When attooing over any type of damaged skin, realistic expectations are a must. While permanent makeup can help enhance features and conceal imperfections, it may not completely eradicate the effects of damaged skin.
- MOLES can be incorporated into the design but usually tattooing over a mole isn’t advisable due to unforeseen circumstances such as a mole developing into a cancerous one.
- REACTIVE SKIN aka skin that reddens immediately can be a challenge when reading your ink. I find working slowly and getting in the color with least the amount of passes (that make the skin redder) is a good approach. The approach is In/Out/Done. I may use a larger needle to implant more color quickly, slow my hand speed, or alter techniques to soft pointillism, (with a smaller needle) which doesn’t redden the skin as much as whip or pendulum shading can.
- BUMPY SKIN ODDITIES may or may not take color. I point these areas out to my clients because many aren’t...