Messed up permanent make up

  • 8 years ago

A couple of weeks ago I decided to get permanent makeup. It was for my eyebrows, lips and eyes. The eyeliner was done really really badly. It gives my left eye a strange lopsided look because the tattoo is not done right. I could kick myself for doing this on a whim. I just opened the yellowpages and picked someone. Now I'm embarassed to be seen and I lose sleep thinking about how bad it looks. Do you know who I should go to for removing the messed up eyeliner tattoo?

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Just this past weekend, I had my first saline removal treatment for a botched eyebrow. The new fixer lady thought about it, and then decided it was preferable to remove BOTH (even though one was less objectionable) - and then start afresh. Except, personally, I'm thinking, "If I ever get this straightened out - NEVER AGAIN." I actually have decent natural eyebrows. I have never overplucked or waxed them. But I have only about 3/4 eyebrow - all I really wanted was "tails" - but was told that just couldn't be done - would look weird - so had the whole things done. The color turned out too dark for my hair and complexion (blonde/fair) - and an old fashioned shape not following my natural brow (kinda Marlene Dietrich 1930s pencil thin). Yikes. So for one year I have been exfoliating like crazy and filling in with an eyebrow pencil way too dark - but to "match" the ink. And then I succeeded in fading it to the point that it went the blackish/grey instead of intensely dark brown - and that's when I plucked up courage to go in for removal. The really bad brow she went outside my natural hairline onto the forehead skin. Some ridiculous aesthetic sense of making you look "younger" - except no human has eyebrows halfway up their forehead - and I told her that I was going to do a Botox eyebrow lift (which I later did). The Botox - BTW - did not "mess" up the permanent makeup - it was messed up already! The Botox did exactly what I wanted it to in lessening the eye hoods. So no need to falsely "raise" the brow with the ink. The original woman also made a mess of one eye's eyeliner (it's smudgy and thicker) - but I deal with that by applying my own eyeliner over it and smudging both eyes. Not ideal - but it works. Not ideal in the sense that I spend just as much time on the eye makeup as ever - if not MORE - because I never had to futz with my own eyebrows all that much. I drew on tails, gelled them up and that was that. The biggest lesson I've learned is to look at the artist carefully. If you would not personally want the makeup THEY are sporting - leave. Clearly they think that's the best "look" - from pencil thin eyebrows halfway up your forehead to thick, winged dark eyeliner! The lady I've gone to for removal said she got in the business as a result of her own botched permanent makeup. She thought she could do better, and went out and got the training. I haven't told her yet that I doubt I'll ever re-ink - providing we can tame this disaster down. But I have a feeling that she will totally understand and not try to talk me into something.
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Where is this lady located? How is the saline treatment working?
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There's a lady named Mary in Tampa who is really good with permanent make up.. It's called permenantmakeupbymary.com Maybe you can ask her if your having problems with your make up or would like to get it done & your near Tampa. She also does needling for your face. The phone number is (813) 928-9924.
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Found another number for Mary 813 920 4571
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Could we have the name of your doctor? I'd go to London to have my tattoo removed if i don't find a good laser locally.
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I have had my eyebrows done for years and this last time I had them retouched they came out horrible. Black graysish color. I am devastated and looking for a place in south florida... I am in Miami but I will literally drive anywhere in Florida if I know they can be removed. Does anyone know a place? Thank you
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There is a gentleman by the name of John Hashey. He owns and runs John Hashey's School of Permanent cosmetics. He has been tattooing and doing permanent make up for 30 years. He is amazing...he is a pioneer in his field and knows more about permanent cosmetics than most of us combined. He has been requested by world renown physicians to tattoo corneas for color to injured patients...just a real wealth of knowledge and ability. He can fix your problem without any doubt in my mind. He was one of my teachers 14 years ago...he is in Oldsmar Florida. I consider him a friend and mentor.
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I'm going to a place right now in Broward. Sarah Oliver-look her up online- this is my second time- removal is a Process not one procedure. So far I'm pretty happy with it. Good luck - I feel your pain!
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the brow gainesville fl minneoo
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The Brow Center Gainesville Fl Minoo outstanding .Found many in this field unprofessional .Just got brow, lip and eyeliner.She is awesom
