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The origins of permanent makeup

I think most people hear “tattoo” when they hear permanent makeup or semi-permanent makeup. However, tattoos is different from permanent makeup. 

Permanent cosmetics are a technique where tattoos are used to replicate eye liner, lipstick, eyebrows or hair. Paramedical permanent makeup is using cosmetic tattooing to disguise skin discolorations such as scars or vitiligo. This technique can also be used to restore or enhance a woman’s areola after breast surgery or a mastectomy.

Permanent Cosmetics requires specialized education and training- a combination of dexterity, artistic and technical skill and communication with the client is what leads to the final look of the cosmetic procedure. You may also hear permanent cosmetics referred to as ‘derma pigmentation’, ‘micro pigmentation’ or ‘cosmetic tattooing.

Micropigmentation has actually been in use for thousands of years, with archaeological evidence showing tattoos on bodies as old as 3300 B.C. Egyptian and Nubian mummies are tattooed, as were the Incas, Mayans, Aztecs and Greeks. The tradition persists today- using tattooing to create beauty, prestige, and set oneself apart from the pack.

The first modern application of permanent cosmetics was by Sutherland MacDonald, in 1902 at his tattoo parlor in London. Mr. MacDonald became well known for tattooing an ‘all round delicate pink complexion’ on the cheeks, and he was followed by George Burchett in the 1930’s as a major developer of this technique.

Today permanent makeup has become a complete separate category in the beauty industry for its own good reason. As everything has changed from technique to the tools used to the pigments approved. one of the new trend being scalp micropigmentation, where the artist replicates hair follicles.  

Permanent Makeup in depth

One of the most commonly-performed permanent makeup procedures, cosmetic tattooing is all the rage in the beauty industry right now. Cosmetic permanent makeup has gained so much popularity in the last few years that it can be performed on virtually any facial feature.

Permanent makeup is also known as micropigmentation, dermapigmentation, or in a simpler way, cosmetic tattooing. It is a technique that uses micro-needles to deposit pigment into the basal layer of the skin, the deepest layer of the epidermis. For permanent makeup procedure to be successful, permanent makeup artist requires the best digital permanent makeup machine that performs with less vibration, fine sterile needles, topical anesthetic, large variety of pigments and medical grade supplies like gloves, masks, wipes, cotton swabs, etc.

We offer a variety of permanent makeup styles at Reimagine Clinic ranging from microblading to lip blush. We are the best permanent makeup practitioner in the Montreal region. 

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ombre brows

Ombre brows gives your eyebrows a full powder look effect. It is one of the newest PMU trend out there. At reimagine clinic we take care of all your permanent makeup needs

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Lip blush

Are you tired of applying lipstick every morning. Lip blush will give your lips a new set of colour. Book a free consultation at reimagine clinic today. 

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One of the best and most in demand permanent makeup is microblading. We redesign the shape and add layers of hair strokes to give your brows a new look. 

our procedure

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Shaping and design

We start our treatments by designing with you the look you want and numb your skin as well.


Every treatment is detailed to our clients in order to give our clients the best results and a painless experience.

final touchups

We finish each treatment by touching up on the treated area and make sure that you are satisfied then apply a layer of vitamin A&D to start the healing process.

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