Permanent Makeup (PMU) and traditional tattoos are different. PMU use semi-permanent inks that are checked to be non-allergenic and inject the pigment far higher up into the layers of the skin. This provides a result that appears much more natural and slowly fades with time, rather than discoloring as normal tattoos are meant to do.
Permanent cosmetics requires advanced training and education. A variation of dexterity, creative and technological abilities, and customer service is what contributes to the final look of the cosmetic procedure.
PMU is a procedure used to recreate eye liner, lipstick, eyebrows or hair tattoos. Paramedical PMU uses cosmetic tattooing to cover up discolorations of the skin, such as burns or vitiligo. This technique can also be used after breast surgery or mastectomy to preserve or improve a woman's areola. Often you can hear permanent makeup called 'derma pigmentation,' 'micro pigmentation' or 'cosmetic tattooing.