The term „permanent make-up“ is not exactly defined and is therefore used for many cosmetical face tattoos. Every tattoo in the face area is not permanent only long-lasting. Our face is exposed daily to sunbeams and the included UV-rays, therefore permanent make-up is fading faster than body tattoos which are covered by our clothes.
Furthermore, the color for body tattoos is generally put further into the skin and more extensive. The process for tattoos in the face area (permanent make-up) is way more gentle, because the tattoo can easily appear too dominant. The most common make-up treatments are artificially pigmentation of eyebrows, eyeliner and lip contour.
Depending on the skin type, the permanent make-up lasts up to five years, in special cases up to ten years, and then has to be renewed.