Making the decision to get a cosmetic tattoo is life changing. To achieve the perfect outcome that you are aiming for, you need to make sure that you go to the right person. With an array of salons and technicians to choose from, and with no clear industry regulations in NSW it can be confusing to decide who to trust. Knowing just what to look for can help you feel confident in your choice of Cosmetic Tattooing Professional, and secures you in achieving the best possible results.
The technician’s qualifications and experience: Check how long they have been in the industry and how many procedures they have done as well their training certificates and commitment to ongoing education. In a rapidly evolving field it is vital that Cosmetic Tattoo Artists invest in continuous training so as to be up to date on the latest methods and practices. Be aware that some courses technicians have completed (to become qualified) are as short as half a day, and teach little more than the basics.
A picture portfolio: Looking at samples of the technician’s past work will help you get an idea of their style and ability to deliver the results you are looking for. Remember that shaping and sculpting are separate skills to tattooing and often take years of experience to master. The best tattoo artists are those that can tailor their style to a client’s individual features.
Sanitary premises: Make sure you visit the location beforehand to assess if it is a clean and sanitary working environment. The work should be done in a private room with access to hot and cold running water and free of other contaminants. The technician should be clean and neat, using a fresh set of gloves and new sterile needles and equipment with each client. It is also important that the technician has completed the ‘Infection Control in a Professional Practice’ certification, which ensures that they are aware of any potential infection risks.
Personalised service: Cosmetic Tattooing needs to be an individualised and careful process. With each individual posing different potential outcomes, it takes skill and experience to determine the best way to work with the distinctive features of each client. The technician needs to be able to determine your skin tone (cool or warm), the thickness and texture of your skin and advise you on the most suitable technique for a beautiful and long lasting result. They should also be able to give you information about medical considerations, and potential adverse effects, as well as the best after care to maintain your new enhancement.
Ultimately, you need to be comfortable with your Cosmetic Tattoo Artist, and trust in his or her ability to give you a look that you will be happy with for the longevity of your semi-permanent makeup. Communicating your goals clearly and following the expert advice offered by the technician will ensure a result you can both be totally satisfied and happy with.