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The origins of permanent makeup

When the words “permanent makeup” or “semi-permanent makeup” are spoken, many people’s minds tend to wander towards “tattoo”. Yet, it’s important to understand that permanent makeup is an entity distinct from traditional tattooing.

Permanent cosmetics represent a fascinating domain where tattoos are artistically leveraged to simulate eye liner, lip liner, eyebrows, or even hair. A specialized branch of this, known as paramedical permanent makeup, applies the concept of cosmetic tattooing to mask skin abnormalities like scars or vitiligo. Interestingly, this unique tattooing technique can also come to the rescue to restore or enhance a woman’s areola post a breast surgery or mastectomy.

Delving into the world of Permanent Cosmetics, one finds it requiring a specialized education and training regimen. This field, in essence, is a harmonious blend of dexterity, artistic flair, technical aptitude, and clear communication with the client. It is these factors that collaboratively shape the final appearance of the cosmetic procedure. In various professional circles, permanent cosmetics are referred to as ‘derma pigmentation’, ‘micro pigmentation’ or ‘cosmetic tattooing’.

The roots of Micropigmentation extend far back into history, with this practice being in use for thousands of years. Archeological evidence bears witness to tattoos on bodies dating as far back as 3300 B.C. Various cultures across epochs, be it the Egyptians, Nubians, Incas, Mayans, Aztecs, or Greeks, have embraced tattooing as a marker of beauty, prestige, and individual identity. This tradition has held its ground and continues to flourish even today.

It was in the year 1902 that the modern application of permanent makeup was pioneered by Sutherland MacDonald in his tattoo parlor in London. Mr. MacDonald made a name for himself by tattooing a captivating ‘all round delicate pink complexion’ onto the cheeks of his clients. George Burchett took the reins from him in the 1930s, evolving into a major developer of this tattooing technique.

In the current scenario, permanent makeup has carved out its niche within the beauty industry, standing out as a distinct category in its own right. Everything, ranging from the underlying techniques to the tools employed, and even the pigments approved for use, has undergone significant evolution. One of the novel trends in this space is scalp micropigmentation, where the tattoo artist leverages their skills to replicate the appearance of hair follicles.

Permanent Makeup in depth

Cosmetic tattooing, one of the most prevalent permanent makeup procedures, has become a trendsetter in today’s beauty industry. Its immense popularity over the years has made it a versatile procedure, which can be applied to almost any facial feature.

Permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation, dermapigmentation, or more simply, cosmetic tattooing, is a procedure that involves the use of micro-needles. These needles deposit pigment into the basal layer of the skin, the deepest layer of the epidermis. The success of a permanent makeup procedure rests on the shoulders of a skilled permanent makeup artist. The artist requires a high-quality digital permanent makeup machine that operates with minimal vibration, employs sterile needles, and works in conjunction with a topical anesthetic. The role of a variety of pigments and medical-grade supplies such as gloves, masks, wipes, cotton swabs, etc., is also crucial.

At Reimagine Clinic, we offer a diverse range of permanent makeup styles, from microblading to lip blushing. We are widely recognized as the leading permanent makeup practitioners in the Montreal region, known for our exceptional service and results.

The Emergence of Permanent Makeup Lips

Lip blushing tattoo has surged as one of the most in-demand forms of permanent lip makeup across the globe. It provides a constant lip color, giving an impression of wearing lipstick all the time. Lip blushing allows numerous possibilities for shaping your natural lips to your liking, making it one of the most advanced PMU treatments.

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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

lip blush training

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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