Your questions about permanent makeup, answered

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Permanent Make Up in San Diego

Your questions about permanent makeup, answered


The beauty industry is massive and ever-changing. One of the most recent, and most lucrative, changes to the industry is semi-permanent makeup. It entails tattooing pharmaceutical-grade pigments into one of the top layers of skin, making it impermanent and able to fade over time.


Because it is a relatively new process, people are asking lots of questions about the technique. Here at Beauty Babe Club, we’re committed to being a resource for you, which is why we’ve started a new series answering all your burning questions.


Here are the answers to four of our most frequently asked questions, all in one place.

How long does permanent makeup ink last?

This answer depends on the treatment, but none last more than five years. Lip blushing and eyebrow microblading last between two and five years. Each method fades slowly over time, and each requires a follow-up appointment to lengthen the life of the treatment.


Without going to the follow-up appointment, your treatment could appear blotchy, uneven, and will fade much more quickly.

What is the difference between tattoo ink and permanent makeup?

There are two main differences between the two: the type of ink and pigment used, and the depth at which the pigment is deposited.


Tattoos use ink, while makeup uses pigment. Permanent makeup is water-based which also helps it fade naturally over time.


Permanent makeup is only deposited into the first layers of skin, whereas tattoos insert ink deep into many of the skin’s layers. That’s why tattoos stay permanently!


The machines and needles that tattoos and makeup use are also different, but we won’t go too in-depth about the differences in this article.


Is permanent makeup a tattoo?

Yes and no! While the methods and purposes between tattoos and permanent makeup are very similar, the major differences we described above make it so they are different treatments altogether.

Can semi-permanent makeup be removed?

Yes! While semi-permanent makeup does fade over time within a few years, it is completely possible to remove it. With methods like saline correction, you can efficiently lighten or remove tattoos of every kind.


Removing tattoos and semi-permanent makeup can be expensive and painful, so it’s important to make sure that you’re confident and set on the procedure you want. You can ask as many questions as you’d like during your consultation, and even up until the moment the artist starts the procedure. You can always say no or stop if you are uncomfortable at any point.

Final thoughts

Still have more questions about semi-permanent makeup? We’re more than happy to answer them for you, which is why we started this series!


We’ve been in business for almost a decade, and our brand has changed and grown with the industry. Beauty Babe Club makes sure to be as up-to-date as possible with new methods and procedures, so changes are we’ve got the answers to your questions!


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