posted on Jul, 30 2011 @ 12:50 AM
one of my good friends does cosmetic tattoos for a living - both for vanity (such as permanent eyeliner, brows, lip liner, etc.) and for post surgical
reasons (such as a woman who has had a mastectomy, followed by an implant and repigmentation of the areola must be done, etc.) and we had this
discussion not long ago. She said that there are some tattoo artist who claim to do "semi-permanent" tattoos, which are applied jus the same as a
regular tattoo, using a tat gun and needles, but that the artist doesn't allow the needles to go as deep into the layers of skin as they do with a
regular tattoo... so that over time, as skin cells shed, the tattoo eventually fades off. However, most tattoo artists (according to my friend) argue
that there is no guarantee that the tattoo will ever go away (any tattoo given with needles should just be considered permanent) and that if it were
to fade, there is REALLY no guarantee that it would fade evenly, and may end up just looking really tacky.
i have PLENTY of tattoos. all permanent. they are addictive, i'm already trying to decide what the next one is going to be and where to put it
hope i was able to shed some light on this for ya, but if not, surely you can google "semi-permanent tattoos" and find some info. I'm not claiming
to be 100% positive as I am not a tattoo artist myself.