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If you have faint eyebrows, no eyebrows, or partial eyebrows, a cosmetic tattoo can help. A lip tattoo can reduce "lipstick bleed," and give definition to the lip line. With a colored lip tattoo, lip scars disappear, and you can kiss lipstick good-bye. After an eyeliner tattoo, you can put away your eye pencils for several years.

Cosmetic tattooing also has more serious applications, such as improving the appearance of a nipple after breast reconstruction.

From: Permanent Makeup WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FDA: "Tattoos & Permanent Makeup."

American Academy of Micropigmentation: " Ten Questions to Ask About Permanent Makeup."

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: "Micropigmentation."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 12, 2019

SOURCES:

FDA: "Tattoos & Permanent Makeup."

American Academy of Micropigmentation: " Ten Questions to Ask About Permanent Makeup."

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: "Micropigmentation."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 12, 2019

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