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  • Writer's pictureJenna White

SKIN DEEP: Deep dive in to pigment and color theory.

Here at MICROBAE we understand the choice of pigments plays a crucial role in achieving optimal results. High-quality pigments are essential for creating long-lasting and natural-looking outcomes in paramedical tattooing and permanent makeup application. Skin type, age, and medications all play a crucial role in how clients respond to these types of treatments. Did you know not all pigments are created equal? As a permanent makeup artist I have spent many years studying all about different pigment lines and how they interact on a multitude of levels. What are some things to look for if you wanted to have a better understanding of the pigments you are using?

Here are some suggestions:

High-Quality Pigments:

  • Durability: High-quality pigments are often formulated to be more stable and resistant to fading over time. This ensures that the tattoo maintains its vibrancy and clarity for an extended period. Only buy direct from manufacturer. Stick with brands you know and trust. (Ask your community if you still need guidance).

  • Color Consistency: These pigments are carefully crafted to provide consistent color results, allowing for precise customization to match individual skin tones and preferences.

  • Safety: Reputable pigments prioritize safety and are usually tested for potential allergens or harmful substances. This is particularly important for individuals with sensitive skin or specific medical conditions.

  • Swatching Pigments: Understanding the undertones in your pigments play a crucial role in your healed result.

Organic vs. Inorganic Pigments:

  • Organic Pigments: Derived from natural sources, organic pigments are often plant-based or mineral-based. They may offer a softer, more muted color palette. While they can be gentler on the skin, their longevity may vary, and some organic pigments may have a higher likelihood of fading over time.

  • Inorganic Pigments: These pigments are typically synthetic and offer a broader range of vibrant colors. Inorganic pigments often have better stability, providing longer-lasting results. However, they may carry a slightly higher risk of skin reactions for some individuals.

Choosing between organic and inorganic pigments often depends on factors such as personal preferences, skin type, and the desired aesthetic outcome. Skilled practitioners at MICROBAE may assess individual needs and recommend pigments that align with both the desired look and the client's skin characteristics, ensuring a safe and successful paramedical tattoo experience.

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