Store pigment tightly sealed and in a cool dark cabinet. Always shake bottles well for proper distribution of colour.
Determine if your pigment is a ‘Cool’ or ‘Warm’ based pigment prior to use.
Using multicolours on one procedure will create a much more realistic effect but will take more time.
Mix colours using your lightest colour first, followed by your darker colours. You will mix less pigment.
Each application of pigment builds colour volume in the skin i.e. gets darker with each application.
Use pigments with a macron range of 6-8, this should ensure against possible migration of the pigment in the skin. All Bio touch pigments are in this category.
Patch test clients with known sensitivities/allergies to cosmetics, drugs etc.
Only colours from the same manufacturer can be mixed together. Try to keep organics to organics and iron oxide to iron oxide.
Never reuse or save used pigment, it may be contaminated with bacteria and/or body fluids.
Do not use body tattoo colours purchased from the internet or from regular tattooist as they are different to those used for semi-permanent cosmetics. However, semi-permanent cosmetic pigments may be used for body tattooing.
Do not look at your colour through your pigment bottle. Plastic bottles tend to pick up a yellow or greenish cast from the plastic. To view correct colour, open the bottle and view colour.
Do not add White to lighten pigments for the face. If your client ever has Laser on the face the pigment will turn Black. Only use White for petite body tattoos.