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Enhancing Lives: The Therapeutic Impact of Permanent Makeup

by Teryn Darling December 14, 2023

Enhancing Lives: The Therapeutic Impact of Permanent Makeup

In the world of beauty, permanent makeup is often associated with enhancing features and boosting confidence. However, beyond the realm of cosmetic enhancement, permanent makeup serves a remarkable purpose in the realm of medical applications, offering transformative solutions and renewed hope for clients facing unique challenges.


The Healing Touch of Permanent Makeup

Scar Camouflage: Concealing the Past

For many individuals, scars tell stories of resilience and strength. However, some scars may carry emotional weight, serving as constant reminders of past traumas or surgeries. This is where permanent makeup artists, sometimes specifically called paramedical tattoo artists, steps in as an artistic healer.

Permanent makeup artists skilled in scar camouflage techniques can expertly blend pigments to match the natural skin tone, effectively reducing the visibility of scars. This process not only conceals physical reminders but also provides emotional relief, empowering clients to regain control over their self-image.


Areola Reconstruction: Restoring Wholeness

Breast cancer survivors often undergo mastectomy procedures, a journey that transforms their bodies and identities. Areola reconstruction, considered paramedical tattooing, plays a crucial role in this healing process.

Through precise pigment application, PMU artists recreate the appearance of a natural areola, contributing to a sense of wholeness, and often femininity. This art form extends beyond aesthetics; it becomes a form of therapeutic expression and a source of emotional healing for those who have faced breast cancer.


Trichotillomania: Empowerment Through PMU

Trichotillomania, a condition characterized by the compulsive urge to pull out one's hair, can have a profound impact on an individual's self-esteem. For those seeking relief from the visible effects of trichotillomania, permanent makeup provides a transformative solution.

Eyebrow and eyelash enhancements can help individuals regain a sense of normalcy, allowing them to face the world with confidence. The careful artistry of PMU artists can recreate the appearance of natural hair, offering not only a physical solution but also emotional support for those navigating the challenges of trichotillomania.


The Girlz Ink Approach

The Girlz Ink Store

On the Girlz Ink Store, we offer a range of  pigments suitable for camouflage procedures, along with  areola pigments,  eyeliner pigments, and  eyebrow pigments


The Girlz Ink Training Academy

Teryn has partnered with some of the best and brightest trainers in the field of paramedical tattooing. The academy hosts courses on Scar Camouflage, 3D Areola, and BFRBs (Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors) like trichotillomania.

Sherah Juarez and her course:  Scar Camouflage & 3D Belly Button.

Sherah is a Certified Medical Micropigmentologist who has been doing Permanent Makeup and Para-Medical Tattooing for over eighteen years. She performs procedures in the safety and comfort of a doctor’s office. Sherah works for 24+ Plastic Surgeons offices throughout Houston and surrounding areas & travels nationally to train artists.
Her Paramedical Scar Camouflage & 3D Belly Button course will teach you how to properly and safely provide life changing results to disguise scars through medical skin tone tattooing and provide realistic 3D Belly Button Tattoos. Whether you have experience or not, this course will address all questions about Paramedical camouflage, 3D belly button tattoos, skin types, color theory, pigmentation, different case studies and more.  This course is in depth and shows detailed videos on how to work on different procedures.

Hayley Shortridge-Gabriel and her course:  3D Areola.

Hoping to offer her creativity beyond the traditional canvas she decided to apply her artistic abilities to the human canvas and that’s when her business True Life Canvas was formed. Hayley has worked closely with plastic surgeons, performed thousands of permanent cosmetic and paramedical procedures and is proud to have taught hundreds of students. Along with offering online courses, Hayley is the lead trainer at the True Life Canvas Academy.
In the USA, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. With Hayley’s 3D Areola Paramedical Tattooing technique you can use your skills to help breast cancer survivors restore what once was lost and change lives. Hayley has a background in professional art, and you can feel her passion for what she does and the desire to teach others to have the same impact on their clients’ lives.

Jill Ullmer and her course:  Understanding BFRBs in PMU.

Jill is known for her personal connection with her clients and audience. She has dealt with Trichotillomania personally since she was just 11 years old. Her mission is not only to help her clients through the gift of permanent makeup, but also educate the beauty industry on how to better serve those with Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors.
Her course provides an understanding about BFRBs, with the two most common being Trichotillomania (hair pulling) and Dermatillomania (skin picking). Jill specifically talks about what the different BFRBs are and how understanding them can help artists to better serve their clients as well as diversify their business by attracting even more clients. This is an excellent course for any permanent makeup artist unfamiliar with BFRBs!


The Future of Therapeutic Permanent Makeup

As the field of permanent makeup continues to evolve, so does its potential for therapeutic applications. Beyond scar camouflage, areola reconstruction, and trichotillomania solutions, artists are exploring ways to address vitiligo, alopecia, and even facial paralysis through innovative permanent makeup techniques!

As we celebrate the transformative power of permanent makeup in the realm of medical applications, it's essential to recognize and support the artists who dedicate their skills to making a positive impact in the lives of others. Each stroke is that of healing, contributing to the canvas of strength, resilience, and renewed self-esteem.

In the world of permanent makeup, the intersection of art and medicine becomes a gateway to empowerment, offering individuals not only a physical transformation but a profound emotional and psychological journey toward healing and self-love.



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