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

THink Tech Talk #20: Cosmetic Tattoo Insurance! Are you covered?

Are you insured? No, are you really insured? You may not be. Being insured should give you a comfortable feeling that if something goes seriously wrong, you’re covered. You’ve paid those premiums and you and your business are protected from a nasty claim against you, or a property loss from theft, fire or flood.

September 02, 2019 — 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 #18: Personal Appearance Service Licence

What to expect when you’re expecting… Personal Appearance Service Licence (PAS) Inspectors! Our insider experience and a ‘heads up’ to businesses – we thought you’d like to know, particularly if you’re in Queensland.

July 10, 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 #16: Infection Control Certificates for Cosmetic Tattooists

Are you confused about the infection control qualifications required in the cosmetic tattoo industry? Here’s some help. As most of you will know, in each state and territory you require an infection control qualification to obtain a local council licence to operate legally in conducting skin penetration/cosmetic tattoo on your premises.

April 04, 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 #14: The Best Needles For Featherstroke

The Best needles for featherstroke can be a difficult question – lets discuss some of the options. Wonderful hair like cosmetic tattoo brow procedures can be performed by digital machines and microblades. Creating the natural look is paramount to your customer, but what to choose.
October 16, 2018 — 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