Paramedical or reconstructive tattooing has been adapted from Cosmetic tattooing using PMU pigments. Its aim being to assist in emotional and physical healing by reducing the appearance of skin abnormalities, scaring or trauma. Ultimately we hope that in doing so, our clients have a better sense of harmony and increased self esteem.
Paramedical tattooing uses PMU pigments and regeneration tattooing techniques to reduce the appearance of camouflage hyperpigmentation. Using colour pigments to blend and camouflage these areas, returning them to your natural skin tone. During your appointment we will colour match and discuss the pigments suited for your treatment area.
Any clients with trauma to the skin, causing hyperpigmentation is eligible for Paramedical tattooing. Specifically at CTM, we can assist anyone with the below circumstances:
At CTM, our diverse selection of pigments caters to all skin tones, ensuring precision and satisfaction in every appointment with our skilled Paramedical Tattoo Artists.
For the best results, we will need to disclose skin changes in colour, composition and exposure, so during seasonal changes, your camouflage tattoo will remain seamless. Sun exposure, Skin composition, tanning habits and seasonal changes to skin tone all affect that way in which we will camouflage your hyperpigmentation. Health factors including medications and hormonal imbalances may also have an affect on your desired outcome. All environmental, lifestyle and health factors will be discussed prior to your appointment.
A precise hand-held sterile digital or hand held device with all disposable, single-use sterile parts leaving the client in a hygienic environment. A needle penetrates the skin and pigment is released to the appropriate area. It’s the same process used for hundreds of years to create designs on skin.
Depending on the area treated, age of the client and skin condition a tattoo will last anywhere from 6 months to 5 years. The colour will fade over time depending on the lifestyle choices, skin tones and the pigment used. The client may need a touch-up procedure every 1-3 years to keep the colour vibrant.
The cosmetic tattoo will generally last up to 3-5 years. The colour will slightly fade over time depending on the individual’s lifestyle choices, skin tones and the pigment used. The client may need a touch-up procedure every 3-5 years to keep the colour vibrant.
The sensation will vary according to each individual. Most people experience very little or no pain whatsoever. Topical anesthetic is applied for all procedures and liquid anesthetic is run through the tattooing device during the procedure. Panadol can be taken 45 min prior to the procedure to minimize sensitivity. Some clients are so relaxed, they even fall asleep during the procedure. Note: If you have your menstruation cycle, sick, extremely run down or hangover, there may be slight discomfort with the procedure.
We offer an extensive spectrum of colours to suit every client’s requirements, from soft natural pigments to more dramatic options.
Every procedure has a different healing time with little or no swelling to the time it takes for the pigment to settle into the skin. This all varies depending on the procedure and the area. There is no downtime, you can resume normal activities straight after your procedure. Keep in mind that you will need to follow the aftercare with certain specifications in order to properly maintain your new tattoo.
The first 3-7 days your tattoo will be slightly darker in appearance than what the final outcome will be.
All clients must be over the age of 18.
Both of these procedures involve tattooing the skin. The difference is the machine used, the depth of implantation and the pigments used.
In traditional tattooing, a pigment is added to the third layer of the skin, the subcutaneous. Where in permanent makeup the pigment is added to the second layer of the skin called the Dermis, creating a final result of a soft blend of colour to the tattooed area.
Body tattooist also use a coil machine which is more powerful and not gently for the face.
If you have ever been allergic to nickel, hair dyes, or latex it is best to have a test patch done in order to determine whether you could suffer from allergic reaction to the pigment.
I’m so grateful I found such an awesome team of beauty therapists. I had the privilege of Shelley completing my eyeliner tattoos (upper & lower lids) followed by Kiera fixing my brows & plasma session. I love looking at myself, looking so fresh & eyeliner perfect - no more panda eyes for me!! Thank you ladies for being so talented!!
AMAZING! I wish I had done sooner, years ago! Shelley is outstanding her skill, perfection and ability to colour match is out of this world. I had my brows combo and lips tattooed and really couldn’t be happier. The whole experience has been amazing, fun and painless.
I did my cosmetic brow tattooing training with Shelley and I am SO glad I picked her! I had completed training last year with another company and the difference was unbeatable. I was able to book clients in within a week after completing and I felt really confident in my training and my clients love my work already. Shelley doesn’t just treat you like a number, you feel like she really cares and the ongoing support has been really helpful. I would tell anyone and everyone that this is the training you want! Thank you Shelley, you’re the best!