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Types of cosmetic tattooing, and why you want them


What are the types of cosmetic tattooing and why do we want them? People have been tinkering with their appearance for as long as humans have existed. From the ancient tradition of henna to Ötzi the Iceman’s sick tats, long-lasting cosmetics have always been around. In the brave new world of modern beauty, even more is possible. Over the decades, people have freed themselves from a single hair color, their natural lashes or nails, and dull lip color. Nowadays, you can have permanent makeup applied to your eyes, lips, brows and cheeks. You can also have paramedical cosmetic tattoos.

But with so many different types of cosmetic tattooing out there, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. So here are all the cutting-edge cosmetic tattooing types available today and all the reasons we love them!


Lipstick and lip gloss can be messy and annoying to reapply. Any makeup that can’t survive a date with a delicious sandwich is a massive drawback in our books. But with lip blush tattoo, you never have to worry about excusing yourself to the powder room with a tube of lipstick. During this cosmetic tattoo process, a cosmetic artist uses a delicate tattoo needle to deposit subtle color into your lips to give them a natural tint. Like most types of cosmetic tattooing, the effects look both natural and very striking. It’s a great way to get perfect “born this way” lips without the trouble of makeup.

Types of cosmetic tattooing, and why you want them
Lip Blush by DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo


Microblading really started the cosmetic tattooing craze. Microblading can make your existing brows fuller, darker, and shapelier. Recently, a new nano sized needle has been introduced, offering artists the opportunity to refine these lovely brows even further. So, you may hear this procedure referred to as microblading or nanoblading! During a microblading procedure, your artist will make a series of tiny incisions along your brow and then apply color mimicking the appearance of hairs. The idea of getting dozens of little cuts on your face might sound more like a medieval torture method but fear not. Most people say it barely hurts at all with a bit of help from a topical numbing cream. Some pain or discomfort is normal, but like all forms of tattoo, it’ll give you something to brag about while your friends admire your perfect brows.

Microblading by DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo


These lovely ombre powder brows, arriving on the scene after microblading, take a slightly different approach. Using small dots, this technique fills in eyebrows offering a soft powdered look, like you have expertly applied some brow powder.  The result is a brow that looks more “made-up” but still results in a long lasting, shapely, full look!

Ombre Powder Brows by DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo

4. Machine Nano Brows

The newest kid on the block offers something remarkable: This machine-based technique deploys a shallower hairstroke. This makes Machine Nano Brows the perfect solution for those who have been turned down for microblading due to thin skin, oily skin or sensitive skin. Time to rejoice!

Machine Nano Brows by DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo


Ah, eyeliner. It’s the bane of many a beauty buff’s existence. Applying the perfect eyeliner is tricky and time-consuming, and even more annoying to fix if your hand slips. An eyeliner tattoo takes all the time and uncertainty out of your daily eye makeup routine. Like all other types of cosmetic tattooing, a numbing cream helps make this procedure more comfortable. Most eyeliner tattoos will accentuate your natural eye with a noticeable but toned-down effect. It’s a great way to get effortlessly striking eyes without any hassle at all. Even better? There are four distinct styles you can choose from: lash Line Enhancement, Classic Liner, Winged Liner and Dusty Shadow Liner.

Winged Eyeliner by DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo


Cosmetic tattooing for scars is a popular procedure also referred to as paramedical tattooing. For people with unsightly or unwanted scars, it can make a huge emotional difference to see those markings fade away. Only certain scars will work with this technique, which deposits a color matching your skin tone into paler scar tissue. If the blemish is darker than your natural skin, there’s no way for this technique to lighten it. But for those with light scars, it’s incredible what scar camouflage tattoos can do. It even works on some stretch marks!

Scar Camouflage Tattoo by DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo

7. Areola Restoration Tattoo

Areola restoration tattoo is what we refer to as a paramedical cosmetic tattoo, but it’s not just for those who are recovering from any type of breast augmentation surgery. People can also use this wonderful service to correct shape and color or…drumroll…to change the shape to a heart.


Whether you’re looking to save time on your morning makeup routine or camouflaging a scar for your emotional well-being, the world of cosmetic tattooing is as wonderful as it is diverse. At DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo, we love helping our clients discover the best type of cosmetic tattooing for every need. New technology allows for more nuance than ever before, giving people the power of self-confidence and self-expression without being chained to a makeup bag. Cosmetic tattoos go so much deeper than beauty; they help people embrace the parts of themselves they’ve long struggled to accept. It’s not about being perfect: it’s about being you in the best way you can.