Concealed with a kiss

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We'll stick to concealer, thanks. 

There's nothing new about cosmetic tattooing, in fact, it's become as casual as going to get your nails filled. Microblading your brows is a business that continues to boom, permanent lip liner works as an alternative to lip fillers and tattooed eyeliner has become a Godsend for those who struggle to master the art of the flick. 

Now, there a new permanent makeup treatment in town and it's for any of you who suffer with dark circles.  Yes, this is real life: you can now get concealer tattooed onto your face to banish the appearance of dark circles once and for all. 

Now it may seem dramatic to take a tattoo gun to your face to eliminate the dark shadows surrounding your eyes but after years of trying every eye cream and concealer on the planet, undereye bags are difficult to budge.

Similar to other permanent makeup treatments, the pigment is inked into the skin using a cosmetic tattoo gun. The pigments mix and once settled, sit under the first layer of the skin which ultimately acts as a buffer between the dark tissue and the surface of the skin. 

The procedure has been introduced to the beauty world by Brazillian tattoo artist, Rodolpho Torres who has previously made the news for concealing stretch marks with a similar method. Speaking to Spa + Clinic Australia, Rodolpho explains how he uses a small handheld device to detect each client’s unique skin tone, to which he then customizes a blend of ink to match perfectly. The treatment differs from microblading as the ink used is permanent. 

"It's not micro pigmentation, it's a tattoo. You can live a normal life and expose it to sunlight knowing that your skin will not become stained, because the tattoo pigments approved by Anvisa gives us this security"

The aftercare for permanent concealer is similar to a regular tattoo in that you treat the area with a soothing ointment, keep the area dry and avoid applying makeup or skincare products for the first few days.

The treatment is currently unavailable in Ireland as there are no clinics on our aisle offering this procedure.