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 #19: Cosmetic Tattoo Pigment Removal

Laser removal is rarely a good option for cosmetic tattoo removal. The alternative to the expense, pain and risk of laser removal is liquid-based techniques. These are typically either saline or acid-based liquids. Keep reading to learn more!

August 15, 2019 — Robert McGowan

THink Tech Talk #17: Choosing Brow Colours for Cosmetic Tattoo Procedures

Lots of elements come into the perfect cosmetic tattoo. Whether it be technique, shape or colour – its important to get it right! Find yourself questioning your colour choice? Here’s our advice for you!

June 13, 2019 — Robert McGowan

THink Tech Talk #15: Tattoo Removal: Liquids or Lasers?

Tattoo Removal for both Cosmetic Tattoo and Body Art, is a growth industry. But, what works best? With laser tattoo removal, a major investment is require in equipment. Isn’t it amazing the old style rotary and coil machines used for body art typically cost a few hundred $, whilst the removal lasers cost $50,000 plus?

January 25, 2019 — Robert McGowan

THink Tech Talk #13: Topical Anaesthetics Update

Topical Anaesthetics we know, it’s a pain, and it shouldn’t be. We still get questions all the time about sourcing topical anaesthetics or numbing cream in Australia for cosmetic tattoo procedures. Behind the scenes we continue to work hard to find a great long term solution for you.

August 14, 2018 — Robert McGowan

THink Tech Talk #11: The Future of Microblading

You’ve given your client great feather stroke eyebrows using microblades and they love them. Will your client want to keep them forever? Probably. Will they last forever? No. So what happens when your client wants them touched-up or re-done in one, two or three years?

March 28, 2018 — Robert McGowan

THink Tech Talk #10 – Microblading Tips Part 1

Getting consistently great results with your microblading requires high quality tools, particular the needles that form the blade. The sharpness and size of the needles can make the difference between blurred or uneven strokes, and nice crisp lines. Some tips:

November 03, 2017 — Robert McGowan

THink Tech Talk #3 – Pigment Trends

New guidelines and regulations in the European Union are encouraging a trend toward more use of “Organic” pigments. What does organic mean? In this case it means carbon-based (nothing to do with environmentally friendly production). Carbon-based pigments include a very wide range of chemicals, and much more vivid colours can be produced.

November 16, 2016 — Robert McGowan

THink Tech Talk #1 – Generic Needles

Generic needles look very similar to the original equipment of respected international brands, but there are typically several differences. The needles are usually not as sharp and the infection control systems within the needle casing are either not there or not as good.

April 28, 2016 — Robert McGowan