North Coast Medispa cosmetic tattoo aesthetician Paris Ambrose has seen a alrge increase in enquiries over the modernised beauty treatment. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
North Coast Medispa cosmetic tattoo aesthetician Paris Ambrose has seen a alrge increase in enquiries over the modernised beauty treatment. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

Buzz around North Coast cosmetic tattooing

COSMETIC tattooing has seen massive improvements in recent years and it is creating an industry buzz across the North Coast and Australia.

North Coast Medispa cosmetic tattoo aesthetician Paris Ambrose said people were booking six months to a year in advance to get an appointment on the Gold Coast, meaning enquiries on the North Coast had seen a dramatic jump.

She attributed it to vast improvements in technology and styles which have led to a more natural, subtle look.

“Unlike traditional tattoo pigments, cosmetic tattoo pigments are semi permanent, predominantly derived from iron oxides which are also found in many traditional make-up products,” Mrs Ambrose said.

“The modern techniques and advancements have all been moving towards a more natural look; for instance, slight washes of colour on the lips, which looks like a natural lip gloss.”

Super-fine acupuncture needles have meant that a technique called ‘feathering’ allows for more natural looking eyebrows, with each individual hair being tattooed according to a specific pattern.

“It requires intense concentration and I feel I could liken it to martial arts,” Mrs Ambrose said.

“I am very focused on each individual hair and its placement.

“And there are different hair patterns depending on what suits.”

Mrs Ambrose said she had memorised a number of different patterns for brows depending on what suits a client’s style – they are customised to suit each individual’s face and features.

“A lot of women are looking into it, and if they don’t know about it they are quite surprised to find out about it,” she said.

Mrs Ambrose said one client who suffered a stroke found the service invaluable as she no longer needed to struggle to put make up on, which was a strain on her stroke-affected arm.



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