This page has been set aside to share tricks of the trade. These will helpful hints will be added as we receive them.
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Tip: Scar tissue will usually require a little more effort for color to take. Make sure your client knows this before you begin the work. Additional visits may be required.
Tip: (Lips) to reduce the amount of touch ups on lip procedures you must choose a color that will be visible through the lip skin after the lips have healed. Remember our skin is not clear like a windowpane, the color is softened 30% to 50% after healing.
Tip: (Machines) When using a machine to implant pigment either coil or rotary, move your machine slowly allowing you needles to implant the pigment. Moving to fast won't give you a good implant, it will only skim over the surface of the skin.
Tip: To check the base color of your pigment, simply putting a drop of your color pigment on a white piece of paper and washing it down the paper with a wet cloth or wipe. See how the color will separate. At the bottom you will see the base color. As the colors separate you will be able to see reds, or mauves, or yellow, or blue grays, etc.
Tip: Anesthetics are best when used within 6 months to 1 year from date if manufacture. After one year the anesthetic potency will begin to decrease.
Tip: I would like to add a tip that I think is so necessary and I think the majority of the technicians know this already, but I think it's so important in avoiding blue eyebrows and eyeliner. I always add a drop or two of orange or coral to my black or black brown eyebrow/eyeliner. This balances out the "blue" that occurs with most pigments.
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