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Tech Talk #37: Injectables & Cosmetic Tattooing!

Tech Talk #37: Injectables & Cosmetic Tattooing!

Despite all the new regulations from AHPRA and the TGA on the advertising of injectables, life will go on and cosmetic tattooists will need to advise clients on when they...
June 06, 2024 — THink Aesthetics
Tech Talk #36: Skin Age, Cell Turnover and Missing PMU Pigment

Tech Talk #36: Skin Age, Cell Turnover and Missing PMU Pigment

How skin age, pigment placement and cell turnover work with (and against) cosmetic tattooing! Have you ever had or seen a cosmetic tattoo fade out in a matter of weeks?...
April 23, 2024 — THink Aesthetics
Tech Talk #35: Marking up with Makeup for PMU

Tech Talk #35: Marking up with Makeup for PMU

Where do you draw the line between cosmetics and cosmetic tattooing? There are plenty of products and tools specifically designed for properly and safely marking up your cosmetic tattoo designs. Yet, a lot of technicians are reaching for makeup products - let's break down what and why (or why not)!
April 09, 2024 — THink Aesthetics
Tech Talk #34: Cosmetic Tattoo Removal with Saline vs THink Pigment Remover

Tech Talk #34: Cosmetic Tattoo Removal with Saline vs THink Pigment Remover

Unpacking the solution to PMU removal! Cosmetic tattoo removal is now a big part of the industry. Poor designs, poor technique, poor pigments, changed trends and expectations, and the natural effects of...
March 26, 2024 — THink Aesthetics
Tech Talk #33: Saving Your Skin with a Vitamin

Tech Talk #33: Saving Your Skin with a Vitamin

In Australia we enjoy loads of sunshine, but I can be brutal. Queensland, in particular, is often referred to as the “Skin Cancer Capital of The World”. If you can reduce the risk by simply taking vitamin B3 every day, why wouldn’t you?
March 06, 2024 — THink Aesthetics
Tech Talk #32: The Rules for Blood Donation & Cosmetic Tattooing

Tech Talk #32: The Rules for Blood Donation & Cosmetic Tattooing

How long after a cosmetic tattoo or body art tattoo do you need to wait to give a blood donation? It’s changed a lot over the years. Six months, three months and lots of flip-flopping between different waiting periods. What is it now?

 

February 13, 2024 — THink Aesthetics
Tech Talk #31: Why did my pigment change colour?

Tech Talk #31: Why did my pigment change colour?

We talk why cosmetic tattoo pigments change colour! Cosmetic tattooing or ‘semi-permanent makeup’ is designed to fade, technique and depth are one part of the puzzle. There is a lot that goes into making a pigment that fades just right.

November 01, 2023 — THink Aesthetics
Tech Talk #30: REACH pigment regulations start to bite

Tech Talk #30: REACH pigment regulations start to bite

Technicians worldwide, even outside the EU are opting to convert to cosmetic tattoo pigments that aren't restricted under the regulations. But what about the manufactures and technicians who aren't following the new regulations? Is there someone out there checking these products for compliance?

October 17, 2023 — THink Aesthetics
Tech Talk #29: Your PMU training accreditation check!

Tech Talk #29: Your PMU training accreditation check!

Options are great, until they become confusing or overwhelming. Let’s break down the types of training available for cosmetic tattooing and the language used.

Your cosmetic tattoo training and certification can greatly influence your depth of knowledge and understanding, career and business prospects, and insurability.

October 03, 2023 — THink Aesthetics
Tech Talk #28: Needle safety! What to look for?

Tech Talk #28: Needle safety! What to look for?

Cosmetic tattoo needles, what do you look for? You want a needle that does the job of course - one that keeps your clients safe while also providing great results. We're going to dive into the what to look for to make sure your needle is safe, sterilised and shaped up for the job!

September 07, 2023 — THink Aesthetics
Pigment Types: A fusion of confusion, a guide to cosmetic tattoo pigment types, THink MBC Supplies

Tech Talk #27: A guide to cosmetic tattoo pigment types in 2023

It used to be simple. Pigments were just pigments, right? With the launch of the ‘new’ REACH regulations in the European Union, several pigment brands have changed their formulations, and with the new mixtures have come new terms to describe them. If you’re confused, here’s some simple words of explanation.
August 21, 2023 — THink Aesthetics
Tech Talk #26: Where does the pigment go for permanent make-up?

Tech Talk #26: Where does the pigment go for permanent make-up?

The #1 thing that can 'make or break' your cosmetic tattoo treatments. What is too deep and what is too shallow? What is your target depth? Traditional training tells you to target the base of the epidermis and top of the dermis. Is this realistic?

February 09, 2023 — THink Aesthetics
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