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permanent lip liner


Correct uneven lips or add fullness, minimize appearance of wrinkles, or add full lip color




permanent eyeliner


One of the most time consuming things women go through when doing their makeup is their eyeliner. We will change your life when we carefully tattoo your makeup so you never have to wash it off and reapply it again. From a soft to a defined line, the choice is yours.



permanent eye brows


Whether you want to add fullness or fill in areas with missing hair, the choice is yours. If your eyebrows are sparse or nonexistent, cosmetic tattooing is a great option! We will tattoo special ink tones into your skin with precision. Lose that pencil and give us a call! Trust us, you will thank us!



even more..

areola restoration


camouflage scars or beauty marks, add pigmentation to areas that have lost natural skin color, and even tattoo nipples on reconstructed breasts after surgery… the possibilities are endless!


Permanent Cosmetics By Tattoo Lou's


Permanent Cosmetics aka (Permanent Makeup) is quickly becoming more and more popular among thousands of people who are searching for a reason to save time, money, and head aches associated with applying makeup. The quick and relatively painless procedure is not as bad as it sounds. We have perfected the process by using special innovative techniques and equipment. The whole procedure will be done before you know it you will thank us every morning when you wake up with perfect makeup.

On this page, you can learn all about permanent makeup: what it is, why it is, and why it's quickly becoming very popular! Please check back frequently as this page will be constantly updated with before and after photos, aftercare guides, videos, and much more.

For more information, or to set up your free consultation for permanent cosmetics, please email us at or call anyone of our shops to speak to a technician.



Frequently Asked Questions about Permanent Cosmetics

Is permanent make up the same as micro-pigmentation?

Yes. There are many names for this process, such as permanent cosmetics, permanent make up, micropigmentation, dermal pigmentation, and cosmetic tattooing. It is all the same process, but it can be marketed as different names.

How is the process done?

Permanent cosmetics is the permanent tattooing of your makeup onto your skin. Performed using a tattoo machine, the pigment is placed through the epidermal layer of skin to the dermal layer.

Is there such a process called Semi Permanent Make up?

No. The process is fully permanent.

What is pigment?

Pigment is used for permanent cosmetics in lieu of tattoo ink. It is made specifically for permanent cosmetics.

Does it hurt?

Everyone has a different threshold for discomfort, and just like traditional tattooing, it depends on the area that is being worked on. According to most clients, eyebrow cosmetic tattooing produces the least amount of discomfort. Many say eyeliner is not painful, just unnerving, as we have a tattoo gun in your eye! Some have told us it even tickles! Lip liner is not uncomfortable at all for most, while lips are probably the most sensitive, bleeding the most out of the other areas.

Can i take a pain-reliever or drink alcohol before i come to ease my tension?

NO! Alcohol and most pain relievers are blood thinners. They will actually make you bleed more, make you more sensitive to pain, and make your healing time increase! We actually use topical anesthetics to help ease the discomfort with the procedure.

What is a topical antithetic?

Topical anesthetic is an ointment that is applied to the surface of the area to be tattooed. It is designed to numb the outer layer of skin.

How does topical antithetic numb my skin?

Active ingredients for numbing are: lidocaine, tetracaine for eyeliner and brows, and epinephrine for lips/brows. At Fusion Skin Spa, we have all of these numbing agents ready to go at all times.

Who Benefits from Permanent Makeup?

Everyone can benefit from permanent makeup! No matter your age—from the young to the old—if you desire a soft, natural enhancement to your appearance, permanent makeup can be your answer! It is especially beneficial to people who can't wear other cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities; active people who want to look their best for activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics; or those who don't want to worry about "sweating off" or reapplying cosmetics. Permanent makeup is also ideal for people with vision impairments who have difficulty applying their cosmetics, and for others with motor impairments such as arthritis, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke survivors, and those with unsteady hands who cannot apply their own makeup. Not to mention busy people who just don't have time to spend on their makeup!

Are Permanent Cosmetics Really Permanent?

Technically, permanent cosmetics procedures are considered permanent because the color is implanted into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance, color re-enhancement or color refreshing. Just like hair color, furniture that may be located near a window, or even house paint, pigment implanted in the skin may fade with time. It is important to consider this and all aspects of the procedure when selecting a potential permanent cosmetic makeup technician.

Are There Any After or Side Effects?

Generally, there is some swelling of the treated area. While eyebrows show little after effects, eyeliner and lips may show more, with edema lasting anywhere from two to seventy two hours after treatment. During the procedure, there may be some bleeding and/or bruising, as well as some tenderness for a few days following the procedure. If you feel as though the color is much darker than you expected following your treatment, don't worry – this lasts only for the first six to ten days. Sometimes, people have reactions to antibiotics. You may use any type of antibiotic that you prefer for your individual system. There may be other side effects unforeseen due to individuality.

Do The Pigments Used in Cosmetic Tattooing Pose Allergy Problems?

The application of the pigment is just deep enough to penetrate the minute capillaries in the dermal layer of skin. There have been so few reactions to the pigments that some doctors are suggesting that the patch test be eliminated. You can develop an allergy to anything, anytime. Some doctors recommend that people with allergies have permanent cosmetic procedures because they can replace cosmetic products that they are sensitive to. There have been very few reactions to pigments and only rarely in the case of blue-based red pigments.

Is There Any Possibility for Medical Problems?

The possibility that you would have any problems or reactions from these procedures is almost nonexistent with today's health standards. Fusion not only follows these health standards, we go beyond them. Our procedure rooms are cleaner than you would ever imagine—we engineered each room to be virtually bacteria proof. Technicians take the time after each procedure to sterilize all equipment in our sterilization room, along with wiping down all chairs and counter tops with anti bacterial sprays. We take great pride in not only being Long Island's best, but also Long Island's safest skin spa.

What's a Touch-Up and Do I Need One?

A touch-up is a color re-enhancement. Almost always, the implanted color is not perfect after the first procedure. These procedures are processes and at least one follow-up to the initial procedure should be scheduled. It is recommended that you do not traumatize the skin again for a minimum of four weeks. Six weeks is better, but of course, your individual needs take precedence. Eight weeks is recommended after a lip procedure.

Can I Still Have an MRI Scan?

Numerous studies have shown that even for people who have large body tattoos, there is little to no potential for irritation resulting from an MRI. In the rare instance where discomfort resulted, it was localized and very temporary. Most people have more metal in their fillings than they would ever have in tattoo work!



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