Permanent Makeup - by Cheryl A. Doss, RN
DO YOU WONDER ABOUT THE DIFFERENT 
METHODS USED TO APPLY PERMANENT MAKEUP?
Read here to learn about the 3 key methods and their differences. 
 
Actually, there are really only 2 methods for applying permanent makeup: (1) the machine method, or (2) the hand method -- also called the manual method or the non-machine method.  I like to call it the hand method, because its very name implies the delicate detail achieved with its use. 

1. HAND METHOD
 
Prime Example of the Hand Method: 
SofTap ® Permanent Cosmetics
 
A professional's choice of either the machine or non-machine method is a personal preference.  Cheryl prefers the SofTap® hand method because it is sterile, 100% disposable, provides soft and natural-looking permanent makeup and is most comfortable, according to her clients who have experienced both the machine and SofTap® methods. 
 


This is one example of the many 
SofTap® Comfort Tool configurations.  

Cheryl Doss RN is a Certified SofTap Instructor 
 
With the manual method 
there is no electrical machine.

The manual tool consists of a handle and needle assemblies.  Color is implanted by using various pointillism, lining, shading or filling techniques.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2.MACHINE METHOD
Reciprocating Machine (Coil Machine): This method involves the traditional electric tattooing machine that body tattoo artists use in their work also. 

                                                                   Coil Machine
Photo Courtesy of Unimax Tattoo Supply
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. MACHINE METHOD  
Rotary Machine (Pen Machine): This electrical machine resembles a digital thermometer in shape or a ballpoint pen, thus the Pen Machine nickname. 
 
 
 



Rotary Machine
Photo Compliments of MCN-International