Blue pigment heals the darkest in the skin; it is the heaviest densest colour in tattooing.
Yellow pigment heals the lightest in the skin.
Use caution when using white pigment colours alone or mixed in other colours. White has a tendency to float on the skin; almost giving it the appearance of raised or scarred skin tissue. If you use a pre-mixed colour with white in it from the manufacturer you should be safe to use it.
If pigment gets too thick in the cap while working, we use a few drops of a re-wetting solution or liquid anaesthesia to make the pigment thinner/creamier.
If the pigment gets too thick in our bottle we use a few drops of re-wetting solution. We save the anaesthesia for actual application time. Re-wetting solution is the proper levels of alcohol, glycerine, deionised, sterile or distilled water.
Do not add straight glycerine to your pigment. It may make your pigment creamy for application and may take longer to heal in the skin and may cause photo sensitivity.
If a client has irregular lip tones, choose a colour that has some white in it. You will have greater success to even out the lip colour. Ask your pigment supplier which pigment colours these are.
DO NOT mix colours from different manufacturers together unless they tell you that it is alright to do so.
When inserting pigment for a traditional tattoo, a certain sequence must be followed. Pigment should be applied from the darkest colour to the lightest colour. The proper sequence should be: Black, dark purple, blue, green, light purple, brown, red, orange, yellow, beige, skin tones and white. The exception to this is when you are camouflaging skin tones.
When camouflaging, always start with the lightest colour.
Always check the base colour of your pigment before you begin application.
Do not look at the colour through the bottle. Many plastic bottles pick up certain hues of colours (especially yellows) and look very misleading.
We all want to help people who have unsatisfactory semi-permanent make-up results.
But, beware, you are now taking on the added responsibility of that client.
Who does the client sue if they are unhappy?
The last person who has worked on them!!!!
Many times the client complains to the new technician about how bad their semi-permanent make-up is.They want the new technician to fix their problem and not charge them for the repair or correction, because they have already paid the initial technician.
This has nothing to do with you!
Do not let the client talk you into any repair or correction work that is above your expertise or you just choose not to work on.