you a definite advantage.
You already know the basics of permanent makeup and microblading techniques, but here, we will focus on teaching you advanced techniques.
Erin is licensed and certified. Her focus is lip blushing and microblading. Numerous clients can vouch for the quality of service she provides.
She uses the finest makeup supplies. Erin knows what brands are made of high quality and meet safety standards. This is so important in a business where allergies and harsh skin reactions can be detrimental. Client safety is always a priority.
She has the skills and the gift of artistry. Erin has perfected the art of giving natural permanent makeup services over the years. She knows how to enhance a client’s facial features without making the face look overdramatic.
The studio is in a beautiful location at San Tan Village in Gilbert, AZ
What to Expect from the Training
As with other forms of art, you get better at doing permanent makeup like microblading and lip blushing with more practice and experience on live models.
Here at Desert Ink Co, we extend this offer to machine-trained artists!
For only $1500*, here is what you can expect to get when you enroll with us:
Two packed days of hands-on training to further boost your confidence. Class sizes are small so that students can benefit from the class/progrram.
A kit consisting of Erin’s favorite products that she personally trusts and uses for her work
Improve your portfolio as you get the opportunity to practice your skills on live models under Erin’s guidance
Access to Erin’s beautiful studio as you work with three of your own clients
One-on-one practical training with Erin. Learn tips about how to ensure the procedure is pain-free, color matching, color correction, and many more.
A certificate of completion
*$500 dollar deposit required at booking, remaining balance to be settled on an agreed date
Go from beginner to a professional PMU artist with the latest techniques in microblading and lip blushing services.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any questions and inquiries.