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Why is it important to research cosmetic tattoo artists?

Researching a cosmetic tattoo artist is important for so many reasons.

We are firm believers in quality. With almost a decade of experience in cosmetic tattoo procedures, our artist owners Lina and Erica, spend countless hours researching, training and supporting the artists we have on staff. They don’t just have to tick off the technical aspects of permanent makeup, they also have to be kind, warm individuals who care about their clients. Whether it is one of our beautiful studios or you choose another, here are some questions you should ask yourself before you take the plunge into cosmetic tattoo (a very fun plunge by-the-way!)

Does your cosmetic tattoo artist follow safety and hygiene guidelines?

First and foremost, considering safety and hygiene is crucial due to the direct contact between needles, pigments, and the skin. Oddly enough, the cosmetic tattoo industry is not heavily regulated in most states. Oregon is the strictest state in relationship to health, safety and hygiene rules and because we hail from Oregon, we implement these guidelines in every studio. It is vital to find an artist who strictly follows safety protocols to prevent complications such as infections or allergic reactions. Moreover, researching an artist enables you to assess their reputation, certifications, and adherence to health and safety standards.

Does your cosmetic tattoo artist possess skill and expertise?

In addition, the skill and expertise of a cosmetic tattoo artist play a significant role in achieving desirable results. Through research, you can evaluate an artist’s qualifications, training, and experience in the field of cosmetic tattooing. This evaluation helps you determine whether they possess the necessary technical skills and knowledge to meet your expectations.

Have you researched your permanent makeup artists portfolio and style?

Furthermore, each cosmetic tattoo artist has their own unique style and approach. By reviewing their portfolio or examples of their previous work, you can assess their artistic ability and determine if their style aligns with your personal preferences. In other words: Look at all their portfolio pictures and make sure you like what you see! This step ensures that the artist can deliver the specific aesthetic you desire.


Have you read testimonials and revies written about your artist and the studio where they work?

Additionally, researching a cosmetic tattoo artist allows you to access client testimonials and reviews, providing valuable insights into their professionalism, communication, and customer satisfaction. Reading about others’ experiences helps you make an informed decision and choose an artist with a proven track record of happy clients. Look at the whole picture, everyone has some not great reviews. I always read 10-20 great reviews about someone and then follow by reading a couple bad ones. You can start to see a theme, if the great reviews far outweigh the so-so reviews. Typically you can assume the great reviews are the consistency you are looking for. Fun fact: 95% of consumers read reviews before purchasing but only 12% of consumers actually leave reviews! Here is a an article with lots of review stats, you know, if you like stats.


Have you considered the longevity and maintenance of your permanent makeup?

Moreover, considering the longevity and maintenance of cosmetic tattoos is crucial. These tattoos are semi-permanent or permanent, requiring proper technique and pigment selection to ensure durability. By researching an artist, you can gauge their knowledge of color theory, pigment selection, and understanding of how different skin types age and retain pigment over time. This knowledge ensures that your cosmetic tattoo ages gracefully and minimizes the need for frequent touch-ups.

Overall, conducting research on a cosmetic tattoo artist is essential to prioritize your safety, achieve satisfactory results, and have a positive experience throughout the process. It empowers you to make an informed decision, finding an artist who meets your expectations in terms of skill, style, and professionalism.

DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo has locations around the USA. Our mission? Set the standard for cosmetic tattoo, including quality of cosmetic tattoo services, quality of artists and a dedication to the Art of Great Customer Service.

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