Permanent Makeup goes by many names in this age such as Micro-pigmentation, Permanent or Semi Permanent Cosmetics, and Cosmetic Tattooing. In recent years developments in Eyebrow enhancements have been perfected to create natural looking hair strokes and along with it comes their own monikers (which vary both here and overseas) such as Microstroke, Microblading, 3d HairStroke, or Brow Embroidery.

You may have heard of Permanent Makeup through a friend or seen it on someone you know. Whatever name it was used to describe it, the cosmetic tattoo has a rich, vibrant and colorful history that begins thousands of years ago and continues to develop today with new advances in techniques and available pigments.

From Asia to Europe ancient peoples embraced tattooing as ritual, beautification, and culture. Since that time, tattoos and permanent makeup have become accepted mainstream personal beautification methods and cosmetic enhancements. While true tattoos really strive to use the body as the artist’s canvas and stand out separate from it, permanent cosmetics strive to subtly enhance and blend in, not stand out as an artistic rendering. The best permanent eyebrows, for example, are those that enhance your unique bone structure and facial proportions without standing out on their own.


The History of the Hand Method and why Tara Adams chooses to specialize in Softap

There is just something special about art created by hand. It is robust and real, painstakingly made to evoke feeling. Museums everywhere celebrate the beauty and genius of works created with our own human hands, and you can see why. Van Gogh, Monet, da Vinci, Renoir, and so many others capture our hearts year after year with their breathtaking artistry. Few things last so long and remain so beautiful, but when done by hand, permanent cosmetics most certainly can.

The history of permanent cosmetics began thousands of years ago. Sharpened sticks and stones were used to implant natural pigments into the skin. You can still see signs of these markings on preserved human remains today. Mummies dating back to the time of Cleopatra still show visible signs of hand tattooed permanent makeup. Even Ötzi the Iceman has 57 tattoos still visible on his body, and he is over 5000 years old.

Unlike modern body tattoos, SofTap brand permanent makeup is implanted by hand, using only SofTap brand hand tools. Today the hand method has been modernized with the SofTap patented, 100% disposable hand tools to give clients the most natural look in permanent cosmetics. When it comes to the sensitive skin on your face, we feel that only the most controlled and gentle methods should be used to implant permanent color. Permanent makeup done with the SofTap hand method is gentle, quiet (no machine noise), non-invasive, and gives clients the most natural look in permanent cosmetics.

Tara Adams believes that the natural versatility and artistic nature of the hand method is perfect for delicate work, which is why she chooses to specialize in the SofTap hand method for permanent makeup. As a permanent cosmetic professional, Tara has complete control over where pigment is deposited in your skin.. Every move, every touch is at her complete discretion. A talented artist with gentle hands, she will design your cosmetics exactly as you want them, down to the tiniest point of color before beginning. During the procedure, sterile tools are dipped in pigment and then gently tapped or glided throughout the area according to the design.

Tara would like to invite you to her studio for a consultation to discuss your personal needs. Give her a call or book online today to make an appointment.