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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

Tech Talk #25: From Eyeliner to the Emergency Room

How a simple procedure landed this client in the hospital, unable to see. This report comes from a trainee cosmetic tattooist who had an eyeliner treatment by a trainer. If you are a cosmetic tattooist, you need to read this!

September 13, 2021 — THink Aesthetics

THink Tech Talk #24: Pigment Regulations are Coming

The regulation of pigments is complicated. When it comes to cosmetic tattoo, the focus is usually on the shape, the technique and the colour… not so much on the chemistry of the pigment itself.

May 06, 2021 — Robert McGowan

THink Tech Talk #23: Cosmetic Tattoo Pigments – Regulations, Restrictions & Risks

How do you choose what pigment to use for cosmetic tattooing? Colour and retention are important, but so are the ingredients and client safety. Health authorities want pigments to be free of toxins, particularly those considered to be carcinogenic, reprotoxic (risk of causing birth defects)...

July 15, 2020 — Robert McGowan

THink Tech Talk #22: What's in a Needle Cartridge?

It's time to take a moment to think about needles! You know... the ones we use to tattoo people's faces? Yeah, those ones. Why is there a lot of price variation in cosmetic tattoo needle cartridges for different machines? Why should you pay for a genuine needle cartridge for a machine when you might be able to find a generic product that’s cheaper.
February 28, 2020 — Robert McGowan

THink Tech Talk #21: Needle Cartridges - What you pay for and why?!

Ever wondered why some cosmetic tattoo needle cartridges cost more than others? Why are some so cheap? It’s like everything else, you get what you pay for, and while things might look the same, it’s a bit like a genuine Apple iPhone versus a cheap clone on eBay.
November 27, 2019 — Robert McGowan
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