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Please, Do you know where in New York City or Long Island I can find someone to remove my AWFUL eyebrow "tails" w saline rather than laser ?
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I have offices in NYC & NJ...I do tattoo lightening as well as permanent cosmetics.
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Beau Institute , Mt Laurel NJ
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Congrats for removing your tatto .It may cause some bad impacts to your skin . So you must be aware of the bad sites of this permanent make ups before you do it. I have done some eye shadow arts by buying the eye make up products from beautifullady.us their produts are very nice and have no side effects too.
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Anyone know of good saline removal options in SW Florida?
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John Hahsey in Oldsmar Florida...he has been in this business forever and a day...he knows his stuff and backs up talk with action.
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I'm in SW Florida. Wanda Enoch at website .... CosmeticEnhancementClinic.com I can correct your makeup. 888-461-4441
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The new Tattoo Vanish (saline gel) requires company certification training to use, so you can be sure to get a qualified practitioner. Other more acidic or alkaline products used to remove color, like Rejuvi, have a much higher risk of scarring in my opinion. The advantages of saline removal are that it works on all colors including white, it doesn't cause colors to shift (as laser might), and it actually takes the color out of the skin. Laser breaks up the color so it can be removed internally. But it ends up in your lymph nodes forever, and is that a good thing? Also, there's some scientific discussion of late about the risks of nano particles in your body long term, which I think are greatly enhanced by the laser fracturing of the color. There is no magic wand. But with patience, I think the saline route is the best for most people.
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I would just like to say that I have had my permanent eyebrow tattoos removed by laser and it was the best thing I have ever done and outweighs having the ink in my lymph nodes. With a heathy diet and exercise anything can be wiped out, even cancer!I did 2 sessions of rejuvi and it was the most awful thing i had ever experienced!!! Salt and saline you will need alot of treatments people! I have had 6 laser sessions and only have a shadow of ink left in one small area, which is disappearing day by day. And my eyebrow hair, it is still there, the ones that dropped out are growing back too. So please people make informed decisions, this is a mistake that can be undone. For me laser worked and I was petrified, but I had a big black thick tattoied eyebrows, i nightmare i was determined to ERASE! Do not let fear stop you!
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Sam, I'm so happy they've been removed! Congrats! Yayyyy I'm so glad your nightmare is over! Can you tell me a bit about the process like during the laser, the days after the laser and how long it takes to heal after each session? My derm said I'll need 6-8 sessions but I guess I don't know what to expect after each session and I'm concerned that I don't know what to expect
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I too am very happy for you Sam, enjoy it!!! The laser you received, is it any special brand or model or type of any sort that one could look into in the internet? I'd love to remove mine and wish to know more about the type of laser you took. However, I recall having read somewhere that laser will not remove well any pink/orange color, it's only good for black. Do you happen to know anything more about it? Thanks. Wear your clear eyebrows with good health and happiness. :o)
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They do make a couple of lasers that removes all colors...some just remove certain colors better than others
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Which ones Theresa? Thank you.
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Lumenis QX Max Aztanza Trinity both of these utilizes three wavelengths, 1064nm, 532nm, and 694nm. By combining a dual wavelength Nd:YAG laser and a single wavelength Ruby, our laser can effectively target and treat 99% of tattoo ink colors. Because we can utilize the three different wavelengths, we have the ability to treat every color during the same treatment session.
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As good as that device may be, none of those wavelengths will clear colors containing white without turning them black first. So we're really talking about treating 3 primary colors, 3 secondary colors, and black. That's 7/8, or 87.5%, not 99%. Plus, colors may clear at different rates, it all takes a lot of treatments, there are safety issues using the laser at the eyeline, and there's the additional safety concern about the long term effect of nanoparticles collecting in the lymph glands. So, as much good as the laser may do in many cases, there's still reason to consider other forms of removal.
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